Judge Delays Simants Hearing


A judge has postponed an annual review hearing for a man who killed six members of a western Nebraska family in 1975. Lincoln County District Judge Donald Rowlands rescheduled the hearing for Erwin Simants to Nov. 18. Simants has lived at the Lincoln Regional Center in 1979, the year he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the shooting deaths of six in the Kellie family of Sutherland.

Big Gift To Hastings College


A 1946 Hastings College graduate has left her entire $1.7 million estate to the college. Sarah Leer's gift is among the largest the university has received. She died in April in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Leer majored in business administration at Hastings College. She spent her career as an administrative assistant with the Social Security Administration in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to

Industrial Accident Claims Worker


A man has died after being pinned by a forklift. Police in Valley, just west of Omaha, say George Young was using the forklift Monday night while working at Midwest Manufacturing. At some point, the machine backed into a shelving unit and pinned him. Co-workers freed Young and began performing CPR on him. He was sent by helicopter to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Local Wind Farm Planned


A company wants to build a wind farm with 54 turbines in southern Lancaster and northern Gage counties. Volkswind USA Inc. would like to build the farm on 7,000 acres of land in Lancaster County and 4,000 acres of land in Gage County. The company is a member of the Volkswind Group, which has built more than 60 wind farms in countires including Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Poland.

Bike Collission Victim Dies


The man involved in a collision last Thursday evening on a bike trail in south Lincoln has died. 62 year old Ronald Joyce passed away last night at a hospital. The collision happened on the Southpointe Trail, near 29th Street and Pine Lake Road. Police say Joyce's bike was involved in a head on collision with another one, ridden by a 15-year-old boy.

Another Prison Probe Scheduled


A legislative committee will investigate Nebraska's newest prison sentencing problems, which took place while officials were rounding up inmates who were released too early. Sen. Steve Lathrop, the committee's chairman, said Tuesday that members will look into the issue during an Oct. 10 hearing. The committee is reviewing problems in the Department of Correctional Services.

Trooper Seizes Pot


The Nebraska State Patrol says a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska has led to the seizure of nearly 36 pounds of marijuana. In a news release issued Tuesday, the patrol said the stop occurred early Monday afternoon when a trooper stopped a car on suspicion of failing to signal as it exited near Hershey. The trooper reported smelling marijuana and searched the car.

Famous Car Dealer Dies


Ray Lambrecht, the former northeastern Nebraska Chevy dealer who collected a lifetime of cars that sold for $2.8 million last year, has died. Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt confirmed Lambrecht died at his home Sept. 22. He was 96. During one weekend last year, Lambrecht's sale of his car collection drew 30,000 people to Pierce. The History Channel gave the auction three hours of

Weather Slowing Harvest


Corn and soybean crops are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold. Late planting caused the crops to mature later than normal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly update Monday that 60 percent of the corn crop is mature, well behind the five-year average of 70 percent. Soybeans are two percentage points behind.

State Senator Nelson Named New Lt. Governor


Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has named state Sen. John Nelson of Omaha as his new lieutenant governor. Nelson, who was sworn in Monday afternoon, will replace Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who resigned earlier this month after a judge approved his sister's request for a protective order against him.  

State Bar Association Changes Lawsuit Settled


A dispute over mandatory dues the Nebraska state bar association charges has ended with the settlement of a federal lawsuit that questioned whether those dues were constitutional.  State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha had sued the association in 2012 because he believed the $335 annual dues were improper because some of the money was used for political activities such as lobbying.

Fire Destroys Barn At Rural Lincoln Home


The State Fire Marshal is investigating exactly how an abandoned barn on an acreage just on the eastern edge of Lincoln burn down Sunday afternoon. Southeast Rural Firefighters were called to the home in the 9500 block of Holdrege, when the owner saw his barn catch on fire. According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Deputy John Osterhaus, the owner apparently was burning trash without a permit.

Police Looking for Burglar Who Went Through Roof


A Lincoln smoke shop that was robbed at gunpoint on Monday was burglarized around three Saturday morning. Lincoln Police say someone cut a hole in the roof of Island Smokes near 33rd and Y, climbed into the attic and dropped through the ceiling. The burglar took cigarettes and miscellaneous items before getting away.

Two 18-Year-Olds Okay After Rollover Accident


Two 18-year-olds were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after a rollover accident on Interstate 180. The Nebraska State Patrol says the car was traveling northbound just south of Fletcher in the left lane, when the driver overcorrected after drifting too far left, and the car rolled east and into the ditch. Both the driver and passenger are expected to be okay, and both were wearing their seatbelts.

Stabbing at Husker Tailgate Party


Police are investigating a stabbing at a post-game tailgate party near 9th & R. A source at the scene tells our media partner 10/11 News that the victim was cut by a man who was upset about a comment the victim made about his girlfriend. Witnesses say the fight happened at a tailgating party on the north side of the Lincoln Journal Star building.

Abdullah Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for 3rd Time this Year


Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is the offensive player of the week in the Big Ten for the third time in five weeks. Abdullah, who leads the nation in rushing yards and is second in yards per game, ran for 208 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-14 win over Illinois. He had 196 yards in the first half. Abdullah has three 200-yard rushing games this season and four in his career.

Huskers Beat Illinois 45-14


Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns as 21st ranked Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 Saturday night. Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a touchdown. The Huskers are off to their best start since 2010 heading into next week's game at Number 9 Michigan State.

High-Powered Miami Offense Will Challenge NU's Defense


The 24th-ranked Nebraska football team continues to focus on playing Miami this Saturday at Memorial Stadium, in what will be the 11th meeting between both teams and the first trip to Lincoln for the Hurricanes since 1976.   Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis said after practice Tuesday they're preparing for a high-powered offense.  

Nebraska Mens Hoops: Huskers To Play On BTN 13 Times In 2014-15


A minimum of 13 Nebraska men’s basketball games will air across Big Ten Network platforms this season.  Eleven games will air on BTN and available nationally...two games will air online on BTN Plus, which is a subscription-based service available on computers, smartphones and tablets as part of the BTN2Go app.  

Tuesday's High School Volleyball Results


Click the headline to see scores from Tuesday night's volleyball action involving Lincoln area teams.

Nebraska Men's Basketball: Schedule Released For Tourney In Hawaii


The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face homestanding Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU.  

Two Saltdogs Receive Weekly Honors


The Lincoln Saltdogs swept the league's weekly awards for the week ending June 1, as 1B Ian Gac was named Pointstreak Player of the Week and RHP Marquis Fleming was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week. Pointstreak is the official baseball statistician of the American Association.  

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.