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Walker scores 22, Huskers upset No. 7 Creighton 63-53

Dec. 04, 2022 20:28 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sam Griesel grew up in Lincoln watching his hometown Nebraska Cornhuskers lose to in-state rival Creighton year after year. Days like Sunday were what he envisioned when he decided to play his final season for the Huskers after spending the previous four years at...

National 988 mental health hotline back up after outage

Dec. 02, 2022 15:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage. The call service, which was launched in July, was restored shortly before midnight on Thursday. People experiencing...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. November 27, 2022. Editorial: A month in, casino shows revenue potential In 2020, proponents of the initiative that would allow casinos at the state’s horseracing tracks made a convincing argument that providing gambling there would keep the...

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska

Nov. 27, 2022 12:43 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide continues to spread. The...

Buffett donates over $750 million to his family charities

Nov. 23, 2022 18:07 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated more than $750 million in Berkshire Hathaway stock to the four foundations run by his family Wednesday, but unlike his annual gifts to charity each summer, the recipients didn't include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ...

Ronsiek, Jensen lead No. 16 Creighton women past Omaha 93-71

Nov. 22, 2022 22:12 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Emma Ronsiek scored 26 points, Lauren Jensen added 20 and No. 16 Creighton defeated Omaha 93-71 on Tuesday night, giving the Bluejays the Nebraska championship. Creighton, now sporting its best ranking ever, beat then No. 22 Nebraska 77-51, which beat the...

Ball State defeats Omaha 71-61

Nov. 16, 2022 23:38 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jalen Windham scored 15 points as Ball State beat Omaha 71-61 on Wednesday night. Windham was 5 of 10 shooting (3 for 6 from distance) for the Cardinals (2-1). Demarius Jacobs scored 12 points while shooting 5 for 11 (0 for 4 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from...

No. 20 Creighton women rout No. 22 Nebraska 77-51

Nov. 15, 2022 21:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Molly Mogensen scored 22 points, Morgan Maly added 16 with eight rebounds and No. 20 Creighton routed No. 22 Nebraska 77-51 on Tuesday night in the first matchup between the in-state rivals when both were ranked. It was Creighton's largest series win over...

Buffett's firm cuts stakes U.S. Bank, BYD; adds chip maker

Nov. 14, 2022 19:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company slashed its stake in U.S. Bank's parent company and also sold shares in Chinese electric car maker BYD in the third quarter, according to regulatory filings Monday. The moves were among several others including a more than $4.1 billion...

Police ID woman killed in Omaha shooting that injured 7

Nov. 14, 2022 13:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have identified a woman killed in a shooting at a northeast Omaha party that injured seven others. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. Sunday during a confrontation at the party, police said. Officers who responded to reports of gunfire in the area...