DHHS Predicts 6% Annual Increase In Health Care Costs

The Health and Human Services Department predicts health care costs will go up 6% each year over the next 10, compared to an average annual uptick of 4% between 2008 and 2013. It's caused by a combination of expanded insurance coverage under Obama Car

Dept of Education Reports Serious Cheating Incidents

Nebraska public schools have reported 8 serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since testing began in 2010.

More 27th Street Repairs Start August 10th

Image result for street constructionCity of Lincoln Public Works Director Miki Esposito today announced that the “Summer of Progress” on Lincoln streets is continuing with improvements along 27th Street.

Chicken, Turkey Farmers To Receive Money From Federal Government

Image result for bird fluThe federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says that's in addition to the nearly $400 million spent on cleaning up dead birds.

Report: Lobbyist Groups At Record-High

Image result for common cause nebraskaA new report says more groups than ever are turning to lobbyists to try to exert influence in the Nebraska Legislature, but spending on specific lawmakers remains difficult to track. 

Eight Applicants For Omaha Legislative Seat

Image result for nebraska legislatureThe governor has eight applicants to consider when filling an open seat representing an Omaha district in the Legislature. The seat was left vacant when state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist took a job in Washington as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford.

Lincoln Man Faces Arson Charge

Image result for fireOne man is facing arson charges after fire investigators say he tried to set several fires inside his apartment after an eviction. Police say Alaric Harden was arrested Sunday at his apartment at 1626 D Street. 

City Issues Info On Tree Debris Disposal

Image result for tree debrisIn the wake of Saturday’s storm, Lincoln residents are reminded to take their private tree debris to the City Transfer Station, 5101 N. 48th St., or to Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 S. Folsom Court. 

Man Critically Hurt While Fleeing From Deputies

A 22-year-old Lincoln man remains hospitalized in critical, but stable condition, after he rolled his car following a brief pursuit.  Lancaster County Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says just before 6 am Tuesday,  a deputy saw a car partially in the ditch near SW 2nd and West Bennet Road.

Girlfriend of Suspected Armed Robber Facing Accessory Charges

The girlfriend of a man suspected of robbing two northeast Lincoln convenience stores late last week has been arrested for being an accessory to a felony.  Lincoln Police say 20-year-old Brianna Pickett is accused of hiding the gun suspected to have been used in two robberies by 21-year-old William Holloway.

City Council Discusses Banning Sky Lanterns

The City Council next week votes on banning sky lanterns. County Commissioner may soon do the same thing. Chief Fire Inspector, Bill Moody, doesn't have much confidence in a ban, telling council members a statewide ban would be more effective.

No Charges Filed In Fatal Hit and Run

Insufficient evidence will not lead to charges toward a driver of a car that apparently dragged a Lincoln motorcyclist last January.  Investigators say 38-year-old Gabe Wilken lost control of his motorcycle through an unlit work zone on NW 48th Street, just north of I-80. (NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO INCLUDED)

Iconic Water Tower Getting A Facelift

While driving along Interstate 80 you might notice workers repainting the balloon-shaped water tower in York. Workers from the J.R. Stelzer Company in Lincoln are updating the tower's paint job and taking care of some maintenance and cleaning.

First Segment of Standing Bear Trail Established

The first segment of the Chief Standing Bear Trail has been deeded to the Ponca Tribe. The transfer was made Sunday afternoon, between the tribe, the Nebraska Trails Foundation, and the Homestead Trail Association. It's the first 19 miles on what will eventually become a 500 mile memorial trail between Niobrara, Nebraska and Ponca City, Oklahoma.

BREAKING NEWS: Police Arrest Suspect In Northeast Lincoln Robberies

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a couple of armed robberies in northeast Lincoln early Friday and Saturday.  Police arrested William T. Holloway for two counts each of robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Nebraska's Groundwater Envy of Other States

Nebraska's system for managing its groundwater is catching the eye of other states that are running dry and threatening farmers with water restrictions. Despite its widespread use for crop irrigation, Nebraska's groundwater supply has remained stable while states such as California and Texas struggle with shortages.

Storms Rumble Through Lincoln, Causing Minor Damage and Power Outages

Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Lincoln metro area late Friday night and early Saturday morning, causing some wind damage to trees and knocking down power lines. Winds of 61 mph were reported just east of the Lincoln Airport and a 65 mph gust was reported two miles northwest of the airport, damaging some small tree limbs.


Lincoln Police are in the middle of another robbery investigation, after the Casey's at 2243 North Cotner was robbed just after 1am Saturday.  

Liquor Store Robbed For A Second Time

Police are investigating a second armed robbery at a northeast Lincoln liquor store in the last few months.  Kong Liquor at 56th and Holdrege was robbed at gunpoint shortly after midnight Friday morning.  (CLICK HEADLINE TO SEE POLICE MEDIA BRIEFING VIDEO)

Man Hurt After He Was Attacked And Robbed By Three People

A 22-year-old man suffers only minor injuries, after he was attacked by at least three people, while walking around 9:30pm Thursday near 17th and "K" Streets.  Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says the victim's hat and cellphone were taken.

Straight-Line Winds Cause Damage South of Beatrice

An early morning thunderstorm packing strong winds damaged some buildings in southern Gage County.  The storm struck Wymore early Friday. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska, adidas Unveil 2015 Alternate Jerseys

The University of Nebraska and adidas today unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th for the team’s game against Northwestern. 

Nebraska's Jobless Rate Stays The Same, Lowest in U.S.

A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6 percent in June and was still the lowest state rate in the nation.  The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Tuesday that the preliminary June rate is seven-tenths of a point under the June 2014 rate of 3.3 percent.

Man Accused of Starting Trash In Truck Bed On Fire

Police arrested a man on Monday for trying to start a truck and fence on fire.  Investigators say 36-year-old Richard Mason went to a neighbor's house near 44th and Adams upset, intoxicated and smelling of gasoline.  

Man Suspected Of Impersonating Police Facing Charges

A man is accused of impersonating a police officer and trying to pull over drivers in north Lincoln last month.  Police say 20-year-old Al Lucky Williams Jr. was arrested July 17 and cited on suspicion of three counts of misdemeanor impersonating a peace officer.

Woman Ejected Over 200 Feet In Crash On Monday

No new information on the condition of three people hurt in a collision on 14th Street north of Fletcher Avenue Monday morning, but details on the accident investigation have been released to KFOR News.  

Serious Crash Leaves Non Life-Threatening Injuries

Four people are recovering after two cars collided in southwest Lincoln Thursday night.  Police say a 62-year old Lincoln man was headed westbound on Calvert Street, trying to turn on to Highway 2 shortly after 9:30pm. 

Redevelopment Plan Announced For 21st and "N" Street Area

City officials unveiled a major redevelopment project on the eastern side of downtown Lincoln, which will be a mixed-use of residential, office and retail space.  Mayor Chris Beutler on Thursday called the redevelopment plan for the 21st and "N" Street area "a game changer."

Police Arrest Woman For Shooting AK-47 During Disturbance

Lincoln Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman from an incident July 10, where a single gunshot was fired outside of an apartment building at 13th and "F".   Investigators say Elyssia Ochoa came over after a friend of her said she had been arguing with her husband.

More Life-Saving LUCAS 2 Devices Coming To LFR

Lincoln Fire and Rescue will receive six battery-operated chest compression devices to help save lives in cases of cardiac arrest. LFR’s paramedics began a trial use of the device – called the LUCAS 2.  

Deputies Investigating Thefts of Commercial Grade Trucks

Another commercial grade truck is gone, marking the third one to be stolen in recent weeks.  Lancaster County Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says the truck stolen early Wednesday morning from the 12000 block of Highway 6 was seen leaving eastbound. (VIDEO OF NEWS BRIEFING INCLUDED)

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Arson

A 19-year-old Lincoln man is behind bars for allegedly starting a fire at a north Lincoln mobile home court late Monday night.  Austin Oreskovich was arrested for third degree arson after crews responded to a recliner on fire at 2545 Theresa Street shortly before 11 p.m. (VIDEO OF NEWS BRIEFING INCLUDED)

Omaha Man Busted For Selling Meth While Caring For Daughter

A 35-year-old Omaha man has been arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine, after authorities say he met an undercover Lincoln Police officer for drug deals and sold 87.5 grams of meth for $3,300 with his 1-year-old daughter in tow.  

Former 10/11 Sportscaster, HuskerVision Director Schmahl Dies

Former Lincoln TV sportscaster and Huskervision director Jeff Schmahl has died.   Schmahl passed away early Tuesday, after a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Two Women Suspected Financial/Check Fraud

Lancaster County Sheriff's Deputies have busted two Minnesota women suspected of passing fraudulent checks.  Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says they arrested 27-year-old Edlaina Champion and 49-year-old Cynthia Elmore.  

Another Fire At Same North Lincoln Mobile Home

Police and fire officials are investigating three fires at the same north Lincoln mobile home in less than a month.    Firefighters were called to the third blaze at 2545 Theresa Street shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday. 

Lincoln Airport Traffic On Pace To Increase For 3rd Year

Officials at the Lincoln Airport say passenger traffic is on pace to increase for the third consecutive year.    Airport officials announced Monday that passenger numbers on commercial airlines were up 15 percent through the first six months of 2015.

Nebraska Tax Receipts Beat Projections In Last Fiscal Year

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than projected in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.    The Department of Revenue said in a news release Monday that net receipts for the fiscal year totaled about $4.3 billion, which was

Man Crashes SUV Into Office Building

A 28-year-old man is facing several charges, after crashing his SUV into the Cardinal Management Office Building early Friday morning near 20th and Pine Lake Road.  Lancaster County deputies say Jamie Jordening was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

Plea Deal Taken By Fourth Man Involved in August 2014 Killing

A man has taken a plea deal for reduced charges in the August 2014 slaying of a Lincoln man during a botched home invasion robbery.    Online court records say 20-year-old Joshua Carr pleaded no contest and was convicted Thursday of manslaughter, attempted robbery and use of a firearm.

Investment In Lincoln Street Improvements Paying Off

More and more of the orange cones and barricades on streets around Lincoln may spur some headaches for you, but it's benefiting the city in the long run.   

Pygmy Goat May Have Been Taken From Rural Bennet Home

Lancaster County deputies are asking for your help in finding a vehicle seen leaving a home near 120th and Wittstruck Road late Tuesday afternoon and evening, where a pygmy goat was taken. 

Construction Jobs Will Be Big In Nebraska

Economic forecasters are predicting construction jobs will boom in Nebraska in the next two years.  Fueled in part by a gas tax increase and earmarked state funds for road construction, Eric Thompson of UNL's Bureau of Business Research finds the construction sector of Nebraska's economy should experience a job growth rate of between 4 1/2 and 5% through 2017. 

Pre-Teen Accused In Omaha Murder To Return To Nebraska

A 12-year-old homicide suspect has waived extradition proceedings in Minneapolis and soon could be back in Omaha.    He is one of three suspects charged with first-degree murder in the June 29 slaying of 31-year-old Jamymell Ray near Omaha's Miller Park.

Deputy US Marshal Kills Dog During Arrest of Man In Lincoln

Authorities say a deputy U.S. marshal has killed a dog as officers approached a suspect at a Lincoln home.    The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon when officers of the Metro Fugitive Task Force went to arrest 28-year-old Johnnie Harris on a warrant out of Douglas County.

New State Program Would Require Jobless To Have Plan To Find Work

The governor wants to make Nebraskans who receive jobless benefits devise and stick to plans for finding work and getting off unemployment.    Gov. Pete Ricketts' plan would require nearly all people who receive unemployment benefits to enr

Governor, First Lady Help Unveil Logo For Nebraska's 150th Anniversary

Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore on Wednesday unveiled the logo and brand that will be used by a coalition of individuals planning events for Nebraska’s sesquicentennial anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2017.  

BREAKING NEWS: 12-Year-Old Suspected of Omaha Murder Captured in Minnesota

A 12-year-old Omaha boy accused of murder was arrested in Minnesota Tuesday night. Jarrell Milton is the third of three murder suspects to be arrested in connection to the death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Police had been looking for Milton since Monday.

LPD Identifies Body Found On Trail

Police have identified 53-year-old Robbie Young as the man whose body was found early Monday morning on a bike path under a bridge in west Lincoln. An autopsy on Young is scheduled for Tuesday. 

Man's Body Found On Salt Creek Levee Trail

Lincoln Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found on a bike path under a bridge near 1st and West "O" Street.  Chief Jim Peschong says the man in his mid-50s was found by a man out jogging early Monday morning on the Salt Creek Levee Trail.

Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who robbed a convenience store just before 9pm Tuesday.  Sgt. Kathy Phillips tells KFOR NEWS  a black male in his late 20's, 6-feet tall, 150 pounds walked into Casey's General Store at 606 West A Street and demanded money.

Suspects Caught After Assault On Store Clerk

A convenience store clerk was allegedly assaulted with a bottle of alcohol Tuesday night during a shoplift gone bad.  Lincoln Police Sgt. Kathy Phillips tells KFOR NEWS just after 10pm, three men walked into the Kwik Shop at 40th and "A" and allegedly tried to steal alcohol.

Investigators Working Arson Fires

Five arson fires that happened late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Lincoln are under investigation.  It was around 3:30am that firefighters were called to the Chateau Apartment complex in the 63rd and Vine neighborhood.  

Celebration Rally at State Capitol after SCOTUS Decision

A crowd at the State Capital yesterday celebrated the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to lift all bans on same-sex marriages. Communications Director of the ACLU of Nebraska Tyler Richard says they have many clients who are excited their families have the same protection other couples have, and added that it was a momentous day for equality.

High Court Affirms Right To Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. 

UPDATE: Worker Identified In Fatal Construction Accident

Investigators have identified 41-year-old Michael Snider of Sedalia, Missouri as the construction worker killed Wednesday morning at a work site near UNL's City Campus.  A piece of rebar fell about 130 feet on to the top of his hard hat.

Some Nebraskans Will Keep Receiving Health Care Subsidies

Nearly 57,000 Nebraskans will continue to receive subsidized health insurance now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a conservative challenge to the Affordable Care Act.   

Hispanic population growth outpaced by Asians in Nebraska

Nebraska's Hispanic population saw its smallest increase in 2014 since an immigration wave to the state began more than two decades ago.    U.S. census estimates released Thursday show the number of Hispanics grew by 2.5 percent over the previous year.

Construction Worker Dies At Downtown Lincoln Work Site

Investigators believe mechanical failure may be to blame for some metal rebar that fell 140 feet from a crane and hit a worker on the top of his hard hat at a work site just off of Antelope Valley Parkway and "P" Street Wednesday morning.  

Stray Bullet Wounds Lincoln Girl

A 10-year-old Lincoln girl suffers a gunshot wound to her right knee, while riding her bike Tuesday evening in Lincoln's South Bottoms area.  Police Officer Katie Flood tells KFOR News the girl fell off her bike, ran home to tell her mother, who then saw her daughter was hit by a small caliber bullet.

UNL Police Investigating Fight Outside Of Campus Residence Hall

UNL Police had much of City Campus in lockdown late Monday night, after reports of a large fight possibly involving guns at the Harper-Schramm-Smith housing complex near 14th and "W" just before 10pm. 

Deputy Shot Man Who Fired at Another Deputy

Authorities say a man who pulled a gun and shot at a sheriff's deputy has been shot by another deputy in northwest Omaha.    The shooting occurred at a Kwik Shop convenience store near 156th and Blondo about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns

The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact.    Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.

Nebraska Corrections To Review 2,000 Sentences For Errors

Nebraska's corrections department is reviewing 2,000 prisoner sentences for accuracy after discovering that some inmates received credit they shouldn't have.    

Motorcyclist Clocked As High As 118 MPH During Pursuit

Speeds reached as high as 118 mph during a half-hour pursuit on Highway 2 between Lincoln and Nebraska City Monday night, when a motorcyclist wouldn't pull over for speeding.  

Deputies Working Another ATV Theft

Since the beginning of the month, there have been a rash of ATV thefts in Lancaster County and no signs of any suspects.  Another one happened late Sunday night or early Monday morning near 162nd and Havelock in the general area where most of these cases have been popping up.

Paving Scams Under Investigation

Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner is warning you about out-of-state paving companies that are suspected of scamming homeowners in the area.  

