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Scholarship for Nebraska immigrant students expands
Scholarship for Nebraska immigrant students expands

Immigrant students in Nebraska are benefiting from a scholarship that aims to improve their future.

Lincoln Southwest defeats Norfolk 1-0 to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

Lincoln Southwest defeats Norfolk 1-0 to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

The Silverhawks, after defeating the Lincoln Southeast Knights on Wednesday 3-2 (OT), traveled back up to Norfolk on Friday for a date with the Panthers, winning 1-0

Omaha park concerns bring pepper balls from police

Omaha park concerns bring pepper balls from police

Police tell us that last weekend officers were called to the park to break up a large and disorderly crowd.

Opera Omaha set for first opera in Spanish, 'El Ultimo Sueño de Diego y Frida'

Opera Omaha set for first opera in Spanish, 'El Ultimo Sueño de Diego y Frida'

Everything is ready for Opera Omaha to premier its first-ever Spanish-language opera in May.

Nebraska Board of Parole to face increased accountability under new law

Nebraska Board of Parole to face increased accountability under new law

Nebraska parole board members will be removed from that paid job if they miss a dozen parole hearing days per year, says a new state law signed by Gov. Jim Pillen this week. 

NU Board of Regents approve alcohol sales for Husker baseball, softball games at Haymarket Park

NU Board of Regents approve alcohol sales for Husker baseball, softball games at Haymarket Park

University of Nebraska Board of Regents met Friday to approve several items, including whether to permit alcohol sales at Haymarket Park for Husker baseball and softball games.

Sexual harassment allegations against CEO plunge Omaha education agency into turmoil

Sexual harassment allegations against CEO plunge Omaha education agency into turmoil

Two members of a metro-area education board have resigned after their colleagues voted to keep an executive linked to sexual harassment allegations while he led a City of Omaha department. 

Pius girls top Lincoln East to win first HAC tournament title

Pius girls top Lincoln East to win first HAC tournament title

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Lincoln Pius girls have won their first Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament title in program history.

Sen. Deb Fischer supports sending munitions to Ukraine, eager to see specifics of House package

Sen. Deb Fischer supports sending munitions to Ukraine, eager to see specifics of House package

Nebraska’s senior U.S. senator is voicing her cautious support for sending billions of dollars worth of munitions to Ukraine.

Pillen: Special session(s) on taxes coming

Pillen: Special session(s) on taxes coming

State Sen. Danielle Conrad, Lincoln (D): “When the governor set the target of achieving a 40% property tax reduction, his plan from December through today was to raise taxes.”

Pillen: Special session on property taxes coming

Pillen: Special session on property taxes coming

No date has been announced

Special session on taxes appearing far more likely

Special session on taxes appearing far more likely

In the cross hairs is Governor Jim Pillen's plan to fix it all.

‘You can make magic happen’: NU presidential finalist makes pitch to campuses

‘You can make magic happen’: NU presidential finalist makes pitch to campuses

During his first fall semester as dean of a medical university in Ohio, Dr. Jeffrey Gold recalls a first-year student seeking to return her iconic white coat hours after receiving it.

NU Notes: Rally in Ninth Sinks Huskers

NU Notes: Rally in Ninth Sinks Huskers

Four runs in the top of the ninth inning sank Nebraska in a 6-4 loss vs. Creighton on Tuesday night at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

Latest batch of rain brings some relief for farmers

Latest batch of rain brings some relief for farmers

After the latest round of storms and rain, farmers were provide with some relief from the drought season.

Dr. Derrick Joel named superintendent of Norris School District #160

Dr. Derrick Joel named superintendent of Norris School District #160

Norris School District #160 has named its next superintendent.

Open Sky on property taxes pay-for: Expand the sales tax base and cut the sales tax rate

Open Sky on property taxes pay-for: Expand the sales tax base and cut the sales tax rate

Rebecca Firestone: “That's generally good policy. That if you're going to do an expansion to the base you use those revenues in order to reduce the rate.”

Greg Sharpe, voice of the Huskers, announces cancer diagnosis

Greg Sharpe, voice of the Huskers, announces cancer diagnosis

Greg Sharpe, the long time voice of Husker football and baseball, announced his cancer diagnosis on Monday night. 

NU Notes: Shelley Selected by Phoenix in WNBA Draft

NU Notes: Shelley Selected by Phoenix in WNBA Draft

Jaz Shelley became the first Husker graduate chosen in the WNBA Draft since 2014, when the three-time All-Big Ten guard was selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the 29th overall pick in the third round on Monday night.

