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Top cop in Beatrice speaks out about “baiting” of officers

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As police face increasing scrutiny from people recording officers’ actions with cell phones, a Nebraska police chief says simply doing the right thing should be the path police take. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says there are more than 17,000 police departments nationwide and in some cases, officers may be overly aggressive. But, he says […]

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Lacy tosses Creighton baseball to series opening victory at Butler

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Freshman Rollie Lacy is relishing the role of Creighton ace as the Minnesota native extended his scoreless inning streak to 18 in the Bluejays’ 5-1 win at Butler on Friday, April 24. Lacy held Butler scoreless through eight innings to help Creighton move to 23-11 on the season and 7-2 in BIG EAST action, while […]

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Huskers baseball series opener at Iowa postponed

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Due to rain in Iowa City, Nebraska baseball’s series opener on Friday night at Iowa has been postponed. The Huskers and Hawkeyes are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. tomorrow and will play a doubleheader on Sunday starting at 11 a.m.

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Nebraska softball postponed Friday at Wisconsin

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Inclement weather has forced the postponement of Friday’s scheduled softball game between Nebraska and Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The teams will now play a single game Saturday at 5 p.m., weather permitting, before closing the series with a doubleheader beginning at Noon on Sunday. New Weekend Schedule Friday, April 24 No Game Saturday, April 24 […]

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream issues voluntary recall due to listeria

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The possibility of listeria has prompted Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to voluntarily recall all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and, ice cream sandwiches. A random sample collected at Whole Foods in Lincoln by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture contained listeria monocytogene, an organism that can cause serious infections in people with weakened immune […]

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Nebraska hits peak of spring turkey hunting season

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This is a great time for turkey hunters. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says we are entering what he calls the “magic window”. He says the last week in April and the first week of May is the best spring turkey hunting of all. Wagner says, “Hens are just starting to nest […]

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Homestead Monument generates $2.4M in economic activity for Nebraska

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A report produced by the National Park Service estimates the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice generates $2.4 million in economic impact. Homestead Monument Superintendent Mark Engler says that 69,156 people visited the monument last year. “Good for us to remember that as we can grow visitation and attendance, not only at Homestead but […]

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Death investigation complete on an 8 year old Fremont girl

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Fremont police completed their investigation in the tragic death last month of an 8 year old Fremont girl.   After Eva Imus was injured at home, Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott says a babysitter was driving her to the hospital when the vehicle was involved in an accident. He says Eva was then put into another […]

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Manhunt underway after Holdrege shooting

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A gunman is said to be on the loose following an overnight shooting in Holdrege, which left one man in critical condition. The Nebraska State Patrol and Phelps County Sheriff’s Department describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a tattoo on his neck. He’s believed to have been wearing dark pants and a navy […]

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Hastings teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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A Hastings High School teacher is in custody following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department confirms that 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested late Thursday. Shafer was arrested on sexual assault charges. He was listed as a science teacher at Hastings High. Superintendent Craig Kautz said Thursday that the […]

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Death penalty opponents point to Beatrice 6 to make case (AUDIO)

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Opponents of the death penalty believe they have a winning argument in Nebraska and it centers on the case of the Beatrice Six. Six people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of 68-year-old Helen Wilson in her Beatrice home in 1985 were exonerated, but not until they spent a total of 77 years […]

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Nebraska’s holiday – Arbor Day

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More than one-million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day in 1872. The tradition continues today as many schools and communities hold tree planting ceremonies in honor of the day. Anthony Marek is the director of communications for the Arbor Day Foundation says the world is a better place because of trees […]

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Fifth-generation pop bottler takes over Nebraska’s top markets

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Sioux City’s long-time Coca-Cola bottler is expanding its territory in both Nebraska and Iowa. The Chesterman Company has signed a letter of intent with the Coca-Cola Company to assume a much wider distribution area in each state, including the Omaha and Lincoln markets. CEO Cy Chesterman says it’s part of a 21st century partnership model […]

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Lawmakers ready to exit Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact

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State lawmakers have moved closer to ending Nebraska’s participation in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact, in three years. The Unicameral has given preliminary approval to LB 317, which would end participation in the compact working to bring high-speed passenger rail service to the Midwest. But not for three years. Supporters of the bill complain […]

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UNMC medical science donors memorial

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Medical, physician assistant and physical therapy students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a memorial service on Friday for those who’ve donated their bodies to science.  Dr. Kim Latacha, assistant professor of Genetic Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC says, “It is absolutely vital to their medical educations. Having the donors there […]

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