Middle School Student Found With Stun Gun and Knife

A 13-year-old Park Middle School student has been referred to juvenile courts after being caught in school with a stun gun and a knife. On Tuesday morning, word got back to school administration that the teen was showing the weapons to other students.

Debating Medicaid Expansion...Again

Dozens of people met at the state capitol building to convince lawmakers to take action and pass a Medicaid expansion bill to help struggling Nebraskans. The bill would help people ages 19-65 get affordable health insurance.

Super Bowl Sex Sting

8 people from Lincoln are among more than 500 arrested nationwide in a Super Bowl sex sting...including a 19 year old woman for prostitution. Many of those arrested January 29th are suspected of answering online advertisements.

ALLO To Start In Downtown, East Lincoln

Image result for ALLO CommunicationsConstruction will start next month on a $100 Million project that will make fiber optic internet available to every home and business in Lincoln. ALLO Communications will begin building its new network as soon as ground thaws.

Omaha Man In Custody After Shots Fired In West Omaha

Omaha police say a person suspected of firing a gun in a southwest Omaha bar has been taken into custody. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Parliament Pub, which is located in an outdoor shopping center. (Photo: WOWT)

Man Pleads Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty

A 25-year-old Omaha man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and his 4-year-old half brother to avoid the death penalty. Roberto Martinez-Marinero pleaded guilty Wednesday in Douglas County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder.

University Wants Candidates' Names To Remain Private

Image result for nebraska legislative committeesA legislative committee is hearing ideas on whether or not the University of Nebraska is attracting or driving away the best possible leaders. State law now requires that the top four candidates for a top University position, such as chancellor or president.


January Tax Receipts Slightly Higher Than Estimate

Image result for tax receiptsNebraska's net tax receipts were slightly higher than estimated in January. The Department of Revenue said Wednesday that the state collected $372 million, which is nearly 2 percent higher than the certified forecast of $366 million. 

Bill Helps Judges Overcome Sentence Restrictions

Image result for mandatory minimum sentencesNebraska judges whose hands are tied by mandatory minimum sentences could have a way to overcome the restriction under a bill presented to a legislative committee. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus said Wednesday that his bill would create an "escape valve".

Kansas Woman Found Safe In Lincoln

After several hours of wondering where she went to, the family of 70-year-old Judith Knight-Wurtele have been reunited with her.  She left her sister's home near 52nd and "A" Street around 11pm Tuesday and was tracked down at a northeast Lincoln business late Wednesday morning.

Law Officer Impersonator Suspected In Attempted Stops

Someone in a dark blue, extended cab pickup truck with a red and blue light bar on top is pretending to be an officer of the law, after two cases near Malcolm last Saturday afternoon.  

Bill To Loosen Liability In Police Chases Advances

Passengers in getaway cars could have a tougher time collecting legal damages if they are injured during a police chase under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.    Senators gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday with a 34-6 vote after supporters overcame a filibuster.

Omaha Tests Tap Water

Omaha is testing it's tap water in light of widespread contamination in Flint, Michigan. CEO of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Kara Eastman, sampling for lead begins this month.

Liquor Commission Needs Proof

For decades, Whiteclay. Nebraska, has been a poster child for alcohol abuse. The tiny town bordering South Dakota's alcohol-free Pine Ridge Indian Reservation sold the equivalent of 4 million cans of beer last year in a town with only 14 residents.

Changes at Cabela's

The world's largest outdoor outfitter, Cabela's, is promoting one of its executives to president, but it will keep its current chief executive, Tommy Millner. The Sidney, Nebraska, company announced the promotion for Scott Williams.

Closing North Star To Transfers

North Star is Lincoln's most crowded high school at 2,200 students. The over-crowding situation is so critical at North Star, the School Board is denying student transfers if paperwork wasn't filed by the January 31st deadline.

New Source Of Zeka Transmission

There are new concerns about the ZEKA virus. Health officials say there is more than one way to get the disease. The bites of infected mosquitos have long been known as a source, but now researchers have discovered it can be transmitted through sexual contact.

Israel Opens Door To Nebraska Beef

There's been a big breakthrough that should lead to millions of dollars in sales for Nebraska cattle producers: A Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel in more than a decade.

Senators Raise Property Tax Concerns

Two committees of the legislature are talking about controlling property taxes. The Education committee heard from a roomful of witnesses Tuesday on Governor Pete Ricketts plan to hold down property taxes by limiting the growth of school spending.

LSO: Be Watchful Over Fraudulent Tax Returns

If you suspect your taxes were filed fraudulently contact  the Lancaster County Sheriff's office.  LSO has received two complaints so far this year, and Lincoln police have received four.  Last year, deputies investigated 61 complaints.

Chelsea Clinton Comes to Nebraska

Chelsea Clinton is coming to Nebraska to campaign for her mother ahead of the state's March 5th Democratic presidential caucuses. Chelsea Clinton will visit Omaha for an organizing event on Feb. 17th.

Nebraska Wesleyan Administrator Leaves

A Nebraska educator is the new president of William Jewell College in suburban Kansas City. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls will succeed David Sallee, who is retiring last summer after serving as president for 16 years.

Council Hears Public Testimony On Star Tran

Image result for star tran busThe Lincoln City Council has been taking testimony from the public on how they feel about the new Transit Development Plan......a proposed update to the Star Tran Bus operations. Star Tran Manager Mike Davis says the plan contains numerous improvements.  

City Triples Staff For Pothole Repair

Image result for potholesThe Public Works and Utilities Department today tripled the usual number of crews working on pothole repair. The Department transferred staff from other maintenance duties to pothole repair. 

Senator Urges Continued Oversight Of Benefits Service

Image result for access nebraskaThe chairwoman of a committee that investigated problems with Nebraska's public benefits service says the system has improved, but lawmakers should continue their oversight.   Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha said Monday that ACCESS Nebraska has made "notable gains".

LSO Investigates Burglaries

Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeAnother burglary in the southeast part of Lancaster County. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the latest one was reported Friday, but may have happened last Tuesday near 176th and Highway 2.  Someone got inside an outbuilding.

Mountain Lion License Bill Moves Forward

Image result for mountain lion nebraskaNebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education. Senators gave second-round approval Monday to legislation that would create "mountain lion conservation plates".

Woman Cited For Crashing Car Into House

Lincoln Police say a a woman who crashed into a house Saturday night had a blood alcohol level almost double the legal limit.  31-year-old, Mindi Boettcher, lost control of her car, maybe on ice, and crashed into a house. (Photo: 10/11 News)

Senator Fischer Endorses Rubio

Nebraska U.S. Republican Seantor, Deb Fischer, today announced her endorsement of Florida Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for President of the United States.

Fewer Cab Rides

People aren't riding cabs as much since ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have been allowed on Nebraska streets. The Nebraska Public Service Commission says the number of taxi cab rides in Lincoln and Omaha fell by 18 1/2% from 2014 to 2015.

