Late-winter storm moves to Upper Midwest; flooding remains

U.S. 03/15/19, 00:23

A late-winter storm system continued its trek across the Midwest, expecting to send rain and snow into Minnesota and Illinois on Friday after leaving devastating flooding in parts of eastern Nebraska and Iowa. The quickly rising floods evacuated people from their homes, washed out roads in communities, and left farmers worried ...

‘Epic’ storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to mid-US

Texas 03/13/19, 16:00

A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain or floods to more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center. ...

Late comeback lifts struggling Huskers past Iowa 93-91 in OT

Basketball 03/10/19, 17:17

If this was the farewell to Nebraska coach Tim Miles at Pinnacle Bank Arena, it surely was one he'll never forget. Neither will the ardent 12,300 fans who showed up to see the Cornhuskers wrap up a regular season in which they badly underachieved.What happened previously this season didn't matter ...

Creighton, TCU assistants accused of taking bribe on leave

Sports 03/08/19, 22:31

Assistant coaches Preston Murphy of Creighton and Corey Barker of TCU have been placed on administrative leave by their schools after each was accused of taking a $6,000 bribe from an aspiring sports agent to send prospective clients his way.Athletic directors Bruce Rasmussen of Creighton and Jeremiah Donati of TCU ...

Survey: Nebraska students support balloon football tradition

Football 03/08/19, 16:40

Just over half of surveyed students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said they want red balloons to keep soaring over Memorial Stadium after touchdowns, despite protests about the environmental impact.Almost 52 percent of the roughly 3,800 students surveyed indicated they wanted to keep the tradition alive, the Lincoln Journal Star ...

Supreme Court rejects Nebraska county appeal over $28M debt

U.S. 03/04/19, 09:59

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a Nebraska county that has to pay a $28 million court judgment to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying. The justices turned away Gage county's last-ditch effort to avoid the hefty judgment. The county has been forced to raise property taxes ...

Ponca Tribe fighting 2 states and a city to keep new casino

U.S. 03/03/19, 11:30

Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe.The only thing standing in its way? An ...

Nebraska therapist uses rabbits to calm patients

Health 03/02/19, 11:10

Chelsea Lambert noticed the difference right away.A mental health therapist at Methodist Fremont Health, Lambert handed one of her rabbits to an anxious female patient."When we gave her the rabbit, she melted almost instantly and was calm — just by having the rabbit sit on her chest and she petted ...

Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

U.S. 02/21/19, 17:02

A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other potential victims, and the investigation began with a polygraph test for a state patrol job he was seeking. Nicholas Bridgmon, a Seward County sheriff's deputy, is charged in ...

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 ...

Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video

Football 02/11/19, 18:59

California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending it to the girl less than a year ago.Clarissa Hamilton, supervisor of the sexual assault unit ...

Storm threatens another round of snow, frigid weather

U.S. 01/22/19, 11:36

Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow.The National Weather Service has issued weather advisories and warnings from Kansas to Michigan.Wind-driven snow and icy roadways are already ...

Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

U.S. 01/19/19, 00:06

After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for the weekend from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states ...

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 ...

Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word ‘meat’

U.S. 01/13/19, 09:55

More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat.Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year to ...

Life after Nebraska: Solich found it, and likes it, at Ohio

Sports 01/08/19, 18:51

Fifteen years later, the decision to fire Frank Solich after he won 75 percent of his games in six seasons at Nebraska still stirs debate among Cornhuskers fans.Solich had kept a low profile when he came back to the state to see family and friends over the years, and he ...

Ricketts plans to maintain focus on jobs, taxes in 2nd term

Business 01/05/19, 19:16

Gov. Pete Ricketts is preparing to start his second and final term in office next week with a focus on jobs, lowering taxes and promoting Nebraska domestically and abroad.In an Associated Press interview, the Republican governor said he hopes to concentrate on the same economic issues he championed during his ...

Cowan scores 19 as Maryland gets past No. 24 Nebraska 74-72

Sports 01/02/19, 20:51

Jalen Smith made a driving layup with 3.8 seconds left to break a tie, and Maryland used a late push to get past No. 24 Nebraska 74-72 on Wednesday night.Bruno Fernando had 18 points and 17 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points and Smith accounted for Maryland's final seven ...

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 ...

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