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Boys basketball scores from 2/24/15

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Ainsworth 63, Broken Bow 43 Amherst 70, Overton 40 Anselmo-Merna 65, Stapleton 38 Ansley-Litchfield 53, Central Valley 40 Aquinas Catholic 75, Nebraska Christian 50 Archbishop Bergan 43, Logan View 18 BDS 49, Deshler 43 Bancroft-Rosalie 60, Wausa 30 Battle Creek 52, Lutheran High Northeast 44 Bertrand 70, Alma 55 Bishop Neumann 70, Ashland-Greenwood 43 Bloomfield […] Read More »

Northeast Nebraska judge refuses to lower bond in fatal teen-ager shooting case

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A northeast Nebraska judge has refused to lower the bond for a Fremont teen-ager accused of shooting to death his roommate. A reduction in bond for 18-year-old Andrew Marty was denied by Dodge County Judge Kenneth Vampola in county court Tuesday. Marty, in court on manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and other charges was […] Read More »

Boys basketball scores from 2/23/15

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Ashland-Greenwood 48, Douglas County West 46 Auburn 58, Conestoga 53 Banner County 44, South Platte 26 Broken Bow 54, Valentine 44 Burwell 58, Centura 45 Centennial 51, Fairbury 34 Crofton 59, Ponca 53 Friend 40, Sterling 34 Harvard 51, Shelton 46 Hershey 77, Perkins County 71 (4 OT) Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 60, Weeping Water 54 Hyannis […] Read More »

Debate begins on winner-take-all Electoral College bill (AUDIO)

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A very partisan debate is underway among the officially non-partisan state senators as the Unicameral discusses whether Nebraska should again be a winner-take-all state in the presidential elections. At present, only Nebraska and Maine distribute presidential electors to the Electoral College proportionately. Maine has had the system since 1969. Nebraska adopted it in 1991. LB […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks 49th in US for school breakfast program

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Nebraska placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says only two states had a worse showing. “Nebraska is feeding about 50,000 low-income kids for […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts searches for NDOR director; opposes gas tax hike

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is not in favor of increasing the gas tax. Many states are poised to take advantage of a drop in gas prices by increasing the state’s take. Ricketts says the state needs to operate on what it has. “I want to work with the money that we have available right […] Read More »

Sexual assault charge filed in Nebraska against Iowa politician dropped

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Sexual assault charges filed in Nebraska against an Iowa politician have been dropped. The charges against 69-year-old Donald Brantz of Mineola, Iowa were originally filed following an incident in Bellevue, Nebraska on October 10, 2014. Brantz was accused of inappropriately touching a woman and allegedly threatened to choke her. Brantz maintained he was innocent of […] Read More »

Economist says Wal-Mart wage hike will pressure competitors

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The nation’s largest employer announced last week they are increasing their starting pay to $9. Wal-mart also announced that will increase to $10 in 2016. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says Wal-Mart is a $272-billion dollar corporation and this move will not have a big impact on their bottom line. However, Goss says this is […] Read More »

State economy poised for mid-year spurt (AUDIO)

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The forecast for state economic growth this year has brightened. The Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has seen the leading economic indicator grow for two months in a row. Director Eric Thompson says it is broad-based growth. “It’s in things like construction and manufacturing, especially manufacturing that isn’t closely tied to […] Read More »

Wyoming teen sentenced in death of Nebraska jailer

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A Wyoming teen-ager convicted of strangling to death a western Nebraska jailer has been sentenced to at least 60 years in prison. Dylan Cardeilhac, who is now 16, was 15 years old when serving time in the Scotts Bluff County Jail for robbing a Mitchell, Nebraska convenience store at gunpoint. He attacked and strangled jailer […] Read More »

NSAA High School Wrestling State Championship results Class A

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Round 1 Results – Class A A106 Round 1 (16 Man) Champ. Round 1 – Reid Dasher (Papillion-LaVista) 43-10 won by fall over Corbin Harrington (Lincoln East) 30-14 (Fall 1:01) Champ. Round 1 – Connor Laux (Hastings) 40-1 won by decision over Eron Haynes (Omaha Central) 27-6 (Dec 9-3) Champ. Round 1 – Adam Kinnaman […] Read More »

NSAA High School Wrestling State Championship results Class B

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Round 1 Results – Class B B106 Round 1 (16 Man) Champ. Round 1 – Van Schmidt (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 38-6 won by fall over Brenden Kenter (Nebraska City) 25-21 (Fall 0:28) Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Vowers (Sidney) 35-9 won by fall over Jacob Kubicka (Adams Central) 31-15 (Fall 3:07) Champ. Round 1 – […] Read More »

NSAA High School Wrestling State Championship results Class C

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Round 1 Results – Class C C106 Round 1 (16 Man) Champ. Round 1 – Levi Bridgewater (Auburn) 25-3 won by fall over Will Abler (Norfolk Catholic) 14-21 (Fall 2:18) Champ. Round 1 – Ignacio Rivera (Sutton) 41-5 won by fall over Bronc Temple (Ainsworth) 16-7 (Fall 4:47) Champ. Round 1 – Eric Pacheco (Kearney […] Read More »

NSAA High School Wrestling State Championship results Class D

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D106 Round 1 (16 Man) Champ. Round 1 – Hadley McDaniel (Weeping Water) 43-6 won by fall over Bryson Bovee (Pender) 17-22 (Fall 0:37) Champ. Round 1 – Cooper Weber (Hemingford) 20-9 won by decision over Landen Hopkins (Sandhills/Thedford) 26-5 (Dec 6-5) Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Patrick (Sutherland) 19-14 won by fall over Dylan […] Read More »

AG Peterson doesn’t see same-sex marriage as inevitable (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson defends Nebraska’s definition of marriage and rejects the notion that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Peterson doesn’t believe it’s inevitable that Nebraska will recognize same-sex marriage. “I’m a little troubled by a simple notion that says everyone’s doing it, just go with it,” Peterson tells reporters during a news conference in his […] Read More »