Oklahoma First State To Allow Nitrogen For Executions


Image result for death penaltyThe Nebraska Legislature adjourned for the weekend after advancing a bill to abolish the state's death penalty. 

Michigan Officials Looking For Missing Nebraska Woman


Image result for police lightsPolice in Michigan are seeing help from the public in finding out what happened to two women in their 50s who were reported missing while visiting family.  State police say Leslie Roy of Nebraska and Lee Marie Wright of Oklahoma were traveling.  

Gorilla Cracks Glass At Henry Doorly Zoo


Image result for henry doorly zoo gorillaVisitors at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium got quite the surprise while watching the gorillas Thursday.  The video posted to YouTube shows the reflection of a little girl pounding her chest right before one of the gorillas rushes the glass.  

DHHS Will Issue Montly Performance Reports


Image result for access nebraskaNebraska's beleaguered Department of Health and Human Services will publish public performance reports for its services to help residents apply for Medicaid and food stamps. 

Current, Past Council Members Endorse Mayor Beutler


Image result for mayor chris beutlerFour current city council members, and eight past members, have all endorsed Mayor Chris Beutler for re-election. Jonathan Cook, Doug Emery, Carl Eskridge and Leirion Gaylor Baird all said the mayor has been able to work with to build consensus.

Second Power Outage In Two Days


Image result for Lincoln Electric System logoIf you live in the far south part of Lincoln, you may have to reset some clocks when you get home tonight.  A power outage hit nearly one-thousand homes and businesses from Old Cheney to Saltillo Road, all the way across Lincoln, from 14th to 120th. 

Near Record Dryness For Nebraska, Iowa


Image result for nebraska droughtWeather experts say Nebraska and Iowa experienced a near-record dry March this year. Nebraska had its second-driest March on record, while Iowa had its third-driest. Central Nebraska experienced its driest March in 121 years of record-keeping.

Truck Driver Cited For Watching Soccer On Smartphone


Image result for nebraska state patrol logoThe Nebraska State Patrol has cited a truck driver who'd been watching a soccer game on a smartphone he'd taped to the steering wheel of his big rig. The patrol says a carrier enforcement trooper noticed the trucker wearing earbuds.

Judge: Lawsuit May Proceed Against LPS


Image result for scales of justiceA judge says a lawsuit may proceed against Lincoln Public Schools over treatment of a 12-year-old boy with autism.  The lawsuit says the boy suffered mental health problems after being kept in a special safe room at school. 

Inmate Now Has Chance For Parole


Image result for judge's gavelA 33-year-old inmate no longer faces life in prison for a 1998 Lincoln slaying. Court records say Jerrold McLeod was 16 when he and 19-year-old Ronald O'Neill broke into an apartment on May 10, 1998, in an attempt to rob a cocaine dealer.  

Jenkins Botches Tattoo


Image result for nikko jenkinsCourt officials say Nikko Jenkins, the man convicted of killing four people in separate attacks in 2013, has again mutilated his face. But, the Omaha World-Herald reports he botched his attempt to carve into his forehead the numbers "666".

Demolition Delayed For Former Nurse Dorm


Image result for sophy teeter building lincolnOne of the last remnants of the Lincoln General Hospital campus is safe from demolition, at least for the next 6 months. Lincoln's Historic Preservation Committee has voted to delay Bryan Health's request to tear the former dormitory down.  

Motorcycle Reaches Over 100 mph In Pursuit


Very little description to go on in finding a motorcyclist who reached speeds of 130 mph on his sport bike along Highway 6 between Lincoln and Waverly around 11pm Thursday. 

Ricketts: Nebraska Judicious In Use of Death Penalty


Gov. Pete Ricketts is once again defending the death penalty, arguing that Nebraska officials have used it more judiciously than states such as Texas.    

Governor Announces First International Trade Mission


Image result for governor pete ricketts nebraskaGovernor Pete Ricketts announced today that his first international trade mission will be to the European Union. He'll visit Italy, Belgium, and Denmark from June 7th-15th. The Governor said he chose the EU as his first overseas mission.

Former Husker Football Captain In Custody


Image result for vershan jackson mug shotA former Nebraska football team captain who authorities say didn't show up to serve his 300-day pot sentence has been picked up in Omaha. Online court records say 40-year-old Vershan Jackson was taken into custody on Tuesday. 

Fire Escape Fall Claims Life Of Hastings Man


Authorities say a Hastings man whose body was found in a Kearney alley accidentally fell from a fire escape. A passer-by found the body of 51-year-old Craig Demoor a little before 6 p.m. on April 7. 

Omaha Man Gets Prison For Online Scam


Image result for judge scaleAn Omaha man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to return $91,000 he stole in an online scam. 42-year-old David Roberts was sentenced Wednesday on one count of wire fraud, with nine counts of the same charge dropped. 

DeWitt Man Killed In Rollover Crash


Image result for gage county sheriff neA 22-year-old DeWitt man has been killed in a rollover crash that occurred in southeast Nebraska's Gage County. Authorities say Jacob Bridges was driving his sport utility vehicle north on a county road Tuesday evening when the SUV went out of control.

Proposed Prison Overhaul Draw Criticism From Governor


Image result for prison barsA proposed overhaul of Nebraska's prison sentencing and parole laws is drawing criticism from Gov. Pete Ricketts, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, prosecutors and police. Ricketts urged Nebraskans Thursday to contact state lawmakers and speak out.