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement around the country conduct high numbers of traffic stops every single day, but each time brings a risk into play, making Scott's Law crucial. 

Nebraska lawmakers pass a bill to restore voting rights to newly released felons

Nebraska lawmakers pass a bill to restore voting rights to newly released felons

Nebraska lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to restore the voting rights of those convicted of felonies upon the completion of their sentences, including prison and parole time.

Growing UNMC Omaha campus seeks modern student housing option, aims to build six-story project

Growing UNMC Omaha campus seeks modern student housing option, aims to build six-story project

Responding to a growing demand from students, the University of Nebraska’s main medical training campus is diving into new territory: building new on-campus student housing.

Ricketts, GOP battle Senate Dems over Mayorkas impeachment trial

Ricketts, GOP battle Senate Dems over Mayorkas impeachment trial

Despite Ricketts plea for a Senate trial, there is no indication that the Democratic controlled Senate would convict Mayorkas.

NU Notes: Huskers Drop Series at Rutgers

NU Notes: Huskers Drop Series at Rutgers

No. 23 Nebraska dropped its first weekend series of the season, as the Huskers fell 6-4 at Rutgers on Sunday afternoon at Bainton Field.

Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop on Highway 77

Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop on Highway 77

An officer died on Highway 77 when a car collided with his vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday night.

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

The priority candidate for University of Nebraska president is making his case to the public.

Larry The Cable Guy enters bull in Lincoln PBR event

Larry The Cable Guy enters bull in Lincoln PBR event

Nebraska's own Larry The Cable Guy is getting involved in Lincoln's Professional Bull Riding event this weekend. 

Nebraskans, not state, will get more child support under recently passed bill

Nebraskans, not state, will get more child support under recently passed bill

Katie Nungesser had stretched her monthly welfare check to its limit. The $281 paid for her cell phone bill, infant daughter’s diapers and car insurance, but she couldn’t afford enough gas to drive for her kid’s weekend visit with her ex-husband.

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

A week’s worth of winner-take all here in Nebraska, with a national audience watching, ends right where it started, plenty of noise but no action, not yet.

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

For teenagers of the 1980s, Omaha offered little to do on warm summer nights. 

Lincoln East Baseball run-rules Grand Island to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

Lincoln East Baseball run-rules Grand Island to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

The Class A #1 Lincoln East Spartans had no trouble beating the Grand Island Islanders in their 10-0 victory Thursday night in Lincoln. 

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died.

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

According to the administration, last year while increasing state aid to schools by $324 million, the state imposed a so-called “soft cap” on school districts, school budgets only able to increase by more than 3 percent if the board approved.

UNL students, faculty continue work on Reller Prairie

UNL students, faculty continue work on Reller Prairie

Since 2019, students and professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been working to restore Reller Prairie in the Martell area of rural Lancaster County.

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Nebraskans will soon have the chance to interact with the priority candidate for president of the University of Nebraska.

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

All the tax talk and frustration are building.

Hundreds show to push a change in Nebraska's presidential vote

Hundreds show to push a change in Nebraska's presidential vote

Some were in line 2-hours early, told that this year’s race for the White House is going to be close, possibly boiling down to one of Nebraska’s five electoral votes.

Bacon hits Vargas over 'bathroom bill'

Bacon hits Vargas over 'bathroom bill'

The bill failed, in large part because two of Congressman Don Bacon’s fellow Republicans, State Senators Merv Riepe and Tom Brandt wouldn’t go along.

Late chance by Navigators denied by Libengood, Panthers hold on for win

Late chance by Navigators denied by Libengood, Panthers hold on for win

On senior night for the Panthers, Norfolk boys soccer held on in a win for their best start since 2006 with a 3-2 win over Lincoln North Star.

Filibuster kills 'Bathroom Bill'

Filibuster kills 'Bathroom Bill'

Backers of the bill coming up 2 votes short needed to stop a heated filibuster.

'Bathroom bill' on tap, filibuster promised

'Bathroom bill' on tap, filibuster promised

The legislation would keep biological boys out of girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms and biological boys from playing on girls’ teams.

Omaha Democrat vows to 'restore public trust' to Mayor's office

Omaha Democrat vows to 'restore public trust' to Mayor's office

John Ewing challenges Mayor Jean Stothert over restaurant tax and no streetcar vote

Pillen's struggling tax plan 'open to any ideas'

Pillen's struggling tax plan 'open to any ideas'

With time running out in Lincoln, lawmakers are scratching their heads looking for answers.

