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Kenney defends controversial program; denies governor knowledge

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State Corrections Director Mike Kenney defends his controversial program to allow prison inmates released prematurely to serve out the rest of their sentences at home. Kenney objects to state senators on a special legislative committee calling his temporary alternative placement program illegal, insisting it was the best alternative for a handful of inmates who had […] Read More »

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in Nebraska. This is National Teen Driver Safety Week and parents are urged to review the rules of the road with their young drivers. Nebraska Department of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says in 2013, teens represented 7.1% of all licensed drivers in the state […] Read More »

Players consider it an honor to wear the Blackshirts. So much, that one player doesn’t feel he’s ready to wear it yet (AUDIO)

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16 Husker defenders were awarded the coveted Blackshirt jersey. Upfront defensive ends Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen both were selected as ends in the Blackshirt group. Defensive tackles were sophomore Maliek Collins, and juniors Kevin Williams and Vincent Valentine. Four linebackers with seniors Zaire Anderson, Trevor Roach, junior David Santos and sophomore Josh Banderas being […] Read More »

Big East coaches pick Creighton for 9th

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The Creighton men’s basketball team has been picked to finish ninth in a preseason poll of BIG EAST coaches. Defending league champion Villanova was a unanimous favorite with 81 points, as coaches are not able to vote for their own team in the poll. Georgetown (67) picked up the other first place vote and was […] Read More »

A lighter hand leads to more participation in wellness programs (AUDIO)

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Methods have changed and it seems more employees and school children are participating in wellness programs. More and more businesses offer wellness programs, help with exercise and diet, to improve employee health and reduce insurance costs. Tara Smydra runs the program for Norfolk Iron and Metal Company and says a change in tactic increased employee […] Read More »

New span opens this afternoon joining Nebraska & Iowa

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A new bridge is opening today connecting southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Officials say completion of the project not only eases travel for motorists but will encourage economic development between the states for years to come. Scott Nixon, a construction engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation, says it’s been a lengthy, expensive venture. “The […] Read More »

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – BBB scam alert

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This is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Better Business Bureau – Nebraska is doing everything they can to help consumers and businesses do a better job securing their personal information. President and CEO Jim Hegarty says after big data breaches at businesses and restaurants they are holding a seminar on Thursday in Omaha.   […] Read More »

TransCanada denies Energy East is alternative to Keystone XL

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline. Approval of Keystone XL has been delayed for years. TransCanada now awaits a decision on its route through Nebraska from the state Supreme Court. Vice President for the Keystone Pipeline Project, Corey Goulet, […] Read More »

Candidate Ashford claims public is put off by negative ads against him

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The 2nd District U-S House of Representatives race has taken a nasty turn. Television ads by the National Republican Campaign Committee display Democratic candidate Brad Ashford’s picture next to convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins. It claims Ashford, a state senator from Omaha and chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, supports Nebraska’s “good time” law, contending the law let […] Read More »

Ebola might grab the headlines, but don’t forget your flu vaccine

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State health officials urge Nebraskans to get vaccinated for the flu. Nebraska has had its first confirmed case of flu; actually three confirmed cases, all in Douglas County. Nebraska Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Safranek sees it as a wakeup call. “These are at a very low level; this amount of influenza. But it does suggest, […] Read More »

Ebola patient may be released this week

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After spending more than two weeks in Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit in Omaha, Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo may soon be going home. Infectious Disease Specialist Mark Rupp says it all depends on the last round of tests sent to the U-S Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Rupp says Mukpo is very […] Read More »

Field office closes, storm recovery continues (AUDIO)

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The final field office opened to respond to the devastating storms of this summer has finally closed, but recovery continues. The Wayne disaster recovery field office closed this past weekend. The Grand Island office closed earlier. Recovery efforts continue, according to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma, who feels for those turned upside […] Read More »

Huskers begin to get ready to host Rutgers

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Nebraska returns to Lincoln for the first time in four weeks on Saturday, as the Huskers play host to Big Ten newcomer Rutgers at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the game televised by ESPN2. The Huskers enter the game with a 6-1 overall reocrd and a 2-1 Big Ten Conference […] Read More »

Creighton’s Herbers named Big East offensive player of the week

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Creighton men’s soccer sophomore Fabian Herbers earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday. Herbers scored both of Creighton’s goals last week during a two-game BIG EAST road trip. He converted a long free kick from the left sideline to stun St. John’s just inside the final minute of […] Read More »

Bluejays Browning named Big East volleyball defensive player of the week

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Creighton senior Kelli Browning has been named BIG EAST Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. This is the second time in three weeks that Browning has earned the award, having also won it on October 6. A Waukesha, Wis., native, Browning averaged 2.33 blocks, 2.33 kills and 0.67 digs […] Read More »