Latest Lincoln News

Phone alerts responders after car hits tree, killing all 6

Oct. 03, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A passenger's cellphone automatically alerted responders after a car hit a tree early Sunday in a Nebraska crash that killed all six of its young occupants, authorities said. Five men in the Honda Accord died at the scene of the crash around 2:15 a.m. in...

Nebraska takes step to creating Memorial Stadium of future

Sep. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Memorial Stadium on the cusp of its 100th anniversary, the Nebraska athletic department on Thursday set the stage for a massive renovation that will make the venue more fan friendly for decades to come. University leaders also announced a new multimedia...

Nebraska man who maintains his innocence is denied a pardon

Sep. 19, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man who maintains he wasn't even at a fatal 1999 shooting he was convicted of being involved in was denied a pardon Monday despite having the support of the victim's family. Earnest Jackson asked the state Pardons Board in intervene in his case...

No. 6 OU routs Huskers 49-14 in 1st game after Frost firing

Sep. 17, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Saturday's Oklahoma-Nebraska game was scheduled 10 years ago, the intention was to celebrate what once was among college football’s greatest rivalries. It turned out to be further confirmation the Cornhuskers are just a shell of the program that decades...

Ricketts selects interim Nebraska prisons director

Sep. 16, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Friday that he has selected an interim director to run Nebraska’s prison system when current director Scott Frakes steps down next month. Diane Sabatka-Rine will serve as interim director of the Nebraska Department of...

No. 6 Sooners are Joseph's 1st foe as Huskers' interim coach

Sep. 15, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

No. 6 Oklahoma (2-0) at Nebraska (1-2), Saturday, noon ET (Fox) Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Oklahoma leads 46-38-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The magnitude of Oklahoma-Nebraska is a fading memory for...

Nebraska fires Frost; AD Alberts says 16-31 'not acceptable'

Sep. 11, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fired Scott Frost on Sunday, the situation so dire in the once-proud football program that athletic director Trev Alberts made the move only three weeks before the coach's contract buyout would have been cut in half. The Cornhuskers lost 45-42 to...

Huskers break loose from N Dakota in 4th quarter, win 38-17

Sep. 03, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's tussle with North Dakota into the fourth quarter Saturday surely won't turn down the heat on Scott Frost, but the Cornhuskers' coach said his team can build off the 38-17 victory. Anthony Grant ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns, with the second...

Cornhuskers looking to bounce back against FCS North Dakota

Sep. 01, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

North Dakota (0-0) at Nebraska (0-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network) Line: No early line on FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Nebraska leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Nebraska desperately needs to bounce back after the 31-28 loss...

Judge dismisses ex-Lincoln officer's discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the discrimination lawsuit of a former Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, saying her allegations did not sufficiently prove a hostile work environment. Erin Spilker said in her lawsuit that she faced years of discrimination and that...