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Pollmiller Named B1G Co-Setter of the Week

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Senior setter Mary Pollmiller was named Big Ten Co-Setter of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. The award is the fifth career weekly Big Ten honor for Pollmiller and the first of this season for her or any Husker. Pollmiller led the Huskers to a pair of road sweeps at Rutgers and Maryland over […]

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Abdullah and Gregory up for national awards (AUDIO)

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Nebraska standouts Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory were named semifinalists for prestigious national awards Monday morning. Abdullah is one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, while Gregory is among 20 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award. Both awards are presented by the Maxwell Football Club. Abdullah has rushed for 1,250 yards and scored 19 […]

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Skull uncovered two years ago not that of woman missing since 1995

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Hopes that a partial human skull uncovered in late 2012 might be a key piece in resolving a missing woman case from 1995 have been dashed. The Burt County Attorney’s Office reports forensic results from a lab in Texas confirmed the skull is not that of Wanda Krumwiede, a 48-year-old. The Nebraska State Patrol reported […]

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Decision day is here for Nebraska voters

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Nebraska voters have a lot to decide today. Two important seats being vacated by the incumbents will be filled with fresh faces today. United States Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican, surprised many when he decided not to run for re-election. Midland University President Ben Sasse of Fremont won the Republican primary easily. Omaha attorney Dave […]

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Deadly start to the month on Nebraska highways

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November had a deadly start on Nebraska highways. The Nebraska State Patrol reports four people died in four crashes the first weekend of the new month. The fatalities occurred in Douglas, Hall, Richardson, and Seward Counties. Three drivers and one passenger were killed. Only one was wearing a seat belt. The patrol worked one of […]

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Walthill man sentenced for killing bald eagle

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A Walthill man has been sentenced to eight months in prison and ordered to pay $6,500 in restitution for shooting a bald eagle. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg says 45-year-old Lamar Bertucci, Sr. violated the Bald and Gold Eagle Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act when he shot and killed both a bald eagle […]

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Omaha Salvation Army holiday assistance underway

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Starting Tuesday morning the Salvation Army in Omaha will start taking applications from those seeking assistance through several Christmas programs. Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says the sign up runs through Saturday, November 8th. She says the need in the community continues to grow and it isn’t uncommon to take 100 applications each hour. More […]

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Creighton survey shows beef as key saving grace in slowing economy

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A monthly survey of business leaders and supply managers in Nebraska finds the state’s leading economic indicator fell a full point-and-a-half from September to October. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says Nebraska’s Business Conditions Index for the month was, in a word, “tepid.” Goss says the entire nine-state Midwest region is experiencing a similiar downward […]

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Governor Heineman not a finalist for NU president

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The University of Nebraska’s presidential search committee has named four finalists to replace former President J.B. Milliken. The board of regents met in executive committee on Monday morning to discuss the list of four finalists. University of Nebraska Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln says he is confident in the process followed by the presidential selection […]

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N-U’s presidental search “final four”

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The committee searching for the next University of Nebraska president announced the four finalists to fill the vacant seat. The list includes: Dr. Michael Martin, currently with Colorado State University Dr. Sally Rockey, currently with the National Institutes of Health Dr. George Ross, currently with Central Michigan University Dr. Hank Bounds, currently with the Mississippi […]

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One killed, one critical in Sunday accident near Waterloo

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Authorities have identified the man killed in a one vehicle accident Sunday afternoon near Waterloo, Nebraska. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department officials say 27 year old Jonathan Craig was not wearing a seatbelt when he lost control on a ramp onto Highway 275. His vehicle rolled several times. A passenger, 26 year old Alana Kaiser was […]

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UNMC released online Ebola course for the public

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center online course on Ebola is now available for the public.   The course includes videos and reading material in easy to understand terms that is geared toward patients, families and community members. The topics covered in the course include signs and symptoms, how Ebola is spread, treatment options, travel tips […]

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Fate of Bo Pelini entangled in Regents race (AUDIO)

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A race for a seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents has gotten tangled up in accusations that one candidate wants Husker football coach Bo Pelini fired. A Regents race just might slip under the radar during an election that features a race for United States Senate as well as Governor, but add […]

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Voter turnout projected to rise in Nebraska

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Nebraska’s Secretary of State says voter turnout tomorrow may hit 50% statewide. In 2010, the last non-presidential general election, 43% of Nebraska’s registered voters cast ballots. Dawn Hill, the election commissioner for Gage County, says based on the interest in early voting, turnout could be up, though party affiliations may be changing. “The Republican party […]

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