Traffic Stop Leads To Drugs and Weapons

Weapons and drugs found in a car during a traffic stop early Tuesday at 14th and Washington, landing two people in jail.  Lincoln Police say a traffic stop was made on a car with no front license plate.  

City Will Pay Storm Damage Claims

Image result for city council lincoln neThe Lincoln City Council has approved a plan to handle claims from property owners for damage from sewer backup.  On Monday, the council decided to pay homeowners and businesses up to $5,000 for cleanup and repair from sewage backup,  

Gov. Ricketts Wrapping Up European Trade Mission

Image result for governor pete rickettsGov. Pete Ricketts is wrapping up a European trade mission that focused on building relationships with companies and promoting Nebraska's workforce. Ricketts was scheduled to return to Nebraska on Tuesday after an eight-day trip.

Deputies Investigating Another ATV Theft

Lancaster County Sheriff's officials are warning you to lock up your ATVs, after two more were stolen in a burglary over the weekend.  Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says a John Deere Gator and a Yamaha Blaster 4-Wheeler were stolen from an unlocked outbuilding at a home near SW 140th and West Van Dorn between late Friday and early Saturday. (VIDEO INCLUDED, CLICK HEADLINE)

Lottery Scam Costs Raymond Couple Money

Make sure you verify if you have won something through a lottery.  If you have to pay money for your winnings, don't fall for it.  Lancaster County Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says if it seems to be too good to be true, ask the caller more questions or call the sheriff's office at 402-441-6500.

UNL Police Find BB Gun In Dorm

A BB gun that looks very much like a real gun was found at Cather Hall on the downtown UN-L campus.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Officer, Vanessa Hohlen tells KFOR NEWS the gun was seen out the window of a moving car at 17th and L around 6pm Sunday.

Heavy Rain Causes Minor Flooding, Road Closures

Reports of 4 to 5 inches or more of rain fell in portions of the Lincoln area late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, which caused water to rise on many city streets and county roads. 

Power Restored To South Lincoln Neighborhood

Air conditioners are buzzing once again and lights are back on in an area between 20th and 33rd Streets, Van Dorn south to Highway 2, after a power outage that lasted about an hour and 20 minutes Wednesday morning.  

High-Priced Decorative Light Poles Missing

Police need your help in finding three decorative light poles stolen from behind a southeast Lincoln gas station sometime between late Thursday afternoon and mid-afternoon on Friday. 

Homeless Man Attacked and Robbed

Lincoln Police are investigating the robbery and assault of a homeless man.  Officers were called to the bridge near 3rd and "O" Street late Tuesday night. 

City Enters Lease To Extend Fiber Optics Infrastructure

Image result for fiber optic cableMayor Chris Beutler Thursday announced that the City has entered into a lease agreement with Level 3 Communications to extend its fiber optic infrastructure to the City.

Former Husker, Orthopedic Surgeon Strasburger Suspected In Hit and Run

Former Nebraska football player and Lincoln orthopedic surgeon Scott Strasburger is back in trouble again.  Lincoln Police say the 52-year-old Strasburger apparently crashed his SUV into a parked SUV near 51st and South on Tuesday afternoon and was involved in another collision near Cotner and "A" only a few minutes minutes later.  

Lightning Likely Being Blamed For South Lincoln House Fire

A family made it out of their south Lincoln house just in time after a lightning strike ignited a fire early Wednesday morning. Lincoln Fire and Rescue were called to 6801 S. 52nd Street just before 5 a.m. on a report of a house fire.  

Nebraska lawmakers scrap medical marijuana bill for the year

Nebraska will not legalize medical marijuana this year in light of other controversial measures dominating the final days of the legislative session.    Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue asked Wednesday to hold his bill until June 15, ensuring senators will not revisit the debate until next year.

Children's Zoo Schedules Community "Thank You"

The Lincoln Children's Zoo invites the public to "Zoobilee".  It'll be at the Pinnacle Bank Arena August 8th.  Executive Director John Chapo describes it as "the largest free family event the community has ever seen."

Police Investigate Hold Up at NW Lincoln Store

An armed robbery late Tuesday night at a northwest Lincoln convenience store is under investigation.  Police Captain Robert Farber tells KFOR News a man walked into the Fat Dog's Convenience Store at 3100 NW 12th Street around 10pm, armed with a handgun and forcing the clerk into the cooler.

Nebraska Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Death Penalty

Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bill abolishing the death penalty with enough votes to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.  The 32-15 vote on Wednesday was bolstered by conservative senators who oppose capital punishment for fiscal, religious and pragmatic reasons. 

Ricketts Approves New Two-Year State Budget

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a new two-year budget that includes $408 million in state money for property tax reductions.  The Republican governor announced Wednesday that he approved the $8.7 billion package without vetoes. He says the budget met his goals of increasing property tax relief and slowing state spending increases.  

Senators Back Study of Medical Cannabis Benefits

Less than a week after pushing a broad medical marijuana bill through a first-round vote, Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a second measure to provide faster, federally approved relief.    

Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car

Image result for lincoln police departmentA Lincoln bicyclist is being watched very closely Tuesday at a Lincoln hospital after being hit by a car on Lincoln's far east side.  The 53 year old was last reported to be in critical condition with life-threatening head injuries.

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain Hammer Lincoln, SE Nebraska

Flood warnings have been issued for much of southeastern Nebraska, as several inches of rain from overnight thunderstorms runs off already wet ground.  The National Weather Service reported minor flooding on Thursday in Lincoln from Salt Creek, which is nearly 2.5 feet above flood stage and expected to rise 1.5 feet more. 

