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Petteway, Shields power Huskers to 79-77 win over Spartans

On an afternoon honoring Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman’s son Avery and other children who’ve battled cancer, it took a strong performance from Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields to will the Huskers to victory. “Our fans are so great and certainly tonight with the cause and the Harriman family, especially Avery,” Nebraska head coach Tim […]

Senators propose changes to reduce prison population

State senators who held hearings throughout the interim on various problems with the state prison system have proposed legislation for this session. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha says it is important for legislators to continue the discussion about prison reform now that the session has started. “But it’s also very important that we move in […]

Man who stole $20K from Mom to gamble sentenced to probation

A man who stole money from his elderly mother to feed a gambling habit has been sentenced to two years probation. District Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr. has sentenced William Gingery in Gage County District Court on the charge of felony theft by unlawful taking. Gage County Attorney Roger Harris told Judge Bryan in court that […]

Nebraska state unemployment rate dips below 3%

The state unemployment rate dropped once again, falling slightly below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate dipped to 2.9% in December, two-tenths of a percent lower than the rate in November. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the long-term forecast sees solid […]

Thin ice alert from Nebraska Game & Parks

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is sounding the alarm about ice dangers on the state’s lakes and rivers.   Spokesman Greg Wagner says there have been several recent close calls for thrill-seekers walking on the ice and this is a dangerous game of horse-play.  Wagner says those ice fishing need to test drill the area […]