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Nebraska man gets prison for leaving noose for coworker

Dec. 02, 2022 18:23 PM EST

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — A former employee at the Oriental Trading Co. has been sentenced to prison for leaving a noose on a floor scrubber that a Black colleague was set to use. The Nebraska U.S. Attorney's office said Bruce Quinn, 66, was sentenced Friday to four months in prison...

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...

Patrol: Western Nebraska officer shoots, injures armed man

Dec. 02, 2022 11:47 AM EST

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska police officer shot and injured an armed man whom police had been called to help, the Nebraska State Patrol said Friday in a news release. The patrol said it’s investigating the shooting that happened late Thursday morning in Gering. ...

Amoore's triple-double lifts No. 9 Va Tech over Nebraska

Dec. 01, 2022 22:01 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgia Amoore had 24 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the first triple-double in Virginia Tech history as the No. 9 Hokies beat Nebraska 85-54 on Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Elizabeth Kitley added 24 points and 12 rebounds for the...

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,...

Marcus Satterfield leaves Gamecocks to be Nebraska's new OC

Dec. 01, 2022 12:29 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Satterfield will join new Nebraska coach Matt Rhule's staff as offensive coordinator after serving in the same role at South Carolina for two seasons. Rhule announced the hirings of five on-field assistants and a strength coach Thursday. He was...

Nebraska routs Boston College 88-67 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Nov. 30, 2022 23:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Keisei Tominaga matched a career best with 23 points and Nebraska rolled to an 88-67 win over Boston College on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Nebraska used a 33-6 run that spanned the halves for a 64-40 lead with 8:41 remaining. Boston College...

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...

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Nov. 29, 2022 17:08 PM EST

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Nebraska. But for decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories...

Huskers pay premium for Rhule to bring back program's glory

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Matt Rhule said he had plenty of options after he got fired by the Carolina Panthers. He could have taken a year off from football or worked in television. Or he could jump back into college coaching. A number of schools reached out to him, he said, but only...