Death Penalty Repeal Measure Wins First-Round Approval


A bill to repeal Nebraska's death penalty has won first-round approval from lawmakers.    Lawmakers advanced the bill 30-13 on Thursday. If that support holds, death penalty opponents would have enough votes to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' promised veto.

Fire Heavily Damages SW Lincoln Home


Fire investigators say a bathroom fan overheated and started a fire inside a southwest Lincoln home early Thursday morning.  Lincoln Firefighters were called 3:30am to 2435 Cheshire South.  

Nearly $6M Grant Provides Chest Compression System


Image result for physio-control lucas 2 chest compression systemNebraska hospitals and ambulance services will receive a life-saving tool as part of a nearly $6 million grant. Approximately 360 ambulance services and 80 hospitals will receive the Physio-Control LUCAS 2 chest compression system.

Judge Denies Request To Block Limits On Leafleting


Image result for pinnacle bank arenaA federal judge has denied a request to temporarily block limits on leafleting and other activities outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena. Larry Ball was arrested last year and again in March for handing out religious leaflets outside the arena. 

Man Robbed By House Guests


Image result for police lightsLincoln Police arrested two men Tuesday night, after they robbed a 43-year-old man in his own home near 24th and "R" with a knife. Investigators say the victim invited 22-year-old Christian Andrew and 25-year-old Isreal Graham into his apartment.

Separate Minimum Wage For High Schoolers Advances


Image result for minimum wageNebraska high school students could receive a lower minimum wage than other workers next year under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Senators gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday with a 32-11 vote. 

Name Released For Explosion Victim


Authorities have released the name of one of the two people killed by an explosion at a rail car repair facility in Omaha. The Omaha Police Department identified him as 40-year-old Dallas Foulk. Tuesday afternoon's blast occurred at the repair shop.

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Bill Advances


Image result for nebraska legislatureAn effort to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences in Nebraska has won first-round approval from lawmakers.  Senators voted 28-9 on Wednesday on legislation to abolish mandatory minimums for Class 1C and 1D felonies.

Ag Dept Updates Dog/Cat Breeder Regulations


Image result for dog and cat breederThe Nebraska Agriculture Department says it's updated its regulations in an effort to police dog and cat breeders who don't meet state standards. 

Lawmakers Form Coalition, Against Death Penalty


Image result for death penaltyA coalition of Nebraska lawmakers says the state's death penalty conflicts with conservative values and should be repealed. Seven Republican senators announced Wednesday they support a bill to repeal the capital punishment law.

LPS Listens, Re-Arranges Boundaries


Image result for lincoln public schoolsIn February, parents of more than 100 kids west of Highway 77 feared they would be bused to Moore Middle School east of 84th Street, but those parents spoke up and as a result, the Lincoln Public School Board re-arranged boundaries.

Study: Ethanol Has Huge Impact On State Economy


Image result for nebraska ethanolA recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity grew 10 fold between 1995 and 2014.  More than 1,300 full-time employees work at 24 facilities.  

Senators Advance Sentencing Reform Bill


Image result for prison barsNebraska lawmakers are moving forward with a broad effort to reduce prison crowding while acknowledging that they need to address criticism from county and state prosecutors. Senators advanced a sentencing reform bill on Tuesday with a 35-3 vote. 

Flags Flown Half-Staff Wednesday


Image result for abraham lincoln statue lincoln neToday is the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln, by John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. 

Lincoln Senators Endorse Beutler


Image result for beutler for mayorLincoln's 5 current members of the legislature all endorsed Mayor Chris Beutler for re-election today.  Kate Bolz, Kathy Campbell, Matt Hansen, Adam Morfeld, and Patty Pansing Brooks issued a joint statement.

Wife Of Nikko Jenkins Sentenced To Prison


Image result for chalonda jenkins omahaA judge has sentenced the wife of an Omaha man convicted of killing four people to two to three years in prison. 24-year-old Chalonda Jenkins pleaded guilty Monday to a felony terroristic threat charge and a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. 

Waiters/Waitresses Will Continue At Same Hourly Wage


Image result for waiter serving foodNebraska waiters and waitresses will continue to make the same hourly wage they earned in 1991. Lawmakers voted 18-27 Tuesday against a measure by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist.

Kearney Turns Over Land For Veterans Home


Image result for nebraska veterans homeThe Kearney City Council has voted to turn over to the state land where the Central Nebraska Veterans Home will be built. Mayor Stan Clouse on Monday night called the action the "first point of no return." 

Lawmakers Calling For Scrutiny Of Fracking Water Disposal


Image result for fracking water disposal wellState lawmakers are calling for greater scrutiny of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in western Nebraska. Some senators on Tuesday urged the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to postpone a decision on the site in southern Sioux County.

Number Of Tax Fraud Reports Increasing


Image result for tax returnThe Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is warning you again about a scam targeting taxpayers trying to file their 2014 return, since the deadline to file taxes is Wednesday. 

Capital Humane Society Defends LPD Actions


Image result for Bob Downey Capital Humane SocietyCapital Humane Society executive director Bob Downey says Lincoln Police don't deserve criticism in light of the fatal dog shooting outside of a home at 65th and Leighton on Sunday evening.   He says the previous owner had run-ins with police.

