Nikko Jenkins Ordered Pre-Sentencing Mental Treatment


(7-29-14) A judge has ordered a man convicted of killing four Omaha people last summer to a state psychiatric hospital for treatment in an effort to restore his mental competency to undergo sentencing. The decision came Tuesday in a brief hearing before Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon held after the judge found earlier this month that Nikko Jenkins was not mentally fit enough for a sentencing hearing.

Group Files Lawsuit to Keep Historic Horse Races Off Ballot


(7-29-14) A Nebraska anti-gambling group has filed a lawsuit to keep off the November ballot a measure that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races shown on machines that resemble casino slots. Gambling with the Good Life said Tuesday that it filed the lawsuit on Monday.

New TD Ameritrade Headquarters Recognized for Energy Efficiency


(7-29-14) TD Ameritrade's new headquarters tower in Omaha has been recognized for its efficient design that includes numerous features to conserve energy. The $250 million, 12-story tower opened last year in west Omaha. TD Ameritrade said Tuesday the U.S. Green Building Council gave the building its highest platinum rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Omaha Parents of Seven Killed in One-Car Crash


(7-29-14) An Omaha couple have been killed in a rollover crash off a state highway in eastern Nebraska. Cuming County Sheriff Bradley Boyum says the crash site and crumpled vehicle were found Monday morning about two miles south of West Point, just off U.S. Highway 275. The victims were identified as 40-year-old Yvonne Pivonka and her husband, 41-year-old Franklin Pivonka.

Union Pacific Train Catches Fire, Stablized


(7-29-14) Firemen have extinguished a Union Pacific train that caught fire and temporarily closed a highway. The eastbound train caught fire northeast of Grand Island. The city's fire chief says a cooling fan in the engine caused the fire. No injuries were reported. U.S. Highway 30 was closed for about 20 minutes so the fire crews could stabilize the train.

LES Launches Community Solar Program


(7-29-14) Not everyone can afford to put solar panels on their roof, but Lincoln Electric System is giving homeowners a way to support solar technology. LES is launching its community solar program called "SunShares." You'll be able to enroll for as little as $3 a month to help LES build a large solar farm, capable of generating 10 megawatts of electricity.

Nebraska Lawyers Rate Nebraska Judges High


(7-29-14) Nebraska lawyers think highly of Nebraska's judges. This year's Judicial Performance Evaluation performed by the Nebraska Bar Association on 137 judges shows about half were rated at 90% or higher. Only 10 judges were given a 70% to 79% approval rating.

Nebraska Lawyers Rate Nebraska Judges High


(7-29-14) Nebraska lawyers think highly of Nebraska's judges. This year's Judicial Performance Evaluation performed by the Nebraska Bar Association on 137 judges shows about half were rated at 90% or higher. Only 10 judges were given a 70% to 79% approval rating.

Study: Third of Americans Reported to Collections


(7-29-14) More than on third of Americans have debts and unpaid bills which have been reported to collection agencies. It's primarily because of credit cards and hospital bills. Mortgages, auto loans and student debt are also going unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects.

LPS Experiencing Growth


(7-29-14) When school starts, Lincoln's public schools and classrooms will be more crowded. 1,000 new students are coming in and  LPS has hired 360 new teachers. The district's boundaries are growing, too. Plans are being made for a new elementary school next year, and a new middle school in 2017.

Various New Construction in Lincoln


(7-29-14) It wouldn't be summer without construction. Here are some road construction sites in Lincoln to be aware of:

  • Paving work will continue through August on K Street from 11th to 12th. 
  • Sewer work will close Fletcher from 60th to 63rd Streets until August 26th. 
     

Lincoln Man Prisoned for Child Abuse


(7-29-14) A district judge on Friday gave a Lincoln man four to five years in prison on a child abuse charge. Twenty three-year-old Anthony Souza was accused of throwing his child against a wall. He plead no contest to the felony child abuse charges. Souza was arrested for child abuse after his 6-month-old boy suffered skull fractures in early December. 

Omaha North High School Plans for New Stadium


(7-28-14) Omaha North High School, Nebraska's current football champion, is thinking about getting a stadium of its own. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Omaha North is the only high school in the Omaha Public Schools system that doesn't have its own stadium for football, track and soccer.

Second Independent Candidate Qualifies for Senate Race


Another candidate has qualified to be added to the ballot for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Secretary of State John Gale says more than 4,000 signatures have been verified for Todd Watson. Watson reported submitting nearly five thousand 400 signatures, about 14 hundred more than required with at least 750 of those signatures collected in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.

Attempted Burglary Foiled Monday Morning


An alarm Monday morning at an adult novelty store in Lincoln leads to the arrest of two Lincoln teenage men. Officer Jeri Roeder says that police responded to the alarm at Priscillas at 20th & O street around 4:35 Monday morning. When police arrived, they discovered three people running from the location. 

Pilger Gets Help from Sioux City School District


The Sioux City school district is donating excess desks, tables and shelving units to help out some northeast Nebraska students whose middle school in Pilger was heavily damaged by a tornado. Items will be delivered on Monday to a makeshift middle school of three modular buildings on the grounds of an elementary school in Wisner. The school was too damaged to save and was razed earlier this month.

Railroad Company will Tear Down Columbus Depot


Union Pacific intends to tear down its old depot in Columbus early next year, ending its more than 100 years of service to the public and the Omaha-based railroad. The railroad had talked to the city about acquiring and moving the building, which U.P. spokesman Mark Davis says is only 12 feet from the rails-too close for public safety. It had to be moved at least 35 feet from the tracks.

Winnebago Tribe Company's Leader Receives Award


The leader the Winnebago Tribe's economic development company in Nebraska is receiving a national award for leading a successful minority-owned business. Ho-Chunk President and CEO, Lance Morgan, will be honored in Washington, D.C., during events promoting minority business development. Ho-Chunk began in 1995 and has grown to include 35 subsidiaries, generating roughly $260 million.

Two Shot, One Beaten in South Omaha


Omaha Police have taken three men into custody Monday morning in connection with an early morning shooting in south Omaha. Officers found a man beaten with a blunt object. Two people were arrested. Moments later three blocks away, police found 2 people shot. They're recovering at an Omaha hospital. One more person was arrested. 

2014 Cornhusker State Games Come to an End, State Games of America in Lincoln 20


The torch is extinguished. The 2014 Cornhusker State Games are over. The 30th annual games welcomed more than 13,000 athletes, the most since 2001. Baseball was the most popular sport with more than 2,000 participating athletes. Now Executive Director of the Nebraska Sports Council, Dave Mlnarik, prepares for next year's State Games of America. More than 30 states will be coming.

State Senator Says Prison Mistake May Cost $20 Million


Mistakenly releasing more than 560 Nebraska inmates from prison will cost the state more than $4 million over the next 10 years, according to the Department of Corrections, but that number is a-fifth the actual cost, says Omaha Senator, Health Mello. The chair of the Legislature's Appropriations Committee says it will cost more like $20 million, based on the average inmate cost published last month.

Pinnacle Bank Arena gets Award


Pinnacle Bank Arena has been named a 2014 Facilities and Event Management Prime Site Award Winner by Facitities and Event Management, a publication for booking agents and promoters. The criteria for the award includes: Loading docks, staging, audience amenities and security. 

Nineteen State Patrol Recruits Graduate


Nineteen State Patrol recruits get their badges. The 55th Basic Recruit Class graduated on Friday at the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol. The new officers, including two from Lincoln, will now undergo six months of on-the-job training with veteran troopers in the field.

Helicopter Crash Landing in Lincoln


A helecopter crash landed in South Lincoln on Saturday. Our media partner 1011 News reports that Al Curnan of Florida was spraying crops when the helicopter's engine started to fail and he landed in a bean field in Lincoln on Yankee Hill Road near Hwy 2. The Helicopter is heavily damaged, but Curnan was uninjured.

