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Omaha Marian grabs record 12th state soccer title, Gretna passes Elkhorn South in OT

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Omaha Marian won its state-record 12th girls soccer championship with a 1-0 win against Millard North in the Class A final Monday at Morrison Stadium.  Junior forward Faith Carter scored the only goal in the 21st minute. Top-ranked Marian finishes 18-1, with its only loss against No. 2 Millard North, in the Metro Conference Tournament championship. […] Read More »

High school baseball tournament results from 5/19/14

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Class A Monday’s games Millard North 12, Millard South 5 Creighton Prep 9, Bellevue West 1 Omaha Westside 4, Papillion-La Vista 1 Grand Island 2, Millard West 1 Tuesday’s games Game 9: Millard West (24-8) vs. Millard North (19-13), 4 p.m. Game 10: Creighton Prep (24-8) vs. Papillion-La Vista South (23-11), 7 p.m. Game 11: […] Read More »

Debate Continues on Keystone XL Pipeline

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Keystone XL pipeline supporters are holding meetings in different Nebraska cities this week to highlight safety aspects of the project. Hydrogeologist Dr. Burt Fisher says that fears of massive risk to water in the Ogallala aquifer in event of a potential spill have been overblown, despite claims from those opposed to the project. Fisher states […] Read More »

New head of state bankers group looks to future challenges

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The chairman of Butte State Bank is being named the new president of the Nebraska Bankers Association. Craig Brewster says challenges in the banking industry are the same as those being faced by many businesses. Brewster says increasing federal regulations are impacting both businesses and consumers. He singles out the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act which […] Read More »

Recovery Efforts Continue in Beaver Crossing After Storms

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Beaver Crossing continues cleanup from the May 11th storms that spawned numerous tornadoes in the area, causing widespread damage to the town and surrounding area in Seward County. Jodie Fawl, Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says despite the work done over the past week since the storms hit, there remains significant […] Read More »

Lincoln Airport Adds Direct Flight To Atlanta

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Passengers wishing to fly from Lincoln to Atlanta will get their chance to do so beginning this September, as Delta Airlines flights will connect the two cities. Lincoln Airport Executive Director John Wood says the upcoming schedule is particularly good for both business and leisure travelers. “Atlanta is the largest hub in the world. Not […] Read More »

Memorial Day weekend campsites going fast

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The unofficial start of summer is this coming weekend and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner expects a full house at state parks and recreation areas. He says those planning on camping shouldn’t wait too long to secure a site.  Wagner says campers are already staking their claim at many of the 70-plus […] Read More »

Hastings ready to launch new marketing campaign

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Six civic entities in Hastings are teaming up and ready to launch a campaign designed to promote the city to prospective business and industry owners, visitors and residents.   Those entities include the City of Hastings, Hastings Economic Development Corporation, HastingsBID & DowntownCenter Association, the AdamsCounty Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Hastings […] Read More »

Death of Omaha woman investigated as homicide

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Omaha police are investigating the death of a woman as a homicide. Police received a call asking officers to check on the well being of a woman just before 8:30 Sunday morning. Police were able to gain access to the unit and found the woman inside dead. Invetigators say her death is suspicious and they […] Read More »

Popcorn giant celebrates 100 years, offers $100,000 to good deed doers

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An international popcorn company based in the Siouxland is celebrating one-hundred years as a family-owned business by giving cash grants to people or organizations who bring joy to others through good deeds. Tracy Boever is spokeswoman for Jolly Time Popcorn in Sioux City, Iowa, which is taking nominations over the next month. “Kernels of Kindness […] Read More »

Memorial Day travel forecast is up, gas prices are down

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After a long, cold winter and a wet, chilly spring, many Nebraskans are eagerly making plans for the first getaway of the summer season. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says they’re forecasting an upturn in the number of Memorial Day travelers nationwide, compared to last year. She says almost nine out of ten vacationers will be […] Read More »

Nebraska softball wins Columbia regional by beating Mizzou twice

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The Huskers (44-16) hit seven home runs on the day to down the Tigers (43-18), 11-4, in game one to force a winner-take-all game two, which Nebraska took 8-1 to win the NCAA Columbia Regional at University Field in Columbia, Mo. Game 6 – Nebraska 11, Mizzou 4 Nebraska hit four home runs in an 11-4 […] Read More »

High school baseball state tournament results from 5/17/14

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Class A Saturday’s games Omaha Westside 7, Millard North 5 Papillion-La Vista South 5, Millard South 4 Grand Island 11, Creighton Prep 3 Millard West 5, Bellevue West 4 Monday’s games Game 5: Millard North (18-13) vs. Millard South (20-10), noon Game 6: Creighton Prep (23-8) vs. Bellevue West (16-10), 2:30 p.m. Game 7: Omaha […] Read More »

Nebraska baseball grabs #2 seed at Big Ten Tournament

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A three-run walk-off home run by Pat Kelly in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (37-18, 18-6 Big Ten) to a 7-4 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini (31-19, 17-7 Big Ten) in front a season-high crowd of 6,354 on Senior Day. The series win for the Huskers […] Read More »

Storm Chasers hit six home runs in win over Memphis

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Matt Fields hit two of Omaha’s season-high six home runs and Aaron Brooks was solid through six innings in an 8-2 decision over Memphis Sunday afternoon in the last of four meetings at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers gained a series split and depart for a five-game set in Nashville with a 19-22 mark. The […] Read More »