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Sen. Janssen: Fremont ruling sends a message

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State Sen. Charlie Janssen says the city of Fremont has been vindicated by the United States Supreme Court. The court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the Fremont illegal immigration ordinance. Janssen, a city councilmember at the time the ordinance passed, is pleased with the decision. “And the fact […] Read More »

Time to switch off the TV & computer and spend time outside, with family

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Nebraskans are being asked to turn off the TV, computer, apps and video games as part of Screen-Free Week. Sara Adelmann, spokeswoman for Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, says one study estimates that school-age children spend more time with screen media than in any other activity except sleeping. Adelmann says, “What we ask during Screen-Free […] Read More »

A-G candidate Peterson on state’s “good time” law

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A candidate for Nebraska attorney general would like to see changes in the state’s “good time” law. Republican Doug Peterson says it appears that most Nebraskans would also like to see a change. He says at his talks around the state everyone looks at this “good time” law and it makes no sense. Peterson says, […] Read More »

Fremont mayor pledges to enforce immigration ordinance as written (AUDIO)

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Fremont’s mayor says he’s not surprised that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a ruling upholding the city illegal immigration ordinance and that the city will enforce the ordinance as written. Mayor Scott Getzschman notes the court in March refused to hear appeals of lower court rulings on similar laws […] Read More »

Overton man arrested on charges of enticing a juvenile

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Nebraska and Colorado officials worked together in the investigation and arrest of a 67-year-old Overton man on charges that he used electronic communication to lure a juvenile into a meeting for sex. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Paul Tegeler was arrested very early Saturday morning at a bus stop in Lexington. The Nebraska and Colorado […] Read More »

“Women Veterans Making History” display in Nebraska

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A traveling exhibit that showcases women in the military is currently on display in Nebraska. Anna Morelock is the Deputy Public Affairs Officer with V-A Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System and says it is called “Women Veterans Making History” and it highlights the history and contributions of women in the military. The exhibit […] Read More »

Wicked twister from May 5th, 1964, is remembered & feared

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Nebraska is marking a somber anniversary today. It was on this date 50 years ago that a massive tornado touched down in south-central Nebraska, killing two people and injuring dozens while causing millions of dollars damage. That twister was the last F5 or EF5-rated tornado to hit Nebraska. The tornado on May 5th, 1964, landed […] Read More »

Supreme Court won’t hear Fremont case, illegal immigration ordinance stands

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The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the Fremont illegal immigration ordinance. The decision lets stand the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in June of last year that ruled the ordinance does not conflict with federal immigration laws. Immigrants represented by the […] Read More »

Sugar Ray pitches Storm Chasers to victory over OKC. Hottest pitcher on the staff

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (13-16) picked up their second straight win against the Oklahoma City RedHawks (16-15) winning 4-1, behind another solid performance from Triple-A newcomer Sugar Ray Marimon. It was Omaha’s first back-to-back wins since April 17 and 18 against Round Rock. Marimon went seven innings allowing just one run, 6.2 scoreless innings before […] Read More »

Sugar Ray pitches Storm Chasers to victory over OKC. Hottest pitcher on the staff

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (13-16) picked up their second straight win against the Oklahoma City RedHawks (16-15) winning 4-1, behind another solid performance from Triple-A newcomer Sugar Ray Marimon. It was Omaha’s first back-to-back wins since April 17 and 18 against Round Rock. Marimon went seven innings allowing just one run, 6.2 scoreless innings before […] Read More »

Chadron State softball sets record for wins in the season

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Chadron State gave up six runs in the bottom of the sixth and lost 9-1 to Mesa State during the second day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Softball Championship. The loss eliminated Chadron State from the conference tournament. The Eagles end their season with a record of 28-23, a school record for victories in […] Read More »

NU baseball sweeps Penn State and gains Big Ten berth

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The Huskers scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to rally back from their first deficit of the series en route to a three game sweep of Penn State after an 8-4 victory on Sunday at Hawks Field.  Nebraska clinched a berth in the Big Ten Tournament and improved to 32-17 and […] Read More »

Husker softball earns share of their first Big Ten title, earn overall #2 seed in tournament

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Kylee Muir’s grand slam turned the tables and powered the Huskers to an 8-3 victory over Indiana. That victory, along with Wisconsin’s victory over the sixth-ranked Wolverines in nine innings, ended the conference title drought for the Huskers with its first Big Ten title and first conference title overall since 2004. The Huskers produced their […] Read More »

Osborn accuses Sasse of being a Washington insider funded by Washington (AUDIO)

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Former state Treasurer Shane Osborn has turned up the heat in the Republican primary for United States Senate, accusing Ben Sasse of being a Washington insider whose campaign is funded by Washington, D.C. special interests. Osborn claims the experience of Midland University President Ben Sasse is that of a Washington bureaucrat. “He spent nearly a […] Read More »

Is your evergreen turning brown? It could be winter stress

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The rain is causing most of our yards and plants to green up, but some Nebraskans may notice branches on their pines, firs and spruce trees turning brown or yellow. Forester Tivon Feeley says those trees known as “conifers” are showing signs of winter stress. “The ground is still frozen and the root system can’t […] Read More »