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.

City Council Approves Developments


Image result for city council lincoln neThe Lincoln City Council has approved two big developments.  One, a 7-story student-oriented apartment building planned for the Baker Hardware property at 8th and M.  The structure will have over 200 apartments, plus parking. 

Gas Tax Increase Advances


Image result for gas pumpA proposed gas tax increase has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature, despite vocal opposition. Lawmakers gave the bill second-round approval Monday with a 27-14 vote. The measure would raise Nebraska's fuel excise tax by 6 cents.

Attorney General To Investigate NE Oil & Gas Commission


Image result for nebraska oil & gas commissionA complaint sent to the attorney general's office saying the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission violated state open meeting laws with a hearing last month on a proposed Sioux County wastewater disposal well has been handed off to another party.  

3-Alarm Fire At La Mexicana Market & Restaurant


Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews are responding to a fire at 1637 P Street, which is listed online as La Mexicana Market and Restaurant.Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews are responding to a fire at 1637 P Street, which is listed online as La Mexicana Market and Restaurant.  An incident report listed it as a working fire and the call came in just before 4:55pm. (Photo by 10/11 News)

Term Limits Proposal Defeated


Image result for nebraska legislatureA proposal that would have allowed future Nebraska lawmakers to serve two consecutive six-year terms in office has died in the Legislature. The term limits ballot measure was rejected Monday, with 20 senators voting yes and 22 voting no. 

April 13th Proclaimed Nebraska Religious Liberty Day


Image result for governor pete rickettsGov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed April 13 Nebraska Religious Liberty Day in what he says is a call to action to publicly exercise religious beliefs without fear of legal repercussions. Rickets signed the proclamation Monday.

Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down For Maintenance


Image result for fort calhoun nuclearOfficials say the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been shut down for refueling and maintenance. The Omaha Public Power District plant was taken offline on Saturday morning. District officials say a third of the fuel assemblies will be replaced. 

Seller's Market In Lincoln Housing


Image result for homes lincoln, neIf you have a house for sale in Lincoln...it's selling quickly. There is record-low housing inventory in Lincoln, the lowest since 1999.  

Fremont Ordinance Having Little Effect


Image result for fremont signFremont's ordinance banning homes rented to immigrants living in the country illegally is having little effect because Fremont officials haven't been able to determine citizenship status of any applicants.  

New University President On Welcome Tour


Image result for hank bounds unlUniversity of Nebraska's new president is touring 20 communities in six days as he begins his tenure. Hank Bounds began his role as the university's seventh president this week. 

Fischer Speaks On MSNBC About Clinton's Bid For President


Image result for senator deb fischerNebraska Republican Senator Deb Fischer reacted on MSNBC Monday morning to former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement to run for president, saying she was disappointed to not hear Clinton roll out a vision for the country.

UPDATE: Officer Involved Dog Death Under Investigation


Lincoln Police say a dog who was shot and killed, after it charged out of a home at 65th and Leighton early Sunday evening toward an officer, who was there to follow up on a hit and run incident earlier in the day.

LPD Investigating Weekend Robberies


Five robberies in 13 hours.  The only arrests came in the last one, in the 1400 block of North 65th.  Police Cpat. Robert Farber tells KFOR NEWS early Sunday morning, a man was awakened by an armed man in his bedroom...he said he wanted money and drugs.

Nebraska Senators Get Lots of Requests for Tax Breaks


A dispute over taxes is drawing new attention to an old question Nebraska lawmakers have to answer every year: Who gets a break, and who has to pay? The issue surfaced last week as lawmakers debated sales tax exemptions for zoos and an $800,000 property tax break for the Woodmen of the World Insurance Society.

Ex-Baseball Coach Accused of Second Sexual Assault


Former Lincoln Sox baseball coach Jeff Hawks was arrested again, after another victim came forward claiming to have been inappropriately touched by him.  Hawks was arrested Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lincoln for third degree sexual assault of a child.  

Small Fire In Vent System At South Lincoln Grocery Store


Employees and customers inside Leon's Gourmet Grocer are okay after escaping a fire Thursday morning that started from a fryer in the back of the store.  Lincoln Fire Battalion Chief Derald Murrell tells KFOR News at the scene near Winthrop Road and South Street, a passerby saw smoke and flames from a vent on the roof. 

City Primary Is Tuesday


The 1/4 cent city sales tax increase to buy a new emergency radio system and build new fire stations is expected to draw voters to the polls on Tuesday for Lincoln's City Primary election.  The three-year increase would generate about $35 million.  

Colorado Man Arrested For Arson at Lincoln Hotel


A 33-year-old Colorado man staying at a Holiday Inn Express near the Lincoln Airport is in jail after he allegedly set a bed on fire early Monday.  Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says Joshua Berney called police around 4am, saying he was in distress.

Employee's Call Leads Police To Suspicious Man


An alert employee at the Casey's near 48th and Fremont is being credited for calling police early Sunday morning about a suspicious man riding a bike in the parking lot with a bandana over his face and grabbing toward his waistband, as if he had a gun.