Preventing Sexual Assault Victims From Becoming Medical Victims

It's not unusual for sexual assault victims in Nebraska to mistakenly receive statements for medical costs of sexual assault exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting it.

Pushing For a Stricter NSAA Policy

Groups wanting to replace Nebraska’s new transgender sports participation policy with a much stricter one face an uphill climb. The World Herald reports the gender-at-birth policy supported by family and religious groups would fall well short.

Bosses Talk to Chipotle Employees

Lincoln's Chipotle restaurants open late Monday so employees can get pep talks following the chain's recent food safety scares.

Pharmacy Burglaries Could be Related

Two Lincoln pharmacy burglaries could be related to three from January 28th. Lincoln Police Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News that Four Star Drug at 1345 North Cotner was hit just before two this morning. Police received another call at 3:45 this morning to Medicap Pharmacy, which was already burglarized last week. 

Zika Virus Hits Nebraska

Two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska. Health and Human Services officials say the cases in Douglas and Sarpy counties are the first in the state. The people infected are women in their 20s

Objections to Governor's Property Tax Plan

There are objections to Governor Ricketts' property tax plan. The state's largest agriculture groups are backing the plan, but Mayor Beutler and officials from other communities have problems with it, saying it would limit their flexibility.

No One Hurt in Rollover

Police say it was luck that kept anyone from getting hurt in a crash near 14th and Salt Valley View. A semi was on Salt Valley View Thursday when the driver turned into the intersection to head north on 14th Street.

Lincoln Police Offficer Dragged

A Lincoln police officer was dragged outside a car in the south Menards parking lot at 8900 Andermatt Drive.

Berkshire Purchases More Shares Of Phillips 66

Image result for berkshire hathawayBerkshire Hathaway has purchased nearly 1.7 million more shares of Phillips 66 to give it ownership of almost 14 percent of the oil refiner.  The conglomerate Warren Buffett leads reported making the latest purchases this week. 

County Asks Committee To Delay Growing Pains

Image result for lancaster county boardLancaster County has gone over 300,000 in population. State Law requires 7 members on the county board instead of five, and a civil service commission at that level.  A bill in the legislature would push those changes back to 400,000. 

Woman Jailed For Poisoning Boyfriend's Mother

Image result for judges gavelA Minnesota woman who admitted pouring carpet cleaner in the ice tea of her boyfriend's mother has been sent to jail in Nebraska. Online court records say 26-year-old Amanda Nelson, of Worthington, Minnesota, was sentenced Wednesday in Gage County District Court.

Sky Lantern Ban Headed To Final Vote

Image result for sky lanternsA bill that would ban small, flame-powered paper air balloons in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature.   Senators gave the measure second-round approval Thursday with a voice vote.   

Zoo Will Open March 5th

Image result for lincoln children's zoo lincoln neA year ago, when warm temperatures were present in early March in Lincoln, the zoo office was flooded with phone calls, wondering why they weren't open.  In response, President and CEO John Chapo announced the zoo will open March 5th this year.

Residential Parking Ban Lifted

Image result for snow plows lincoln neGood news for those who park in the street. The residential parking ban on the odd-numbered or south and west sides of the street has been lifted.  It followed an even-number ban....and city officials say both are mostly complete. 

Nebraska Could Ease Rules For Front-end License Plates

Passenger cars without front-end license plate brackets could drive legally with only a rear plate under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.    Senators gave first-round approval to the measure on Wednesday with a 25-3 vote.    

Heavy Snow Falls Across Nebraska, Causing Scattered Power Outages, Packed Roads

The number of Nebraska utility customers without power because of the snow and wind has been cut to less than 4,000 by midday Tuesday.  Earlier Tuesday morning, more than 20,000 customers had lost power. 

Possible Suspect In Custody Connected To Lincoln's Second Murder of 2016

Lincoln Police are in the middle of investigating the city's second homicide of the year, after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound early Sunday morning at a Belmont area home. In a news release, police say officers were called to 1800 Knox Street around 1:30am.  The victim has now been identified as 25-year-old Joshua Hartwig.

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery At South Lincoln Bank

An armed robbery just before 2pm Thursday at the Union Bank and Trust off of 48th and Normal.  Lincoln Police tell KFOR News they are looking for the suspect described as a white male, 6-feet, skinny build, brown hoodie, glasses, carrying a black handgun.

Nebraska Legislature: Senators Advance Bill To Encourage Organ Donations

A bill designed to encourage organ donations is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.    Supporters gave the measure second-round approval Wednesday after resolving a dispute over whether residents applying for driver's licenses should be required to answer what they want to be listed as a donor.

Nebraska Legislature:Omaha, Lincoln Gun Ordinances Survive Repeal Attempt

A bill that would have overturned local gun restrictions in Omaha and Lincoln has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. Senators fell one vote short Wednesday of the support needed to overcome a filibuster. The 32-10 vote to invoke cloture effectively kills the bill the rest of the year.

UPDATE: Man In Critical Condition After Crash That Killed Fiance

Authorities say a 32-year-old man severely injured in a collision that killed his fiancée remains hospitalized in Lincoln. Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz says he'd talked Wednesday to the mother of Tanner Hauck, and she said he remained in critical condition.

Gov. Ricketts Not Hurt In Collision

Governor Pete Ricketts is okay, after a crash Wednesday morning not too far from the Capitol.  Lincoln Police say the accident involving a van and another vehicle near 13th and Washington Streets happened just before 7am.  

Four Hurt In Blast, Fire At Omaha Funeral Home

Authorities say four people have been injured in a blast and fire at a funeral home in west-central Omaha.   Firefighters were dispatched around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday to the Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler Mortuary at 78th and West Center Road. 

Another Large Marijuana Bust By Deputies Lands Colorado Man In Jail

Deputies make another large pot bust near Interstate 80 in west Lincoln.  Last Thursday (Jan. 21), a white 2014 Dodge Ram pickup was found unoccupied in a business parking lot near Northwest 48th and West "O" Street. The vehicle was observed driving Eastbound on Interstate 80 a few minutes earlier. (PHOTO AND VIDEO INCLUDED. CLICK HEADLINE TO VIEW.)

Grand Jury Clears 3 Lincoln Officers In Fatal Shooting

A grand jury has cleared three Lincoln police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Central City man who'd wounded one of them.    Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Grigsby died Nov. 29 after a struggle with three officers who were trying to arrest him on warrants.

Cigarette Blamed For Starting Chair On Fire

An improperly discarded cigarette is being blamed for starting a chair on fire inside a detached garage at a northeast Lincoln home early Wednesday morning.  Firefighters were called shortly after 2am to 5201 Leighton Avenue and when crews showed up, they could see smoke and fire coming from the north and east sides of the garage.

