Lawmakers Set Aside Revenue For Property Tax Relief


Image result for property tax reliefA better-than-expected revenue forecast has allowed Nebraska lawmakers to set aside even more money for property tax relief. Nebraska lawmakers gave the state budget second-round approval on Wednesday.

Construction Will Close 27th & O Intersection Starting June 7th


Image result for road constructionThe reconstruction of the 27th and “O” Street intersection is scheduled to begin the week of June 7 and last for about 18 days, weather permitting. During construction, “O” Street will be closed from 25th to 29th streets.

Lawmakers Reverse Decision On Chief Medical Officer


Image result for dr. joseph aciernoNebraska lawmakers have reversed their decision not to confirm the state's chief medical officer, despite criticism of his previous interactions with the Legislature.   Senators voted 34-6 on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Joseph Acierno.

Penitentiary Inmate Dies


Image result for clarence victor nebraskaA man who was convicted of three separate killings has died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.  82-year-old Clarence Victor suffered from a long-term medical condition. He died in the prison's nursing facility.

Wayne State Names Next President


Image result for wayne state collegeThe longtime vice president for student affairs at South Dakota State University has been named as the next president of Wayne State College in Nebraska. Marysz Rames will start at Wayne State on July 13.

"Bike To Work Week" Starts Friday


Image result for bike to work week 2015The City of Lincoln is partnering with the local bicycling community to encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Week.  It begins this Friday, May 8 and continues for one week through next Friday the 15th. Two events are planned.

Former Middle School Teacher Pleads Not Guilty


Lincoln teacher accused of sexual assault entered a not guilty plea in district court Wednesday. A Lincoln teacher accused of sexual assault entered a not guilty plea Wednesday in District Court. Irving Middle School social studies teacher, Jackson Hedrick, was arrested March 17th for enticement by electronic communication device. 

Chance Of Severe Weather For Area


Image result for severe thunderstorm nebraskaA National Weather Service forecaster says there is a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could hit parts of the Great Plains stretching from Nebraska, through Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.   

CITY ELECTION: Mayor Beutler Re-Elected, Council retains and gains two


Incumbent Democrat Chris Beutler won a third-term as Lincoln's mayor on Tuesday, defeating Republican incumbent Andy Stebbing 53% to 47% of the vote in the city's general election.

Ridesharing Bill Advances in Legislature


New rules that would let Lyft, Uber and other ride-hailing companies operate legally in Nebraska have advanced to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers gave the measure second-round approval on Tuesday. The bill by Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha follows months of negotiations.

Wind Farm Bill Stalls In Legislature


Image result for nebraska legislatureA bill designed to attract more wind farms to Nebraska has stalled in the Legislature. Conservative senators mounted a filibuster Tuesday to block the proposed tax credit, arguing that the state shouldn't subsidize wind energy. 

Rice Confirmed As Head Of State Patrol


Image result for brad rice nebraska state patrolSenators have approved Gov. Pete Ricketts' choice to lead the Nebraska State Patrol despite concerns about his involvement in a gender discrimination lawsuit 10 years ago. The Legislature voted 32-7 Tuesday to approve Bradley Rice of Elkhorn.

Garbage Truck Accident Closes Target On North 48th


A Lincoln Target store is temporarily closed on Tuesday. A garbage truck ran into the building, causing the sprinkler system to go off. Water has soaked some of the interior of the store.A garbage truck ran into the Target store building at 48th and "R", causing the sprinkler system to go off. Officer Katie Flood said police were called to the Target just before 7a this morning.  

State Senators Confirm Three Executives


Image result for nebraska unicameralNebraska lawmakers have confirmed three key executives within the Department of Health and Human Services. Senators on Tuesday voted in favor of Courtney Phillips as the department's CEO, and Calder Lynch as the state Medicaid director.

Beatrice 911 Service Knocked Out By Lightning


Image result for 911 emergencyBeatrice's 911 service is operating again after being knocked out by a lightning strike. The bolt struck a tower or the police department building downtown around 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Lawmakers Decline To Re-Confirm Acierno


Image result for thomas acierno chief medical officerNebraska lawmakers have declined to re-confirm the state's chief medical officer, citing his past conflicts with members of the Legislature. Senators voted 22-15 on Tuesday for Dr. Joseph Acierno, three votes short of the minimum.  

Gay Teacher Fired From Omaha Catholic School Finds New Job


A gay teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract is not being renewed has found a new job. According to local media reports, Matthew Eledge, an English teacher and speech coach, will join the Millard North High School faculty next school year. 

Governor Reaches Compromise On State Aid


Image result for nebraska aid to dependent childrenNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has reached a compromise with a state senator over a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families. The announcement on Monday came four days after the Republican governor vetoed the increase.

