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Before Gordon had success with the Royals, he also had success as a youngster in Missouri

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The MINK Baseball League, a summer, college-level, wood-bat league currently comprised of teams in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska, is feeling special pride these days, watching several former players in the league help their current Major League Baseball teams to postseason success.  Of the four clubs still competing for the American and National league championships and […] Read More »

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Oct. 16th

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All Nebraskans are urged to take part in Thursday’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma says earthquakes are rare here but they can and do happen in the Midwest. According to the U-S Geological Survey the two largest earthquakes to strike Nebraska happened on March 28, 1964 near Merriman […] Read More »

Final results for the 2014 Girls Golf Championships

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CLASS A TEAM STANDINGS: Elkhorn South 725, Papillion-La Vista 740, Millard North 766, Lincoln Southwest 780, Omaha Marian 780–top five finishers CLASS A INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1. Nia Station, Omaha Burke, 162 2. Megan Whittaker, Elkhorn South, 173 3. Spencer Roach, Papillion-La Vista 175 4. Makenzie Fuss, Omaha Marian, 177 CLASS B TEAM STANDINGS: Scottsbluff 752, Omaha Skutt 764, Omaha […] Read More »

Bridge repairs & unfunded mandates among top issues for county leaders

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County leaders from across the state will gather in Kearney this week for the annual legislative conference of the Nebraska Association of County Officials. Executive director Larry Dix says several issues are on the agenda, including the zoning debate that’s underway in the state. “There’s a number of reports that are somewhat concerning in the […] Read More »

Supreme Court to decide dispute over Republican River usage (AUDIO)

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A dispute between Nebraska and Kansas over use of water flowing from the Republican River is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court. Attorney General Jon Bruning is confident the Supreme Court will validate the decision reached by a special master it appointed, who rejected Kansas’ claim Nebraska owed it $80 million […] Read More »

More than 75 pounds of marijuana seized in I-80 traffic stop

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More than 75 pounds of marijuana have been seized after a heavy-duty pick-up pulling a trailer was stopped for speeding in a construction zone on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper pulled the truck over Monday evening near the I-80/Highway 77 exit on I-80. The truck was pulling a trailer […] Read More »

Farmers – mark you calendar

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Nebraska farmers have a few deadlines coming up regarding two new programs included in the Farm Bill.   The first date that farmers can sign up for Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage programs is November 17th. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini says farmers have until March 31st to make a selection. Dolcini says they […] Read More »

Nebraska Medicine’s safety protocol for Ebola care

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A nurse in Dallas that cared for an Ebola patient continues to recover after contracting the illness. Nebraska Medicine, formerly the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is treating their second Ebola patient. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the biocontainment unit and wants to reassure the public that every precaution is in place to […] Read More »

Nebraska Wesleyan student had been on party bus prior to I-80 death

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Investigators say 22-year-old Maury Lorence was on a party bus rented by a fellow Nebraska Wesleyan student prior to his death on Interstate 80 very early Sunday morning. The search for a dark colored semi tractor-trailer with polished aluminum rear doors continues. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office believes that was the vehicle which first hit […] Read More »

Nikko Jenkins release haunts Corrections (AUDIO)

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Questions remain about why Nikko Jenkins was released from prison after promising to kill when he got out. Nikko Jenkins has been convicted of killing four in Omaha upon his release from prison, though he requested mental health treatment. Deputy Corrections Director Larry Wayne has told a special legislative committee it’s heartbreaking to think he […] Read More »

Broken Bow to host workshops for wanna-be homeowners

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First-time homebuyers in central Nebraska who need to learn about things like mortgages, escrow and balloon payments might consider a special course being offered in Broken Bow. Melissa Krysl, spokeswoman for the Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says they’ll be hosting two workshops that offer a thorough overview for those looking to buy a house. “We […] Read More »

Nebraska-Rutgers set for 1 p.m. kick

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The Big Ten Conference announced that Nebraska’s Oct. 25 matchup with Rutgers will kick off at 11 a.m. CDT. The matchup at Memorial Stadium will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The Nebraska-Rutgers game is just the second all-time between the schools and the first ever meeting in Lincoln. The only previous game […] Read More »

2014 Girls Golf Championship results after day one

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CLASS A TEAM STANDINGS: Elkhorn South 365, Papillion-La Vista 378, Millard North 380, Lincoln Southwest 385, Omaha Marian 388, Norfolk 392, Lincoln Pius X 402, Lincoln Southeast 406, Omaha Westside 408, Kearney 410, Fremont 417, Bellevue West 419. CLASS A INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1. Nia Station, Omaha Burke, 82 T2. Makenzie Fuss, Omaha Marian, 87 T2. […] Read More »

Body pulled from pond in Grand Island, charges filed

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The body of a 44-year-old Grand Island man has been pulled out of a detention pond in the city and the owner of the vehicle had been charged in his death. The Grand Island Police Department reports John Zebert died after the SUV he was in drove into the pond extremely late Sunday evening and […] Read More »

Colorado man killed in head-on collision on I-80

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A Colorado man has been killed in a head-on collision in Lincoln County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 49-year-old Casey Shannon died Saturday night after his car crossed the median on Interstate 80 near Sutherland and crashed into a semi tractor-t... Read More »