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Attorney General Bruning brushes off criticism in Corrections investigation (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning rejects suggestions he lacked the objectivity to consider criminal charges in the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The charge comes from Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who asserted at a recent news conference Bruning should have appointed a special prosecutor in the prison sentence miscalculation case. “In view of the fact that […] Read More »

Huskers season ends in high scoring Holiday Bowl loss to Trojans

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In a high-scoring shootout between two of college football’s most storied programs, Tommy Armstrong Jr. racked up 422 yards of total offense, but Nebraska came up short on its final two drives of the fourth quarter in a 45-42 loss to No. 24 USC in the National University Holiday Bowl on Saturday night at Qualcomm […] Read More »

Huskers fall short in 45-42 Holiday Bowl loss to USC

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Cody Kessler had three touchdown passes, and Javorius Allen ran for two scores, as 24th-ranked Southern California held off No. 25 Nebraska, 45-42, in a wild Holiday Bowl. Kessler finished 23-of-39 for 321 yards with an interception. Allen carried the ball 26 times for 152 yards for the Trojans (9-4), who won their sixth bowl […] Read More »

Cotton led Cornhuskers face biggest test of the season

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With Bo Pelini gone and the Mike Riley era set to begin at Nebraska football following the Holiday Bowl, interim coach Barney Cotton is set to leave his stamp on Cornhusker football for one game. All eyes will be on the Husker tonight to see how they respond to a 2014 football season that brought […] Read More »

Texting 9-1-1 to begin in two Nebraska counties

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Beginning with the first full week of the New Year, two Nebraska counties will begin experimenting with taking 9-1-1 calls via text. Douglas County in the eastern portion of Nebraska and Buffalo County in the center of the state launch the new service January 5th. Buffalo County Sheriff Neil Miller says a call to 9-1-1 […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer questions the release of CIA report (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer says the release of a report questioning whether the CIA went too far in its interrogation of terrorists is ill-timed and potentially dangerous. Fischer says the report raises a lot of questions. “But the big question: why bring it out at all? Why was it even undertaken?” Fischer states during an interview […] Read More »

Some Nebraska police forces are using body cameras

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Body cameras are being promoted as an answer to concerns raised recently about lethal force used by police officers. Some Nebraska police departments have already been experimenting with them. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang acknowledges they do take some getting used to. “We’ve had them now for about a year. We did a test on […] Read More »

Nebraska Air Guard to deploy to Middle East Monday

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About 50 members of the Nebraska Air National Guard will deploy to the Middle East on Monday. The Guard personnel are members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing. It will be a six-month deployment. A private ceremony for family and friends has been planned for Monday afternoon at the Nebraska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters […] Read More »

Bruning insists marijuana remains a dangerous drug (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning says he’s fighting Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, because he believes marijuana is a dangerous drug. Bruning has joined with his colleague in Oklahoma in asking the United States Supreme Court to rule Colorado has violated federal law by legalizing marijuana. “I am adamantly against the spread of marijuana across our country,” […] Read More »

Chief Standing Bear honor will have to wait

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It got half-way there. It will have to wait until next year to see if Congress will approve creation of a Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. The United States House approved by voice vote a bill sponsored by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, but it has yet to pass the Senate. Standing Bear and the Ponca […] Read More »

Survey: Nebraska kids are eating healthier snacks at school

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A survey finds Nebraska’s schools are now offering students healthier snacks that focus more on things like juice or an apple instead of chips, a candy bar or pop. The survey from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project finds all districts statewide are in compliance with federal recommendations. Jessica Donze Black is the project’s director […] Read More »

Nebraska receives federal funding for new veterans home

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Nebraska will receive the federal funding needed to build a new veterans home in Kearney. The Veterans Administration has $105 million available for priority projects, which includes the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home. Kearney won a competitive bid process among four Nebraska cities, including Grand Island, where the home has been located for 125 years. […] Read More »

Ricketts says changes in wake of 2006 loss led to 2014 win (AUDIO)

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts says a wholesale change in his approach to campaigning made the difference in a successful 2014 after a dreadful 2006. When asked about what made the difference this year, Ricketts first points out the United States Senate race he lost to Democrat Ben Nelson in 2006 was different than this year’s campaign […] Read More »

Omaha boarding house fire claims the life of one, another critically injured

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One person died, another suffered critical injuries as fire engulfed a boarding house located in South Omaha Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters rescued a couple trapped in a room in the basement, but the woman later died. The man taken from the basement is listed in critical condition at a local hospital. The Omaha World-Herald reports the home […] Read More »

NSP Superintendent Sankey to retire

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Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Col. David Sankey will retire at the end of the year. Sankey, a 27-year veteran of the patrol, was appointed superintendent by Gov. Dave Heineman in March of 2011. “Col. Sankey has been an outstanding Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol,” Gov. Heineman said in a written statement released by his […] Read More »