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NSAA High School Wrestling State Championship results Class C

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Round 1 Results – Class C C106 Round 1 (16 Man) Champ. Round 1 – Levi Bridgewater (Auburn) 25-3 won by fall over Will Abler (Norfolk Catholic) 14-21 (Fall 2:18) Champ. Round 1 – Ignacio Rivera (Sutton) 41-5 won by fall over Bronc Temple (Ainsworth) 16-7 (Fall 4:47) Champ. Round 1 – Eric Pacheco (Kearney […]

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NSAA High School Wrestling State Championship results Class D

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D106 Round 1 (16 Man) Champ. Round 1 – Hadley McDaniel (Weeping Water) 43-6 won by fall over Bryson Bovee (Pender) 17-22 (Fall 0:37) Champ. Round 1 – Cooper Weber (Hemingford) 20-9 won by decision over Landen Hopkins (Sandhills/Thedford) 26-5 (Dec 6-5) Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Patrick (Sutherland) 19-14 won by fall over Dylan […]

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Five Nebraska school districts get EPA help to upgrade bus fleet

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Several rural school districts in Nebraska will soon be able to get rid of old school buses that belch diesel fumes, thanks to an influx in federal funds. David Bryan, a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, says the goal is to help cut down on emissions and air pollution. Bryan says, “We have […]

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AG Peterson doesn’t see same-sex marriage as inevitable (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson defends Nebraska’s definition of marriage and rejects the notion that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Peterson doesn’t believe it’s inevitable that Nebraska will recognize same-sex marriage. “I’m a little troubled by a simple notion that says everyone’s doing it, just go with it,” Peterson tells reporters during a news conference in his […]

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Lawmakers hope to rescue Child Welfare Division with $7M infusion (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would shift money within the Department of Health and Human Services to keep the Division of Child Welfare from running out of money. Senator Health Mello of Omaha, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, brings an amendment before the Unicameral to provide Child Welfare with $7 million dollars. “I […]

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Omaha police chief supports prison reform legislation

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The Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee addressed several prison reform measures during a hearing Wednesday in Lincoln. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer testified and said the current aim of the state’s prison system is misguided. Chief Schmaderer said, “No where is the goal of corrections to reduce prison overcrowding but somehow that has become the culture […]

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Nebraska Humane Society supports legislation targeting bad dog breeders

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Nebraska lawmakers are looking at legislation that would help shut down and prosecute operators of puppy mills.   Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan there are several reasons why they haven’t been able to shut them down after finding animal abuse. Langan says, “The Department of Agriculture is responsible for inspecting licensed […]

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Sponsor of voter photo ID bill insists it will pass, eventually (AUDIO)

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A bill to require Nebraska voters to display a photographic identification to vote has been defeated in the Unicameral. State senators voted 25-to-15 for a so-called “bracket” motion, shelving LB 111 for the remainder of the session. The procedural vote effectively kills the legislation this year. Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill admits the vote somewhat […]

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First chance to see Mike Riley’s Huskers will come on April 11th

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The University of Nebraska and BTN have announced that the Huskers’ April 11 Red-White Spring Game will be televised live on the network, beginning at 1 p.m. In addition to live coverage on BTN, the game will also be available for fans on their mobile devices through BTN2Go. This marks the fourth straight year BTN […]

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NU women make a late push but fall short at Northwestern

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Tear’a Laudermill scored 16 of her 20 points in the second-half to help No. 21 Nebraska cut a 24-point deficit to six with over two minutes left before falling 59-51 to the Northwestern women’s basketball team at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday. The Huskers, who shot just 10.7 percent (3-28) from the floor in the first […]

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Utility warns of power cut-off scam, hundreds of customers get calls

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Utility customers in Nebraska and several neighboring states are being warned about a telephone scam. MidAmerican Energy spokeswoman Ashton Newman says 1,500 customers contacted the utility to report receiving a suspect call in recent months. “The good news is the majority of our customers appear to not be falling for these scams and they are […]

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Voter photo ID bill dies after opponents shelve it for session (AUDIO)

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Opponents didn’t have to talk the voter photo ID bill to death. They, instead, won a procedural vote to, in effect, kill it. Opponents of LB 111, which would require Nebraskans to display photo identification to cast ballots, had mounted a filibuster against it. They prepared to spend days criticizing the bill, seeking to block […]

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Jenkins competency hearing set for March 2

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Experts at the Nebraska Regional Center issued a report to the court yesterday that convicted killer Nikko Jenkins is competent and understands sentencing proceedings. A three judge panel will determine his fate and Omaha Defense Attorney William Gallup says his mental illness will be a factor. Gallup says, “The primary mitigating fact would be his […]

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OSHA completes investigation in TV crew shooting death

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration completed their investigation into the shooting death of crew member of the TV show COPS last August in Omaha. Sound technician Bryce Dion followed officers into a Wendy’s restaurant during an armed robbery. The suspect fired an air-soft at officers who returned fire. A stray bullet hit Dion and […]

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Opponents stage filibuster against voter photo ID bill (AUDIO)

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Debate is underway in the legislature on a requirement that voters display photo identification before casting a ballot. Opponents plan to talk a long time. Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill sponsors LB 111, which he told colleagues is patterned after an Indiana law which withstood a legal challenge before the United States Supreme Court. Larson […]

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