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Man sentenced to 70 years to life in Lincoln officer's death

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of a police officer in 2020. Felipe Vazquez, now 19, shot Officer Mario Herrera when he tried to escape from police who were serving an arrest warrant for him at his...

Police identify 2 killed in Lincoln triple shooting

May. 25, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police identified two men killed in a triple shooting in Lincoln over the weekend. Patricio Urias, 42, and Zachariah Palomo, 26, died in the early Sunday morning shooting inside a home near 30th and P streets, police said late Monday in a news release....

Man who killed Husker football player grandad dies in prison

May. 24, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man with a long history of mental illness when he killed the grandfather of two Nebraska football players more than two decades ago has died in prison. Russell Harms died in the Nebraska prison system's Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln on Monday,...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 24, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

Lincoln Journal-Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Mental health a quiet crisis needing attention There’s a quiet, often unnoticed pandemic raging throughout the country that’s hitting especially hard in Nebraska. But it’s not from COVID-19 or any other virus. ...

Up, up and away: Huskers ending balloon release after 1st TD

May. 24, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's gameday tradition of fans releasing helium-filled red balloons to celebrate the Cornhuskers' first touchdown is ending. Balloons have been handed out to fans near the stadium entrance before games since the early 1960s. Athletic director Trev Alberts...

USA Swimming sets dates for 2024 Olympic trials

May. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Swimming has set the dates for the 2024 Olympic trials, which will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The governing body announced Monday that the competition to determine the team for the Paris Games will run from June 15-23. The...

Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

May. 23, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh. The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who...

Two men dead, one wounded in Lincoln shooting on Sunday

May. 22, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two men died and a third man was hospitalized after a Sunday morning shooting in Lincoln. Police released few details about the shooting that was reported around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Lincoln Police said officers found two shooting victims inside a home near 30th...

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

Pilot dies in airplane crash near Wayne drag race event

May. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — A pilot died after a single-engine plane crashed at the Wayne Municipal Airport, officials said. The Cessna 140 crashed Friday evening during the MayDay STOL Drag Races. The organization that planned the events said in a Facebook post the pilot...