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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 »

A-G Candidate Buescher priorities

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Nebraska Republican attorney general candidate Brian Buescher continues to go to battle on behalf of the state’s farmers and ranchers as he looks ahead at his campaign. He says the federal government is considering several regulations that would be destructive to Nebraska’s agriculture producers and economy in general. Buescher says one proposal would further regulate […] Read More »

DHHS job fair set for Tuesday

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has a number of open positions in the eastern part of the state and hope to recruit new employees at a drive-thru job fair on Tuesday. Administration for the Eastern Nebraska Office Camas Steuter says they have openings related to Children and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, Medicaid […] Read More »

Nebraska’s 5th Lymphomathon set for May 10th

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This event is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get some exercise and raise money for a great cause. Martin Bast is the chairman Nebraska’s 5th annual Lymphomathon 5K walk at Mahoney State Park on May 10th. He says it is a chance for individuals and teams to walk to support those whose […] Read More »

It will take a very long time to resolve Keystone XL legal issues (AUDIO)

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If State Department officials want to wait until Nebraska legal issues are resolved to make a recommendation on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, they will be waiting quite a long time. A lawsuit filed by landowners challenges the constitutionality of a 2012 law that gave Gov. Dave Heineman the authority to approve the Keystone XL […] Read More »

Huskers use big comeback to avoid series sweep by Northwestern

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With the tying run on third base and two down, Nebraska closer Josh Roeder slammed the door on the Wildcats to secure a 10-9 come-from-behind victory for Huskers in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Hawks Field. The Huskers trailed 8-2 after the top of the fourth, but fought back and rallied […] Read More »

Creighton baseball shuts out Villanova in series finale

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Led by seven shutout innings from Matt Warren, Creighton claimed the series from Villanova with a 4-0 win on Saturday, April 19. The win pushed the Bluejays’ 2014 record to 20-12-1 and Creighton’s BIG EAST mark to 5-1. Villanova, meanwhile, fell to 11-24 overall and 3-6 in conference play. The Bluejay offense continued to get […] Read More »

Wild win for Storm Chasers in extra innings

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (9-8) scored their second walk-off win of the 2014 season in unusual fashion, with the winning run coming home on a wild pitch by Nashville Sounds (8-9) reliever Michael Blazek in the tenth inning. The Storm Chasers secured the 7-6 victory despite blowing a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning. Omaha […] Read More »

Rough weekend for Creighton softball against league leading DePaul

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The Creighton softball team fell 8-4 to league-leading DePaul at the CU Sports Complex Saturday. Over 600 fans came out to the CU Sports Complex to cheer on Creighton (25-19, 6-8 BIG EAST) on a sunny afternoon, but the Jays fell behind early and could not recoup the lead in a setback to DePaul (33-8, […] Read More »