Council Hears Public Testimony On Star Tran

Image result for star tran busThe Lincoln City Council has been taking testimony from the public on how they feel about the new Transit Development Plan......a proposed update to the Star Tran Bus operations. Star Tran Manager Mike Davis says the plan contains numerous improvements.  

City Triples Staff For Pothole Repair

Image result for potholesThe Public Works and Utilities Department today tripled the usual number of crews working on pothole repair. The Department transferred staff from other maintenance duties to pothole repair. 

Senator Urges Continued Oversight Of Benefits Service

Image result for access nebraskaThe chairwoman of a committee that investigated problems with Nebraska's public benefits service says the system has improved, but lawmakers should continue their oversight.   Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha said Monday that ACCESS Nebraska has made "notable gains".

LSO Investigates Burglaries

Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeAnother burglary in the southeast part of Lancaster County. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the latest one was reported Friday, but may have happened last Tuesday near 176th and Highway 2.  Someone got inside an outbuilding.

Mountain Lion License Bill Moves Forward

Image result for mountain lion nebraskaNebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education. Senators gave second-round approval Monday to legislation that would create "mountain lion conservation plates".

Woman Cited For Crashing Car Into House

Lincoln Police say a a woman who crashed into a house Saturday night had a blood alcohol level almost double the legal limit.  31-year-old, Mindi Boettcher, lost control of her car, maybe on ice, and crashed into a house. (Photo: 10/11 News)

Senator Fischer Endorses Rubio

Nebraska U.S. Republican Seantor, Deb Fischer, today announced her endorsement of Florida Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for President of the United States.

Fewer Cab Rides

People aren't riding cabs as much since ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have been allowed on Nebraska streets. The Nebraska Public Service Commission says the number of taxi cab rides in Lincoln and Omaha fell by 18 1/2% from 2014 to 2015.

Preventing Sexual Assault Victims From Becoming Medical Victims

It's not unusual for sexual assault victims in Nebraska to mistakenly receive statements for medical costs of sexual assault exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting it.

Pushing For a Stricter NSAA Policy

Groups wanting to replace Nebraska’s new transgender sports participation policy with a much stricter one face an uphill climb. The World Herald reports the gender-at-birth policy supported by family and religious groups would fall well short.

Bosses Talk to Chipotle Employees

Lincoln's Chipotle restaurants open late Monday so employees can get pep talks following the chain's recent food safety scares.

Pharmacy Burglaries Could be Related

Two Lincoln pharmacy burglaries could be related to three from January 28th. Lincoln Police Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News that Four Star Drug at 1345 North Cotner was hit just before two this morning. Police received another call at 3:45 this morning to Medicap Pharmacy, which was already burglarized last week. 

Zika Virus Hits Nebraska

Two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska. Health and Human Services officials say the cases in Douglas and Sarpy counties are the first in the state. The people infected are women in their 20s

Objections to Governor's Property Tax Plan

There are objections to Governor Ricketts' property tax plan. The state's largest agriculture groups are backing the plan, but Mayor Beutler and officials from other communities have problems with it, saying it would limit their flexibility.

No One Hurt in Rollover

Police say it was luck that kept anyone from getting hurt in a crash near 14th and Salt Valley View. A semi was on Salt Valley View Thursday when the driver turned into the intersection to head north on 14th Street.

Husker Women Struggle In Loss On The Road

The Nebraska Women's basketball team struggled with arguably its worst offensive performance of the season, falling 59-to-47 at Indiana yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. Nebraska slips to 16-and-7 on the season and 7-5 in the Big Ten.

Husker's Strong Performance Not Enough vs Oklahoma

Despite posting the second-best team score in school history, three top-three individual finishes and a number of personal-best scores, the No. 6 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team (5-4, 0-1) fell to the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (8-0) on Saturday night.

Shields Out Of Hospital, Following Concussion Protocol

Nebraska senior Shavon Shields is out of the hospital following a nasty fall in the game against Rutgers. Shields went up to block a shot by Rutgers'  D.J. Foreman. Shields flipped over Foreman's back and landed on his head and shoulder.

Broncos Win Super Bowl; Will Manning Retire?

If this was Peyton Manning's final game, he's going out on top. The 39-year-old Broncos quarterback said immediately after winning Super Bowl 50 that he was taking some advice from Tony Dungy....

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huff Scores 28 To Help Creighton Past DePaul

Cole Huff scored a season-high 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting as Creighton dominated DePaul 88-66 on Saturday.    Geoffrey Grosselle added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Creighton (15-9, 6-5 Big East).    

MEN'S BASKETBALL: UNO Falls Short To Denver

Christian Mackey scored 14 points and Denver outlasted Omaha 75-72 on Saturday.    Denver (13-11, 5-6 Summit) led by six on Nate Engesser's layup with 3:48 to go, but Omaha tied it at 68 on Devin Patterson's jumper with 1:45 left. 

Husker DL Coach Hughes Will Not Return for 2016

University of Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley announced Friday that assistant coach Hank Hughes will not return to the staff in 2016.

Take Picture With World Series Trophy

Image result for world series trophy 2015Baseball fans will have an opportunity to take a picture with the 2015 World Series trophy.  The Kansas City Royals will visit the Bob Devaney Sports Center next Tuesday, Feb. 9. The trophy will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lincoln Area Athlete Sign Letters Of Intent

Several Lincoln area boys and girls high school athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the college level during the winter signing period on Wednesday.  Schools range from the Division I, II and III levels to NAIA.   

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Hovey, Keels Leaving Nebraska

Nebraska wide receiver Lane Hovey is transferring to Montana for his final season of football, and reserve defensive lineman Joe Keels is transferring to Eastern Michigan.    Head Coach Mike Riley announced the departures on Wednesday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 4 Maryland Holds On To Beat Huskers

Freshman Diamond Stone had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks, and No. 4 Maryland held off Nebraska 70-65 on Wednesday night.    Melo Trimble had 14 of his 20 points in the second half as the Terrapins overcame a slew of turnovers to remain a half-game behind conference co-leaders Indiana and Iowa.

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley's 29 Helps Wolves Defeat Concordia

Nebraska Wesleyan exploded for 61 points in the 2nd half as the Prairie Wolves picked up an important 96-83 victory over Concordia University on Wednesday night (Feb. 3) in GPAC men's basketball action at Snyder Arena. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Mavericks Suffer Road Loss At Western Illinois

Garret Covington scored 23 points, and Jabari Sandifer added 17 points and six assists to lead Western Illinois to an 83-76 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday night to snap an 11-game skid.    

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Falls At No. 3 Villanova

Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night.  Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), who have won 11 of 12. 

Husker Football 2016 Recruiting Class Announced

Head Coach Mike Riley announced the 2016 recruiting class today which is being rated as a Top 30 class in the nation by various recruiting sites. Among the players singing with Nebraska, two are from the Cornhusker state.