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Noted English comedian brings first performance to Husker State (AUDIO)

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A British comedian who ranks among the 20 greatest stand-up acts of all time is making his first stop in Nebraska this week. Eddie Izzard is first and foremost on a mission to make people laugh, but he’s also very serious about making them think about world issues. Izzard, who speaks several languages, is something […] Read More »

South sweeps both boys and girls matches at Shrine Soccer Classic

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Both South teams won 2-0 matches in the Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic on Saturday at Nebraska-Omaha’s Caniglia Field.  The field has turf that is designed for soccer and is considered one of the best soccer playing surfaces in the country. Paige Phipps of Millard West scored first to put the South girls on the board in […] Read More »

Former NU national champion Wright finishes fourth in discus

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Chad Wright, who won the national championship in 2012,  closed his Husker career on Friday with a fourth-place finish in the men’s discus. The senior from Kingston, Jamaica, finished with a throw of 203-2 (61.93) that came on his final attempt of the competition at NCAA Nationals in Eugene, OR. Junior Ellie Ewere jumped her […] Read More »

Four Omaha teens accused of murder

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Four teenagers have been arrested for the June 7th murder of 23 year old Brandon Wallace in Omaha. Wallace was found by Omaha Police on the porch of his home at 34th and Spaulding Street with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died.  Investigators looking into Wallace’s death led […] Read More »

Nebraska finds new basketball director of operations

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Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Friday that Teddy Owens has been named Director of Operations for the Husker basketball program. “Teddy will be terrific as our Director of Operations. It is a challenging job, but one he will handle well,” Miles said. “In this role, we rely on him to be a liaison […] Read More »

Severe weather Saturday

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Another round of very severe weather is targeting Nebraska. Brian Miller is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says there may be a few storms Saturday morning but nothing severe. He says as the day goes on a warm front and cold front will likely collide bringing the possibility of severe […] Read More »

Woman sentenced in assisted suicide case

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The wife of a rural Cheyenne County man who helped him commit suicide will serve no more jail time. Fifty-three-year-old Deann Kimble was handed a sentence Thursday of 79 days in jail, with full credit for time served, and 36 months of probation. She was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. According […] Read More »

Former Husker Lindsey Moore meets President Obama (VIDEO)

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Former Husker basketball star Lindsey Moore used her off day along with her Minnesota Lynx teammates to enjoy Thursday at the White House as they were honored by President Barack Obama for their 2013 WNBA title. President Obama commended the team for winning their third straight WNBA title and joked about how he predicted he would […] Read More »

Stolen Giant Tortoise Returned to Lincoln Zoo

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A red-footed tortoise  is back home after being taken from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Lincoln Police Sgt. Jerry Roeder  says police were contacted by the zoo on Wednesday with a tip to her whereabouts. “We received information from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo on Wednesday that they had received a call from an anonymous caller, telling […] Read More »

NU captures third All-American honor at NCAA track and field championships

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Patrick Raedler is the third Husker at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships to grab All-American honors after he finished 8th in the long jump. Raedler became a three-time All-American with a jump of 24 feet, 4 and a quarter inches as his fifth jump moved him from ninth to eighth. The Huskers also […] Read More »

Johanns Reacts to Failed Student Loan Propsoal, Successful VA Bill

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns expresses strong opposition to a student loan proposal that failed to overcome a filibuster on Wednesday. Johanns feels that the proposed legislation does nothing to address the cost of college and shifts private debt to taxpayers. The bill was brought forward by Senator Elizabeth Warren and would have raised taxes […] Read More »

Siouxland lands another air carrier, starting today

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Frontier Airlines is returning flights between Sioux City, Iowa, and Denver, Colorado, today, after cancelling the route in 2008 when the company filed Chapter 11. Last year, Frontier was purchased by Indigo Partners, which provides low-cost air transportation. Frontier spokeswoman Tyri Squyres says the airline is returning because it believes Sioux City has a strong market […] Read More »

Audit Finds Highway Superintendent Claimed False Overtime Hours

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Over 1700 hours of overtime worth nearly $50,000 is an overpayment according to State Auditor Mike Foley after a recent state audit found a Dundy County highway superintendent had claimed to have taken no vacation time, but evidence points to the contrary. Foley says a Facebook photo posted by the wife of Superintendent Michael Edwards […] Read More »

Johanns Outraged at Taliban Prisoner Swap

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns minces no words in expressing his feelings on the recent swap of Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Johanns says he’s still surprised at the release of five Taliban fighters despite the comments of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. “I guarantee, these folks are going to […] Read More »

Omaha man shot while mowing lawn

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An Omaha man was rushed to a hospital after being hit by gunfire around noon today. Sgt. Steve Martinez with the Omaha Police Department says the victim was outside of a house mowing a lawn in the north-central part of the city when apparently a person with a gun walked up and started shooting. Sgt. […] Read More »