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Huskers lose early lead and fall to Razorbacks

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The Nebraska baseball team (15-13, 1-2 Big Ten) fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (18-10, 4-5 SEC) 4-3, after being held to just two hits. Tanner Lubach and Steven Reveles were the only Huskers to record a hit on the night, but the Huskers drew eight walks, including a career-high three by Austin Darby. Steven Reveles […] Read More »

Hooper gets AP honor, will compete in Final Four’s slam dunk and three-point contest

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Jordan Hooper was named second-team All-America award from The Associated Press, while sophomore Rachel Theriot added honorable-mention accolades for the Huskers. Hooper, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, finished her Nebraska career as the school’s career three-point leader with 295, which tied for fourth in Big Ten history. Hooper will compete in the […] Read More »

Two great pitchers set to square off against each other in NU-CU softball showdown

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The 20th-ranked Nebraska softball team hosts Creighton on Wednesday in the first of two meetings with the Bluejays this season, at Bowlin Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. NU’s Tatum Edwards ranks 30th nationally among all active Division I pitchers with 58 victories and 24th with 19 career shutouts. CU’s Becca Changtrom returns […] Read More »

Be prepared for severe weather by attending Lincoln symposium

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Springtime weather can quickly turn hazardous and Nebraskans of all ages need to be educated about the risks. The annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium will be held this weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL climatologist Ken Dewey says the offerings will include what’s called Family Weatherfest. “We have 12 stations with hands-on activities […] Read More »

Legislators restore $61M of $65M vetoed by Gov. Heineman

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State lawmakers have restored nearly all of the cuts made to the state budget by Gov. Dave Heineman. Heineman on Saturday announced he would use his line-item veto power to trim $65 million from the nearly $8 billion state budget. He suggested lawmakers use $25 million from that total to increase the property tax credit […] Read More »

CBSSports.com names Doug McDermott National Player of the Year

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Creighton men’s basketball senior Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American and National Player of the Year from CBSSports.com. This is the second consecutive year McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the website, while he also claimed Second Team honors as a sophomore. McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 […] Read More »

March Mid-America Business Conditions Report

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The March Mid-America Business Conditions Index shows promise. The March index came in at 58.2, up from February’s 57.4. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey and says the leading economic indicators showed positive growth and we ended the first quarter of the year on a positive note and the 2nd quarter could […] Read More »

Hastings boy dies after being hit by SUV

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A young Hastings boy who was run over by an SUV last weekend has died. Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha are confirming the death of three-year-old Aldo Ramirez-Lopez, though it’s not clear when he died. On Saturday night, reports say the boy stepped out from between several parked vehicles at a Hastings […] Read More »

NU’s Decker named softball player of the week

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Sophomore second baseman Hailey Decker celebrated her 20th birthday Monday by being named the Big Ten Player of the Week. Decker went 9-for-15 (.600) with one double, three homers, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs last week. She averaged more than two hits, two runs and two RBIs per game, while posting a 1.267 slugging […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman, Sec. Gale oppose popular vote compact (AUDIO)

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Two top state officials come out strongly against a bill that would shift the country away from the Electoral College to choose the president of the United States. Gov. Dave Heineman expressed shock that a bill to make Nebraska part of the National Popular Vote Compact has made it into the discussion of the legislature. […] Read More »

AAA: Gas prices have risen almost daily since mid-February

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A study of gasoline prices shows the national average has increased 49 of the past 52 days. AAA spokeswoman Gail Weinholzer says pump prices in Nebraska and Iowa have been climbing steadily for several weeks, but they should be topping off fairly soon. “They have been going up in both states although both are still […] Read More »

Effort to raise state minimum wage dies in Unicameral

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A bill that would have raised the state minimum wage to $9 an hour has failed to advance in the Unicameral. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha opened debate, stating it’s time to raise the minimum wage. “The purpose of this bill is to make sure hard work pays in Nebraska,” Nordquist told colleagues in his […] Read More »

Pierce Elevator cannot raise the cash, closes for good

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The debt is too deep. The Pierce Elevator Company will close, for good. Pierce Elevator President Brian Bargstadt surrendered his grain licenses March 4th. He since has been trying to get around $6 million together to pay off the elevator’s debt and re-open. State Public Service Commission Grain Division Director John Fecht says the needed […] Read More »

Online voter registration coming to Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Nebraska residents soon will be able to register to vote online. Gov. Dave Heineman has signed LB 661 into law during a ceremony in his Capitol office. Secretary of State John Gale joined Heineman during the signing ceremony. Gale said it only makes sense to allow online voter registration. “Obviously, over the last 15 years […] Read More »

UNO fraternity homeless for a good cause

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It is going to be quite an experience for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members at the University of Nebraska – Omaha this week. They are partnering with the Omaha Salvation Army in a five day event to raise awareness about the homeless and to collect food to restock their pantries. Spokesperson Susan Eustice says UNO […] Read More »