Tire Dumping Increasing in Lancaster County

Tire dumping has been increasing around Lancaster County. County Engineer Pam Dingman said there has been over four major incidents in the past two weeks. In one case 140 tires were dumped into one county ditch. Dingman said it's costly for the county to clean up the tires, and also a hazardous waste that could get worse if there's a grass fire.

1.5 Million Visitors to Archway Monument

It took 15 years, but new numbers show that 1.5 million people have visited The Archway monument spanning Interstate 80 at Kearney. The 1,500,000th visitor was a member of a fourth-grade group from Heartland Community Schools in Henderson.

Legislators Still Trying to Lower Property Taxes

With the session more than half finished, Nebraska lawmakers are still sorting through ways to lower property taxes while balancing the state budget. Bills slated for debate include personal property tax legislation to benefit businesses and a $45 million annual increase for the state property tax credit fund.

Nebraska Man Gets 15 for Synthetic Drug Ring

The leader of a large synthetic drug-dealing business has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon sentenced 48-year-old John Ways Jr. on Friday. Ways is the former operator of the head shop Exotica.

NPPD Urges Power Safety During Severe Weather

Nebraska's largest public power utility is urging residents to be prepared for possible power outages due to spring storms. The Nebraska Public Power District's warning comes in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Public Meeting On Troubled Nuclear Plant

Federal regulators are planning another update on the performance of a Nebraska nuclear plant that was offline for nearly three years before restarting in 2013. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Omaha on April 9 to discuss the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant.

New Website Focuses on Rural Development

The federal Agriculture Department has launched a new website focused on its rural development programs in Nebraska. The USDA says the new website should be easier to navigate for people looking for loan and grand applications or more details about other programs.

Police Looking for Apartment Shooter

Lincoln Police searching for a man they say shot a gun while they were on the scene during a domestic dispute call. They were called to the Chateau Apartments around 10 last night, and then sent back. The man involved was gone, and then officers heard a shot.

Open Board of Directors Seat for LPSNRD

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District is accepting applications for a vacant seat on its Board of Directors. The seat represents district five, which covers much of West Lincoln. Applicants must live in the district and be a registered voter.

Colorado: Legal Weed Not Hurting Neighbor States

Image result for marijuanaLegal weed in Colorado isn't hurting its neighboring states. That's according to a Supreme Court filing Friday that marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. 

Tattoo Helps Identify Burglary Suspect

Lincoln Police say a distinct tattoo helped officers make an arrest in a theft case. Police say 30-year-old Jonathon Lee stole a bank bag from True Value Hardware on Monday. It was all captured on surveillance video. Officers arrested Lee Thursday.

Whooping Cranes Monitored

Image result for whooping crane platte riverTwo Cessna 172 airplanes are continuing the annual tradition of flying over the Central Platte River as part of the Platte River Whooping Crane Monitoring Project. Two pilots and two observers will fly over 90 miles of the river Friday as part of the project.

Zoo Adding Three New Animals

Image result for lincoln childrens zooLincoln Children's Zoo announced Friday to celebrate their 50th year, they're adding three new animals to the Zoo family. "Everest" and "Ranney" are the snow leopards.

Roll-Over Crash In Northeast Lincoln

Emergency crews say two people and two children were transported to a Lincoln hospital after an accident Friday morning. Two adults and 2 children were taken to a Lincoln hospital after a roll-over crash accident Friday morning.   Lincoln Fire & Rescue Crews and police went to the intersection of 51st. and Adams just after 8:30 this morning.  

Garth Brooks Tickets Sell Out Quickly

Image result for garth brooksGarth Brooks is obviously still popular in Nebraska. The retired, then un-retired Country Super Star began offering tickets for a May 7th concert in Omaha this morning and they sold out in minutes.  

Former Husker Star Fails NFL Combine Drug Test

NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska football player Randy Gregory failed a drug test.  He had tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month.  

Burglary at DLeon's

Police are investigating a burglary from Wednesday morning at the D'Leon's near 27th and Randolph. Officer Katie Flood says video surveillance shows a window was shattered and two men were outside. The video then showed one of the men inside. No suspects at this time.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Win Streak At 11 For NU, After Win Over Fullerton

Nebraska's 18-and-6 baseball team extended its winning streak to 11 games Tuesday night with a 7-to-2 victory over Cal State-Fullerton.  It was the Huskers first-ever win over the perennial power Titans, who had won the first eight meetings between the two teams.

Former Hoops Star Kropp Retires As UNK Men's Coach

Tom Kropp is retiring as the University of Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball head coach effective June 30th.  Kropp recently completed his 39th season with UNK basketball and finishes his head coaching career with a 482-245 record, covering 25 seasons.

UPDATE: Former NU Assistant Coach Accused of Domestic Assault

Former Nebraska football defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski is in jail after being arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of 3rd-degree misdemeanor domestic assault.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Extends Win Streak To Ten, Sweeps Michigan

The Nebraska baseball team (17-6, 3-0 Big Ten) extended its winning streak to 10 games and completed a series sweep of the Michigan Wolverines (11-11, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 win at Hawks Field. 

HUSKER SOFTBALL: Armstrong's Homer Helps NU To Sweep of Spartans

Alicia Armstrong broke a sixth-inning tie with a three-run home run, helping the Nebraska softball team complete a three-game sweep of Michigan State with a 7-5 victory in Sunday's series finale. 


Nebraska-Omaha has made the NCAA Hockey Tourney field, as announced on Sunday.

Over 50,000 Tickets Sold For NU Spring Game

More than 50,000 tickets have been sold for Nebraska's upcoming spring football game. Nebraska athletic department spokesperson Keith Mann says 51,500 tickets have been sold for new coach Mike Riley's first spring football game in three weeks.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Boldt's RBIs Help NU Over Indiana State

Ryan Boldt and Jake Placzek each notched two hits, with Boldt chipping in a pair of RBIs and Josh Roeder got his sixth save of the season with a strikeout to end the game, as the Nebraska Baseball team held on for a 4-3 win over Indiana State Tuesday afternoon.

Inaugural UNL Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced

The University of Nebraska proudly announced the inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 17. A total of 22 distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined this fall in conjunction with the Huskers’ season-opening football game against BYU.

No. 23 Georgetown Advances In Big East With Win Over Creighton

D'Vauntes Smith Rivera scored 25 points, including 12 of Georgetown's final 14 of the game, and the 23rd-ranked Hoyas beat Creighton 60-55 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.    

HUSKER SPRING FOOTBALL: NU Holds First Workout In Pads

The Nebraska football team continued its 2015 spring practice season Wednesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced outside at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in sunny, 70-degree weather. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Headley's Hot Bat Powers NU Over Bears

For the second straight game senior Blake Headley roped a pair of triples, and freshman Scott Schreiber add another, to power the Nebraska baseball team to a 9-2 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Last Second Shot Falls Short For NU

D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Shep Garner added 19 and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska 68-65 Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener.