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    Fred Hoiberg did a near total remake of the roster in his first year at Nebraska, and the Cornhuskers finished the season on a school-record, 17-game losing streak. Hoiberg revamped his roster again in the offseason with the hope his personnel are more competitive than the group that won just two Big Ten games and...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Nebraska continues to increase steadily. The state said another new record was set Sunday when 794 were hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 760 the day before. That number has more than doubled over the past three weeks as cases continued to surge...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska continues to report record numbers of people hospitalized with the coronavirus, and the state had the seventh-highest rate of new cases in the nation. The state said 760 people were hospitalized with the virus Saturday, up from 748 a day earlier. Nebraska also reported 1,702 new cases to give the...
    Loading the player... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters reversed themselves from a few years ago and removed racist vestiges of segregation from the state constitution that courts long ago ruled unconstitutional. Rhode Island did a similar a U-turn to eradicate the word “plantations” from the state’s official name. In a year when discussions...
    By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters reversed themselves from a few years ago and removed racist vestiges of segregation from the state constitution that courts long ago ruled unconstitutional. Rhode Island did a similar a U-turn to eradicate the word “plantations” from the state’s official name. In a year when...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an Omaha shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured. The Omaha World-Herald reports that police said in a news release that officers responded early Saturday to a call about a disturbance and found the two victims. Both were transported to Nebraska Medical Center, where 21-year-old...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an Iowa inmate who was found unresponsive and covered with a sheet on his cell floor at the State Penitentiary in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that multiple attempts were made Friday to revive 20-year-old Kevin Carter, but were unsuccessful. Carter was serving a six-...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Peyton Ramsey shook off two interceptions to throw for two touchdowns in the second half, and Northwestern hung on to beat Nebraska 21-13 Saturday after Luke McCaffrey’s last-second pass to Wan’Dale Robinson in the end zone fell incomplete. Seven of the previous nine meetings since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska continues to report record numbers of new coronavirus cases and people hospitalized with the virus. State health officials said the surge in virus cases over the past month continued Friday with 2,681 new cases and 748 people hospitalized with the virus. Both those numbers were new records, and the state's...
    HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investing a one-vehicle accident that killed two teenagers after their vehicle went under the water at a Nebraska lake. Police responding to a 911 call at 11:10 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle going into the water found the car fully submerged in the North Park Lake in Holdrege, Nebraska,...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. 20 Southern California. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Trojans are the favorites in the...
    The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. 20 Southern California. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Trojans are the favorites in the South Division, with each league team...
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A child who was abducted Tuesday evening after an assault in Colorado was rescued unharmed during a traffic stop in Nebraska, authorities said. George Williamson, 31, was arrested. George Williamson (credit: Sedgwick County) The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that it received a report at about 6:15...
    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts implored residents Thursday to follow Nebraska's voluntary coronavirus safety guidelines as the number of new cases and hospitalizations surged, and he hinted that the state could reimpose some of the social distancing mandates that were lifted in September. His comments came as the...
    Loading the player... More was at stake on ballots around the country than the presidential election. This year, voters In Utah and Nebraska agreed to remove language in state constitutions that approved of slavery. Read More: Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from flag In Utah, Black leaders pushed for the change....
    A North Dakota state legislative candidate died from COVID-19 in October — one month before Election Day. David Andahl, a Republican running for the state's House of Representatives won his race on Tuesday. Now, there is a dispute over what to do with his empty seat. Andahl, 55, had been hospitalized and died after being...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The sour taste from last season is being replaced by something far sweeter for Northwestern. The Wildcats come into their game against Nebraska on Saturday with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2015. Sure, it’s a modest accomplishment. But coming off a first-to-worst tumble last season, Northwestern will take...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from a key dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will be reduced later this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Omaha said. The amount of water flowing out of Gavins Point Dam will be reduced starting on Nov. 22...
    Fort Hood soldier arrested in the 2019 murder of Chelsea Cheatham British grocer Sainsburys is cutting 3,500 jobs and closing more than 80% of Argos stores Bidens 1 electoral vote from Nebraska district could prove pivotal to his White House bid On Election Night, Omaha, Neb., became “Jomaha” as Democratic nominee Joe Biden won a...
    Group tries to disrupt ballot counting at Detroit convention center Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities Ernie Chambers Praised by Biden Supporters As Nebraskas Split Electoral Votes Could Decide Election © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers attends the AMPAS hosts a screening of "A Time For Burning" at the Academy Theater on...
    Joe Biden's securing of one electoral vote in Nebraska might have been the push he needed to secure his bid for the White House.  Biden won the one electoral vote from the Omaha-based Second Congressional District in Nebraska - a sole blue vote in an otherwise heavy Republican state.  According to the Associated Press, Biden...
    On Election Night, Omaha, Neb., became “Jomaha” as Democratic nominee Joe Biden won a single electoral vote from the state’s 2nd Congressional District. But that lone electoral vote could prove consequential toward Biden reaching 270, the number of total electoral votes required to win the presidency. Nebraska’s 2nd District is moderate but leans much more Democratic than...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Missouri woman pleaded no contest Wednesday for her role in the stabbing death of a Nebraska man during a botched robbery. A Sarpy County judge then found 22-year-old Kristal R. Martin guilty of being an accessory to the June 2018 slaying of Brent Quigley in Bellevue, Nebraska, the Omaha World-Herald...
