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OPPD customers left in the dark after heavy rain and wind

Omaha Public Power District crews have their work cut out for them.   Spokesperson Laura King-Homan says the constant rain caused multiple outages Monday morning. King-Homan says, “We believe that most of our outages have been caused by heavy, wet trees falling into the lines due to the heavy rain and winds.” The National Weather Service…

Rainy day on Monday causing lots of problems in eastern Nebraska

The rain continues to fall in areas of eastern Nebraska.   Burt, Cass, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Sarpy, Saunders, Thurston and Washington Counties remain under flood warnings or watches until later this afternoon. Van DeWald is the lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service and says some areas received more than…

Nebraska Republicans brace against “blue wave” in November (AUDIO)

Nebraska Republicans brace against “blue wave” in November (AUDIO)

Nebraska Republicans look to keep any “blue wave” from rocking a traditionally red state. This is the first of a two-part series. Every political leader has worries, including leaders of states which seem secure. Nebraska Republican Party Executive Director Kenny Zoeller says Republicans face some difficulties in 2018, even in Nebraska. “Well, you know, Democrats…

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Frost updates quarterbacks, progress after one week of fall camp

One week down. The Huskers have completed seven practices in fall camp, and for the most part, things are going as planned for Scott Frost. “I see so much improvement from spring until now,” Nebraska’s head football coach said. “It’s amazing how far the guys have come. We still have a lot to improve on…

Husker Volleyball ranked No. 2 in preseason poll

The Nebraska volleyball team is ranked No. 2 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll released on Wednesday. The Huskers received 20 of the 63 first-place votes. Stanford, which received 43 first-place votes, took the No. 1 ranking. Texas, Minnesota and Kentucky round out the top five. Other Big Ten teams in the top 10 include…

Pavelka to be honored, and roasted, at Omaha Press Club in September

One of the most recognizable voices in Nebraska will be honored this fall. Kent Pavelka will have his Face on the Barroom Floor at the Omaha Press Club. Pavelka will become the 158th face added to the floor when he is added during a dinner and roast on September 13 at the Omaha Press Club.…

Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook announced the addition of three student-athletes to the Husker volleyball roster Friday. Former Husker setter Brooke Smith will return to the program for her senior season, while junior setter Mari Kurkova and freshman defensive specialist/libero Chen Abramovich will also join the defending NCAA and Big Ten champion Huskers. Smith…

Spielman named finalist for Paul Hornung Award

Nebraska wide receiver J.D. Spielman earned his second watch list recognition Thursday morning. He was named to the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse watch list. The Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in major college football. Spielman, who was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list last week, showed his versatility during…

Nebraska tight end Jack Stoll named to Mackey Award watch list

Nebraska tight end Jack Stoll received national recognition Friday.  The sophomore was put on the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The Mackey Award is presented to the most outstanding tight end in college football. Stoll, the Huskers’ lone returning letterwinner at tight end, is in position to have an increased role in the…

Tshimanga transferring out of Nebraska Basketball program

  Junior center Jordy Tshimanga is transferring out of the Nebraska men’s basketball program. Nebraska head coach Tim Miles first reported the news late last night to the Lincoln Journal Star, giving a brief statement. “Jordy called me tonight and asked for his release. The University of Nebraska and our program with Jordy and his…

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