Latest Lincoln News

Bang! Nebraska crash test could lead to safer road barriers

Dec. 08, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Nebraska smashed an 80,000-pound tractor-tanker into a concrete barrier on Wednesday in a test that could lead to safer, more cost-effective barriers throughout the United States. The truck hit the barrier at around 50 mph,...

Whipple joins Huskers as coordinator day after leaving Pitt

Dec. 08, 2021 11:57 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mark Whipple was named Nebraska's offensive coordinator on Wednesday, a day after he resigned from the same position at Pittsburgh. Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost also announced the hiring of Chicago Bears assistant Donovan Raiola as offensive line coach. ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

Mickey Joseph to coach Husker receivers after 5 years at LSU

Dec. 03, 2021 14:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, who coached wide receivers the last five seasons at LSU, will return to Nebraska as receivers coach, passing game coordinator and associate head coach under Scott Frost. Frost, who announced Joseph's hiring Friday, still is looking to...

Lincoln police: Teen shot older man in road rage conflict

Nov. 29, 2021 12:43 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting an older man during what officers believe was a road rage confrontation. Tyler Foster, 19, is accused of shooting a 68-year-old man Sunday afternoon after the man confronted Foster,...

Patrol: Man shot by Nebraska trooper dies at hospital

Nov. 29, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man shot by a Nebraska state trooper last week during a drug investigation has died at a Lincoln hospital, authorities said. German Pedrazo, 27, died Sunday night, four days after he was shot in a Lincoln parking lot, the Lincoln Journal Star...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 29, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Nebraskans should reject radical overhaul of state education board, department Societies should hold fast to an important guiding principle for government: avoid a heavy centralizing of power. This is why...

Nebraska trooper shoots, critically injures man

Nov. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska State Patrol trooper on a narcotics task force shot and critically injured a man as officers were following up on information from a Crime Stoppers report, authorities said Saturday. Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County...

Snow days could be a thing of the past at UNL

Nov. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a new policy gives UNL the option to...

Investigators looking into cause of fatal fire in Humboldt

Nov. 26, 2021 14:43 PM EST

HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Agency is investigating after a fatal fire on Thanksgiving morning in rural eastern Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m. in Humboldt....