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A child who was abducted Tuesday evening after an assault in Colorado was rescued unharmed during a traffic stop in Nebraska, authorities said. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that it received a report at about 6:15 p.m. that a man had assaulted a woman in Sedgwick...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters set a turnout record in the 2020 general election, with nearly 74% of eligible voters casting a ballot, the state's top election official said Wednesday. Secretary of State Bob Evnen said voters beat the previous record from the 2016 general election by about 68,000 votes. Election officials statewide counted...
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A judge found a 31-year-old Nebraska man guilty Tuesday of felony human trafficking following a two-day bench trial, prosecutors said. Mohamuud Gurre of Grand Island, Nebraska, faces a potential sentence of up to 50 years in prison when he sentenced on Feb. 9, the Hall County attorney’s office said in...
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A child who was abducted Tuesday evening after an assault in Colorado was rescued unharmed during a traffic stop in Nebraska, authorities said. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that it received a report at about 6:15 p.m. that a man had assaulted a woman in Sedgwick...
    College football best bets for Week 10 as the Pac-12 is welcomed back to the mix along with two critical top-10 matchups out of the ACC and SEC.  For my money, Memphis has a better offense and a better defense than the Houston Cougars. And what did Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats do...
    The voters of Utah and Nebraska approved measures Tuesday stripping references to slavery from their state constitutions. In Nebraska, 68 percent of voters approved and 32 percent rejected an amendment to remove language on the use of slavery as a punishment for convicted criminals, Ballotpedia reported. Voters in Utah came out strongly in favor of a measure to remove...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two more employees at Nebraska prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state Department of Correctional Services. The department said in a news release Tuesday that the new cases of COVID-19 were reported at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution and and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in...
    Mississippi will replace its confederate-themed state flag that was implemented 30 years after the end of the civil war. Alan Chin/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/ via Getty Images) Slavery and racism were challenged on the ballot Tuesday night when two measures challenging outdated symbols and laws were passed in Nebraska and Mississippi. In Nebraska,...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to set records in Nebraska, and the state reported more than 1,000 new cases of the virus. There were 673 people hospitalized with the virus on Tuesday, up from the previous day's record of 642, according to the state's online virus tracker. Nebraska...
    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry won a ninth term in Congress on Tuesday, overcoming a challenge from a Democratic state lawmaker from Lincoln. Fortenberry defeated state Sen. Kate Bolz in the 1st Congressional District, which includes Lincoln and a large, conservative swath of eastern Nebraska. The race...
    As the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden dragged into Wednesday, it appeared two congressional districts in Maine and Nebraska could prove pivotal in deciding the outcome of the election. Maine and Nebraska are the only states in the nation that split their Electoral College votes. Maine awards two of its...
    Don Bacon defeated Kara Eastman Tuesday in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. “We won an overwhelming victory tonight,” Bacon told the Omaha World-Herald Wednesday. “It was the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. If I was a lemon, I squeezed every drop of lemon juice out of my body and my brain and my heart.”...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenLady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump 'believes his fame gives him the right to grab' women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed Tillis-Cunningham race in NC could decide Senate majority MORE won a key Nebraska House district to earn a single Electoral College...
    President Trump will take the lion’s share of Nebraska’s four electoral votes, Fox News projected early Monday morning. Trump won three of the Cornhusker State’s electoral votes but Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the fourth, the network said. Nebraska and Maine are the only states in the nation that don’t award their electoral votes on...
    In this photo illustration the US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden are seen during the final presidential debate displayed on a screen of a smartphone.Pavlo Conchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden will win Nebraska's second congressional district, NBC News projects, flipping...
    As the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden dragged into Wednesday, it appeared two congressional districts in Maine and Nebraska could prove pivotal in deciding the outcome of the election. Maine and Nebraska are the only states in the nation that split their electoral votes. Maine awards two of its four...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:27 a.m. President Donald Trump has won four of Nebraska’s five electoral votes, while Democrat Joe Biden has won one electoral vote from the state. The 1st Congressional District was called for Trump early Wednesday. He also won the 3rd Congressional District earlier,...
    By The Associated Press Voters in Nebraska made their pick for president while holding mixed views about the country's direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate. The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden concluded Tuesday as the nation remains in the throes of a global public health...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge allows Trump police panel to publish report but with disclaimer Lady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump 'believes his fame gives him the right to grab' women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed MORE cleaned up in safe states in the Great Plains and Mountain...
    By Alexandra Olson | Associated Press Americans went to the polls Tuesday under the shadow of a resurging pandemic, with an alarming increase in cases nationwide and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 reaching record highs in a growing number of states. While daily infections were rising in all but three states, the...
    Americans went to the polls Tuesday under the shadow of a resurging pandemic, with an alarming increase in cases nationwide and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 reaching record highs in a growing number of states. While daily infections were rising in all but three states, the surge was most pronounced in the Midwest...
    By ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press Americans went to the polls Tuesday under the shadow of a resurging pandemic, with an alarming increase in cases nationwide and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 reaching record highs in a growing number of states. While daily infections were rising in all but three states, the surge was...
    Officials in Nebraska and Michigan are warning voters to ignore calls telling them not to go to the polls Tuesday and spreading other misinformation. Both Michigan and Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District are expected to be key battlegrounds that will help decide the election. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday that her office...