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Flu Reports Still High In Lincoln

While the worst of the nation’s nasty flu season is finally over….the level of flu activity in Lincoln remains high. U.S. health officials say that the flu season apparently peaked nationally in early February and has been fading since then. However, flu activity continues to be widespread in Nebraska. The latest local surveillance shows hospital,provider…read more »

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Norfolk Catholic’s Ethan Piper commits to Huskers

#AllN #GBR 1 Corinthians 10:31 pic.twitter.com/00n7p9zWnx — Ethan Piper (@epipe71) March 5, 2018 The Nebraska football team landed its third commitment of the 2019 class on Monday morning. Norfolk Catholic defensive end Ethan Piper made his verbal commitment to the Huskers via Twitter. Piper said in a written statement that Husker Football is “the lifeblood…read more »

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Turnover Increases For Nebraska Prison Guards Despite Pay Increases

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Turnover is increasing among Nebraska prison guards despite the state’s efforts to improve pay. The Omaha World-Herald reports turnover increased to 34 percent among prison guards last year from the previous year’s 31 percent despite the state giving 7 percent pay increases to guards. State prison guards are often forced to…read more »

Questions Surround Trump’s First Wall Contract

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was accused in a government audit of shady billing practices. SWF Constructors lists just one employee in its Omaha office. Still, it won the $11 million federal contract…read more »

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Nebraska Prison Staffer Suffers Concussion In Attack

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska prison system officials say a staffer at the state prison in Tecumseh has suffered a concussion after being kicked in the face by an inmate. A news release Friday from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says the incident happened Thursday night when the inmate fought with staffers. Officials say…read more »

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Huskers fall to Wolverines, NCAA hopes hang in the balance

By Tommy Rezac All Nebraska fans can do now is hope that the other bubble teams lose. No. 4 seed Nebraska (22-10, 13-6 Big Ten) had a chance to perhaps clinch a berth to the NCAA tournament, but instead were suffocated by No. 5 seed Michigan 77-58¬†on Friday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The Wolverines…read more »