Man Kills Self After Accident and Chase


A high-speed pursuit ends with a Lincoln man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Our media partner 1011 News reports that at around six Friday afternoon a Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff reported seeing a suspect vehicle from a hit and run at a gas station on Highway 6 in Waverly. The driver of the Ford Ranger wouldn't stop for the deputy and a chase ensued.

Around 1,500 Graduate from UNL


UNL handed out around 1,500 diplomas Friday and Saturday at Pinnacle bank arena. Governor-Elect Pete Ricketts, a Graduate of the University of Chicago, gave the undergraduate commencement speech on Saturday.

Heineman Prepares to Move Back to Fremont


Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is preparing for a new chapter after nearly 10 years in office. The 66-year-old Republican is about to finish nearly two and a half terms marked by tax cuts, an expansion of business incentives and increased funding for higher education. Heineman may also be remembered for scandals in the state prison system and the resignation of two lieutenant governors.

Lincoln Woman Arrested After Fire


A Lincoln woman is under arrest after a house fire on Saturday morning. Our media partner 1011 News reports that 59-year-old Dawn C. Moore was arrested for attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault. Fire crews were dispatched to 3423 South 40th Street at five Saturday morning. LPD said someone reported the fire from inside the house.

Bob Seger Coming to Pinnacle Bank Arena


Another big name coming to Pinnacle Bank Arena. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band rolls into Lincoln with their "Ride Out" tour on March 15.

Missing Seven-Year-Old Girl Found


There's a big sigh of relief in the air. Lincoln police have located a missing child following an afternoon-long search. At 11:30 Friday morning, seven-year-old Gracie Shafer, who's described as autistic, walked away from the Everett Elementary School playground near 11th and C. Police and school staff members searched the building and grounds unsuccessfully, then police went block by block. Police confirmed that the girl had been found just before five.

LES: 48% of Retail Energy to be Renewable by 2016


Lincoln Electric System will now buy 173 megawatts of wind energy and five megawatts of solar energy for it's 2016 power supply portfolio. That means that LES' equivalent renewable generation portfolio will increase to 48% of the utility's retail energy. It will also save you money on your electric bill.

UNMC Employees Spent $96,000 on First Class Tickets


A state audit shows 20 First Class airline tickets costing nearly $96,000 were charged by employees of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. By law, University of Nebraska employees are supposed to fly coach. They can upgrade to 1st class, but they're supposed to be reimbursed only for their coach ticket.

No Seat belts in Majority of Nebraska Traffic Fatalities


The Department of Roads is out with the November traffic fatality toll. Of the 19 people killed during the month, 13 were not wearing seat belts. Five fatal crashes occured on the Interstate. 14 happened in rural areas. Six of the fatal crashes were head-on collisions. 217 people have died on Nebraska roads so far this year.

President: Pipeline Won't Help Americans


President Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pipeline would mainly benefit Canadian oil companies that need to get Canadian oil to the Gulf of Mexico. He said the pipeline is "not even a nominal benefit for U.S. customers."

State Supreme Court Dismisses Dog Attack Victim's Claim


The Nebraska Supreme Court says a woman who had part of her lower lip bitten off by a dog she was watching has no right to seek payment of medical expenses from dog owner's home insurance company. Jennifer Van Kleek, of Omaha, agreed in July 2011 to care for the dog of friends without pay while they were on vacation. She filed a claim with Farmers Insurance Exchange, the friends' homeowner's insurance provider, after being bitten.

OPPD Rates Going Up for 2015


Customers of the Omaha Public Power District will see their electricity rates increase next year after the utility's board approved a 1.6 percent general rate increase. The adjustment will take effect Jan. 1. OPPD says increased costs for its power plants and rising health and benefit costs for employees and retirees are among the reasons it needs the rate increase.

Nativity Scene on Display in Capitol Rotunda


A possible first Friday inside the State Capitol building Rotunda: a Nativity scene. No one's filed any lawsuit to remove it. The group putting it there is determined to keep it there through Christmas. The Thomas More Society is a private, national public interest law firm providing legal counsel for placing nativity scenes in public forums. Critics have said such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement of a religion by the state.

Gun Shop Owners Going to Prison


The former owners of a gun shop are going to prison for sales and income tax evasion. Robert and Hope Androyna were sentenced Thursday in Lancaster County District Court. Robert Androyna was given two consecutive 18- to 36-month prison terms. His ex-wife was given two one-year terms to be served at the same time. The two pleaded no contest in October to failing to pay sales and income tax.

Pelini's Last Meeting With Players Laced With Remarks Toward AD


An audio recording believed to be from Bo Pelini's last private meeting Dec. 2 with Nebraska football players at Lincoln North Star High School just days after be was fired has been leaked to the Omaha World Herald.  Pelini's speech is laced with profanities and targeted remarks aimed at University of Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.  

