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More pre-season honors for Collins

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Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to roll up the preseason honors. The Kansas City native has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman, while the Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nation’s top defensive […]

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Livability.com ranks Omaha 2nd best foodee city

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Livability.com is out with their top 10 Best Foodie Cities for 2015 and Omaha is second best in the nation. The website’s editor Matt Carmichael says they looked at several factors to determine the top ten. He says, “They looked at cities where people are spending money and time going out to restaurants. These are […]

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Lawsuit looms over possible cuts to ethanol production mandate

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Congressional delegations from the nation’s top two ethanol producing states — Nebraska and Iowa — are asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to hold hearings on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard in each of their states. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller says while he would like to have a hearing in Nebraska, […]

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AG Peterson doesn’t like it, but says state will comply with same-sex ruling

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Nebraska has dropped its appeal of a federal court ruling striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The action comes in wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples across the nation the right to marry. Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state will comply with the ruling. That doesn’t mean […]

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Changes to renewable fuel standard adds to frustration with EPA (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska senator says the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the requirement for bio-fuels in the nation’s gasoline supply just adds to her growing frustration with the agency. The EPA has released its long-anticipated proposed revision to the renewable fuel mandate. The agency proposes requiring refineries to blend 17.4 billion gallons of biofuels, including […]

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Pierson-El named preseason All-American

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Nebraska’s De’Mornay Pierson-El has been named to the preseason All-American team by publisher and college football prognosticator Phil Steele. He was a first-team selection as a punt returner and the only Husker to be named on Steele’s four All-American teams. Pierson-El led the nation in punt return yards in 2014 with 596 and returned three […]

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NU women to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Nebraska will play North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 Duke, 60-54 in Lincoln on Dec. 3, 2014 in the annual challenge, will play host to the Wolfpack exactly one year after beating the Blue Devils in the series between two of the nation’s […]

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Omaha Chief Schmaderer praises “Officer Kerrie” at funeral

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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer spoke at Officer Orozco’s funeral service this morning and stated we are blessed to get a glimpse of Kerrie’s life. Schmaderer stated he is very proud the entire nation had the opportunity to meet her through the extensive media coverage given regarding her tragic death. “The greatest aspect of knowing […]

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Gov. Ricketts declares May “Beef Month”, promotes beef here and abroad (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts declares May Beef Month in Nebraska even as his administration works to promote Nebraska beef throughout the nation and around the world. Ricketts says cattle are important to the Nebraska economy. “Last year, for the first time, we exported over a billion dollars of beef in Nebraska,” Ricketts says during a news […]

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Cowboys end Randy Gregory’s slide at the 60th selection

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday evening, being selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 60th overall pick. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Gregory was a two-time All-Big Ten selection for Nebraska in 2013 and 2014, establishing himself as one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Gregory […]

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Eppley Airfield and national airport security breaches

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A new report shows there have been more than 260 airport perimeter breaches at our nation’s airports in the last 10 years.   Eppley Airport Chief of Police Tom Conahan says there have been three breaches here and one attempted breach. Chief Conahan says, “Three of them managed to climb over the fence at certain points […]

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Public encouraged to give Hero Flight of veterans a good send-off

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Veterans of the Korean War from five Nebraska counties will be taking a chartered jet to the nation’s capitol next week to see the monument built to honor their service. Sherry Morrow, coordinator for the Buffalo County Hero Flight, says groups and individuals are raising money to make the trip possible. “We have done the […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops to lowest in the nation

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The state unemployment rate fell to 2.7%, the lowest in the nation. The Nebraska Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for February stood at 2.7%, seasonally adjusted, down two-tenths of a percent from January, down nearly a percent from February of last year. The state unemployment rate for Nebraska also dropped below the […]

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Winter weather provides harsh test for elderly drivers

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Nebraska’s population is among the nation’s oldest and some motorists continue to drive on the state’s roads well into their 90s, which for some, may pose a risk to themselves and others. Nick Jarmusz, at AAA, says family members need to be direct with their elders when safety is clearly becoming an issue. “It’s important […]

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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 […]

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