Baby Sitter Praised

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Fire officials are praising a baby sitter who helped three children she was watching escape their flaming home. Authorities say the woman and children already had reached safety outside the central Lincoln house by the time firefighters arrived Thursday evening. No injuries have been reported and no names have been released.…read more »

Nebraska Tourism Program Shatters Participation Record

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A program designed to promote tourism in Nebraska has once again seen record-high participation. The Nebraska Tourism Commission says 3,500 participants submitted prize sheets for the Nebraska Passport program, shattering last year’s record of nearly 1,300. The commission also announced Thursday that a record-setting 465 participants reached all 80 stops in…read more »

Nebraska’s Ag Secretary Confirmed for USDA Post

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach for undersecretary of marketing and regulatory programs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Senate unanimously confirmed Ibach on Thursday. Ibach has been director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for 12 years. He was nominated for the USDA…read more »


Riley updates injuries, status of the team before departing for Purdue

By Tommy Rezac Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley spoke following Thursday’s practice at the Hawks Championship Center to update injuries and the overall status of the team before they depart for Purdue in West Lafayette, IN on Friday. Who’s Out Junior linebacker Luke Gifford (hip), senior right tackle David Knevel (ankle) and sophomore linebacker…read more »

A Five Car Accident Claims the Life of a 13-Year Old Norris Student

A 13-year-old girl has died a day after a car she was in was involved in a five-car pileup. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says Ryan Post, a student at Norris School near Firth, died Thursday afternoon. Investigators say the girl was a right rear passenger and was wearing her seat belt at the time…read more »

Protect Yourself Against Frozen Pipes

With the arrival of cold temperatures…comes a reminder to Lincoln property owners to take steps to protect pipes from freezing and avoid costly damage or water bills. The Lincoln Water System says the most common problems involve lawn irrigation systems that have not been properly winterized. Recommendations include properly draining and winterizing lawn irrigation systems…remove…read more »