Lincoln candle business flourishing, now planning to expand

Business 05/11/19, 09:28

It started out as a way for Jill Henn to spend more time with her friend.On Wednesday nights, after their kids went to bed, she would go to Alicia Reisinger's house and help her make candles."We'd pour a glass of wine and do candles until midnight or 1 a.m.," Henn ...

College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

Sports 04/19/19, 02:07

Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course.One of the top junior golfers in Northern California coming out of high school, Ahmed was a starter ...

Huskers’ Martinez eyes encore to fantastic freshman campaign

Football 04/13/19, 02:03

Adrian Martinez pulled off an incredible feat in his first season at Nebraska, something few who came before him had done at a place where football is a year-round passion.Martinez didn't just live up to the hype that followed him from Fresno, California, to Lincoln as coach Scott Frost's first ...

Spectator charged with assaulting WWE star Bret Hart

New York 04/08/19, 07:23

Authorities say a spectator faces assault and trespassing charges after tackling wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn.Bail was set at $1,500 for Zachary Madsen of Lincoln, Nebraska at a hearing on Sunday night. The judge also ...

Nebraska vows it’s ‘all in on basketball’ with Hoiberg hire

Basketball 04/02/19, 17:38

Nebraska has built some of the best basketball facilities in the country the last decade and plays in a sold-out arena. Now the Cornhuskers believe they have the missing piece to turn the starved-for-success program into a Big Ten contender.Fred Hoiberg was officially introduced as the Huskers' new coach on ...

source: Nebraska hires Hoiberg, ex-Bulls, Iowa St coach

Basketball 03/30/19, 13:07

A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its coach.Hoiberg was fired in December by the Chicago Bulls. He takes over for Tim Miles, who was dismissed on Tuesday after seven seasons.The person spoke to ...

Farmers back Ricketts property tax plan; others opposed

Business 02/27/19, 18:47

Farmers who have seen their property taxes surge rallied Wednesday behind Gov. Pete Ricketts' property tax plan, but local governments voiced opposition to parts of the plan that would hamper their ability to collect extra tax revenue.Ricketts acknowledged that his plan alone won't fix all of the financial pressures on ...

Sen. Sasse tells UNL students to unplug from technology

Tech 02/12/19, 11:58

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has told University of Nebraska-Lincoln students that he blames technology eroding the way people connect for the country's divisiveness. More than 600 students sat in on the discussion Monday with the senator who is among President Donald Trump's most vocal critics. Sasse said technology has undermined traditional community ...

30 acres in Illinois once owned by Lincoln head to auction

U.S. 02/11/19, 20:18

A plot of Illinois farmland once owned by President Abraham Lincoln is heading to auction.A retired farmer in the central Illinois city of Charleston is selling his family's 590-acre farm, which includes a 30-acre plot once owned by the nation's 16th president.The retired farmer, Ron Best, tells the (Charleston) Times-Courier ...

Watson is glad he stuck around to be part of Nebraska’s rise

Basketball 01/17/19, 02:34

Glynn Watson Jr. stayed when everybody else from his recruiting class left.Don't think the fourth-year starting point guard hasn't imagined how sweet it would be if Nebraska makes good on buzz around college basketball about the Cornhuskers finally having a team capable of not just making the NCAA Tournament, but ...

Professor names beetle species after ‘Game of Thrones’

U.S. 12/30/18, 13:10

A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and George R.R. Martin book series "A Song of Ice and Fire."University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Brett Ratcliffe named the new scarab beetle species drogoni, rhaegali and viserioni, The ...

School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts

U.S. 12/23/18, 11:04

School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy.The problem has become so severe that some districts are offering sign-up bonuses for new drivers, while others rely on mechanics, custodians and other school employees to ...

Cornhuskers keeping 8-2 start in perspective after NCAA snub

Basketball 12/12/18, 02:19

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a hungry and humble basketball team.Hungry because they just missed out on making the NCAA Tournament last season despite winning 22 games, setting a school record with 13 conference wins and finishing fourth in the Big Ten.Humble because for all the success they've had getting out ...

Ex-Hawkeye Erik Chinander’s heart belongs to Cornhuskers now

Football 11/21/18, 11:49

Erik Chinander was a Hawkeye through and through as a kid and then as a walk-on offensive lineman who earned two bachelor's degrees from Iowa.He is the Nebraska defensive coordinator now, and as much as his eastern Iowa roots mean to him, he says he has no conflicted feelings heading ...

Spartans to be big challenge for Huskers’ prolific offense

Football 11/16/18, 02:40

Nebraska's offense has generated more than 450 yards in seven straight games, something not even the powerhouse Tom Osborne teams of the 1990s did.If the Cornhuskers put up the same numbers Saturday against Michigan State's stout defense, it will be another sign first-year coach Scott Frost's up-tempo spread option is ...

Illinois, Nebraska believe they’re moving in right direction

Football 11/09/18, 04:03

Even though Illinois and Nebraska have just three Big Ten wins between them, both enter their game Saturday believing they're on the verge of breakthroughs.The Illini (4-5, 2-4) have doubled their win total from 2017 and are coming off their best performance of the season in a 55-31 victory over ...

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