Need a punt returner, Coach Frost? UNL student makes big catch in front of 87,000 spring game fans to win $25K

Conner Kranda knew one of two things would happen when he stepped onto the field at Memorial Stadium during the spring game. He'd either catch a punt and win $25,000 or muff it and embar... Read More

Teen accused of fatally shooting mother of two held without bail

A 17-year-old boy accused of being involved in a fatal shooting of a mother of two was ordered held without bail Friday. Daion Williams of Omaha was charged with first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Authorities hav... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol Seizes over 1,800lbs of Marijuana

Nebraska State Troopers seized over 1,800lbs of Marijuana after a traffic stop Wednesday Evening on Highway 81 in Fillmore County. A state trooper pulled over a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter after it was seen driving on the shoulder near mile marker... Read More

Fees, room and board, tuition rates at Nebraska state colleges are likely to go up

Residence hall room rates and tuition will probably rise in many instances in the fall at Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges. The State College Board of Trustees will meet Friday at Peru State College and will consider mandatory fees, room and... Read More

Arrest warrant issued in connection with fatal Lincoln shooting

LINCOLN (AP) — Police say an arrest warrant for second-degree murder has been issued in connection with a fatal shooting in Lincoln last month. Lincoln Police said Monday that investigators are searching for the suspect but won't name ... Read More

Georgia man, 32, arrested in Lincoln with 100-plus pounds of pot

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and more than 100 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in west Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol said the East Point, Georgia, man was stopped around 9:20 a.m. Monday whil... Read More

Lincoln student goes to prom with Parkland student who met the president

A Lincoln high school senior landed a special date for prom. Fidan Ibrahimova attended prom in Lincoln on Saturday with Kyle Kashuv, a student from Parkland, Florida, who has met the president and drawn national attention for his views o... Read More

Attorney for 'Boys Don't Cry' case in Nebraska burns himself to death in NYC in ecology protest

NEW YORK (AP) — A widely known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday in a grisly protest against ecological destruction. The charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel were... Read More

Hail falls on region Friday; colder weather and snow forecast for Saturday

Hail started falling Friday evening on southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri as a strong, wintry storm system moved into the area. The system, expected to affect the area through most of the weekend, already has taken... Read More

86-year-old Auburn man passes away after vehicle is struck by train

AUBURN - An 86-year-old Auburn man was pronounced dead at the scene of a train vs. vehicle accident on the east edge of Auburn on Tuesday morning. Donald Kruger was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger eastbound on Hwy. 136 when it was struck by a northboun... Read More

Salmonella Tainted Chicken Salad Hits Nebraska and Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicken salad made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores in the Midwest sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa from salmonella contamination, the U.S. Centers for Dise... Read More