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21 Huskers advance to Track and Field nationals

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The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up competition at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round this weekend on the campus of the University of Arkansas. The Huskers added five more qualifiers on the final day and are set to have 21 total bids at the NCAA Championships in Eugene in two weeks. The Huskers will head […] Read More »

Strong Growth Predicted For Mid-America Economy

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The latest Mid-America Business Conditions Index for nine states, including Nebraska, is up to its highest level in three years. Creighton University economist Dr. Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says despite less than ideal weather conditions over the winter months, the region surveyed as a whole showed signs of growth. “We’re coming off some really […] Read More »

Husker football gets a transfer from Washington

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Damore’ea Stringfellow, a former University of Washington wide receiver,  is transferring to Nebraska. He will likely have to sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules. Last season at Washington, Stringfellow caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown. However, he comes with baggage. Stringfellow was involved in a fight with two Seattle Seahawk fans […] Read More »

Fortenberry Praises Efforts of Nebraska Veterans Administration

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Sharp criticism of the Veterans Administration nationally doesn’t appear to be trickling down to the local VA, at least in Nebraska. Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says that his office is able to work effectively with veterans who are engaging with the VA System here. “From our perspective, the VA system here is providing extraordinary levels […] Read More »

New Siouxland casino sets opening date of August 1st

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The general manager of the new Hard Rock Casino under construction in Sioux City, Iowa, says the $128-million complex will open on August 1st. A firm date for the opening had not previously been announced. Todd Moyer says they are in the process of hiring 500 people to work in the facility. Moyer says the […] Read More »

Cal State-Fullerton beats Huskers again eliminating them from NCAA baseball tournament

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Playing in a NCAA Regional for the first time since 2008, the 2014 Nebraska baseball season came to an end on Sunday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium following a 4-3 loss to the Cal State Fullerton Titans. It was the second loss in the tournament to the Titans, after CSF won 5-1 in the opening […] Read More »

Nebraska baseball gets past Binghamton to stay alive at NCAA regionals

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Trailing by one run and two outs away from the end of the 2014 season, Nebraska’s offense rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning on its way to a 8-6 win over the Binghamton Bearcats in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The No. 19 Huskers […] Read More »

Huskers lose opening game of Stillwater Regional

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Playing in a NCAA Regional for the first time since 2008, the Nebraska baseball team (40-20) dropped a 5-1 decision to the Cal State Fullerton Titans (33-22) on Friday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The game was a pitcher’s duel for most of the day, with four of the game’s six runs coming in […] Read More »

Fatal Hit and Run Accident Kills Rural Hickman Man

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A 62-year old rural Hickman man was killed in a hit an run accident late Thursday night on a road near his home just east of Hickman. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Gregory Nicklas was killed in the accident in southern Lancaster County. Nicklas’ body was discovered by his wife. Sheriff Wagner says they believe that […] Read More »

Omaha firefighter killed in motorcycle accident

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An off-duty Omaha firefighter was killed in a motorcycle accident near Waterloo. Investigators say just before 12:30 am Friday a southbound pickup crossed the center line and hit a northbound motorcycle head on. Douglas County authorities identified the motorcyclist as 37 year old Scott Peterson. He died at the scene. Authorities say the pick up […] Read More »

SBA okays disaster declaration for 7 counties after storm

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There’s encouraging news for Nebraska homeowners, businesses and non-profit groups that sustained losses in severe storms earlier this month. Governor Heineman’s office says it’s received word from the U.S. Small Business Administration that the governor’s request for an SBA disaster declaration has been approved. Several Nebraska counties were impacted by severe storms on May 11th. […] Read More »

Strategic Air & Space Museum Helicopter Day

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There will be a lot of activity in the air at the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland on Saturday. Director of Development Kevin Hendricks says around 10:00 am ten helicopters will be landing at the museum for their annual Helicopter Day. Hendricks says the Nebraska State Patrol and the Omaha Police Department will […] Read More »

Regent Reacts to Heineman Application for NU President

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The search for the next University of Nebraska President continues after Governor Dave Heineman threw his hat into the ring earlier this week for the job. University of Nebraska Regents Chair Howard Hawks says he fears the governor’s announcement this week that he is applying for the job will discourage other qualified candidates.“I think statistically and […] Read More »

NSAA votes to keep high school wrestling championships in Omaha

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The Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 7-1 in favor of keeping the high school wrestling championships in Omaha for the next five years. The championships have been in Omaha since 2007 and will continue at CenturyLink Center, which received the favorable vote due in large part to the venues ability to hold large […] Read More »

2014 Boys Golf individual champions

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Class A–full leaderboard 1 Benjamin Maschka, 12 Creighton Preparatory School -4 F -8 68 68 136 2 Clayton Peterson, 12 Lincoln Southeast -1 F -7 66 71 137 3 Alex Schaake, 10 Creighton Preparatory School Even F -5 67 72 139 4 Kort Steele, 9 North Platte -3 F -3 72 69 141 5 Cole […] Read More »