Roads Blocked Off Due To Flood Waters

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office tells KFOR NEWS the State Patrol has closed Highway 77 this morning from Rosa Parks Way in Lincoln all the way South to the Lancaster County Line.  Saltillo Road is closed from 14th Street to 27th.  Just before 4:30am Thursday, there was a call to 27th and Saltillo where a car with a woman inside was floating away.  

Officer Knocked Out During Arrest

Two officers were injured-one was knocked unconscious while arresting a Lincoln man yesterday afternoon. Officers were called to 13th and 'E' around 4:30 to a disturbance call. Police Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News officers were about to arrest 27-year-old Josiah Samson.

New Lincoln Headquarters for Sports Video Software Company Hudl

Local sports video software firm Hudl is growing.  The Lincoln-based company will build a new headquarters at Canopy and "P" Streets in the West Haymarket area.  

UPDATE: Fire At La Mexicana Accidental

Fire inspectors believe the 3-alarm fire that destroyed a downtown Lincoln strip mall Monday afternoon was started accidentally by construction workers on the roof.  Lincoln Fire Inspector Rick Campos tells KFOR News he believes a construction company was welding metal when some sparks ignited some wood.

New Study Says State Would Benefit From Medicaid Expansion

Image result for medicaid expansion nebraskaA study by two University of Nebraska at Kearney professors says the state would see economic benefits if Medicaid coverage was expanded to cover more low-income residents. 

Pavement Repairs Start April 8 Along Superior Street

Expect some road work to slow down your commute along Superior Street in northwest Lincoln next week.  Starting Wednesday, April 8, pavement repair work will force lane closures along Superior from Technology Drive to I-180.  

Report Suggests Economic Growth

Image result for economic growthA new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.   The survey report issued Wednesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 51.4 in March from 57 in February. 

New Website Focuses on Rural Development

The federal Agriculture Department has launched a new website focused on its rural development programs in Nebraska. The USDA says the new website should be easier to navigate for people looking for loan and grand applications or more details about other programs.

Roll-Over Crash In Northeast Lincoln

Emergency crews say two people and two children were transported to a Lincoln hospital after an accident Friday morning. Two adults and 2 children were taken to a Lincoln hospital after a roll-over crash accident Friday morning.   Lincoln Fire & Rescue Crews and police went to the intersection of 51st. and Adams just after 8:30 this morning.  

Suspect Burglar Caught In The Act Outside Lincoln Home

A man who came home early Wednesday morning near 27th and South saw a man he didn't know rummaging through his car parked in the driveway. 

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations

Millard West could be without one or more of its varsity basketball players when it plays in the state basketball tournament in Lincoln this week.    One 18-year-old member of the team was among some 70 people cited by police for minor in possession at a party in west Omaha on Saturday night.

Shots Fired at North Lincoln Motel

Lincoln Police, and Fire and Rescue, have been called to a Motel 6 near Interstate 80 in North Lincoln after a shooting.  It's isn't known yet whether anyone has been wounded.  The shooting was reported just before11:00 this morning.&nbs

Jenkins Is Competent, Trial Delayed

Image result for nikko jenkins omahaA judge has delayed a ruling on whether a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha within weeks of leaving prison remains incompetent to participate in his sentencing hearing, which could include the death penalty. Judge Peter Bataillon on Tuesday accepted a report from state experts that said Nikko Jenkins was competent and could understand the sentencing proceedings. 

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina

Sports Illustrated is reporting that Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren has accepted a similar job on the University of North Carolina football team.  Warren had just been retained by new Nebraska coach Mike Riley, as the lone holdover from former coach Bo Pelini's staff.  Warren would reunite with Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora.  

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Nikko Jenkin's Prison Release

Image result for nikko jenkinsA judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging that the state of Nebraska caused a woman's death by freeing Nikko Jenkins from prison. Andrea Kruger was one of four people Jenkins killed within weeks of his release from prison in 2013. The judge ruled the state is immune from liability because Jenkins' release was discretionary and protected by law. 

Kansas Woman Delivers Twins While Heading To Lincoln Hospital

A Kansas mother and her twin babies are doing fine in a Lincoln hospital, after she delivered them in a car near Highway 77 and Saltillo Road early Thursday morning.  Lancaster County Sheriff's Captain Ben Houchin says 36-year-old Laurie Clark and her husband, 39-year-old Kevin Clark, were coming to Lincoln from Barnes, Kansas because of some pregnancy issues. 

BREAKING NEWS: SW Lincoln Sandwich Shop Robbed

Lincoln Police are investigating another armed robbery, this one happening around 7:30am Wednesday at the Subway near 14th and Pine Lake Road. Police tell KFOR News they are looking for a white man, about 6-feet tall with a thin build, wearing a dark hat, gray jacket and blue bandana over his face. 

Ice Jam Causes Flooding On Platte River West of Omaha

At least three people have been rescued from flooding caused by an ice jam on the Platte River in western Douglas County, just west of Omaha.  Authorities say floodwaters began creeping up on the Two Rivers State Recreation Area about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. The three people rescued had called for help when they became stranded in a pickup. No injuries have been reported. 

Three Measures In Legislature Address Gun Control

Nebraska gun control advocates and opponents are squaring off on a series of new measures in the Legislature. The Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday on three pieces of legislation that would expand gun owner rights and one bill that would limit reckless firing. The bills would allow for security teams at private schools to carry guns.

Fire Damages Home Near Murdock

The State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a basement fire 30 miles from Lincoln near the community of Murdock.  Volunteer Fire Chief Alan Brockhoff says it took crews from 6 departments an hour-and-a-half to bringTuesday night's fire under control at 10209 North 298th Street because of several construction additions previously done on the home.  

