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Sen. Sasse: Iran should never have nuclear weapons (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Ben Sasse remains leery of Iran as negotiations continue on a nuclear deal. Sasse says there has been a shift in how the United States deals with Iran, with the Obama Administration no longer holding to America’s traditional stance that Iran can never have a nuclear arsenal. “What’s different is the international […]

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Huskers come from behind, hold on, to finish season sweep of Bluejays

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On a night when Josh Roeder notched his 31st career save to tie Brett Jensen for Nebraska’s career saves mark, the Nebraska baseball team (31-16, 6-9 Big Ten) finished a season sweep of the Creighton Bluejays (24-13) with a 7-6 victory on Tuesday night in front of 10,513 fans at TD Ameritrade Park. With a […]

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Five run sixth innings powers Nebraska softball to victory over Bulldogs

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The Nebraska softball team broke a 2-2 tie with a five-run sixth inning to defeat Drake, 7-2, on Tuesday night at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers had to rally for the victory after giving up two runs in the top of the first on a two-out, two-run homer from Hayley Nybo. Nebraska pulled even at 2-2 […]

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Storm Chasers split doubleheader with Oklahoma City

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (10-9) split their doubleheader with the Oklahoma City Dodgers (15-5) today, winning the first game of the twin bill 3-2 and dropping Game 2 by a score of 3-1. The loss in the second game clinched the first series loss of the season for the Storm Chasers. The opening game of […]

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National Walk at Lunch Day for a great cause

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Grab your walking shows before leaving home because it is the 9th annual National Walk at Lunch Day. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Community Relations Specialist Tara Friesen says they are adding a bit of an incentive to get people moving. She says first log on to “nebraskablue.com/walk” and sign their pledge to promise […]

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Don’t be duped by Nepal relief scams

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Nebraskans are warned to be cautious as they donate any dollars to relief efforts following last weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. Consumer advocate Bill Brauch says he hasn’t heard of any scams in the region yet that involve Nepal relief, but it’s likely some will crop up in the coming days. “Don’t respond to phone […]

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Rash of K-2 overdoses in Lincoln has lawmaker concerned

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A rash of problems with synthetic marijuana in Lincoln has prompted a state senator to re-double his efforts to ban K-2. Lincoln police, paramedics, and hospital personnel have been coping with more than 100 cases of young people over-dosing on K-2 the past two weeks. The problem has the attention of state lawmakers. Sen. Matt […]

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Baby Boomer retirement = economic concerns

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There is big concern over a recent poll showing 28% of all Americans have less than $1,000 saved for retirement and 57% with less than $25,000. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says 100-thousand baby boomers retire every day and too many people are getting into the “economic wagon” and too few are pushing it. Goss […]

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Workers’ Memorial Day events in Lincoln

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring two Workers’ Memorial Day events today in Lincoln. Rhonda Burke is an OSHA spokesperson and says on average, 12 people die on-the-job each day due to work related injuries and three million employees report serious job related injuries and illness. According to a recent OSHA report, “Adding […]

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AG Peterson will listen closely to same-sex arguments before Supreme Court (AUDIO)

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Nebraska might not be directly involved, but Attorney General Peterson will be listening closely today to oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the same-sex marriage case. In an odd legal juxtaposition, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments prior to a May 12th court date in Omaha when the 8th United States Court […]

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“Bigs” mentoring program wins national contest and a $25,000 grant

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The Siouxland chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides mentors to kids in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, has won a national competition and a large cash grant. The agency’s executive director, Rocky Welker, says he’s thrilled they did so well in the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope contest, to which hundreds […]

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For Nebraska, converting 2 to 4 lanes on 275 could equal $145M

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A trade and industry group says finishing the Nebraska Expressway System is long overdue. And could boost the state economy. Executive Director Josh Moenning with 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska says the expressway system project had long been touted as the top priority of the Nebraska Department of Roads. “It’s nearly 30 years old and the […]

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South-central Nebraska shooting victim released from hospital, suspect still on the loose

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A Lexington man wounded in a shooting that touched off a manhunt in south-central Nebraska has been released from the hospital while the suspect remains at large. The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male, with a tattoo on his neck. At the time of the shooting, police believe he was wearing dark pants, […]

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Stabbing victim from western Nebraska fatal shooting released

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A western Nebraska dentist, allegedly stabbed by her husband, has been released from a Colorado hospital. Leasa Hlavinka, a victim of suspected domestic assault, was first treated at a hospital in Sidney before being flown to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub reports two Sidney police officers […]

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Young photographers could win $1,000 scholarship

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Young people up to age 13 can submit a farm-themed photo for a chance to win one of six $1,000 scholarships through Nebraska’s 529 college savings plan program. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says the objective of the contest is to familiarize young families with the college savings program and acquaint young children with farm and […]

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