Northeast Lincoln Convenience Store Robbed


Image result for lincoln police departmentPolice Tuesday morning are looking for the man who held up a Kwik Shop convenience store. Capt. Robert Farber tells KFOR NEWS a white man armed with a handgun walked into the store at Touzalin and Fremont during the Midnight hour. 

Voter Turnout Predicted To Be Just Above 30%


Image result for ballot boxVoter turnout for Tuesday's Lincoln city general election is expected to be around 32%.  There are also more than 17,000 early/absentee ballots to be cast, about 14,000 of which have been returned. 

Property Tax Bill Gets First-Round Approval


Image result for property taxNebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill moving through the Legislature. Lawmakers gave first-round approval Monday to an exemption for personal business property. 

UNK Students Raise Money For Nepal


Image result for university of nebraska kearneyUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney students have raised more than $4,500 for earthquake relief in Nepal. Seven students who are members of the Nepalese Student Association at Kearney led a fundraising effort last week.

Buffett On CNBC, Discusses Future For Food Companies


Image result for warren buffettBillionaire Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola, Heinz and other companies will respond to people's desire for healthier food, but he predicted demand will remain strong for their traditional products. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday.

Lawmakers Edge Closer Towards Repealing Death Penalty


Image result for death penaltyNebraska is edging toward becoming the first conservative state in decades to repeal its death penalty. Capital punishment opponents are optimistic following an initial vote in the Legislature to repeal the law.

Police Searching For Robbery Suspect


Image result for police lightsA 50-year-old Lincoln woman is okay, after she was punched in the stomach when a man tried to rob her, as she walked home from a bar late Saturday night near 33rd and Cleveland.  Police Officer Katie Flood says man asked for a cigarette.

City Readies For Election


Image result for voteTuesday is Lincoln's city election.  Voters will be going to the polls to select a mayor, and several members of the city council, school board, and Airport Authority.  The polls will open at 8 Tuesday morning.

Tornado, Hail Reported South and East of Lincoln


Two tornado sightings have been reported in southeast Nebraska but remain unconfirmed.  The National Weather Service says a member of law enforcement reported a twister crossing U.S. Highway 77 north of Cortland around 8:25 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.  A storm chaser reported a tornado about two miles northeast of Adams in Gage County 10 minutes later. 

Multiple Projects to Affect Traffic Beginning Monday


Multiple projects affecting traffic beginning Monday. At eight in the morning, all lanes of Sheridan Boulevard are closing from Woodsdale to 33rd to replace the historic Penny Bridges. The area just south of 48th and Highway 2 will be affected by a new storm drainage system being installed. The north lane of Van Dorn between 37th and 40th streets will be closed for water main replacement.

Senators Try to Change Minimum Wage for Teens


Nebraska legislators who support a proposed minimum wage cut for student workers argue pay is less important for young employees than learning the value of hard work, but some teens say they're saving for college or helping pay families bills.

Warren Buffett Says Trains Better than Pipelines


The federal government's new standards for shipping crude oil by rail will have a significant impact on Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad and its Union Tank Car business. Warren Buffett says railroads play an important role in transporting potentially dangerous products across the United States, and he thinks it makes more sense for railroads to haul them instead of trucks or pipelines in most cases.

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.

Colorado Defends Marijuana Law


Sheriffs may not like legal marijuana - but they don't have the ability to force Colorado not to allow it. That's Colorado's argument in a motion filed Friday asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from 10 county sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska.

Criticism Over Delayed Report In City's Police and Fire Pension


It's a case of "he said-versus-he said".  Mayor Chris Beutler is receiving criticism over the police and fire department pension fund.  Republican challenger Andy Stebbing released a report Thursday showing that the shortage in the pension fund has grown by $23 Million in the past year. 

Lawmakers Spar Over Budget Package


Image result for nebraska legislatureNebraska lawmakers are sparring over a budget package that includes new spending for property tax reductions, education, prison programs and dental services. 

State Revenue Target Higher Than Forecasted


Image result for nebraska state capitolNebraska lawmakers will have another $9.7 million at their disposal for legislation in this year's session. The revenue estimates approved Thursday came despite predictions that the state would collect less money than expected.

Nebraska DHHS CEO Promises More Accountability


Image result for dhhs courtney phillipsThe new CEO of Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services is promising to hold the department accountable to state lawmakers and the public. Courtney Phillips said Thursday that she plans to dig into the specific causes of problems.

Judge To Determine If Texts Are Public Record


Image result for textingAre public officials' text messages public records? The Omaha World-Herald has posed that question to the Nebraska attorney general's office, seeking to clarify the status - and public access to - the officials' texts.

