Police Looking for Robber Who Has a Taser


Lincoln Police are looking for a man who tried robbing the CVS at 15th and South Street before eight Sunday morning. He's described as a skinny white male wearing a trench coat, mask and is armed with a Taser. Scanner traffic is saying he didn't get away with anything from the store.

City Councilman Says Fire Truck Late to Three-Alarm Fire


A fire truck was late to a three-alarm fire at a Downtown Lincoln stripmall last week. According to City councilman Jon Camp, it was because a crew was on a medical call in an emergency response vehicle.

Portion of 56th Street to Close for Construction


Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on the project to widen S. 56th Street from Old Cheney Road to Shadow Pines Drive. This section of S. 56th will be closed during construction, but access will be maintained to all local businesses.

Counties Getting Paid Back for Voting Machines


The Nebraska Secretary of State has announced that 48 county election offices will receive reimbursements totaling nearly $50,000 to help cover costs associated with the use of voter disability equipment during the 2014 general election.

Oklahoma First State To Allow Nitrogen For Executions


Image result for death penaltyThe Nebraska Legislature adjourned for the weekend after advancing a bill to abolish the state's death penalty. 

Michigan Officials Looking For Missing Nebraska Woman


Image result for police lightsPolice in Michigan are seeing help from the public in finding out what happened to two women in their 50s who were reported missing while visiting family.  State police say Leslie Roy of Nebraska and Lee Marie Wright of Oklahoma were traveling.  

Gorilla Cracks Glass At Henry Doorly Zoo


Image result for henry doorly zoo gorillaVisitors at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium got quite the surprise while watching the gorillas Thursday.  The video posted to YouTube shows the reflection of a little girl pounding her chest right before one of the gorillas rushes the glass.  

DHHS Will Issue Montly Performance Reports


Image result for access nebraskaNebraska's beleaguered Department of Health and Human Services will publish public performance reports for its services to help residents apply for Medicaid and food stamps. 

Current, Past Council Members Endorse Mayor Beutler


Image result for mayor chris beutlerFour current city council members, and eight past members, have all endorsed Mayor Chris Beutler for re-election. Jonathan Cook, Doug Emery, Carl Eskridge and Leirion Gaylor Baird all said the mayor has been able to work with to build consensus.

Second Power Outage In Two Days


Image result for Lincoln Electric System logoIf you live in the far south part of Lincoln, you may have to reset some clocks when you get home tonight.  A power outage hit nearly one-thousand homes and businesses from Old Cheney to Saltillo Road, all the way across Lincoln, from 14th to 120th. 

Near Record Dryness For Nebraska, Iowa


Image result for nebraska droughtWeather experts say Nebraska and Iowa experienced a near-record dry March this year. Nebraska had its second-driest March on record, while Iowa had its third-driest. Central Nebraska experienced its driest March in 121 years of record-keeping.

Truck Driver Cited For Watching Soccer On Smartphone


Image result for nebraska state patrol logoThe Nebraska State Patrol has cited a truck driver who'd been watching a soccer game on a smartphone he'd taped to the steering wheel of his big rig. The patrol says a carrier enforcement trooper noticed the trucker wearing earbuds.

Judge: Lawsuit May Proceed Against LPS


Image result for scales of justiceA judge says a lawsuit may proceed against Lincoln Public Schools over treatment of a 12-year-old boy with autism.  The lawsuit says the boy suffered mental health problems after being kept in a special safe room at school. 

Inmate Now Has Chance For Parole


Image result for judge's gavelA 33-year-old inmate no longer faces life in prison for a 1998 Lincoln slaying. Court records say Jerrold McLeod was 16 when he and 19-year-old Ronald O'Neill broke into an apartment on May 10, 1998, in an attempt to rob a cocaine dealer.  

Jenkins Botches Tattoo


Image result for nikko jenkinsCourt officials say Nikko Jenkins, the man convicted of killing four people in separate attacks in 2013, has again mutilated his face. But, the Omaha World-Herald reports he botched his attempt to carve into his forehead the numbers "666".

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Petteway Declares For NBA Draft


 Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he is forgoing his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.  Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, is on track to earn his degree in May and has spent the last three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech.

BASKETBALL: Pius X's Simon Named Nebraska Gatorade Player of The Year


Lincoln Pius X senior Maddie Simon has been recognized as the Gatorade Nebraska Girls High School Basketball Player of the Year.  Simon, a Nebraska women's basketball signee, was honored with the award on Wednesday.  She became Pius X's

HUSKER BASEBALL: Placzek Delivers Again in 7-6 Win at Creighton


The No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (27-11, 5-4 Big Ten) came away with a 7-6 victory on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park and for the third time in four games against the Creighton Bluejays (20-9, 5-1 Big East), Nebraska’s Jake Placzek delivered the game-winning hit.

 

Former Husker, Broadcaster Adrian Fiala Dies


Longtime sports broadcaster Adrian Fiala has died. The former Nebraska football and baseball player had been suffering from a lung condition. 

Ex-Husker Phillips Suspected of Killing Prison Cellmate


Former Nebraska and NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison.  Prison officials said Monday that Phillips' cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless over the weekend and later pronounced dead.

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Wins Series Over Minnesota


Behind a pair of home runs from Christian Cox and a career-high four hits from Austin Christensen, the No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (26-11, 5-4 Big Ten) notched a series win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-19, 3-9 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon.

HUSKER SOFTBALL: NU Takes Series From Purdue


Behind another strong pitching performance and more timely hitting, the Nebraska softball team earned a series victory at Purdue with an 8-0 run-rule victory in Sunday's finale at Boilermaker Stadium. 

HUSKER BOWLING: BIG RED CAPTURES NATIONAL TITLE


The Nebraska women's bowling team captured its fifth NCAA title in school history Saturday night, as the NTCA top-ranked Huskers defeated Stephen F. Austin 4-2 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis in front of a nationally televised audience. 

News Conference For Petteway Postponed Following Mother's Death


Wednesday's scheduled news conference with Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles and junior guard Terran Petteway has been postponed following the death of Joetta Petteway late Tuesday evening.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Works On Nickel Defense Package


The Nebraska football team completed their 13th practice of the 2015 spring football season on Monday afternoon. Nebraska continued spring game preparations on a breezy 50 degree day on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields.

 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Maryland Rallies To Beat NU To Take Series


The No. 18 Nebraska baseball team (23-10, 3-3 Big Ten) jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the No. 17 Maryland Terrapins (22-7, 7-2 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon, but the Terrapins fought back and scored the game’s final six runs, including an unearned run in the ninth for a 6-5 win.

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Could Petteway Turn Pro?


Rumors are already flying about Nebraska Men's basketball junior guard Terran Petteway going to declare for the NBA draft.  The online basketball website Real GM reported through an anonymous source that Petteway had been planning to enter the draft and was finalizing a deal with an agent.

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Earns Win Over Creighton Before Series Record Crowd


In front of 7,319 fans, the largest crowd ever for a regular-season game between Nebraska and Creighton in Lincoln, the No. 18 Nebraska baseball team concluded its 16-game homestand on Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Creighton Bluejays, who entered the game on a seven-game winning streak.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Tarin Smith Will Transfer


Nebraska guard Tarin Smith has announced he's transferring, making him the second Husker Men's basketball player to leave the program in two days.    Head Coach Tim Miles said Tuesday night he's disappointed in Smith's decision. 

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: Ethridge, Haggerty and Larson Plan To Transfer


Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook announced on Tuesday that Alexa Ethridge, Maddie Haggerty and Kira Larson are leaving the Nebraska volleyball program. Each player has been given a full release to transfer.