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Husker wrestling takes two matches over the weekend

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No. 10 Nebraska (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) finished a weekend sweep and picked up its fifth consecutive dual win in a 33-6 rout of Indiana at the Devaney Center on Sunday afternoon.  On Friday, NU beat Northwestern 25-11 No. 10 Nebraska 33, Indiana 6 Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 Devaney Center, Lincoln, Neb. Attendance: 239 Results […]

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Laudermill leads Huskers in strong second half over Michigan

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No. 15 Nebraska scored a season-high 50 second-half points to turn a 14-point first-half deficit into a 15-point  win, as the Huskers notched a 75-60 victory over Michigan Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   Tear’a Laudermill finished as Nebraska’s leading scorer for the fourth straight game, closing with 19 points, including 13 in the second half. […]

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Senator worries budget cutters could be eyeing Offutt AFB (AUDIO)

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A state senator worries about the future of Offutt Air Force Base and says the time to act is now. Sen. Tommy Garrett worries the flying mission at Offutt Air Force Base could be in the cross-hairs of the Pentagon as it trims its budget. “At one point that was the largest flying wing in […]

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Parts of Husker State get 8″ of snow

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Some roads in eastern Nebraska are still in very poor shape following the weekend snowstorm. B.J. Fictum is the emergency management coordinator for Saline County and says their forecast called for a range of somewhere between one and eight inches — and the Wilber area got eight. “There were two storm systems that merged and […]

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IRS: Tax credit could save Nebraskans a bundle

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Now that it’s February, all Nebraskans should have their W-2s and other tax information they’ll need from their employers to fill out their returns. The Internal Revenue Service is again trying to make sure everyone who is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit is taking advantage of it. IRS spokeswoman Jodi Patterson says the […]

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Agriculture officials carefully watching land values

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Statistics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln shows that as of February 1, 2014, farmland value rose by about 9% from 12 months prior to more than $3,300 an acre. Since that time commodity prices tumbled. Acting U-S Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Rob Johansson says land value changes usually lag behind what is […]

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Iowa jury convicts Nebraska filmmaker of tax fraud

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An Iowa jury has convicted a Nebraska filmmaker of defrauding the state out of tax credits. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller accused Dennis Brouse of making false expenditure statements to the state in applying for tax credits to offset his expenses in producing “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse.” Brouse, who is 64 and from Plattsmouth, […]

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Omaha woman dies after police involved shooting

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The Omaha woman injured in a police involved shooting Tuesday has died. She is identified as Tiffany Terry and she passed away at Nebraska Medicine Hospital Thursday evening.  Police were dispatched to an assault in progress Tuesday afternoon to a home at 50th and Walnut Street in the midtown area. A man at that address […]

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More struggles for family of Omaha murder victim

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It has been a rough few weeks for the family of Andrea Kruger. The Omaha woman was one of Nikko Jenkins victims when he went on a killing spree a year-and-a-half ago. Her brother Ryan Roberts says their 56 year old mother, Teri came down with toxic shock syndrome related to a bacterial infection in […]

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Lawmakers working to cut property taxes, leave schools unharmed

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Supporters of cuts to property taxes say they will take into account what those cuts mean for school financing. State lawmakers are reviewing a number of proposals to provide property tax breaks to Nebraska, especially to farmers and ranchers. State Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse says the Unicameral must find a way to relieve the […]

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Second confirmed case of measles in eastern Nebraska

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The Three Rivers Health Department that serves Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties reports a second confirmed case of the measles. Executive Director Terra Uhing says a child who resides within the region was diagnosed this week after coming down with flu-like symptoms. Uhing says they continue to investigate to see if the two cases are […]

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State ag director under fire over “puppy mills”

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Opponents of so-called “puppy mills” are fighting the reappointment of Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach. Activists testified before state legislators this week that Ibach has allowed the “cruel neglect” of dogs at breeding operations in Nebraska to continue, and worsen, during his time in office. Jay Rempe, at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, says his group, […]

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Keystone XL bill passes Senate, Sierra Club prays for a veto

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Environmental activists in Nebraska are reacting to the Thursday U.S. Senate vote that saw passage of a bill to mandate construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ken Winston, a lobbyist for the Nebraska Sierra Club, says there’s no doubt the bill will be killed by President Obama, if it reaches his desk. “We’re optimistic […]

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Chief Justice tells lawmakers alternatives to prison show promise (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican told lawmakers alternative sentencing holds promise in reducing the prison population, during his State of the Judiciary address. Heavican said the 16 so-called problem solving courts, such as drug courts, DUI courts, and young adult courts, provided treatment under supervised probation to a thousand Nebraskans. “Assuming that half these individuals […]

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