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Economy poised for strong second half

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It appears the state economy is poised to have a strong second half of the year. The latest leading economic indicator compiled by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has risen for the fifth time in the last six months. Bureau Director Eric Thompson says the indicator, along with a 2.6% […]

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Motorcyclist arrested; chase in southeast Nebraska hit 118 mph

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A Nebraska State Patrol trooper clocked the motorcycle at 115 mph in a 55 mph zone. The motorcyclist would hit 118 mph during a high-speed chase in southeastern Nebraska that lasted a little more than half an hour. NSP reports 21-year-old Andrew Naderhoff of Hickman has been arrested on a number of charges and now […]

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Gov. Ricketts stands by gas tax hike veto; expects attempt at override

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Gov. Pete Ricketts reiterates his stance against an increase in the state gas tax. “I can tell you, having traveled the state for the last year and a half, I’m not sure there’s anybody who has traveled the state more than I have, the top priority for Nebraskans is tax relief and this is the […]

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Hawks Field under water. Nebraska baseball may need to move Purdue series (photos)

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Lincoln received over six and a half inches of rain on Wednesday.  Hawks Field, home of the Husker baseball team is under water.  The team needs to weigh the options of where they can play their final home series of the season.  Nebraska will open a three game series with Purdue on Saturday. Husker coach […]

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Nebraska’s lowest unemployment rate dips a bit more

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate, already the lowest in the country, dipped slightly last month. The state Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for March was 2.6%, down ever so slightly from the February unemployment rate of 2.7%. The Nebraska unemployment rate is half a percentage point better than the North Dakota unemployment rate of […]

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Nebraskans prodded to lace up their walking shoes for a 30-minute jaunt

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With high temperatures across Nebraska in the 70s and 80s today, a promotional program from the state chapter of the American Heart Association is getting a welcome boost. This is National Walking Day and the organization’s spokeswoman Kassi Wessing says they’re urging people to just make the effort to walk for a half hour, starting […]

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Property tax deadline for some Nebraskans is March 31

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An important tax deadline for Nebraskans in three counties is March 31.  Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing says that is the deadline to pay the first half of 2014 personal property taxes. Ewing says, “Unfortunately with the state statutes that are in place for people who don’t pay the property taxes that interest accrues at […]

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Congressman Ashford criticized for lack of fundraising

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford is getting  heat from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not focusing on fundraising for his 2016 election. Congressman Ashford says while fundraising is important so is focusing on his job. Congressman Ashford says, “I spend half of my day just dealing with the ISIS issue because our sub-committee […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops below three percent

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The state unemployment rate has dropped below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for January dropped to 2.9%; down two-tenths of a percent from December and half a percentage point from January a year ago when the unemployment rate stood at 3.4%. According to the Labor Department, nonfarm […]

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Ibanez pays visit to Royals camp, dons uniform

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Raul Ibanez, who became a mentor for several Royals players during the second half of the 2014 season, visited camp on Sunday morning. And he wound up in uniform.

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Creighton gets past DePaul at BIG EAST Tourney

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Senior Will Artino had four straight second half baskets to start a 13-2 run as 10th seeded Creighton defeated seventh-seeded DePaul, 78-63, on Wednesday evening in the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden. With the win, Creighton (14-18) advances to play second-seeded Georgetown in Thursday’s third quarterfinal, which is slated to start at 6:01 […]

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Husker men drop their 7th straight

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Shavon Shields led three Huskers in double figures with 14 points, but Illinois pulled away in the final minutes for a 69-57 win over the Huskers Wednesday evening. Ravonte Rice scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half, including a three-pointer with 1:30 left after Nebraska was within 56-50. The Huskers (13-16, 5-12), […]

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15-0 run hurts Huskers on Senior Day loss

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Ohio State used a 15-0 run to end the first half on their way to a 78-60 women’s basketball win over Nebraska on Senior Day at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the loss, Nebraska ended the regular season with a 20-9 overall record and a 10-8 Big Ten mark. The Buckeyes secured the No. 3 seed and […]

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Shields: Royals’ maturity, drive pushed them into postseason

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The Royals' turning point, James Shields says, came after the All-Star break and the four losses that started the club's second half. There was a players pow-wow in Chicago and two recently-arrived players, outfielder Raul Ibanez and pitcher Scott Down...

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Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 7

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Omaha won a wild opener, scoring eight in the ninth to build a 16-5 lead, with Colorado Springs scoring four in the home half.

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