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Two more night games planned for the Husker football schedule

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Two more Nebraska football games have been slated for nighttime starts. The Big Ten Network will air the Huskers September 27th home game against Illinois for 8pm, then October 18th at Northwestern at 6:30. That will make five consecutive night games for Nebraska in 2014. Already set for kicks after sunset are a 9:30 p.m. […] Read More »

Ricketts denies orchestrating negative campaign against Bruning (AUDIO)

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Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts denies he’s behind the attack adds against Attorney General Jon Bruning in their campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. A number of television ads have attacked Bruning as the May 13th primary Election Day draws near. The Bruning campaign accuses Ricketts of secretly funding the negative campaign. Ricketts denies the […] Read More »

Encampment in Washington D.C. protests Keystone XL pipeline

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Leaders of a state advocacy group are joining Native Americans and farmers and ranchers from Nebraska in Washington D.C. this week to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ben Gotschall is spokesman for BOLD Nebraska and says members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rode horses into the nation’s capitol on Tuesday to kick-off […] Read More »

Lincoln man charged in the death of his wife Easter Sunday

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A heated argument Easter Sunday evening apparently led to murder in Lincoln. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Perschong says 41-year-old Kent Burklund has been charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife, Bettina Burklund, also 41. Perschong says officers went to the couple’s home Monday after co-workers of Bettina became worried, because she […] Read More »

Deadly overnight accident in Omaha

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One person is dead following an early morning accident in Omaha. Police say a speeding SUV was southbound on 72nd Street when the driver lost control near Shirley Street around 1:00 a.m. The vehicle went off the road, through two parking lots; hit a tree and then a light pole. Authorities say the driver died […] Read More »

Deadly overnight accident in Omaha kills one

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One person is dead following an early morning accident in Omaha. Police say a speeding SUV was southbound on 72nd Street when the driver lost control near Shirley Street around 1:00 a.m. The vehicle went off the road, through two parking lots; hit a tree and then a light pole. Authorities say the driver died […] Read More »

Cong. Terry reacts to Keystone XL Pipeline delay

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressmen Lee Terry says the State Department’s extension of the decision on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is just a case of playing politics as the 2014 election nears. Congressman Terry says the State Department already stamped final on all the environmental reports. That was given to President Obama for his response. […] Read More »

Congressman Terry calls latest Keystone XL delay pure politics

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressmen Lee Terry says the State Department’s extension of the decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is just a case of playing politics as the 2014 election nears. Congressman Terry says the State Department already stamped final on all the environmental reports. That was given to President Obama for his response. […] Read More »

Inmate who drove van in fatal Lincoln collision pleads no contest to manslaughter

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The prison inmate who drove a state van into a Lincoln intersection killing a woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of manslaughter. Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly charged 36-year-old Jeremy Dobbe with manslaughter in connection with the traffic crash that killed Joyce Meeks of Lincoln. Several Lincoln residents called the evening of June […] Read More »

Omaha shutout for the first time in 2014

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (9-9) were shut out for the first time in the 2014 season and were held to only two hits by the Nashville Sounds (9-9), tying the lowest hit total for the Omaha in the history of Werner Park. The Chasers have lost four of their last five meetings with Nashville. The […] Read More »

NU’s Edwards named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

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Senior Taylor Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week after going 4-for-7 with five runs scored and four RBIs in Nebraska’s three-game sweep of Ohio State last weekend. Three of Edwards’ four hits went for extra-bases, including a pair of home runs, as she slugged 1.571 in the series. She also drew four […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman sees no need to delay Keystone XL decision (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he’s very disappointed by the latest delay on a decision about the Keystone XL oil pipeline and rejects the suggestion that legal issues in Nebraska should prevent the State Department from moving forward. Heineman says there just doesn’t need to be any more delays. “It’s time for a yes or no […] Read More »

New USDA program tries to help inject new blood into farming

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a program to bring a new generation of farmers onto the nation’s farms. Deputy U.S. Ag Secretary Krysta Harden says the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program will help train and educate new farmers and ranchers with $100-million from the new Farm Bill. “The average age of our […] Read More »

Law mandating autism coverage signed into law (AUDIO)

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A bill signing ceremony at the Capitol became emotional as families of autistic children celebrated a late-legislative session victory. Gov. Dave Heineman has signed into law LB 254, which requires health insurance policies to cover autism therapy. Colleen Jankovich of Omaha, the mother of an autistic son, stated she’s pleased the bill won approval in […] Read More »

Speaker Adams sees accomplishment despite filibusters

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Legislative Speaker Greg Adams wasn’t surprised by how the legislative session ended. Adams notes the session began with filibusters and ended with filibusters. “When you have a legislative body, a deliberative body, like ours that is one house, one house with fairly loose rules, you put everybody together, it is going to be a little […] Read More »