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Former Huskers football coach Tom Osborne talks about the struggles of Lawrence Phillips

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As head football coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tom Osborne dealt with many issues involving players and none may be more prominent than those of Lawrence Phillips.  Phillips is now the primary suspect in the death of his cellmate Damion Soward, a 37-year-old who was serving 82 years to life for first-degree murder. Phillips is […]

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Crime bill moves forward, compromise pending (AUDIO)

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A compromise is promised and a crime bill meant to ease prison overcrowding and reform sentencing laws has moved forward in the legislature. Debate on the merits of LB 605 began before the bill hit the floor of the Unicameral Tuesday afternoon. Attorney General Doug Peterson held a news conference in his Capitol office about […]

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Placzek delivers game winner as Nebraska baseball knocks off Creighton

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The No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (27-11, 5-4 Big Ten) came away with a 7-6 victory on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park and for the third time in four games against the Creighton Bluejays (20-9, 5-1 Big East), Nebraska’s Jake Placzek delivered the game-winning hit. A junior from La Vista, Neb., Placzek came through […]

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Tax procrastinators need not panic; just file an extension

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Federal tax returns are due by midnight tonight and officials with the Internal Revenue Service expect more than 48,000 Nebraskans will request an extension this year. IRS spokesman Bill Brunson says you can go the antiquated route, filling out a paper form that needs to be put in an envelope, stamped and postmarked before midnight, […]

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One dead, another trapped after Omaha rail yard accident

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One man is dead, another trapped inside a rail car after an industrial accident in Omaha. The Omaha Fire Department reports an explosion Tuesday afternoon at GE Rail blew one worker off the top of a tanker car. The second man was trapped inside the tanker after the explosion blew the ladder off the car. […]

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing receiving smoke detectors

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It was a year ago the Omaha Fire Department conducted a demonstration of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors specially designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Captain Melanie Bates says the response was overwhelming. Captain Bates says, “”They are very expensive. They are pieces of equipment that you have to order from specialty companies. There are […]

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Osborne on passing of Adrian Fiala

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The Husker Nation is mourning the loss of Adrian Fiala who passed away Monday at age 67.   The linebacker played for Nebraska during the Bob Devaney era. Former University of Nebraska Athletic Director and Head Coach Tom Osborne remembers Fiala well.  Osborne says, “He was such a knowledgeable guy about Nebraska football. A lot of […]

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Creighton’s Murray and Rogalla sweep Big East baseball honors

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Junior Brett Murray and freshman Keith Rogalla swept the BIG EAST Weekly honors on Monday, April 13 with the Player and Pitcher of the week. In a 3-0 sweep of Xavier, Murray hit .444 with an all-around series that included two RBI, three doubles and two runs. Murray’s at bats played an integral role in […]

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Morel mushroom season approaches as hunters guard their hoards

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Nebraskans who love to hunt, cook and eat morel mushrooms are ready to start scoping out their secret areas in hopes of finding their prized growths of fungus. Maxine Stone has hunted the elusive mushrooms for years and says they have a distictive look. “A morel is either black or yellow or grey and it […]

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Gov. Ricketts threatens veto of gas tax hike

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Supporters of a gas tax increase might need more than 27 votes. The Unicameral advanced LB 610, a six-cent increase in the state gas tax, on a 27-14 vote. It appears supporters will need 30 to overcome a likely veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. Only a couple of hours after the legislature advanced the gas […]

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Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing cellmate in California prison

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Lawrence Phillips, the one time St. Louis Rams running back, who was given a chance to turn his troubled life around by then head coach Dick Vermeil, is suspected of murdering Damion Soward, a 37-year-old who was serving 82 years to life for first-degree murder. Phillips is serving 31 years in prison in California for attacking […]

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Gas tax increase nearing passage in Unicameral (AUDIO)

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A six-cent increase in the state gas tax is on the verge of passing. State lawmakers have advanced to final round LB 610, a bill that would increase the state gas tax by six cents over four years, on a 27-14 vote. If that vote holds on final round, it wouldn’t be enough to overcome […]

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Proposal to change legislative term limits dies in Unicameral

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State lawmakers have rejected a proposal to alter legislative term limits. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus proposed expanding the current limit of two, four-year terms to two, six-year terms. “This is a serious issue, taken seriously by people who have absolutely nothing to benefit by putting it before the voters that we should look at […]

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Bellevue Police Department update on office body cameras

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More police departments across the country are outfitting officers with body cameras so they have video proof of all interactions with the public. Bellevue police officers have been experimenting with the cameras for four years and Chief Mark Elbert says it isn’t an overnight process. Chief Elbert says, “Number one you have to have enough […]

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Eppley Airfield and national airport security breaches

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A new report shows there have been more than 260 airport perimeter breaches at our nation’s airports in the last 10 years.   Eppley Airport Chief of Police Tom Conahan says there have been three breaches here and one attempted breach. Chief Conahan says, “Three of them managed to climb over the fence at certain points […]

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