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Day five CWS: Texas hits the first homer and knocks out UC-Irvine

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Texas shortstop C.J Hinojosa’s home run in the seventh inning, the first in 115 innings of play at the CWS, gave the Longhorns a 1-0 win against the UC-Irvine Anteaters.   That lone run stood up behind another solid pitching performance from Longhorn’s ace Chad Hollingsworth, who pitched eight shutout innings. Texas as a team had […] Read More »

Gas prices creep up in Nebraska following unrest in Iraq

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Militants stormed Iraq’s main oil refinery this week and were driven back by the country’s military, escalating fears of a looming Iraqi civil war. It’s prompted a modest rise in gasoline prices in the U-S, according to Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Nebraska. “Unfortunately, anytime there’s significant political unrest in the Middle East, it tends to […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman vows to get to bottom of early inmate release

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Gov. Dave Heineman vows to get to the bottom of the mistakes made by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services that led to inmates being prematurely released from prison. The Omaha World Herald reports in a special investigation that the department miscalculated prison time served for 50 inmates who received early release, with more than […] Read More »

Volunteers needed for Pilger clean up

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Clean up is underway in Pilger after the deadly tornado Monday and volunteers are needed. Mike White is with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and encourages folks that can help to do so. White says safety is their biggest concern and those volunteering first need to be able to handle the heat. He recommends wearing […] Read More »

Pilger woman remains in critical condition after twister

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A woman injured in Monday’s tornado that hit Pilger remains in critical condition at Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha. Kay Labenz is the mother of 42 year old Kandi Murphree and says Kandi remains in intensive care with head trauma and a broken leg.  Labenz says 4 year old Robin is being taken care by […] Read More »

Flooding anticipated along the Missouri River

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Omaha city officials closed N-P Dodge Park in preparation for potential flooding along the Missouri River. The National Weather Service reports 2 to 8 inches of rain fell north of Omaha in the past 24 hours and more rain is expected in the days ahead. Omaha Parks Director Brook Bench says more than 340 boats […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman: Hardly anything is left in Pilger (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman toured a devastated community and said recovery for Pilger has just begun. Heineman traveled to the small northeast Nebraska community of Pilger to observe first-hand the damage done by twin tornadoes. “It’s total devastation, massive damage, unbelievable damage,” Heineman told Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate […] Read More »

Nebraska football season tickets now on sale

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Individuals interested in purchasing any of the remaining available seats can go to Huskers.com/tickets or call the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 800 8 BIG RED. This season fans have the opportunity to get a view of the field from the seats that are available on Huskers.com. Season tickets for the 2014 season are $56 […] Read More »

NU assistant baseball coach Will Bolt will interview for Sam Houston State head coaching job

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34 year-old Nebraska baseball assistant coach Will Bolt is one of six who will be interviewed for the head coach vacancy at Sam Houston State, of the Southland Conference.   The Bearkats have reached the NCAA Tournament in six of the past eight seasons.  Bolt just finished his third season as a full-time assistant to head coach […] Read More »

Day four CWS: Two walk-off victories cap exciting day for UVA and Ole Miss

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John Gatlin’s pinch single into short right field over a pulled-in, five-man infield in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Ole Miss Rebels a 2-1 victory against Texas Tech in an elimination game on Tuesday evening at TD Ameritrade Ballpark in Omaha.  The exciting finish came after Texas Tech tied the game in the […] Read More »

As beef prices rise, so do sales of controversial FTB product

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Sales of the product called “finely textured beef” are rebounding as meat prices rise and consumers seek cheaper alternatives. Production dropped two years ago when the term “pink slime” flooded the airwaves and the Internet. Cargill and BPI shut down plants where they produced the product. Mike Martin, a Cargill spokesman, says sales dropped off […] Read More »

Presidential disaster declaration granted for earlier storm

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Federal officials have notified the state a request for a presidential disaster declaration has been granted for the parts of Nebraska hit by a May 11th storm system that produced strong thunderstorms, including tornadoes. Gov. Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency requested the declaration in wake of widespread damage to public infrastructure, homes, […] Read More »

Authorities release identity of victims killed in northeast Nebraska storms

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Authorities have released the identities of the two killed in Monday afternoon’s tornadoes. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says five-year-old Calista Dixon was killed when the tornadoes struck the village of Pilger. The Cuming County Sheriff’s office reports that 74-year-old David Herout of Clarkson was killed in a one-vehicle accident east of Pilger. Officials believe […] Read More »

Hit & run suspect hurt jumping out of moving truck

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A suspect wanted in a Scottsbluff hit-and-run this morning is being treated at a local hospital. Scottsbluff police say the accident was reported at about 4:50 AM and involved a white Dodge pickup. About an hour later, the truck was spotted in town and it fled, leading officers on a pursuit. The suspect, 28-year-old John […] Read More »

Twin tornadoes kill two, destory much of northeast Nebraska town

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Two people have been killed, much of the small community of Pilger gone, in wake of twin tornadoes that tore through the town in northeast Nebraska. One of the two killed was a five-year-old. Nearly 20 people suffered injuries in the storms; some serious. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger reports the first tornado touched down […] Read More »