Former NU Athletic Director Pederson Fired From AD Job At Pitt


Former Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson has been fired as the University of Pittsburgh's athletic director, after Paul Chryst's abrupt departure for Wisconsin left the Panthers searching for their fourth football coach in four years.  Randy Juhl, vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance, will serve as Pitt's acting athletic director. 

Pelini's Last Meeting With Players Laced With Remarks Toward AD


An audio recording believed to be from Bo Pelini's last private meeting Dec. 2 with Nebraska football players at Lincoln North Star High School just days after be was fired has been leaked to the Omaha World Herald.  Pelini's speech is laced with profanities and targeted remarks aimed at University of Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.  

NU FOOTBALL: Abdullah and Gregory Named All-Americans


Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah and junior defensive end Randy Gregory have each been named Associated Press Football All-Americans.  Abdullah is a second-team pick, while Gregory is a 3rd-team selection.  

Milliken Suspended From Creighton Basketball Team


Creighton men's basketball guard James Milliken has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.  Coach Greg McDermott announced Tuesday that Milliken would not practice or travel with the Bluejays during the suspension. A statement from the school said a decision on Milliken's status in the program would be made in January.  

AP All-State Nebraska HS Football Teams Announced


Here are the 2014 AP All-State Football Teams as voted on by sportswriters and sportscasters throughout the state.

 

AP: Pelini To Be Named New Youngstown State Coach


A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that former Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini will be the next coach at Youngstown State, an FCS school in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.  The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the school was still working on an official announcement.  

AP All-State Nebraska HS Volleyball Teams Announced


Here are the 2014 Associated Press All-State Volleyball Teams as voted on by sports writers and sportscasters throughout the state.  Click headline to read.

NEBRASKA FOOTBALL: Huskers Will Face USC In Holiday Bowl


The Nebraska football team will play USC in the National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Saturday, December 27th at 7pm Lincoln time.  Mike Riley was named Nebraska’s head coach on Dec. 4, but will not coach the Huskers in the bowl game, with Interim Coach Barney Cotton leading the Huskers in San Diego.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Big 2nd Half Boosts Creighton Past Huskers


Austin Chatman scored 16 points, Isiah Zierden hit three big 3-pointers in the second half and Creighton defeated in-state rival Nebraska 65-55 on Sunday night.  The Bluejays (7-2) have won four straight over the Cornhuskers (5-2) - all by double digits - and handed them only their second loss in 21 all-time games at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 'Bama Upsets 12th-Ranked Huskers


Nikki Hegstetter scooped a loose ball off the floor to score with less than two seconds to play and Alabama survived a missed final shot to upset 12th-ranked Nebraska 53-51 on Sunday.  Hegstetter had two baskets and two offensive boards by that point but was in the right spot to scoop an Ashley Williams miss off the floor and toss in her own shot as the Crimson Tide (8-3) handed Nebraska it's first loss of the season (7-1).

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Northeast Holds Off Westside Comeback


The high school basketball season is underway, as Lincoln Northeast and Omaha Westside squared off in a boys matchup Thursday night at the Ed Johnson Gym.   The Rockets earned a 64-51 win and held off a fourth quarter comeback by the Warriors, who went on a 16-4 run.  

Riley Formally Introduced As Nebraska's Next Football Coach


Mike Riley has a five-year contract at Nebraska paying him $2.7 million a year. The terms were announced Friday before Riley was introduced as the new Husker head football coach Friday at a news conference inside the west skyboxes of Memorial Stadium. Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst says Coach Riley is an elite football coach with an incredible history and tradition behind him.

BREAKING NEWS: Riley Named New Nebraska Football Coach


The University of Nebraska has hired Mike Riley as its new Head Football Coach, Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst announced today. Riley will be formally introduced at a news conference on Friday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the West Memorial Stadium – 3rd Floor Club.  

NU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Petteway and Shields Lead Huskers Over FSU


Terran Petteway scored 25 points and Shavon Shields had 21 and eight rebounds as Nebraska held off a furious rally to defeat Florida State 70-65 on Monday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  Nebraska led 37-21 at the half, but the Seminoles closed within one, 62-61, with 2:18 left after a pair of Aaron Thomas free throws.

Former Husker Frost May Be Leading Candidate For NU Coacing Job


Oregon offensive coordinator and former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost is listed as the favorite to earn the NU head coaching job according to one Las Vegas sportsbook.  Frost has 5/2 odds to be named Nebraska's next head coach.  Frost was asked by media members in Eugene, Oregon on Monday about the job and he simply said his focus is on Arizona in the Pac-12 championship.