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Kokesh headed to NCAA Nationals as Huskers finish 7th at Big Ten Wrestling Championships

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Nebraska senior Robert Kokesh captured the 174-pound Big Ten title after a 7-3 decision over No. 2 seed Matt Brown of Penn State at St. John Arena on Sunday. Kokesh, the top-ranked wrestler in the country at 174 pounds, earned a first-period takedown to take an early lead before a Brown escape. The Husker senior […]

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Weekend crash near Holdrege claims a life

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A Wilcox man died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a single vehicle rollover accident in Phelps County. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the crash happened around 8:15 p.m. on Poly Line Road near the Sacramento Wildlife Area east of Holdrege. Authorities say 40-year-old Chad Gannon of Wilcox was traveling west on Poly Line […]

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Infectious disease & Ebola symposium

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Members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit will share their experiences of treating Ebola and other infectious disease at a one-day symposium on March 11th. Several organizations are teaming for the event including the US Strategic Command. U-S Air Force Retired Lt. General Bob Hinson is the director of […]

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Study sees farmland values slip about 3% statewide

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The average value of Nebraska farmland has dropped for the first time in years. UNL Extension educator Jim Jansen says the just-released Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey Report indicated a modest but definite fall. Jansen says, “The average Nebraska farmland value, which is a weighted average of cropland as well as rangeland, pasture and […]

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Huskers come up short against Iowa at B1G tourney

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Ally Disterhoft led a balanced attack with 16 points and No. 14 Iowa, the second-seed, turned back seventh-seeded Nebraska 74-65 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament on Friday. Tear’a Laudermill led the Cornhuskers with 16 points, Emily Cady added 15 and Natalie Romeo and Brandi Jeffery had 14 each. Iowa led 36-33 at […]

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Girls high school semifinal scores from 3/6/15

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Class A Bellevue West 23 Norfolk 36 Lincoln Northeast 49 Omaha Westside 61 Class B Pius X 54 Gross Catholic 29 Norris 45 York 40 Class C1 Lincoln Christian 40 Pierce 45 Kearney Catholic 61 Norfolk Catholic 26 Class C2 Guardian Angels Central Catholic 35 Crofton 56 Sutton 11 13 7 7 38 St. Cecilia […]

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Omaha aspires to be a global agri-business leader

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Omaha hopes to benefit from Nebraska’s strong agricultural sector to become one of the top five agri-business leaders in the world. Senior Vice President Randy Thelen with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce sees value-added agriculture as a key to making the city a global leader in food processing, biofuels, and bio-chemicals. “We’ve seen tremendous […]

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Medical marijuana supporters attending committee meetings today

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Several bills regarding legalizing medical marijuana are on today’s Legislature’s Judiciary Committee agenda. Many supporters made the trip to Nebraska to share their success stories. Paige Figi says her daughter, Charlotte suffered up to 50 seizures a day and after losing hope she researched medical marijuana. Figi says, “She is an amazing success story. She […]

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Change smoke detector batteries along with clocks Saturday

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Statistics show that a majority of deaths from house fires can be prevented. Omaha Fire Department Captain Trevor Towey says, “Two out of three of those deaths didn’t have a working smoke detector. How many of those could be prevented by putting a simple battery in your smoke detector every year.” Captain Towey says if […]

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Omaha woman sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery

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An Omaha woman who stole slightly more than 12-hundred dollars from a Ralston bank has been sentenced to slightly more than five years in federal prison. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 24-year-old Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon has been sentenced after a federal grand jury found her guilty in December. In late July of last year, Valentine-Deguenon […]

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Prosecutors consider hate crime charge in burning of rainbow flag

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A 23 year old Omaha man is accused of taking a rainbow flag from a lesbian couple’s home and setting it on fire. Cameron Mayfield is charged with arson but more charges are pending if prosecutors determine this was a hate crime. “The law in Nebraska is pretty clear that anybody that commits a criminal offense […]

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Congressman Smith: Nancy Pelosi must have heard different speech (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith says the United States needs the perspective Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provides. And Smith, a Republican, says he doesn’t understand the statements House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made following the speech, in which she called the speech an “insult to the intelligence of the United States” “Listening to Nancy Pelosi explain […]

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AG Peterson pleased appellate court stepped in to stop same-sex marriages

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Attorney General Doug Peterson is pleased the 8th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has put on hold a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The appellate court stepped in, stopping the ruling by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon from going into effect. Bataillon had found the Nebraska definition […]

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Find delicious dishes from around the planet in Kearney

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Students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney will bring a taste of the world to campus this weekend as they celebrate the annual International Food and Culture Festival. Todd Gottula, a spokesman for UNK, says the festival allows everyone to experience the diversity of the international community on campus. “Students representing countries like Nepal, India, Japan, […]

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Romeo’s career night leads Huskers past Illinois at B1G tourney

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Natalie Romeo hit seven three-pointers and scored 26 points, both career highs, to lead seventh-seeded Nebraska to an 86-71 win over Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. Romeo, a freshman who has started nine straight games since All-American Rachel Theriot was lost for the season with an ankle injury, […]

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