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High school volleyball championship schedule announced

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The 2014 NSAA Volleyball Championship schedule has been released.  This year’s state championship will be held November 13-15, 2014 in Lincoln. Class A and Class B will play their first-round games at Pinnacle Bank Arena. First-round games will be played for Class C1 at Lincoln North Star, Class C2 at Lincoln Southwest, Class D1 at Lincoln […] Read More »

Nebraska-Kearney and Wayne State volleyball start in the top 25 poll

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The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team is ranked ninth in the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Top 25 preseason poll and Wayne State College volleyball team is ranked 20th.   Last year, UNK went 28-7 and finished the year ranked eighth.  Wayne State finished the 2013 season with a 22-10 overall record, finishing sixth in the NSIC with a […] Read More »

Huskers dietary needs featured in Sports Illustrated article (AUDIO)

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In this week’s Sports Illustrated, on page 20, there’s a small column written on the Huskers and their nutritionist Ryan Reist. The article talks about how he creates individual meal plans for each Husker that based on the player’s age, height, weight, body-fat percentage and his on-field goals. The two examples they used were defensive […] Read More »

NPPD customers again targeted in phone scam

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Nebraskans are being warned about a familiar scam that’s resurfaced involving customers of the Nebraska Public Power District. Several people in Kearney and O’Neill have gotten calls from someone claiming an overdue electric bill must be paid right away or the power will be cut off. NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says the scammers are using […] Read More »

UNL Economic Indicator Down in Latest Survey

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Nebraska’s leading economic indicator drops for the first time in six months after the latest survey results. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson maintains that it it will be critical to monitor leading indicator values over the next few months to see if this trend continues. “I think it does suggest […] Read More »

Rollover Accident Kills Lincoln Woman

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One person is dead following a rollover accident on Sunday evening near 27th and Cornhusker Highway in north Lincoln. Lincoln Police Captain Jason Stille says that at around 5 p.m., the vehicle was traveling southbound on 27th when it struck a cement barrier separating the street from a pedestrian bridge.“A blue, 2007 Toyota Yaris was […] Read More »

Winds up to 83 MPH accompany Sunday’s strong storm system

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Residents in several areas of Nebraska have spent part of today cleaning up from Sunday’s severe storms. The storm system brought heavy rain, hail and high winds. Authorities in northwest Nebraska’s Sheridan County say at least one person was injured by big hailstones, with large hail also falling in Cherry County. Hurricane-strength winds whipped through […] Read More »

Creighton soccer ties Milwaukee in first exhibition game

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The Creighton men’s soccer team played Milwaukee to a 0-0 tie in an exhibition match at the Panthers’ Engelmann Stadium on a windy Sunday afternoon.  The Bluejays controlled most of the match outshooting Milwaukee 16-8 including nine shots on goal to just three by the Panthers. The teams decided not to play an overtime session in the […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman vows transparency in sentencing scandal investigation (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has announced disciplinary action against employees involved in the prison sentencing scandal and vows to be transparent as the investigation continues. Heineman dismisses any notion that employees in Department of Correctional Services ignored Supreme Court rulings on sentencing to reflect the governor’s desire to keep the prison population under control and avoid […] Read More »

Reports that Curry leaving Nebraska to join Sooner football (AUDIO)

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According to  SoonerScoop.com, and later reported by the Lincoln Journal Star, defensive tackle Aaron Curry is planning to leave the Huskers and transfer to Oklahoma. Curry was not at practice on Saturday and no explanation was given. There is some stiff competition on the defensive line this year and Curry was taking many of his […] Read More »

Analysts watching propane inventories carefully

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Last winter’s high propane prices were caused by lower inventories, high demand and transportation to get it to the Midwest. Due to the severity of the problem close attention is being paid to inventories now. T. Mason Hamilton is one of those watching. He is an analyst with the U-S Energy Information Administration and says […] Read More »

New restrictions on flying UAVs over public land

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Unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are being banned within the boundaries of the Missouri National Recreational River on the Nebraska-South Dakota border. The ban follows suit with federal policy on the remote-controlled aircraft. Rick Clark is the superintendent of the area and says the decision protects the purposes of national parks. Clark says, “Our purpose […] Read More »

Two employees retire rather than be fired; two suspended in prison scandal (AUDIO)

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Two state employees have retired, rather than be fired. Two others have been suspended for their part in the prison sentencing scandal. State Corrections Director Mike Kenney announced his disciplinary action against those responsible for miscalculating prison sentences for nearly 600 inmates this afternoon during a news conference in the governor’s office. “In response to […] Read More »

Minimum wage hike makes the November ballot

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Nebraska voters will decide whether the state minimum wage is increased. Secretary of State John Gale has announced organizers gathered well more than the signatures needed to place the issue on the November ballot. Organizers needed to gather slightly more than 80,000 signatures of registered Nebraska voters to land on the ballot. Gale says nearly […] Read More »

The Tax Wall Street Party falls short of ballot status

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A would-be Nebraska political party has fallen short. Secretary of State John Gale reports The Tax Wall Street Party failed to gather enough signatures to make it on the November ballot. Organizers turned in 5,679 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office earlier this month. They needs at least 4,880 valid signatures from Nebraska voters […] Read More »