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Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

Oct. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The lethal injection protocol that was used in 2018 to execute a Nebraska prisoner withstood a legal challenge Friday from death penalty opponents who hoped to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided with state officials who adopted the...

Police ID Nebraska restaurant patron fatally shot by officer

Oct. 9, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by a uniformed railroad officer after the man rammed his truck into a Nebraska restaurant. The Lincoln Police Department identified the man Wednesday as 48-year-old Joseph Cimino. Police and witnesses say chaos erupted a...

Railroad officer fatally shoots man after Chick-fil-A crash

Oct. 8, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A uniformed railroad officer fatally shot a disgruntled customer who rammed his truck into a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Nebraska, police said Tuesday. Officers called Tuesday afternoon to the Chick-fil-A arrived to find a crashed pickup truck inside the restaurant and a BNSF officer...

Vedral set to play if Martinez unavailable against Gophers

Oct. 7, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska began preparing for this week's game at unbeaten Minnesota as if sophomore Noah Vedral would start at quarterback in place of Adrian Martinez. Martinez limped to the sideline at the end of the third quarter of the Cornhuskers' win against Northwestern on Saturday and had ice...

Huskers in bounce-back mode against struggling Northwestern

Oct. 4, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Once again, Nebraska will try to bounce back from a humiliating loss. The Cornhuskers (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) enter their game against Northwestern (1-3, 0-2) on Saturday off a 41-point beat-down at home by Ohio State. Last year, there was the 46-point road loss at Michigan, and the final...

Huskers doing Spanish radio broadcast with eye toward future

Oct. 3, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will be the first school in the Big Ten to offer a Spanish-language radio broadcast for a football game when the Cornhuskers play Northwestern on Saturday, and the hope is such broadcasts become a regular part of the team’s media offering in coming seasons. The state of...

Fantastic finishes make Wildcats, Huskers improbable rivals

Sep. 30, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fans looked forward to meaningful and exciting games against the likes of Wisconsin and Iowa when the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. Northwestern, it turns out, is the team that has treated them to the most compelling football. The last two meetings have gone to...

No. 5 Ohio St. throttles Huskers 48-7 behind Fields, defense

Sep. 28, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State was supposed to get its first big test of the season at Nebraska. It hardly turned out that way. Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was intercepted on three of the Cornhuskers' first four series, and the No. 5...

Justin Fields, No. 5 Buckeyes facing big test at Nebraska

Sep. 27, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Justin Fields has been sensational in four games. Now it's time to see what he can do in a hostile environment. Fields leads fifth-ranked Ohio State into its toughest game to date when it visits 90,000-seat Memorial Stadium to play Nebraska on Saturday night. The transfer from Georgia...

Coveted 'GameDay' visit bolsters Nebraska's building project

Sep. 26, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With nary a conference championship since 1999, and now on its fifth coach since Tom Osborne's teams ruled the mid-1990s, Nebraska has been an afterthought in college football most of the last two decades. This week, the Cornhuskers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) are front and center again. Their...