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Huskers continue spring practice ahead of Saturday’s spring game

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The Nebraska football team continued its 2015 spring practice season Saturday morning as the Huskers practiced in Memorial Stadium for just more than two hours in full pads. NU practiced in front of about 500 local high school football coaches, as Head Coach Mike Riley and his staff hosted the Nebraska Coaches Clinic for the […]

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Rallying the troops, state’s new economic development boss takes tour

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Nebraska’s economic development director has been on the road the past few weeks, visiting community and business leaders in cities all across the state. Brenda Hicks-Sorenson says her tour of Nebraska has taken her to small towns and big metro areas. “I’ve been focusing on listening and talking to as many partners as well as […]

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Gov. Ricketts opposes increase in state gas tax

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Gov. Pete Ricketts isn’t on board with a proposed increase in the state gas tax. “Well, as I travel across the state, Nebraskans tell me we need tax relief, not tax increases,” Ricketts tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. Ricketts says he plans to hire a new director […]

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Lincoln man dies after car suddenly slams into concrete pillar

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A 54-year-old Lincoln man was killed in a one vehicle accident Thursday night. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says that Todd Peterson was traveling on State Fair Park Road when the accident occurred. Flood says a witness to the wreck stated the car suddenly veered off the roadway and struck a bridge support beam. […]

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Rule used to stop prairie dog bill stirs controversy in Unicameral (AUDIO)

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An attempt to repeal a prairie dog control law passed in 2012 appears dead for the session, but the procedure used to kill it stirs controversy in the Unicameral. LB 128 passed two rounds of debate only to be derailed on final reading. The bill passed the first round 31-12, then passed the second round […]

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Lincoln counselor accused of overbilling

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A mental health counselor from Lincoln has been charged with padding his billable hours by more than $17,500. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood tells reporters the owner of Counseling Affiliates of Nebraska began to review the work of employees and uncovered what appears to be overbilling by Jason Christensen of Hickman. Prosecutors have charged […]

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‘Jays baseball drops Big East opener on the road at Georgetown

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The Creighton Baseball team suffered a 4-3 loss in opening game of BIG EAST play at Georgetown on Thursday, April 2. The loss dropped the Bluejays to 15-9 on the season and 0-1 in BIG EAST play, while Georgetown moved to 13-12 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Sophomore Daniel Woodrow got the Bluejays out […]

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Creighton softball swept in Big East doubleheader by Villanova

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The Creighton softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader by scores of 1-0 and 9-3 to Villanova to complete a three-game sweep by the Wildcats at the Villanova Softball Complex on Thursday. Creighton (15-9, 2-5 BIG EAST) struggled at the plate, producing only three runs on the day thanks in part to a no-hitter […]

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Some Panhandle winter wheat growers see losses of nearly 50%

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Nebraska’s winter wheat crop conditions have deteriorated in the past month largely due to winterkill. Crop ratings this week were at 34% good to excellent, that’s down 28% from a month ago. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says winterkill is prevalent in areas of the state that were hit with cold […]

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Nebraska hospitals tout Medicaid expansion as economic development

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The Nebraska Hospital Association says the state is passing up an economic opportunity by refusing to expand Medicaid. Nebraska Hospital Association is touting a study by University of Nebraska-Kearney professors which concludes Medicaid expansion would draw down billions of federal funds and sustain nearly 47,000 jobs. The Unicameral will once again consider expanding Medicaid under […]

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Deadly dog-on-dog attack

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A reminder to all dog owners to keep them on a leash or confined in a yard. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they are investigating an attack that happened Wednesday in Omaha where a large dog jumped a fence and killed a Corgi that was running loose. Langan says,” […]

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Platte Institute’s take on gas tax increase

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The Platte Institute for Economic Research keeps a close eye on government spending and promotes tax relief for all Nebraskans. However, Executive Director Jim Vokal says they are behind a bill (LB 610) that would increase the state’s gas tax six cents a gallon to improve roads and bridges. He says in the last two […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Perlman praised as he announces he will step down

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman is receiving wide-spread praise in wake of the announcement that he will step down as chancellor next year. Perlman announced in a university-wide email on the date of his 14th anniversary of his installation at the university he would step down as chancellor on June 30th of 2016. Perlman […]

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Sen. Fischer says US needs to walk away from nuke talks with Iran

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she’s watching the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran closely and has this initial reaction: “I don’t believe this talks can nor should they go on indefinitely.” Senator Fischer says she’s concerned with the appearance the United States and ally countries are caving to demands from Iran. “When you draw […]

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Huskers baseball use extras to down Mavericks on Schreiber’s home run

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Freshman Scott Schreiber found the perfect time for the first home run of his Husker career, as the Menasha, Wis., native broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 10th inning with a two-out solo home into the left field seats at Werner Park. Senior Josh Roeder took the mound in the bottom of […]

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