Democrat Senate Candidate Raises $303 Thousand


Another major campaign fund raising report has been released. Democrat David Domina reports his campaign for the senate has raised $303 thousand. Domina filed just over two months ago, hoping to replace Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns who isn't running for re-election.  He'll face the winner of the four way Republican primary.

Nebraska man Convicted of Murder


A 31-year-old Nebraska man has been convicted of murder in the knifing death of a Columbus man. 31-year-old Eric Henry was found guilty Tuesday by a Platte County District Court jury in Columbus. Henry was one of three people prosecuted.

ACLU Representing Man in Religious Pamphlet Case


A Nebraska civil liberties group is now representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska says Larry Ball was exercising his First Amendment Rights.

Lancaster County Board Member Arrested for Drunk Driving


A Lancaster County Board member is facing charges after police say he was driving drunk. UN-L police ticketed 32-year-old, Brent Smoyer, early Friday morning for driving while intoxicated. According to police reports, Smoyer was pulled over after he failed to stop at a traffic light. 

Judge Approves State Crash Settlement


A judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van driven by an inmate.   The settlement will go to the husband and son of 47-year-old Joyce Meeks.

High Number Of Early Voting Ballots


Requests for early voting ballots are up this year. In the first five days of early voting for the 2014 primary, 23,447 requests have been made for early voting ballots, says Secretary of State John Gale. 

Heineman Encourages ServeNebraska Volunteering


Gov. Dave Heineman is encouraging all Nebraskans to volunteer next week. ServeNebraska week is April 20 to 26.   Heineman, first lady Sally Ganem and Jamesena Moore, chairwoman of ServeNebraska, joined for a news conference Monday to publicize the effort.

Woman Dead After Early Morning Crash


A 27-year-old woman died in a car crash off an icy road in Lancaster County this morning. The accident occurred about 3:20 a.m.. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the car spun out of control and into a ditch after it ran onto some ice at 56th and Saltillo Road.

Elderly Couple Killed In Collision


An elderly couple died after a collision on a snowy road in northeast Nebraska. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 3:25 p.m. Sunday two miles east of Hoskins on Nebraska Highway 35.

Omaha Man Dead After Crash


Police say an Omaha man who was driving too fast for the snowy conditions has died after crashing in his van. Omaha police say the accident occurred just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday as the van was heading south off westbound Storz Expressway onto U.S. Highway 75.

Burwell Security Remains Tight


Officials are maintaining tight security at Burwell schools more than a month after a menacing letter was sent to Burwell police containing what's been called a "hit list."  

Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted To Omaha, Man Facing Charges


A man who forced a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight to land in Omaha is facing federal charges because he tried to open a door. Prosecutors charged 23-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs Monday with interfering with the crew of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight.

Bruning Raises Over One Million Dollars


The latest campaign fund raising report shows Republican Jon Bruning collecting over $1 Million in contributions despite his late entry into the Governor's race. Bruning raised $1,000,200 in the sixty day period ending April 8th. Bruning says 90 percent of the donations came from Nebraskans and over half of the donations amounted to $100 or less.

New Dental Dean Named


Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate dean of academic affairs and professor in the department of periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  The appointment is effective Sept. 1, pending approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Police ID Motorcyclist Killed in Crash


Omaha Police have identified the motorcycle rider who was killed in a weekend crash after failing to negotiate a corner in the road. Omaha police say 27-year-old David Plassmann of Bellevue died Saturday afternoon while out riding with others. The accident happened shortly after noon along John J. Pershing Drive near the Missouri River on the northeast edge of the city.

First-Ever Tom Osborne Citizenship Team Announced


Last week, the annual Brook Berringer citizenship team was announced. On Monday, the first-ever Tom Osborne Citizenship Team was announced. The team was created to recognize the service to the community by Nebraska Athletics, and to recognize the contributions and ideals of Legendary Husker Football coach and former Athletic Director Tom Osborne.