Large Pot Bust Following SW Lincoln Traffic Stop

More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana separated into one-pound, individually wrapped, heat-sealed packages in 39 hockey bags has been recovered, after a traffic stop at Highway 77 and West Van Dorn last Friday afternoon. 

Ricketts Outlines Agenda In Annual Address To Lawmakers

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging lawmakers to pass a package that would slow the statewide growth in property taxes and to reject any proposals that expand Medicaid.    Ricketts outlined his agenda Thursday in his second State of the State address at the Capitol.

NSAA Board Votes To Have Their Own Transgender Policy

The NSAA Board of Directors have voted 6-2 to pass their version of a transgender policy for Nebraska schools.  According to the policy the school would have to submit the proposal to the NSAA following their own process and it would go to an NSAA Gender Identity Eligibility Committee.

More People Flying Out of Lincoln

For the 3rd consecutive year, more people are using the Lincoln Airport.  2015 numbers are up 13%.  Nearly 327,000 passengers flew in and out of Lincoln on Delta, United and charter flights.  

Overnight Home Invasion Robbery In Near South Area

A very scary moment for people living in an apartment in the 1600 block of Prospect early Tuesday morning.  Lincoln Police Capt, Jeff Bucher tells KFOR NEWS two armed masked men broke into an apartment, allegedly pushed people around inside and took money and electronics.

Bill Would Create Veterans' Treatment Court

A Nebraska lawmaker is pushing for a special new court that would focus on veterans.    Sen. John McCollister of Omaha introduced a bill Tuesday that would create the court for a three-year pilot project in Douglas County.    

Missing North Platte Man Found Deceased In Central Lincoln

Lincoln Police have tracked down 28-year-old Craig Baxter, the man reported missing last week, in a central Lincoln apartment complex. Police say Baxter was found dead in his vehicle, which was parked in a garage near 44th and "O" just before 2pm Sunday.

Former Tenant Accused of Leaving Pipe Bomb

Lincoln police arrested a 34-year-old man for hiding a pipe bomb in the wall of his northeast Lincoln apartment after he was evicted.  Brian Baker was arrested early Wednesday.  

Taxes, Prisons, Roads Surface As Big Issues In 2016 Session

Nebraska lawmakers will convene a new session Wednesday with a long priority list but significant obstacles that could undermine some of what they hope to accomplish.  Lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts will have to fill a projected $110 million budget shortfall during the short, 60-day session.

Homicide Suspect Well Known To Police

The names of Lincoln's first homicide victim of the year and the suspect involved have been released.  Police identified the shooting victim as 27-year-old James Carr and the suspect as 24-year-old Matthew Pavey, both of Lincoln.

Mayor: New Fire Chief May Be From Outside LFR

Lincoln still doesn't have a new fire chief.  Two of the four finalists for Fire Chief have withdrawn their names from consideration.  

Fulton Named New State Tax Commissioner

Former Lincoln State Senator Tony Fulton has been chosen to serve as Nebraska's tax commissioner.    Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he has chosen Fulton for the position in the Nebraska Department of Revenue. 

Blow Darts Hurt Cat In Northeast Lincoln Neighborhood

A cat suffers wounds from three blow darts, after she was found in a neighbor's tree Saturday night in the 2000 block of Donald Street, which is southeast of 62nd and Colby in northeast Lincoln. 

Suspect In Burger King Robbery Arrested

A 20-year-old man is in jail, after he allegedly robbed the Burger King at 40th and Old Cheney early Sunday morning and tried to leave on a bus back to Houston, Texas.   Robert Plair was arrested for robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony. 

New "N" Street Cycle Track Ready For Bicycle Traffic

Nebraska's first protected bikeway is finished.  The "N" Street Cycle Track in downtown Lincoln was unveiled Thursday by Mayor Chris Beutler, who says the cycle track provides a connection from the Arena and West Haymarket to the Antelope Valley Trails.

Police: Officers Released From Administrative Leave

New information in the November 29th police-involved fatal shooting at 73rd and Adams.  Lincoln Police have wrapped up their internal investigation and have cleared all three officers, allowing them to return to duty.  

Three-Alarm Blaze Damages Old Downtown Food Building

A three-alarm fire did heavy damage to a downtown Lincoln building Tuesday morning.  It happened at the old Fisher Foods building at 20th and "N" Street just before 8am.  It took firefighters almost an hour to gain control of the fire.

Council Approves Deal For Faster Internet Service

Faster Internet service will be coming to Lincoln.  City Council members Monday unanimously approved of an agreement with ALLO Communications to have up to a gigabit of Internet service offered to every home and business in the city.  City Counc

Crash Kills One, Injures Seven North of Wahoo

Two vehicles collide, killing one person and injuring at least seven others Monday night between Wahoo and Cedar Bluffs in Saunders County.  Sheriff Kevin Stuckenholtz says it happened on Highway 109 about a mile north of Colon.  

Man Arrested For Making False Bomb Threat To Lincoln Bank

Felony charge of threatening to use an explosive for a 22-year-old Lincoln man arrested on Friday for an alleged bomb threat at the Union Bank near 48th and Calvert on December 2.  Police say Justin Colbert was talking about closing his bank account with a branch employee during an online chat on Friday.

Screenprinting Company Showing Support To LPD

A Lincoln screenprinter and embroiderer is stepping up to show their support to Lincoln Police, at a time when law enforcement has come under fire for incidents around the country.  The idea to print LPD Protects Us-We Support Them clothing from the folks at Tag Ink and Thread came shortly after the police-involved shooting last month at 73rd and Adams.

Meth, Stolen Car Lead To Lincoln Man's Arrest

A stolen car found with some illegal drugs inside that apparently didn't belong to the owner.  Lincoln Police say officers were called to 19th and Washington Streets early Tuesday morning after a 46-year-old woman walked outside and saw her car walked outside and saw her car was gone.

BREAKING NEWS: Man Sought In Two Omaha Slayings Surrenders

A 23-year-old Omaha man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and her 2-year-old daughter and wounding three more women has turned himself in. Omaha Police say Dontevous Loyd surrendered at the Douglas County Jail a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

Eastern Nebraska Cemetery Vandalized

Statues and walls at an eastern Nebraska cemetery have been vandalized. Black spray paint was used to mark statues of saints, angels and Christ at the St. Patrick-St. Joseph Cemetery near Platte Center.

Chief: Suspect Fired 3 Shots, Officers 8 During Fatal Melee

Police Chief Jim Peschong says his officers fired eight shots and a man they were trying to arrest fired three shots during a fatal melee outside a northeast Lincoln home.  

Freedom After 41 Years in Prison

A Nebraska man who went to prison 41 years ago when he was only 16 years old is expected to be a free man next month. Shakur Abdullah, formerly known as Rodney Stewart, went to prison for the 1975 shooting of two teenagers, but was re-sentenced this week.

