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Prison inmate found dead, likely suicide

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State Department of Correctional Services officials say a prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the Lincoln state prison has been found dead in his cell, likely from suicide. 59-year-old Michael Peterson just began serving his life sentence in late May on a first-degree murder charge from Buffalo County. According to the Department […] Read More »

Public feedback needed regarding child welfare services

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A national consulting firm has been hired by the Nebraska Legislature to conduct a study on public and private child welfare agencies in the state. This is a follow-up to its earlier study on child welfare privatization. This study will help determine whether the management of child welfare cases should be carried out by public […] Read More »

Nebraska law enforcement warning about synthetic LSD

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Nebraska law enforcement is reporting a new synthetic drug that has been found  in the state. DEA Task Force member, Douglas County Narcotics Deputy Jason Stehlik says it is called “N-Bomb” or “Smiles” and it mimics the effects of the hallucinogenic LSD. Deputy Stehlik says it is in the form of blotter acid – meaning it […] Read More »

Abdullah named Big Ten player of the week (AUDIO)

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Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah earned Big Ten weekly honors for the second time this season on Monday. Abdullah shared Big Ten Offensive honors with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon following Nebraska’s 41-31 win over Miami Saturday night. Abdullah totaled 313 all-purpose yards – an NCAA single-game high in 2014 – as he rushed for 229 yards on […] Read More »

Division II football recap: All three Nebraska schools lose

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MSU Moorhead 40, Wayne State 36 MSU Moorhead stopped Wayne State on a fourth and goal at the nine yard line on the final play of the game to win a wild 40-36 Northern Sun Conference football game over the Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne. The visiting Dragons improve to 1-2 […] Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts gives insight to workings of court (AUDIO)

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The Chief Justice of the United States came to Nebraska and provided insight into how the court works. Roberts says he works hard to get the court to reach agreement on cases, but sometimes that’s not possible. “And I think it’s a good thing when more people come together. The court looks like it’s working […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska’s highways rank #2 in the nation

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A new report shows Nebraska’s highway system ranks among the very best in the country, based on their condition and cost-effectiveness. The study’s lead author, David Hartgen, with the Reason Foundation, explains how they compile the rankings which show Nebraska at number-two in the nation for the second year in a row. “Each of the […] Read More »

Nebraska stays unbeaten with 41-31 win over Miami

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When in doubt, give the ball to Ameer Abdullah. That was the philosophy for 22nd-ranked Nebraska on Saturday night, as the senior Heisman trophy candidate carried 35 times for 229  yards and two touchdowns in addition to a receiving touchdown to help the Huskers dispatch Miami 41-31 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The win moves […] Read More »

Nebraska defeats Miami 41-31 to stay unbeaten

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Behind a strong ground game and an opportunistic defense, 22nd-ranked Nebraska moved to 4-0 on the season after a 41-31 win over Miami on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Heisman Trophy candidate Ameer Abdullah was spectacular again, with 35 carries for 229 yards and three total touchdowns to help the Huskers wear down […] Read More »

Nebraska leads Miami 17-14 at halftime

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It’s been a back and forth contest in Lincoln between Miami and 22nd-ranked Nebraska, with the Huskers leading the Hurricanes 17-14 at the half. Miami took the opening kickoff and took nine plays to cap off a 75-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run by Duke Johnson to put the Hurricanes ahead 7-0 with 10:26 […] Read More »

High school football scores from Friday 9/19/04

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Allen 68, Omaha Nation 38 Amherst 54, Franklin 20 Anselmo-Merna 80, Elwood 52 Ansley-Litchfield 70, Axtell 21 Aquinas Catholic 61, Weeping Water 0 Arapahoe 42, Perkins County 22 Archbishop Bergan 58, Elmwood-Murdock 14 Arthur County 78, St. Edward 58 Ashland-Greenwood 55, Lincoln Christian 7 Aurora 32, Hastings 7 Axtell, KS 26, Pawnee City 22 BDS […] Read More »

Nebraska ready to rekindle an old football rivalry tonight

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The Nebraska football team is ready for their Saturday night showdown with the Miami Hurricanes. Head Coach Bo Pelini said the team had a good week of preparation. “I think our guys are recovered from the weekend—from the travel and all that,” Pelini said. “I think we have had good tempo, and I think we have had a good […] Read More »

Case of rare respiratory virus confirmed in Panhandle

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Nebraska becomes the latest state to confirm a case of enterovirus. Health officials are on heightened alert now that a rare respiratory virus has made its way into Nebraska’s panhandle. The state is now among 18 with 153 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 after a resident in the Panhandle was confirmed as infected on September 17. […] Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts: Scalia, Ginsburg wouldn’t be confirmed today (AUDIO)

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  United States Chief Justice John Roberts told a Nebraska audience he worries the partisanship that grips Washington will spill over onto the Supreme Court. Roberts said he’s concerned about the other two branches of government. “They are not getting along very well these days,” Roberts said during a question and answer period at the […] Read More »

Five Nebraska lakes under health alerts going into weekend

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State officials have issued a health alert for Lone Star Lake in Fillmore County. Health alerts remain in effect for four other Nebraska lakes. Alerts continue at Big Indian Creek Lake in Gage County, Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, and Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County. Samples taken […] Read More »