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‘I see a confident team’: Rhule addresses turnovers, close losses at Media Days
‘I see a confident team’: Rhule addresses turnovers, close losses at Media Days

Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule is energized by his team’s performance last season.

Pillen directed agencies to make ‘unprecedented’ cuts ahead of special session

Pillen directed agencies to make ‘unprecedented’ cuts ahead of special session

Lawmakers say they were not notified of the cuts last spring and still had not received details days before a planned special session on property tax relief.

Pillen continues push for Nebraska Plan ahead of special session

Pillen continues push for Nebraska Plan ahead of special session

Gov. Jim Pillen is continuing to push for his Nebraska Plan to reduce property taxes ahead of an expected special session of the Nebraska Legislature.

New Nebraska law connects 911 operators with 988 suicide prevention line

New Nebraska law connects 911 operators with 988 suicide prevention line

Nebraska's new law facilitates seamless communication between mental health and emergency providers, enhancing the integration of the 988 suicide prevention line with 911 services statewide.

Nebraska 'elector' reacts to Biden dropping out

Nebraska 'elector' reacts to Biden dropping out

Precious McKesson, executive director of Nebraska Democratic Party, says there's work ahead for Democrats

Biden drops out of 2024 Presidential Race, Nebraska officials react

Biden drops out of 2024 Presidential Race, Nebraska officials react

The Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued a statement on President Biden stepping down as the Democratic Party presidential nominee on Sunday.

UNMC key player in national health disaster planning

UNMC key player in national health disaster planning

UNMC is chosen to spearhead plans for large scale health care crises such as COVID and Ebola.

Nebraska football players visit patients, families at children’s hospital

Nebraska football players visit patients, families at children’s hospital

Nebraska players make an impact both on and off the field, and some student athletes made the trip to Children's Nebraska in Omaha to make their days.

Nebraska Governor, Revenue Committee Chair, talk of solving the 'crisis' of property taxes

Nebraska Governor, Revenue Committee Chair, talk of solving the 'crisis' of property taxes

Legislators return to the State Capitol for a special session, July 27th

Grand Island man sentenced for police chase, shutting himself in stranger’s bedroom

Grand Island man sentenced for police chase, shutting himself in stranger’s bedroom

A Grand Island man will spend a decade in prison for leading police on a chase and barricading himself inside a child’s room.

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss his thoughts on Nebraska potentially returning to the prestigious Association of American Universities. 

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office issued a statement in response to the published opinion of Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers on LB20.

Fischer, Osborn track different Big Rail concerns

Fischer, Osborn track different Big Rail concerns

Osborn calling for passage of the Railway Safety Act; Fischer has introduced the Amtrak Transparency Act.

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss where Nebraska fits into the state of higher education in the 21st Century and who he'd like to see helping lead NU's campuses in the future. 

NE audit blasts state transportation agency for millions spent on overtime, ‘unexplained’ fuel buys

NE audit blasts state transportation agency for millions spent on overtime, ‘unexplained’ fuel buys

The NDOT faces scrutiny after a state audit revealed misuse of funds, including over $6 million in annual overtime pay for most employees, and millions more in 'unexplained' expenses on fuel and fleet-related costs.

Study examines why politicians 'lie and deny'

Study examines why politicians 'lie and deny'

NU professor one of five co-authors of the report

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses his priorities with NCN

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses his priorities with NCN

News Channel Nebraska's Eric McKay interviews NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nineteen people died in traffic crashes across Nebraska in June, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

NE GOP's Spray on Trump shooting: 'A lump came in my throat'

NE GOP's Spray on Trump shooting: 'A lump came in my throat'

NCN: “Is there a martyrdom factor now?”

Spray: “Well I hate to elevate anybody to the position of martyr,  it's just an unfortunate thing."

Trump 'fine' after shooting at rally, campaign says. Prosecutor says gunman and 1 attendee are dead

Trump 'fine' after shooting at rally, campaign says. Prosecutor says gunman and 1 attendee are dead

Donald Trump's campaign said in a statement that he was “fine” after being whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after apparent gunshots rang through the crowd.

Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

As he grew Nebraska’s largest hog operation, Jim Pillen made economic and environmental assurances to residents of small communities where he was looking to build. Some residents profited. Others say Pillen Family Farms prospered while they suffered.

