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Johnny Giavotella drives in five runs in Chasers win over Sacramento

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Johnny Giavotella had three hits, including a home run, and drove in five runs to power Omaha past Sacramento, 10-4, Wednesday night in the third of four games at Raley Field. The Storm Chasers finished with 16 hits to lift their record to 35-31 overall and 17-17 on the road and remain a half-game behind victorious Oklahoma City […] Read More »

Two Huskers reach the podium after the first day of the NCAA track and field championships

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The Nebraska track and field team opened the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday on the campus of the University of Oregon. Two Husker women had top ten finishes as Maggie Malone tallied a fourth-place finish in the women’s javelin and Jazmin McCoy came in sixth in the women’s long jump. Malone earned the second All-America honors […] Read More »

Heineman, Glenn Spar Over UNL President Search

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Governor Dave Heineman says politics are behind suggestions from University Of Nebraska Regent candidate Steve Glenn on the selection process for a new university president.Glenn recently said that perception is important in the selection of a president, especially after Governor Heineman publicly announced he wanted the job.“I called for any regent who’s been appointed by […] Read More »

Young African singers, dancers swing through Nebraska

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A 22-member children’s choir from the African nation of Uganda is making four stops in Nebraska over the next week. Choir director Phillip Mugerwa says the singers in the choir range in age from seven to 12 years old and all have lost at least one parent. He says one goal of this tour of […] Read More »

Roads Projects Moving Forward in Nebraska

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Work continues on numerous roads projects throughout Nebraska, with the first roads from the 2011 Build Nebraska Act ahead of schedule. The 2011 Build Nebraska Act, which allocated a portion of sales tax revenues to fund 17 different projects over the next ten years. Governor Dave Heineman says the completion of the projects from Omaha to […] Read More »

Fischer Critical of Prisoner Swap Briefings

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she is not satisfied by the briefings they’ve had from the Obama administration over the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban militants. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is responding to lawmakers’ complaints over not being told in advance of the deal to swap Sgt. Bergdahl for Taliban militants.Senator Deb […] Read More »

Body found in Douglas County landfill

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s office was called around 6:30 Wednesday morning to the county landfill on Highway 36. According to the sheriff’s department a sanitation worker was unloading a truck and discovered at least one body part. Investigators are now working to determine the identity of the person. They are also checking routes to see […] Read More »

One arrest in shooting of Omaha girl

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A 26-year-old Omaha man is behind bars in the connection of a shooting last Thursday that injured a 6-year-old girl. Eddie Poe III is charged with being an accessory to a felony in the shooting. His bail is set at $7,500. He was also wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Taelor Fentress was celebrating her […] Read More »

Omaha selected for major equestrian event

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Another huge sporting event is coming to Nebraska. Omaha has been selected to host the 2017 World Cup Finals in equestrian jumping and dressage. Lisa Roskens is the chairman of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation and says a number of other cities competed for the event including Hong Kong, London and Hertogenbosch – an area well […] Read More »

Economist Cautions Against President’s Student Loan Plan

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Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says taxpayers will be the losers under President Obama’s new student loan executive order. Goss says the colleges and universities and borrowers will benefit at others’ expense.“A lot of these men and women that are out there working don’t have kids in college, won’t have kids in college, and is […] Read More »

Omaha loses, but hangs a half game out for the division lead

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Michael Taylor’s two-run single capped off a three-run sixth inning rally to help the Sacramento River Cats to a 3-2 win over Omaha Tuesday night in the second of four meetings at Raley Field. The Storm Chasers dipped to 34-31 overall and 16-17 away from home but did not lose any ground in the American Conference North Division […] Read More »

Two Nebraska coaches named top assistants by USTFCCCA

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Nebraska assistant coaches Carrie Lane and Billy Maxwell were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday as they were selected as the Midwest Region Women’s and Men’s Assistant Coaches of the Year. Lane, in her third year as throws coach at Nebraska, has led the Huskers to […] Read More »

Husker softball adds transfer catcher for 2015

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The Husker softball team picked All-America catcher Steph Pasquale for 2015 who will transfer to Nebraska after spending her first four years of her career at Temple. She will have one season of eligibility for the Huskers after she suffered a broken hand and played in only 12 games. She received a medical hardship and […] Read More »

Job seekers may become job finders this summer

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A survey shows many Nebraska companies have plans to add employees between July and September. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows 22% of the companies surveyed expect to increase staff levels during the third quarter. Another 72% plan to maintain staffing levels, while 2% anticipate layoffs. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says those results are quite […] Read More »

Lincoln VA Shows Improvements, More Desired in Wake of Audit

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An audit of Veterans Affairs facilities has found nearly 1,000 veterans who requested an initial appointment in Nebraska or Iowa over the last decade, but have not yet been seen.Associate Chief of Medicine at the Lincoln VA, Dr. Christie Emler, expresses concern at the latest findings.“We don’t want any veterans waiting in Nebraska and western […] Read More »