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UNO’s Seven Days of Service project underway

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Students at the University of Nebraska – Omaha are on spring break this week but many are not heading to the beach. Jacqueline Wilber is the program coordinator for UNO’s Office of Civic and Social Responsibility and says many are sticking around for their 13th annual Seven Days of Service. Wilber says, “We are doing […]

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Green and Kokesh take third for Nebraska at NCAA wrestling nationals

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Seniors Robert Kokesh (174) and James Green (157) finished their Husker careers by each finishing third at the 2015 NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center on Saturday. Kokesh, a three-time All-American, won a pair of sudden victories against Big Ten foes. He downed third-seeded Mike Evans of Iowa, 6-4, before topping No. 6 seed Logan […]

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Nebraska notches three All-Americans at NCAA nationals

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James Green (157) lost his semifinal match, and Robert Kokesh (174) and TJ Dudley (184) captured All-America honors during Session IV of the NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Friday night. Green, who earned his fourth career All-America accolade in Session III, battled top-seeded Isaiah Martinez of Illinois for a spot in […]

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One and done for Nebraska women

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Brianna Butler scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with 58.7 seconds left, as 8th seeded Syracuse beat the 9th seeded Huskers 72-69 in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday night. Emily Cady led Nebraska with 18 points as the Huskers finish the year 21-11. Syracuse went ahead 62-57 on Butler’s jumper with 4:49 left. Nebraska tied it at 66 as Cady […]

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Congressman Ashford criticized for lack of fundraising

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford is getting  heat from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not focusing on fundraising for his 2016 election. Congressman Ashford says while fundraising is important so is focusing on his job. Congressman Ashford says, “I spend half of my day just dealing with the ISIS issue because our sub-committee […]

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Lincoln restoration company fined by EPA

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An emergency restoration company from Lincoln has reached agreement with the Environment Protection Agency for violating federal regulations. RDF, doing business as Paul Davis Restoration, has agreed to spend $27,304 to replace windows in Lincoln houses built prior to 1978. The company also will pay a $3,033 penalty. EPA Region 7 failed to follow federal […]

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Repeal of motorcycle helmet law must overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers return to the Capitol to continue their debate on whether to repeal the state motorcycle helmet law. Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins sponsors LB 31to repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Bloomfield tells colleagues not to let fear guide their vote. “This is an infringement on individual rights and we should do away […]

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Sandhill cranes and the people of love them flock to central Nebraska

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Thousands of outdoor birding enthusiasts from around the planet are converging on central Nebraska, with many of them attending Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival in the Kearney area. Bill Taddicken, with the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary, says the 45th annual event is known around the globe. “Each year we get anywhere from 50 to 55, […]

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Creighton rallies from down 16 but loses WNIT game

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Down 16 points with 16 minutes remaining, the Creighton women’s basketball team got to within three in the final two minutes but came up short as Creighton fell, 68-58, in the opening round of the WNIT Tournament on Thursday, March 19. The loss ended Creighton’s season at 17-14. The Bluejays fell behind 30-12 with 6:36 showing on […]

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Three Husker wrestlers move onto quarterfinals

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Robert Kokesh (174), James Green (157) and Anthony Abidin (141) each advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships during Session II of the tournament on Thursday night. Kokesh, the top seed at 174 pounds, picked up his second major decision of the day with his 11-0 triumph over Purdue’s Chad Welch. Kokesh outscored his […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Aid worker exposed to Ebola is now out of Biocontainment Unit

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine reports that the American aid worker under observation for Ebola in their Biocontainment Unit since Sunday evening has been released and now is in the quarantined area of the facility. That worker exhibited Ebola symptoms and was placed in the unit as a precaution. The hospital […]

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Federal Reserve hints at interest rate increase

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The head of the Federal Reserve Wednesday hinted at an increase in interest rates but Janet Yellen was very careful not to say how much or when. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss interprets her message. Goss says, “I think it is time to move ahead but it is going to be a gradual increase. Don’t […]

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Huskers baseball finishes off sweep of Sycamores

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The Nebraska baseball (14-6, 0-0 Big Ten) won another one-run game as they completed a two-game sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores (8-9, 0-0 MVC) on Wednesday afternoon with a 3-2 victory. The Huskers are now 7-0 at Hawks Field and continue their 16-game homestand on Friday at 6:35 p.m. when they open Big Ten play with […]

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