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Gov. Ricketts defends his request to block Syrian refugees

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has defended his decision to request agencies not accept Syrian refugees until Nebraska can participate in their vetting process. Ricketts said during a news conference safety and security must be considered first in any refugee resettlement efforts. “I think the events in Paris demonstrate that we’ve got to be concerned about what’s […]

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High winds, little snow, western Nebraska avoids blizzard

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The wind blew, but the snow didn’t fall as expected and western Nebraska got lucky. Blizzard conditions forecast by the National Weather Service failed to materialize in southwestern and western Nebraska, though it did get cold and the winds did pick up. Only flurries developed in southwestern Nebraska. Winds gust up to 40 miles per […]

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Three Huskers questioned in alleged sexual assault

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Police in Lincoln are investigating the report of an alleged sexual assault that took place on Sunday at the home of Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong. According to the Omaha World Herald a 20-year-old women reported an assault on Sunday afternoon. Armstrong told The World-Herald police came to his home on Sunday and interviewed him, junior receiver Jordan […]

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Riley credits run game and defense for win streak

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley credits an improved ground game and defense for the Huskers resurgence. After falling to 3-6 after an October 31st loss at Purdue the Huskers have responded with victories over Michigan State and Rutgers. Riley says improvement on defense begins with the secondary. “We are challenging more receivers, we are getting our […]

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One dies, three injured when SUV hits cows in northeast Nebraska

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A rural Norfolk man died after the vehicle he was riding in struck two cows and hit a tree. The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office reports 63-year-old Rodney Zwygart died at the scene. The driver, his 55-year-old wife Marilyn, has been taken to a hospital in Plainview for treatment. Two other passengers have been taken for […]

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Vandals target the Omaha Islamic Center

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Members of the Omaha Islamic Center have cleaned up graffiti spray painted on an outside wall of the Eiffel Tower peace symbol that appeared the day after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Islamic Center Chairman Mohamed Rasheed the Center has been there for 25 years and it has been targeted three times in the last […]

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Senator Sasse says Americans lack confidence in ISIS strategy

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Governor Pete Ricketts added Nebraska to the growing list of states that oppose the pending refugee influx from Syria after last week’s terror attacks in France.  Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse says Americans have reason to not trust the government’s vetting process. Senator Sasse says, “President Obama yesterday said we have a strategy for ISIS. We […]

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Presence of whooping cranes closes Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area

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Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Nebraska has been temporarily closed to protect six endangered whooping cranes. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed the park located about two miles west of Bruning in Thayer County. Once the cranes leave, the area will re-open. Game and Parks says it is following standard procedure once […]

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Sen. Fischer: suspend Syrian refugee program until reviewed (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer says the Islamic State will carry out more terrorist attacks until it is eradicated. Fischer says her reaction to the terrorist attacks that killed around 130 people in Paris is typical of the reaction throughout the country. “Well, of course, everyone is horrified by the terrorist attacks, but I don’t […]

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Help is available if you’re trying to quit smoking this week

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About one-in-five adults in Nebraska smoke cigarettes, according to a recent survey. Many of them will try to kick the habit this Thursday as part of American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Garin Buttermore, an anti-smoking advocate, says the move to quit using tobacco has nearly immediate results. “Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood […]

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Warning: winter storm heading western Nebraska’s way

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A winter storm warning has been issued for western Nebraska, which could see up to eight inches of snow fall after a storm roaring through Colorado moves east. The National Weather Service in North Platte issued the storm warning set to begin at three o’clock in the morning Tuesday and end at midnight Tuesday. Travel […]

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Nebraska receiving $2.4M to help preserve Ogallala Aquifer

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Nebraska will receive a large chunk of federal money going to help preserve the Ogallala Aquifer. The United States Department of Agriculture will spend eight million dollars to reduce use of the aquifer, improve its water quality, and enhance the economic viability of the agricultural land it waters. The money comes through the USDA’s Natural […]

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Gov. Ricketts requests agencies not accept Syrian refugees

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is asking Nebraska refugee resettlement agencies not to accept Syrian refugees. “Nebraska is a welcoming place for families seeking a home to live, work, and raise a family. While I understand the danger and persecution many are facing in the Middle East, it is important that our state and our nation consider […]

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Central Nebraska clerk sent to prison for embezzlement

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A former Elm Creek village clerk will serve time in prison for stealing money from the village. Fifty-year-old Wendy Stephens has been sentenced in Buffalo County District Court to 20 months to five years in prison for felony attempted theft by deception of more than $1,500 after being convicted of stealing $131,000 from the village. […]

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Nebraska’s Shepard wins B1G weekly award

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Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the first Big Ten Conference Freshman-of-the-Week for the basketball season. The 6-4 forward from Fremont, Nebraska, notched the first double-double by a freshman in a career debut in school history with 24 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday’s 96-46 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Her […]

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