Mayor Criticized For Not Releasing Pension Fund Report


Image result for mayor chris beutlerMayor Chris Beutler is being criticized for not releasing an annual report on the city's police and fire pension fund. The report, completed in early February, said $23 Million was added to the un-funded portion.

LSO Looking For Suspects In Attempted Robbery


Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeLancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner say surveillance video from the Casey's in Waverly shows two men breaking out a window and trying to steal an ATM early Thursday morning.  They were unsuccessful gaining entry into the business.

Governor Vetoes Proposed Government Aid


Image result for governor pete ricketts nebraskaGov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families, calling it well-intentioned but unsustainable. Ricketts said in his veto letter Wednesday that the legislation would deplete the money available.

Brain-Dead Woman Gives Birth


Image result for medical symbolOmaha doctors say they kept the body of a brain-dead woman functioning for nearly seven weeks so the baby she was carrying could survive. The tiny boy, Angel, was delivered earlier this month at Methodist Women's Hospital. 

Botched Robbery At Northeast Convenience Store


Image result for police lightsA bizarre situation during a hold up at a north Lincoln convenience store late Wednesday night.  Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says a man walked into the Casey's at 40th and Adams, while the clerk went outside to dump the trash. 

Fire Damages Garage At Northeast Lincoln Home


In a short amount of time, Lincoln Firefighters are able to gain control of a garage fire early Tuesday morning behind a home at 5325 Ervin Street.   A neighbor called 911 around 3:15am, about the detached garage on fire.  

Suspected Robber In Jail, After Hold Up


One man is in jail, a second possible suspect is still on the loose after a strong armed robbery late last night (Monday) in north Lincoln.  Police Captain Robert Farber tells KFOR News a man leaving the Pizza Hut at 27th and Cornhusker was approached by another man who needed a ride and some cash.

Man Wounded Outside Of Private Party


Lincoln Police are still investigating the circumstances behind a shooting outside of a downtown Lincoln store, when some folks got rowdy when private party reached capacity.  It happened early Sunday morning at the African Market near 22nd and "O" Street.  

Officials Dealing With Lots of Calls of K2 Overdose in Lincoln


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

Hastings Teacher Arrested In Student Sex Case


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

Suspected Grease Fire Damages Apartment


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

New Lincoln Headquarters for Sports Video Software Company Hudl


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

Motorcycle Reaches Over 100 mph In Pursuit


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

Ricketts: Nebraska Judicious In Use of Death Penalty


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

Death Penalty Repeal Measure Wins First-Round Approval


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

Fire Heavily Damages SW Lincoln Home


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

UPDATE: Fire At La Mexicana Accidental


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

UPDATE: Officer Involved Dog Death Under Investigation


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

LPD Investigating Weekend Robberies


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

Ex-Baseball Coach Accused of Second Sexual Assault


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

Small Fire In Vent System At South Lincoln Grocery Store


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

Colorado Man Arrested For Arson at Lincoln Hotel


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

Employee's Call Leads Police To Suspicious Man


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

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


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

Utilities Remind People To Check Before Digging


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

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


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

New Study Says State Would Benefit From Medicaid Expansion


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

Pavement Repairs Start April 8 Along Superior Street


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

UPDATE: Man Dies In Crash On Salt Creek Roadway


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

Arson Determined In Burkholder Building Fire


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

LPD Arrests Two Suspects In BB Vandalism


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

Report Suggests Economic Growth


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

More Vandalism To Car Windows


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

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.  

Police Arrest Teacher On Suspicion of Sexual Assault


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

Suspect Burglar Caught In The Act Outside Lincoln Home


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

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations


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

Shots Fired at North Lincoln Motel


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

Jenkins Is Competent, Trial Delayed


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

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina


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

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Nikko Jenkin's Prison Release