Fourth Arrest In Lincoln's First Homicide Case of 2015

A fourth arrest related to the Sunday morning murder of 19-year-old Richard Randall at a home near 48th and "M" Street.  Lincoln Police arrested 36-year-old Justin Chase for being an accessory to a Class One Felony. 

Injured LPD Officers Identified Involved In Fatal Shooting

Lincoln Police have identified two of the three officers involved in a fatal confrontation with a 29-year-old man Sunday night at 73rd and Adams. Police said Tuesday that Officer Matthew Gilleland and Officer Angela Morehouse were both injured in the Sunday evening incident.

State of Nebraska To Give Old Vets Home Property To Grand Island

Nebraska officials have agreed to give an old state veterans' home property to the city of Grand Island, which is losing the facility to make way for a replacement in Kearney.   

University of Nebraska President's Contract To Be Considered

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider a proposed two-year extension for the university's president.    The board plans to discuss the proposal, which would extend President Hank Bounds' term leading the four-campus u

Additional Details In Shooting Between LPD Officers, Suspect

New information from an officer-involved shooting in northeast Lincoln Sunday night.  Police Chief Jim Peschong says suspicious activity led officers to a home at 2931 North 73rd Street, where three officers found a man wanted on a warrant for terroristic threats and obstructing an officer out of Merrick County.

UPDATE: Victim, Survivor Identified In Homicide Case

Lincoln Police have identified the two victims of a shooting early Sunday morning in the 300 block of South 48th street.  Chief Jim Peschong says 19 year old Richard Randall of Plattsmouth was found, dead from bullet wounds, just inside the front door of the home.

Two Officers Injured in Shooting

One officer suffered a gunshot wound, another was physically assaulted, while a suspect was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside of a home near 73rd and Adams late Sunday night.  Darryl Robinson lives in the relatively quiet neighborhood and said he was inside his house when he heard two to three pops, thinking initially it was fireworks.  

October Traffic Fatalities

21 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roads in October. 21 fatalities in 17 crashes...11 people died not wearing their seat belts.

Number of English Language Learners Growing in LPS

There are students in Lincoln Public Schools from 118 countries. They speak nearly 100 different languages. Since the 2010-2011 school year, the number of Arabic and Kurdish speaking English language learner students has grown more than 800%.

The Governor Clarifies Position on Syrian refugees

In a column on the governor's website, Governor Ricketts says his request wasn't about keeping Syrian refugees out of Nebraska, but rather ensuring that potential terrorists are kept out of the state and the country.

ADHD Medication Affects Sleep

The UN-L Department of Psychology took 30 years of research to identify main findings seen across all the studies...essentially a "study of studies." Researchers found medications like Ritalin and Adderall cause sleep problems.

Click it or Ticket Coming Soon

The Nebraska State Patrol has announced plans for stepped up enforcement to focus on seat belt usage over the Thanksgiving holiday. The patrol says troopers will work overtime for the special enforcement period, which runs from Nov. 23 through Nov. 29. Stats from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety show wearing a seat belt increases a person's odds of surviving a rollover crash by up to 70 percent.

Keystone XL Developer Withdraws Nebraska Route Application

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has withdrawn its application for route approval through Nebraska, but a spokesman says the Canadian company reserves the right to reapply.    TransCanada made the announcement Wednesday, a day before it was supposed to appear before the Nebraska Public Service Commision for a planning conference.

Perlman Acknowledges Racism Exists at UNL

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor has acknowledged racism exists on his campus and is encouraging the campus community to attend a Black Lives Matter protest scheduled for Thursday.    

Lincoln-based Nelnet Acquires ALLO Communications

Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) on Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire ALLO Communications, a Nebraska-based telecommunications company offering pure fiber optic service to homes and businesses for superior broadband, internet, television, local telephone, and long distance services.

UN-L Goes Styrofoam Free

UN-L is going styrofoam free. Starting January 1, 2016...no University of Nebraska-Lincoln funds will be used to buy styrofoam products for food services...no foam cups, no foam plates, no foam food packaging.

No Delayed Review Of Keystone XL

No delayed review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The U.S. State Department has decided to continue its review of the project, despite TransCanada's request for a delay.

Tough Questions For Corrections Director

Nebraska Corrections Director, Scott Frackes, will face tough questions Thursday afternoon from a Special Investigative Committee, following a damaging department audit, which found millions of wasted tax payer dollars.

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Traffic Crash In West Lincoln

Lincoln Police Captain Danny Reitan tells KFOR NEWS in an email that one person has died in the two-vehicle crash on Highway 77 between West "O" Street and Interstate 80.

Amber Alert Cancelled

An Amber Alert for a 2 year old Omaha boy thought to have been abducted and in danger has been cancelled. The child has been found safe.

Peschong To Retire As Lincoln's Police Chief

Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong has announced he will retire next year. Peschong said Tuesday he will leave his top job at the end of February. A representative for the mayor's office says Peschong notified city officials Monday of his decision.

IRS Scam Just Keeps Showing UP

The IRS impersonation scam is one of the most persistent cons the BBB has ever seen. It re-appears every few months, and this fall it's back with a vengeance. The potential victim gets a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, saying the victim

Lincoln Hospitals Receiving Settlement

2 Lincoln hospitals are included in a settlement with more than 450 hospitals over inappropriate use of a heart device. Nebraska Heart Institute & Heart Hospital and St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center are included in the $250 million settlement.

What Worries Nebraska Business Leaders Most

An annual survey of Nebraska business and community leaders shows workforce issues continue to rank as the group's biggest concern.

TransCanada Wants Delay

The group, Bold Nebraska, believes TransCanada is asking the Obama administration to put on hold any decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline in hopes a more favorable Republican presidential administration will take over the White House in 2016.

Motorcyclist killed in Omaha

A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car on the east side of Omaha. Police say a speeding car went out of control Sunday night and struck the motorcycle.

Lincoln Is Great Place To Retire

16% of Lincoln's population is age 60 or older. Lincoln offers retirees access to affordable and quality health care, a practical cost-of-living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as several amenities to help keep residents active.

Woman Bitten By Tiger

A 33 year old Omaha woman broke into Henry Doorly Zoo to pet a tiger...and was bitten. Jacqueline Eide allegedly broke into the zoo early Sunday morning, reached into the tiger cage and was bitten on the hand.

Good Life Halfsy A Success

6,000 runners from 38 states traveled to Lincoln for the Good Life Halfsy, sponsored by Bulu Box. In just the second year, the number of runners doubled from 2014.

Suspects Wore Halloween Masks

On social media Sunday, an alert from UN-L Police to students...be aware of suspicious activity.  A UN-L student was robbed early Sunday by 2 masked men as he walked in the 1300 block of Idylwild Dr. near East Campus.