Keystone To Top Senate Agenda In January 2015

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns. 

Bomb Threat At Papillion High School

Authorities say they're investigating an anonymous bomb threat against a Papillion high school that was posted online. The Papillion-La Vista School District says it discovered the threat against Papillion-La Vista South High School on Twitter Sunday afternoon. Papillion police searched the school Sunday night and Monday morning and found nothing. 

LPD Searching For Robber In Sunday Night Hold Up

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who tried robbing a grocery store.  Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS just before 9pm Sunday, a man wielding a knife demanded money from the clerk at the Sun Grocery Store at 2412 N Street.  

All-Female Panel Of Court Of Appeals Makes History

An all-female panel of the Nebraska Court of Appeals has heard oral arguments for the first time in state history. The three-judge panel met for oral arguments last week at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Judges Frankie Moore, Francie Riedmann and Riko Bishop heard several cases and then took questions from students. 

Sen. Fischer Confident That Keystone Pipeline Vote Will Happen Again

Nebraska U-S Senator Deb Fischer says the discussion about the Keystone X-L Pipeline is far from over.  Fischer is one of 59 senators who voted yes on a bill to approve the pipeline Tuesday, but fell one vote short .  She predicts Congress will take up the bill again, and pass it, shortly after the first of the year.  The controversial pipeline is slated to run thru Nebraska,

First N-U Finalist Visit Scheduled

The first of four finalists for the top job at the University of Nebraska will visit the campuses and hold public meetings next week. Dr. George Ross, who's currently President of Central Michigan University, will make stops in Omaha, Kearney, and Lincoln on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Ricketts Voted As Nebraska's Next Governor

Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.  Voters on Tuesday chose Ricketts, of Omaha, over Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, who for decades headed a center in Lyons that advocated for family farms and rural communities.  

Changes at Indian Center After Saturday's Chaos

Saturday's tailgating at the Indian Center before the Husker game will look a little different than last Saturday when rowdy fans damaged police and sheriff's cruisers, threw bottles at buses and tried tipping a bus load of people. 13 arrests were made, including one felony and 17 tickets. The biggest difference between this Saturday and last Saturday will be no more walk-in traffic. Only vehicles will be allowed in.

City Council Approves Comcast Buyout of Time Warner

Approval from the Lincoln City Council Monday of the cable franchise agreement between Comcast and the city of Lincoln, if the FCC approves of Comcast's buyout of Time Warner Cable. The change would not initially affect rates for cable, internet, or phone service; However, that does not mean rates couldn't increase in the future. 

Report Questions Nebraska Education Funding

A new report says Nebraska's K-12 public schools rely more heavily on local taxes for funding than any other state in the nation. The report released Monday by the OpenSky Policy Institute notes that more than 55 percent of school funding came from local sources in the last school year, while nearly 37 percent came from the state. The rest came from federal sources. Renee Fry, the group's

Colorado Pot Intercept Near Seward

Two men from Colorado face charges after the discovery of nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a car in Nebraska. The State Patrol says the men were stopped Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in Seward County for following too close. The trooper searched the car, and 99 pounds of marijuana was found in a suitcase in the trunk. The 29 year old driver, and the 26-year-old passenger, both from Aurora,

Lincoln Man Dies Falling From Vehicle Roof

A Lincoln man has been identified as the victim who died in a single vehicle accident late Saturday night. It happened shortly after midnight on 52nd Street between Spruce and LaSalle. Lincoln Police say 27 year old James Rubio climbed out the sunroof of a sport-utility vehicle, fell to the street, and died. The driver of the vehicle was 34 year old Lindsey McAllister, also of Lincoln.

Panhandle Bond Issue Certified

Voters in the northwest Nebraska city of Chadron will decide whether to approve a one-half percent sales and use tax to pay for a proposed swimming pool center. The Dawes County Clerk's office told city officials Tuesday night that the measure had qualified for the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Hearing Set to Find Psychiatric Facility for Jenkins

(8-7-14) A judge has set a hearing to find a psychiatric facility that will treat an Omaha man found too mentally unfit to undergo sentencing for killing four people. The hearing will be held more than two weeks after Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Nikko Jenkins to the state's psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment.

Pershing Center Holds Last Concert August 6

(8-7-14) The Goo Goo Dolls will be known as the last live act at Pershing. It's not the last event at Pershing; the No Coast Derby Girls still have some matches this month, but the Goo Goo Dolls will be the last concert. Their last encore song on August 6 was a Supertramp cover, "Give A Little Bit."

Prisons To Study Reform Of Solitary Confinement

Nebraska's beleaguered prison system is going to get some help from a national agency. The Vera Institute of Justice has selected Nebraska as one of five states to participate in a study on alternatives to solitary confinement.

Saltdogs Return To Diamond Tonight

The Saltdogs are back in action tonight (Wednesday) after taking Monday and Tuesday off for the All-Star Break. Lincoln opens a 3-game series with the Sioux City Explorers at Haymarket Park.

Huskers Picked To Finish Second in Conference

Big Ten Football Media Days get underway Thursday in Chicago and Nebraska has been projected to finish second in the West Division this upcoming season. Wisconsin is picked to win the West, while defending national champion Ohio State is favored to win th

One Lincoln Team Alive in Legion Tourney

Union Bank of Lincoln Pius X racked up 17 hits enroute to a 15-1 win over Fairway Assets of Millard North in the American Division of the State Legion Baseball Tournament Monday at Hastings. Union Bank will play Associated Fire of Papillion-La

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska, adidas Unveil 2015 Alternate Jerseys

The University of Nebraska and adidas today unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th for the team’s game against Northwestern. 

