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Nebraska GOP seeks unity after tough primary battles (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Republican leaders sought unity after a tough primary battle during a rally held this morning at the party headquarters in Lincoln. Most of the Republican candidates, both winners and losers, attended the event to demonstrate party strength as the political campaigns now shift to the general election. Republican nominee for the United States Senate […] Read More »

Congressman Smith easily fends off challenge from Brewer

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Congressman Adrian Smith easily won the Republican primary of the Third Congressional District. Smith says it didn’t bother him that military hero Tom Brewer challenged his re-election in the primary. “It’s part of the process and with a two-year term one can never take anything for granted. Competition is alive and well. That’s what our […] Read More »

Pedestrian from Stapleton, Nebraska, killed in Iowa crash

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Authorities now say a central Nebraska man was killed when he was hit by a car earlier this week in eastern Iowa. Police in Davenport, Iowa, say 74-year-old John “Jack” O’Brien of Stapleton, Nebraska, was crossing a street late on Monday in the Mississippi River city’s downtown when he was struck by a passing Toyota […] Read More »

Tornado clean up continues in Beaver Crossing today

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Residents of Beaver Crossing will be getting help today from a number of community agencies in cleaning up damage and debris after Sunday’s tornado. Liz Dorland is the communications manager for the American Red Cross – Nebraska Southwest Iowa Region and says they are distributing cleaning supplies, gloves, trash bags and providing ice, water and […] Read More »

Frei falls short in challenge to Terry: principled leader or sore loser?

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Tuesday night’s Nebraska primary election is now in the history books. There were two close races – one for governor and the other for the U-S House District 2. Congressman Lee Terry won the race with 53% of the vote and Dan Frei received 47%. Frei says he has no regrets and was very happy […] Read More »

NAIA baseball recap. Bellevue wins opening game, Midland to face number one seed

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Charlie Krueger’s fifth inning home run proved to be the difference as the 18th-ranked Bellevue University baseball edged No. 20 Northwestern (Iowa) College Tuesday in the Bruins’ first game of the NAIA Opening Round in Shawnee, OK. With the win, Bellevue (38-15-2) advances to the winner’s bracket and will play the winner between Bacone and […] Read More »

NAIA softball recap. Bellevue beats Concordia then gets eliminated

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The Bellevue University softball team defeated Concordia (Neb.) University, 3-1, to stave of elimination on Tuesday at the NAIA Opening Round in Shawnee, OK. With the win, Bellevue moved on to play against 15th-ranked Belhaven (Miss.)  Shelby Kindelin went 3-for-4 and Alyssa Matoba added a pair of hits to lead BU’s offense that outhit the […] Read More »

Nebraska’s wheat crop looks good, especially compared to neighbors

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Ag experts say Nebraska’s winter wheat crop is coming along much better than what’s being seen in several other states that are suffering from worse drought. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says there are spotty dry areas in Nebraska but not near to the level seen further south. “The dryness that […] Read More »

Omaha executive Pete Ricketts wins GOP primary for governor (AUDIO)

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Former TD Ameritrade executive Pete Ricketts squeaks out a victory in the Republican primary for governor, edging Attorney General Jon Bruning. Ricketts told supporters gathered at his victory party in Lincoln that his campaign listened to Nebraskans about the direction of the state. He said he will bring an outsider’s perspective to state government to […] Read More »

Bruning comes up short in a primary once again (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning has lost another heartbreakingly narrow primary contest. Bruning received better than 25% of the vote in the Republican primary for governor, but former TD Ameritrade executive Pete Ricketts did slightly better, edging Bruning by a little more than a percentage point. “Sometimes in politics you fight hard and you come up […] Read More »

Ben Sasse wins GOP US Senate primary (AUDIO)

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Fremont University President Ben Sasse has captured the Republican nomination to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns in the United States Senate. Sasse took an early lead and never relinquished it, defeating Pinnacle Bancorp President Sid Dinsdale, former state Treasurer Shane Osborn, and Omaha lawyer Bart McLeay. Sasse told supporters gathered in Lincoln that his campaign never […] Read More »

Foley comes up short in bid for governor

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State Auditor Mike Foley thanks his supporters after finishing fourth in Tuesday’s Republican Primary for Nebraska Governor. Despite the end result, Foley was pleased with how his campaign was run and all of the help he received along the way. Foley placed fourth in the six-man GOP race. The state auditor had received endorsements from […] Read More »

NU linebacker Banderas and NU distrance runner Keifer charged with stealing bicycles

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19 year old Nebraska student athletes Josh Banderas and Lucas Keifer were charged by Lancaster County prosecutors on Tuesday for stealing seven bicycles off a bike rake on the University of Lincoln campus late Monday afternoon. Banderas, a middle linebacker on the Husker football team, and Keifer, a long distance runner, were pulled over by […] Read More »

Omaha neighborhood evacuated after gas leak

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A neighborhood near 137th and Leavenworth Streets in Omaha was evacuated around 11:30 Tuesday morning. Metropolitan Utilities Department crews rushed to the area to shut off a gas leak inside a home under construction. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department also blocked off traffic from entering the neighborhood. No word on what caused the gas line […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman makes disaster declaration after touring damage

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a state disaster declaration for portions of Nebraska hit hard by tornadoes at the end of last weekend. Heineman made the declaration through the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency after touring damage at Beaver Crossing, Cordova, and Sutton with Al Berndt, Assistant Director of NEMA. Storms Sunday spawned at least a […] Read More »