Heineman Gets a Lot of Gifts


Governor Heineman reports he received 255 gifts last year. Data released by the Associated Press from the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission shows that's an average of nearly five gifts a week. Gifts disclosed included food, books, T-shirts and 25 free golf outings with friends, business executives and lobbyists. Most of the gifts fell below the state's $100 reporting requirement.

Zebra Mussels Found in Offut Air Force Base Lake


The presence of invasive zebra mussels has been confirmed at an Offutt Air Force Base lake south of Omaha. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a federal wildlife specialist discovered live adult zebra mussels in Offutt Base Lake on May 1, while checking rocks in the shallow water. The commission has now forbidden any water to be removed from the lake, including by bait buckets and coolers for caught fish.

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.

Hall County Stopping Immigration Detentions


Fear of being sued has led Hall County's jail to become Nebraska's first law enforcement agency to stop honoring federal "immigration detentions." Other Nebraska counties may follow suit, thanks in part to efforts by civil rights organizations. The 48-hour immigration detainers are issued to local law enforcement by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Hickman Soldier Dies in Afghanistan


A local soldier dies in Afghanistan. Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, of Hickman, Nebraska; and 19-year-old Pfc. Keith M. Williams, of Visalia, California, were killed in Kandahar Province on Thursday.

Budget Compromise Adds Police Officers


The Beutler Administration and the Lincoln City Council today announced they have reached a compromise on the City’s 2014-16 budget that will add two police officers over the biennium and maintain funding for new positions in the Parks and Recreation Department.  The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) will add one officer in 2014-15 and a second one in 2015-16 using savings ..... 

New Report Focuses on Kids to Prevent Crime


(7-24-14) There's a push to get more kids involved early in education as a way to steer them away from committing crimes later in life.  Lincoln's Public Safety Director Tom Casady is among dozens of law enforcement officials in Nebraska that are part of the Fight Crime: Invest In Kids organization, that authored the new report.

Tax Policy Experts Advice Nebraska on Tax Incentives


(7-24-14) Two tax policy experts say Nebraska needs to look beyond jobs and wages when studying whether the state's tax incentives actually work. Experts from the Pew Charitable Trusts told lawmakers Thursday that tax incentives may help some industries add jobs, while doing little to benefit others. 

Omaha Day Care Owner Fined $500 for Failure to Report Child Abuse


(7-24-14) An Omaha day care owner accused of failing to report child abuse has been fined $500. Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Schmaderer, owner of Grow with Me Day Care, was sentenced on Thursday. She'd pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge. Authorities say Schmaderer didn't report the 2012 actions of Sarah Cullen, a former employee at the day care. 

Nebraska Economy Recovered from 2008 Recession


(7-24-14) Nebraska's economy has recovered from the 2008 recession. The rest of the country has not. UNL associate professor of economics, Eric Thompson, tells KFOR NEWS Nebraska's economy will slow down over the next three years, allowing the rest of the country to catch up.

Feds Say Insurers Owe Nebraskans $1.5 Million


(7-24-14) The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that nearly 16,600 Nebraska residents will be getting refunds, averaging $108 per family.

Horse Race Gambling Item to be Kept on Ballot


(7-24-14) Nebraska Secretary of State, John Gale, has rejected a request to remove a proposed constitutional amendment authorizing machine gambling on pre-ran horse races from the November general election ballot. 

Lincoln Sixth Best Place for Business, Careers


(7-24-14) Business experts at Forbes Magazine ranked Lincoln sixth best in their "Best Places for Business and Careers" article. Forbes named Raleigh, N.C. as the number one place for businesses and careers. Lincoln beat out Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, and Nashville.

Nebraska Student Stranded in Israel During School Trip


(7-24-14) A Nebraska student is trying to stay safe in Jerusalem as fighting rages on between Israel and Hamas.Tim Turnquist has spent the entire month of July in Israel, getting a first hand look at the violence and destruction of a conflict that has killed more than 650 Palestinians, and more than 30 Israelis.

Emerald Ash Borer Coming to Nebraska


(7-24-14) Enjoy your ash tree while you have it because the Emerald ash borer is coming. There are about 50 million ash trees across Nebraska and Lincoln has thousands of them. Nebraska Forest Program Director, Mark Harrell, says the borer is in Iowa, Colorado and Kansas, traveling across the country in chopped firewood. 

Workshop Teaches Landlords Fire Safety


(7-24-14) More than 80% of fire deaths occur in homes with no alarm or a non-functioning alarm. During a fire safety training workshop, fire inspectors emphasized the importance of making sure smoke alarms are installed and maintained because the lives of thousands of Nebraskans depend on it. At the end of the class, each of the landlords received a free smoke detector. 

Nebraska State Fair Needs Volunteers


(7-24-14) The Nebraska State Fair needs your help.  500 volunteers have signed up to help, but fair officials but need 800.  If you would like to be a volunteer at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair, go to the State Fair web site.

Nebraska General Fund Short $4.5 Million


(7-24-14) Nebraska lawmakers may have to add money to the state's general fund when they convene next year. A legislative report says the state faces a projected shortfall of more than $4.5 million for the new budget year that began this month. Despite the estimate, state officials say Nebraska's overall finances are in good shape.

United Way of Midlands CEO Hospitalized


(7-24-14) The United Way of the Midlands says its CEO has been hospitalized with a serious heart condition. The Omaha-based organization says Karen Bricklemyer is undergoing treatment. Senior vice presidents are handling day-to-day operations, including work on the annual fundraising campaign that kicks off in August.

UPDATE: Suspected Robber, Sexual Assaulter in Jail


(7-24-14) Police have arrested a man in connection with a Tuesday night robbery and sexual assault. Emmanuel Williams was found in an apartment near 11th and Washington late Wednesday morning for an attack near 18th and F Streets Tuesday Night. 

Highlands Business Fire Likely By Arson


(7-22-14) There's reason to believe that an overnight fire at a northwest Lincoln business may have been arson related.  Police Officer Katie Flood says firefighters who showed up to the Lazy Lane Drive Thru at 5501 NW 1st Street early Tuesday morning found jars full of accellerant outside.

New Stations to Prevent Nebraska Wildfires


(7-22-14) Nebraska has had no major wildfires so far this year but the state forest service now has bases set up to serve a firefighting plane. The stations in Chadron, Valentine and Alliance are storage facilities for water and flame retardant so the tanker plane can reload and get to a fire quickly.

Time Expansion to Nuclear Power Plant Evaluations


(7-22-14) Nebraska's two biggest utilities have until February to evaluate the flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants on the Missouri River. The report was to have been done in March but federal regulators are giving the utilities more time. The utilities are re-evaluating flood risks at Cooper and Fort Calhoun nuclear power plants in response to a 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan.

New Report Ranks Nebraska 10th in Child Well-Being


(7-22-14) The National Kids Count Report was released Tuesday, ranking Nebraska #10 across the nation in terms of child well-being. That widely arching term covers four main sub-categories: economic well-being, education, health and family and community. Over the years, Nebraska improved in all of them except one--economic well-being. 

Man Gets Fourth DUI


(7-22-14) A man with an apparent history of DUI convictions was caught speeding northwest of Lincoln. Deputies caught up with the speeding SUV driven by 48-year-old John Lindsay of Norfolk along Highway 79 heading south from West Rock Creek Road. Sheriff's officials say speeds reached over 100 mph before he was later captured at Highway 79 and Highway 34.

Lincoln Gang Members Found Guilty in Double Murder


(7-22-14) Just over a year ago, Richard McLaughlin and Tyler Thornburg, members of the True Blue Soldiers gang in Lincoln, didn't have anything to do, so when David Mueller walked by, they decided to "find some work," which was gang lingo for committing a crime. Thornburg hit Mueller in the head with a blue baseball bat and took his wallet. 

