Latest Nebraska News

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...

Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Jan. 24, 2023 14:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Any Iowa student who wants to attend a private school could use public money to pay for tuition or other expenses under a plan passed Tuesday by the Legislature and quickly signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds, making the state the third to pass a measure that allows such...

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...

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Jan. 23, 2023 17:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Senate returns from several weeks of recess to begin a new session of closely-divided government. Ricketts is bringing...

Knee injury ends season for Nebraska's Emmanuel Bandoumel

Jan. 23, 2023 16:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Emmanuel Bandoumel will require surgery and miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee in a game over the weekend, coach Fred Hoiberg announced Monday. Bandoumel's knee buckled as he drove to the basket in the first half of the Cornhuskers'...

South Dakota tribe: Storm deaths 'could have been prevented'

Jan. 23, 2023 14:37 PM EST

Honor Beauvais’ every breath was a battle as a snowstorm battered the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The asthmatic 12-year-old's worried aunt and uncle begged for help clearing a path to their cattle ranch near the community of Two Strike as his condition worsened, his...

Wisconsin-Northwestern game rescheduled for Monday

Jan. 22, 2023 19:03 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Wisconsin-Northwestern basketball game that didn’t take place as scheduled Saturday due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols will happen on Monday instead. Officials from the two schools announced the rescheduled date Sunday. The game will take place...

Sellers guides No. 11 Maryland women past Nebraska 69-54

Jan. 22, 2023 16:28 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sophomore Shyanne Sellers finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 11 Maryland never trailed in a 69-54 victory over Nebraska on Sunday. Sellers made 6 of 12 shots with a 3-pointer and sank 7 of 8 free throws for the Terrapins (16-4, 7-2 Big Ten...