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An Omaha police officer stands inside of the Davis Square Apartments at Creighton University on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Police and firefighters evacuated the dormitory overnight after a student told emergency room staff that she had tried to make the poison ricin in her dorm room in an attempt to harm herself. The Omaha World-Herald reports that officials also shut down the Creighton University Medical Center emergency room on the university campus as a precaution.  (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

Jan. 15, 2021 11:41 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police and firefighters evacuated a Creighton University dormitory after a student at the Nebraska school told emergency room staff that she had tried to make the poison ricin in her dorm room in an attempt to harm herself. Officials also temporarily shut down the Creighton University...

FILE - In a June 26, 2018, file photo, Lou Perrotti lets an American burying beetle crawl on his hand. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, it plans to sue over last fall's move to list the American burying beetle as threatened. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP, File)

Environmentalists fight move to reduce beetle's protections

Jan. 12, 2021 5:24 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services over its move...

Nebraska and Indiana join at the center of the court in a moment of unity before the start of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

The Latest: Nebraska-Maryland basketball game postponed

Jan. 12, 2021 4:04 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Maryland scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cornhuskers’ program. Nebraska announced a pause in its program on Monday because of at...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Nebraska's Wan'Dale Robinson (1) scores in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Robinson has announced his plan to transfer. Robinson posted his decision on Twitter on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, saying he wants to move closer to his family in Kentucky. (AP Photo/Holly Hart, File)

Huskers WR Wan'Dale Robinson announces plan to transfer

Jan. 11, 2021 4:30 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson has announced his plan to transfer, leaving the Cornhuskers without one of their top playmakers in 2021. Robinson revealed his decision on Twitter on Monday, saying he wants to move closer to his family in Kentucky. Robinson split time between...

This image released by Peacock shows Amber Ruffin from the comedy series

'Wildly silly,' perceptive Amber Ruffin earns TV spotlight

Jan. 11, 2021 12:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're someday in need of a plus-one to liven an unpromising party, consider Amber Ruffin. In fact, skip the party and just hang with Ruffin, whose weekly comedy show is proving her to be excellent company. Ruffin's exuberant charm can and should lure you in to Peacock's weekly...

Nebraska's Shamiel Stevenson makes a layup in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Jackson-Davis, IU beat back Husker rally for 84-76 win

Jan. 10, 2021 8:46 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Rob Phinisee scored 18 points and Aljami Durham scored 17 and Indiana beat Nebraska 84-76 on Sunday. Trayce Jackson-Davis scored nine of his 15 points from the foul line and grabbed 11 rebounds and Race Thompson scored 11 for Indiana (8-5, 3-3 Big Ten Conference) which now has won...

Nebraska women hold on to defeat No. 12 Michigan State 68-64

Jan. 10, 2021 5:23 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kate Cain blocked a 3-point shot with five seconds remaining and Whitney Brown followed with the clinching free throw and Nebraska upset No. 23 Michigan State 68-64 on Sunday. The Spartans, who went cold in the fourth quarter, pulled within 67-64 on a putback by Kendall Bostic. A...

Kreuser carries North Dakota St. past Omaha 80-66

Jan. 9, 2021 11:38 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Rocky Kreuser tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds to lift North Dakota State to an 80-66 win over Omaha on Saturday night. Sam Griesel had 18 points for North Dakota State (6-6, 4-0 Summit League), which won its fourth straight game. Maleeck Harden-Hayes added 14 points. Grant Nelson had...

Creighton guard Denzel Mahoney (34) makes a free throw against St. John's in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

No. 7 Creighton routs St. John's 97-79 without Zegarowski

Jan. 9, 2021 3:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton's high-scoring offense didn't skip a beat even without its biggest star. Denzel Mahoney scored a season-high 24 points to lead six players in double figures with Marcus Zegarowski out of the lineup, and seventh-ranked Creighton pulled away early in a 97-79 victory over St....

Kreuser carries North Dakota St. over Omaha 71-69

Jan. 8, 2021 11:44 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Rocky Kreuser recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds and Sam Griesel scored on a jumper as time expired to lead North Dakota State to a 71-69 win over Nebraska Omaha on Friday night. Griesel had 19 points for North Dakota State (5-6, 5-1 Summit League). Tyree Eady added 11 points and eight...