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Huskers hand out Blackshirts

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Eleven Nebraska defensive players found a Blackshirt hanging in their locker prior to Monday’s practice. It is a Husker tradition that dates back to the Bob Devaney era. Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says the Blackshirts were awarded to players who met a criteria set by the coaching staff. “It is results based and now […]

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Dead man’s name released, questions remain

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Omaha police have identified the body of a man found inside a mobile home Saturday morning.   Officers were called to Villa Estates near Westbrook around 4:00 AM to investigate the discovery of a body.   They’ve since identified the man as 48-year-old John Hanes.   Two people have been taken in for questioning.   […]

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Unicameral’s Ag Committee to hold hearing Friday on cattle fees

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The Nebraska Legislature’s Agriculture Committee is holding a public hearing Friday in Grand Island. Senator Al Davis of Hyannis, who sits on the panel, says they’ll hear testimony from ranchers and other interested parties about modifying fees charged by the Nebraska Brand Committee. “It will be focusing on how the funding will take place in […]

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Hastings works to bolster defense

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Hastings College has always played an entertaining brand of football under coach Tony Harper but it is defense that he feels will get the program to the next level. The Broncos are looking to make strides after giving up 469 yards per game in posting a 6-4 record in 2014. “I think that’s going to […]

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Riley excited for Husker opener

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says he will know much more about his first Husker squad after Saturday. While many teams open with nothing more than a tune up the Huskers face their most intriguing opener in several years when they host BYU. “That part of it is going to be really good for us”, said […]

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Beatrice Six gets second chance in lawsuit against Gage County

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The Beatrice Six get a second chance. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 murder in southeastern Nebraska can get a new trial in their contention that Gage County officials conspired against them. An initial trial in their lawsuit ended in a mistrial in January. The […]

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Guards injured in separate fights at separate prisons

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A guard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary had to have surgery after being attacked by an inmate, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The officer is not being named by the department at the staff member’s request. According to Corrections, last Monday an inmate assaulted the guard on the prison yard after the […]

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Congressman Smith makes opposition to Iran deal unanimous (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith has come out against the Iran nuclear deal. Smith took time before making public his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the United States along with Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China. “My conclusion after studying the issue, after going to many meetings, and just interacting on the issue […]

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Two die in northeast Nebraska wreck

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Two people died in a head-on collision in northeast Nebraska over the weekend. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office reports 22-year-old Mollie Schieffer of Fordyce and 63-year-old Bradley Schumacher of Crofton died in the accident near Hartington. According to the sheriff’s office, Schieffer was driving east on Highway 12 near its intersection with Highway 57 when […]

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Backers of wind & solar energy tax credits plan to try, try again

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A Nebraska agricultural group is working with state legislators on a proposed tax credit for wind and solar energy projects. The effort fell short of passing last session but backers of the incentives say they’ll try again in 2016. Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says there’s plenty of support for the measure. Hansen says, […]

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Freshman takes the reigns at Chadron State

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TD Stein will be the starting quarterback on Thursday night when Chadron State opens the season on the road at Missouri S@T. The redshirt freshman  is a native of Chadron and replaces four-year starter John McClain under center. Chadron State coach Jay Long says Stein just needs game experience right now. “He’s a terrific football […]

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Huskers prepare for BYU pressure

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the Husker offense will face a BYU defense that “likes to blitz from the bleachers” when the teams square off Saturday in Memorial Stadium. A veteran quarterback like Tommy Armstrong could help against pressure and Armstrong says the key will be recognizing what defense BYU is in at the snap. […]

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AG Peterson encourage N. Dakota judge has blocked WOTUS

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Attorney General Doug Peterson says he is encouraged by a federal judge’s action against the Waters of the United States rule. United States District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota has issued a temporary injunction against the WOTUS rule drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Peterson says it’s a big victory for Nebraska and the […]

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Gov. Ricketts not worried that GOP presidential field is crowded

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’s pleased with the field of Republican candidates for president, crowded though it may be. Ricketts, a Republican, says there are a number of good candidates in the Republican field. “Obviously, I’m biased toward governors just in general, being a governor myself. I think it does give you a perspective about […]

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DC West Community Schools struggle with bond issue

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Vandalism and accusations are running wild at DC West Community School District. After voters in November failed to pass a $45.8-million bond issue signs within the district have been vandalized and there are accusations the district purposely planted mold in the buildings so the next bond issue would pass. Superintendent Melissa Poloncic says she too […]

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