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Gov. Heineman vows to make smooth transition for Ricketts (AUDIO)

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A transition from one administration to another is underway at the state Capitol. Governor Dave Heineman met with Governor-elect Pete Ricketts Wednesday morning, the first meeting as one administration transitions into another. “First of all, you’ve got a staff to hire,” Heineman told Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “He may keep some of ours, but […] Read More »

Shields, Huskers overcome sluggish start to down Southwest Minnesota State

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No. 21 Nebraska shook off a slow start in its exhibition opener and rebounded for an 83-61 win over Southwest Minnesota State Thursday evening. The Huskers, who shot just 30 percent in the second half, rallied behind the play of sophomore Tai Webster, who scored nine of his 16 points in a 15-4 surge to […] Read More »

Farmers need to make an effort to take part in new farm bill programs

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Programs being offered in the new farm bill are complex and the experts say it’ll require some education for Nebraska’s farmers to take part. Steven Johnson, an extension farm management specialist, says the process starts with farmers updating their base acres and yields, which must be done by February 27th. Johnson says farmers will have […] Read More »

Deputy pleads guilty to false reporting that set off manhunt in southeast Nebraska

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A deputy who set off a massive manhunt in southeastern Nebraska after lying about being shot during a traffic stop has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Former Richardson County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Nincehelser of Dawson, has agreed the plea agreement in Richardson County District Court. In exchange for his plea of guilty to a felony […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman meets with Gov.-elect Ricketts, promises smooth transition

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Gov. Dave Heineman has hosted Governor-elect Pete Ricketts, their first meeting after the general election. Ricketts said he and the governor plan to discuss budget and personnel as the transition begins. “Really, what I hope to do is have the governor tell me what he thinks the priorities are,” Ricketts told reporters who crowded into […] Read More »

Erica Jenkins sentenced 60 to 100 years for robbery

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The sister of convicted killer Nikko Jenkins is sentenced Thursday to 60 to 100 years behind bars on to counts of robbery.   Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Erica Jenkins will have to serve 40 years behind bars before she is eligible for parole. Erica Jenkins was sentenced for the robbery of two men she […] Read More »

Ben Sasse, in wake of victory, has message for his own party (AUDIO)

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Ben Sasse wins election as Nebraska’s next United States Senator and has a message for his own party. Sasse, a Republican, says his party, which won control of the Senate in the 2014 election, must broaden its message. “I think we have to be about the American dream and more opportunity for everybody,” Sasse tells […] Read More »

High school volleyball district scores from Wednesday Nov 5th

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Bellevue West def. Omaha Central, 25-19, 25-15, 25-23 (3-0) Fremont def. South Sioux City, 25-13, 25-15, 25-14 (3-0) Lincoln East def. Norfolk, 26-24, 25-12, 25-17 (3-0) Lincoln North Star def. Columbus, 25-23, 25-12, 25-14 (3-0) Lincoln North Star def. Lincoln East, 23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-16, 15-7 (3-2) Lincoln Southeast def. Fremont, 25-11, 25-13, 25-14 (3-0) […] Read More »

Defense dominates as Nebraska volleyball sweeps past Purdue

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Behind a dominating defensive effort, the No. 13 Nebraska volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-20) sweep over No. 12 Purdue on Wednesday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center before the 213th consecutive sellout crowd. The Huskers tallied 17 blocks – a three-set season high – to improve to 15-7 overall and […] Read More »

Creighton women’s basketball uses huge run to grab exhibition win

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A 31-3 run to end the first half keyed the Creighton Women’s Basketball team in an 85-68 victory over Minnesota State, in its lone exhibition game of 2014-15. Creighton trailed by as much as 30-22 (7:22) in the first half before turning the game around with a game-changing 24-0 run over the next 2:45. After […] Read More »

High School football playoff scores from Wednesday Nov 5th

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Class D-1 second-round results Creighton 50, Neligh-Oakdale 35 Elm Creek 33, Burwell 20 Hemingford 12, Blue Hill 6 Fullerton 40, Amherst 39 Friend 60, Diller-Odell 19 Guardian Angels CC 26, Howells-Dodge 14 Heartland 74, Clarkson/Leigh 30 BDS 60, Bloomfield 20 Tuesday’s quarterfinals Elm Creek  at Creighton Hemingford at Fullerton Friend at Guardian Angels CC BDS […] Read More »

Democrat Brad Ashford waits, then finally gives victory speech

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Democrat Brad Ashford has given his victory speech, a few hours after he wanted to. Ashford has defeated Congressman Lee Terry, a Republican, in the 2nd Congressional District of Omaha. “Today, a new chapter begins in the 2nd Congressional District and I am so incredibly proud to have the opportunity to work with everyone in […] Read More »

Congressman Lee Terry concedes to Democrat Brad Ashford

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Congressman Lee Terry has conceded to challenger Brad Ashford, concluding he cannot make up a 4,000 vote deficit. Terry refused to concede last night, even raising the question of voting irregularities at one point. Terry, a Republican, became a rarity in the 2014 elections, which saw huge gains by Republicans across the country. Nebraska Republicans […] Read More »

Medical condition might have led to fatal wreck in Lincoln

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What authorities describe as a medical episode might have led to a fatal accident in Lincoln. Lincoln police report 83-year-old Robert Marhenke died when he crashed his car into a light pole at the Indian Village Shopping Center Tuesday night. Witnesse... Read More »

Nebraska voters approve minimum wage hike (VIDEO)

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Nebraska’s minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour over two years after voters approved statewide ballot Initiative 425 Tuesday. This puts Nebraska working wage higher than the federal standard of $7.25 per hour. A citizen effort, backed by some high-profile donors, collected enough signatures to get the question to the General Election ballot. Small […] Read More »