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Creighton softball drops series finale on the road at DePaul

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The Creighton softball team fell by a score of 2-1 to DePaul in the series finale at Cacciatore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Creighton (20-14, 5-8 BIG EAST) rallied in the top of the sixth to cut the DePaul (17-21, 8-3 BIG EAST) lead in half, but the Bluejays could not push across the tying run. […]

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Creighton baseball washed out on Sunday, remain in 1st place tie with Red Storm

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Due to the combination of rain and travel restrictions, Sunday’s finale for Creighton Baseball and St. John’s has been cancelled. Scheduled for a 12:00 pm start, the forecast calls for rain into the early afternoon. In addition the Red Storm are scheduled to return to New York on an early evening flight. Saturday’s recap The […]

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South-central Nebraska cattle operation wins Leopold Conservation Award

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A south-central Nebraska family that made a switch from row crops to a cow-calf operation has won the 2015 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Brian Shaw, speaking for the family, says he began his career after playing football and graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lehmann Brothers in New York and Chicago only to return […]

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Viral Henry Doorly Zoo gorilla video

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A YouTube video taken at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has gone viral. It shows a silverback gorilla running up to viewing window and striking it hard causing the glass to crack.  Zoo officials say the public was not in danger. The window contains three panes of glass and only one cracked. They add that occasionally […]

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Omaha celebrates Earth Day on Saturday

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Earth Day is April 22nd but will be celebrated Saturday in Omaha. Elizabeth Davis is the coordinator of Omaha’s 25th Earth Day Celebration at Elmwood Park near 60th and Leavenworth Street and says they have a day packed with events for young and old. Davis says visitors can learn how to make a rain barrel […]

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Kearney police probe death of Hastings man in likely fall

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Police say a Hastings man who was found dead in a Kearney alley last week is believed to have fallen 30 to 50 feet to his death from a fire escape. 51-year-old Craig Demoor had been released from jail the day before. Police say foul play is not suspected. They believe his death was accidental. […]

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State lawmakers move closer to repealing death penalty in Nebraska

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State legislators have advanced as bill that would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has succeeded in getting first-round approval to Legislative Bill 268 on a 30-to-13 vote, which if it holds would be enough votes to override a promised gubernatorial veto. Gov. Pete Ricketts’ office released a written statement […]

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Death ruled a homicide in ex-Husker Phillips’ prison cell

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The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former Nebraska I-back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation, according to a coroner’s report released Thursday. 37 year old Damion Soward was found dead early Saturday in a California prison cell that he shared with the 39 year old Phillips, who is an inmate […]

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Increase in Audi thefts

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There has been a jump in the number of break-ins and thefts of Audis in the Omaha metro area. Officer Michael Pecha says thieves have figured out Audi’s emergency key system. Audi owners receive a plastic wallet key that can be used to unlock the vehicle if the regular key fob cannot be used. Inside […]

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Whatever your emergency, there’s now an app for that

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Whether you need to find immediate shelter in a flash flood, you need to know what to do in an earthquake or you want to learn how to give a dog CPR, a new all-encompassing emergency smart phone app is available. Kara Kelly, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, says the free application aims to […]

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Petteway declares for NBA draft

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University of Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he is forgoing his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.  Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, is on track to earn his degree in May and has spent the last three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech. “I […]

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Omaha Benson star signs with Creighton basketball

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Former Omaha Benson High School star Khyri Thomas has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Creighton. Thomas, the captain of the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska Boys Basketball team in 2014, spent last year at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. He will join fall signees Martin Krampelj, Justin Patton and Marlon Stewart on […]

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State and city leaders react to bills that would change sentencing guidelines and repeal the death penalty

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Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and other officials gathered today in Omaha to speak on proposals in the Legislature that would soften sentencing guidelines for criminals and repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Lawmakers this week advanced legislation that would weaken prosecution of habitual criminals and end mandatory […]

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Legislators begin debate on death penalty today (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers today begin debating whether to repeal the death penalty. Attorney General Doug Peterson understands news accounts of problems in other states, such as a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma, might well come into play as the Unicameral debates the bill. “So, it’s always been a national issue, although governed by state law, it’s […]

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Nebraska basketball inks Bakari Evelyn and Jack McVeigh to letters of intent

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University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Wednesday that Bakari Evelyn (Detroit, Mich.) and Jack McVeigh (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia) have signed National Letters-of-Intent to join the Husker basketball program next season. Evelyn, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard, spent the 2015 season at Hillcrest (Ariz.) Academy playing for Coach Nick Weaver. Evelyn averaged 25.4 […]

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