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Investigation yields little to explain why Idaho man set himself on fire

It remains a mystery why an Idaho man walked up to a gas pump at a Beatrice convenience store last week, poured gas on himself, and set himself on fire. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says the investigation of the incident has gotten nowhere, primarily because investigators cannot talk to Luedeman who is listed in […]

Creighton University president stepping down

Creighton University President Timothy Lannon informed the Board of Trustees he will be leaving the position earlier than anticipated. Lannon had planned on retiring June of 2015 but due to health concerns he moved that date up to January 20th. The board intends to appoint J. Christopher Bradberry, dean of the School of Pharmacy and […]

UNMC study on smoking VS weight gain

A 20 year study conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found it is better to be an overweight ex-smoker than a normal weight smoker. Dr. Mohammad Siahpush is a professor at the College of Public Health and the principle investigator of this study and says about 53,000 individuals and followed them between 2 […]

AG Bruning believes sentence miscalculations are over (AUDIO)

No criminal charges will be filed against Corrections officials who miscalculated prison sentences, leading to the early release of hundreds of inmates even as the Attorney General believes Corrections has put the problem behind it. Attorney General Jon Bruning found incompetence, but not criminal intent on the part of officials at the Department of Correctional […]

Abdullah speaks to the media for the first time since his injury (AUDIO)

Ameer Abdullah met with the media for the first time since injuring his MCL in the Purdue game. ┬áIt’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the once Heisman hopeful who has now put aside his personal goals for the better of the team. “It sucks,” was how Abdullah reacted when asked about dealing with […]