Self-Defending Teen Fires Shots in Attempted Burglary


(7-22-14) A man shot at least seven times Sunday morning remains in critical condition at a Lincoln hospital. His name has not been released. The man tried stealing a car at 13th and Otoe home. An 18-year-old living in the house fired a warning shot into the air, but the car thief allegedly walked toward the teen, who fired at least seven shots at the victim.

Heat Shortens Cornhusker State Games


(7-22-14) This heat is causing increased safety at the Cornhusker State games. Monday's heat was brutal on over 700 baseball players. State Games official, David Minarik, says when the temperature is near 100, athletic directors work with coaches and umpires to shorten the games. 

Gas Prices Drop in Most States


(7-22-14) Average retail gasoline prices in Lincoln have fallen almost a nickle a gallon the past week, averaging $3.48 a gallon. GasBuddy.com shows gas prices in Lincoln Sunday were 20 cents a gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 7 cents a gallon lower than a month ago. GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum analyst, Patrick DeHaan, says with the exception of Great Lakes states, Wyoming, Ohio, and Indiana, prices are falling in every state.

$99,000 Vegetable Growing in Santee, Macy


(7-22-14) The Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons is getting a $99,000 federal grant to provide training and business assistance to two small businesses that will specialize in growing vegetables. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is providing the money to support a Nebraska Native American community to help strengthen tribal business and create jobs. Businesses in Santee and Macy will recieve vegetable growing assistance.

International Nutrition Cited $120,000 in Safety, Health Penalities


(7-22-14) Federal investigators say nine overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused three floors to collapse in January, killing two people. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited International Nutrition for 13 violations of safety and health rules and regulators are proposing $121,000 in penalties.

City Council Approves Land to New Middle School


(7-22-14) The City Council has approved the sale of 26 acres of Jensen Park to build a new middle school with a new YMCA attached to it. The land near 84th and Yankee Hill Road was sold to Lincoln Public Schools for just over $1 million. Jensen Park is a 200 acre undeveloped community park. The approval came on July 21, after the third reading of the issue.

Major Nebraska Crops in Good Shape


(7-22-14) 54% of the state's wheat crop is in the bin, just slightly behind the average of 61%.  Nebraska's two biggest crops, corn and soybeans, appear to be in good shape. The USDA says 76% of the corn crop is in good or excellent condition and 73% of Nebraska's soybeans are in good or excellent condition.

Increased Patrol at State Parks


(7-22-14) DUI checkpoints and high visibility patrols are coming to Lancaster County state parks for the next 3 weeks. The special enforcement will be focusing on reducing alcohol-related crashes around recreational areas including Branched Oak, Bluestem, Conestoga, Pawnee, Stagecoach and Wagon Train. The enforcement is partly being paid by a $3,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

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.

Man Dies From Golf Cart Throw


A man who was tossed from a moving golf car in a residential area near Omaha has died nearly a week after the accident. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Patrick Jurgensen, of Gretna, died at an Omaha hospital on Wednesday night. Jurgensen was a passenger in the rear of the golf cart around 9:15 p.m., on July 10 as it traveled in a residential area of Gretna.

Man to Get Life for Father's Death, More Charges


(7-17-14) A 41-year-old man has been convicted of shooting to death his father at the family home in Gretna, on the southwest side of Omaha. Steven Braesch was found guilty Thursday in Sarpy County District Court of first-degree murder, a weapons charge and three counts of negligent child abuse. 

Man Pleads Guilty in Injuring Children with Car, DUI


(7-17-14) A man whose vehicle injured four children when it ran through their backyard campsite in northeast Nebraska has made a plea deal. 43-year-old Stephen Barrington, of Oakdale, pleaded guilty to four counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of driving under the influence. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 3 in Antelope County Court in Neligh. 

Federal Agency Cites Nebraska Cooperative in Wake of Employee Death


(7-16-14) Federal labor officials have cited a Nebraska cooperative on several safety violations following the March death of an employee exposed to anhydrous ammonia. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health said in a news release Wednesday that Midwest Farmers Cooperative violated standards on handling and storing anhydrous ammonia, among other things.

Two Bodies Found in West Omaha Home


(7-16-14) Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found at a home in Omaha. Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Thomas Wheeler says they discovered the bodies of a woman and teenage boy Wednesday morning at a townhouse in the west side of the city. Authorities say officers were sent to the house following a request for a wellness check.

UNL Student Dies in Prauge on Summer Program


(7-16-14) Family and friends are remembering Keaton Klein of Lincoln, a UNL student who died Sunday in the Czech Republic city of Prague. Klein left Lincoln July 5th for a summer program at Oxford. UNL News Director, Steve Smith, says Keaton died after falling from a building early Sunday morning. Klein's parents are still trying to find out exactly what happened.

First Two Husker Football Games Announced


​(7-16-14) The Big Ten Conference announced kickoff times for this fall's’ first two Husker home football games. The Saturday, Aug. 30, game against Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium has been set for 2:30 p.m. CDT with television coverage provided by BTN. The Huskers stay at home in week two and will take on McNeese State in a game scheduled for an 11 a.m. CDT.

First Veteran-Marked State Licenses Issued


(7-16-14) Four veterans have received Nebraska's new state licenses with a "veteran" designation from Gov. Dave Heineman. The licenses are among the first issued under a new law approved last year. Those who were given new licenses on Wednesday included veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

North Platte Man Shoots Himself as Officers Close In


(7-16-14) A man suspected of beating his wife shot himself inside a North Platte home as officers closed in. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred late Tuesday night at a Mobile Home Park. Officers who were sent there to check on a disturbance discovered a woman who was bleeding from her head. She said her husband had kicked her and beaten her with a lamp. 

Woman Fakes Kidnapping to Get Money From Boyfriend


Police say an Omaha man and woman faked her kidnapping so they could get money from her boyfriend. The two were booked into jail on suspicion of attempted theft by extortion. Police say the 19-year-old woman text-messaged her 21-year-old boyfriend on Monday night, telling him she'd been abducted. Then the boyfriend began getting messages demanding money for his girlfriend's return.

Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska Raises $1.3 Million


(7-16-14) Organizers say the 2014 Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska raised more than $1.3 million last month. The event was held June 6-7 at the Hoot Owl Ranch near the Panhandle community of Harrisburg in Banner County. The ball has been held yearly since 1998 at a different ranch. Ninety percent of the proceeds go toward cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

No Foul Play in Gage County Inmate Death


(7-16-14) A grand jury has found no criminal conduct caused or contributed to the death of a Gage County jail inmate in February. 26-year-old Adam Wolken was found unresponsive in his Gage County Jail cell just before 4 a.m., on Feb. 15 and could not be revived. He'd been arrested on Feb. 13 following a standoff with police at a Beatrice motel. 

Sentence Set for York Driver in Fatal Crash


An August sentencing has been scheduled for a 38-year-old York man convicted in the crash death of a teacher from Aurora. Otis Newcomb pleaded no contest to felony manslaughter in York County District Court. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from vehicular homicide and dropped another charge in exchange for Newcomb's plea.

LPD Arrest Omaha Man For Arson Case


Lincoln Police arrest a 21-year-old Omaha man for starting a fire inside an apartment at 23rd and "U" Street on Sunday morning.   Officer Katie Flood says friends and acquaintances of Alec Smith let him stay overnight. When the owner woke up, he found hot sauce had been thrown over the walls, ceiling and furniture. 

State IDs Can Display Veterans' Status


(7-14-14) Nebraska veterans now have the option to display their status on driver's licenses and state identification cards. The state began allowing the veteran designation on July 1. The new cards could make it easier for veterans to show that they qualify for special offers and discounts at Nebraska businesses. 

Nebraska Man Pleads No Contest to First-Degree Murder


(7-14-14) A Nebraska man who's already serving a life sentence for shooting his ex-wife to death has pleaded no contest to killing the attorney who represented him in his divorce. Hall County officials say 58-year-old Michael Petersen of rural Glenvil pleaded no contest to first-degree murder on Monday as part of a deal with prosecutors. 

