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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 06, 2023 00:06 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 1, 2023. Editorial: ‘Constitutional carry’ isn’t really about the Constitution Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins minced no words in testifying against Sen. Tom Brewer’s so–called “constitutional carry” bill last week. ...

Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska

Feb. 04, 2023 16:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems. Mark Grant, a communications operator at the Lincoln Airport, said 326 passengers and crew members were aboard the...

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...