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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, front left, shakes hands with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front right, after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

Sep. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing. Last week, the conference was in the process of putting together a restart plan for football. On Saturday, the Big Ten released its schedule 3.0, doing it a little bit at a time on Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. The Big Ten also took...

Nebraska inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Sep. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus has died as state prison officials battle a surge in cases. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes didn’t identify the inmate but said he was in his 50s and had several underlying health conditions. He died Friday at a...

Charges upgraded, second suspect arrested in Omaha death

Sep. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a teenager at an Omaha motel is now facing a second-degree murder charge, police said Friday. Mason Beaverson, 20, originally faced a manslaughter charge in the Sept. 4 death of of 17-year-old Evan Latto at a Motel 6. Police say witnesses told investigators...

Warrant approved for Nebraska bar owner in protestor's death

Sep. 18, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been approved for a former Omaha bar owner who shot and killed a protester during a confrontation outside his bar in May. Jake Gardner, 38, was charged Tuesday in the death of James Scurlock, 22, during a protest outside Gardner's bar during civil unrest in downtown...

Nebraska's unemployment rate drops to 4%, lowest in U.S.

Sep. 18, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate for August dropped to 4%, the lowest rate in the country, the state announced Friday. The state Department of Labor reported the rate was down from a revised July rate of 4.9%. The declining rate reflects an increase of 4,084 nonfarm jobs in the past month....

Police identify victim found in burned car

Sep. 18, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

Plattsmouth, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the Nebraska man whose body was found inside a burning car earlier this week. KETV-TV reports that the Cass County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the victim as 39-year-old Jesse A. Pratt of Omaha. The car was on fire Monday morning along a county...

Rain helps, but drought conditions persist in Nebraska

Sep. 18, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Recent rain has helped ease drought conditions in Nebraska, but not by much. Some areas of northeast Nebraska saw more than 2 inches of rain last week, and other areas got more than an inch. The Lincoln Journal Star, citing the state Drought Monitor released Thursday by the University...

Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage

Sep. 18, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary — for the 85th time. WOWT-TV reports that he was just 17 and she was 16 when they tied the knot on Sept. 17, 1935, at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska. “Everybody said it would never...

Omaha petting zoo will get its animals back

Sep. 18, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha petting zoo will get nine seized animals back after citations against it were dropped. City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse told the Omaha World-Herald that Scatter Joy Acres meets the definition of a zoo, meaning it meets the exemption in city ordinance that allows the housing of...

Omaha protest leader held on $1 million bail in sex case

Sep. 17, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha City Council candidate who helped lead protests that closed an Omaha restaurant this summer is being held on $1 million bail on a first-degree sexual assault charge. David D. Mitchell, 27, is accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl twice in 2014, when he as 21, according to...