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Gov. Heineman: Hardly anything is left in Pilger (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman toured a devastated community and said recovery for Pilger has just begun. Heineman traveled to the small northeast Nebraska community of Pilger to observe first-hand the damage done by twin tornadoes. “It’s total devastation, massive damage, unbelievable damage,” Heineman told Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate […] Read More »

Nebraska football season tickets now on sale

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Individuals interested in purchasing any of the remaining available seats can go to Huskers.com/tickets or call the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 800 8 BIG RED. This season fans have the opportunity to get a view of the field from the seats that are available on Huskers.com. Season tickets for the 2014 season are $56 […] Read More »

NU assistant baseball coach Will Bolt will interview for Sam Houston State head coaching job

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34 year-old Nebraska baseball assistant coach Will Bolt is one of six who will be interviewed for the head coach vacancy at Sam Houston State, of the Southland Conference.   The Bearkats have reached the NCAA Tournament in six of the past eight seasons.  Bolt just finished his third season as a full-time assistant to head coach […] Read More »

Day four CWS: Two walk-off victories cap exciting day for UVA and Ole Miss

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John Gatlin’s pinch single into short right field over a pulled-in, five-man infield in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Ole Miss Rebels a 2-1 victory against Texas Tech in an elimination game on Tuesday evening at TD Ameritrade Ballpark in Omaha.  The exciting finish came after Texas Tech tied the game in the […] Read More »

As beef prices rise, so do sales of controversial FTB product

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Sales of the product called “finely textured beef” are rebounding as meat prices rise and consumers seek cheaper alternatives. Production dropped two years ago when the term “pink slime” flooded the airwaves and the Internet. Cargill and BPI shut down plants where they produced the product. Mike Martin, a Cargill spokesman, says sales dropped off […] Read More »

Presidential disaster declaration granted for earlier storm

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Federal officials have notified the state a request for a presidential disaster declaration has been granted for the parts of Nebraska hit by a May 11th storm system that produced strong thunderstorms, including tornadoes. Gov. Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency requested the declaration in wake of widespread damage to public infrastructure, homes, […] Read More »

Authorities release identity of victims killed in northeast Nebraska storms

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Authorities have released the identities of the two killed in Monday afternoon’s tornadoes. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says five-year-old Calista Dixon was killed when the tornadoes struck the village of Pilger. The Cuming County Sheriff’s office reports that 74-year-old David Herout of Clarkson was killed in a one-vehicle accident east of Pilger. Officials believe […] Read More »

Hit & run suspect hurt jumping out of moving truck

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A suspect wanted in a Scottsbluff hit-and-run this morning is being treated at a local hospital. Scottsbluff police say the accident was reported at about 4:50 AM and involved a white Dodge pickup. About an hour later, the truck was spotted in town and it fled, leading officers on a pursuit. The suspect, 28-year-old John […] Read More »

Twin tornadoes kill two, destory much of northeast Nebraska town

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Two people have been killed, much of the small community of Pilger gone, in wake of twin tornadoes that tore through the town in northeast Nebraska. One of the two killed was a five-year-old. Nearly 20 people suffered injuries in the storms; some serious. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger reports the first tornado touched down […] Read More »

Former state senator surveys tornado damage (VIDEO)

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Two deaths and nearly two dozen people injured after Monday’s twin tornadoes hit Stanton County. Former State Senator Mike Flood from Norfolk rushed to Pilger after the storms and saw ambulances a mile long waiting to get into the community to transport those injured to hospitals. Flood says victims were rushed to Faith Regional Health […] Read More »

Husker volleyball leaves today to embark on 19 day trip to Japan and China

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The Husker volleyball team leaves today for a 19-day trip to Japan and China that will cover five cities. The last time the Huskers went to Asia they played university and junior teams. Now, John Cook’s young team will be playing professional squads, sponsored by businesses. The Huskers are prepared knowing they may not win […] Read More »

Day three CWS: Texas adds to their record and Vandy keeps series streak alive

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Texas played an error-free game, but the Louisville Cardinals committed four errors in helping Texas to its’ CWS-record 83rd win in a 4-1 defeat. Louisville is knocked out. Vanderbilt became the 28th consecutive team to win at the CWS when scoring five or more runs. The Commodores beat UC-Irvine 6-4 and are one win away […] Read More »

Twin twisters cause heavy damage in Pilger, 2 dead, 20 hurt

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An adult and a five-year-old were reportedly killed and at least 20 people were hurt, some critically, when two tornadoes struck the Stanton County town of Pilger yesterday afternoon. The northeast Nebraska community of about 350 has severe damage to multiple buildings, including the fire station. Reports say the twin twisters touched down within about a […] Read More »

A little chemical warfare can help prevent ‘skeeter bites

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The first day of summer is Saturday and, as if on que, swarms of mosquitoes in Nebraska are becoming plentiful and aggressive. Epidemiologist Deb Johnson says a combination of conditions are adding up just right for the flying pests. “They tend to breed really well with a lot of rain and then long days of […] Read More »

Former Energy Advisor Critical of Current Keystone XL Status

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The continued delay in a decision the Keystone XL pipeline has had its share of consequences according to a former White House energy advisor. Jack Rafuse of the Rafuse Organization, who served in the Nixon White House, says companies looking to transport oil from Canada have been buying more rail cars with the pipeline’s status […] Read More »