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Shorter practice time works out well for the Huskers (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska football team hit the practice field for the first time in 2014 going through just a one-hour and 40-minute workout in shorts and helmets on Monday evening.   Head Coach Bo Pelini enters his seventh year for a team that includes 14 returning starters from last year, and finished 9-4 including a Gator Bowl victory versus Georgia […] Read More »

Preparations underway for 2014 Nebraska State Fair

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You will find corn to cotton candy and hogs to horses at this year’s NebraskaState Fair. Organizers are getting ready for the big event August 22nd through Labor Day, Monday, September 1st. Shaun Schlief is the fair marketing director and says when the event left Lincoln the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission pulled from the […] Read More »

Nebraska rural affairs advocate speaks to EPA on climate change

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The executive director of the Lyons-based Center for Rural Affairs testified about climate change at the federal Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Denver, part of a series of hearings being held across the country. Brian Depew says climate change needs to be addressed sooner, not later, or it will be costly for agriculture. “If you […] Read More »

Deputy accused of lying about being shot appears in court

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A former southeastern Nebraska deputy sheriff, accused of lying about being shot and wounded while on duty, has appeared in court for the first time. Former Richardson County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Nincehelser appeared in Richardson County Court Monday, facing one felony charge and three misdemeanor counts. Nincehelser, who is from Dawson, was charged after a […] Read More »

Lincoln Regional Center refuses to take Nikko Jenkins

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Convicted serial killer Nikko Jenkins might not be going to the Lincoln Regional Center after all. The Attorney General’s office has confirmed that officials at the regional center have refused to accept Jenkins, who has been convicted of killing four people in Omaha after being released early from prison. Though Douglas County District Judge Peter […] Read More »

Violence in Iraq sparks anguished cries at governor’s residence

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Unrest in Iraq spilled over into Nebraska this weekend, as members of a minority community under attack there made their voices known here. More than one hundred members of the Yazidi community who now live in Lincoln took to the streets Sunday afternoon to protest the violence in Iraq, where thousands of the minority community […] Read More »

Rand Paul makes stop to support Sasse, before campaigning in Iowa

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United States Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made a brief stop in Nebraska, before beginning a three-day campaign swing through Iowa [read the Radio Iowa story here]. Paul stopped in Omaha to support the Senate campaign of fellow Republican Ben Sasse. Paul took a few questions during his side trip to Nebraska, addressing the crisis developing along […] Read More »

UNK Lopers football unveils new uniforms for this season

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A new look is coming to Loper Athletics this year. On Monday, the University of Nebraska at Kearney unveiled its new Under Armour football uniforms for the 2014 season. “It’s been really fun seeing the facial expressions of our student athletes when they see the new uniforms. They are anxious to wear the 100 percent custom-designed […] Read More »

State Dept. asks about Nebraska Medical Center Ebola care readiness

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The Ebola virus outbreak in parts of Africa affected Americans working in that region and they are being brought back to the United States for treatment. Dr. Angela Hewlett, infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, confirms the U-S State Department contacted them about their biocontainment unit. Hewlett says the Med Center’s biocontainment […] Read More »

Congressman Smith seeks to keep federal funding for rural airports

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A pilot shortage threatens to decrease funding for Nebraska’s small, rural airports. Congressman Adrian Smith has introduced legislation that would allow small airports to use air traffic numbers from 2012 so they can qualify for funding under the Airport Improvement Program. “So my bill would actually insure that those airports which reached the 10,000 enplanements […] Read More »

Doane names Jill McCartney as the new athletic director

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Doane College announced the appointment of new Athletic Director Jill McCartney.  McCartney will be the second full-time athletic director in school history and will begin her duties leading the Doane Tigers in September. Doane President Jacque Carter cited McCartney’s experience in both education and athletics along with a remarkable history in student success as some […] Read More »

Chasers take over first place knocking off the Iowa Cubs

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With a second straight win over the Iowa Cubs by a score of 7-5, the Omaha Storm Chasers (60-54) took over first place in the American Conference North Division from the Cubs (61-56) at Werner Park Sunday.  Carlos Peguero helped Omaha build a 7-1 lead in the first five innings with two homers, giving him […] Read More »

OSHA backs off, agrees it cannot regulate family farms (AUDIO)

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Federal regulators have backed off of their stance that they can write rules for certain farm operations, much to the delight of the Nebraska Congressional delegation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration had fined a Holt County, Nebraska farm $132,000 in 2011 for how it dried and stored grain. The agency had considered such post-harvest […] Read More »

Take a bite out of crime, and a hot dog, at tomorrow night’s events

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Dozens of communities across Nebraska will be taking part in tomorrow evening’s National Night Out. Matt Paskin is a spokesman for 31st annual event which brings people together in a fight against crime in their neighborhoods. Paskin says, “It’ll be the block parties, the parades, the cookouts, the festivals, visits from local law enforcement, visits […] Read More »

Henry Doorly Zoo featured in Wild Kingdom episode

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Many Nebraskans remember gathering around the TV Sunday evenings to watch Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the TV show Wild Kingdom returned last year as a web series. The host is Stephanie Arne who began her career at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo […] Read More »