Upgrades, Improvements Done At Seacrest Field

More than $4-million in improvements done at Seacrest Field in the last few months. That includes a new scoreboard and stadium seating on both sides of the football stadium operated by Lincoln Public Schools. While the field turf is just a few years old,

Owners Of Dirt Cheap, Island Smokes Face Federal Charges

Image result for dirt cheap lincoln neThe owners of two Lincoln businesses face federal charges that they conspired to acquire and sell synthetic marijuana and commit other crimes. Court documents unsealed Tuesday say that between October 2013 and April this year, Allen Peithman Jr

Nebraska HS Grads Score Slightly Lower In ACT Test

Image result for ACT TestA new report says Nebraska's 2015 high school graduates scored slightly lower on the ACT college entrance exam than the state's 2014 graduates but better than students nationally.  

LES Rates Among Lowest In Country

Image result for lincoln electric system logoLincoln Electric System's rates among the lowest in the country....A national survey of more than 100 cities found LES has the 11th lowest rates in the country.  

LSO Investigating 3 Incidents Of Criminal Mischief

Image result for lancaster county sheriffThe Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of criminal mischiefs that occurred in eastern Lancaster County on August 25th, 2015 in a 30 minute time span.

Two More Cases Of "Stranger Danger"

Image result for lincoln police departmentLincoln Police are warning parents yet again after two more scary incidents toward middle school students in less than two weeks.  Officer Katie Flood says a student reported she was leaving Scott Middle school with a friend.

Pending Verification, Death Penalty Headed To Ballot

Indications are that Nebraskans will be voting on whether to bring back the death penalty in next year's election.  The group Nebraskans for the Death Penalty needed 57-thousand signatures to force a vote, and today turned in 166-thousand. 114,00

County Board Approves $177M Budget

Image result for lancaster county board nebraskaThe Lancaster County Budget will take a big jump in the coming year....just short of 20%. Commissioners approved a $177 Million budget Tuesday, with major hikes for road and bridge construction and for increased insurance expenses.  

Death Penalty Petition Signatures Submitted Day Early

Image result for death penalty petitionA group that wants to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty through a ballot measure will submit its signatures to the secretary of state's office a day early. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty will announce the number of signatures collected on Wednesday.

Lincoln Attorney To Seek Legislative Seat

Image result for mike hilgers nebraskaA Lincoln attorney who ran for the Nebraska Legislature in 2012 and the attorney general's office in 2014 is trying again. Mike Hilgers announced Tuesday that he will seek an open seat in the Legislature in 2016.

City Council Delays Vote On Budget

Image result for lincoln ne city councilCity Council members said they need more time to mull over 2 new proposals, waiting until the last day of the mid-budget year to vote on proposed changes. 

LPS Sees Solid Improvement In State Assessment Scores

Lincoln Public Schools continues to generally see solid, significant improvement in achievement – scores above state averages in most grades and subject areas – based on release Tuesday of the 2014-15 Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) scores, the piece of the achievement picture based on state standards. 

Wahoo Bypass Opening Tuesday

The Highway 77 bypass around Wahoo is scheduled to open Tuesday, after years of planning and then construction. The 3.5-mile-long stretch is officially known as the Wahoo Expressway and is part of a four-lane highway that eventually will link Fremont and Lincoln.

Planned Parenthood Not Expanding to Kearney

A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman says the group has dropped its plan to expand to Kearney. The organization had announced in 2011 that it would open a location in Kearney and several other Nebraska communities. Planned Parenthood currently has locations in Omaha and Lincoln.

Lincoln Spared from Worst of Severe Weather

The Lincoln area was spared the worst of Saturday's severe weather. Our media partner 1011 News reports Beatrice and DeWitt were both hit with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and nickel to quarter sized hail. Several counties in southeastern Nebraska were under tornado and severe weather watches throughout much of Saturday.

Upgrades, Improvements Done At Seacrest Field

More than $4-million in improvements done at Seacrest Field in the last few months. That includes a new scoreboard and stadium seating on both sides of the football stadium operated by Lincoln Public Schools. While the field turf is just a few years old,

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Pierson-El Among Those Out With Injuries

Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday that sophomore wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s practice and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: 4th Quarter Run Sparks NU To Win

Nebraska used a 9-0 fourth-quarter run to take control, as the Husker Men's Basketball team held off Albacete Basket, 66-63, Tuesday evening. The Huskers, who improved to 2-0 on the exhibition tour of Spain.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: RedHawks Bounce Back In Rain-Shortened Game

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (31-50) scored three unearned runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh to come back and stun the Lincoln Saltdogs (30-51) 4-2 in a rain-shortened contest in front of 3,380 fans at Newman Outdoor Field Tuesday night. 

BASEBALL: Lincoln Natives Gordon and Chamberlain Back In Same Organization

They were rivals in high school, teammates in college at Nebraska and rivals again in Major League Baseball.  Now, Alex Gordon and Joba Chamberlain are in the same organization again, playing for the Omaha Storm Chasers.   

NU MENS BASKETBALL: Huskers Win 79-64 Over Eurocolegio Casvi

Tai Webster scored nine of his team-high 17 points in a 12-0 run to open the third quarter, as Nebraska began its four-game exhibition trip through Spain with a 79-64 win over Eurocolegio Casvi Sunday evening. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Martis Gets No-Decision In Loss To T-Bones

Shairon Martis was brilliantly clinical but took a no-decision as the Kansas City T-Bones (41-33) edged the Lincoln Saltdogs (29-47) 1-0 to take the series in front of 2,950 fans at Haymarket Park Thursday night. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Five Players Suspended, Two Others Injured

Five Nebraska football players have been suspended for the Sept. 5 opener against BYU for violating team rules.    Coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions after practice Thursday night.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Offense Working on Consistency

The Nebraska football team wrapped up its fourth 2015 Fall Camp practice Sunday night, as the Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just over two hours. NU practiced in half pads—helmets and shoulder pads, and the team will be in full pads and have full contact on Tuesday.

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 FOOTBALL: Prairie Wolves Picked To Finish 7th In GPAC

The Nebraska Wesleyan University football team was picked to finish 7th in the 2015 preseason Great Plains Athletic Conference Coaches' poll that was released on Thursday (Aug. 6). 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Romeo Scores 32 In Loss To Australian Team

Natalie Romeo scored a game-high 32 points, but the short-handed Nebraska women's basketball team dropped a 79-73 decision to Cairns at the Cairns Basketball Stadium on Thursday. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska, adidas Unveil 2015 Alternate Jerseys

The University of Nebraska and adidas today unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th for the team’s game against Northwestern. 

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.