UNL Gets More Research Money

The U.S. Army has provided $1.4 million for more University of Nebraska research into remote-controlled robotic surgery. University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been working since 2008 with the U.S. Army's Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program to develop miniature robotic technology.

Omaha Company Deemed Responsible for Fatal Roof Collapse

Federal investigators say overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its findings Monday and cited International Nutrition for 13 violations of safety and health rules.

State Instituting Water Conservation Measures

Nebraska's Natural Resources Commission is laying the groundwork for projects intended to preserve the state's long-term water supply. The commission received $21 million this month as part of a new state water sustainability law, and is expected to collect $10 million to $11 million annually for water management and flood-control projects.

Woman and Daughter Killed in Accident

Authorities say a Missouri woman and her 11-year-old daughter have been fatally injured in a southeast Nebraska accident. The Seward County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. Friday on Interstate 80. The office says a westbound car veered left across the median, across the eastbound lanes and down an embankment, where it struck the bottom.

Omaha Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

Omaha police are investigating a fatal shooting of a man. The department identified the man as 59-year-old Frank Sanders on Monday morning. Authorities found Sanders dead in an area apartment with a gunshot wound to the chest. It's unclear if he lived at the residence. Police haven't released information about the shooter.

Robber Shot Early Sunday Morning

An overnight robbery attempt has sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Police Captain Michon Morrow tells KFOR News police were called to a disturbance near 13th and Van Dorn after two Suday morning. Someone offered a man a ride, but the man then attempted a carjacking. The victim fled. Later police were called to 13th and Otoe and found the suspect shot.

Centennial Mall and "O" Construction Switching Sides

The construction slowing traffic at Centennial Mall and "O" Streets is flipping sides Monday. The sidewalk and lane closures are switching from the south half of the intersection to the north. Foot and driving traffic will switch to the newly constructed north half. There will still be one lane open in each direction. The project is expected to be completed in early to mid August.

Woman Dies in Motorcycle Accident

A Lincoln woman has died in a motorcycle accident late Saturday night at the intersection of Cotner and "O" Streets. Our Media partner 1011 News reports that a man was driving a Yamaha street bike with a woman passenger after eleven last night and struck a Jeep Liberty. The male driver was taken to a hospital, but the female passenger died on the scene. 

Sentencing for Nikko Jenkins Delayed

A judge's finding that a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha is not mentally fit enough for sentencing means that Nikko Jenkins' scheduled August sentencing will likely be delayed. Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon ruled Friday in the case of the 27-year-old Jenkins. Jenkins has been awaiting sentencing for the August 2013 shotgun deaths of four people.

Omaha Man Gets 10 Years for Sex Trafficking

An Omaha, Nebraska man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Iowa federal judge for sex trafficking. The U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Iowa says 25-year-old Adrien Jamaal Cole was sentenced Friday. There is no parole in the federal system. Cole pleaded guilty in March to the sex trafficking charge. Prosecutors say Cole had recruited teenage girls to serve as prostitutes.

Grand Island Building Fire Caused by Electrical Cord

Officials say a fire that destroyed a building in downtown Grand Island was caused by an electrical cord failure. The Grand Island Independent reports that the fire on Sunday started on the building's main floor. Grand Island Fire Chief Cory Schmidt says it was caused by an extension cord from a fan that was plugged into a surge protector. The building was home to several businesses.

Man Gets 23 Years in Federal Prison for Child Porn

A southeast Nebraska man has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Deborah Gilg, the U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, announced that 47-year-old Bobby Gene Clark Jr., of York, was sentenced Friday in Lincoln's federal court. Prosecutors say Clark video-recorded his May 2013 sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl. 

Mayor Proposes Joint Fire and Police Station

Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that he is adding $323,000 to his new two year City budget to fund a joint Police and Fire Station. The City has been working on a fire station re-location plan anyway, with an intention of locating two new station in the fast-growing southeastern area. The Mayor said the City Budget Office made a coding error in the final budget, making $48,000 available next year and $275,000 after that.

UNL and UNO's Engineering Departments to Merge

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved the long-discussed merger of two engineering departments. The merger will combine the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering at UNO and the Department of Electrical Engineering at UNL. Classes in the new program will continue to be taught on both campuses, with faculty members added to both.

Bret Michaels Keeps Promise to Pilger

Bret Michaels is a man of his word. When the rock singer and his band stopped in Pilger on June 23, a week after tornadoes caused devastating damage to that community and other parts of Northeast Nebraska. Michaels pledged he would be back and stage a concert to raise money for tornado relief. That’s exactly what he’s going to do. Michaels will be headlining a “Rock ’N Relief” concert on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Divits in Norfolk.

