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Hundreds show for Nebraska 'heartbeat' abortion ban hearing

Feb. 01, 2023 17:20 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of people crowded the halls of the Nebraska state Capitol on Wednesday for a committee hearing on a so-called heartbeat bill that would outlaw abortion at a point before many women even know they’re pregnant. The bill would ban abortions once cardiac...

2 Nebraska officers wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Jan. 31, 2023 13:41 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout during an attempted burglary, police said. Omaha police Chief Todd R. Schmaderer said the two officers responded to a report of a burglary at a storage business around 10:30 p.m....

Oral Roberts defeats Omaha 73-64

Jan. 28, 2023 23:33 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Connor Vanover's 23 points helped Oral Roberts defeat Omaha 73-64 on Saturday night. Vanover also had 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Golden Eagles (19-4, 10-0 Summit League). Max Abmas scored 18 points and added five rebounds and five assists. Issac McBride...

Allen puts up 20 as Kansas City takes down Omaha 64-61

Jan. 26, 2023 23:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Shemarri Allen's 20 points helped Kansas City defeat Omaha 64-61 on Thursday night. Allen was 8 of 21 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free throw line for the Roos (9-13, 5-4 Summit League). Allen David Mukeba Jr. added 15 points while finishing 7 of 8 from the...

Nebraska lawmaker again pushes no-permit conceal carry

Jan. 26, 2023 18:07 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is taking another shot at trying to pass a bill that would not only allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit, it would prohibit the state's cities and counties from issuing local laws to do so within their borders. Sen. Tom...

Union Pacific 4Q profit slips 4% on weather, hiring problems

Jan. 24, 2023 14:27 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit slipped 4% as severe winter weather snarled shipments in late December and disrupted the railroad's efforts to eliminate the delayed deliveries and other problems shippers complained about last year. The Omaha, Nebraska-based...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jan. 23, 2023 17:35 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. January 19, 2023. Editorial: Third term for legislators is good option Next year, Nebraska voters are certain to be asked to allow state senators to serve three consecutive terms in Legislature That is because 40 of the 49 senators...

NU regent acquitted of witness tampering in sex assault case

Jan. 21, 2023 15:51 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted University of Nebraska Regent Jack Stark of witness tampering in a sexual assault case. The Omaha World-Herald reported that the jury of five women and seven men returned a not guilty verdict Friday afternoon after 30 minutes of...

Smith's 20 help Denver down South Dakota 75-60

Jan. 19, 2023 23:54 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Tevin Smith scored 20 points as Denver beat South Dakota 75-60 on Thursday night. Smith was 6 of 10 shooting, including 4 for 5 from distance, and went 4 for 4 from the line for the Pioneers (12-9, 3-5 Summit League). Marko Lukic shot 5 for 6 (2 for 3 from...

Mayo scores 31 as South Dakota State beats Omaha 84-61

Jan. 19, 2023 23:27 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — (AP) — Zeke Mayo's 31 points led South Dakota State over Omaha 84-61 on Thursday night. Mayo also contributed five rebounds and five assists for the Jackrabbits (10-9, 5-2 Summit League). Alex Arians scored 16 points, going 5 of 7 (4 for 5 from distance)....