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Olympian Boitano builds community through food

Jan. 29, 2023 17:08 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brian Boitano is an Olympic gold medalist, a two-time world champion and the winner of four national titles. He also has a flair for food and bringing people together. Among his long list of lofty achievements, Boitano makes a mean cocktail,...

Two people die in plane crash in southeast Nebraska

Jan. 12, 2023 11:55 AM EST

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — Two men died when their plane crashed in southeast Nebraska, officials said Thursday. Nemaha County Sheriff Brent Lohman said the county received a call about 11 p.m. Wednesday regarding a plane that had left Lincoln for the Auburn airport and had not returned...

Abortion, spending likely battles in new Nebraska session

Jan. 04, 2023 13:25 PM EST

The Nebraska Legislature began its new session Wednesday with several new members, a new incoming governor and nearly $1 billion in cash. But it faces some of the same perpetual issues over the next five months, including a likely fight over proposed abortion restrictions and what to do with that...

Drake rushes home, routs St. Ambrose 124-48

Dec. 22, 2022 00:43 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Okay Djamgouz scored a career-high 21 points, Nate Ferguson added career bests of 17 points and nine rebounds, and Drake overwhelmed St. Ambrose 124-48 on Wednesday. Tucker DeVries scored 21 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds for Drake. ...

Trucker arrested after Nebraska trooper hurt in hit-and-run

Dec. 16, 2022 10:22 AM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A North Dakota trucker has been arrested after reportedly hitting and injuring a Nebraska state trooper on Interstate 80 during a traffic stop, then leading other troopers on a chase that ended in an hourlong standoff, the Nebraska State Patrol reported. ...

Woman tells police Joseph 'pushed me on couch, strangled me'

Dec. 01, 2022 18:02 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, Nebraska's interim football coach for nine games this season, is accused of putting his hands around a woman's throat, pulling her hair and punching her before being taken into custody, according to a police affidavit filed Thursday. Joseph, 54,...

Former Nebraska interim coach arrested in domestic case

Nov. 30, 2022 20:38 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, Nebraska's interim football coach for nine games after Scott Frost's firing, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of strangulation and third-degree domestic assault. Police went to a Lincoln residence in the afternoon after a report of a domestic...

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...

UNL to change its fee policy after Christian group sues

Nov. 23, 2022 13:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will consider changing its policy on the way student fees are distributed after being sued by a Christian student group that alleged it had been discriminated against. The changes the Board of Regents will consider at its...

Mertz's late sneak for TD pushes Badgers past Nebraska 15-14

Nov. 19, 2022 17:19 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin team that has endured the midseason firing of its head coach and the death of a former teammate let its emotions spill out as groups of players gathered near midfield at Memorial Stadium to celebrate and pose for pictures with the Freedom Trophy. ...