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First eight Husker football games have times set

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The 125th season of Nebraska football will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30, when the Huskers play host to Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium. Game time has been set for 2:30 p.m. CDT with television coverage provided by BTN.  The Huskers stay at home in week two and will take on McNeese State in a […] Read More »

Schaake sweeps junior golf titles

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Alex Schaake of Omaha completed his sweep of the Nebraska junior state golf tournaments by shooting even par to earn a 14-stroke win in the Nebraska Boys Amateur Championship at the Beatrice Country Club, during the final round on Wednesday. Schaake won the Junior Match Play title in McCook earlier this summer.  He will be a […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer wants to give businesses credit for giving family leave (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer wants to provide businesses an incentive to provide their employees with paid parental or medical leave. Fischer, a Republican, sponsors legislation with Independent Senator Angus King of Maine that would give businesses a tax credit to give paid leave for workers. Fischer calls it a common sense approach. “It recognizes the impact […] Read More »

Expert: Too much social media can make kids anti-social

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Summer should be a time for kids in Nebraska to play at the park, ride bikes and learn how to paddle a canoe, not to while away the hours on Facebook. One expert suggests parents should limit a teen’s access to social media, internet and T-V during summer vacation. Peter Komendowski, with the Partnership for […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer backs Gov. Heineman demand to know more about minor immigrants

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Sen. Deb Fischer dismisses those who question why Gov. Dave Heineman has demanded to know how many illegal immigrant children have been placed with families in Nebraska, where they are staying and who they are. Fischer says states need answers from the federal government. “Well, of course we need the information, and the governor is […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman hands out special veteran driver’s licenses (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has presented four military veterans with special driver’s licenses at a ceremony held at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue. “July 1st of this year marked another milestone for honoring veterans here in Nebraska,” Heineman told the veterans. “This was the very first day Nebraska veterans were able to apply to […] Read More »

Two bodies found in west Omaha home; possible murder-suicide

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Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a home near 156th and Blondo Streets in Omaha Wednesday. Authorities say the bodies were found by a friend around 11 am checking on the well-being of those inside. Authorities confirm one of the individuals is a woman and the other a younger […] Read More »

Nebraska Latino coalition supporting child immigration

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A coalition of Latino representatives from Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island and other cities will host a news conference Friday, July 18th at 10:30 am at the state capitol to respond to the “vitriol and bigotry being expressed by Governor Heineman and other state elected officials toward the immigrant children being forced to abandon their families […] Read More »

Congressman Terry wants secrets to stop

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry says the secrets in Washington have to stop. He says the Obama Administration is going out of their way not to inform states about the thousands of young illegal immigrants from Central America crossing the border. Congressman Terry says he introduced a bill to force Homeland Security and the […] Read More »

NU receiver pleads guilty to marijuana charge

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Nebraska wide receiver Jariah Tolbert entered a plea of guilty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana on Tuesday, from a June 12th incident on tennis courts on the Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound freshman from Louisiana pleaded not guilty, on the charge of obstructing an officer. Tolbert will pay a $300 fine […] Read More »

Nebraska fan day set for August 1st

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The 2014 Husker football team will hold their annual Nebraska Football Fan Day on Friday, Aug. 1. The event at Memorial Stadium will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium. All Husker players that will be part of preseason camp will be in attendance and available to fans. Autograph cards and other items […] Read More »

Johanns asserts 6.1% unemployment rate doesn’t reflect reality (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns has questioned the Federal Reserve chairwoman on whether she is satisfied with the progress on the federal unemployment rate. Johanns, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, told Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen that while a 6.1% percent unemployment rate looks impressive, only about 63% of Americans are actually in the labor market. […] Read More »

First case of West Nile reported in Nebraska

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A five-county public health district in southeast Nebraska has reported its first human case of West Nile virus this season. Kim Plouzek of Public Health Solutions Emergency and Environmental Programs, said the first human case in the district discovered Sunday, comes earlier, than usual. The season usually peaks in August or September. P-H-S would not […] Read More »

“Raising Nebraska” exhibit new at state fair

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There is a new exhibit at this year’s Nebraska State Fair. Associate Dean for UNL Extension and State 4-H Program Administrator Kathleen Lodl says “Raising Nebraska” is a 25,000 foot interactive display about agriculture.  Lodl says it includes a full-sized pivot irrigation system, a video theater enclosed in a grain bin, a virtual combine ride […] Read More »

Large chicken farm proposed for southeastern Nebraska

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Gage County leaders will consider a special permit next week for a proposed poultry operation that would be one of the state’s largest. The facility would be built near Blue Springs with six buildings to house more than 150,000 chickens. James Zimmerman says he’s researched modern methods used by MBA Poultry near Tecumseh where 26 […] Read More »