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 Lincoln home.
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.
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, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said.
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 shared his name to fight over it.
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.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the claims of seven women who alleged the University of Nebraska-Lincoln didn't adequately respond to their complaints of being sexually assaulted or harassed, including four women who said they were victims of Cornhuskers athletes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man was found not guilty in the killing of a man who was shot last September in a Lincoln apartment.
CHICAGO (AP) — A predominantly Black college in central Illinois named after Abraham Lincoln and founded the year the former president was assassinated will close this week, months after a cyberattack that compounded enrollment struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nelnet Inc. (NNI) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $186.6 million.
The Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $4.91 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.99 per share.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Beatrice police officer in a confrontation following a high-speed chase over the weekend has died, Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang said.
Lang said Bradley Allen, 35, of Lincoln, died Tuesday afternoon — nearly three days after the Saturday night shooting, radio station KWBE reported.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ National Research Corp. (NRC) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.5 million.
The Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share.
The advisor to healthcare providers posted revenue of $38.4 million in the period.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, will pay $497,500 to a woman who says she was injured when police fired rubber bullets during racial justice protests in May 2020.
Elise Poole, who is now 20, alleged in a lawsuit that she was fleeing from tear gas fired by law enforcement officers at protesters near downtown Lincoln on May 31, 2020, when she was hit by a rubber bullet.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson endorsed state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks on Thursday in her campaign for the state's 1st Congressional District.
Pansing Brooks, a Democrat, is looking to replace former U.S.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker who resigned after admitting that he took photos of a female subordinate in his office without her permission acted in a “boorish, brainless and bizarre" manner but did not commit illegal sexual discrimination or harassment, according to an investigator hired by the Legislature.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lancaster County jury has found a Lincoln man guilty in the shooting death more than two years ago of a Lincoln teenager.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed people in a majority of U.S. states to carry concealed handguns without a permit died Monday when Nebraska state lawmakers derailed the proposal after hearing concerns from law enforcement officials.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even though Casey Thompson hasn't been named Nebraska's starting quarterback officially, all indications through spring practices point to him taking the first snaps when the Cornhuskers open the season.
EDISON, Neb. (AP) — A wildfire in southern Nebraska fueled by dry conditions and strong winds forced the evacuation of the small village of Edison, destroyed several homes and factored into the death of a rural fire chief who was killed in a crash while responding to the blaze.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Abortion rights proponents scored a surprising victory in Nebraska by derailing a bill that would have automatically outlawed abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns its 1973 Roe v.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska would immediately ban abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns its 1973 decision to legalize the procedure under a bill that sharply divided lawmakers on Wednesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers failed Tuesday to overrule Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of a bill that would have forced him to apply for $120 million in federal pandemic rental assistance, leaving the state as the only one to flat-out refuse the aid.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican congressional hopeful Mike Flood scored the endorsement Tuesday of the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm advocacy group.
Flood, a state senator and former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, is looking to replace former GOP Rep.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democrats have picked state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln to run in a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican who resigned last month after he was convicted of federal charges.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Nebraska governor hopeful Jim Pillen has picked Joe Kelly, a longtime career prosecutor, as his campaign running mate.
Pillen announced his choice for the ticket on Tuesday at the Nebraska Capitol.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Friday to 90 days of house arrest and two years of probation for a crash that killed a Nebraska man and his 7-year-old son last year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plane that crashed in northern Oklahoma, killing three Nebraskans, was nearly vertical when in struck the ground, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker apologized on Monday after he publicly cited a persistent but debunked rumor alleging that schools are placing litter boxes in school bathrooms to accommodate children who self-identify as cats.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Lincoln has accused Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley of flouting state campaign finance law and is calling for Foley — who is now running for state auditor — to divest his campaign of tens of thousands of dollars.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a state budget bill that includes $53.5 million to lay the groundwork for a canal project to divert water out of Colorado, plus millions of dollars for other projects around the state.
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A young man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2020 shooting death of a Lincoln police investigator who was among officers serving an arrest warrant in a homicide case.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman has been sentenced to probation for causing a crash last year that killed a motorcyclist.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A close friend and supporter of a Nebraska congressman told a federal jury Friday that he acted as a middleman in a plot that funneled $30,000 from a Nigerian-born billionaire to the Republican lawmaker’s reelection campaign through straw donors.
POND CREEK, Okla. (AP) — A Nebraska couple and their adult daughter have been killed in the crash of a small plane in northwestern Oklahoma, according to an official at a funeral home the couple owned.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry learned in 2018 that he received $30,000 in illegal campaign donations from a Nigerian-born billionaire, but the Nebraska Republican lied and misled federal investigators probing the exchange of illicit dollars, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The death of a Lincoln fire inspector at his home in January was the result of work-related duties performed within 24 hours before his death, according to the coordinator for Nebraska’s Local Assistance State Team.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A little-known Republican congressman from Nebraska will begin a high-profile trial Wednesday in California over accusations by federal prosecutors that he lied about illegal campaign contributions from a Nigerian billionaire.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska inched closer Friday to allowing gun owners to carry concealed firearms without a permit, background check or special training, as more than 20 other conservative states already have done.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers struggled Thursday over a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit, an idea supported by gun-rights advocates despite concerns from some law enforcement officials.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday in the trial of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, who is accused of lying to federal authorities who were investigating an illegal donation to his campaign from a foreign national.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Wednesday to a grant program for small businesses that are hit by natural disasters, pandemics or other emergencies, but it won't get any money this year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska took another step Wednesday toward building a canal that would divert water out of neighboring Colorado under a 99-year-old compact, a project based in fears about the Denver area's growing use of the South Platte River that runs through both states.
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — At least five people have died in two separate crashes on Nebraska roads a little more than a day apart, according to law enforcement officials.
Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a crash involving several vehicles at a busy intersection in the eastern Nebraska city of La Vista, police there said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — People who report sexual assaults to authorities in Nebraska could get immunity from alcohol or drug possession charges under a bill advanced by lawmakers on Wednesday.
Lawmakers gave the measure initial approval on a 29-6 vote.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A young man man has died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash in east Lincoln, police there said.
The crash happened Monday night at 70th and Holdrege streets, when a car crashed into a pickup truck that was waiting to turn left, police told the Lincoln Journal Star.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's push to increase pay for front-line prison staffers appears to have eased some of the chronic shortages that have caused problems in the corrections department, state officials said Monday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of his estranged wife’s new boyfriend in downtown Omaha.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts ramped up his push Wednesday for income tax cuts, a new state prison and a $500 million canal to claim water from Colorado, arguing that the state is expected to collect more than enough revenue to pay for it all.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A motorcyclist died in a crash in southeastern Lincoln, police said.
The crash happened late Tuesday afternoon when one of two motorcyclists travelling together north on 70th Street lost control, hit a curb and then a fence, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.