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Construction worker dies in fatal fall in northeast Nebraska

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A construction worker has died from injuries suffered while on the job in northeast Nebraska. The Coming County Sheriff’s Office reports 52-year-old Loren Wegner of Scribner fell to his death from a raised pallet while attempting to install an overhead door.

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Stargazers can look to UNK for uncluttered sky, new major

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A dark sky in central Nebraska and an investment in new professors have led the University of Nebraska-Kearney to offer the state’s only astronomy major. UNK began offering students a Bachelor of Science in astronomy or a Bachelor of Science in astrophysics this year. UNK Planetarium Director Lee Powell says an investment in resources and […]

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Nebraska Ebola experience shared with other labs (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory had to quickly understand how to safely handle the lab tests for Ebola patients and now is sharing that knowledge with other labs. Nebraska Public Health Laboratory Director Dr. Pete Iwen faced a difficult challenge when the University of Nebraska Medical Center began treating its first Ebola patient. “Having people […]

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Creighton women rally to tip Kansas in overtime

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While many are talking about the Kansas men and their upset loss at the hands of Temple, the Creighton women’s basketball team did quite a number on the Jayhawks as well.  Sophomore MC McGrory forced overtime with a 25-footer at the buzzer, and freshman Sydney Lamberty’s lay-up with 8.8 seconds in overtime lifted the Bluejays to […]

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Nebraska, playing catch up all night, falls short against Hawaii

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are in the consolation bracket of the Diamond Head Classic after their 66-58 loss to host Hawaii, early Tuesday morning from Honolulu.  The game tipped off at midnight, CT.  Aaron Valdes scored 15 points and Isaac Fleming 10 for.  The Huskers will face Loyola-Marymount next. Hawaii opened on an 8-0 run, but […]

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Group argues two-lane Highway 275 hinders economic growth

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A coalition has formed in northeast Nebraska, pushing for the expansion of Highway 275. 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska Executive Director Josh Moening says the Norfolk area keeps growing, despite Highway 275 being a two-lane road between Norfolk and Fremont. “This is an area that contributes so much to our state, economically and socially, but for so […]

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Pilger receives replacements for flags destroyed by tornado

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A patriotic present has been given to Pilger, just before Christmas. Lt. Governor John Nelson has presented the city with 70 new American flags to replace those damaged during the June 16th tornado that wiped out much of the town. “We are here to celebrate what can only be described as a triumph,” Nelson stated […]

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Immigrant driver’s license issue sent to state court

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A lawsuit attempting to force Nebraska to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents has been sent to state court. Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp rejected an argument by the American Civil Liberties Union that federal court was the proper venue for its lawsuit filed on […]

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USC’s offense will provide plenty of challenges for NU’s defense (AUDIO)

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USC QB Cody Kessler, a finalist for the Unitas Golden Arm Award and Manning Award, is having the most efficient season ever by a Trojan quarterback, and is among the nation’s leaders in passing efficiency, completion percentage, TD passes, completions and passing yards while hitting over 70% of his throws with 36 TDs and just […]

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Gov. Heineman says changes can keep prison numbers down (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman insists Nebraska doesn’t need a new prison and rejects suggestions the prison scandal has tainted his legacy. Heineman sticks with his insistence that no new prison is needed. “I believe at this stage, based on all the information that I know, Nebraska does not need to build a new prison,” Heineman tells […]

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Deadly weekend in Omaha

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A deadly weekend in Omaha during two separate shootings. The Omaha Police Department reports 25-year-old Kerrington Luker was found lying on a sidewalk, dead of a fatal gunshot wound early Sunday morning in northeast Omaha. Few details of the shooting have been released. Later, police responded to a second shooting in northeast Omaha. Officers found […]

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Bruning challenges judge ruling to lift life sentence in juvenile murder case

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Attorney General Jon Bruning is challenging a judge’s move to overturn the life sentence of a prison inmate convicted of sexually assaulting and shooting his adopted 12-year-old sister. York County District Judge James Stecker vacated the life sentence of Sydney Thieszen, convicted of first degree murder in the 1987 sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old […]

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Creighton’s comeback comes up short

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Creighton dug itself too deep a hole at The Super Pit and could not recover, dropping its final non-conference game of the year 62-58 to North Texas. Creighton fell to 9-4, while North Texas improved to 6-4. Creighton fell behind 35-18 at the half, shooting just 29.2 percent, including 2-of-14 from deep, and were outrebounded […]

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Theriot drops 30 in NU women’s victory over High Point

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All-American Rachel Theriot erupted for a season-high 31 points and Tear’a Laudermill pitched in 22 as No. 12 Nebraska rolled to an 83-57 women’s win over defending Big South Conference champion High Point at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. With the victory, Nebraska closed non-conference play with a 10-1 record, while High Point, which returned […]

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Final finalist makes pitch for University of Nebraska presidency

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The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents […]

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