American Conspiracies With Jesse Ventura

Former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura believes the George W. Bush administration knew terrorists were coming to America and allowed 9-11 to happen.

Call Wait Times Decline For Nebraska Public Benefits System

Nebraska residents who rely on public benefits are spending less time on the phone waiting for someone to help them. Governor Ricketts announced Thursday that average call-wait times for ACCESS Nebraska fell to less than five minutes in September.


Lincoln Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Domino's off of 11th and Saunders just after midnight Monday. 

Life-Saving App PulsePoint Running In Lincoln

City officials have launched the life-saving smartphone application called PulsePoint, which connects people trained in CPR with those who suffer sudden cardiac arrest in public places.  It also notifies you of other incidents like traffic crashes and structure fires.

Committee Formed To Review Police/Fire Pension Fund

Lincoln's Police and Fire Pension fund hasn't fully recovered from the economic downtown seven years ago and a review committee will look for ways to fix it.  An actuary in 2007 reviewed the pension fund and said the city should contribute $4-million, but the stock market crash of 2008 caused a deficit in the plan's funding.

James Arthur Vineyards Co-Owner To Run For County Board Seat

Another candidate for the District 2 seat on the Lancaster County Board.  Jim Ballard announced his candidacy Thursday, running for the spot held by longtime County Commissioner Larry Hudkins.  

Northeast Students/Faculty Give Warm Greeting To Teacher Battling Cancer

A popular teacher at Northeast High School is in the middle of a battle with breast cancer.  Sharon Holliday, who has taught family consumer science for over 20 years at the school after spending time as a full-time mom and raising her five sons, has been on leave since shortly after the start of first semester.

Chase Ends With Stopsticks Deployed By Deputies

A 24-year-old Lincoln man is in custody in Otoe County after a chase that started in Lancaster County late Friday night. According to the Lancaster County's Sheriff's Office, the chase with Leonard Barr started at Highway 2 and 120th Street and reached speeds of 70 mph.

Armed Robbery At Apartment Under Investigation

Lincoln Police are investigating an early Monday morning armed robbery near 17th and Van Dorn Streets.  The crime happened at 3 a.m. when three black males approached a 22-year-old man who was sitting outside of his apartment. One of the suspects had a handgun, according to police.

Weapons Found After Fight Leads To Arrest

One man is facing charges after brandishing two knifes in front of a Lincoln Police officer. Investigators were called to a fight near 17th and F Street Wednesday evening. 

TransCanada Withdraws From Lawsuits

Image result for keystone xl pipelineTransCanada is pulling out of a lawsuit filed by over 100 Nebraska landowners challenging the company's right to use eminent domain for land to build the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.  

Perlman Reflects On Service As Chancellor, Looks Ahead

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman offered his gratitude to those who helped for him to serve as the leader of the university the past 14 years.  But he said during his final State of The University address Wednesday the most important goal this year is to attract a new chancellor.

Blow Dart Attacks Reported In Lincoln

Two men have been struck by blow darts in separate Lincoln attacks.  The first attack occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, where police say a motorcyclist at 84th and Leighton was struck in the chest by a 5-inch-long blow dart. 

No Plans To Increase Rates On Electric Bill

You likely won't see a systemwide increase on your electric bill next year.  Lincoln Electric System staff and budget and rates committee members Friday decided not to include a rate adjustment in its $381-million budget.  

Gordon Plans To Seek Legislative Seat Representing East Lincoln

Lincoln attorney Jim Gordon has announced a bid for the Nebraska Legislature in a district that includes eastern parts of Lincoln and Lancaster County. He will seek the seat held by state Sen. Kathy Campbell, who is ineligible to run again in 2016 because of term limits.

Suspected Jewelry Thief Caught

Police say they've arrested a man who stole an estimated $18,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry from some Lincoln jewelers recently.  That includes a one-and-a-half karat loose diamond worth over $13,000 on Wednesday at Darold's Jewelers near 69th and "O."

Millard Public Schools Eliminate Class Rank

Image result for diplomaA Nebraska school board has voted to eliminate class rank, beginning with next year's freshman class. The Monday vote aligns the Millard Public Schools district's high schools with others across the country that are ditching class rank.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Busy With Weekend Fires

It was certainly a busy weekend for LFR.  There was an apartment fire at 500 West Cornhusker on Saturday afternoon that did significant damage.  

Costly Trash Dumping at Recycling Sites

Trash is being dumped illegal all around Lincoln. City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon says recycling sites at East High, 71st and 'A' and Havelock at 63rd and Platte Ave are the most abused. Hanlon says it's costing the city $50,000 a year to monitor and maintain recycling bins. $9,000 could be saved.

Officials Cut Ribbon For New Career Academy

Lincoln's new career academy is about to open its doors.  Over 300 students from area high schools will begin taking classes Wednesday.  They'll take 2-3 classes per day at the career academy, gaining college credit in one of 16 career areas while they complete high school.

Arrests Made In West Lincoln Shooting

Two people are accused of trying to rob a woman, who was shot last Friday morning at her mobile home near NW 18th and West "Q" Street.  Lincoln Police say 24-year-old Termaine Williams apparently had suffered minor injuries when a gun went off, as he was leaving the scene.

Daytime Burglaries in NW Lincoln Under Investigation

Two burglaries, just hours apart in the Belmont neighborhood of northwest Lincoln.  A family outside having lunch during the noon hour on Tuesday in the 1700 block of Groveland Circle saw a man they didn't recognize walk by. 

City Council Approves Retirement Home On The Knolls

Image result for the knolls country clubThe City Council has approved a permit for a 258-resident retirement home on what's now a golf course.  The development will be built on the west half of the Knolls Country Club along Old Cheney Road just west of 27th.  

Girlfriend of Suspected Armed Robber Facing Accessory Charges

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

Man Suspected Of Impersonating Police Facing Charges

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

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

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

Another Fire At Same North Lincoln Mobile Home

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

Plea Deal Taken By Fourth Man Involved in August 2014 Killing

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

Pygmy Goat May Have Been Taken From Rural Bennet Home

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

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

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

Celebration Rally at State Capitol after SCOTUS Decision

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

City Will Pay Storm Damage Claims

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

Gov. Ricketts Wrapping Up European Trade Mission

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

City Enters Lease To Extend Fiber Optics Infrastructure

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

Children's Zoo Schedules Community "Thank You"

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

Senators Back Study of Medical Cannabis Benefits

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

Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car

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

Roads Blocked Off Due To Flood Waters

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

Officer Knocked Out During Arrest

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

UPDATE: Fire At La Mexicana Accidental

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

New Study Says State Would Benefit From Medicaid Expansion

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

Pavement Repairs Start April 8 Along Superior Street

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

Report Suggests Economic Growth

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

New Website Focuses on Rural Development

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

Roll-Over Crash In Northeast Lincoln

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

Suspect Burglar Caught In The Act Outside Lincoln Home

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

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations

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

Shots Fired at North Lincoln Motel

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

Jenkins Is Competent, Trial Delayed

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

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina

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

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Nikko Jenkin's Prison Release

