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Neither team is in, but Nebraska still prepares for the NCAA Tournament

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Work is underway at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha in preparation of the upcoming NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional on Friday and Saturday. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority spokesperson Kristi Andersen says crews spent several hours installing the special court sent to them by the NCAA. “The pieces all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and […]

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Accusations of fraternity hazing on the rise

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The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Sigma Lamda Beta fraternity is among several in the spotlight after accusations of hazing and other inappropriate or criminal actions. The Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisers Executive Director and CEO Mark Koepsell says hazing is the biggest issue they deal with – period.  Koepsell says, “It is the […]

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Aid workers remain under observation for Ebola

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One American aid worker exposed to Ebola in Africa and under observation at Nebraska Medicine – University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha remains in their Biocontainment Unit after developing symptoms Sunday evening. On Monday hospital officials stated that individual had not tested positive for the virus. This individual is one of four aid workers […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops below three percent

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The state unemployment rate has dropped below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for January dropped to 2.9%; down two-tenths of a percent from December and half a percentage point from January a year ago when the unemployment rate stood at 3.4%. According to the Labor Department, nonfarm […]

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Sen. Fischer defends letter to Iran over nuclear talks (AUDIO)

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An open letter to Iran from Republican United States Senators has stirred quite a controversy in Washington and a Nebraska senator doesn’t apologize. Sen. Deb Fischer signed onto the letter written by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. “I signed onto the letter to clarify Congress’ authority, responsibility, and position with regard to this issue […]

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Nebraska women get the dreaded 8/9 matchup for NCAA Tournament

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A tough draw for the Nebraska women’s basketball team. They get selected as the 9th seed and will travel to Columbia, South Carolina for their first round match up with the Syracuse Orange on Friday at 6:30. A win against the Big Orange, will put the Big Red up against top seeded South Carolina in […]

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Concordia advances to NAIA D-II championship. Hastings comes up short in the semifinals

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The Concordia women’s basketball team advanced to their first ever NAIA Division II national championship after winning their semifinal over Briar Cliff Iowa 72-62. The Bulldogs have made it to the semifinals in ’03, ’05 and ’12, but reach the finals for the first time and have a chance to bring Concordia their first national […]

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Check the treasurer’s list, you could be due a big check

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Hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans and former residents are wealthier than they know. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says his office has millions of dollars in unclaimed property just waiting for its rightful owners. “By law, we’re required to publish in all of the statewide newspapers the list of the names of persons that we’ve received […]

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Pick-up driver dies in rollover accident in southeast Nebraska

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A southeastern Nebraska man died in an accident this weekend when he lost control of his pick-up and it rolled several times. The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old William Lester of Falls City was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near Verdon. The office says Lester was driving south on Nebraska 67 […]

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Rural firefighters responding to brush fires

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Nebraska remains in danger of brush fires as the temperatures rise, the winds blow, and the grass has yet to grow. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel says his firefighters had to respond to grass fires Sunday, fed by strong winds. “The wind was driving it through the field pretty rapidly,” Engel tells Nebraska Radio […]

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Son of disgraced former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky to speak at UNK

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The adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will share his story of sexual child abuse tomorrow at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky will be the featured speaker during the 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference and Career Fair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuesday, March 17th. UNK […]

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Debate on how Nebraska casts its votes for president returns

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A bill to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state has returned to the Unicameral with its fate uncertain. Senator Laura Ebke of Crete told colleagues Monday morning she has received dozens of emails on the issue, with most opposed to change. “The reality, I think, is that most people in the state really […]

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Platte River Landing improvements approved

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The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors approved a construction contract to make improvements to Platte River Landing, a 10 acre recreational area in western Douglas County. General Manager John Winkler says work will start this spring on a soccer field, volley ball court, playground area, horse shoe pits, and more places along […]

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AG Peterson at home after undergoing prostate cancer surgery

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has undergone prostate cancer surgery, according to his office, and is recovering at home. According to the Attorney General’s office, Peterson had surgery after testing in December “provided early detection indicators” of prostate cancer. The office says Peterson and his family determined it would be prudent to have surgery. “Peterson is […]

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Creighton baseball bounces back with 11-3 series finale win over Utah Valley

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Ignited by a three-run double by senior Kevin Lamb in the second inning, the Creighton Baseball team defeated Utah Valley 11-3 on Sunday, March 15. The win gave Creighton the series from the Wolverines, taking three of the four contests to move to 9-7 on the season. Utah Valley, meanwhile, fell to 4-15 overall. Lamb’s […]

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