Nebraska Students Are Divided On U.S. Foreign Policy

High school students from across Nebraska were strongly divided in choosing the most appropriate U.S. policy for dealing with foreign policy issues including immigration, environment, terrorism, poverty and human rights. Results were compiled from the 19th Capitol Forum on America’s future, sponsored by Nebraska Humanities and Secretary of State John Gale. Thirty-four percent of participating…read more »

First Degree Murder Charge In A 2010 Murder

A first degree murder charge is filed Tuesday for the murder seven years ago of a Peru State College student. Tyler Thomas was 19 years old at the time of her disappearance from the college. An extensive search was conducted by civilian volunteers, law enforcement and trained dog handlers in the following days was not…read more »

Secret Wait List Kept For Some Omaha VA Appointments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Documents say employees maintained a secret waiting list of veterans for some Omaha mental health appointments. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a compliance officer’s memo to the director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System says the list dodged VA requirements for establishing and maintaining waiting lists.…read more »

New State Patrol Superintendent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol’s new superintendent has officially assumed his role in the agency. Col. John A. Bolduc was sworn in Monday during a ceremony at the patrol’s headquarters in Lincoln. Bolduc was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts to replace former patrol Superintendent Brad Rice. Ricketts fired Rice amid allegations that…read more »

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Ninth ranked Buckeyes hand Huskers worst home loss in 68 years

By Tommy Rezac LINCOLN – The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-4, 2-2 Big Ten) got out performed in nearly every facet Saturday night, falling to the No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes  (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) 56-14 in front of 89,346 fans at Memorial Stadium. Many of those fans had left by halftime or sooner. “Not a great feeling, you…read more »