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Deadly car – pedestrian accident in Elkhorn

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A 58 year old man was killed Thursday night in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to 204th Street and Ames Avenue just before 8 pm after receiving a report a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Investigators say the man was walking in the street when he was struck by Chevy Cobalt. […]

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NU freshman hits six, three-pointers as 17th ranked Huskers take down Penn State

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Freshman Natalie Romeo made the most of her first career start by burying six three-pointers to finish with a career-high 18 points to shoot No. 17 Nebraska to a 73-45 women’s basketball win over Penn State Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Romeo, who owned previous career bests of eight points and two three-pointers, added […]

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AG Peterson takes aim at human trafficking, drug use (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has unveiled his agenda for this year’s legislative session. Peterson says he will focus on two issues. First, human trafficking, which Peterson states current penalties now in law aren’t strong enough. “And what that does is it sends a message to those who traffic young people that Nebraska is a safer […]

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Petteway’s season high not enough as NU falls at Wisconsin

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Despite a season-high 27 points from Terran Petteway, Nebraska fell to No. 7 Wisconsin, 70-55, Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Nebraska was within 40-36 after a Walter Pitchford layup with 17:34 left, but Sam Dekker had eight of his 11 points in a 13-0 Badger run to give Wisconsin a 17-point lead, and Wisconsin […]

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Rallies to focus on empowering parents for school choice

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More than 60 rallies and other events are planned in Nebraska later this month as part of National School Choice Week. Andrew Campanella is president of the countrywide effort, which focuses on giving parents the ability to make important educational decisions for their children. “School choice is simply the process of empowering parents to choose […]

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Gov. Ricketts calls on McPherson to resign from school board over blog post

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has called on State Board of Education members Pat McPherson to resign after a racist insult of President Barack Obama appeared on his blog. “While many Nebraskans disagree with our president on many issues, he is deserving of the same civility and respect we give one another. There is no room for […]

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Mountain lion hunts won’t be authorized this year

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No mountain lion hunts will be authorized in Nebraska this year. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has decided against allowing the hunts after 10 female cats were killed in 2014. A total of 16 mountain lions died by various means last year. Five died at the hands of hunters, given permits from the Game […]

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Gov. Ricketts releases names of Corrections Dir. candidates

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Candidates for state Corrections Director come from Alaska, Washington, and Florida. Current Corrections Director Michael Kenney is not on the list. Gov. Pete Ricketts released the names of the candidates chosen with the help of Ford Webb Associates, a national search firm. Ricketts will interview the candidates before choosing a new director. The candidates as […]

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Woman hit by car, legs severed

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A tragic accident in north-central Omaha Wednesday evening sends a woman to a hospital. Police were called to 5116 Northwest Radial Highway to investigate a pedestrian – vehicle accident. Police say 55 year old Joanne Smith was removing items from the trunk of her vehicle when she was hit by a another driver. The force […]

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Nebraska volleyball releases their sand schedule

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The Nebraska sand volleyball team has announced the upcoming schedule for the 2015 season. Nebraska begins its third season of sand volleyball in Hawaii on March 20-21. The Huskers will compete at the Queen of the Beach Challenge along with Hawaii, USC, California, Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade. Nebraska will also play duals against Hawaii and […]

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Wisconsin will have their top scorer back for tonight’s game vs. Huskers

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No. 7 Wisconsin is getting its leading scorer back after 7-footer Frank Kaminsky was cleared to return to practice on Tuesday following a concussion.  Kaminsky didn’t play in the Badgers upset loss at Rutgers. Kaminsky took an elbow to the head in the first half of last week’s 62-55 win over Purdue. While Kaminsky returns, Traevon […]

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Pierson-El named Freshman All-American for special teams

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De’Mornay Pierson-El was named the punt returner on the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team. Pierson-El returned 34 punts for 596 yards in 2014, returning three punts for touchdowns while averaging 17.5 yards per return. Pierson-El led the nation with his 596 return yards, 194 more yards than any other returner. He […]

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Proposal calls for Nebraska to take steps to drop prison population (AUDIO)

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A proposal for prison reform contends Nebraska can spend a little to save a lot. An outline for prison reform has been released to state lawmakers by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, advocating for increased supervision of inmates released from prison, the greater use of probation, and improved parole supervision. Marc Pelka with […]

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Lightning strikes Creighton once again. Late three-pointer dooms Bluejays

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Matt Carlino’s three-pointer with 11.2 seconds left gave Marquette a 53-52 victory over visiting Creighton on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.  Marquette improved to 10-6 (2-2 BIG EAST), while Creighton dropped to 9-9 (0-5 BIG EAST). It was the second straight heartbreaking loss for Creighton on a three-pointer in the closing seconds after Sterling Gibbs made […]

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Worries rise over invasive species in Nebraska rivers and lakes

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Concerns are being raised about Nebraska’s waterways after the recent discovery of invasive mussel species in two South Dakota lakes. Allison Zach is the Nebraska invasive species program coordinator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She says both zebra and quagga mussels in South Dakota could mean trouble for Nebraska, especially those found along the border […]

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