Pairings Set for State Legion Baseball Tourney

The State Legion Baseball Tournament gets underway this weekend at two different sites in Class A.  Click the headline to see the brackets.

NWU Athletics: Prairie Wolves To GO NCAA Division III, Leaving GPAC

Nebraska Wesleyan University president Dr. Fred Ohles announced Monday afternoon at Snyder Arena the Prairie Wolves leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference after the upcoming school year to join the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, starting with the 2016-17 school year.

NSAA Board Selects Tenopir To Return In Interim Director Role

A former executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association is back in a temporary role. According to a news release sent out on Friday, Jim Tenopir is back as the organization's interim director. 

Former 10/11 Sportscaster, HuskerVision Director Schmahl Dies

Former Lincoln TV sportscaster and Huskervision director Jeff Schmahl has died.   Schmahl passed away early Tuesday, after a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Collins Named To Outland and Nagurski Watch Lists

Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to roll up the preseason honors. On Friday, the Kansas City native was named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.   

Nebraska Athletes To Get Laptops With More Scholarship Money

Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst has announced plans to provide additional benefits to athletes that are now allowed under NCAA rules.    Eichorst said in a video statement on the athletic department's website Wednesday that beginning this fall each athlete would receive a laptop computer and that an athlete who graduates and exhausts his or her eligibility will receive assistance for obtaining an internship, studying abroad or attending graduate school.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Martis and Smith Help Lincoln To Win Over Sioux Falls

Shairon Martis turned in another strong outing and Curt Smith smacked another homer as the Lincoln Saltdogs (16-29) blew past the Sioux Falls Canaries (20-25) 9-1 in front of 3,219 fans at The Birdcage Wednesday afternoon. 

Gordon Doubtful For MLB All-Star Game After Groin Injury

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon left Wednesday night's 9-7 win over Tampa Bay in the 4th inning with a left groin injury.  The former Lincoln Southeast and Nebraska star heard the muscle pop while going after a fly ball that turned into an inside the park home run from Logan Forsythe.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Canaries Capitalize On Hot Bats, Cool Off Lincoln Pitching

The Sioux Falls Canaries (20-24) swatted back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs (15-29) in front of 2,018 fans at The Birdcage Tuesday night.  

Former Husker Gordon Has Big Day At The Plate For Royals

The Kansas City Royals took the opener of their day-night doubleheader Tuesday, beating Tampa Bay 9-5 on Paulo Orlando's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth.  KC also won the nightcapper 7-1.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Watch Lists Feature Armstrong, Collins and Pierson-El

Nebraska juniors and team captains Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Maliek Collins were named to watch lists for prestigious national awards on Tuesday. 

Strong attendance for Division I Men's and Women's College Hoops in Nebraska

Nebraska and Creighton are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.  The NCAA said Monday Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Walk-off RBI Single Lifts Sioux Falls Past Lincoln

The Sioux Falls Canaries (19-24) scored six runs in the final two innings to come back and shock the Lincoln Saltdogs (15-28) 12-11 in front of 2,190 fans at The Birdcage Monday night.   

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Avoids Sweep From Joplin

Former East High pitcher Jesse Smith lasted just one inning due to an injury but the bullpen was brilliant in answering the bell as the Lincoln Saltdogs (15-27) topped the Joplin Blasters (25-15) 5-3 in front of 1,081 fans at Joe Becker Stadium Sunday evening. 

LEGION BASEBALL: Judds Brothers Wins Peterson Tourney Crown

Judds Brothers Construction of Lincoln Northeast became the third straight Lincoln team to win the Mike Peterson Legion Baseball Tournament championship, with a 5-3 win over Associated Fire of Papillion-LaVista South.  

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Uses Four-Run Rally In 8th To Beat St. Paul

After scoring four runs to take a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, the Lincoln Saltdogs (14-23) needed a clutch 6-4-3 double play in the ninth to secure a 6-5 victory in the series opener over the St. Paul Saints (29-8) in front of 2,424 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Falls In Series Finale, Smith Records 700th Hit

The Lincoln Saltdogs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Gary SouthShore RailCats quickly came back to win the series finale 5-3 to avoid the home sweep at U.S. Steel Yard Sunday afternoon.  

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Sweeps Fargo-Moorhead In Extra Innings

The Lincoln Saltdogs (11-22) got more terrific starting pitching, squandered a late lead and then won in walk-off fashion for the second time in three nights as they topped the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-24) 4-3 to complete the series sweep.

Virginia Wins 1st CWS Title In 4-2 Win Over Vanderbilt

Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school's first baseball national championship.  

NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns

The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact.    Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Scores Two In Extra-Innings Win

Aaron Payne had three hits, including the game winner for his first professional RBI as the Lincoln Saltdogs (9-22) edged the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-22) 4-3 in walk-off fashion in front of 2,151 fans at Haymarket Park Monday night.  

Bulls Forward, Former Creighton Star McDermott Named SGA Grand Marshal

Chicago Bulls forward and former Creighton University basketball star Doug McDermott has been named Grand Marshal of the State Games of America (SGA) Parade of Athletes. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: 13 Runners Stranded As Explorers Beat Lincoln

Curt Smith collected three hits but the Saltdogs (8-16) stranded a season-high 13 runners in a 9-1 loss at division-leading Sioux City Explorers (17-6) in front of 2,656 fans at Lewis and Clark Park Monday night.   