Creighton Player Named Associated Press' Player of the Year


Doug McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, is a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press' player of the year.   McDermott is the 11th three-time All-American and first in almost 30 years. He led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while shooting 52.6 percent from the field including 44.9 percent from 3-point range.

Husker Baseball Team Snaps Losing Streak Over UNLV


In front of more than 3,000 fans at Hawks Field and a national television audience on the Big Ten Network, the 15-and-12 Husker baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the UNLV Rebels Sunday afternoon.  Nebraska’s offense notched double-digit hits for the 18th time this season with 11.

Neb. Softball Team Defeats Northwestern


An 8-run 5th inning powered the 18th-ranked Nebraska softball team to a 10-1, five-inning victory at #23 Northwestern yesterday (Sunday), as the Huskers won the series with the Wildcats and handed Northwestern its first run-rule defeat of the season.  After four straight road games, the Huskers return home Wednesday to host Creighton.  

60 Neb. Special Olympics Teams Compete in Lincoln


Over 1,400 Nebraska Special Olympians spent their weekend in Lincoln for the Spring Games.  From bowling to basketball, over 60 teams traveled to Lincoln from as far as Scottsbluff and South Sioux City.  The Spring Games kicked off Friday with bowling at Sun Valley and Parkway Lanes.  Basketball took place Saturday at Lincoln Northeast High School and Abbott Sports Complex.

Neb. Baseball Team Loses to Kansas, Drives Back Home


The 14-and-10 Husker baseball team got behind early and never could come back from an 8-1 deficit after 2 innings, losing 12-6 to the Kansas State Wildcats Wednesday night at Tointon Stadium. The game ended a five-game road trip for the Huskers which started last Friday in Iowa City. Nebraska will return to Hawks Field on Friday, Mar. 28 to host a 3-game series against the UNLV Rebels.

Nebraska Women's Basketball Notches NCAA Tourney Win


Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday in Los Angeles. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the B

Husker Men Fall to Baylor in NCAA Tournament


The Husker Basketball team is finished after one game in the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from the Cornhuskers'  West Region game against Baylor after getting whistled for two technical fouls in the second half. Miles drew his second technical for unsportsmanlike conduct with 11:17 left in the game and Nebraska losing 50-32.

Edwards Named Big Ten Players of the Week


Nebraska softball player Tatum Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. The award is the first of Edwards’ career, although she is a four-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree.....

Huskers Hold First Florida Practice


The Nebraska football team practiced on the campus of the University of North Florida for the first time Friday morning, beginning preparation for the Gator Bowl against No. 23 Georgia. The Huskers and Bulldogs are set to battle Wednesday, New Year's Day, in an 11 a.m game that will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Huskers practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for just over two hours.  It was the first of four scheduled pre-game practices.

Huskers Prepare in Florida


The Nebraska football team arrived in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday (Thursday), six days away from their showdown with the 23rd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The Cornhuskers will workout today (Friday) for the first time since before Christmas. Kickoff of the Gator Bowl is at 11am next Wednesday.

Holiday Tourney Play Begins


The holiday basketball tournament schedule will get underway around the area tomorrow and Saturday. Tournaments that start Friday include the Lincoln Lutheran holiday tournament which will feature the host school Lutheran, along with Fairbury, Raymond Central and Louisville.

Hooper Leads Huskers to Win Over Utah State


All-American, Jordan Hooper, erupted for game highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead #15 Nebraska to a 95-75 win over Utah State yesterday (Sunday) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the victory, Nebraska improved 7-2 overall, while Utah State slipped to 5-3.

Bluejays Take Down Huskers


All-American Doug McDermott scored a game-high 33 points to lead three Creighton players in double figures, as the Bluejays thumped Nebraska, 82-67 last (Sunday) night. The Huskers return to action on Saturday, taking on Arkansas State.

Huskers to Play in Gator Bowl New Years' Day


Nebraska will appear in a New Year’s Day bowl game for the 3rd straight season. The Huskers have been selected to play in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville against Georgia. January 1st kick off will 11 o'clock - Lincoln time. Nebraska goes into the bowl game at 8-4.