Saltdogs Win in 9th vs Rockland

Luis Nunez drilled a two-run homer to tie the game in the eighth and Matt Forgatch spanked a solo shot to lead off the ninth as the Lincoln Saltdogs (30-30) came back to beat the Rockland Boulders (31-23) 5-4 in front of 2,034 fans at Provident Bank Park Sunday afternoon. 

Former Husker Green to be Enshrined

Former Husker and Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green will be enshrined into the Packers Football Hall of Fame. Green, who played for the Packers from 2000 to 2006 and again in 2009, is Green Bay's all time leading rusher in franchise history with 8,322 yards. As a Husker, Green rushed for 3880 yards and 42 touchdowns. The 4 time pro bowl running back will be inducted into the

Huskers Land Louisiana Recruit

The Husker football team landed another recruit for the 2015 class from the state of Louisiana. Defensive Back Hunter Dale verbally committed to Nebraska yesterday after visiting the campus. Dale, a three-star prospect according to Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN, had offers from Florida, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and UCLA.

Two Huskers Named to Walter Camp Watch List

Husker senior I-back Ameer Abdullah and junior defensive end Randy Gregory continued an impressive collection of preseason accolades today, as both were named to watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year. The annual award is the fourth-oldest individual college football award. A total of 50 players were named to the Walter Camp list with Nebraska being one of nine schools with two

Dogs Win Series North of Border

All-Star hurler Marquis Fleming turned in another solid outing and Luis Nuñez homered yet again, as the Saltdogs (29-28) beat Trois-Rivieres Aigles (18-34) 6-2 to win their fourth straight series in front of 1,642 fans at Stade Fernand-Bedard Thursday night.  Fleming (6-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs with five strikeouts no walks to earn his second win of the road

Pius X Baseball Standout To Become Husker

Former Lincoln Pius X standout Jake Schleppenbach will continue his baseball career at Nebraska, the second baseman announced today on his Twitter account. Schleppenbach, a left-handed hitter, played this season at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College, where he hit .388 with 64 runs, 57 RBIs and nine home runs in 219 at-bats.

Saltdogs Drop Series Opener in Canada

The Lincoln Saltdogs fell to the Trois-Rivieres Eagles 3-1 in an inter-league game last night (Tuesday) in Quebec, Canada.   Despite good pitching from Zachary Varce, the Saltdogs couldn't capitalize on the nine hits they had at the plate.  

Bell Named To Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Nebraska senior receiver Kenny Bell was named to the watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award today. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Bell was named to the Biletnikoff watch list for the second straight season. Bell enters his final season at Nebraska on the verge of becoming the most prolific receiver in school history. 

NU's Gregory On Lombardi Watch List

Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory picked up his fourth watch list recognition Monday morning, as he was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. Five Huskers have won the Rotary Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009, and Gregory will look to become the sixth Husker football player to win the prestigious award. 

Ruud, Hochstein Among Inductees Into Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

Four former Nebraska football players and a former Nebraska-Kearney quarterback are among the players being inducted into this year's class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.   Former Huskers Barrett Ruud, Russ Hochstein, Carl Johnson and Mike Mandelko are part of the 2014 class and will be joined by Justin Coleman, who was a star quarterback at UNK.   

Red Hot Bats Help Saltdogs Defeat Lemurs In Series Opener

The bats were hot for the Lincoln Saltdogs, recording 15 hits and earning a 12-7 victory over the Laredo Lemurs to open up a six-game road trip Tuesday night in Texas.   Chad Mozingo wasted no time starting the firepower at the plate for Lincoln, teeing off on a lead off homer for a 1-0 lead.  Ian Gac teed off on a two-run blast in the 9th for Lincoln to give the 'Dogs a 12-6 lead.

Mike Peterson Legion Baseball Tournament Starts Thursday

Twenty-four teams will converge on Lincoln this weekend for the 34th annual Lincoln Legion Baseball Coaches Mike Peterson Tournament.  Pool play is set to start Thursday afternoon and run through Sunday at four different fields. 

Husker Recruit Meyers Throws No-Hitter

It was a career night for Nebraska baseball recruit Jake Meyers.   He threw a no-hitter Tuesday night for his Legion baseball team, K-B Building Services, which represents Omaha Westside.  And that might not be the most impressive stat of his night. Meyers struck out 20 batters, meaning all but one out was recorded by strike out.  

Clouse Takes Over As NWU Golf Coach

Nebraska Wesleyan University has named David Clouse as the new men's golf coach for the Prairie Wolves.  Clouse takes over for Ryan Vlasin who served as the head golf coach for the 2013-14 season.  Vlasin will remain part of the NWU program as an assistant coach. 

Standish Named Spartans New Baseball Coach

Lincoln East High School has hired Scott Standish as its new head baseball coach.  Standish has been a varsity assistant coach at Millard North High School in Omaha, and an assistant coach at Bellevue University and Dana College.