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Huskers dispatch of Sparty at Big Ten Tournament

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In front of more than 11,000 fans at TD Ameritrade Park on Thursday night, the Nebraska baseball team (39-18) improved to 2-0 at the Big Ten Tournament with a 3-2 victory over the Michigan State Spartans (30-24). With the win, the Huskers will have tomorrow off and will be back on the field at 9 […] Read More »

Creighton open Big East tourney with win

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The top-seeded Creighton Bluejays took the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament, 9-2 over No. 4 Xavier, on Thursday, May 22. The win moved Creighton to 31-16-1 overall, while Xavier fell to 26-27. The Bluejays will face the winner of the No. 2 St. John’s vs. No. 3 Seton Hall contest on Friday, May […] Read More »

Storm Chasers finish series with victory at Nashville

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Brian Bocock drove in the winning run with an eighth inning sacrifice fly as Omaha edged Nashville, 3-2, Thursday night in their last regular season game at Greer Stadium, which will be replaced by a new ballpark for the 2015 campaign. The Storm Chasers finished their nine-game trip to Tennessee with four wins and return […] Read More »

Homestead National Monument Project Work Begins

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The Homestead National Monument of America, four miles west of Beatrice, has begun a project to reconfigure the park’s trail system. Monument Superintendent Mark Engler says the project is a result of public input about the Homestead’s General Management plan, and what projects could be undertaken to improve the visitor experience. Engler says work will […] Read More »

It’s the unofficial start of summer. Does your kid know how to swim?

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Many Nebraska families are planning Memorial Day weekends around water, either swimming in pools or lakes, boating, or heading to a beach. Kara Kelly, at the American Red Cross, says it’s a wise idea to first take a course from the agency in swimming or basic water safety. “We also just want to learn those […] Read More »

Click It or Ticket Campaign to Start This Weekend

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Nebraskans are being encouraged to buckle up as they head out this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. State Patrol Superintendent Colonel David Sankey says too many people have lost their lives from not wearing a seat belt. “What we’re seeing is, a large amount of our fatality crashes are single-vehicle rollover crashes and the occupants aren’t […] Read More »

Heineman Interested in NU President’s Job

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Governor Dave Heineman says that he expects to make a decision in a couple of weeks on whether he’ll apply to be the next president of the University of Nebraska. He told reporters on Thursday at a news conference that he will be up front about his application. “I think as governor, I would need […] Read More »

Maxwell running for congressional seat

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Politics just got a bit more interesting in Nebraska. On Wednesday former State Senator Chip Maxwell announced a petition drive to get the needed signatures to get his name on the November ballot.  Maxwell changed his party affiliation to Independent last fall but is a well known Republican and Tea Party activist. Some believe this […] Read More »

Royals sending third baseman Mike Moustakas to Omaha. Top prospect hitting just .152 in the majors

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The Kansas City Royals have optioned third baseman Mike Moustakas to Triple-A Omaha. In a corresponding roster move, infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes will be recalled prior to Friday’s game in Anaheim. Paredes, 25, has played in four games with the Royals this season, going 0-for-1 with two runs scored and two stolen bases as a pinch […] Read More »

NSAA adjusts baseball and tennis championship schedules due to rain

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Due to rain the schedule for today’s Baseball and Girls Tennis Championships have been adjusted as follows: Baseball- Sarpy County: Class B Baseball at Werner Park games have been moved to 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. Lincoln: The Class A Baseball Championship Game between Creighton Preparatory and Omaha Westside will be played at 2:00 pm […] Read More »

Hallam Tornado Anniversary Today

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The time of 8:30 p-m, is likely etched in the minds of many southern Lancaster County citizens. It was ten years ago tonight, when an F-4 tornado that reached a width of 2.5 miles, practically leveled the village of Hallam. Remorse, confusion and thankfulness are words that come to mind for Joe Polak, who owns a […] Read More »

Boys baseball scores from 5/21/14

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Class A Wednesday’s results Omaha Westside 8, *-Millard West 6 Creighton Prep 20, Grand Island 6, 6 inn. Thursday’s game Game 14: Omaha Westside (34-3) vs. Creighton Prep Class B Wednesday’s results Elkhorn 11, Omaha Skutt 10 Lincoln Pius X 8, *-Norris 7, 12 inn. Thursday’s games Game 14: Elkhorn (21-13) vs. Lincoln Pius X […] Read More »

Connie Yori brings Stephens back to her coaching staff

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One of the most successful players in Husker women’s basketball history is back in Nebraska again, as Coach Connie Yori announced the addition of Amy Stephens to NU’s 2014-15 coaching staff. Stephens, an Alliance, Neb., native still ranks among the top five Huskers in history in points (1,976, 4th), assists (444, 5th) and steals (280, 3rd), […] Read More »

Poison center: Keep e-cigarettes locked up, especially if you have kids

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Electronic cigarettes may help smokers to quit but the devices can be dangerous if they’re left within reach of a child. Nebraskans are warned to take special precautions with their e-cigarettes, especially the liquid nicotine inside them and the refill bottles. Tammy Noble, a registered nurse at the poison center, says to keep e-cigarettes and […] Read More »

Hot, Humid Summer Approaching

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Our ever unpredictable weather is changing again. UNL Climatologist Dr. Ken Dewey says that Nebraska and parts of the Great Plains are moving out of the prolonged drought pattern, with repeated rainfall a possibility beginning Thursday and extending all the way through the Memorial Day Weekend. Dewey also says that the colder than average weather in […] Read More »