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

Legislature Faces Big Issues In Short Session

Nebraska lawmakers will convene a new session with a long priority list but significant obstacles that could undermine some of what they hope to accomplish. Lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts will have to fill a projected $110 million budget shortfall durin

Wrongly Convicted 'Beatrice 6' Will Get New Civil Trial

A federal appeals court has ruled that six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 slaying of a woman in southeast Nebraska should have a chance to argue that the officials who prosecuted them acted improperly.    Monday's ruling from the 8th Ci

Nebraska Fairgoer Hurt After Leaping Onto Inflated Bag

Officials say a woman has been injured after leaping onto an inflated bag at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.  The fair said in a news release that the woman was hurt around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stunt Jump attraction. The huge bag used

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.

2016/2017 High School Football Schedules Released

The Nebraska School Activities Association has released the football schedules for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.  While they are laid out by which week games will played, exact dates and times will have been determined by each individual school.  

Tuesday High School Basketball Scores

Here are the high school basketball scores from Tuesday.   Click the headline to see the results.

Shrine Bowl Rosters Announced

This year's Nebraska Shrine Bowl football game will be Saturday, June 4th at Foster Field at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  Among the Lincoln area players on the South team include Jack Cobb of East, Alex Bruner of Southeast and Louis Gray of Norris.

Former East High Volleyball Coach Oehlerking Dies

Myron Oehlerking, who built Lincoln East into a volleyball power over a 37-year period, passed away Tuesday morning.   After starting the East volleyball program in 1972, Oehlerking accumulated 793 wins, 22 state tournament appearances, six state championships and three runner-up finishes.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Shepard Earns 13th Freshman Award

Nebraska's Jessica Shepard captured her conference-record ninth Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award on Monday. The 6-4 forward from Fremont, Neb., completed the 13th week of the women's basketball season by becoming Nebraska's single-season freshman scoring leader at 466 points.

Husker Women Struggle In Loss On The Road

The Nebraska Women's basketball team struggled with arguably its worst offensive performance of the season, falling 59-to-47 at Indiana yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. Nebraska slips to 16-and-7 on the season and 7-5 in the Big Ten.

Husker's Strong Performance Not Enough vs Oklahoma

Despite posting the second-best team score in school history, three top-three individual finishes and a number of personal-best scores, the No. 6 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team (5-4, 0-1) fell to the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (8-0) on Saturday night.

Shields Out Of Hospital, Following Concussion Protocol

Nebraska senior Shavon Shields is out of the hospital following a nasty fall in the game against Rutgers. Shields went up to block a shot by Rutgers'  D.J. Foreman. Shields flipped over Foreman's back and landed on his head and shoulder.

Broncos Win Super Bowl; Will Manning Retire?

If this was Peyton Manning's final game, he's going out on top. The 39-year-old Broncos quarterback said immediately after winning Super Bowl 50 that he was taking some advice from Tony Dungy....

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huff Scores 28 To Help Creighton Past DePaul

Cole Huff scored a season-high 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting as Creighton dominated DePaul 88-66 on Saturday.    Geoffrey Grosselle added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Creighton (15-9, 6-5 Big East).    

MEN'S BASKETBALL: UNO Falls Short To Denver

Christian Mackey scored 14 points and Denver outlasted Omaha 75-72 on Saturday.    Denver (13-11, 5-6 Summit) led by six on Nate Engesser's layup with 3:48 to go, but Omaha tied it at 68 on Devin Patterson's jumper with 1:45 left. 

Husker DL Coach Hughes Will Not Return for 2016

University of Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley announced Friday that assistant coach Hank Hughes will not return to the staff in 2016.

Take Picture With World Series Trophy

Image result for world series trophy 2015Baseball fans will have an opportunity to take a picture with the 2015 World Series trophy.  The Kansas City Royals will visit the Bob Devaney Sports Center next Tuesday, Feb. 9. The trophy will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lincoln Area Athlete Sign Letters Of Intent

Several Lincoln area boys and girls high school athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the college level during the winter signing period on Wednesday.  Schools range from the Division I, II and III levels to NAIA.   

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Hovey, Keels Leaving Nebraska

Nebraska wide receiver Lane Hovey is transferring to Montana for his final season of football, and reserve defensive lineman Joe Keels is transferring to Eastern Michigan.    Head Coach Mike Riley announced the departures on Wednesday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 4 Maryland Holds On To Beat Huskers

Freshman Diamond Stone had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks, and No. 4 Maryland held off Nebraska 70-65 on Wednesday night.    Melo Trimble had 14 of his 20 points in the second half as the Terrapins overcame a slew of turnovers to remain a half-game behind conference co-leaders Indiana and Iowa.

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley's 29 Helps Wolves Defeat Concordia

Nebraska Wesleyan exploded for 61 points in the 2nd half as the Prairie Wolves picked up an important 96-83 victory over Concordia University on Wednesday night (Feb. 3) in GPAC men's basketball action at Snyder Arena. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Mavericks Suffer Road Loss At Western Illinois

Garret Covington scored 23 points, and Jabari Sandifer added 17 points and six assists to lead Western Illinois to an 83-76 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday night to snap an 11-game skid.    

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Falls At No. 3 Villanova

Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night.  Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), who have won 11 of 12. 

Husker Football 2016 Recruiting Class Announced

Head Coach Mike Riley announced the 2016 recruiting class today which is being rated as a Top 30 class in the nation by various recruiting sites. Among the players singing with Nebraska, two are from the Cornhusker state.

Snow Forces High School Athletic Events to Postpone

With all of the schools closed Tuesday, that's also forced postponements of high school sporting events. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Pitchers Spink and McGovern Traded

The Lincoln Saltdogs have made some off-season trades.   All-Star catcher Luis Alen from Winnipeg and outfielder Logan Vick from Amarillo will becoming to Lincoln, in exchange for left-handed pitchers Conor Spink and Kevin McGovern.  

