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Nebraska trooper shoots, critically injures man

Nov. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska State Patrol trooper on a narcotics task force shot and critically injured a man as officers were following up on information from a Crime Stoppers report, authorities said Saturday. Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County...

Snow days could be a thing of the past at UNL

Nov. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a new policy gives UNL the option to...

Investigators looking into cause of fatal fire in Humboldt

Nov. 26, 2021 14:43 PM EST

HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Agency is investigating after a fatal fire on Thanksgiving morning in rural eastern Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m. in Humboldt....

Man sentenced for shooting into three homes in Lincoln

Nov. 26, 2021 11:43 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for shooting into three homes in January. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Friday that Dontaiven Drappeaux had pleaded no contest to attempted unlawful discharge of a firearm. Ballistics...

Man shot by patrol trooper taken to hospital

Nov. 25, 2021 12:29 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska State Patrol trooper has shot a man in a struggle over a gun outside a Lincoln apartment, authorities say. The man was rushed Wednesday afternoon to a hospital, but his condition wasn't immediately known. Patrol...

Prosecutors drop 33 more cases due to evidence room thefts

Nov. 24, 2021 17:14 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of criminal cases that have been dismissed because of the theft of $1.2 million worth of drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol evidence room has grown to nearly 100. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that prosecutors in Lincoln have...

No. 17 Hawkeyes will try for 7th straight win over Nebraska

Nov. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EST

No. 17 Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) at Nebraska (3-8, 1-7), Friday at 1:30 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network). Line: Iowa by 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Nebraska leads 29-19-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Man's obit urges betting a bunch on the Huskers

Nov. 24, 2021 10:30 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Milton Andrew Munson's obituary recalled his life as an Air Force veteran, a pharmacist, husband and father, and as a Nebraska football fan. That was evident in one line in the obit: “In lieu of flowers, please place an irresponsibly large wager on Nebraska beating...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:59 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 68, Sullivan 46 Altamont 61, Pana 54 Andrew 64, Chicago (Perspectives/Calumet Technology) 58 Aurora (East) 54, Westinghouse 50 Aurora (West Aurora) 55, DeKalb 52...

Hawkeyes' Johnson is next Nebraskan out to knock off Huskers

Nov. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has owned the series against Nebraska in the 10 years since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten, and recruits the Hawkeyes pulled out of the state immediately to their west have played major roles in the run. Four Nebraskans have been Iowa...