UPDATE: Authorities Know Identity Of Body Found On UNL's East Campus


Authorities say they know the identity of a man, whose body was found submerged in Dead Man's Run behind the University of Nebraska's East Campus science research center over the weekend.    Police don't believe the man, who was in his 40s, had any affiliation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

At Least 3 Killed In Collision Near Valley


Authorities say at least three people have been killed in a collision near Valley, west of Omaha.    The accident involved three vehicles and happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Utilities Remind People To Check Before Digging


Utilities are reminding Nebraskans to check with authorities before digging to avoid hitting buried lines this summer.    Black Hills Energy says it's important for homeowners and contractors to call the 811 hotline or visit www.ne1call.com before digging to get utility lines marked.

Bill Aims To Keep American Indian Children With Families


It would be more difficult to remove American Indian children from their families under a measure being considered in the Nebraska Legislature.    

BREAKING NEWS: Body Found Close To UNL's East Campus


Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the UNL Police Department are investigating  a dead body found near UNL's East Campus. A UNLPD sergeant confirmed with KFOR's media partner 10/11 News that a body was found Saturday evening. 

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.  

UPDATE: Man Dies In Crash On Salt Creek Roadway


Lincoln Police say a man was killed after his car hit a bridge's support beam.    Officer Katie Flood says the driver, identified as 54-year-old Todd Peterson of Lincoln, was traveling eastbound on Salt Creek Roadway when his car left the road and hit the beam of the 27th Street viaduct around 6 p.m. Thursday. 

Arson Determined In Burkholder Building Fire


A 12-year-old girl is at the juvenile detention center, accused of first-degree arson in a Thursday afternoon fire at the Burkholder Project building near 7th and "P" Streets. 

LPD Arrests Two Suspects In BB Vandalism


At least one rash of BB gun vandalism may have been solved with the arrest of two men early Friday morning.  Lincoln Police officer Katie Flood says 19-year-old DeAundre Coleman and 21-year-old Anthony Beecher are in jail accused of shooting out windows to seven vehicles near 20th and "B."

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. 

More Vandalism To Car Windows


Lincoln Police sure would like to catch the person or people going around shooting out car windows.  Early Wednesday morning, Capt. Robert Farber told KFOR NEWS seven vehicles were vandalized from Midnight to 4am in the 1200 block of South 20th Street.

Crash In Southeast Lincoln Leaves One Person Dead


Police have identified the man killed in deadly crash at Highway 2 and Old Cheney Road in southeast Lincoln on Monday afternoon.  Investigators say 81-year-old Monty McMahon of Lincoln died at the hospital.  

Lincoln Mother, Baby Escape House Fire Through Window


Lincoln authorities say a woman broke a basement window to escape a house fire with her four-month-old baby.    Fire investigator Chuck Schweitzer says an improperly discarded cigarette sparked the Monday afternoon blaze at 310 "G" Street, which started on the home's front porch.

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.  

Chambers Faces Growing Criticism For ISIS Remark


More criticism toward Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers for comparing police to a terrorist group, and one lawmaker is calling for his resignation.   The backlash continued Thursday against Sen. Chambers following comments he made in a hearing.  

Weather Officials Want You To Be Storm Ready This Year


You simply can't stop Mother Nature from spawning severe thunderstorms and tornadoes during the spring and summer months.  But it's about being prepared through technology and the eyes of storm spotters that can keep you safe.  

LPS Board Approves of Technology Plan


The Lincoln school board has approved a $50 million, 10-year plan that will provide third- through 12th-graders with a laptop over the next three years. The board voted 6-0 Tuesday, with one member absent. 

UPDATE: Former NU Assistant Coach Accused of Domestic Assault


Former Nebraska football defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski is in jail after being arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of 3rd-degree misdemeanor domestic assault.  

LFR Busy Handling Fires On Sunday


A fire nearly destroyed a mobile home Sunday afternoon northwest of the Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street intersection.  No one was home when firefighters pulled up.  

Hog Operation Near Fairbury Catches On Fire


 Firefighters from several departments in Nebraska and Kansas have battled a fire at a hog operation near Fairbury in southern Nebraska.    The fire was first reported around 7 p.m. Sunday at the Livingston Enterprises operation, which sits about four miles southeast of Reynolds.

Woman Attacked By Two Men In Her NW Lincoln Apartment


A Lincoln woman is recovering after being hit over the head with a handgun.  Police Capt. Jeri Roeder tells KFOR NEWS just after Midnight Friday morning, in a 2nd floor apartment at 4300 North 7th Street, two men broke into a sliding patio door, threatening the 27-year-old woman living there.

Police Arrest Teacher On Suspicion of Sexual Assault


Lincoln Police arrested an Irving Middle School teacher, suspected of child enticement and first-degree sexual assault, after something that may have happened off campus.  

Car Fire Inside Downtown Lincoln Parking Garage


A car fire in a parking garage...Lincoln Fire and Rescue faced that huge potential problem Thursday night.  The car caught fire on the 4th floor of the Southeast Community College garage on 11th Street.  

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. 

Rice Named New Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent


Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen an Elkhorn emergency services official to lead the Nebraska State Patrol.    Bradley Rice will assume the new role on March 23. He currently serves as communications director for Sarpy County Nebraska E911.  

Nebraska Gas Tax Increase For Bridges Voted Out of Committee


A proposal to raise Nebraska's gas tax to pay for bridges and roads has advanced for debate by lawmakers.    The Revenue Committee voted 5-2 on Wednesday to approve the measure for debate in the Legislature. 

