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Nebraska announces Fan Experience upgrades to Memorial Stadium

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Be Ready.” Two words capture the excitement behind the upcoming University of Nebraska football season. The Nebraska Athletic Department wants Husker Nation to “Be Ready” to enjoy the enhanced fan experience in Memorial Stadium for the 125th season of Husker football which kicks off on August 30, 2014. The $12.3 million Memorial Stadium Fan Experience […] Read More »

Big Ten announces sites for Football, Basketball Championships

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The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Council of Presidents/Chancellors unanimously approved a recommendation from university administrators for future Big Ten Football Championship Games to be held in Indianapolis and for upcoming Big Ten Basketball Tournaments to be hosted by both Chicago and Indianapolis. The Big Ten Football Championship Game will remain at Lucas […] Read More »

Insurance claims mount after Tuesday’s violent weather

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The largest insurer of homes and vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa is making staffing adjustments to help customers in both states after Tuesday’s storms. Ann Avery, a spokeswoman for State Farm, says the number of insurance claims is adding up quickly due to the hail, high winds and flash flooding. “It’s the kind of damage […] Read More »

Johanns Supports Effort to Block New EPA Regulations

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Recent regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency this week seek to limit greenhouse gases and specifically, carbon dioxide emissions, have Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns concerned about their immediate economic impacts on the country. “The bad news for Nebraska and American families is that they’ll face higher utility rates. They’ll face the loss of […] Read More »

Cong. Terry removes comments about Bergdahl from website

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry removed a previous posting on his website calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release “wonderful news” and calling him “a national hero”. Congressman Terry says views of Bergdahl have changed dramatically in the last week and those comments were no longer appropriate. There are a lot of questions regarding the deal […] Read More »

Storm victim scam artists ready to strike

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They’re here! Omaha Police Department Fraud Investigator Rick Bilek says storm chaser scam artists are already hard at work in Nebraska trying to make a buck from victims of Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms. Bilek says these scammers promise home repairs, roofing, tree removal, painting to dent and glass repair on vehicles. There are red flags to […] Read More »

Nebraska sees their top fundraiser leave and football loses a recruit

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Paul Meyers, a key fundraiser for University of Nebraska athletics resigned on Wednesday after 20 years with the athletic department. The 49 year old Meyers has been associate AD for the Huskers Athletic Fund since 2005 and has led the department’s fundraising since 2000. He’s helped raise more than $250 million for NU athletics. Meyers was […] Read More »

Senator Fischer Questions Taliban Prisoner Exchange

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The recent prisoner swap by the United States and the Taliban, which saw the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, remains a hot button issue in Washington. Senators met with President Obama in a closed door meeting on Wednesday and Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says the administration had […] Read More »

Motor club makes predictions about summer gas prices

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Gasoline prices are forecast to stay relatively high during the summer driving season ahead as Nebraskans join millions of motorists in taking road trips to destinations nationwide. Nick Jarmusz, at AAA, predicts gas prices nationwide will be averaging between $3.55 and $3.70 a gallon, while in Nebraska, they’re now averaging around $3.54. “It’s always hard […] Read More »

Deputies Cleared by Investigation into Fatal Shooting

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An internal investigation clears Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputies in the fatal shooting last Friday of a Lincoln man barricaded inside his southeast Lincoln home. Sheriff Terry Wagner says they followed correct procedure. “The investigation has revealed that deputies followed the use of force policy, which authorizes use of deadly force to protect the deputy or […] Read More »

Storm Damage in Gage County

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Severe thunderstorm winds or a tornado destroyed two buildings north of U.S. Highway 77 and Sargent Road in Beatrice  last night. One building, located just east of Colleen’s Catering, was demolished, collapsing on two tractors and a small sport utility vehicle parked inside. Just south of that location, tin and lumber from another building was […] Read More »

Series of storms strike – major damage – brave rescues

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The morning after Tuesday’s storms is still bitter pill for many in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. A series of severe storms pounded the area well into Wednesday morning. The worst damage is in Washington County. Baseball to softball sized hail hammered the area destroying roofs, stripping paint from homes, breaking windows and wiping out […] Read More »

Crop damage from large hail being assessed

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Tuesday’s storm swept over Madison County in northeast Nebraska with tennis ball- to baseball-sized hail hammering the Norfolk area. Randy Guill, director of the Madison County Farm Service Agency, says most of the larger hail was in Norfolk and the northern part of the county with pea- to marble-sized hail in the Battle Creek area. […] Read More »

Central Nebraska Avoids Most of Tuesday’s Strongest Storms

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With hail the size of baseballs taking siding off homes and destroying cars in parts of the state, Adams County may have been spared the brunt of Tuesday’s storms. However, there are varying degrees of damage across numerous areas.Mike Moritz from the The National Weather Service in Hastings says the storms played out as expected […] Read More »

Lemek continues to dominate in women’s golf

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Danielle Lemek won her ninth state golf title by 11-strokes, capturing the Nebraska Women’s Stroke Play Tournament earlier this week at West Wind Golf Course/Ogallala. Lemek, who won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as she attends Bradley University, shot eight-under-par in the first round and six-under in the final round, beating out Sarah Jo Pravecek by 11. […] Read More »