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Meet the newest members of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

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Three former all-conference offensive linemen headlined by All-American and 12-year NFL veteran Russ Hochstein join Nebraska’s all-time leading tackler Barrett Ruud in a group of four Huskers being inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2014.  Nebraska-Kearney All-America quarterback Justin Coleman adds a state college flavor to the 2014 induction class. Coleman, a […] Read More »

Pesky mosquitoes are plentiful, but West Nile risk is still low

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Anyone who’s spent any time outside lately knows how annoying the mosquitoes are in Nebraska this summer. While the wet June we had made conditions right for millions of mosquitoes to breed, epidemiologist Patty Quinlisk says there is not an increased risk for catching West Nile virus. “Mosquitoes that carry West Nile and some of the […] Read More »

Nebraska Appleseed: does governor need to know where children are?

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Nebraska Appleseed questions why Gov. Dave Heineman insists the federal government disclose where 200 children who have entered the country illegally are staying in Nebraska. Becky Gould with Nebraska Appleseed says there really isn’t any need for the governor to know where they are, because they won’t be using state services. “There are some areas […] Read More »

Sir Paul McCartney & Warren Buffett in Dundee; concert tonight in Lincoln

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Folks in the Dundee area of Omaha couldn’t believe what they were seeing Sunday evening. Sir Paul McCartney and billionaire Warren Buffett met for an Italian dinner at an Omaha restaurant around 7 pm. The two were with three others and were later seen enjoying an ice cream and then took a walk around the […] Read More »

Omaha police receive more than just fireworks during amnesty day

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The Omaha Police Department held a fireworks amnesty day last Saturday at two locations in Omaha. Police are even impressed at what people surrendered. Police gathered 25 long guns, 16 hand guns, 900 pounds of ammunition and 900 pounds of fireworks. Officials say they were surprised that seven pipe bombs were turned in as well. […] Read More »

Sasse Senate campaign reports raising more than a million in quarter

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The Ben Sasse United States Senate campaign has announce it raised more than a million dollars in the first reporting period of the general election. The campaign says it raised nearly $1.2 million. The Republican has more than a million dollars cash on hand. The campaign fundraising reporting period ran from April 24th through June […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies of lightning strike at Rocky Mt. National Park

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A 52-year-old western Nebraska man has been struck and killed by lightning while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. A spokesman for the park says lightning struck four people near Trail Ridge Road late Saturday afternoon. All four were rushed to a hospital. 52-year-old Gregory Cardwell of Scottsbluff died of his injuries. No fatalities […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman demands information about illegal children in Nebraska

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Nebraskans are anxious to learn what Gov. Dave Heineman finds out about the approximately 200 children from Central America illegally being housed in the state. Heineman tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KFAB in Omaha that this issue came as a surprise to him. Heineman says he immediately started making calls and learned that once the […] Read More »

One independent US Senate candidate makes ballot; another pending

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One independent has been added to the United States Senate race. The status of one other independent is pending. Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale reports enough signatures have been verified for independent candidate Jim Jenkins to make it on the ballot with Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina. Jenkins turned in roughly 6,000 […] Read More »

Taylor Edwards named catcher of the year in Division I

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Taylor Edwards was named the 2014 Diamond Sports Division I Catcher of the Year, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).  Edwards was the first Husker to be named the Catcher of the Year.  The only All-America catcher in school history, Edwards is one of eight multiple All-Americans in the history of Nebraska […] Read More »

Prison reform seen as key to reducing Nebraska prison population (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hopes to avoid building a new prison, and is receiving some help with ideas to reform the corrections system, to reduce the number of inmates, and to keep from having to spend millions on more prison cells. A full-time researcher has been assigned Nebraska by the Council of State Governments as the state works […] Read More »

Mercy Health gets grant to improve care, cut costs

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The Mercy Health Network and its related facilities in Nebraska and Iowa have won a grant of just over $10-million to move to a system called “Value Based Care.” Mercy senior vice president David Swieskowski says the new approach aims to cut costs and improve care by more closely following patients. “This grant will provide funding […] Read More »

Interim NU President Touts Competitiveness Initiative in Advance of Budget

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A $20 million economic competitiveness initiative is part of a University of Nebraska budget proposal, driven by continued economic development.Interim President Dr. James Linder notes that the university is taking a long term view of future budgets and where the university can excel to meet those needs. “They are all large complex programs–Innovation Campus, Peter Kiewit, […] Read More »

Celebrate history during Railroad Days

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Nebraska’s rich railroad heritage will be highlighted this weekend in the Omaha metro area. Patty O’Bryan is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Durham Museum in Omaha and says Saturday and Sunday is their 7th annual Railroad Days. This year’s Railroad Days theme is Marvels in Railroad Innovation. To highlight the changes […] Read More »

Nebraska Economy Remains Strong According to Survey

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After a couple of phenomenal years, Nebraska’s economy will slow enough in the next three years for the rest of the nation to catch up. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson says it will be a bounce back time for the national economy, with Nebraska not having as far to bounce […] Read More »