Latest Nebraska News

AP sources: Tigers-Royals to play in Omaha before 2019 CWS

Jun. 20, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, The Associated Press has learned. Major League Baseball and the NCAA have been working to arrange a game as a kickoff event to the CWS, two people close to the...

Nebraska advances execution plans despite secrecy concerns

Jun. 19, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier. The Nebraska attorney general appealed the judge's ruling...

Oregon St. rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

Jun. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State kept things loose in the clubhouse during a weather delay that stretched to 4 ½ hours at the College World Series. Reserve outfielder Joe Casey entertained teammates by stuffing 30 pieces of gum into his mouth, a party game known as "Mafia" broke out and the tunes were...

North Carolina-Mississippi St. game at CWS reset for Tuesday

Jun. 18, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA has postponed the North Carolina-Mississippi State game at the College World Series until Tuesday morning. The elimination game between Oregon State and Washington on Monday was interrupted for 4 hours, 31 minutes in the sixth inning because of storms in the Omaha area. A threat...

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to 11-5 CWS win over Longhorns

Jun. 18, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Once Arkansas' offense got rolling against Texas in the sixth inning, nothing could stop the Razorbacks. Not even the weather. Five straight batters had reached base when the teams were pulled from the field for a weather delay. When play resumed 2 hours, 49 minutes later, five more in a...

Tar Heels knock out Heimlich early, beat Beavers 8-6 in CWS

Jun. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took nearly 4 1/2 hours in 95-degree heat to play the opening game of the College World Series. Time flew for North Carolina coach Mike Fox. He was having fun. The Tar Heels knocked out Oregon State ace Luke Heimlich during a five-run third inning and went on to beat the Beavers 8-6...

Beavers' Luke Heimlich: 'Fans can cheer me. They can boo'

Jun. 15, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday, and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was disclosed he had...

Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

Jun. 15, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A private firm is making big money selling promises about some gator-infested Florida swampland. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn't another land boondoggle, but part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island's owners preserved...

Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

Jun. 15, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at...

The Latest: Keystone XL opponent says 'fight is not over'

Jun. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a developments with the Keystone XL oil pipeline (all times local): 5:25 p.m. An attorney for an organization opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline says the "fight is not over" after the South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed a legal appeal from project foes. Robin Martinez,...