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

Kansas Woman Delivers Twins While Heading To Lincoln Hospital


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

Federal Appeals Court To Hear 3 More Gay Marriage Cases


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

BREAKING NEWS: SW Lincoln Sandwich Shop Robbed


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

Ice Jam Causes Flooding On Platte River West of Omaha


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

Angelou Impressed With Lincoln's Progress, Looking Toward Future


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

Three Measures In Legislature Address Gun Control


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

Fire Damages Home Near Murdock


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

Beutler Will Run For Third Term As Lincoln Mayor


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

Stebbing Announces Bid For Lincoln Mayor


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

Keystone To Top Senate Agenda In January 2015


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

Bomb Threat At Papillion High School


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

LPD Searching For Robber In Sunday Night Hold Up


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

All-Female Panel Of Court Of Appeals Makes History


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

Sen. Fischer Confident That Keystone Pipeline Vote Will Happen Again


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

First N-U Finalist Visit Scheduled


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

Ricketts Voted As Nebraska's Next Governor


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

LPS Board Hears Testimony Over Gender Identity Resources


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

Changes at Indian Center After Saturday's Chaos


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

City Council Approves Comcast Buyout of Time Warner


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

Report Questions Nebraska Education Funding


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

Colorado Pot Intercept Near Seward


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

Lincoln Man Dies Falling From Vehicle Roof


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

Panhandle Bond Issue Certified


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

Hearing Set to Find Psychiatric Facility for Jenkins


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

Pershing Center Holds Last Concert August 6


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

City Clerk to Pay Restitution for Theft


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

Interpreter Accused of Theft From Client


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

Walking Pneumonia Outbreak At Nursing Home Turns Deadly


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

"P" Street Temporarily One Lane


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

Possible Homicide Victim Identified


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

Woman Falls out of 6-Story Window at Lincoln Hotel


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

Centennial Mall and "O" Street Intersection to Close


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

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified


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

Columbus Sex Offender Given Prison Time


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

Fillmore County Crash Kills One


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

Burglar Takes ATM from Powerless Gas Station


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

Charges Dropped for Man Distributing Religious Pamphelts


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

Trial In Death of Raymond Man May End Soon


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

South Sioux City Memorial Wall Dedication Draws Hundreds


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

Patty Duke Taken to Omaha Hospital During Film Screening


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

Ben Sasse Resigns From Midland


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

Nebraska Twister Damage Estimated at $300,000


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

UNMC Chancellor Receives Prestigious Health Care Leadership Award


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

Lincoln Water Levels Good, No Residential Watering Schedule in Demand


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

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


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

Storm Damages Four Major NPPD Lines


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

Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer Retires


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

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


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

Midwest 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.  

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.

Keil Transferring To Florida State


Image result for Melanie Keil unl volleyballUniversity of Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook announced on Tuesday that Melanie Keil has decided to transfer to Florida State, where she will be eligible to play this fall. "Mel has chosen to finish out her career elsewhere.

Abdullah to Detroit, Gregory to Dallas


The Detroit Lions have selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah 54th overall in the NFL draft. The Dallas Cowboys selected Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory six picks later in the second round, at 60th overall. Gregory slipped out of the first round 

Husker Basketball Give Out Season Awards


The Nebraska basketball team closed the book on the 2014-15 season with the annual team banquet this week. The event featured the annual team awards voted on by the Husker players, including the announcement of the Jack Moore MVP Award.

Nebraska Wide Receiver Tolbert Cited For Drug Paraphernalia


University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus police say redshirt freshman wide receiver Jariah Tolbert has been ticketed on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Police Sgt. Dave Dibelka said Friday that Tolbert, 19, of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, was cited early Thursday along with two 19-year-old women.  

Former Husker I-Back Baldwin Dies at 45


Scott Baldwin, whose promising career at Nebraska in the early 1990s ended because of injuries and his battles with mental illness, has died.  Baldwin's family said through the Nebraska athletic department that he died of cardiac arrest Wednesday in New Jersey. He was 45.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Swept By No. 19 Iowa


The No. 19 Iowa Hawkeyes (30-11, 13-2 Big Ten) finished off a three-game sweep of the Nebraska baseball team (30-16, 6-9 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep. The Hawkeyes walked off the Huskers, 3-2, in the 10th inning of game one and then took game two by a score of 5-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 2,506 at Duane Banks Field.

 

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


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

Miles Optimistic Despite Loss of Players, Coach


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

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Petteway Declares For NBA Draft


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

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


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

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


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

 

Former Husker, Broadcaster Adrian Fiala Dies


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

Ex-Husker Phillips Suspected of Killing Prison Cellmate


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

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Wins Series Over Minnesota


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

HUSKER SOFTBALL: NU Takes Series From Purdue


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

HUSKER BOWLING: BIG RED CAPTURES NATIONAL TITLE


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

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Works On Nickel Defense Package


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

 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Maryland Rallies To Beat NU To Take Series


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

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Could Petteway Turn Pro?


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

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


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

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Tarin Smith Will Transfer


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

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: Ethridge, Haggerty and Larson Plan To Transfer


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

HUSKER SOFTBALL: NDSU Sweeps NU In Doubleheader


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

AP Girls All-State Basketball Teams


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

2015 Husker Volleyball Schedule Is Set


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

Inaugural UNL Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced


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

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


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

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


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

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Creighton Stays Alive, Holds Off DePaul


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

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations


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

Husker Baseball Team To Be On TV/Web This Season


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

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


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

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


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

Shrine Bowl Set For June 6


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

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina


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

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


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

Abdullah Finalist for Two National Awards


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

Silver Hawks Still In State Softball Tourney After Day One


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

Nebraska's 2015 Baseball Schedule Is Out


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

Two Saltdogs Receive Weekly Honors


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

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores


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