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Creighton men’s soccer receives votes in preseason poll

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The Creighton men’s soccer team received 14 votes from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in the organization’s Preseason Top 25 Poll released Wednesday afternoon. The Bluejays are the sixth team listed in schools also receiving votes, placing them at No. 31 overall in the national rankings. Creighton finished last season unranked with […] Read More »

Jack Hoffman’s brain tumor no longer in remission

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Jack Hoffman, who gained worldwide fame with his connection to the Nebraska Football program received troubling news from doctors yesterday.  Here is the post from the Hoffman family posted to caringbridge.org: Marathon of healing continues … By Andy Hoffman — 13 hours ago Today we were humbly reminded that when your child has an inoperable brain tumor, that […] Read More »

USDA boss says not all climate change impacts are bad

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Farmers and scientists are trying to determine how climate change will impact agriculture in Nebraska and nationwide in the years ahead, with one study predicting without action, crop yields will drop 20% by mid-century. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers will have to adapt to greater variability in the weather, but the news isn’t […] Read More »

Corrections Dir. Kenney suspends employees for sentencing scandal

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State Corrections Director Mike Kenney has announced he has suspended some employees, disciplined others, and ordered changes at the Department of Correctional Services in light of the miscalculation of prison sentences. A miscalculation by the Department of Correctional Services led to the release of 306 inmates before they had served their time. Before it was […] Read More »

Northeastern Nebraska resident dies in grain bin accident

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A 60-year-old man couldn’t be saved in a grain bin accident in northeastern Nebraska. The Dixon County Sheriff’s Office reports Timothy Hansen of Laurel stepped into the grain bin Tuesday afternoon to break loose some grain. The grain pile gave way and swallowed him. Several people attempted to save him to no avail. Hansen was […] Read More »

Lincoln police charge father-in-law in fatal stabbing

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Lincoln police accuse a 77-year-old of fatally stabbing his son-in-law during a birthday celebration in the victim’s home. Charged with second degree murder is Bayapa Lingala, accused of stabbing 46-year-old Sujay Nooka in the chest with a knife. Nooka was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery, but died hours later. Police report the stabbing […] Read More »

Attorney questions Lincoln Regional Center’s refusal to treat Jenkins

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A hearing will be held on Thursday to determine what to do with convicted killer Nikko Jenkins. The man who killed four people in Omaha one year ago was found incompetent to be sentenced so Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Jenkins to the Lincoln Regional Center for treatment. Earlier this week the Lincoln Regional  Center refused […] Read More »

Lincoln man fatally stabbed at birthday party

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A 46-year-old Lincoln man stabbed in the chest during a birthday party at his home late last night died of his wounds early this morning. The Lincoln Police Department reports officers arrested a relative at the scene and recovered a knife they believe to be the murder weapon. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says police were […] Read More »

Troubling trend: motorcycle deaths up in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A motorcyclist died in Lincoln this week, the fourth in the city this year, the 14th statewide, a tragic trend. The numbers, as related by Fred Zwonechek with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, are somber. “So far this year we have a total statewide 14 motorcycle fatalities. That compares to nine at this time […] Read More »

Federal funding will help complete flood control project

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President Obama recently signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which provides protection for many Nebraskans. This legislation prioritizes the Western – Sarpy Clear Creek Flood Control Project and John Winkler, General Manager of the Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District says this provides protection for those on both sides of the Platte […] Read More »

Lopers picked near the bottom of the MIAA conference

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Nebraska-Kearney football team is picked 10th (media) and 11th (coaches) in the MIAA preseason polls for the upcoming 2014 season.  The polls were released today as a part of MIAA Media Day at Sporting Park in Kansas City. The stadium is the new home of the NCAA Division II Championship game. Last fall, the Lopers […] Read More »

Chadron State picked for second place in the RMAC

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The Chadron State College football team is picked to finish second in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.  The Eagles, who finished the 2013 season with an 8-3 record and a 7-2 mark in the league, received 69 votes to edge third-ranked Colorado School of Mines’ 67 votes. Colorado State University-Pueblo is […] Read More »

Expert: Now’s the time to top off propane tanks for winter heating

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While many Nebraskans have their air conditioners running during the heat of early August, one expert suggests they look ahead to wintertime and their home heating needs. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says a very rapid rise in liquid propane prices last winter left many Nebraskans stunned and facing tough financial decisions. “We’re encouraging people to […] Read More »

Charges filed in fatal golf cart wreck last month

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Charges have been filed in a fatal golf cart accident in Gretna early last month. Sarpy County authorities have charged 24-year-old Cody Dembinski of Gretna with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving in the accident that took the life of 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen suffered […] Read More »

Nebraska livestock producers face uphill PR battle

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Nebraska livestock producers will be seeking ways to counter a growing negative perception of agriculture. A recent Purdue University study disclosed that nearly half the 800 consumers surveyed report they get their annual welfare information from the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, groups considered unfriendly to […] Read More »