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Rancher blasts Senate’s indecision on Keystone XL

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Senate debate on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is at a standstill. A compromise appears unlikely with no vote expected this week after the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement last week. Nebraska rancher Randy Thompson of Martell is one landowner who won a court victory against TransCanada in a case that’s now in the […] Read More »

Suspect in South Dakota shooting commits suicide after pursued into Nebraska

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A suspect in a South Dakota shooting apparently shot and killed himself this weekend after being pursued into Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 38-year-old Eric Michael Johnson of Elk Point, S.D. fled on Interstate 29, first driving north, then turning around and driving south into Iowa. He drove into Nebraska, took Highway 75 south […] Read More »

Storms having an effect on the primary election as well

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Storms sweeping through Nebraska at the tail end of the weekend will have an effect on the primary election tomorrow. Secretary of State John Gale says storm damage has caused Seward County election officials to move a couple of polling places. “Fortunately, as large as the storm was and as violent as it was, the […] Read More »

BBB warns using care in selecting repairs after storms

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Sunday’s storm left a path of destruction in many parts of the state. Jim Hegerty with Nebraska’s Better Business Bureau says victims with property damage may receive a knock on the door from representatives of out-of-state companies offering to make repairs. He says some are very reputable companies but others are not. He says there […] Read More »

Mother Nature celebrates Mother’s Day with tornadoes and snow in Nebraska

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Mother Nature was not about to forget it was Mother’s Day in Nebraska on Sunday. Eastern parts of the state were hit by severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. The town of Sutton in south central Nebraska was targeted by a tornado that damaged buildings in their downtown area. Inspectors are checking buildings there to determine […] Read More »

Martinez signs free agent deal with Philly, but what position will he play?

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Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez worked out at quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back at Nebraska’s pro day in March. He prefers to play quarterback, saying he “loves the position,” but after going undrafted, Martinez signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles. How they use Martinez is an uncertainty. Martinez has speed and when he’s healthy, […] Read More »

Nearly a dozen tornadoes accompany strong storms

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Severe thunderstorms brought hail, high winds, heavy rain and as many as 11 tornadoes to eastern Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. Damage reports to homes, businesses and farmsteads are coming in from communities across the region in at least a half dozen counties, including Seward, Saline, Saunders, Knox, Douglas and Lancaster. Heavy rain also brought flash […] Read More »

Splitting of Farm Bill seen as splintering off too many votes (AUDIO)

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Should the Farm Bill be split, separating agricultural policy from food stamps? It’s a question that pops up periodically, especially in the last couple of years when it became so difficult to pass the Farm Bill. The nutrition program makes up 80% of the Farm Bill with actual farm policy only a minor portion of […] Read More »

Nebraska softball heads to Missouri for NCAA regionals

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The 18th-ranked Nebraska softball team earned an at-large invitation for the NCAA Tournament and will play in Columbia, Mo this weekend. Nebraska opens postseason play with a rematch against a Kansas squad (33-21) it edged, 1-0, on March 15. Missouri (41-16) owns 11 wins over ranked teams this spring, and the Tigers have won six […] Read More »

Spencer Long picked in the third round of the NFL Draft

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Offensive guard Spencer Long became the second Husker selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, as he was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round on Friday evening.  Long was the 78th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and the 14th pick in the third round.   Long became the highest-drafted Husker linemen […] Read More »

Nebraska’s Jean-Baptiste picked in the second round of NFL draft

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Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste was the first Nebraska player off the board in the 2014 NFL Draft, as he was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the second round on Friday evening.  Jean-Baptiste was the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and the 26th pick in the second round.   The 6-3, 220-pound Jean-Baptiste […] Read More »

Update: two killed in fiery Sarpy County crash

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UPDATE:  Friday’s accident on Highway 50 in Sarpy County claimed two lives.  The driver of a pick up, 25 year old David Gressley of Lincoln, was pronounced dead after being air lifted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  A passenger in the pick up, 19 year old Tyler Armknecht of Johnson, died at […] Read More »

Ricketts claims Heineman nod to Bruning hasn’t had much impact

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts contends Gov. Dave Heineman’s endorsement of Jon Bruning in the race only discloses the contrast between the two candidates. Ricketts, the former executive of TD Ameritrade, says he will bring a fresh perspective to state government, something Bruning, as Attorney General, cannot deliver. Ricketts says Nebraska needs an outsider to […] Read More »

6th annual Nebraska Law Ride is Saturday

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Members of Nebraska’s Blue Knight’s Motorcycle Club, a group for law enforcement officers, will be hitting the open road tomorrow. Omaha Police Officer Corey Clements is the Vice President of the Omaha Chapter and says their members and those from several other organizations from across the state will meet in Grand Island at the Law […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman proclaims May as Beef Month (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has proclaimed May as Beef Month in Nebraska. The proclamation highlights a sector of the agricultural industry that drives Nebraska’s economy. Nebraska has nearly 50,000 farms. Nearly half of them raise cattle. In 2012, Farmers and ranchers produced $23 billion in products, roughly $10 billion from cattle. As part of the celebration, […] Read More »