Body in Missouri River Identified


(7-14-14) A body found earlier this month in the Missouri River in southwest Iowa has been identified as that of a Council Bluffs man. Authorities identified him as 49-year-old Robert Jensen. His body was found around 4:45 p.m. on July 1 in the river at Lincoln's Landing campground, near the U.S. Highway 34 bridge that connects Mills County to Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

Grant to Attract Law Students to Rural Communities


(7-14-14) The American Bar Association is helping Nebraska steer law students to rural communities. The national group has awarded the Nebraska State Bar Association a $15,000 grant to pay some of the costs of placing 10 law students as law clerks in rural towns for five weeks in 2015.

Buffalo Chip Toss World Champion Named


(7-14-14) A Texas man has won the men's championship at the annual World Championship Buffalo Chip Toss at the Fur Trade Days event in Chadron. 41-year-old Derek Noe, of Harlingen, Texas, threw a piece of dried bison dung 125 feet and 1 inch to win the male 18-and-older competition.

Disturbance At Gentleman's Club Leads To Stabbing


A 26-year-old Lincoln man is facing assault and weapons charges after he cut a bouncer at a gentleman's club early Saturday morning.   Police Officer Katie Flood says Benjamin Reddish got into an argument with another man over too much attention given to a dancer, who happened to be Reddish's girlfriend.  

Pursuit Ends After Man Walks Through Newly Poured Concrete


Authorities arrest a 29-year-old Omaha man after running out of gas during a pursuit.  The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said Joshua Beebee was speeding along Northwest 112 and West 'O' streets when he noticed a deputy and reduced his speed. LSO says the deputy attempted to stop Beebee, but then terminated the pursuit.  

Wisner-Pilger Middle School to be Demolished


(7-10-14) The middle school in Pilger that was damaged by a deadly tornado last month will be torn down Friday. The historic building was destroyed when 200 mile an hour winds tore through the town on June 16th. The Wisner-Pilger school board decided that the middle school building could not be salvaged. 

Six Hurt In Apartment Fire Near Downtown Lincoln


Still not sure yet what started a two-alarm fire early Wednesday at a 9-plex apartment building about a block west of Lincoln High School.  A police officer happened to be in neighborhood around 20th and "J" about 3:30am and saw a resident outside of one of the apartments in distress.  The officer saw a red glow and quickly saw flames shoot out of a window.  

Nebraska's Voting Machines Proven Well-Working


(7-8-14) A manual recount has verified that Nebraska's voting machines are working properly. The Secretary of State's office randomly picked ballots from 26 precincts in 17 counties for a hand-count. The ballots represented two percent of those cast in the May Primary election. 

Omaha Man's Ricocheted Bullets Injure Teens


(7-8-14) An Omaha man found out that shooting at stop signs can get him in big trouble. 21-year-old Davonte Hill says he was shooting at a stop sign when the bullets accidentally wounded two teenagers. One 16-year old is recovering from a foot injury and another is recovering from a thigh wound. 

City Councilman Brings Attention to City Sales Tax Increase


(7-8-14) It is the opinion of City Council member, Roy Christensen, that Mayor Beutler wants you to decide in November whether to increase the city sales tax by a 1/4-cent. On KFOR's Lincoln Live, Christensen said he would prefer waiting until after the city's two year budget is passed on August 25th to talk about increasing the city sales tax.

Southern Nebraska Wheat Harvest Well Underway


(7-8-14) The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the wheat harvest is well underway in southern Nebraska. The USDA says that as of Sunday,13 percent of the state's crop had been harvested, half the average of 26 percent by the date. The crop was rated 49 percent good or excellent.

LPS High Schools to get Video Survelliance


(7-8-14) The Lincoln school board has authorized video surveillance at the district's high schools. The board approved the new policy on Monday. The policy authorizes use of video cameras in the schools and on buses. The cameras can't be located in places where people have expectations of privacy, including bathrooms and locker rooms.

All Milford Natural Gas Service Shut Down


(7-8-14) Black Hills Energy has shut down natural gas service to the entire town of Milford. A vehicle damaged a district regulator station located near the intersection of 1st Street and Elm Avenue. To safely make repairs, technicians are going door to door, and turning off and locking the 800 gas meters in the town.

Nebraska Federal Judge Stirs Controversy on Blog on Hobby Lobby Ruling


(7-8-14) A Nebraska federal judge is again drawing attention because of his personal blog, this time for using an obscene reference to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court should not have heard the Hobby Lobby case.

David City Man Pleads No Contest to July 4 Explosion Charges


(7-8-14) A 63-year-old David City man has made a deal with prosecutors and been convicted of seven counts stemming from a pipe bomb explosion that seriously injured a teenage relative on Independence Day last year. Russell Hilger pleaded no contest in Polk County District Court. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 3.

Director Payne to Host Hassebrook Fundraiser


(7-8-14) Academy Award winning director, Alexander Payne of Omaha, is involving himself in Nebraska's race for governor. The maker of "Nebraska", "Sideways" and "About Schmidt" is hosting a fund raiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Chuck Hassebrook, on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Woman Pleads Guilty in Buggy Crash Death


A 57-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to a fatal collision with a horse-drawn buggy in southeast Nebraska. Vivian Cockrell of Pawnee City was driving a Cadillac on July 21st last year that struck the buggy. 

Group Fights State Minimum Wage Increase


(7-8-14) A group has been formed to fight a proposed minimum wage increase. A petition drive, if approved for the ballot, will ask voters to hike the minimum wage from the current $7.25 up to $9 an hour. Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom is organizing to oppose the measure. 

Middle School to be Built at 84th and Yankee Hill


(7-8-14) Lincoln's next middle school will be built at 84th and Yankee Hill Road, opening in the fall of 2017. The school will serve students in the Lux, Pound and Scott middle school areas. Money to buy the land from the city is coming from the $153 million LPS bond issue passed in February.

$11.5 Million Given to UNL, 8 Universities for Matter Research


(7-7-14) A major grant has been given to physics researchers at nine schools including the University of Nebraska. The $11.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will be used by the schools over the next five years to improve the world's largest atom smasher.

Necessary Signatures Gathered for Higher Nebraskan Minimum Wage


(7-3-14) The number of signatures needed on the petition to raise the minimum wage in Nebraska to $9 over the next three years has been reached and exceeded. On Thursday, Senators Jeremy Nordquist and Danielle Conrad, along with members from Nebraskans for Better Wages, held a press conference to announce that 134,899 citizen signatures have been gathered over the past seven weeks in support of this movement.

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.

Two Men Caught For Alleged Mailbox Vandalism


At least four mailboxes and items inside were damaged or destroyed by two men early Thursday morning.  Most of the reports came from the 37th and High neighborhood.  One neighbor saw two men, later identified as 24-year-old Trevor Thayer and 18-year-old Hunter Pritchard, throwing mail and books into the air. 

Man Wanted For Theft of Wallet From UNL's East Campus


UNL Police are looking for a 33-year-old Native American man, they believe, tried stealing a wallet late Tuesday afternoon from an office in Ag Hall on East Campus.  They know who he is, but haven't found him yet.  The victim confronted the suspect and tried to prevent him from leaving.  There was a struggle.  

Tax Credits Will Help Hickman Build New Community Center


Hickman is building a community center with the help of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.  About $25,000 worth of tax credits will help support construction of the new center, which will include space for receptions, community events, youth activities and sporting events.  There will be public meeting space; a reading center; kitchen; and city offices.  

Scam Targets Storm Victims


The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is warning people in the Pilger area about scams targeting tornado victims.  Scam artists are asking for property deeds or donations.  One scam uses the name “Omaha and Northwestern Railroad.”   

City Independence Day Celebration to Kick Off


"Uncle Sam Jam 2014,” the City’s official Independence Day celebration, begins at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park. It's located north of Haymarket Park in the area of Charleston Street and Sun Valley Blvd. Family activities and kids’ games begin at 1 p.m.. It features a performance by the Wheezetones from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m.. 

