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“Father” of GMOs says opponents are a minority, extremists

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The debate over genetically modified organisms — or GMOs — in food has been heating up in Nebraska and nationwide in recent months. Robert Fraley, a top researcher at crop-seed maker Monsanto, is often referred to as “the father of agricultural biotechnology.” Fraley says he’s convinced opponents of GMOs represent a small percentage of consumers. […] Read More »

No need for subpoena, Gov. Heineman to testify willingly (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman said today he will testify before the special legislative committee investigating the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The governor’s remarks came hours after the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigating Committee voted unanimously to subpoena the governor to testify before the committee October 29th. The special legislative committee first formed to investigate why […] Read More »

Omaha man facing felony charges in beating death of a dog

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An Omaha man is behind bars today and faces felony animal cruelty charges. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says on September 28th a couple got into an argument and the woman left. She later returned and found her Pomeranian dead. A necropsy was performed and it showed the dog had […] Read More »

Beck claims protecting the ball a trademark of Nebraska football…really? (AUDIO)

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I’m not sure I would call protecting the football a trademark of NU football under Bo Pelini and Tim Beck (a term he used the other day at practice)…turnovers have always been an issue, in my mind. I could be wrong, but turnovers have been an issue against Northwestern as well.Beck says he wants to […] Read More »

Questions about party buses after passenger left behind

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 There have been a lot of questions regarding party buses after the tragic death of a Nebraska Wesleyan University student last weekend. Officials believe that 22 year old Maury Lorence of Doniphan was left behind at a truck stop and while walking along I-80 near Lincoln he was hit by several vehicles.  Party Express Bus […] Read More »

Legislative committee to subpoena Gov. Heineman in prison probe

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A special legislative committee looking into the miscalculation of prison sentences has voted to subpoena Gov. Dave Heineman to testify. The governor will be among a number of people subpoenaed to testify before the committee October 29th. The committee is following up reports first published by the Omaha World-Herald that reveal prison officials miscalculated the […] Read More »

Theriot named to women’s basketball All-Big Ten preseason team. Huskers picked third by the media

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Maryland was selected as the preseason conference favorite in the Terrapins’ inaugural Big Ten women’s basketball season by the coaches and media, the conference office announced on Thursday. Minnesota’s Rachel Banham garnered Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year accolades. Iowa’s Samantha Logic, Minnesota’s Banham and Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot earned nods as Preseason All-Big Ten […] Read More »

Nebraska’s Petteway named to All-Big Ten preseason team

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Nebraska junior guard/forward Terran Petteway was honored Thursday morning, as he was chosen for the preseason All-Big Ten team. The five-member team, which is selected from media members from around the Big Ten region, were announced prior to the opening session of Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. Petteway is a returning first-team All-Big Ten […] Read More »

Creighton’s Herber finds way to stun St. John’s again

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Sophomore Fabian Herbers became St. John’s nemesis for a second straight year, converting a long free kick in the final minute to give the No. 6 Creighton men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory at the Red Storm’s Belson Stadium Wednesday night.Herbers scored with just under a minute to play on a bouncing free kick from […] Read More »

NU volleyball has nice bounce back win over Northwestern

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The No. 13 Nebraska volleyball team made quick work of Northwestern with a  3-0 sweep (25-12, 25-22, 25-13) on Wednesday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers improved to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten action, while Northwestern dropped to 13-5 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten. Alicia Ostrander led a balanced Husker […] Read More »

State high school softball scores from 10-15-14

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Class A Wednesday’s results Millard South 13, Millard North 5 Papillion-La Vista South 6, Millard West 5, 8 inn. Omaha Marian 6, Lincoln North Star 1 Papillion-La Vista 12, Lincoln Southwest 6 Millard North 4, x-Millard West 3 Lincoln Southwest 4, x-Lincoln North Star 0 Thursday’s games Game 7–Millard South (28-2) vs. Papillion-La Vista South (24-7), […] Read More »

Former NDEQ Director raises questions about “Waters of US” proposal (AUDIO)

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A former director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality says the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to fix something that isn’t broken in its controversial proposal to expand the Clean Water Act. Former NDEQ Director Mike Linder has analyzed the EPA move to update the Clean Water Act, called “Waters of the United States” […] Read More »

USDA to survey Nebraska farmers on chemical use

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A sample of Nebraska corn growers will soon be asked to report on their use of pesticides and fertilizer. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey is conducted on different crops each year and 2014 is a corn year. Greg Thessen, the regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, says once the data is collated and […] Read More »

Under ACA, we all must become better health care consumers

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A state official says Nebraskans must become better consumers of health insurance under the new federal health insurance law. Administrator for Health Policy Martin Swanson with the Department of Insurance says many Nebraskans still have questions as the Affordable Care Act moves into its second year. “The questions that we often hear are, ‘Do I […] Read More »

Film Classic event features “The Birds”

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Fans of the silver screen will not want to miss this event in Omaha on November 7th. Nebraska’s film historian Bruce Crawford’s latest movie classic event will feature Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 thriller “The Birds”.    Actress Tippi Hedren played the lead role of Melanie Daniels in “The Birds” and will attend the event and speak to […] Read More »