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Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Jan. 31, 2023 22:17 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man with an AR-15-style rifle and more than a dozen ammunition magazines opened fire inside a Target store in Omaha, sending panicked shoppers and employees scrambling for safety before he was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. No injuries were...

Illinois pulls away midway through 2nd, beats Nebraska 72-56

Jan. 31, 2023 21:39 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 16 points to lead four in double figures as Illinois beat Nebraska 72-56 on Tuesday night. Illinois (16-6, 7-4 Big Ten) has won seven of its last eight games while Nebraska (10-13, 3-9) has lost four straight. Illinois...

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....

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jan. 29, 2023 22:36 PM EST

Omaha World-Herald. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Gov. Pillen off to good start with Nebraska school funding proposal Gov. Jim Pillen’s initial jump into Nebraska’s perennial, thorny debate over education funding is an impressive start. Shortly after...

3 kids taken in Nebraska carjacking found with frostbite

Jan. 29, 2023 18:54 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Three young children were being treated for frostbite in Nebraska Sunday after police said two suspects stole an SUV while they were inside. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, when temperatures were around 0 degrees, a man reported that his 2012 Chevrolet Traverse had...

Young, Carey lead Maryland past Nebraska 82-63

Jan. 28, 2023 19:28 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jahmir Young had 18 points, seven assists, and six steals, Donald Carey added 16 points, and Maryland defeated Nebraska 82-63 on Saturday. Donta Scott added 12 points, Hakim Hart 11, and Patrick Emilien 10. Emilien had seven rebounds and Hart added five...

Clark's double-double leads No. 10 Iowa past Nebraska 80-76

Jan. 28, 2023 16:11 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 10 Iowa held off Nebraska for an 80-76 win on Saturday. It was the 10th double-double of the season for Clark, who came into the game second in the nation in scoring at 26.8 points per game. She just missed...

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...

Northwestern beats Nebraska for 7th straight time, 78-63

Jan. 25, 2023 21:13 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ty Berry made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, Boo Buie added 17 points and Northwestern beat Nebraska 78-63 on Wednesday night. It was the second of three games in five days for Northwestern (14-5, 5-3 Big Ten), which had two games postponed last week due...

Governor hawks tax cuts, increased school funding in address

Jan. 25, 2023 12:41 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen delivered his first State of the State address in the state Capitol on Wednesday, spelling out plans to drastically cut taxes while increasing funding to state schools. “What we do with the people’s money this session is critical...