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Shooting at Nebraska Target highlights gaps in gun laws

Feb. 07, 2023 17:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In the last three years of his life, Joseph Jones was repeatedly sent to psychiatric hospitals because of his schizophrenia and delusions that a drug cartel was after him. The Nebraska man once lay down on a highway in Kansas because he wanted to be run over by a truck, but...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 06, 2023 00:06 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 1, 2023. Editorial: ‘Constitutional carry’ isn’t really about the Constitution Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins minced no words in testifying against Sen. Tom Brewer’s so–called “constitutional carry” bill last week. ...

Tominaga scores 30, Nebraska holds off Penn State 72-63

Feb. 05, 2023 19:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Keisei Tominaga scored a career-high 30 points, Jamarques Lawrence scored five key points down the stretch, and Nebraska defeated Penn State 72-63 on Sunday, giving Cornhuskers coach Fred Hoiberg his 150th career victory. The win moves Nebraska (11-13, 4-9 Big...

Armed man shot by police inside Target didn't fire at people

Feb. 03, 2023 18:16 PM EST

A man who entered a crowded Target store in Nebraska armed with an AR-15-style weapon was shot by police less than 10 minutes after firing his first round, according to a timeline released Friday. No one else was hurt, and the timeline made no mention of Joseph Jones firing directly...

Nebraska lawmakers put off vote on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Feb. 01, 2023 23:13 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee took nearly eight hours of testimony Wednesday before adjourning without a vote on whether to advance a bill that would outlaw abortion at a point before many women know they’re pregnant. ...

Nebraska man who shot inside Target got rifle 4 days earlier

Feb. 01, 2023 19:45 PM EST

The man who was fatally shot by police after entering a Target store in Omaha, Nebraska, armed with an AR-15-style rifle had obtained the weapon just four days earlier at a Cabela’s sporting goods store, police said Wednesday. No one else was hurt. Court records show that the man,...

Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Jan. 31, 2023 22:17 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man with an AR-15-style rifle and more than a dozen ammunition magazines opened fire inside a Target store in Omaha, sending panicked shoppers and employees scrambling for safety before he was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. No injuries were...

Illinois pulls away midway through 2nd, beats Nebraska 72-56

Jan. 31, 2023 21:39 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 16 points to lead four in double figures as Illinois beat Nebraska 72-56 on Tuesday night. Illinois (16-6, 7-4 Big Ten) has won seven of its last eight games while Nebraska (10-13, 3-9) has lost four straight. Illinois...

2 Nebraska officers wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Jan. 31, 2023 13:41 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout during an attempted burglary, police said. Omaha police Chief Todd R. Schmaderer said the two officers responded to a report of a burglary at a storage business around 10:30 p.m....

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jan. 29, 2023 22:36 PM EST

Omaha World-Herald. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Gov. Pillen off to good start with Nebraska school funding proposal Gov. Jim Pillen’s initial jump into Nebraska’s perennial, thorny debate over education funding is an impressive start. Shortly after...