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Northeast Nebraska judge refuses to lower bond in fatal teen-ager shooting case

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A northeast Nebraska judge has refused to lower the bond for a Fremont teen-ager accused of shooting to death his roommate. A reduction in bond for 18-year-old Andrew Marty was denied by Dodge County Judge Kenneth Vampola in county court Tuesday. Marty, in court on manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and other charges was […]

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President Obama spikes Keystone XL bill

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President Barack Obama has fulfilled his promise and vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The president retains his authority to approve or reject an application by TransCanada to cross the border between Canada and the United States to build the pipeline from western Canadian oil sands fields to Steele City, Nebraska. […]

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Trooper seizes marijuana, hashish in traffic stop in western Nebraska

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A state trooper has seized nearly 30 pounds of marijuana during a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the trooper stopped an eastbound car near the Ogallala exit on I-80 in Keith County for following too close. After getting permission to search the vehicle, the trooper found 27 pounds of […]

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Omaha police officer involved shooting death

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A robbery suspect was shot and killed by an Omaha police officer Monday evening. Officers were sent to the Family Dollar Store in southeast Omaha around 6:30 pm to investigate an armed robbery. Before officers arrived at the store they located the suspect and attempted to make an arrest. At that time 39 year old […]

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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline legislation heads to president’s desk

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The U-S Congress sent the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline bill to President Obama today but word from the White House is he will veto it. Nebraska 2nd District U-S Congressman Brad Ashford remains optimistic the permit will eventually be signed. He says, “Canada is our largest trading partner in the world. They are going to […]

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McDermott may be back in Nebraska playing basketball again.

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Make your plans for NBA hoops in Lincoln.  It was announced that the Chicago Bulls will play the Dallas Mavericks in a preseason game on Oct 23 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The following day, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will host Chicago-based Northwestern. If Doug McDermott remains with the Bulls, the former Creighton star will return to […]

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Nebraska loses to Kansas in Republican River dispute

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Nebraska has been ordered to pay Kansas $5.5 million to settle a lingering dispute over the use of water from the Republican River. While the United States Supreme Court sided with Kansas in the main portion of the legal wrangling between the two states concerning the Republican River, it did side with Nebraska in its […]

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Riley hires former Maryland DC as defensive backs coach

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University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Tuesday the hiring of Brian Stewart as the Huskers’ defensive backs coach. Stewart brings defensive coordinator experience at both the college and professional levels to the Husker staff. Stewart comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the […]

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Alex Gordon begins throwing. Yost says he’ll be ready Opening Day

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon played catch for the first time since his December surgery to repair a tendon in his right wrist.  The former Husker has been cleared to take “dry” swings beginning today, meaning he can swing without any contact with a baseball. “Just getting him loosened up to see how it feels,” Yost said. […]

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NU’s Boldt named Big Ten Player of the Week

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Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday following a stellar performance during a 3-1 series victory over the BYU Cougars last week in Peoria, Ariz. Boldt hit .625 (10-for-16) in the series, with at least two hits in every game, including a pair of three-hit performances. Boldt slugged .750 […]

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Boys basketball scores from 2/23/15

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Ashland-Greenwood 48, Douglas County West 46 Auburn 58, Conestoga 53 Banner County 44, South Platte 26 Broken Bow 54, Valentine 44 Burwell 58, Centura 45 Centennial 51, Fairbury 34 Crofton 59, Ponca 53 Friend 40, Sterling 34 Harvard 51, Shelton 46 Hershey 77, Perkins County 71 (4 OT) Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 60, Weeping Water 54 Hyannis […]

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Debate begins on winner-take-all Electoral College bill (AUDIO)

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A very partisan debate is underway among the officially non-partisan state senators as the Unicameral discusses whether Nebraska should again be a winner-take-all state in the presidential elections. At present, only Nebraska and Maine distribute presidential electors to the Electoral College proportionately. Maine has had the system since 1969. Nebraska adopted it in 1991. LB […]

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Nebraska ranks 49th in US for school breakfast program

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Nebraska placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says only two states had a worse showing. “Nebraska is feeding about 50,000 low-income kids for […]

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Former Lincoln resident sentence on child porn charges

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A former Lincoln resident has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office reports 54-year-old Charles Walker will also be required to serve five years of supervised release and register as a sex offender. In February of last year, Lincoln police tracked down […]

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Gov. Ricketts searches for NDOR director; opposes gas tax hike

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is not in favor of increasing the gas tax. Many states are poised to take advantage of a drop in gas prices by increasing the state’s take. Ricketts says the state needs to operate on what it has. “I want to work with the money that we have available right […]

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