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Powerball jackpot 7th largest in history

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Powerball machines will be getting a workout over the next few days as the jackpot continues to climb.  Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $360-million and could increase before the drawing depending on ticket sales. This is the 7th largest Powerball jackpot in history.  He reminds players that odds of […]

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Man’s death in Norfolk police custody “accidental,” officers in clear

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A toxicology report shows the man who died while in Norfolk police custody a few weeks ago had high levels of several illegal drugs in his system. A grand jury that investigated the death of 42-year-old Andre Murphy Senior found the cause of death to be accidental. Madison County Attorney Joe Smith says Murphy had […]

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Troopers uninjured after being shot at in Omaha

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Two state troopers escaped injury after being shot at when they attempted to pull over a car in Omaha just after midnight. Two people have been arrested. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper attempted to stop a car for a broken taillight near the Interstate 680/I-80 split. The driver refused to stop, continued to […]

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Riley wraps up first recruiting class with big gains on the defense

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Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley introduced his first Husker recruiting class on Wednesday. The 2015 signing class includes 20 scholarship players that come from 13 states.Riley was hired at Nebraska on Dec. 4 and he and his staff quickly put together a class that includes 12 on the defensive side. Riley had to get after three […]

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Congressman wants answers in wake of CoOportunity collapse (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith says the failure of CoOportunity Health raises serious questions about the Affordable Care Act. CoOportunity will be liquidated at the end of the month after the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, charged with attempting to rehabilitate the non-profit health insurance cooperative, told a court it couldn’t be saved. CoOportunity received $146 million in federal […]

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Creighton hands Xavier first home loss

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Creighton had five men score in double-figures and overcame a seven-point second-half deficit at Xavier as the Bluejays handed the Musketeers their first home loss of the season, 79-72 in overtime, at Cintas Center on Wednesday. Creighton improved to 11-13 on the campaign (2-9 BIG EAST), while Xavier dropped to 14-9 (5-6 BIG EAST) and […]

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Bid farewell to gas prices under $2 a gallon

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Gasoline prices are climbing in Nebraska after many weeks of falling. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says a glut of crude oil is prompting some refineries to shut down and do maintenance work, plus, there is a labor dispute that started over the weekend that’s impacting about one in every ten U.S. refineries. “After 123 days […]

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Sen. Fischer moves into leadership position in Washington

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Sen. Deb Fischer says she wants to set a different tone as chairwoman of a subcommittee. Fischer chairs the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, part of the Commerce, Senate, and Transportation Committee. Fischer says she wants her sub-committee to listen. “You have these committee hearings and it’s the Senators who […]

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Sen. Fischer moves into leadership position in Washington

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Sen. Deb Fischer says she wants to set a different tone as chairwoman of a subcommittee. Fischer chairs the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, part of the Commerce, Senate, and Transportation Committee. Fischer says she wants her sub-committee to listen. “You have these committee hearings and it’s the Senators who […]

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Homeowners dealing with leaky roofs after heavy snow

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Homeowners across Nebraska are dealing with leaky roofs after the heavy, wet snow that fell over the weekend. Trent Lovewell is the general manager of John Higgins Weatherguard in Omaha and says don’t panic and risk injury climbing on to the roof to clear the snow. He says unless there is a big problem now […]

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Snow and ice covered tree and shrub care

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The weekend snowstorm coated tree and shrub branches with ice before upwards of 10 inches of heavy, wet snow fell weighing them down even more. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for Douglas and Sarpy Counties John Fech says if you are tempted to go outside and brush the snow off, don’t.  Fech says […]

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Husker signing day off to a bang (updated 9 a.m)

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2015 Signing Day is here and names continue to roll in from student-athletes committed to the Nebraska football program under first year head coach Mike Riley.  Here are the bios of those who have signed letters from Huskers.com 1. Avery Anderson is one of four defensive standouts who joined the Nebraska program in January. Anderson […]

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Winter gives Nebraska a second punch

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A second round of severe winter weather has Nebraska in its grip, but the National Weather Service forecasts that grip to loosen after today. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon over most of the state; eastern, central, and northwestern Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon […]

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Jury issues guilty verdict in fire-for-hire case

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An eastern Nebraska man faces up to 20 years in prison for arson and fraud convictions. Fifty-two-year-old Thomas Schropp was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday on a list of charges. Schropp was accused of hiring someone for $20,000 to set his struggling business on fire. He’d run P.K. Manufacturing in Nashville, Nebraska, just […]

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Huskers get hot. Shoot 63% in win over Wildcats

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Shavon Shields reached 1,000 points and Terran Petteway finished with a game-high 28 points, including four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists, as the Husker shot a season’s best 63% in a 76-60 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. Shields became the 26th Husker to reach the 1,000-point mark, and finished with 11 points and a career-high […]

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