Husker pitcher Tucker Timmerman thriving in summer league baseball, on the last frontier

Husker pitcher Tucker Timmerman thriving in summer league baseball, on the last frontier

Timmerman is spending the summer with the Matsu Miners in the Alaska Baseball League.

Crime doesn't pay in Omaha bank heists

Crime doesn't pay in Omaha bank heists

Do the math

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Seven Husker football standouts and a state college All-American comprise the 2024 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

Report: NE economy on right track

Report: NE economy on right track

Through the end of May the state’s leading economic indicator was up just over 2-and-a-half percent.

Pillen defends tax plan: 'It's not a billion-dollar tax increase'

Pillen defends tax plan: 'It's not a billion-dollar tax increase'

Governor also defends not holding property tax town halls in Omaha and Lincoln.

Boeing flies campaign cash to Nebraska

Boeing flies campaign cash to Nebraska

An examination by News Channel Nebraska has found Boeing, over the years, contributing tens-of-thousands of dollars to Sen. Deb Fischer, along with Congressmen Adrian Smith and Don Bacon.

Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Papillion honoring thousands

Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Papillion honoring thousands

37,000 Vietnam era Veterans live in Nebraska.

EPIC fall-out

EPIC fall-out

Gov. Pillen was firmly against the EPIC plan and made his opposition well known.

Police: Deadly shooting reveals 'transnational' organized crime, drugs

Police: Deadly shooting reveals 'transnational' organized crime, drugs

Meanwhile a grand jury investigation into the shooting is expected to begin soon.

Medical marijuana petition drive going down to the wire

Medical marijuana petition drive going down to the wire

Nebraska is one of only six states without some form of legalized medical marijuana.

Biden debate performance worries Democrats, NE reacts

Biden debate performance worries Democrats, NE reacts

Vice-President Kamala Harris defending President Biden's performance as one that got off to a "slow start" but had a "strong finish."

Missouri set to crest in Omaha on Friday

Missouri set to crest in Omaha on Friday

Driving around some parts of Omaha, getting a bit tougher.

Most significantly the I-680 bridge connecting Nebraska and Iowa shut down by the flood, as is a short stretch of I-29 just east of Omaha.

Pillen sets date for special session on taxes

Pillen sets date for special session on taxes

In addition, Pillen says he's open to another special session to change the way Nebraska allocates its electoral votes.

Abortion petitions backed by big bucks

Abortion petitions backed by big bucks

The money behind both sides is no secret.
Both groups need nearly 123,000 valid names to make the November ballot.

NCN: Talk of property valuation caps making noise in Lincoln

NCN: Talk of property valuation caps making noise in Lincoln

The governor’s office last week noting that over half of Nebraska’s 93 counties had double-digit valuation increases this year.

Love: Black voters are playing with pollsters

Love: Black voters are playing with pollsters

Love: "They will vote for Joe simply because they don't feel comfortable voting for the Republican."

NE gas prices still dropping

NE gas prices still dropping

Right now, the statewide average is $3.19 a gallon, and that’s down from $3.25 a week ago.

Biden immigration moves hit NE Senate race

Biden immigration moves hit NE Senate race

This week Biden announced an executive order providing legal status to undocumented people who are married to U.S. citizens. Their children are also included. To qualify, a person must have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years.

Stothert: McDonnell 'does not get under my skin'

Stothert: McDonnell 'does not get under my skin'

One year ago, a poll said 68 percent of Omaha voters oppose the streetcar, 19 percent are for it and 13 percent unsure. It’s a poll that, according to the mayor, is just not true.

Property taxes and tornadoes: Dozens won't pay, more expected

Property taxes and tornadoes: Dozens won't pay, more expected

As News Channel Nebraska first reported, following the Arbor Day storms you do not have to pay property taxes on homes levelled by the tornadoes, not long ago you would have.

Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Another concern, not necessarily new but certainly heightened, human trafficking.

Mutual Tower: Going up

Mutual Tower: Going up

When finished at 677 feet the Mutual Tower will be the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.

Lower bond sought in deadly DUI case

Lower bond sought in deadly DUI case

According to an affidavit by the arresting officer, the suspect's eyes were “red and watery” and when asked how much he had to drink said, “enough” and tested more than twice the legal limit.

Some tornado victims victimized again

Some tornado victims victimized again

Homeowners with more than 50 percent damage in the “floodway” where the water flows “would not be permitted to rebuild.”

Streetcar jump starts Omaha mayor's race

Streetcar jump starts Omaha mayor's race

Mayor Jean Stothert and likely mayoral hopeful State Sen. Mike McDonnell battling over Omaha’s controversial, multi-multi-million-dollar streetcar.

EPIC tax plan heading to petition finish line

EPIC tax plan heading to petition finish line

A statewide petition drive is underway to change the state Constitution and upend Nebraska’s tax system, a move critics argue will help the rich and hurt the poor.

McDonnell to Stothert: Put streetcar on November ballot

McDonnell to Stothert: Put streetcar on November ballot

As News Channel Nebraska first reported, in a letter to Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and the City Council, McDonnell Monday called for the city to put the issue on the upcoming November ballot.

NE economy giving mixed signals

NE economy giving mixed signals

One key economic indicator, building permits for single family homes, was flat in April.

South wins 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl 17-10

South wins 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl 17-10

A late interception sealed the deal for the South team in a 17-10 win over the North in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Trump verdict 'sad day' for Bacon, Kleeb sees GOP 'chaos'

Trump verdict 'sad day' for Bacon, Kleeb sees GOP 'chaos'

Biden and Trump debate in one month.

Ballot security finds NE Republicans at odds

Ballot security finds NE Republicans at odds

In a post-Primary statement, the NEGOP says, “Concern remains at election integrity.”

It's wait and see on Pillen tax plan

It's wait and see on Pillen tax plan

Special session expected this summer.

Ricketts, Smith hit Biden on gas move

Ricketts, Smith hit Biden on gas move

In a controversial election year move to cut prices at the pump, the Biden Administration is releasing one million barrels of gasoline from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Ricketts v Blinken over war in Gaza

Ricketts v Blinken over war in Gaza

Nebraska Senator Pete Ricketts this week in a face-off with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, accusing Blinken of, in effect, helping Hamas.

Trump trial fallout in Bacon-Vargas race

Trump trial fallout in Bacon-Vargas race

Rep. Don Bacon, Nebraska 2nd District (R): “It’s a distraction, it hurts the President.”

Stothert defends no-vote streetcar: 'That's why they elect us'

Stothert defends no-vote streetcar: 'That's why they elect us'

Stothert has long said no vote is needed because property taxes are not being raised to pay for it.
John Ewing: “I just believe it's too expensive and we should not have done it without a vote of the people when it's that expensive.”

Class C and D state track champions crowned

Class C and D state track champions crowned

OMAHA, Neb. — The McCool Junction boys and Niobrara/Verdigre girls were crowned state track team champions for the first time in history on Saturday.

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

OMAHA, Neb. — Day one of the Class C and D Track and Field meet began on Friday morning.
Watch the video above to see the field results from the first day of competition!

Kearney and Norris take boys track titles, Westside and Waverly win girls gold

Kearney and Norris take boys track titles, Westside and Waverly win girls gold

OMAHA, Neb. — The Norris boys and Westside girls each won their respective state track team title for the first time in school history.

Osborn, Dems at odds...and then there's Biden-Trump

Osborn, Dems at odds...and then there's Biden-Trump

Jane Kleeb: Osborn, “Has told the Democratic party that he wants the party’s endorsement.” Adding, Osborn is “going back on his word.”

Bacon wins, fence mending next...then Vargas in November

Bacon wins, fence mending next...then Vargas in November

The rematch follows Bacon's win over fellow Republican Dan Frei in Tuesday's Primary.

Primary voting underway, key races await outcomes

Primary voting underway, key races await outcomes

Turnout is expected to be 35 percent.

Bacon-Frei race getting last minute attention

Bacon-Frei race getting last minute attention

Mark Levin: “Don Bacon for Congress, Nebraska 2nd District. There’s some issues that I might disagree with him on but we need that seat.”

Chambers v McKinney: Changing of the guard?

Chambers v McKinney: Changing of the guard?

While the two reportedly have been saying little about the other, McKinney, who has worked to get more than $400 million in federal and state funds to build and rebuild North and South Omaha, says the Legislature needs “more young voices.”