BOYS BASKETBALL: Morris' 24 Leads Southeast To Win

It took one exciting play late in the first quarter from Lincoln Southeast senior Sam Morris to break out for a 24-point scoring performance. The 6-5 swingman had a steal and dunk for an early 17-5 lead, as the Knights later held on for a 68-64 win over the Thunderbirds Thursday night in boys basketball at the Prasch Center.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Taubenheim's 13 Points Help Pius X In Win Over Northeast

Regan Taubenheim scored 13 points, including six during a pivotal fourth quarter, to help the Lincoln Pius X girls basketball team to a 46-36 upset of Class A No. 10 Lincoln Northeast Thursday night at Bishop Flavin Gym. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Georgetown Storms Back To Beat Creighton

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 19 points, including two key free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help Georgetown rally past Creighton 74-73 on Tuesday night.     Creighton went on a 10-2 run for a 64-53 lead with five minutes left. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Brown Named New Manager, Haller Returns As Pitching Coach

There will be a new skipper in the dugout at Haymarket Park this summer.  The Lincoln Saltdogs have hired Bobby Brown as the team's new manager, taking over for Ken Oberkfell, who stepped down for family reasons.  

BOYS BASKETBALL: Pius X Holds Off Crete

Lincoln Pius X used two scoring runs to hold off Crete in a 61-43 boys basketball victory Thursday night at Bishop Flavin Gym. The Thunderbolts (9-2) got out to an 11-2 second quarter run, sparked by Jerome Schmidt's offensive rebound and putback off a missed three-pointer from Joe Burt.

High School Basketball Scores From Thursday 1-21-16

Click headline to see the latest scores.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Nebraska Upsets No. 11 Michigan State

Shavon Shields matched his season high with 28 points, including 19 in the second half, as Nebraska picked up its fourth straight win, a 72-71 win over No. 11 Michigan State at the Breslin Center Wednesday evening. 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Nebraska Wins At Purdue 62-61

Nebraska made a huge defensive stand in the final 13 seconds, holding Purdue without a clean shot attempt to escape from Mackey Arena with a 62-61 women's basketball win on Wednesday night. 

BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waverly Sweeps Lincoln Lutheran

Austin Wubbels struggled offensively for much of the game, but he came through late for his Waverly teammates. The 6-7 senior forward scored six of his 10 points in the final minute, including a pivotal basket to help the Vikings to a 46-42 win over Class C1 tenth-ranked Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday night at Lutheran.

Former Husker, Lincoln Native Ruud Joins UCF Coaching Staff

UCF head coach Scott Frost announced Tuesday the addition of former Nebraska star and NFL veteran Barrett Ruud to the Knights’ staff. Ruud will serve as a quality control administrator for the Black and Gold.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Shields Leads NU over Gophers In 100th Start

Shavon Shields scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and Nebraska rolled to an 84-59 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.    The Cornhuskers' 25-point margin of victory is their largest against Minnesota in a 64-game series that dates back to 1902.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dunn Beats Buzzer, Gives No. 12 Friars 50-48 Win Over Jays

Kris Dunn hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as No. 12 Providence overcame its worst shooting of the season to defeat Creighton 50-48 on Tuesday night.    

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley Named Player Of The Week

Nebraska Wesleyan senior guard Trey Bardsley has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men's basketball player-of-the-week and the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) player-of-the-week. 

Royals Sign OF Alex Gordon To $72 Million, 4-year Contract

All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon has signed a $72 million, four-year deal to remain with the World Series champion Kansas City Royals, the team that drafted him more than a decade ago.    

Volleyball Title Nets Nebraska's John Cook An Extra $114,000

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook stands to receive a six-figure bonus for the Cornhuskers' national championship.    The athletic department's postseason bonus policy calls for Cook to be paid an extra $114,000. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 19 Iowa Holds Off Nebraska 77-66

Jarrod Uthoff had 25 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as No. 19 Iowa held off Nebraska 77-66 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight win.    Mike Gesell had 22 points and 10 assists for his first career double-double with the surging Hawkeyes (12-3, 3-0 Big Ten).

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Tops Georgetown Behind Watson's 27 Points

Maurice Watson Jr. scored a career-high 27 points and Creighton dropped Georgetown 79-66 on Tuesday night.    Watson was 9 of 13 from the floor and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Creighton (11-5, 2-1 Big East). 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: 2nd Half Spurt Helps Big Red In Win

Shavon Shields and Andrew White III each had 19 points and five rebounds on Tuesday night and Nebraska blew past Prairie View A&M in the second half for an 81-50 win. Nebraska (8-5) led by as many as 16 in the first half, but fell behind Prairie View 32-31 on Zachary Hamilton's basket with 18:40 remaining.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Shepard Gains Big Ten Player and Freshmen Of The Week

Nebraska Women's basketball player Jessica Shepard for the fifth time this season has been named Big Ten Freshman of The Week, while being named Big Ten Player of The Week for the second time this season.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Samford Upends Nebraska

Wyatt Walker scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half, leading an 18-4 run to open the second half, and Samford beat Nebraska 69-58 on Sunday night.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Rose Off The Team, Stoltenberg Injured

Nebraska coach Mike Riley has dismissed senior cornerback Jonathan Rose from the team for violating team rules again.      Riley announced Rose's departure on Tuesday after the Cornhuskers' fourth practice leading to the Foster Farms Bowl against UCLA Dec. 26.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Defense Helps In First Win For North Star

It came down to defense for the Lincoln North Star boys basketball team to keep Lincoln Southeast at bay, as the Navigators won 50-40 last night at the Prasch Activities Center.  As North Star's defense stopped Southeast from gaining traction, th

Tuesday High School Basketball Scores

Here's a roundup of all the games from Tuesday night action across Nebraska.   Click the headline.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Watson Leads Nebraska's Comeback Over Rhode Island

Glynn Watson Jr. scored 13 of his career-high 17 points in the second half, including a floater with 22 seconds left, to lead Nebraska to a 70-67 come-from-behind win over Rhode Island on Sunday.    

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Wins Fifth-Straight Over Nebraska

Isaiah Zierden scored 17 points, Geoffrey Groselle added 15 and Creighton defeated Nebraska 83-67 on Wednesday night, the Bluejays' fifth win in a row over their in-state rival.    

FOOTBALL: NSAA Releases District Assignments For 2016 and 2017

District High School Football Assignments for the 2016-2017 seasons have been released.  In Class A, district 1 Lincoln North Star will face Bellevue West, Norfolk, Omaha Burke, Omaha Northwest, Omaha South and Omaha Westside.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska Has 22 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

There are 22 Nebraska football student-athletes that were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team include four-time academic all-conference selection Ryne Reeves and five players who earned the honor for the third time in their Nebraska careers, including wide receiver Lane Hovey, who was one of five football student-athletes and 21 overall Big Ten student-athletes recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.


Nebraska produced the largest comeback in Coach Connie Yori's 14 seasons with the Huskers, rallying from 21 points down late in the second quarter for a 65-63 win over in-state rival Creighton on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Thursday High School Basketball Scores

Click on the headline to see scores of the first night of boys and girls high school basketball from across Nebraska.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Routs North Carolina State

All-American Rachel Theriot produced her sixth career double-double with 20 points and 11 assists to lead five Huskers in double figures, as the Nebraska women's basketball team rolled to an 88-67 win over NC State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Hay's 1st Quarter Spurt Helps Millard West Over Northeast

Millard West got an early boost from Simon Hay, who scored 11 of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter, as the Wildcats outlasted Lincoln Northeast 62-43 Thursday night in a boys basketball game at the Ed Johnson Gym.   