NU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Husker, LNE Star Ford Returns As Assistant

Former Nebraska and Lincoln Northeast point guard Ashley Ford will return home as an assistant coach with the Nebraska women's basketball program, Coach Connie Yori announced on Monday. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Avoids Sweep, Routs Winnipeg

Every starter got a hit and former big leaguer Shairon Martis won his debut as the Lincoln Saltdogs (6-13) routed the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-11) 14-5 to avoid the sweep in front of 4,415 fans at Haymarket Park Wednesday night.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer

Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.    Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Two Homers Not Enough To Overcome Goldeyes

Mitch Canham and Jon Gaston each homered but once again the pitching was a letdown as the Saltdogs (5-13) fell to the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-10) 8-6 in front of 2,650 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night. 

Husker Catcher, Former LSW Star Lubach Picked By Angels

Nebraska's Senior catcher Tanner Lubach was picked by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday, marking the 37th straight year a Husker has been drafted. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Crouch, Wiegert Make Hall of Fame Ballots

Former Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Eric Crouch and Outland Trophy award winner Zach Wiegert are among 76 former Football Bowl Subdivision players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation on Tuesday.  

NWU SOFTBALL: Yori Named New Head Coach

Mary Yori has been named the new head softball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan.  Yori, the older sister of Nebraska Women's Basketball coach Connie Yori, will work full time as the Prairie Wolves' softball coach and the school's intramural director.  

NWU Men's Golf: Clouse Resigns As Head Coach

Nebraska Wesleyan has announced that David Clouse will resign his position as Head Men’s Golf Coach effective immediately. In his only season as golf coach, Clouse led the Prairie Wolves to a Great Plains Athletic Conference runner-up finish.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Laredo Overpower's Lashley's Grand Slam

Ryan Lashley laced a grand slam but shortly after, the offense shut down as the Laredo Lemurs (4-7) blew by the Saltdogs (4-7) 12-5 in front of 1,334 fans at Uni-Trade Stadium Monday night.   

Nebraska coach Miles' pay hits $2 million after down season

Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.    The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through 2019-2020.

NU BASKETBALL: Miles, Yori Receive Contract Extensions

Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles has had his contract extended one year through the 2019-20 season.    Athletic department spokesman Shamus McKnight confirmed the extension Tuesday. 

Nebraska to open 2017 football season against Arkansas St.

Nebraska will open the 2017 football season against Arkansas State in Lincoln.    The Nebraska athletic department announced Monday that the Red Wolves would visit Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2. The game will be the third between the schools.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU To Play Villanova In Tipoff Games

For the first time in more than 16 years, the Nebraska Men's Basketball team will play Villanova next season.  The matchup between the Huskers and Wildcats will be part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games in November, which features eight games between Big Ten and Big East teams over the next eight seasons.  

2015 Husker Volleyball Schedule Is Set

The Nebraska volleyball program has announced its 2015 season schedule. After leading the nation in attendance for the second straight season with 8,083 fans per match last season, the Huskers will play 15 regular-season matches at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 2015.

Inaugural UNL Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced

The University of Nebraska proudly announced the inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 17. A total of 22 distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined this fall in conjunction with the Huskers’ season-opening football game against BYU.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Headley's Hot Bat Powers NU Over Bears

For the second straight game senior Blake Headley roped a pair of triples, and freshman Scott Schreiber add another, to power the Nebraska baseball team to a 9-2 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Last Second Shot Falls Short For NU

D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Shep Garner added 19 and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska 68-65 Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener.    

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Creighton Stays Alive, Holds Off DePaul

James Milliken scored 22 points and Creighton took charge of a tight game in the second half for a 78-63 victory over DePaul in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night.    

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations

Millard West could be without one or more of its varsity basketball players when it plays in the state basketball tournament in Lincoln this week.    One 18-year-old member of the team was among some 70 people cited by police for minor in possession at a party in west Omaha on Saturday night.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Miles Bans His Players From Locker Room After Loss To I

Aaron White had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Iowa rode a 21-2 run to end the first half to a 74-46 victory over the Nebraska Men's Basketball team on Sunday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Falls At No. 16 Maryland

Melo Trimble scored 26 points, including a pair of pivotal 3-pointers down the stretch, and No. 16 Maryland squeezed past Nebraska 69-65 Thursday night in the first-ever meeting between the teams in men's basketball.  Walter Pitchford came off the bench to score 19 points for Nebraska, who now falls to 13-13 overall.  

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina

Sports Illustrated is reporting that Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren has accepted a similar job on the University of North Carolina football team.  Warren had just been retained by new Nebraska coach Mike Riley, as the lone holdover from former coach Bo Pelini's staff.  Warren would reunite with Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 'Bama Upsets 12th-Ranked Huskers

Nikki Hegstetter scooped a loose ball off the floor to score with less than two seconds to play and Alabama survived a missed final shot to upset 12th-ranked Nebraska 53-51 on Sunday.  Hegstetter had two baskets and two offensive boards by that point but was in the right spot to scoop an Ashley Williams miss off the floor and toss in her own shot as the Crimson Tide (8-3) handed Nebraska it's first loss of the season (7-1).

Abdullah Finalist for Two National Awards

University of Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah was selected as a finalist for a pair of awards Tuesday afternoon. The Homewood, Ala., native was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award and one of 12 finalists for the 2014 Wuerffel Award.

Silver Hawks Still In State Softball Tourney After Day One

Lincoln Southwest is still alive in the NSAA State High School Softball Tournament, after falling in their first game in the Class A tournament 12-6 to Papillion-LaVista, but bouncing back to beat Lincoln North Star 4-0 in an elimination game Thursday at the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings.   

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores

Click on the headline to see all of the scores from Thursday's tournament action!