Frustrated Cable Customer Arrested For Making Threats


About 20 minutes of work time was lost late Tuesday morning, when a disgruntled Time Warner Cable customer called the cable company and allegedly threatened to blow up the building near 16th and Old Cheney.  

Nebraska Farmland Tax Bill Stalls; Business Bill Advances


A bill that would have lowered the taxable value of Nebraska farmland has stalled in committee, but business owners could see a cut.    The Revenue Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that would create a tax exemption for equipment, furniture and other personal property used by businesses.
 

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. 

Federal Appeals Court To Hear 3 More Gay Marriage Cases


A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending gay marriage bans.  The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted a request to consider an appeal from South Dakota at an expedited pace. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the court also combined the arguments with cases from Arkansas and Missouri.  

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. 

Angelou Impressed With Lincoln's Progress, Looking Toward Future


Looking ahead to 2025, the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development has brought back Angelos Angelou and his Angelou Economics firm to plan future economic growth for Lincoln.  He was in Lincoln 10 years ago to look at the city's economic landscape and was impressed with how much progress has been made when he returned this week.  

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.  

Beutler Will Run For Third Term As Lincoln Mayor


Mayor Chris Beutler is running for a third term in office.  He made the announcement Tuesday at Fuse Co-working, an entrepreneurial hub in the Haymarket, saying he wants to keep the city's momentum in growth going.  Beutler also points to Lincoln's surging economy and a Forbes Magazine ranking of Lincoln being a top five community for business and careers.  

Stebbing Announces Bid For Lincoln Mayor


Lancaster County treasurer Andy Stebbing announced Wednesday his bid to become mayor of Lincoln in the upcoming spring city election.  Stebbing is a native of Norfolk, a former police officer, and Kearney State College Graduate who spent 20 years as a Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff before winning the Treasurer's office.  

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.  

LPS Board Hears Testimony Over Gender Identity Resources


Criticism mixed with compliments, Lincoln Public School board members heard both at Tuesday night's meeting.  Dozens of parents and citizens showed up to talk about recent gender identity resources given to some teachers.  Many feel the district is promoting an agenda, and want it stopped.  

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."

City Clerk to Pay Restitution for Theft


A former city clerk in the south-central Nebraska town of Fairfield has been sentenced to five years of probation and must pay back $55,000 to the city she's convicted of embezzling. Jennifer Bassett appeared at a restitution hearing in Clay County District Court at which prosecutors showed that she took $96,000.

Interpreter Accused of Theft From Client


A Lincoln woman who translated bank information into English for an elderly woman has been accused of stealing more than $13,000 from her. Lincoln police say 19-year-old Martha M. Rik was arrested Thursday on suspicion of theft by deception and identity theft. Court records do not list an attorney. The 64-year-old woman contacted authorities in May to report that money was missing.

Walking Pneumonia Outbreak At Nursing Home Turns Deadly


A quarantine has been lifted at a Columbus nursing home where a respiratory illness contributed to the deaths of five patients. The quarantine was imposed June 19 at Golden LivingCenter-Columbus. Health officials say that as of Wednesday, 34 patients and 15 staff members had caught the illness. The home has about 130 patients and 140 employees.

"P" Street Temporarily One Lane


(7-2-14) For several days each of the next three weeks, traffic on “P” Street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall will be reduced to one lane of traffic during daytime, off-peak hours. The lane restrictions are expected to take place Mondays through Wednesdays. The closures will be for asphalt patching and the installation of permanent pavement markings as part of the streetscape project.

Possible Homicide Victim Identified


Nebraska authorities have identified the 34-year-old man found dead near Beaver Crossing last week. The Nebraska State Patrol says the combination of fingerprint records and tips from the public helped identify Hai Sinh Nguyen of Lincoln. His body was found on the bank of the Big Blue River in Seward County Wednesday. An autopsy confirmed that Nguyen did not die of natural causes, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Woman Falls out of 6-Story Window at Lincoln Hotel


A woman is in the hospital after falling from a sixth floor window at the Embassy Suites. Our media partner 1011 news reports that at around 12:30 this morning, Lincoln Fire and Rescue found the woman on a two-story roof. A ladder truck helped rescue workers get her off the roof. Lincoln Police told KFOR News she is still alive, but in a Lincoln hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Centennial Mall and "O" Street Intersection to Close


Sidewalk and lane closures begin tomorrow at the intersection of Centennial Mall and "O" Street. As part of the renovation of Nebraska's Centennial Mall, the north half of the intersection will close on Monday. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on the south half. When work on the north half is done, the south half will close. The project is expected to be complete in 35 to 40 days.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified


(6-26-14) The man killed in a motorcycle crash in Lincoln Tuesday evening has been identified as 19-year-old, Mark Wenzl of Seward. Police say Wenzl was heading downtown on Rosa Parks Way when he crashed into a concrete barrier and was thrown over the guardrail and onto a parking lot below near 7th street.

Columbus Sex Offender Given Prison Time


A sex offender who moved into the home of a Columbus woman and later molested two of her children has been given five years in prison. The 25-year-old man had pleaded no contest and was convicted of sexual assault of a child. The man is not being identified in order to protect the privacy of the teenage boys the man was accused of molesting.