Body Found in Missouri River, Southwest Iowa


(7-2-14) Another body found. Authorities say a camper has found a man's body in the Missouri River in southwest Iowa late Tuesday afternoon. Mills County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Bruce Paulsen said the body had some clothing and identifying markings, such as tattoos, but he wouldn't be specific. The sheriff's office did not have any reports of a missing man.

Nebraska Civil Rights Lawsuit Ends in $777,000


(7-2-14) Nebraska has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by five Nebraska guards who alleged their prison was a racially hostile workplace. The five, and their law firm, will receive just over $777,000. The state did not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

Trial Set for Couple Accused of Child Abuse


(7-2-14) A September trial has been scheduled for a Columbus man and his girlfriend accused of abusing his 10-month-old son. 22-year-old Juan Trejo and his fiancee, 22-year-old Julie Staroscik, have pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges. Their trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 29 in Columbus.

Sex Offender Gets 25 More Years


(7-2-14) A 32-year-old convicted sex offender has been sent back to a Nebraska prison for 25 more years. Billy Barritt was sentenced  after being convicted of five counts of child sexual assault. Fairbury police say Barritt molested one boy several times over a year following Barritt's release from prison, where he'd served time for sexually assaulting a child in Madison County.

Elkhorn River Shut Down for Holiday Weekend


(7-2-14) No boating, canoeing, tanking or tubing on the Elkhorn River over the fourth. Access to the river in eastern Nebraska will continue to be restricted through the July 4th weekend because of dangerous high water. The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has closed all the Elkhorn River access points in Douglas County.

Fallen Girl from Embassy Window in Serious, Stable Condition


(7-2-14) Wednesday morning, an 18-year-old girl from Texas who fell through a sixth floor window at Embassy Suites early Sunday morning is listed in serious, but stable condition. Police are still investigating the incident, but are saying they don't suspect foul play. It's now been classified as a medical emergency.

New Law to Give Retired Veterans Tax Exemptions


(7-2-14) If you're a veteran on a military pension, you need to do some tax planning. Some military retirees in Nebraska will soon qualify for a tax exemption. The Department of Revenue says retirees can exclude part of their military benefit income under a law going into effect July 18th.

"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.

Health Advisory Issued due to High Smoke Levels


(7-2-14) Fireworks smoke and people with respiratory problems don't mix. The City-County Health Department issued on Tuesday a Health Advisory due to expected high levels of smoke from fireworks. In the past, health officials have found high levels of air pollution from the night of July 3rd through the morning of July 5th.

Be Safe Handling Fireworks This Year


Remember, you can only LEGALLY shoot off fireworks in Lincoln only Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4.  Fireworks can be shot off Thursday from 8am to 11pm and Friday from 8am to midnight.  Lincoln Fire Inspector Don Gross told KFOR's Coby Mach on Tuesday afternoon things like bottle rockets, helicopters or any fireworks that fly and have a loud boom are illegal within the city limits.

Nebraska Inmate Loses Court Bid, Now In Custody


One of dozens of Nebraska inmates who were mistakenly released early after the state miscalculated their sentences has lost his court bid to remain free.  Fifty-seven-year-old Bruce Caton had asked a judge to block prosecutors from sending him back to prison, arguing that he already served the minimum of his 10- to 20-year sentence.  

Fort Calhoun Plant Suffers Costly Hail Damage


The hail storm that hit Blair last month caused roughly $5 million damage to the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.  The June 3rd storm damaged homes and vehicles with baseball-sized hail and winds stronger than 90 mph.  

Police Focus On Investigating Indecent Exposure Cases Near Downtown


A section of the Near South neighborhood is being closely watched by police, as they look for a man that's believed to be involved with at least nine indecent exposure cases that have been reported since April.  These incidents have happened in an area between 14th and 24th, "A" to "J" Streets, with the latest case happening last Saturday morning (June 28). 

Shoplifting Suspects Wanted By Police


Lincoln Police now have pictures of two people that were seen before a major shoplift at a south Lincoln optical business.  About $4,000 worth of glasses and sunglasses were taken from the Eye Care Specialties at 29th and Pine Lake Road on June 19, where surveillance photos shows a couple in their 30s trying on glasses before leaving in a white Honda Cross Tour.   

Early Morning Storms Rip Through Northeast Nebraska


This hasn't been the best of summers for folks living in northeast Nebraska.  The rainfall may be welcoming to most of us, but folks in areas of Pierce, Stanton, Wayne, Thurston and Cuming counties they've about had enough.   Storms have been going today, with the first wave moving through around 8 am Monday.  

Raybould To Be Hassebrook's Running Mate In Governor's Race


Democrat Chuck Hassebrook has chosen Lancaster County Commissioner and Lincoln business executive Jane Raybould to be his running mate in the race for Governor.  Raybould, who's a Democrat and Vice-President of her family's grocery store business B&R Stores, says she will serve out her current term as a member of the county board, but will withdraw as a candidate for re-election.

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.

Severe Storms Forecast Falls On Day Grand Island Will Never Forget


The thought of severe storms developing over central and eastern Nebraska on Tuesday, falls on a day 34 years ago when one community was feeling the wrath of Mother Nature.   Gary Buchanan, who is president and chief operating officer of KFOR's parent company Three Eagles Communications, was working in radio in Grand Island when the "Night of The Twisters" hit on June 3, 1980.

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.  

Pipeline Opponents Protest with 80-Acres of Artwork


Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path. The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland(hash)NoKXL."

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Crash


Omaha Police have identified the motorcycle rider who was killed in a weekend crash after failing to negotiate a corner in the road. Omaha police say 27-year-old David Plassmann of Bellevue died Saturday afternoon while out riding with others.

Syracuse Man Arrested for DUI after Crashing into Pole


A Syracuse man was arrested for DUI after crashing his truck into a power pole. Just before 1:00 Sunday morning, a Bennett firefighter drove up on a crash near 176th and Roca Road.

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. 

Health and Human Services Official Vivianne Chaumont Dies at 60


A well-known state Health and Human services official has died.  Vivianne Chaumont, who oversaw Nebraska's Medicaid and long-term care services, has died of cancer. She was 60.  Chaumont was appointed to the agency in May 2007.  She previously was an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado. Chaumont is survived by three children.

Approved Bill to Help Elderly Nebraskans Maintain Home-Living


A bill that would provide millions of dollars in federal and state funding to help elderly Nebraskans stay in their homes has won approval from lawmakers, despite a veto.   Lawmakers overrode Gov. Dave Heineman's veto on Thursday with the minimum 30 votes required. The proposal would direct Nebraska to apply for a federal grant that would help pay for in-home services.

Unknown Thief or Thieves Break Into At Least 15 Cars at UNL


(4-10-14) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police are looking at surveillance video to see if they can find out who smashed windows in at least 15 vehicles early Wednesday morning.  Two UNL parking lots were targeted--one on South Street between Vine and 19th streets, the other near 22nd and U streets.  Cell phones, iPods, cash, and other valuables were taken.  Police encourage

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

Are You Sure You're Registered for the May 13th Primary?


The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will set up for voter registration at several extra sites on Saturday. Anyone who turns 18 on or before November 4, has moved, changed their name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, needs to register.

Ex-Convict Jobs Ammendment Heading to Final Vote as Part of Prison Reform Bill


A bill designed to help ex-convicts find jobs in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. The measure, part of the state's prison reform bill, was amended Tuesday before receiving second-round approval by lawmakers.

Tom Osborne Endorses Mike Foley for Governor


Former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne today endorsed State Auditor Mike Foley's candidacy for Governor. In making the endorsement, Osborne said Foley is an honorable man who can't be bought.

Fines Possible for P Street Project Contractor


August 29th...mark it on your calendar. It's the date by which the P Street project must be done or the contractor faces stiff fines, If P Street and Centennial Mall isn't done in 30 days.

