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Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Huskers meet Illini looking to finally break through on road

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Nebraska heads to Illinois not only looking to win its Big Ten opener Saturday night but also shed something of an albatross. The Cornhuskers (2-1) are 0-7 on the road under second-year coach Scott Frost, and in four of those games they were tied or led in the second half. "We want to come into Illinois and knock...

Big Ten has some of nation's top punters, and 4 Australians

Sep. 19, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them. The league has four of the nation's top 23 punters after last weekend's games: Michael Sleep-Dalton of Iowa (46.4 yard average), Adam Korsak of Rutgers (46.4), Isaac...

Bankers expect slow economic growth amid trade war

Sep. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states expect slow growth in the months ahead, but the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is weighing on the economy. The Rural Mainstreet survey's overall index climbed into positive territory at 50.1 in September from August's...

6 years after Nebraska TD, boy with cancer takes the field

Sep. 19, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — A boy with brain cancer who scored a touchdown at a Nebraska practice game is playing football for real. Jack Hoffman took the field Monday to play center for his West Holt junior high team in Atkinson, situated 179 miles (288 kilometers) northwest of Omaha. His proud father, Andy...

Woman burning love letters sparks Nebraska apartment fire

Sep. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems this love was too hot to handle. Police in Lincoln say a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire Monday by burning love letters from her ex in her bedroom. Police say the woman used a butane torch to burn the letters and left some of them of the floor. She then went to...

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...

Rains change planned water releases into Missouri River

Sep. 13, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water to be released into the lower Missouri River will change in the coming days to accommodate recent heavy rains in the Upper Plains. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Friday that water releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota...