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California man sentenced to life for murder of Sidney man

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A 35-year-old California man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Sidney man late last year, allegedly over a drug debt. The Attorney General’s office reports Jason Custer of Chico, CA has been sentenced to life in prison in Cheyenne County District Court for the murder of 35-year-old Adam McCormick. Custer has […] Read More »

State unemployment rate rises a bit

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The state unemployment rate edged up a bit last month. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate in February was 3.6%, a tenth of a percent higher than in January. “While the preliminary figures indicate that the unemployment rate has increased, it is encouraging that the labor force has grown by nearly […] Read More »

Tournament time finally here for Nebraska and Creighton (VIDEO)

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The state of Nebraska has its eyes on San Antonio as both the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Creighton Bluejays play their second round NCAA Tournament games, Friday. Here’s a look at our teams and their opponents. NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS Nebraska was one of the surprise stories, finishing fourth in the Big Ten after being picked to finish […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says lack of state support doomed Medicaid expansion (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman contends a filibuster against Medicaid expansion held, because Nebraskans don’t support it. Heineman expects supporters of Medicaid expansion to try again next year, but he doesn’t see a different result. “I don’t see a change in the landscape out there,” Heineman tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network […] Read More »

Janning gets to 1,000 points as Creighton knocks out Missouri in WNIT play

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Sophomore Marissa Janning topped the 1,000-point mark as the Creighton women’s basketball team defeated Missouri, 77-51, in the First Round of the WNIT Tournament on Thursday, March 20. Down 21-9 Missouri stepped up the defensive pressure to go on a 13-0 run, taking the lead for the first time at 22-21 with 7:05 remaining. Missouri […] Read More »

Using chemicals for spring cleaning? Use caution — and use your head

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With the arrival of spring this week, many Nebraskans will leap into a house cleaning frenzy this weekend. Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and an expert on poisons, says you’ll need to use caution with all of those powerful cleansers, especially if there are kids in the house. “What we see as a lot of […] Read More »

Move to end mountain lion hunts stalls in Unicameral

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A move to end mountain lion hunting in Nebraska after its first season has stalled in the Unicameral. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha opposes stripping authority from the Game and Parks Commission to authorize the hunts. He points out the legislature gave the commission that authority on a unanimous vote only a couple of years […] Read More »

Move to end mountain lion hunts stalls in Unicameral

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A move to end mountain lion hunting in Nebraska after its first season has stalled in the Unicameral. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha opposes stripping authority from the Game and Parks Commission to authorize the hunts. He points out the legislature gave the commission that authority on a unanimous vote only a couple of years […] Read More »

Move to end mountain lion hunts stalls in Unicameral

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A move to end mountain lion hunting in Nebraska after its first season has stalled in the Unicameral. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha opposes stripping authority from the Game and Parks Commission to authorize the hunts. He points out the legislature gave the commission that authority on a unanimous vote only a couple of years […] Read More »

Pelini releases statement on injured player Reeves

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“Ryne Reeves had full sensation and movement in all extremities following his injury at practice on Wednesday. As a precautionary measure, he was transported for further evaluation of his neck pain. All of his imaging studies were normal, and it is being treated as a cervical strain injury. Ryne will continue to be treated and […] Read More »

Accused murderer Nikko Jenkins requests bench trial

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Another request by accused murderer Nikko Jenkins. Records show Jenkins submitted a request to waive a jury trial and asked Douglas County Judge Peter Batallion to allow a bench trial. A hearing on that request is Tuesday. Last week Judge Batallion granted a request by Jenkins that he can act as his own attorney during […] Read More »

Officer involved shooting death in Omaha

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An investigation is underway involving an officer involved shooting in Omaha late Wednesday afternoon. Omaha Police spokesman Officer Michael Pecha says several law enforcement agencies were working together in an attempt to arrest 30 year old Willie Michalak at 11th and Dorcus. The Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Gang Unit were […] Read More »

Wisconsin man stopped for speeding on I-80, busted for drugs

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A 28-year-old Wisconsin man faces drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 near the Lincoln Airport exit. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped Nicholas Pacocha of Cedarburg, WI. A drug dog sniffed out about 18 pounds of marijuana stashed in three duffel bags in the rear passenger side of the […] Read More »

Husker football to scrimmage 100 plays tonight before taking a break from spring workouts

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The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours in full pads inside the Hawks Championship Center on Wednesday as the Huskers continued spring workouts. “I’m seeing progress on both sides,” Head coach Bo Pelini said. “I’m seeing guys who are competing, and I think it’s been a productive seven practices to this point. We’ll scrimmage […] Read More »

Pierce elevator gets one week extension in effort to re-open

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The owners of a now-closed grain elevator in northeast Nebraska are being given another week to get their finances in order. The original deadline was yesterday for the president of the Pierce County Elevator to present his investment plan to the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Elevator president Brian Bargstad told the panel he needs more […] Read More »