Fillibuster Kills Sexual Discrimination Bill


20 states and the District of Columbia have laws preventing employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender. Nebraska will not join that list of states this year. Lawmakers fell 7 votes short of getting the support needed.

City Council Repeals Curfew


In a unanimous vote, the City Council repeals the teenage curfew ordinance. It's been the law since 1949 that young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to be in businesses where alcohol is served past 9 at night.

Nebraska DMV Closes Driver's License Operations


If you need to renew your driver's license, you might have to skip the DMV this week and go online. All state licensing operations are shut down through Thursday. Staff members are going through planned training sessions.

Horse Race Betting Bill Passes Legislature


A proposed ballot measure that could allow betting on previously recorded horse races has been passed by the Nebraska Legislature. Lawmakers voted 30-17 in a second attempt to approve the proposed constitutional amendment.

Heineman Vetoes Elderly Care Funding Bill


Gov. Dave Heineman has vetoed a bill that would require Nebraska to apply for federal funding for in-home care services for the elderly. The governor argues that while the bill's goal is laudable, it would shift millions of dollars in expenses onto state government.

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney


Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth. Rooney, who died Sunday at the age of 93, was named Mayor for Life at Boys Town in 2003.

Many State Parks to Reopen Early


Officials say state parks and recreation areas closed temporarily last fall to deal with deferred maintenance amid budget woes will reopen nearly two weeks earlier than scheduled. 

Task Force Arrests Wanted Fugitive in Lincoln



The US Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force (MFTF) announced it has arrested Jason Robert Jackson, 24 based on his federal arrest warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jackson was arrested around midnight on Sunday at a residence in the 2500 block of N street in Lincoln.

Man Killed by Gunshot


A man is dead after a shooting yesterday evening at around seven-thirty at the Lion's Gate Apartments on the 5100 block of Vine Street. Our media partner 1011 says the shooting was accidental, but police aren't willing to confirm anything.

Anti-Icing System to be Installed on I-80 Bridges


An anti-icing system is scheduled to be installed on four Interstate 80 bridges about four miles west of Aurora next week. The project will include construction of a camera tower and a building that will house the anti-icing chemicals.

Two Young Students Injured in Bus Crash Near Norfolk


Authorities say two girls were injured following a school bus crash in Stanton County. The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Friday morning near Norfolk. The girls, ages 8 and 9, were taken to a local hospital.

Palin Endorses Ricketts


Sarah Palin is jumping into Nebraska politics again. The former vice-presidential candidate is endorsing Pete Ricketts' bid for the Republican nomination for governor, calling him a "principled conservative." Ricketts is competing in a six-w

Former Crime Scene Investigator Ordered to Pay Restitution and Punitive Damages


Discredited former Douglas County crime scene investigator David Kofoed has been ordered to pay a total of nearly $6.6 million to two men he's accused of framing for a double murder. U.S. Judge Joseph Bataillon issued the orders.

Indepentent U.S. Senate Candidate not Invited to Business Forum


Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins today objected to a decision by the National Federation of Independent Business not to invite him to a small business forum featuring other Senate candidates.

Three-Year-Old Dies after Accident


A 3-year-old boy has died in an Omaha hospital after being accidentally run over by his uncle at a trailer park in Hastings. Taylor Wilson, of Nebraska Medical Center, on Tuesday confirmed the death of Aldo Ramirez-Lopez.

Lincoln Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Gun to Felon


A 36-year-old Lincoln man has been given 46 months in federal prison for selling a gun to a convicted felon. Ashley Gerbig was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. He pleaded guilty to one count in October.

Legislature Overrides Governor's Budget Veto


Nebraska lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Dave Heineman's vetoes of state budget items, including funding for courtyard fountains and a new heating system at the Capitol. The 37-11 vote on Tuesday comes days after Heineman announced the veto.

Hit and Run Crash Shoves Parked Car Against House


Lincoln Police are investigating a hit and run accident where a parked car was overturned and hit a house and the suspect was  arrested 10 blocks from crash scene, still in his destroyed car.  Our media partner 10/11 news is reporting just after 9:00 Saturday night emergency crews were called to the 1800 block of A Street for a reported rollover accident.

Lincoln Police Catch Stabbing Suspect


Lincoln Police have caught the man they say is responsible for a stabbing early Sunday morning.  Around 7:40 a.m., LPD Captain David Beggs said the suspect went into the CVS Pharmacy and asked the cashier about a TracFone prepaid cellphone. 

Lincoln Police Arrest Murder Suspect


Lincoln Police have made an arrest an arrest in the homicide of Nathaniel Morton Sr.  Captain Jason Stille tells KFOR News 21-year-old Kashius Haynes turned himself into authorities around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 

Milford Woman Admits Lying about Man's Threats


A Milford woman has made a plea deal and was convicted in a perjury case. Betsy Smith pleaded no contest, and will be sentenced May 12. Prosecutors say Smith had sought a protection order against a York man.

Minnesota Man's $5,000 Wheelchair Stolen


The State Patrol is asking for help finding a wheelchair stolen from its owner as he traveled through Nebraska. A 29-year old Minnesota man called the Nebraska State Patrol on Wednesday to report that his wheelchair had been stolen.

Boy Scouts Hurt in Gunpowder Explosion


Boy Scouts experimenting with gunpowder for a ceremony have been injured in an explosion and fire at a Council Bluffs Home. The Fire investigator said that the accident occurred around 8:10 p.m. Thursday.

Woman Sues Strip Club Over Wages


A Wisconsin woman is suing a Lincoln-area strip club where she dances, saying the owner of Shakers of Waverly has not paid her or other dancers an hourly wage or overtime in the three years she has worked there.

19-Year-Old Going Back to Prison


A 19-year-old on parole for robbery is going back to prison for nearly a year for trying to force his way into Lincoln North Star High School last year. William Holloway and two friends fought with two guards and a school administrator.

Lincoln Post Office may Close


The U.S. Postal Service is studying whether to continue operating the University Place Post Office. Postal Union President Tony Ridder says in his monthly newsletter that a decision has already been made to close the station at 48th and Leighton.

Grand Island Fights for Renovated State Veterans Home, Not New


Grand Island leaders haven't given up on retaining the state veterans home instead of seeing the state build a replacement in Kearney.   Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek is preparing a counterproposal to the plan approved by Gov. Dave Heineman. The state plan already has been sent to federal officials in Washington, where it awaits funding. 

Legislature Approves Budget


Nebraska lawmakers have approved changes to the state's two-year budget, including new money for property tax relief. The $7.8 billion package passed on Monday includes new funding for Nebraska's property tax credit program, water projects, and state park renovations. It also allocates money for job-training programs and pediatric cancer research. 

Mountain Lion Hunting Ban Waiting for Governor's Signature


Nebraska's mountain lion hunting season could come to a halt if a bill passed by state senators becomes law. The Legislature's 28-13 vote on Monday was enough to pass the measure, but supporters fell five votes short of the backing needed to put it into effect right away. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha introduced the bill to protect mountain lions.

Blue Over Red in All Star Boys HS Basketball


The Blue team defeated the Reds 115-114 last night in the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Boys High School Basketball game last night at North Star High School.   Northeast's Payton Helmstadter was among five players in double-figures for the Blue team with 11 points.  North Star's Connor Musiel finished with 10 points in the loss for the Red squad.
On the girls side...........

Union Bank (Pius X) Wins Area 5 Legion Tourney


Union Bank of Lincoln Pius X has captured the Area 5 Legion Baseball championship with a 13-2, 7 inning victory over Pinnacle Bank of Lincoln Southwest last night (Monday) at Sherman Field. Union Bank will now play in the national division of the State Legion Baseball tournament that starts Saturday in Grand Island.

Saltdogs McGovern Named Pitcher of the Week


After throwing a shutout last week, Lincoln Saltdogs' pitcher, Kevin McGovern, has been named American Association Pitcher of the Week by Pointstreak, the league's statistics provider.  The 25-year old from Philadelphia was making just his second start for the Saltdogs snce he joined the team July 8th.  Lincoln opens a 10-game home stand tonight against Amarillo.