Fillmore County Crash Kills One


(6-23-14) An 83-year-old woman has died after a collision on U.S. Highway 81 near Strang. The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred a little before 2:45 p.m., Sunday. Joan Hendrickson was turning north off Nebraska Highway 74 onto U.S. 81 when her car was struck by a southbound sport utility vehicle. Hendrickson, of Shickley, was fatally injured.

Burglar Takes ATM from Powerless Gas Station


(6-16-14) A burglar got away with an ATM from a convenience store.  Sometime between Midnight and 5 in the morning Sunday, a man broke into the C Station convenience store at 1120 South Coddington. Saturday night's storm knocked out power in the neighborhood, so lights were out and security camera's didn't work.

Charges Dropped for Man Distributing Religious Pamphelts


Charges against a Lincoln man for handling out religious pamphlets outside the Pinnacle Bank arena have been dropped. 77-year-old Larry Ball was arrested March 15 for handing out literature during the state basketball tournament. Ball was arrested after he refused a request from arena security to leave. He claimed he was on public property.

Trial In Death of Raymond Man May End Soon


The family of a Raymond, Nebraska, man gunned down two years ago in Mississippi while picking his grandson up from college in Florida, could know very soon if the man accused of the murder will spend the rest of his life in prison.  James Willie is accused of killing Tom Schlender in his vehicle on Interstate 55 in May of 2012. 

South Sioux City Memorial Wall Dedication Draws Hundreds


The dedication of a replica Memorial Wall drew hundreds of Vietnam veterans to Freedom Park in South Sioux City.  The half-scale replica of the wall bears the names of more than 58,000 U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War.  The 250 foot black granite wall is the only replica that duplicates the original design in the nation's capital.

Patty Duke Taken to Omaha Hospital During Film Screening


An organizer of a screening of "The Miracle Worker" in Omaha says one of the movie's stars, Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, left the event because of stomach pain. The 67-year-old Duke was taken by a private vehicle Friday evening to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain. Organizer Bruce Crawford says Duke's medical condition was not serious, but that but that an Omaha doctor who had been running tests on Duke asked her to come in for more tests Friday night after she reported the pain.

Ben Sasse Resigns From Midland


Midland University President Ben Sasse announced Thursday that he has submitted his resignation to the Midland Board of Directors, effective at the end of the year.  Sasse, who is the Republican candidate for the Nebraska Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Senator Mike Johanns, is running against Democrat Dave Domina in November. 

Nebraska Twister Damage Estimated at $300,000


Damage to Lancaster County property is estimated at 300,000 dollars after Sunday's round of tornadoes.  Three of the twisters have been verified in northern Lancaster County, damaging two dozen buildings, including one grain bin that was dropped on a county road.  Flooded roads were closed in 10 places during the storm, one bridge remains closed, and Count Engineer Pam Dingman says

UNMC Chancellor Receives Prestigious Health Care Leadership Award


University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold is in Chicago this week to receive a prestigious health care leadership award.  Gold is one of 25 recipients this year of the Becker's Healthcare 2014 Leadership Awards by Becker's Hospital Review. 

Lincoln Water Levels Good, No Residential Watering Schedule in Demand


Mayor Beutler announced today that Lincoln's water supply is 95 percent full and he will not ask residents to follow a watering schedule at this time. The water level was below normal from December to March and slightly above normal in April. 

Two Indicted for Hacking UNL, U.S. Navy, More Computer Systems


Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma say two men have been indicted for hacking into computer systems of more than 30 computer systems of public and private organizations, including that of UNL and the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa says 27-year-old Nicholas Knight, of Virginia, and 20-year-old Daniel Krueger, of Illinois, are a part of a group called Team Digi7al that tries to

Storm Damages Four Major NPPD Lines


(5-12-14) Sunday night's storms will be costly for the Nebraska Public Power District.  The state's largest utility reports damage to four major transmission lines. About 100 poles were damaged on a large 345 kilovolt line running from Hallam to McCool Junction.  At one point in the storm, that line fell to the ground across U-S Highway 81.  Another 100 kilovolt line, from McCool

Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer Retires


Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer is retiring, after being the city's lawyer for the past five years. Mayor Beutler announced today that assistant city attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick will be the new city attorney starting June 1st. Kirkpatrick spent 12 years in private practice, after joining the city attorney's office in 2010, particularly with Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

18-Year-Old Hits, Runs, Accidentally Kills, Gets 4 to 5 Years


An 18-year-old woman will be sent to prison for four to five years for a hit-and-run which killed another driver. Eighteen-year-old Justice Wiggins of Omaha ran into some property and sped away from the scene.  She ran a stop sign, collided with an SUV and killed the 23-year-old driver.  Court records say she pleaded guilty to failing to stop and render aid and to misdemeanor vehicular

Midwest Community Leaders Advise Senate Panel on Improving Communities


(5-1-14) Witnesses are telling a Senate panel that rural communities need to sell what they are, not what they are not, in order to thrive economically.  They also say government support is important for growth and that small cities and towns should band together to maximize their potential.  A subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture Committee focused Thursday on how to boost rural

Overnight Armed Robbery At South Lincoln U-Stop


An overnight armed robbery in South Lincoln nets an arrest shortly after it occurred.  Lincoln Police Captain Don Scheinost told our media partner 10/11 news around 1:30 Sunday, four men walked into a the U-Stop at 13th and South and demanded cash. 

