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Governor Heineman Pondering Next Move

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Governor Heineman is giving serious thought to applying to become the next University of Nebraska President when his term as governor ends.  In responding to a question during a call in show with the Nebraska Broadcasters on Tuesday, Governor Heineman said that Nebraska has a great university system that he is very proud of. “A lot […] Read More »

Corps: Missouri River levels will rise but flooding is out of forecast

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Above-normal runoff is expected over the coming weeks in the Missouri River system, but officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say no flooding is anticipated. Jody Farhat, who heads the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Office in Omaha, says more water will be pouring into the waterway but it shouldn’t cause a problem […] Read More »

Johanns Voices Concerns over Veterans Care

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for his failed leadership in addressing the growing national scandal surrounding the agency. However, Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says that he is concerned about the agency running without a leader during the lengthy time it would take to […] Read More »

Niobium Drilling Set to Resume near Elk Creek

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Canadian-based NioCorp Developments is resuming drilling near Elk Creek later this week as it looks to collect more samples from a niobium deposit in the area. Former State Senator Tony Fulton, a member of the NioCorp advisory board, says the latest round of investment in the project will allow for a metallurgical analysis, additional drilling […] Read More »

Arrest made in weekend murder in Omaha

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Odessa, Missouri law enforcement assisted Omaha police in arresting 42 year old Anthony Burries. He is suspected of killing 38 year old Tina Hoult. Police were called to Hoult’s apartment at 97th and Mockingbird Drive Sunday morning to check on a woman’s well being. They found Hoult inside and immediately started the investigation.  Omaha police […] Read More »

Eight Husker baseball players pick up Big Ten honors

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Eight members of the Nebraska baseball team were honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday morning, including Pat Kelly, Michael Pritchard and Chance Sinclair who were named  first-team All-Big Ten players by the league’s coaches. Blake Headley and Christian DeLeon were each second-team selections, while Zach Hirsch earned third-team honors. Ryan Boldt was one of […] Read More »

Husker basketball coach Tim Miles ticketed in auto accident

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Police ticketed NU men’s basketball coach Tim Miles for negligent driving after he was involved in a three-vehicle accident. Miles said he was changing the radio station when he rear ended another vehicle…that car hit the pickup in front of them. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Miles had some soreness, but it didn’t stop […] Read More »

Case against Nebraska linebacker for stolen bicycles dropped

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The Lancaster County Attorney’s Office dismissed the case against 19-year old Nebraska linebacker Josh Banderas this past Friday, after the Lincoln native agreed to attend a pre-trial diversion program. Banderas was accused of felony theft for stealing seven bicycles from a bike rack on campus last week. Husker football coach Bo Pelini hasn’t released a comment regarding Banderas’ status for […] Read More »

Omaha Marian grabs record 12th state soccer title, Gretna passes Elkhorn South in OT

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Omaha Marian won its state-record 12th girls soccer championship with a 1-0 win against Millard North in the Class A final Monday at Morrison Stadium.  Junior forward Faith Carter scored the only goal in the 21st minute. Top-ranked Marian finishes 18-1, with its only loss against No. 2 Millard North, in the Metro Conference Tournament championship. […] Read More »

High school baseball tournament results from 5/19/14

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Class A Monday’s games Millard North 12, Millard South 5 Creighton Prep 9, Bellevue West 1 Omaha Westside 4, Papillion-La Vista 1 Grand Island 2, Millard West 1 Tuesday’s games Game 9: Millard West (24-8) vs. Millard North (19-13), 4 p.m. Game 10: Creighton Prep (24-8) vs. Papillion-La Vista South (23-11), 7 p.m. Game 11: […] Read More »

Debate Continues on Keystone XL Pipeline

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Keystone XL pipeline supporters are holding meetings in different Nebraska cities this week to highlight safety aspects of the project. Hydrogeologist Dr. Burt Fisher says that fears of massive risk to water in the Ogallala aquifer in event of a potential spill have been overblown, despite claims from those opposed to the project. Fisher states […] Read More »

New head of state bankers group looks to future challenges

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The chairman of Butte State Bank is being named the new president of the Nebraska Bankers Association. Craig Brewster says challenges in the banking industry are the same as those being faced by many businesses. Brewster says increasing federal regulations are impacting both businesses and consumers. He singles out the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act which […] Read More »

Recovery Efforts Continue in Beaver Crossing After Storms

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Beaver Crossing continues cleanup from the May 11th storms that spawned numerous tornadoes in the area, causing widespread damage to the town and surrounding area in Seward County. Jodie Fawl, Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says despite the work done over the past week since the storms hit, there remains significant […] Read More »

Lincoln Airport Adds Direct Flight To Atlanta

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Passengers wishing to fly from Lincoln to Atlanta will get their chance to do so beginning this September, as Delta Airlines flights will connect the two cities. Lincoln Airport Executive Director John Wood says the upcoming schedule is particularly good for both business and leisure travelers. “Atlanta is the largest hub in the world. Not […] Read More »

Memorial Day weekend campsites going fast

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The unofficial start of summer is this coming weekend and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner expects a full house at state parks and recreation areas. He says those planning on camping shouldn’t wait too long to secure a site.  Wagner says campers are already staking their claim at many of the 70-plus […] Read More »