Huskers Land O-Line Recruit


The Nebraska football team picks up a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic out of Bradenton, Florida.  Jurkovic told ESPN 1480 that he narrowed his list of schools to Florida, Ohio State, and Nebraska and ultimately decided on the Huskers after his visit. Jurkovic is rated as a three star recruit by 247sports, Rivals, and ESPN.

Saltdogs Win in 9th vs Rockland


Luis Nunez drilled a two-run homer to tie the game in the eighth and Matt Forgatch spanked a solo shot to lead off the ninth as the Lincoln Saltdogs (30-30) came back to beat the Rockland Boulders (31-23) 5-4 in front of 2,034 fans at Provident Bank Park Sunday afternoon. 

Former Husker Green to be Enshrined


Former Husker and Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green will be enshrined into the Packers Football Hall of Fame. Green, who played for the Packers from 2000 to 2006 and again in 2009, is Green Bay's all time leading rusher in franchise history with 8,322 yards. As a Husker, Green rushed for 3880 yards and 42 touchdowns. The 4 time pro bowl running back will be inducted into the

Huskers Land Louisiana Recruit


The Husker football team landed another recruit for the 2015 class from the state of Louisiana. Defensive Back Hunter Dale verbally committed to Nebraska yesterday after visiting the campus. Dale, a three-star prospect according to Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN, had offers from Florida, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and UCLA.

Two Huskers Named to Walter Camp Watch List


Husker senior I-back Ameer Abdullah and junior defensive end Randy Gregory continued an impressive collection of preseason accolades today, as both were named to watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year. The annual award is the fourth-oldest individual college football award. A total of 50 players were named to the Walter Camp list with Nebraska being one of nine schools with two

Dogs Win Series North of Border


All-Star hurler Marquis Fleming turned in another solid outing and Luis Nuñez homered yet again, as the Saltdogs (29-28) beat Trois-Rivieres Aigles (18-34) 6-2 to win their fourth straight series in front of 1,642 fans at Stade Fernand-Bedard Thursday night.  Fleming (6-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs with five strikeouts no walks to earn his second win of the road

Pius X Baseball Standout To Become Husker


Former Lincoln Pius X standout Jake Schleppenbach will continue his baseball career at Nebraska, the second baseman announced today on his Twitter account. Schleppenbach, a left-handed hitter, played this season at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College, where he hit .388 with 64 runs, 57 RBIs and nine home runs in 219 at-bats.

Saltdogs Drop Series Opener in Canada


The Lincoln Saltdogs fell to the Trois-Rivieres Eagles 3-1 in an inter-league game last night (Tuesday) in Quebec, Canada.   Despite good pitching from Zachary Varce, the Saltdogs couldn't capitalize on the nine hits they had at the plate.  

Bell Named To Biletnikoff Award Watch List


Nebraska senior receiver Kenny Bell was named to the watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award today. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Bell was named to the Biletnikoff watch list for the second straight season. Bell enters his final season at Nebraska on the verge of becoming the most prolific receiver in school history. 

NU's Gregory On Lombardi Watch List


Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory picked up his fourth watch list recognition Monday morning, as he was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. Five Huskers have won the Rotary Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009, and Gregory will look to become the sixth Husker football player to win the prestigious award. 

Ruud, Hochstein Among Inductees Into Nebraska Football Hall of Fame


Four former Nebraska football players and a former Nebraska-Kearney quarterback are among the players being inducted into this year's class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.   Former Huskers Barrett Ruud, Russ Hochstein, Carl Johnson and Mike Mandelko are part of the 2014 class and will be joined by Justin Coleman, who was a star quarterback at UNK.   

Red Hot Bats Help Saltdogs Defeat Lemurs In Series Opener


The bats were hot for the Lincoln Saltdogs, recording 15 hits and earning a 12-7 victory over the Laredo Lemurs to open up a six-game road trip Tuesday night in Texas.   Chad Mozingo wasted no time starting the firepower at the plate for Lincoln, teeing off on a lead off homer for a 1-0 lead.  Ian Gac teed off on a two-run blast in the 9th for Lincoln to give the 'Dogs a 12-6 lead.

Mike Peterson Legion Baseball Tournament Starts Thursday


Twenty-four teams will converge on Lincoln this weekend for the 34th annual Lincoln Legion Baseball Coaches Mike Peterson Tournament.  Pool play is set to start Thursday afternoon and run through Sunday at four different fields. 

Husker Recruit Meyers Throws No-Hitter


It was a career night for Nebraska baseball recruit Jake Meyers.   He threw a no-hitter Tuesday night for his Legion baseball team, K-B Building Services, which represents Omaha Westside.  And that might not be the most impressive stat of his night. Meyers struck out 20 batters, meaning all but one out was recorded by strike out.  

Clouse Takes Over As NWU Golf Coach


Nebraska Wesleyan University has named David Clouse as the new men's golf coach for the Prairie Wolves.  Clouse takes over for Ryan Vlasin who served as the head golf coach for the 2013-14 season.  Vlasin will remain part of the NWU program as an assistant coach. 

Former Southeast Coach/Athletic Director McNaught Dies


He was best known for his "Wallyball" style of basketball for many years on the high school basketball scene in Lincoln.  Former Lincoln Southeast boys basketball coach and athletic director Wally McNaught died Wednesday evening at the age of 81, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.  

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.  

Nevada Forward Huff Transferring To Creighton


Cole Huff, a forward who was an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference men's basketball selection as a sophomore at Nevada this past season, has announced he plans to transfer to Creighton. 

Nebraska Women's Basketball Notches NCAA Tourney Win


Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday in Los Angeles. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the B

Husker Men Fall to Baylor in NCAA Tournament


The Husker Basketball team is finished after one game in the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from the Cornhuskers'  West Region game against Baylor after getting whistled for two technical fouls in the second half. Miles drew his second technical for unsportsmanlike conduct with 11:17 left in the game and Nebraska losing 50-32.

Edwards Named Big Ten Players of the Week


Nebraska softball player Tatum Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. The award is the first of Edwards’ career, although she is a four-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree.....

Huskers Hold First Florida Practice


The Nebraska football team practiced on the campus of the University of North Florida for the first time Friday morning, beginning preparation for the Gator Bowl against No. 23 Georgia. The Huskers and Bulldogs are set to battle Wednesday, New Year's Day, in an 11 a.m game that will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Huskers practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for just over two hours.  It was the first of four scheduled pre-game practices.

Huskers Prepare in Florida


The Nebraska football team arrived in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday (Thursday), six days away from their showdown with the 23rd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The Cornhuskers will workout today (Friday) for the first time since before Christmas. Kickoff of the Gator Bowl is at 11am next Wednesday.

Holiday Tourney Play Begins


The holiday basketball tournament schedule will get underway around the area tomorrow and Saturday. Tournaments that start Friday include the Lincoln Lutheran holiday tournament which will feature the host school Lutheran, along with Fairbury, Raymond Central and Louisville.

Hooper Leads Huskers to Win Over Utah State


All-American, Jordan Hooper, erupted for game highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead #15 Nebraska to a 95-75 win over Utah State yesterday (Sunday) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the victory, Nebraska improved 7-2 overall, while Utah State slipped to 5-3.

Bluejays Take Down Huskers


All-American Doug McDermott scored a game-high 33 points to lead three Creighton players in double figures, as the Bluejays thumped Nebraska, 82-67 last (Sunday) night. The Huskers return to action on Saturday, taking on Arkansas State.

Huskers to Play in Gator Bowl New Years' Day


Nebraska will appear in a New Year’s Day bowl game for the 3rd straight season. The Huskers have been selected to play in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville against Georgia. January 1st kick off will 11 o'clock - Lincoln time. Nebraska goes into the bowl game at 8-4.