Shots Fired At West Lincoln Trailer Park


Shots were fired into a Lincoln home overnight.  Our media partner 10/11 news reports that Lincoln Police received several reports of shots fired just after midnight at the Contempo Trailer Park at 600 West Farfield.  

9-Year-Old Killed by Bobcat Machine


A 9-year-old boy was killed when a Bobcat Loader backed over him near Ashland.  Cass County Sheriff William C. Brueggemann, told our media partner 10/11 news just after 3:30 Saturday afternoon a male was operating a bobcat loader

Midwest States to Jointly Combat Wildfires


Nebraska is preparing to joining forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas to help fight rural wildfires.  A bill sent to Governor Heineman would allow Nebraska to join the Great Plains Interstate Fire Compact, an agreement which lets member states share firefighters and equipment in an emergency.  Kansas is considering a similar proposal.  

Driver Rolls Car Over, Gets DUI, Negligent Driving


(4-11-14) A one-car rollover crash shortly after bar close last night resulted in no injuries but two citations--a DUI and negligent driving. 21-year-old Nathaniel Wilkens was driving too fast on the curve of Capital Parkway between J street and Randolph and lost control of his Pontiac Grand Am. His car flipped over and hit a curb and tree. Wilkens was not seriously injured. 

Bill to Up Penalties on Assaulted Medical, Social Workers Faces Final Vote


(4-10-14) Assaulting a firefighter, paramedic, or social worker could carry a stiffer penalty under a bill headed to a final vote in the Legislature.  Lawmakers gave 2nd-round approval to the legislation by Omaha Senator, Steve Lathrop.  Yesterday's vote followed a filibuster led by Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers, who argues that the law shouldn't treat assault victims differently

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.

Driver Hits Stalled Car and Owner


A woman putting gas in her stalled vehicle on 40th Street was hit by a car last night near C Street. The woman, Tracy Macke, was taken to intensive care but Police Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS the woman's injuries are not considered life threatening. The driver, Sara Inhofe, was driving southbound on 40th Street when she saw the stalled car with its flashers on too late and swerved,

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Petteway Declares For NBA Draft


 Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he is forgoing his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.  Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, is on track to earn his degree in May and has spent the last three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech.

BASKETBALL: Pius X's Simon Named Nebraska Gatorade Player of The Year


Lincoln Pius X senior Maddie Simon has been recognized as the Gatorade Nebraska Girls High School Basketball Player of the Year.  Simon, a Nebraska women's basketball signee, was honored with the award on Wednesday.  She became Pius X's

HUSKER BASEBALL: Placzek Delivers Again in 7-6 Win at Creighton


The No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (27-11, 5-4 Big Ten) came away with a 7-6 victory on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park and for the third time in four games against the Creighton Bluejays (20-9, 5-1 Big East), Nebraska’s Jake Placzek delivered the game-winning hit.

 

Former Husker, Broadcaster Adrian Fiala Dies


Longtime sports broadcaster Adrian Fiala has died. The former Nebraska football and baseball player had been suffering from a lung condition. 

Ex-Husker Phillips Suspected of Killing Prison Cellmate


Former Nebraska and NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison.  Prison officials said Monday that Phillips' cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless over the weekend and later pronounced dead.

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Wins Series Over Minnesota


Behind a pair of home runs from Christian Cox and a career-high four hits from Austin Christensen, the No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (26-11, 5-4 Big Ten) notched a series win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-19, 3-9 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon.

HUSKER SOFTBALL: NU Takes Series From Purdue


Behind another strong pitching performance and more timely hitting, the Nebraska softball team earned a series victory at Purdue with an 8-0 run-rule victory in Sunday's finale at Boilermaker Stadium. 

HUSKER BOWLING: BIG RED CAPTURES NATIONAL TITLE


The Nebraska women's bowling team captured its fifth NCAA title in school history Saturday night, as the NTCA top-ranked Huskers defeated Stephen F. Austin 4-2 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis in front of a nationally televised audience. 

Second Largest Crowd for Red-White Game


Mike Riley agrees with his new school's fight song, which says there is no place like Nebraska. When he came out of the tunnel Saturday, there were 76,881 fans waiting to watch his first Red-White Game as the Cornhuskers' coach. The Red squad was stacked with most of the experienced players and outscored the White 24-15 in front of the second-largest crowd for a spring game at Nebraska.

News Conference For Petteway Postponed Following Mother's Death


Wednesday's scheduled news conference with Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles and junior guard Terran Petteway has been postponed following the death of Joetta Petteway late Tuesday evening.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Works On Nickel Defense Package


The Nebraska football team completed their 13th practice of the 2015 spring football season on Monday afternoon. Nebraska continued spring game preparations on a breezy 50 degree day on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields.

 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Maryland Rallies To Beat NU To Take Series


The No. 18 Nebraska baseball team (23-10, 3-3 Big Ten) jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the No. 17 Maryland Terrapins (22-7, 7-2 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon, but the Terrapins fought back and scored the game’s final six runs, including an unearned run in the ninth for a 6-5 win.

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Could Petteway Turn Pro?


Rumors are already flying about Nebraska Men's basketball junior guard Terran Petteway going to declare for the NBA draft.  The online basketball website Real GM reported through an anonymous source that Petteway had been planning to enter the draft and was finalizing a deal with an agent.

