Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat
Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents.
House leaders call on Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry to resign
Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is facing growing pressure from congressional leaders and Nebraska’s GOP governor to resign after a California jury found him guilty of lying to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 campaign donation from a Nigerian billionaire.
Multiple deaths reported in fire at home in rural Nebraska
Two school-aged children are among those killed after fire broke out early Saturday at a home in rural northern Nebraska. The Norfolk Daily News reported that firefighters were called to a home in the small town of Pierce at 5:46 a.m. The newspaper, citing an emergency responder who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported “multiple deaths.” No one was answering phones at the Pierce Fire Department office on Saturday.news.yahoo.com
Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to cancel fall football season
A court filing disclosed Monday shows Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The court documents did not identify how each school voted, but a person familiar with the outcome told The Associated Press that Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State voted against postponing the fall football season. The Big Ten announced Aug. 11 it would move its football season from fall to spring semester because of health risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The eight football players are seeking the reinstatement of a fall season. The Big Ten Conference continues to share the disappointment that student-athletes and families are feeling," the conference said in a statement.
Nebraska players' lawsuit seeks to restore B10 fall football
A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday, hoping a jury will force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The players want a court order that would keep the Big Ten from going through with its plan to push the football season to the spring. This lawsuit isn't about money or damages, it's about real-life relief, said Mike Flood, the players' attorney. Sadly, these student athletes have no other recourse than filing a lawsuit against their conference, Flood said. Particularly when they may play in the spring.Flood also represents a group of Nebraska football parents that last week sought documents and other materials related to the Big Ten decision.