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New spring brings new challenges for Armstrong

New spring brings new challenges for Armstrong

"They won’t all get good news, but we want them to at least know they will get a chance,” Mike Riley said of Nebraska's quarterback competition.

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Heineman used state resources to apply for NU job, commission says

Heineman used state resources to apply for NU job, commission says

Former Gov. Dave Heineman broke state law by using government resources to announce his application for president of the University of Nebraska last year, a state commission has found.

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Treatment plant considered best cure for water ills in Dwight and Brainard

Treatment plant considered best cure for water ills in Dwight and Brainard

Brainard and Dwight officials are working with three natural resources districts to resolve long-standing problems with their drinking water and are looking at building a $3.3 million water treatment plant.

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Third mayoral candidate files

Third mayoral candidate files

The mayor’s race is now a three-man race, and veteran Councilman Jon Camp has an opponent, based on last-day filings Friday with the Lancaster County Election Commissioner.

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NU women: Husker rally falls short against Iowa at Big Ten tourney

NU women: Husker rally falls short against Iowa at Big Ten tourney

Ally Disterhoft scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 74-65 win against Nebraska on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament.

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Beatrice developmental center director dies

Beatrice developmental center director dies

The acting director of the state division of developmental disabilities will oversee the Beatrice State Developmental Center after the sudden death last week of its CEO.

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Patte Newman to challenge Jon Camp for southeast council seat

Patte Newman to challenge Jon Camp for southeast council seat

Patte Newman, a former Lincoln City Council member, announced Friday she will run against Councilman Jon Camp for the southeast council seat.

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Husker basketball: Menke closes career while eyeing a new one

Husker basketball: Menke closes career while eyeing a new one

When Trevor Menke begins applying for coaching positions, he has one highlight to put on his resume.

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Girls B state basketball: Sander keys Bolts' repeat trip to final

Girls B state basketball: Sander keys Bolts' repeat trip to final

A victory Friday lands Lincoln Pius X, which lost to Northwest in the title game last year, back into Saturday's final.

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Gas tax increase finds plenty of support

Gas tax increase finds plenty of support

With surrounding states raising gas taxes -- or considering that move -- a Nebraska state senator has a gas tax proposal of his own for this state.

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Your Daily 6: Harrison Ford, Samantha Bee and Craig Sager

Your Daily 6: Harrison Ford, Samantha Bee and Craig Sager

People also are talking about springing ahead, a dwarf planet and the Iditarod dog race.

Slideshow: Today In History, Mar. 6

Slideshow: Today In History, Mar. 6

Today is Friday, March 6. Today's Highlight in History:

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Sheriff quiet as deputies dig into officer-involved shooting

Sheriff quiet as deputies dig into officer-involved shooting

Investigators on Friday continued to piece together what led a law enforcement officer to shoot and kill a 34-year-old Omaha man the day before.

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Walter Matthau's Kearney past revealed

Walter Matthau's Kearney past revealed

A University of Nebraska student has discovered the journalistic history of Hollywood legend Walther Matthau while he was stationed in Kearney during WWII.

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Push to crack down on marijuana edibles could face 'rough sledding,' Chambers says

Push to crack down on marijuana edibles could face 'rough sledding,' Chambers says

Law enforcement's push to ensure people caught with marijuana-laced edibles face felony charges, even for a first offense, could face "rough sledding" in the Legislature, Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers warned Friday.

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Girls state basketball live chat

Girls state basketball live chat

Live updates from Friday's girls state basketball semifinals games in Lincoln.

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New York City events will promote Nebraska beef

New York City events will promote Nebraska beef

Nebraska beef will be promoted at some special events in New York City this spring.

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Photos: Harrison Ford survives crash landing on golf course

Photos: Harrison Ford survives crash landing on golf course

The actor, who got blown off a runway in Lincoln 15 years ago, suffered moderate injuries in his crash-landing on a California golf course.

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McPherson says proposed policy change appears to target him

McPherson says proposed policy change appears to target him

Nebraska Board of Education member Patrick McPherson lashed out Friday against a proposed policy change that would require board members to add a disclaimer to written and electronic comments indicating they don't represent opinions of the board. 

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Sargent man dies in crash

Sargent man dies in crash

A Sargent man died Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash about 8 miles east of Broken Bow.

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New Cass County signs need spellcheck

New Cass County signs need spellcheck

The state of Nebraska recently added Cass County entry signs along U.S. 75. The signs, however, have a flaw: County is spelled “conuty.”

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Committee to weigh medical marijuana proposals

Committee to weigh medical marijuana proposals

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska and another push for a more limited form of medical cannabis will receive public hearings Friday afternoon before a state legislative panel.

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Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Movie premieres, awards shows and the polar plunge brought out celebrities.

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In Cortland there is more beer

In Cortland there is more beer

Hopluia has an extra, invisible syllable that makes it sort of rhyme with hallelujah. 

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Truck hits clinic, causes $100K in damage

Truck hits clinic, causes $100K in damage

Grand Island police say a teenager was driving on a slippery road when he lost control of his pickup and crashed into a medical center's building, causing about $100,000 in damage to the structure.

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Man who died in officer-involved shooting identified

Man who died in officer-involved shooting identified

The man shot and killed by law enforcement in north Lincoln Thursday morning was a convicted rapist wanted for allegedly breaking a man’s eye socket with a drill.

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Photos: Science fair

Photos: Science fair

Young scientists took center stage Thursday at the 20th annual Zoetis-LPS-Novartis Science Fair at the Lancaster Event Center, where approximately 800 fifth- to eighth-graders showed off their experiments.

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Former Creighton Prep coach won't be prosecuted

Former Creighton Prep coach won't be prosecuted

A former Omaha high school football coach won't be prosecuted on allegations that he struck his son and a girl last fall.

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State's businesses expect more job growth than sales growth

State's businesses expect more job growth than sales growth

Nebraska businesses were more optimistic in February about employment during the next six months than they are about sales, according to a survey.

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State education department unveils system to classify schools' performance

Nebraska Department of Education officials unveiled a system Thursday to classify each school at one of four levels – from “excellent” to “needing improvement” -- based on test scores, how much struggling students improve and graduation rates.

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