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NU defensive end Gregory added to Bronco Nagurski award watch list

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The preseason honors continue to roll in for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. The junior standout was named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thursday. The 6-6, 240-pound Gregory is among the nation’s top returning defenders. Gregory led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks last season, including nine in conference games. […] Read More »

Hockey player accused of making sex video with minor appears in court

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Nineteen year old Thomas Carey, a member of the Lincoln Star hockey team accused of using a minor to make a sex video in Moorhead, MN., appeared in court on Thursday. Carey is charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography.  Prosecutors say Carey and nineteen-year […] Read More »

Elkhorn River access sites once again open to public

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The Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District reopened three of their access sites in DouglasCounty. They had been closed and river access denied due to high water levels and debris from recent heavy rains. Graske Crossing, Elkhorn Crossing and the West Maple Road site are now open. Boaters, tubers and kayakers are once again […] Read More »

Livestock producers short-changed

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Officials estimate 1,000 head of livestock were lost when tornadoes and severe storms targeted northeast Nebraska last month. U-S Senator Mike Johanns says the new Farm Bill reauthorized and funded programs to help livestock producers that suffer losses due to disasters such as this. However, Senator Johanns says these livestock producers are likely being short […] Read More »

Humanitarian relief for migrant children

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With the tens of thousands of children coming across the border from Central America officials continue to scramble as how to take care of them and where. Candace Gregory is the CEO of the Open Door Mission in Omaha and says her colleagues in Texas, Arizona and California were called into meetings earlier this week […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks last in crime victim compensation (AUDIO)

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A national study ranks Nebraska dead last in the compensation it provides its victims of crime. Justice Fellowship, based in Washington, D.C., has released its first annual report on crime victim compensation. Nebraska ranks as the stingiest state. “This is not the leaderboard that you want to be atop, but Nebraska has this dubious title […] Read More »

NU wrestler Green takes home silver at World University Games

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Husker wrestler James Green earned the silver medal at 154 pounds in the men’s freestyle division of the University World Championships on Wednesday in Pecs, Hungary.  Green started with an 11-1 victory over Finland’s Jere Kunnas in the quarterfinals before taking down Russia’s Shamil Magomedov, 8-4, in the semifinals. In the finals, Evgheni Nedealco of Moldova […] Read More »

Defending Big Ten champs find a challenging schedule on the pitch

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The Nebraska soccer team released its 2014 schedule which features three games against top 10 teams from the final 2013 RPI Rankings.  The defending Big Ten regular-season and tournament champions will compete in an exhibition match against Colorado College on Aug. 15 in Colorado Springs, Colo., before beginning the regular season at home on Aug. […] Read More »

School in Pilger will be demolished Friday

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The demolition of the middle school in Pilger will start at 8 am Friday. Superintendent of Wisner – Pilger Schools Chad Boyer says alumni and residents are invited to watch but need to keep their distance.  Bricks from the building will be piled in the northwest corner of the lot and alumni and residents who […] Read More »

Corps of Engineers: Missouri River will rise but not flood this summer

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The experts predict higher-than-average runoff into the Missouri River this summer, but they’re quick to add, the waterway should stay well below flood stage and remain within its banks. Kevin Stom an engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water control office in Omaha, says they have adjusted their forecasts. “The 2014 calendar year […] Read More »

Man dies, girl is critically injured in Cozad mobile home fire

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A 45-year-old man died in a mobile home fire in Cozad. Cozad Police Chief Randy Adams identified the man as Fred Waltermire. Fire burned most of the mobile home early Tuesday morning. Two people responded to the fire and attempted to pull Waltermire to safety. They were able to get a 9-year-old girl out of […] Read More »

Democrat Chuck Hassebrook releases prison plan

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook vows to change how Nebraska administers good time provisions in prison if elected governor. Hassebrook has outlined a plan on prisons. Hassebrook says, as governor, he would prevent prisoners who abuse the rules or attack guards from automatically receiving credit for good time served. “One of the things that seems to be […] Read More »

Four injured, one critically, in Lincoln apartment fire

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Four Lincoln residents suffered injuries this morning, one critical, in an apartment complex fire. Lincoln Battalion Chief Derald Murrell says firefighters arrived just in time to rescue five occupants who were in a panic. “As soon as they threw the ladders up there, there were occupants that were already hanging out of the windows,” Murrell […] Read More »

New guidelines regarding annual exams for women released

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A report released last week by the AmericanCollege of Physicians now advises against the yearly exam for women who are not pregnant or experiencing problems. University of Nebraska Medical Center OB-GYN Dr. Libby Crockett is a member of the AmericanCollege of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and says they still recommend the yearly exam for all women […] Read More »

Creighton to host Oklahoma in mid-November, travel to play the Huskers. Download the Bluejays basketball schedule here

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Creighton released their non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season that features eight home games, two games at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida and road games at Tulsa, Nebraska and North Texas.  Six of the teams played in the postseason a year ago, including five NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The regular-season begins  on Friday, Nov. 14 when Central Arkansas […] Read More »