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Gov.-elect Ricketts chooses Schnoor to replace Sen. Janssen

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has selected David Schnoor of Scribner to fill the state senate seat being vacated by Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont who won election as state Auditor in November. Gov. Dave Heineman earlier said he would defer to Ricketts on who to select as Janssen’s replacement. Heineman will make the formal appointment. Schnoor, […] Read More »

Prison plan hopes to slash costs, avoid building new prison

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A plan to help Nebraska ease prison overcrowding and avoid the cost of building a new prison has been released. The recommendations include increased use of probation and drug courts for non-violent offenders as well as additional use of supervision for inmates released from prison. State Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings says supervision of released […] Read More »

Motorist going wrong way on I-80 charged with drunk driving

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Motorist complaints early in the morning led to the arrest of a driver for the second time on suspicion of driving drunk. The Nebraska State Patrol reports several motorists called Troop D in North Platte around 5 o’clock Tuesday morning to report a pick-up traveling the wrong way on I-80 in Lincoln County. A trooper […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau declares state tax system broken

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau has issued a challenge for the new governor and the new legislature: reform the state tax system. Farm Bureau Vice President Mark McHargue of Central City says the property tax is becoming an increasingly heavy burden for farmers. “The effect on the bottom line for our members is growing, it’s substantial,” […] Read More »

Huskers head coach Mike Riley announces four assistant coaching hires

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University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced on Thursday the hiring of four assistant football coaches that will help lead the Husker football program into the future. All four assistant coaches worked for Riley at Oregon State, and all have proven track records as great coaches, teachers, mentors and outstanding recruiters. The full-time […] Read More »

Nebraska jumps out to lead, holds off Creighton for women’s college basketball win

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Emily Cady notched her fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Rachel Theriot added 16 points and nine assists to power No. 12 Nebraska to a 60-57 women’s basketball win at Creighton on Thursday night. Nebraska improved to 8-1 on the season, while Creighton slipped to 4-5. Cady, a 6-2 […] Read More »

Both sides await key Keystone XL court ruling (AUDIO)

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Both those opposed to the Keystone XL project and those who support the oil pipeline await an important decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court. A decision by the state Supreme Court could come soon either upholding or striking down state law that approved TransCanada’s route for Keystone XL through Nebraska. Lead plaintiff in the lawsuit […] Read More »

Famed Oak Ridge Boys to make one holiday stop in the state (AUDIO)

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One of the most successful and longest-running country music acts will be making one stop in Nebraska next week. The Oak Ridge Boys are marking their 25th annual Christmas tour in their 41st year as a band. Bass singer Richard Sterban says the show is divided into two sections, the first being a rundown of […] Read More »

Mississippi educator visits Nebraska as university presidential search continues

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One of four finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska wrapped up his visit to the state Tuesday. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. In his current role, Bounds provides leadership for the state’s university system that includes four regional universities, […] Read More »

UNMC takes pride in TIME praise of Ebola fighters

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Those that work at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit feel a sense of pride that TIME magazine selected men and women on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as their person of the year. “Just a feeling of gratefulness for being able to be here to be that support for those people […] Read More »

Cotton lays out for simple goals for the Huskers over the final month of the season (AUDIO)

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First practice for the Nebraska football team since the firing of Bo Pelini. Barney Cotton, who is the interim coach leading the Huskers in the Holiday Bowl had a four goals for his team over the final three weeks of the 2014 season.  Cotton has taken the responsibility of running this team very seriously and […] Read More »

Crete apartment fire claims a life, leaves families homeless

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An apartment fire in Crete has claimed the life of one man and left 11 families homeless. 56-year-old Thomas Luzum died in the fire, according to Saline County authorities. Firefighters found Luzum’s body in a bedroom of a ground-level apartment where the fire is believed to have begun. Fire officials say everyone escaped the building, […] Read More »

Trooper stops van on I-80, seizes 135 pounds of marijuana

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A trooper who stopped a couple of vehicles on Interstate 80 seized 135 pounds of marijuana, along with a bit of cocaine and some paraphernalia. Two people have been arrested. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound rental truck just off the NW 48th Street exit in Lincoln. An NSP drug dog […] Read More »

Seward woman convicted in death of man thrown from her car

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A young Seward woman has been convicted of motor vehicle homicide in a 2013 fatal accident in which two young men were thrown from her car. According to the Attorney General’s office, 21-year-old Jessica Percival lost control of her car June 16th of 2013 with two passengers hanging out of the windows. Both 22-year-old Austin […] Read More »

Nebraska selected for National Veterans Golden Age Games

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Nebraska will host the National Veterans Golden Age Games August 8th through the 12th. VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says upwards of 800 veterans, age 55 and older from across the country will compete in air rifle shooting, badminton, bowling, golf, horseshoes, swimming, track and field events and […] Read More »