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Will Shields a finalist for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame

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Former Nebraska lineman Will Shields who played in 224 straight games for the Kansas City Chiefs from his rookie season in ’93 to his final season in ’06 is one of 15 finalists for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame.  The longtime Chiefs lineman was named first-team All-Pro three times, during which he blocked for an […]

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Children’s Hospital new Rainbow House opens today

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A new “home away from home” for families of children receiving care at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. Media Relations spokesperson Sarah Weller says their current Carolyn Scott Rainbow House has provided families from around the region a place to stay since 1983. The Rainbow House helps remove the burden of finding and […]

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Blood supplies critically low due to snowstorm & severe cold

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A spokeswoman for the blood bank that serves dozens of hospitals across Nebraska says the recent winter storm hit at a critical moment and left blood supplies dangerously low. LifeServe Blood Center’s Beth Phillips says they had to cancel blood drives all across the region as the snow moved in and left extremely cold weather […]

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Petteway’s 20 points help Nebraska smother Rutgers 65-49

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Returns to the lineup for Nebraska’s Moses Abraham and Leslee Smith helped the Huskers against Rutgers. But it was the play of its defense and Terran Petteway that helped the Huskers get their first Big Ten victory of the season on Thursday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Petteway finished with 20 points while Nebraska […]

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Gov. Ricketts challenges lawmakers, encourages citizens in inaugural address (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts challenged the legislature to foster an economic climate that will create jobs and called on the public to stay engaged during his inaugural address. Ricketts has taken the oath of office, officially becoming Nebraska’s 40th governor, succeeding Gov. Dave Heineman, who served the longest in the office. Ricketts addressed a legislative chamber […]

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Nebraska Lottery – big jackpot, play responsibly

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With the Mega Millions jackpot at $221-million for Friday’s drawing, Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson has tips for those pooling money to play. Watson says team members need to decide what numbers to play or if they use the quick pick option. It is a good idea for groups to select a captain that will […]

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N-U plans for a new biomedical institute

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The University of Nebraska hopes to launch a new biomedical technology institute that will position NU as a leader in research and development. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says, “Through the new biomedical institute, Nebraska has an opportunity to serve as a national model in leveraging biomedical technology to advance health […]

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Man dies in Norfolk police custody after scuffle

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The Nebraska State Patrol and Madison County authorities are investigating an officer-involved death that happened in Norfolk. At a news conference, Madison County Attorney Joe Smith said there was a scuffle at the Super 8 Motel just before 7 o’clock Wednesday morning. “An officer was involved and that officer was the one that was slightly […]

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Riley continues to round out his coaching staff

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Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley added four assistant football including offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, running backs coach Reggie Davis, defensive line coach Hank Hughes, and secondary coach Charlton Warren, who will return for his second season. Warren helped put together a defense that was pretty solid against the pass. Langsdorf was quarterbacks coach for […]

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Gov. Heineman to leave office unsure of his future (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman leaves office today after 10 years as governor. He says he’s not sure what he’ll do next. Heineman says he doesn’t know what the future holds for him. He says he’ll reflect a bit with his wife Sally, before deciding what to do next. Many political pundits assumed Heineman would be taking […]

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Keystone XL bill in Congress may bring new court fight, veto

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Republican leaders in Congress vow to pass legislation on the Keystone XL pipeline as soon as this week. Jane Kleeb, spokeswoman for BOLD Nebraska, says the pending bill will likely be unconstitutional and its passage won’t accomplish anything. “Just like Congress votes repeatedly on Obamacare, this is now the 10th time Congress will be voting […]

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Garland man dies in one car accident

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A 31-year-old Garland man died in a one-car accident north of Hickman, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office. A news release issued by the office says a car driven by Steven Strauss veered off South 68th Street, went into a ravine, and struck a tree.

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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument records attendance increase

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It wasn’t much of an increase, but it was an increase. The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument that spans I-80 at Kearney saw a slight increase in attendance last year. Marketing Coordinator Jace Robinson says 50,457 people visited the monument, a one percent increase of attendance from 2013. The increase came despite the fact […]

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