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Some Nebraska police forces are using body cameras

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Body cameras are being promoted as an answer to concerns raised recently about lethal force used by police officers. Some Nebraska police departments have already been experimenting with them. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang acknowledges they do take some getting used to. “We’ve had them now for about a year. We did a test on […]

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Nebraska Air Guard to deploy to Middle East Monday

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About 50 members of the Nebraska Air National Guard will deploy to the Middle East on Monday. The Guard personnel are members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing. It will be a six-month deployment. A private ceremony for family and friends has been planned for Monday afternoon at the Nebraska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters […]

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Shields and Petteway lead way as Nebraska wins Diamond Head finale

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Behind 22 points each from Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway, the Nebraska men’s basketball team picked up its second-straight win with a 71-58 victory over Ohio in the fifth-place game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Thursday. Petteway picked up his second double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Shields […]

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Huskers get in a Christmas Day practice in preparation for Holiday Bowl

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The Nebraska football team held a walkthrough on Christmas morning at Southwestern College, practicing for roughly one hour on the field turf at DeVore Stadium. It was the team’s third practice during its time in San Diego before holding its final practice tomorrow afternoon in preparation of Saturday night’s Holiday Bowl against the USC Trojans. […]

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Bruning insists marijuana remains a dangerous drug (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning says he’s fighting Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, because he believes marijuana is a dangerous drug. Bruning has joined with his colleague in Oklahoma in asking the United States Supreme Court to rule Colorado has violated federal law by legalizing marijuana. “I am adamantly against the spread of marijuana across our country,” […]

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Chief Standing Bear honor will have to wait

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It got half-way there. It will have to wait until next year to see if Congress will approve creation of a Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. The United States House approved by voice vote a bill sponsored by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, but it has yet to pass the Senate. Standing Bear and the Ponca […]

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Survey: Nebraska kids are eating healthier snacks at school

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A survey finds Nebraska’s schools are now offering students healthier snacks that focus more on things like juice or an apple instead of chips, a candy bar or pop. The survey from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project finds all districts statewide are in compliance with federal recommendations. Jessica Donze Black is the project’s director […]

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Nebraska receives federal funding for new veterans home

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Nebraska will receive the federal funding needed to build a new veterans home in Kearney. The Veterans Administration has $105 million available for priority projects, which includes the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home. Kearney won a competitive bid process among four Nebraska cities, including Grand Island, where the home has been located for 125 years. […]

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Ricketts says changes in wake of 2006 loss led to 2014 win (AUDIO)

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts says a wholesale change in his approach to campaigning made the difference in a successful 2014 after a dreadful 2006. When asked about what made the difference this year, Ricketts first points out the United States Senate race he lost to Democrat Ben Nelson in 2006 was different than this year’s campaign […]

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Omaha boarding house fire claims the life of one, another critically injured

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One person died, another suffered critical injuries as fire engulfed a boarding house located in South Omaha Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters rescued a couple trapped in a room in the basement, but the woman later died. The man taken from the basement is listed in critical condition at a local hospital. The Omaha World-Herald reports the home […]

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Offense struggles, defense shines as Nebraska tops Loyola Marymount in OT

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Terran Petteway scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, lifting Nebraska to a 50-42 win over Loyola Marymount in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic late Tuesday. Petteway hit consecutive 3-pointers as part of a 10-0 Husker spurt to help Nebraska overcame offensive struggles during the first 40 minutes to advance to the fifth-place […]

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Huskers travel to San Diego, go through first bowl practice

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Following an early-morning flight from Lincoln to San Diego, the Nebraska football team practiced at DeVore Stadium for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskers will hold three more practices in at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., in preparation of Saturday’s Holiday Bowl against USC at 7 p.m. (CT) on ESPN. The Huskers […]

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NSP Superintendent Sankey to retire

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Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Col. David Sankey will retire at the end of the year. Sankey, a 27-year veteran of the patrol, was appointed superintendent by Gov. Dave Heineman in March of 2011. “Col. Sankey has been an outstanding Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol,” Gov. Heineman said in a written statement released by his […]

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Watch what you put out at the curb this Christmas

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Thieves are looking forward to the days following Christmas and looking curbside to see which homes might be best to target. Omaha Police Department Captain Shayna Ray says those up to no good have no problem driving around to see who has large TV or other electronics boxes sitting by the curb for trash pick […]

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Fast-growing vine may creep into Nebraska

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An invasive plant that’s referred to as “the vine that ate the South” is spreading north and some experts are forecasting it’ll reach Nebraska within a decade. Kudzu has been a problem in the southern U.S. for almost a century. Lewis Ziska, with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, says one theory for kudzu’s spread northward […]

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