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Storm Chasers shut out Sacramento

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Ryan Verdugo gave up just one hit over six innings and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, as Omaha blanked Sacramento, 2-0, Monday night in the opener of a four-game set at Raley Field. The Storm Chasers improved to 34-30 overall and 16-16 on the road but remained one-half game behind front-running Oklahoma City […] Read More »

Three more punch tickets to Omaha and College World Series

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The College World Series field is set as Ole Miss, Virginia and TCU all earned berths Monday night. Ole Miss is headed back to the College World Series for the first time in 42 years after beating Louisiana-Lafayette, 10-4, on Monday. The Rebels won the best-of-three Super Regional series, 2-1. They will next play Virginia […] Read More »

Corn crops in NE Nebraska 30-70% lost due to hail

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Damage is still being assessed from the severe weather that swept across eastern Nebraska a week ago today. In addition to tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain and flash flooding, large hail wiped out some crops, particularly in the northeast corner of the state. Randy Guill, director of the Madison County Farm Service Agency, says he’s […] Read More »

Petition Drive Continues to Increase Minimum Wage

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Organizers of a petition drive to raise the state’s minimum wage say they’ve been collecting signatures for three weeks and are hitting their goals. Nebraskans for Better Wages spokesman State Senator Jeremy Nordquist says the group hopes to gather 83,000 verified signatures by July 3rd, the deadline to put the question before voters in the […] Read More »

Rare Mosquito Disease Found in Nebraska

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The first Nebraska case of a mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya was recently reported to state health officials. Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health Dr. Joseph Acierno says it isn’t found in mosquitoes in the United States, but travelers to Africa, Europe and Asia need to take precautions. “Travel associated cases of this disease […] Read More »

Congressman Fortenberry Remembers D-Day in France

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Congressional members, including Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, marked the D-Day Anniversary in France last Friday with President Obama and other world leaders in attendance.Fortenberry says that it was an extraordinary experience for him to not only see the site of the historic D-Day invasion in person, but to experience Friday with so many veterans. Fortenberry noted […] Read More »

Salvation Army summer fan program underway

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The Salvation Army in Omaha is once again helping those in need beat the heat this summer. Spokesperson Susan Eustice says their 34th annual Summer Fan Program is underway. The Salvation Army relies on the public’s help and they are accepting donations of either new fans or money to purchase them.   Eustice says summer heat […] Read More »

Armed robber hits store clerk with gun

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A convenience store clerk is recovering after being pistol whipped by a robber early this morning in Omaha.   Police were sent to a Kwik Shop on north 72nd Street just before 3:30 am. Investigators say the suspect showed the clerk the gun and demanded money. That is when the suspect hit the clerk and forced […] Read More »

1 dead, 4 injuried in Omaha shootings

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Five young people were shot over a three day period in Omaha. One of the five, Brandon Wallace, was killed. He was shot outside of a home in the city’s northeast area on Saturday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. Friends and family of Wallace marched last night to remember […] Read More »

Deputy shot, manhunt underway in SE Nebraska

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Law enforcement agencies from throughout southeast Nebraska are looking for a vehicle and suspect involved in the shooting of a Richardson County Deputy early this morning. Sheriff Randy Houser says Deputy Josh Nincehelser stopped a silver or tan Dodge Neon on a county road about a quarter-mile west of Highway 75 at around 2:00 AM. […] Read More »

Three-number one seeds pushed to the brink in NCAA Baseball’s Super Regionals

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Number one seeds TCU, Ole Miss and Virginia have been pushed to a third and final game in their Super Regionals with a trip to Omaha on the line. Virginia won to force a game three against Maryland. Ole Miss won to force a final game against Louisiana Lafayette and TCU couldn’t close out Pepperdine. […] Read More »

Creighton Prep senior QB leads North to win in Shrine Bowl game

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Easton Stick, the former Creighton Prep QB star, threw for 124 yards and ran for 94 and a touchdown in the North’s 30-7 win in the 56th annual Shrine Bowl football game.  Stick was named the offensive player of the game.  QB Brad Brazeal threw for 123 yards and a touchdown as he and Stick combined […] Read More »

Pedal pumpers test their mettle on 476-mile cross-state jaunt

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Several hundred bicyclists are trekking across the Husker State this week on what’s called BRAN, the Bike Ride Across Nebraska. BRAN executive director Vicki Backman says this is the 34th year for the annual adventure and she says it’s appreciated when motorists give the groups of bike riders a wide berth. “We do want the […] Read More »

Three Huskers picked on the final day of the MLB Draft

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Three members of the 2014 Nebraska baseball team, along with two Husker signees were picked on the final day of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. Pat Kelly, Aaron Bummer and Zach Hirsch were each picked on Saturday after helping the Huskers reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014 for the first time since […] Read More »

Johanns Hopeful of Proposed Legislation to Improve VA

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says no veteran should suffer because of problems plaguing the Veterans Administration. Johanns is co-sponsoring legislation called the Veteran’s Choice Act, which aims to help veterans get the care they need in wake of recent troubles within the VA system. “Veterans would be allowed to seek care from a non-VA allowed provider […] Read More »