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Klingsporn's Three At Buzzer Lifts Wolves Over Concordia

Cole Klingsporn stepped back behind the 3-point line in the corner and nailed the game-winning shot at the buzzer to give Nebraska Wesleyan a 89-88 victory over Concordia University in GPAC men's basketball action on Wednesday night (Dec. 2) at the Walz Complex in Seward.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: ASU Defeats Creighton With Help of Goaltending Call

Geoffrey Groselle was called for goaltending on Tra Holder's layup try with 15 seconds left to give Arizona State the lead, and Creighton's Cole Huff missed two free throws and a 3-point try at the buzzer as the Sun Devils defeated the Bluejays 79

HUSKER MEN'S HOOPS: Reed 3 gives No. 21 Miami lead in 77-72 OT win over NU

Davon Reed's 3-pointer gave Miami the lead in overtime and the No. 21 Hurricanes made three free throws in the last 15 seconds to beat Nebraska 77-72 on Tuesday night.    

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: White, Shields Help NU Over Ark. Pine Bluff

Andrew White III and Shavon Shields combined for 23 first-half points to lead Nebraska past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-44 on Tuesday night. The Cornhuskers (4-1) pulled away late in the opening period, holding the Golden Lions (1-4) without a field goal for the last 8:03 of the half.

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley Scores 35 In Upset of No. 19 Midland

For the second straight season the Nebraska Wesleyan men's basketball team upset nationally-ranked Midland University at Snyder Arena as they handed the 19th-ranked Warriors a 102-95 loss on Tuesday night (Nov. 24).


Jessica Shepard and Natalie Romeo both produced 20-point scoring efforts and the Nebraska defense played a record-tying first half in an 89-38 women's basketball win over Southern Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Pulls Away In 2nd Half To Beat Rutgers 85-75

Cole Huff scored 26 points, and Creighton broke open a close game with 13 consecutive points in the second half to beat Rutgers 85-75 Monday night in the Main Event tournament at the MGM Grand.    

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Nebraska Survives Delaware State Comeback

Shavon Shields scored 21 points, Andrew White III added 20 and Nebraska beat Delaware State 75-60 after the Cornhuskers blew most of a 25-point lead during a second-half lull Thursday night.    

No. 14 Hoosiers Cruise Past Bluejays

James Blackmon Jr. scored 19 points and Thomas Bryant added 17 to help No. 14 Indiana rout Creighton 86-65 in men's basketball on Thursday night.    Bryant dominated the middle as the Hoosiers (3-0) won their third in a row by more than 20 points.  

Huskers Men's BB Opens Season With Win

Andrew White III scored 18 points and Jack McVeigh added 16 to lead Nebraska to an easy 97-51 win over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener for both schools Saturday.    Nebraska opened up a 19-7 lead with 11:49 left......

Huskers Get Two-In-A-Row With Rutgers Win

Tight end Cethan Carter rambled 32 yards for a touchdown on his first career carry and caught one of three touchdown passes by Tommy Armstrong as Nebraska kept its bowl hopes alive with a 31-14 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.    Jordan Wester

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Men's and Women's Teams Land Major Recruits

The Nebraska Men's Basketball team picked up a three-star recruit in Jeriah Horne out of Overland Park, Kansas.  Horne signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Cornhuskers over Kansas State, Wichita State, Pepperdine and DePaul.

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: Stivrins Will Feel At Home In Lincoln

Three newcomers have signed their letters of intent to play volleyball at Nebraska next season, led by Lauren Stivrins out of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Stivrins, who is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect by PrepVolleyball.com, has Lincoln connections.

Lincoln Area Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

National Letter Intent Signing Day for the fall period Wednesday, with several Lincoln area athletes signing to compete at the college level.  

Pius X Football Coach Aylward Steps Down

Tim Aylward, who spent 31 of his 42 years in the teaching and coaching profession, announced Monday afternoon he will be stepping down as head football coach at Lincoln Pius X. Aylward, Pius X's second football coach in the school's 60-year history, will focus full time on his duties as the school's athletic director.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Andreasen Adjusts To Help Pius X To Win

He's a fullback, but Jakob Andreasen can play running back, too. Well, he adjusted at the last minute Friday night.   

HUSKER WRESTLING: BTN To Carry Duals This Season

The Nebraska wrestling team will make one dual appearance on the Big Ten Network this season, while making 10 dual showings on BTN Plus before the Big Ten Championships, March 5-6, in Iowa City, Iowa. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Starts Practicing For Northwestern

The Nebraska football team practiced for just over 90 minutes on Monday afternoon in sweats inside the Hawks Championship Center in preparation for its game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: 2016 Schedule Is Out

Nebraska’s 2016 baseball schedule was released on Monday morning. The 56-game schedule kicks off on Friday, Feb. 19, when the Huskers open a three-game series against the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. 

NWU Adds Women's Bowling

Nebraska Wesleyan University announced Wednesday that women’s bowling will be added as a sport beginning in the 2016-17 school year.  A search for a head coach is currently underway with competition scheduled to begin with the 2016-17 winter sports season.

Newby Garners Big Ten Honors

Nebraska I-back Terrell Newby is the Big Ten's co-offensive player of the week. The junior from Los Angeles established career highs with 28 carries for 198 yards in Saturday's 48-9 win over South Alabama.  He also ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Blackshirts Handed Out Before Monday's Practice

Starters on Nebraska's defense received the coveted blackshirt practice jersey before Monday's football practice.  The tradition goes all the way back to the Bob Devaney era.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Riley Impressed With NU After Day One of Fall Practice

Thursday night marked the dawn of a new era for the Nebraska football team, as first-year head coach Mike Riley and the Husker football team opened up 2015 Fall Camp. The Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just under two hours with no pads.

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

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

NSAA Board Selects Tenopir To Return In Interim Director Role

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

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

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

Nebraska to open 2017 football season against Arkansas St.

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

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Creighton Stays Alive, Holds Off DePaul

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

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations

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

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

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

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

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

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina

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

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Shields Carted Off, NU Holds Off Rutgers

Andrew White had 21 points and eight rebounds and Nebraska defeated Rutgers 87-63 to end a three-game losing streak Saturday.    The win was overshadowed by an injury to Nebraska forward Shavon Shields. 

First Coaches Poll Released, Huskers Not in Top 25

The preseason coaches poll was released today and the Nebraska football program is not among the Top 25, but did receive votes. Defending champion Ohio State tops the poll with TCU and Alabama rounding out the Top 3. Michigan State and Wisconsin are the o

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores

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