Missing Sisters Found Alive in Michigan's Upper Peninsula


Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska, missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan, have been found alive in the Upper Peninsula. State police Sgt. Brent Rosten describes Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright as a "little weak" but "alive and well.

Officials Dealing With Lots of Calls of K2 Overdose in Lincoln


Emergency workers have been swamped with overdoses of synthetic marijuana in Lincoln.  Lincoln Fire and Rescue Division Chief Roger Bonin said at a news conference Friday that medics have handled 76 overdoses of the substance in the past week, including a dozen on Thursday.

Hastings Teacher Arrested In Student Sex Case


A Hastings High School teacher has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a student.  Authorities say 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested on a warrant Thursday evening. Online jail records say he remained in custody on Friday.

Suspected Grease Fire Damages Apartment


Lincoln Fire officials suspect a grease fire inside an apartment at 630 South 19th Street.  Batallion Chief Jeanne Pashalek tells KFOR News at the scene they were called just before 4 am Friday.  

Public School Districts Can Use Lease-Purchase Agreements


Image result for nebraska supreme courtThe Nebraska Supreme Court has reaffirmed that public school districts are not prohibited by state law from using lease-purchase agreements to fund building projects. The decision Thursday came in a lawsuit filed by taxpayers in 2012.

Senators Vote To Leave Rail Compact


Image result for nebraska state capitolNebraska would cut its membership in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact under a bill that cleared first-round debate in the Legislature. Senators voted 37-0 Thursday to leave the compact in three years.

Charges Filed Against Teen In Fatal Accident


Image result for police lightsDouglas County prosecutors say a teenage driver will be charged with homicide as a juvenile for the deaths of four people in a three-vehicle collision. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says the 17-year-old boy will face four misdemeanor counts

Bill Passes, Prohibits Mandatory Juvenile Restraints


Image result for nebraska legislatureNebraska children would not wear handcuffs or leg irons in court unless absolutely necessary under a bill passed by the Legislature. Senators voted 44-2 Thursday to prohibit mandatory juvenile restraints during court appearances. 

Former Johnson County Teacher Pleads No Contest


A former teacher in southeast Nebraska has been sentenced to a week in jail for providing alcoholic beverages to minors. Johnson County Attorney Julie Smith says 42-year-old Steven Nolte, of Tecumseh, pleaded no contest on Wednesday.

Food Stamp Recipients Entitled To Face-To-Face Meetings


Image result for judge scalesThe Nebraska Supreme Court says food stamp recipients are entitled to a face-to-face meeting in their local welfare office for hearings that could affect their benefits. The ruling upends the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' longstanding policy. 

Senators Fischer, Sasse Both Vote No On Lynch


Image result for senator deb fischerImage result for senator ben sasseNebraska's two U-S Senators, Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse both cast "NO" votes today on Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. Ten Republicans joined Democrats, voting 56-43 to confirm Lynch as the nation's next Attorney General. 

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.  

K2 Medical Emergencies Drastically Increase


Image result for get real k2There have been more than 20 medical emergencies involving K2 in the last 7 to 10 days.  Eight of those were in the last 24 hours. The Lincoln Police Department is very concerned about the recent increase in visits to the E-R.

Omaha Mayor To Continue Texting


Image result for mayor jean stothert omahaOmaha's mayor says she will continue to use text messaging after City Attorney Paul Kratz issued a legal opinion stating text messages are not public record. Kratz gave the legal opinion in response to the newspaper's request.

Woman Accused Of Stealing From Haymarket Park


Image result for judge's gavelProsecutors say a 46-year-old woman stole more than $30,000 in cash from Haymarket Park in Lincoln.   Myra Cannon, of Lincoln, is accused of taking $30,500 from the safe of Levy Restaurants, the company running concessions at the stadium,

Irving Teacher's Case Moved To County District Court


Image result for jackson hedrick lincoln neIrving Middle School social studies teacher Jackson Hedrick, who is facing enticement and first-degree sexual assault charges, after he admitted to police last month to having sex with a 14-year-old student, has the case against him moved to district court. 

Regulators Approve Disposal Well


Image result for frackingState regulators have approved a controversial disposal well in northwest Nebraska for wastewater generated by oil and natural gas production. The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 2-0 on Wednesday in favor of the project.

Burglary In Southwest Lincoln On Tuesday


Image result for lancaster county sheriff's logoA burglary in rural southwest Lincoln resulted in $500 in damage and $800 in stolen items.  It happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 3700 West A Street. Deputies believe suspects forced themselves in through a basement door. 

Sex Trafficking Bill Advances


Image result for Nebraska legislatureConvicted sex traffickers would face harsher punishment under a bill that cleared first-round debate in the Nebraska Legislature. Senators voted 34-0 to advance the measure by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk that would increase penalties for pimps.

Mayor Responds To KFOR On LFR Disciplinary Incident


Image result for lincoln fire and rescueMayor Chris Beutler said Wednesday that he scrubbed the personnel file of a Lincoln fire captain because disciplinary write-ups in that file were unwarranted.  The mayor commented in writing to KFOR about charges regarding fire Captain Troy Hurd.

First-Round Approval For Bill That Bans Powdered Alcohol


Image result for powdered alcoholNebraska could join six other states in banning powdered alcohol under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature. Senators voted 32-3 Tuesday to advance a measure by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill.

