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Construction worker killed in weekend accident near Schuyler

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Authorities in northeast Nebraska’s Colfax County say a construction worker was killed on Saturday near Lake Socorro. The worker is identified as 26-year-old Craig Anderson, of Columbus. Reports say Anderson was trying to free up a stuck cement truck by pulling it with a payloader when the chain snapped and hit him. Anderson was declared […]

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Nebraska Science Festival star parties

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Nebraskans are invited to a night out with the stars. Science Program Outreach Coordinator at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Kacie Baum is also the Nebraska Science Festival Coordinator and says for the first year they are adding star parties to the festival lineup. The first star party is planned at the Strategic Air […]

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Public encouraged to give Hero Flight of veterans a good send-off

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Veterans of the Korean War from five Nebraska counties will be taking a chartered jet to the nation’s capitol next week to see the monument built to honor their service. Sherry Morrow, coordinator for the Buffalo County Hero Flight, says groups and individuals are raising money to make the trip possible. “We have done the […]

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Western Nebraska man sentenced to 80 years in brutal child death

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A 28-year-old Gering man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being found guilty of beating a two-year-old child so badly her liver ruptured. A Scotts Bluff County District Court jury, in late February, found Dustin Chauncey guilty of brutally beating to death Juliette Geurts, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend, in July […]

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Fans are ready for the next era of Nebraska football, following large turnout for Spring Game

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Fans are ready for the next era of Nebraska football.  The Mike Riley era opened with an exciting Spring Game debut in front of 76,881 fans at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  The Red held off the White, 24-15, thanks to a 17-0 lead in a game that featured four, 20-minute quarters. Scoring Summary First Quarter (Red 10-0) RED […]

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Nebraska bowling…National Champs!

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The Nebraska women’s bowling team won its fifth NCAA title in school history Saturday night, as the top-ranked Huskers defeated Stephen F. Austin 4-2 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis.  The Huskers have won five NCAA titles since bowling became an NCAA sanctioned sport in 2003 and in the first 12 years of NCAA sponsorship, the […]

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Former Nebraska school official placed on probation, ordered to pay restitution

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A former eastern Nebraska school official has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution for using school funds to pay for purchases made on his personal credit card. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old James Clark will serve four years’ probation and repay $20,000 to the Westside Community Schools District. According to U.S. Attorney Deborah […]

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Nebraska ranked 5th for hail damage claims in 2014

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April showers bring May flowers but can also bring severe storms that pack a lot of hail in Nebraska. According to state Farm Insurance, Nebraska ranked 5th among states for hail claims in 2014 with 21,328 filings. Spokesperson Ann Avery has some recommendations on how to protect your family, vehicle and home from damage.   She […]

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Gov. Ricketts pleased Unicameral rejected Medicaid expansion (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is pleased the Unicameral has rejected a measure to expand Medicaid. Ricketts is adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid, casting doubt on the federal government’s promise to pay 90% of the cost and adding he doubts supporters could craft a bill he would sign. “I don’t know how you could come back with […]

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Top ranked Husker bowling goes 4-1 on opening day of NCAA championships

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The top ranked Nebraska bowling team went 4-1 in team matches at the opening day of the NCAA championships at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Mo.  The Huskers had the highest pin total and highest average of the eight schools in attendance, but sit in second place behind Stephen F. Austin, who also went 4-1 […]

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UNO Mavericks fall in first ever Frozen Four game.

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The third ranked University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks hockey team saw their historic run come to an end on Thursday, losing to Providence 4-1, in the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four at Boston’s TD Garden. The Mavericks, who finished the season at 20-13-6, missed a chance to play for a national championship in their first-ever trip to […]

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UNK student sentenced to 90 days in jail for social media threat

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A University of Nebraska-Kearney student will serve jailtime after being found guilty of making threats against the school on a social media website. Nineteen-year-old Matthew Skinner of Ogallala was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation after appearing in Buffalo County court on Thursday. In October, police say Skinner, a freshman […]

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State’s FFA convention sees big attendance boost

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Thousands of young people in those familiar blue jackets are being spotted in downtown Lincoln. The annual Nebraska State FFA Convention is taking place at Pinnacle Bank Arena. State Director Matt Kreifels says attendance is up by several hundred this year. “I’m proud to say that we have record attendance,” Kreifels says. “In fact, we […]

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Former North Platte woman sentence for producing child porn

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A former North Platte woman has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg says Julie Thiemann has also been sentenced by federal Judge Richard Kopf to serve 25 years under supervised release after serving her prison sentence. She also must register as a sex offender. […]

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Authorities identify the man found dead in downtown Kearney alley

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Buffalo County authorities have released the identity of the man found dead in an alleyway Tuesday in downtown Kearney. The man has been identified as 51-year-old Craig Demoor of Hastings. An autopsy has been scheduled for this afternoon to determine the cause of death. Authorities say foul play is not suspected. By Brent Weithorn, KXPN […]

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