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Third round of flooding in 2019 likely along Missouri River

Sep. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water flowing down the lower Missouri River this year is approaching the record set during the historic 2011 flood, and another round of flooding is expected this week after unusually heavy rains upstream, federal officials said. Heavy rains dumped more than four times what...

Nebraska puts away Northern Illinois early in a 44-8 win

Sep. 15, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska took out some frustration on Northern Illinois after letting a win slip away last week. Adrian Martinez threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Dedrick Mills rushed for 116 yards in the Cornhuskers' 44-8 win Saturday night. The Cornhuskers (2-1) bounced back from...

Last-second field goal lifts EMU over Illinois 34-31

Sep. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton clearly enjoyed the postgame media gathering following his team's impressive last-second 34-31 road win over Illinois on Saturday. "I love this team," he said, smiling. "I mean, wow. What a great bunch of guys." Creighton had good reason to be...

Cornhuskers say they're on high alert for Northern Illinois

Sep. 13, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An uninspired win over South Alabama and a devastating overtime loss at Colorado have made Saturday night's game against Northern Illinois a big one for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers (1-1) have yet to put together a complete game, and they're facing a Mid-American Conference opponent that...

No. 9 Florida avoiding any 'revenge' talk against Kentucky

Sep. 12, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 9 Florida insists last year's loss to Kentucky, which ended a 31-game winning streak in the series, won't be a motivating factor when the teams play Saturday in Lexington. At least that's what some of them say. But the Gators (2-0) surely will use that 27-16 setback —...

Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Sep. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the former prisoners still will have to wait at least six years to collect the full amount they're owed. The...

Police: Man who killed himself in Nebraska killed Iowa clerk

Sep. 10, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Police have determined that an Illinois man who shot and killed himself as he fled troopers in western Nebraska last month had killed a convenience store clerk in Iowa a day earlier. Bettendorf police released a report Tuesday saying they "are certain based on all the facts and...

Blowing leads has become bad habit for Frost's Cornhuskers

Sep. 9, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Scott Frost recalled his parting words to his players just before they left the locker room at halftime with a 17-0 lead against Colorado. "I said one of two things is going to happen," the Nebraska coach said Monday. "Either we mess around and don't finish this and let this team...

Colorado comes back to beat No. 25 Nebraska 34-31 in OT

Sep. 8, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Mel Tucker's halftime message was simple: We've taken their best shot. Now, let's go give them ours. Colorado hadn't touched Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, whose jersey was clean and whose passing was perfect, and the Buffaloes had managed just 84 yards of offense and none on...

American rider Lambie breaks pursuit world record

Sep. 7, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

COCHABOMBA, Bolivia (AP) — American track cyclist Ashton Lambie broke his own world record in the individual pursuit, capturing the gold medal at the Pan-American Track Cycling Championships. The rider from Lincoln, Nebraska, stopped the clock in 4 minutes, 5.423 seconds late Friday. He initially broke the...