Puppy Mill Bill Advances With Unanimous Vote


Image result for nebraska legislatureNebraska puppy mills could face stricter supervision and harsher penalties under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature. Senators voted 29-0 to advance a bill designed to promote coordination between local and state governments.

Lincoln Man Gets Prison For Possessing Child Porn


Image result for prison barsA 37-year-old Lincoln man must serve more than six years in prison for possessing child pornography.   U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced Monday that Kenneth Charles Poston III also was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. 

App-Based Transportation Bill Advances


Image result for LYFTRide-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft could operate legally in Nebraska under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature. Senators voted 39-1 Tuesday to advance a measure that would outline regulations for app-based transport.

Supreme Court: Can't Prolong Traffic Stop


Image result for judge gavelThe Supreme Court says police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.   The justices voted 6-3 Tuesday in favor of a driver.

State's Unemployment Rate Lowest Nationwide


Image result for downward arrowA new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate of 2.6 percent last month remained the lowest in the nation. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Tuesday that the March rate is eight-tenths of a point under the March 2014 rate. 

Medicaid Reimbursement Bill Gets First-Round Approval


Image result for nebraska legislatureNebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill designed to increase Medicaid reimbursements from the estates of recipients with large amounts of money or property. Senators gave the measure first-round approval Monday with a 31-0 vote.

Berkshire Hathaway Buys Oklahoma Newspapers


Image result for warren buffettWarren Buffett's company is adding a group of small Oklahoma newspapers near Tulsa to its growing group of more than two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers. Berkshire Hathaway Media Group said Monday that it had acquired six weekly newspapers.

Cattle Brand Inspection Bill Advances


Image result for nebraska cattle brandsThe cost of brand inspections for cattle could rise to $1.10 per head under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers. Senators gave first-round approval Monday to an increase in the maximum fee that the Nebraska Brand Committee can charge. 

One Injured In Omaha Home Explosion


Image result for omaha fire departmentAuthorities say one person was seriously hurt following an explosion inside an Omaha home. Fire officials say gasoline that was being used to combat bed begs ignited and exploded at the home Sunday night. Two others escaped the residence.

Medical Marijuana Measure Advances


Image result for nebraska state capitolNebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures. A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers.

Woman Arrested For Stealing Puppy From Backyard


Image result for police lightsA 22-year-old woman has been charged with stealing a puppy from a yard in Lincoln. Police say Kaylynn Dobbins was picked up Friday after investigators watched security recordings of the dog being sold at a grocery store on April 13. 

Oil & Gas Commission To Meet Wednesday


The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to act Wednesday on an application for a Sioux County disposal site for wastewater from oil exploration and production.  The commission website says the special meeting is set to begin at 10am Wednesday.

Man Drives Car Into Pine Lake


Image result for lincoln police departmentDuring the midnight hour, a 21-year-old man lost control of his car going northbound on West Shore in south Lincoln. Officer Katie Flood says the man reported that he traveling at 30 mph with his cruise control on.  

Early Voting For Lincoln City General Election Underway


Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that that early voting for the May 5th Lincoln City Election begins Monday, April 20, 2015.  

New Law Could Help Get Medical Marijuana On Ballot


Advocates for medical marijuana will try to take their campaign to Nebraska voters next year if lawmakers don't act, and a new state law could make their job easier. Supporters say they're gathering signatures to place the issue on the November 2016 ballot.

Officer Injured While Breaking Up Fight


A Lincoln police officer was injured while breaking up a fight outside the downtown bars early Sunday. Police Capt. Jeri Roeder said the officer suffered a cut above his right eyebrow while trying to arrest the men in the fight, but he will be okay. (VIDEO INCLUDED)

Police Looking for Robber Who Has a Taser


Lincoln Police are looking for a man who tried robbing the CVS at 15th and South Street before eight Sunday morning. He's described as a skinny white male wearing a trench coat, mask and is armed with a Taser. Scanner traffic is saying he didn't get away with anything from the store.

City Councilman Says Fire Truck Late to Three-Alarm Fire


A fire truck was late to a three-alarm fire at a Downtown Lincoln stripmall last week. According to City councilman Jon Camp, it was because a crew was on a medical call in an emergency response vehicle.

Portion of 56th Street to Close for Construction


Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on the project to widen S. 56th Street from Old Cheney Road to Shadow Pines Drive. This section of S. 56th will be closed during construction, but access will be maintained to all local businesses.

Counties Getting Paid Back for Voting Machines


The Nebraska Secretary of State has announced that 48 county election offices will receive reimbursements totaling nearly $50,000 to help cover costs associated with the use of voter disability equipment during the 2014 general election.

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.    

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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,

Nebraska V. Michigan State Is Night Game


Image result for huskersThe Big Ten Conference and ESPN/ABC announced Thursday that Nebraska’s Nov. 7 game against Michigan State will be a prime-time contest at Memorial Stadium. The game will be carried on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

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.  

Miles Optimistic Despite Loss of Players, Coach


Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles says he's optimistic about his program's future even though two players and an assistant coach have unexpectedly left over the past three weeks.  Walter Pitchford is declaring for the NBA draft and Tarin Smith is transferring. On Sunday assistant coach Chris Harriman told Miles he was leaving to become associate head coach at New Mexico.

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. 

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!