Ricketts adds to Pillen's tax plan problems

Ricketts adds to Pillen's tax plan problems

Sen. Pete Ricketts: "As Governor I was always against a plan to raise taxes, so I’m against this plan to raise taxes."

Pillen's major tax plan finding major complaints

Pillen's major tax plan finding major complaints

The right-wing Americans for Prosperity are touting a poll that says 70 percent of Nebraskans oppose raising the sales tax to cut property taxes.

Stothert running again, ready to vote for Trump

Stothert running again, ready to vote for Trump

Joe Jordan, News Channel Nebraska: “Are you going to vote for Donald Trump for president?”
Mayor Jean Stothert, Omaha (R): “Why are we talking about the presidential race?”

Columbus girls top Bennington 2-0

Columbus girls top Bennington 2-0

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Two long-range goals gave the Columbus girls their third win of the season.

Filibuster changing as NE lawmakers head for the finish line

Filibuster changing as NE lawmakers head for the finish line

In an unexpected move, some issues are likely to see less debate than usual.

Nebraska lawmaker under investigation

Nebraska lawmaker under investigation

The investigation, announced today, puts Hastings Republican Steve Halloran in the crosshairs.

Inside the fight over NU's next President

Inside the fight over NU's next President

The Board of Regents meets Wednesday. Is a decision coming soon?

Emhoff: Election will be close; should be a no brainer

Emhoff: Election will be close; should be a no brainer

According to Emhoff, this visit is not his last. He says he’ll be back before the election.

Lawmaker's apology rings hollow to some

Lawmaker's apology rings hollow to some

State Sen. Julie Slama (R): Sen. Halloran, you should be ashamed of yourself for being incapable of apologizing. There is no justification for your actions, and you should resign.”

Calls for lawmaker's resignation following verbally graphic debate

Calls for lawmaker's resignation following verbally graphic debate

Hastings State Sen. Steve Halloran is under fire

OSHA: NE meatpacker 'ignored' federal safety standards

OSHA: NE meatpacker 'ignored' federal safety standards

An OSHA investigation uncovered a variety of safety issues including electrical problems that “exposed workers to live electrical parts.”

NU's 'secretive' selection process for president challenged

NU's 'secretive' selection process for president challenged

Mike Kennedy: The problem lays with the Regents. It's their decision. Having an open process helps the political process, by putting pressure from the public to come to a decision.”

Abortion battle awaits high court ruling, petition drive

Abortion battle awaits high court ruling, petition drive

A year ago, the abortion battle in Nebraska was in the Legislature.

Now, for the most part it’s in the courts and on street corners, as a petition drive is underway that would make abortion far easier.

Heavily Republican school district votes down bond issue, again

Heavily Republican school district votes down bond issue, again

Bennington schools officials: "We hear you."

Voters reject multi-million dollar school bond issue, again

Voters reject multi-million dollar school bond issue, again

Bond issue would have been used to build a second high school.

News Channel Nebraska extends TV partnership with Supernovas, televising two matches this week

News Channel Nebraska extends TV partnership with Supernovas, televising two matches this week

OMAHA, Neb. — News Channel Nebraska will be televising a majority of the Omaha Supernovas' remaining home games to round out the Pro Volleyball Federation's inaugural season.

Highway death ramps up calls for tougher sentencing

Highway death ramps up calls for tougher sentencing

Kim Latacha: “Nebraska law has a stronger penalty for stealing a TV from Nebraska Furniture Mart, than it does for killing a cyclist with a car.”

Wahoo outlasts Auburn in overtime to win Class C1 championship

Wahoo outlasts Auburn in overtime to win Class C1 championship

In a thriller of a game that went back and forth throughout the contest, the Wahoo Warriors erased a seven-point 4th quarter deficit against Auburn to win in overtime 49-42.

Millard North edges Westside in OT to go to fifth-straight title game

Millard North edges Westside in OT to go to fifth-straight title game

Millard North used free throws and a steal on the final possession to hold off Omaha Westside in overtime 50-48 in the Class A semifinals.

Bellevue West tops Omaha Central to set up Class A rematch

Bellevue West tops Omaha Central to set up Class A rematch

The Thunderbirds beat the Eagles 62-54

Norris rolls Scottsbluff to make it to Class B finals

Norris rolls Scottsbluff to make it to Class B finals

The Titans beat the Bearcats 65-47

Glock goes for 24 points, Wahoo beats Omaha Concordia 49-36

Glock goes for 24 points, Wahoo beats Omaha Concordia 49-36

Marcus Glock scored 24 points and Wahoo defeated Omaha Concordia 49-36 in the Class C-1 semifinals.