Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha judge is under scrutiny again for her decisions in the courtroom after removing three attorneys from a hearing this month in a child abandonment case.
Nebraska Extension compiles flood recovery resources
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Extension has compiled information from a number of resources to aid people with flood recovery.
Extension has compiled a list of the state's certified public...
TCU, Nebraska meet in second round of NIT
No. 4 seed Nebraska (19-16) vs. No. 1 seed TCU (21-13)
NIT Second Round, Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
Nebraska museum seeks to identify 80,000 donated photos
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Among the thousands of photos donated to the Lincoln County Historical Museum by Don Milroy, family photos of Dale and Lori Easton were found.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest...
Air Force base in Nebraska flooded
The Latest: Flood levels reached record in 3 towns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
This year's round of Midwestern flooding is the worst ever at three locations in Nebraska.
Correction: Southern Flood Threat story
In a story March 21 about the U.S. flooding outlook, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a weather forecaster. He is Kevin Low, not Lao.
Search turns up no signs of missing Norfolk man
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an extensive search has turned up no sign of a man swept away during flooding in Norfolk.
Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk says nearly 70 people, a...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate in February remained at 2.8 percent for the seventh month in a row, according to a state report released Friday.
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and...
TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says a staffer was stabbed and kicked at the Tecumseh prison in southeast Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the Nebraska-based tribe's casino in Iowa.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a South Dakota man has been sentenced for his role in killing a bald eagle.
A news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for Nebraska said Thursday that...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
Figures compiled by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency put damage statewide from recent...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans who need housing, tools or other assistance to recover from this month's flooding can now post a request on a new state website .
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Trump approves federal disaster declaration for Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved Nebraska's request for federal disaster assistance in response to historic flooding throughout the state.
Hay dropped to cattle stranded in Nebraska floodwater
SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Nebraska Army National Guard are using helicopters to drop hay bales to cattle marooned by floodwaters in eastern Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows bankers are losing confidence in the future of the region's farm economy in the wake of falling...
Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the...
The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an emergency executive order to provide aerial assistance to...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has sent Minnesota Army National Guard troops to Nebraska to help with the flood disaster.
Walz signed an executive order Thursday in response to...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials say the flooding that swept Nebraska has caused nearly $1.4 billion in estimated losses and damage.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday that roads, levies...
Union Pacific, BNSF working to restore rail traffic
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific says its crews are working around the clock so rail traffic can return to normal in Nebraska and adjacent states hard hit by floodwaters from a late-winter storm...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have provided paid family and medical leave for Nebraska workers has stalled in the Legislature.
Lawmakers passed over the bill Wednesday without...
Man gets 6-month sentence for assaulting US marshal
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 63-year-old Nebraska man has been given six months behind bars for assaulting a U.S. marshal while being arrested.
Vice President Pence surveys Nebraska floods
The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo,...
Nebraska files expedited request for disaster assistance
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has submitted an expedited request to the federal government for disaster assistance in the wake of historic flooding in the state.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A farm aid nonprofit is launching an effort to deliver donated hay to ranchers in flood-stricken Nebraska, resurrecting a program first used nearly two years ago to help...
Nebraska panel advances farmland property tax measure
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would tie farmland property taxes to the value of commodity prices is headed to the full Nebraska Legislature for debate.
Panel advances sales tax bill for Nebraska’s Gage County
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes a $28 million legal judgment to people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 murder could impose a sales tax to pay it under a bill advanced by a...
CORDOVA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified four people killed in fire at a home in southeastern Nebraska over the weekend.
The State Fire Marshal's office says the Saturday morning...
Barton County replacing aging voting equipment
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Barton County is purchasing new voting equipment to replace its aging machines and move back to using paper ballots.
The Great Bend Tribune reports that commissioners...
Nebraska ag losses from flooding estimated close to $1B
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau president says farm and ranch losses to the devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state.
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said...
SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say four teenage runaways have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery west of Santa Rosa and could be involved in crimes in other...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Nebraska's capital has ordered residents to cut their water use in half because the city's well fields are threatened by record flooding on the Platte...
A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City has issued $77,500 in fines to a Nebraska plant for exceeding its daily limits on solids sent to the city's wastewater treatment plant, as local officials also...
Residents flee flooded homes in Nebraska
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said...
WESTERN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two people were fatally injured when two pickup trucks collided on a state highway in southeast Nebraska.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation...