Latest Lincoln News

Woman tells police Joseph 'pushed me on couch, strangled me'

Dec. 01, 2022 18:02 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, Nebraska's interim football coach for nine games this season, is accused of putting his hands around a woman's throat, pulling her hair and punching her before being taken into custody, according to a police affidavit filed Thursday. Joseph, 54,...

Former Nebraska interim coach arrested in domestic case

Nov. 30, 2022 20:38 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, Nebraska's interim football coach for nine games after Scott Frost's firing, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of strangulation and third-degree domestic assault. Police went to a Lincoln residence in the afternoon after a report of a domestic...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. November 27, 2022. Editorial: A month in, casino shows revenue potential In 2020, proponents of the initiative that would allow casinos at the state’s horseracing tracks made a convincing argument that providing gambling there would keep the...

UNL to change its fee policy after Christian group sues

Nov. 23, 2022 13:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will consider changing its policy on the way student fees are distributed after being sued by a Christian student group that alleged it had been discriminated against. The changes the Board of Regents will consider at its...

Mertz's late sneak for TD pushes Badgers past Nebraska 15-14

Nov. 19, 2022 17:19 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin team that has endured the midseason firing of its head coach and the death of a former teammate let its emotions spill out as groups of players gathered near midfield at Memorial Stadium to celebrate and pose for pictures with the Freedom Trophy. ...

Wisconsin out to beat struggling Nebraska 9th straight time

Nov. 17, 2022 13:49 PM EST

Wisconsin (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) at Nebraska (3-7, 2-5), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wisconsin by 12 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin leads 11-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Wisconsin needs to win one of its last two...

Death sentence upheld in Nebraska killing, dismemberment

Nov. 10, 2022 15:03 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met through the dating app Tinder lost his initial appeal in which he argued he should have been granted a mistrial after violently disrupting his own trial. The Nebraska Supreme...

Officials: 2 killed in small plane crash in rural Nebraska

Nov. 10, 2022 13:00 PM EST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A pilot and a passenger in a small airplane were killed when the plane crashed in a rural area near North Platte in central Nebraska, officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board said the single-engine plane crashed around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday...

Republican Rep. Bacon wins 4th term in Omaha-based district

Nov. 09, 2022 02:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Don Bacon won a fourth term Tuesday in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District, which is typically Nebraska’s only competitive U.S. House district and is one the GOP has tried to tighten its hold on through redistricting. It was a tight race...

Huskers' Myles Farmer cited on suspicion of DUI, suspended

Nov. 08, 2022 17:06 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska starting safety Myles Farmer has been suspended for Saturday's game at No. 3 Michigan after being ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving last weekend. The 21-year-old Farmer was stopped in downtown Lincoln at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday for a traffic...