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Push for more use of E-85 as ethanol industry faces obstacles

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State and agriculture officials are pushing for the expansion of bio-fuel use in Nebraska even as the industry attempts to weather a couple of obstacles. Oil prices have dropped, bringing the price of gas closer to the break-even point for ethanol profitability. More oil is being produced domestically as well, which hold prices down. Nebraska […] Read More »

Gas under $3 a gallon at several Nebraska locations

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Some Nebraskans are getting pretty good deal at the gas pump but Rose White with AAA Nebraska says the further west you go the more you will pay.  She says prices vary across the U-S. Missouri has the lowest price at $2.84 a gallon for self-serve unleaded so those in southeast Nebraska will see lower […] Read More »

Pick-up stopped on I-80 had marijuana wired to frame

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A pick-up stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 in Seward County had nearly 60 pounds of marijuana wired to its frame. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped the pick-up for speeding just east of the Beaver Crossing exit. A search of the vehicle discovered 58 pounds of marijuana stuffed in 52 packages wired […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns calls for travel restrictions to battle Ebola (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns supports temporary travel restrictions in wake of the Ebola outbreak. Johanns says news reports that health officials say a nurse should never have flown commercially shortly before being diagnosed with Ebola prompted him to back travel restrictions. “I’m not calling for a ban, but I am calling for travel restrictions to help […] Read More »

Injured Sioux City policewoman is released from hospital

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The Sioux City police officer who was shot in the chin earlier this month by a suicidal man is being sent home from the hospital. Sioux City Police Chief Doug Young says Officer Jill Ohm was released from the medical center after almost two weeks of care. “She’s in very good spirits, but she still […] Read More »

High school softball scores from 10/16/14

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Class A Thursday’s games Game 7–Millard South 14, Papillion-La Vista South 4 (4 inn.) Game 8– Papillion-La Vista 6, Omaha Marian 2 Game 9– Omaha Marian, 9, Millard North 4 Game 10– Papillion-La Vista South 17, Lincoln Southwest 12 Game 11– Millard South 2, Papillion-La Vista 0 Game 12–Omaha Marian 5, Papillion-La Vista South 2 […] Read More »

Thursday night football scores from 10/16/14

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Fullerton 52, Howells-Dodge 46 Hay Springs 62, Crawford 18 Lincoln North Star 14, Lincoln High 10 Omaha Gross Catholic 24, Ralston 19 Parkview Christian 62, Lewiston 0 Sutherland 42, Morrill 30 Read More »

“Father” of GMOs says opponents are a minority, extremists

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The debate over genetically modified organisms — or GMOs — in food has been heating up in Nebraska and nationwide in recent months. Robert Fraley, a top researcher at crop-seed maker Monsanto, is often referred to as “the father of agricultural biotechnology.” Fraley says he’s convinced opponents of GMOs represent a small percentage of consumers. […] Read More »

No need for subpoena, Gov. Heineman to testify willingly (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman said today he will testify before the special legislative committee investigating the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The governor’s remarks came hours after the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigating Committee voted unanimously to subpoena the governor to testify before the committee October 29th. The special legislative committee first formed to investigate why […] Read More »

Omaha man facing felony charges in beating death of a dog

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An Omaha man is behind bars today and faces felony animal cruelty charges. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says on September 28th a couple got into an argument and the woman left. She later returned and found her Pomeranian dead. A necropsy was performed and it showed the dog had […] Read More »

Beck claims protecting the ball a trademark of Nebraska football…really? (AUDIO)

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I’m not sure I would call protecting the football a trademark of NU football under Bo Pelini and Tim Beck (a term he used the other day at practice)…turnovers have always been an issue, in my mind. I could be wrong, but turnovers have been an issue against Northwestern as well.Beck says he wants to […] Read More »

Questions about party buses after passenger left behind

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 There have been a lot of questions regarding party buses after the tragic death of a Nebraska Wesleyan University student last weekend. Officials believe that 22 year old Maury Lorence of Doniphan was left behind at a truck stop and while walking along I-80 near Lincoln he was hit by several vehicles.  Party Express Bus […] Read More »

Legislative committee to subpoena Gov. Heineman in prison probe

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A special legislative committee looking into the miscalculation of prison sentences has voted to subpoena Gov. Dave Heineman to testify. The governor will be among a number of people subpoenaed to testify before the committee October 29th. The committee is following up reports first published by the Omaha World-Herald that reveal prison officials miscalculated the […] Read More »

Theriot named to women’s basketball All-Big Ten preseason team. Huskers picked third by the media

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Maryland was selected as the preseason conference favorite in the Terrapins’ inaugural Big Ten women’s basketball season by the coaches and media, the conference office announced on Thursday. Minnesota’s Rachel Banham garnered Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year accolades. Iowa’s Samantha Logic, Minnesota’s Banham and Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot earned nods as Preseason All-Big Ten […] Read More »

Nebraska’s Petteway named to All-Big Ten preseason team

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Nebraska junior guard/forward Terran Petteway was honored Thursday morning, as he was chosen for the preseason All-Big Ten team. The five-member team, which is selected from media members from around the Big Ten region, were announced prior to the opening session of Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. Petteway is a returning first-team All-Big Ten […] Read More »