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FEMA aid coming to 12 Nebraska counties following storms, floods

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Twelve Nebraska counties are now approved for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Recovery efforts are still underway for residents across the state who were impacted by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Kevin Garvin, the emergency manager for Cedar County, says the FEMA assistance will greatly help with the […] Read More »

Abdullah and Gregory named to Big Ten’s “players to watch”

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The Big Ten Conference announced its fourth annual football Players to Watch list, with 10 players earning preseason recognition. The preseason Players to Watch list is selected by a media panel and consists of five student-athletes each from the East Division and West Division. Nebraska and Wisconsin lead the way with two players each on […] Read More »

Storm Chasers lose but close on first place

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Justin Bour had three hits, and drove in four runs to lead a 13-hit attack as New Orleans beat Omaha, 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Zephyr Field. The Storm Chasers have lost two in a row to fall to 55-52 but gained a half-game in the standings to move to within a half-game of first place Iowa, which was […] Read More »

Omaha to host Big East baseball tournament in 2015

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The BIG EAST Conference announced that the 2015 Baseball Tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, May 21-24. “It is an honor for Creighton Baseball to host the BIG EAST Conference Tournament in just our second season as a member of the our conference,” said head coach Ed Servais. “This will be the […] Read More »

Lincoln native continues success on the tennis court

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I’m sure tennis fans are familiar with Lincoln native Jack Sock, but if you are a casual fan of the sport, take notice. Sock and his doubles partner Canadian Vasek Popisil, won another ATP doubles finals.  This comes just three weeks after the two decided to give it a go at Wimbledon and went out and […] Read More »

NU’s Abdullah to speak at Big Ten luncheon

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Big Ten Football Media Days kickoff in Chicago. Ameer Abdullah will be the student-athlete speaker for Tuesday’s media days’ kickoff luncheon. The Nebraska running back led the Big Ten in rushing last season as a junior and passed up the NFL to return to college. He’s been quoted as saying “I have come to realize […] Read More »

The silver lining of June storms: an end to the drought (AUDIO)

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One month of well-above-normal rainfall has ended the drought in nearly all of Nebraska. But drought continues to plague a large portion of the United States. Climatologist Brian Fuchs at the National Drought Mitigation Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln east campus says heavy June rains finally broke the drought which began in 2012. “It’s […] Read More »

American Legion baseball state tournament scores (Updated 7/28/14)

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American Legion Senior state tournaments Class A National Division at Grand Island’s Ryder Park Saturday’s results Ralston 7, Union Bank 6 Grand Island 6, Omaha Burke 3 Millard South 5, Kearney 1 Creighton Prep 10, Gretna 0, 7 inn. Sunday’s games Omaha Burke 4, *Union Bank 3 Kearney 8, *Gretna 7 Grand Island 8, Ralston […] Read More »

Study: New buildings under construction meeting code for energy conservation

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So far, so good. A statewide spot check by the Nebraska Energy Office is finding most new buildings under construction are meeting guidelines laid out in what’s known as the International Energy Conservation Code. Ginger Willson, director of the state Energy Office, says they looked at 38 commercial buildings across Nebraska in different stages of […] Read More »

Nebraska soldier dies in IED attack in Afghanistan

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A Nebraska soldier has died from wounds suffered in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on his vehicle in Afghanistan. The Defense Department reports 30-year-old Staff Sergeant Benjamin Prange of Hickman died Thursday. The IED attack occurred in Mirugol Kalay in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, according to Defense Department. A soldier from California also died in […] Read More »

Reminder to boaters – life jackets are a must

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A hot July weekend means a lot of people will be heading to lakes and rivers to keep cool.  Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says officials were not happy with what the saw – or rather didn’t see- last weekend on the Elkhorn River. He says Game and Parks officials checking canoes […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns expects Supreme Court to resolve conflicting health rulings (AUDIO)

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Conflicting rulings on the federal health care law might have to be resolved by the United States Supreme Court, according to Sen. Mike Johanns. Johanns expects the Obama Administration to request the entire Washington, D.C. appellate court to reconsider a ruling unfavorable to the law. Johanns, a Republican, says that might work. Johanns notes Senate […] Read More »

Yes, it is as hot as you think is…maybe hotter

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It’s hot out there. How hot? Hot enough to break some records in western Nebraska. The sun was searing the Nebraska Panhandle plains Thursday where temperatures reached up to 112 degrees. That mark was hit in rural Sioux County, as was 111 degrees about ten miles east of Harrison. Mitchell, Chadron and rural Banner County, […] Read More »

Health alert issued for one lake, extended for another, lifted for a third

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Another health alert has been issued for another Nebraska lake as one health alert continues and one is lifted. State officials have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae for Swan Creek Lake 5A in Saline County. An alert issued earlier for Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County continues. Samples taken earlier this week […] Read More »

Nordquist works on illegal immigrant driver’s license issue

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State Senator Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha is working on legislation that would allow certain illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses in the state of Nebraska. Nordquist says the issue falls directly under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Those under 16 years of age in the U.S. by June 15, 2012 could remain in […] Read More »