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Earns Win Over Creighton Before Series Record Crowd


In front of 7,319 fans, the largest crowd ever for a regular-season game between Nebraska and Creighton in Lincoln, the No. 18 Nebraska baseball team concluded its 16-game homestand on Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Creighton Bluejays, who entered the game on a seven-game winning streak.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Tarin Smith Will Transfer


Nebraska guard Tarin Smith has announced he's transferring, making him the second Husker Men's basketball player to leave the program in two days.    Head Coach Tim Miles said Tuesday night he's disappointed in Smith's decision. 

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: Ethridge, Haggerty and Larson Plan To Transfer


Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook announced on Tuesday that Alexa Ethridge, Maddie Haggerty and Kira Larson are leaving the Nebraska volleyball program. Each player has been given a full release to transfer. 

HUSKER SOFTBALL: NDSU Sweeps NU In Doubleheader


North Dakota State used a trio of three-run innings to pull away from the Nebraska softball team and complete a doubleheader sweep of the Huskers with a 10-6 victory in the nightcap Tuesday night. 

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Pitchford Forgoing Last Season To Focus On Degree


Walter Pitchford says he's giving up his final season of eligibility at Nebraska to concentrate on finishing his degree.    Pitchford, who announced his decision Monday, started 26 games this past season and averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds.

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Pitchford Forgoing Last Season To Focus On Degree


Walter Pitchford says he's giving up his final season of eligibility at Nebraska to concentrate on finishing his degree.    Pitchford, who announced his decision Monday, started 26 games this past season and averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebo

AP Girls All-State Basketball Teams


The 2015 Nebraska Associated Press All-State girls basketball teams as voted on by sports writers and sportscasters across the state.   

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Back At Practice Following Spring Break


The Nebraska football team completed its ninth practice of the 2015 spring football season on Monday afternoon. The Huskers practices for just over two hours outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in helmets and shorts.

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.

Former Husker Star Fails NFL Combine Drug Test


NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska football player Randy Gregory failed a drug test.  He had tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Win Streak At 11 For NU, After Win Over Fullerton


Nebraska's 18-and-6 baseball team extended its winning streak to 11 games Tuesday night with a 7-to-2 victory over Cal State-Fullerton.  It was the Huskers first-ever win over the perennial power Titans, who had won the first eight meetings between the two teams.

Former Hoops Star Kropp Retires As UNK Men's Coach


Tom Kropp is retiring as the University of Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball head coach effective June 30th.  Kropp recently completed his 39th season with UNK basketball and finishes his head coaching career with a 482-245 record, covering 25 seasons.

UPDATE: Former NU Assistant Coach Accused of Domestic Assault


Former Nebraska football defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski is in jail after being arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of 3rd-degree misdemeanor domestic assault.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Extends Win Streak To Ten, Sweeps Michigan


The Nebraska baseball team (17-6, 3-0 Big Ten) extended its winning streak to 10 games and completed a series sweep of the Michigan Wolverines (11-11, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 win at Hawks Field. 

HUSKER SOFTBALL: Armstrong's Homer Helps NU To Sweep of Spartans


Alicia Armstrong broke a sixth-inning tie with a three-run home run, helping the Nebraska softball team complete a three-game sweep of Michigan State with a 7-5 victory in Sunday's series finale. 

HOCKEY: UNO In NCAA Tourney


Nebraska-Omaha has made the NCAA Hockey Tourney field, as announced on Sunday.

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.

No. 23 Georgetown Advances In Big East With Win Over Creighton


D'Vauntes Smith Rivera scored 25 points, including 12 of Georgetown's final 14 of the game, and the 23rd-ranked Hoyas beat Creighton 60-55 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.    

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 Baseball Team To Be On TV/Web This Season


There will be 46 Nebraska baseball games, including every home game, on TV or streamed live on the Internet in 2015, as Nebraska’s own HuskersNSide will carry every home game not selected by BTN, BTN Plus or NET.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cady, Jeffery Notch Double-Doubles In Loss To Ohio St


Emily Cady and Brandi Jeffery both recorded double-doubles, but Ohio State used a 15-0 run to end the first half to propel the Buckeyes to a 78-60 women's basketball win over Nebraska on Senior Day for the Huskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

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.  

Shrine Bowl Set For June 6


The 2015 Shrine Football game at Foster Field on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus will be Saturday, June 6. Southeast head coach Ryan Gottula will lead the South team, while Lincoln Christian's Matt Farup will be an assistant. 

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).

Omaha To Host 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Tourney


The NCAA announced Monday that CenturyLink Center Omaha will host the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Midwest Regional in 2018. The 2018 Regional will mark the fourth time that CenturyLinkCenter Omaha has hosted NCAA Tournament Basketball action, joining Second/Third Round games it has hosted in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2015 games the facility will host in March.  

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.   

Nebraska's 2015 Baseball Schedule Is Out


The Nebraska baseball team's 2015 schedule is out, with the opening game of the year scheduled for Friday, February 13th in Las Vegas, taking on the UNLV Rebels.   The Huskers will play 27 home games at Haymarket Park and will open up the home part of the schedule March 10th, hosting Northern Colorado.   

Two Saltdogs Receive Weekly Honors


The Lincoln Saltdogs swept the league's weekly awards for the week ending June 1, as 1B Ian Gac was named Pointstreak Player of the Week and RHP Marquis Fleming was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week. Pointstreak is the official baseball statistician of the American Association.  

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores


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