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Creighton baseball shuts out Villanova in series finale

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Led by seven shutout innings from Matt Warren, Creighton claimed the series from Villanova with a 4-0 win on Saturday, April 19. The win pushed the Bluejays’ 2014 record to 20-12-1 and Creighton’s BIG EAST mark to 5-1. Villanova, meanwhile, fell to 11-24 overall and 3-6 in conference play. The Bluejay offense continued to get […] Read More »

Wild win for Storm Chasers in extra innings

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (9-8) scored their second walk-off win of the 2014 season in unusual fashion, with the winning run coming home on a wild pitch by Nashville Sounds (8-9) reliever Michael Blazek in the tenth inning. The Storm Chasers secured the 7-6 victory despite blowing a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning. Omaha […] Read More »

Rough weekend for Creighton softball against league leading DePaul

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The Creighton softball team fell 8-4 to league-leading DePaul at the CU Sports Complex Saturday. Over 600 fans came out to the CU Sports Complex to cheer on Creighton (25-19, 6-8 BIG EAST) on a sunny afternoon, but the Jays fell behind early and could not recoup the lead in a setback to DePaul (33-8, […] Read More »

Nebraska softball sweeps Ohio State

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The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team completed a three-game series sweep of Ohio State with an 8-0 five-inning victory in game two of a Saturday doubleheader in front of a school-record 2,204 fans at Bowlin Stadium. The win marked Nebraska’s seventh straight win overall and the Huskers’ eighth consecutive Big Ten Conference victory. NU swept a […] Read More »

Volunteer firefighters flock to Nebraska training academy

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May. Casey McCoy, a wildland fire training manager with the Nebraska Forest Service, says 20 courses are being offered. “Primarily, what we were […] Read More »

Young boy dies after being run over by loader

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A 9-year-old Ashland boy died this weekend after being run over by a Bobcat loader. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Grant Johnson died after the loader backed over him. According to the sheriff’s office, 35-year-old Augusto Figueroa was clearing brush and debris at a rural Ashland acreage at the time of the accident. The […] Read More »

Landowner attorney not surprised by State Dept. Keystone XL delay

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State Department officials say they will not move on the Keystone XL oil pipeline due to the legal wrangling over the route through Nebraska. Attorney Dave Domina, who represents the landowners challenging how the state went about authorizing the route, says the latest delay makes sense. “I’m not at all surprised to hear that the […] Read More »

Omaha’s Benson HS Jr. ROTC heading to France

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Twenty-seven students from Omaha’s Benson High School will get a first hand look at history in June. Members of the Junior ROTC will travel to Normandy, France and take part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The cadets raised $91-thousand in the past year. They hosted countless car washes, pancake feeds, sold […] Read More »

Chambers extracts his pound of flesh on final day (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers wouldn’t give him what he wanted, so Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha made them pay on the last day of the legislative session. Chambers, angry that twice state legislators failed to give him the votes to overturn a veto of his bill to ban the hunting of mountain lions, slowed legislative work to […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman praises lawmakers on last day (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman praised state lawmakers for their work this legislative session, addressing the Unicameral on the final day of the legislative session. “It’s been a very good year for Nebraska taxpayers,” Heineman stated. “We are providing more than $412 million of tax relief to Nebraskans over the next five years. That is meaningful, responsible, […] Read More »

Nebraska football adds third night game for 2014 season at Fresno State

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The Mountain West Conference announced on Thursday that Nebraska’s Sept. 13 football game at Fresno State will be televised in prime time on CBS Sports Network. The matchup will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Central (7:30 PT in Fresno). The meeting at Fresno State will be the second all-time between the schools, following a 42-29 […] Read More »

Storm Chasers pound out 16 hits in 14-1 drubbing of Express

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (7-7) totaled 16 hits, their second highest output of the 2014 season, as they drubbed the Round Rock Express (8-6) by a score of 14-1. Omaha has the two largest wins in the Pacific Coast League this season with a 13-run win tonight and a 17-run win on April 9 vs […] Read More »

Creighton baseball falls for the first time in Big East play

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The Creighton baseball team dropped its first game as a member of the BIG EAST conference, falling at Villanova 6-3 on Thursday, April 17. The loss dropped the Bluejays to 18-12-1 on the season and 3-1 in BIG EAST action, while Villanova moved to 11-22 overall and 3-4 in conference play. Down 2-0 entering the […] Read More »

FDA approves new allergy medication

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The grass is finally starting to turn green and flowers blooming. Nebraskans are ready to put the winter behind us and start enjoying nice weather but those with allergies typically think twice about heading to the great outdoors. Dr. Jeffrey Stokes is an allergist and immunologist with Alegent-Creighton Health in Omaha and says there is […] Read More »

Pest spotted in Colorado may endanger Nebraska walnut trees

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While Nebraskans are being warned about the emerald ash borer that destroys ash trees, yet another invading insect is causing a stir as it could threaten our walnut trees. Entomologist Robin Pruisner says a pest called the walnut twig beetle is now confirmed in neighboring Colorado, but it hasn’t yet been spotted in Nebraska. “Research […] Read More »