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Lincoln mayor signs order adding to discrimination rules

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln has signed an executive order that bans discrimination against city employees based on gender identity or expression. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird signed the executive order Monday in a move that strengthens a city policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual...

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Nov. 18, 2019 9:50 AM EST

DUNNING, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres (244.4 hectares) in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning. A National Forest Service says no one was injured fighting the blaze Sunday. Firefighters from several area departments...

Authorities say crashes killed 2 people in Lancaster County

Nov. 18, 2019 8:11 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two people died in Lancaster County traffic accidents. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says a motorcycle ran into the back of a sport utility vehicle around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, just northwest of Lincoln Airport. The SUV had stopped for a red light. The...

Authorities say 17-year-old died after Panhandle crash

Nov. 18, 2019 6:31 AM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old died at a hospital after crashing off a state highway in the Nebraska Panhandle. The rollover crash was reported early Saturday morning. A deputy sent to check the report found the teenager on the ground near the vehicle just off Nebraska Highway 71, a...

Western Nebraska man charged with shooting his son

Nov. 17, 2019 1:45 PM EST

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska man has been charged with assault after shooting and wounding his 39-year-old son during an argument. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that prosecutors charged 67-year-old Eldon Anthony with first-degree assault and using a firearm in connection with the Nov. 11...

Panel to discuss ag production needed to meet global demands

Nov. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Panelists at a discussion in Lincoln will cover strategies for increasing agricultural production to meet global demand. The discussion is part of the Heuermann Lecture series sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is...

Ballock leads Creighton past Louisiana Tech 82-72

Nov. 16, 2019 8:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitch Ballock had 22 points as Creighton topped Louisiana Tech 82-72 on Saturday. Ty-Shon Alexander and Marcus Zegarowski had 17 points apiece for Creighton (2-1). Kelvin Jones had 14 points for the home team. DaQuan Bracey had 17 points for the Bulldogs (2-1). Mubarak Muhammed added 14...

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb

Nov. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska always brings out the best in Jonathan Taylor. The Wisconsin star ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win on Saturday in a performance that further etched his name into the record books. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision...

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb

Nov. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Aaron Cruickshank ran back a kickoff 89 yards for a score, and No. 15 Wisconsin beat Nebraska 37-21 on Saturday. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against...

Air Force airmen honored for helping Nebraska family

Nov. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen who helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska have been awarded commendation medals. Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton of Kalkaska, Michigan and Christian Reid of Littleton, Colorado received the medals Friday from Col. Damien Schlussel, the...