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UNL inching toward setting greenhouse gas reduction goals

Even as enrollment and research spending reached record levels, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has maintained the smallest carbon footprint among Big Ten Conference institutions, according to two organizations that track greenhouse gas emissions on college campuses.

Published on 5 June 2018 | 11:00 am

Board scheduled to meet and certify results from statewide primary

Members of the Nebraska State Board of Canvassers will certify results of the May 15 statewide primary election during a meeting at 3 p.m. Monday.

Published on 5 June 2018 | 4:00 am

Judge dismisses Ernie Chambers' lawsuit over Nebraska's death penalty procedure

A Lancaster County district judge has dismissed a death penalty protocol challenge by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers and Rev. Stephen Griffith of Lincoln.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

Medicaid expansion petition drive rolls ahead in Nebraska

Sponsors of a Medicaid expansion initiative said Monday that they are well on track to collect enough signatures to place the issue on the November general election ballot.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

Man sentenced to 160 to 200 years in Omaha cold-case rapes

OMAHA — A Nebraska prison inmate who DNA tests linked to four Omaha rapes more than a decade ago has been sentenced to 160 to 200 years in prison.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 9:56 pm

Police say bystander died in Old Market shooting between 2 gangs

OMAHA — Omaha Police say the 20-year-old woman who died in a weekend shooting was an innocent bystander caught between two rival gangs that opened fire.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 8:21 pm

Brig. Gen. Johnson first woman to lead Nebraska Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Wendy Johnson became the first woman to lead the Nebraska Air National Guard when she assumed command at weekend ceremonies at National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Lincoln.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 5:30 pm

Man sought in fatal Omaha hit-and-run surrenders

OMAHA — A man who police say fled the scene of a fatal Omaha crash has surrendered.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 4:39 pm

Fremont mayor fined for not disclosing business interest

FREMONT — The mayor of Fremont has agreed to pay a $2,250 civil penalty for failing to disclose he owned a business that was awarded city contracts.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 10:59 pm

Don Walton: Democratic nominees face financial challenges

In electoral politics, money matters.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 7:00 pm

Solar energy farms gaining traction in Nebraska

Solar energy is gaining traction in Nebraska as a growing number of cities adopt the technology, and state officials are looking for ways to help the trend along.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 6:00 pm

Shooting in Omaha's Old Market kills 1, injures at least 6

OMAHA — Police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and injured at least six others in downtown Omaha's popular Old Market restaurant and shopping area.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

Chuck Hagel salutes John McCain, his longtime friend

From the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., to the Arizona desert 2,000 miles away, Chuck Hagel salutes John McCain.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 11:00 am

This Week In Nebraska History, 06/03/18

1878: The Presbyterian Sunday school held a picnic in the Old Beer Garden on East O Street in Lincoln. Capt. Billingsley, who was in charge of the property, granted its use “provided no beer drinking or profane swearing” would be…

Published on 3 June 2018 | 4:45 am

Jim McKee: Playland Park drew Nebraskans

Lincoln had Capital Beach, and Omaha had Peony Park.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 4:30 am

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds decision on custody of dog named Princess Pot Roast

The Nebraska Supreme Court routinely weighs in on custody cases — but not very often on battles over who gets the dog.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 9:41 pm

Patrick Schroeder sentenced to death for killing cellmate; 12 now on Nebraska's death row

TECUMSEH — A three-judge panel has decided that Patrick Schroeder deserves a death sentence for killing his prison cellmate last year.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 9:20 pm

South Sioux City residents still displaced after grain elevator explosion; injured worker treated in Lincoln

SOUTH SIOUX CITY — Authorities have not let people who live near a grain elevator damaged in an explosion return to their homes, fearing the structure could collapse at any moment.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 8:00 pm

Omaha man sentenced to prison for Omaha shooting death

OMAHA — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 70 to 72 years in prison for the shooting death last year of another man over fake drugs.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 6:31 pm

Nebraska Supreme Court affirms sentence for man who killed sister when he was 14

In 1987, Sydney Thieszen committed a horrific crime as a 14-year-old.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 3:45 pm

Ernie Chambers 'outraged' that execution sought on his birthday

The Nebraska Legislature's staunchest opponent of the death penalty is furious that the state attorney general is asking that the state's first execution in decades occur on the senator's birthday.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 12:43 pm

'Enhanced' chance for severe storms tonight, record heat this afternoon

A swath of east-central Nebraska, including Lincoln, is at "enhanced" risk of severe storms overnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 12:30 pm

Woman who let kids stand on running boards gets probation

GRAND ISLAND — A Grand Island woman has been given probation for letting six children stand on the running boards of her sport utility vehicle while it was moving.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 10:41 am

Fischer points to performance as she seeks re-election

Sen. Deb Fischer is focused on a re-election campaign message of performance, accessibility and experience, and says she's open to debates with Democratic challenger Jane Raybould later this year.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 3:00 am

UNL criticizes AAUP report; faculty group to consider findings Friday

A report faulting University of Nebraska administrators for bending to political pressure in removing a graduate student and lecturer from her teaching duties relied upon "misleading and inaccurate information," the university said.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 12:00 am

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