Tag: Lincoln

‘Pivotal time:’ Museum obtains key 1854 Lincoln letter

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An 1854 letter hinting at Abraham Lincoln's transition from prairie legislator to political powerhouse, donated to the state of Illinois, was...

Death hearing begins for Nebraska woman convicted of murder

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WILBER, Neb. — A three-judge panel began hearing evidence Wednesday to decide whether a woman should become the first female sentenced to death in...

Lawmakers mark Juneteenth with talk of ‘abolition amendment’

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As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving...

Nebraska inmates’ fight to wed ends after one of them dies

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A man and a woman convicted in separate murders who fought the state of Nebraska for years for the right to...

Indian variant of the coronavirus found in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska health officials said an extremely contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in India has been confirmed in...

Former Nebraska football player acquitted of sex assault

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A jury has acquitted former Nebraska football player Katerian LeGrone of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old fellow student in 2019. ...

Ex-Bulls assistant Nate Loenser to join Hoiberg at Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Former Chicago Bulls assistant Nate Loenser will join Nebraska as an assistant coach and Doc Sadler will become a special assistant...

Nebraska unemployment rate ticks down for February

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska’s unemployment dropped slightly last month to 3.1%, down 0.1 percentage point from January and marking the third-lowest rate in the...

Reports of Huskers wanting to duck Sooners rankles Rodgers

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The suggestion that Nebraska might back out of playing at Oklahoma this fall didn't sit well with one of the stars of the 1971...

Well-traveled Teddy Allen leaves Nebraska, his 3rd D1 team

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Teddy Allen, the Nebraska scoring leader who set the Pinnacle Bank Arena scoring record less than a week ago, left the...