Pelini Reprimanded By Big Ten Conference


The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football head coach Bo Pelini for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Nebraska’s game against Iowa on Nov. 29, 2013. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation.

Husker Volleyball Hosts Another NCAA Regional


The Nebraska volleyball team will spend opening weekend of the postseason at home for the 10th straight season as the Bob Devaney Sports Center has been chosen as one of 16 sites for the NCAA 1st and 2nd-round play next weekend. The Huskers will be making their 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance and they will go in as the #8 overall seed among the 64 teams.

Pelini Issues Statement


Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has issued a statement, following Saturday's announcement regarding his retention as coach.

“I want to thank our administration and Shawn Eichorst in particular, for his continued and full support that he has given me and our football program since his arrival on campus.   I am honored to represent this university and its great fans and

Falls City Sacred Heart Wins D2 Football Title


Charles Dunn passed for five touchdowns and ran for another, and top-ranked Falls City Sacred Heart won its first state football championship since 1994 and its seventh overall with its 63-14 victory over No. 9 Stuart in the Class D2 final Monday. The Irish (13-0) scored 56 straight points after falling behind 8-0 early.

Omaha Skutt Wins Class B Football TItle


Quarterback Isaiah Ramsey ran for two touchdowns and Zachary Zeplin intercepted three passes as second-ranked Omaha Skutt posted its fourth shutout of the season in a 30-0 victory over No. 4 York in the Class B championship game Monday night. The Skyhawks claimed their first title since 2005, winning 12 straight games after losing their season opener to Gretna.

Oklahoma High School Star Signs With NU Mens Hoops


Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced that Jacob Hammond has signed a National Letter-of-Intent with the Husker basketball program on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.  Hammond, a 6-foot-10, 230-pounder from Comanche, Okla., is considered one of the nation’s top big men in the class of 2014. 

HS FOOTBALL: Ashland-Greenwood Ends Christian's Season


The run through the post season is over for the Lincoln Christian football team.  The Crusaders could not overcome a second half comeback by Ashland-Greenwood and fell to the Bluejays 33-13 Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium in Ashland.  Christian struck first, though, in the first quarter, with this 76-yard touchdown run from quarterback Logan Power on the third play in their opening drive.

HS FOOTBALL: Ashland-Greenwood Ends Christian's Season


The run through the post season is over for the Lincoln Christian football team.  The Crusaders could not overcome a second half comeback by Ashland-Greenwood and fell to the Bluejays 33-13 Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium in Ashland.  Christian struck first, though, in the first quarter, with this 76-yard touchdown run from quarterback Logan Power on the third play in their opening drive.

Husker Soccer Headed to Championship Game


The top-seeded Nebraska soccer team faced an early deficit for second straight match but used three second-half goals to defeat No. 4 seed Indiana by a 3-1 margin on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. NU's season-best eighth consecutive win locked up a spot in Sunday's title match against the No. 7 seed Iowa.

Husker Soccer To Face Indiana


The top-seeded Nebraska soccer program continues its march toward the 2013 Big Ten Tournament title in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 8 with a semifinal match slated for 1:30pm against No. 4 seed Indiana. The Huskers will face the Hoosiers for the second time in a week as NU looks to capture its first Big Ten Tournament Championship and first tournament title since 2002.

Exhibition Play over for Women's Basketball


Exhibition play is over with for the 12th-ranked Nebraska womens basketball team, after their 75-34 victory against Nebraska-Kearney yesterday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady had double-doubles, as Hooper scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Cady had 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. 

Nebraska, Michigan Game Time Set


Nebraska will play Michigan on ABC Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich. That's according to the Big Ten Conference. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Central on Saturday between the 6-2 Huskers and the 8-1 Wolverines will help determine which Big Ten teams will play in the conference championship game.

Hail Mary Leads to Saturday Win


Jordan Westerkamp caught Ron Kellogg III's tipped desperation heave to the end zone with no time left Saturday, giving Nebraska a 27-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The Cornhuskers looked like they were finished after Northwestern took a three-point lead with 1:20 left. They started their final drive at their 17 with no timeouts.

Huskers Over Purdue, 44-7


The Huskers did what they were supposed to do Saturday against the Big Ten's weakest team, winning 44-7 at Purdue. If nothing else, the game showed they really could use injured veteran quarterback, Taylor Martinez, for the challenging November stretch which will determine whether the Huskers return to the Big Ten championship game.

First Conference Loss for Nebraska Volleyball


#9 Nebraska fell to #7 Michigan State over the weekend at Jenison Fieldhouse on the campus of Michigan State University. The loss marks the Huskers’ first conference defeat of the 2013 season. The Huskers return home next weekend to host Indiana on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Purdue on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., at the Devaney Center.

Huskers Down Minnesota in 3 sets, Wisconsin in 5


After a huge win against No. 8 Minnesota on Friday night, the Husker volleyball team took a while to find their rhythm against No. 23 Wisconsin. While the ladies did come away with a win, they definitely had to fight through it as the game went all five sets last night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. 

Husker Fall Baseball Begins


Fall baseball is underway for the Nebraska baseball team. The Huskers will play a three-game Red/White series is set for Oct. 15-17. The Huskers return a solid nucleus from a team that was one win away from winning the Big Ten Tournament last season.

Nebraska Football Bye Week Practice


The Nebraska football team continued its bye week work during a two-hour practice held inside the Hawks Center and outside at the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields in shorts and helmets Wednesday afternoon. 

Husker Volleyball Wins in 3 against Dayton/Iowa Cyclones


The No.12 Husker volleyball keeps their winning streak up, with a win Friday night over Dayton in three sets (25-20, 25-21, 25-13) and then going on to take down the Iowa State Cyclones also in three sets (25-13, 25-22, 27-25). Against Dayton, Kelsey Robinson led NU offensively with 12 kills and a match-high of 17 digs. 

Huskers Fall Short to UCLA, SCORE 41-21


The No. 23 Huskers fell short against No. 16 UCLA yesterday morning after a strong start. Nebraska was ahead 21-3 in the second quarter, but the the Bruins scored 38 unanswered points by the end of the game. Taylor Martinez connected three times to start out the game, twice with Quincy Enunwa in the first quarter, and then for the third and final time of the game with Kenny Bell. 

No Outside Food and Drink Policy Back in Place


Don't bring a water bottle to Saturday's Nebraska-UCLA game. You were allowed to bring them into Memorial Stadium the first 2 home games because the heat was high, but that won't be the case Saturday, so the University's "No Outside Food and Drink Policy" goes back into effect.

Gac and Forgatch Home Runs Power Saltdogs



Pete Parise delivered a strong outing, and Ian Gac and Matt Forgatch each homered as the Lincoln Saltdogs (40-36) beat the Sioux Falls Canaries (31-44) 9-5 in front of 2,675 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night. Parise (9-5) went seven innings, allowing just one earned run while striking our four and walking one to earn the victory.

Red/White Volleyball Scrimmage On Sale Aug. 7th


Tickets for the 2013 Red/White Volleyball Scrimmage at the newly-renovated Bob Devaney Sports Center go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 7. Husker fans will get their first glimpse at the new home of Nebraska volleyball. Reserved seats are $10 and can be purchased at Huskers.com.

Big Ten Announces 2015 Conference Football Schedule


The Big Ten Conference announced the conference schedule for the 2015 football season on Monday morning, as approved by the Big Ten Directors of Athletics. The 2015 Big Ten schedule will consist of eight games, before the conference makes the move to a nine-game schedule in 2016.  Nebraska will open the 2015 Big Ten schedule at Illinois on Oct. 3, 2015. 

Blue Jays Fall in Third Place Game in California


Kevin Larsen gave George Washington the lead with 1:03 left in the game and the Colonials held off No. 20 Creighton for a 60-53 victory that gave them third place in the Wooden Legacy on Sunday night. The Colonials took advantage of an off night by Doug McDermott, who came in averaging nearly 28 points per game but finished with seven.