2 bodies pulled from south-central Nebraska sandpit
SHELTON, Neb. (AP) — Officials in south-central Nebraska say the bodies of two Grand Island men have been found in a subdivision sandpit pond.
Police say 17-year-old died at Omaha hospital after shooting
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy.
Police say officers sent around 1:55 a.m. Friday to check a report about a shooting found the...
Nebraska jobless rate held steady at 3.1% in August
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment remained steady at 3.1% in August, matching the July figure, according to a state report issued Friday.
Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters.
Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old...
Flooding causes Interstate 29 closure in western Iowa
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwater from the Missouri River has forced officials to close a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa.
The Iowa Transportation Department said Friday the 10-mile...
Huskers meet Illini looking to finally break through on road
Nebraska heads to Illinois not only looking to win its Big Ten opener Saturday night but also shed something of an albatross.
The Cornhuskers (2-1) are 0-7 on the road under second-year...
Big Ten has some of nation’s top punters, and 4 Australians
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them.
The league has four of the nation's top 23 punters...
Bankers expect slow economic growth amid trade war
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states expect slow growth in the months ahead, but the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is weighing on the...
6 years after Nebraska TD, boy with cancer takes the field
ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — A boy with brain cancer who scored a touchdown at a Nebraska practice game is playing football for real.
Jack Hoffman took the field Monday to play center for his West...
Interstate 29 remains open despite Missouri River flooding
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River continues to rise and flood mostly rural land in Nebraska and Iowa, but Interstate 29 remains open near Omaha.
More drugs, weapons found in 2nd search of penitentiary
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officers found more weapons and drugs during a second search of the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Correctional Services Department deployed K-9...
Former Nebraska employee accused of stealing from state
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former employee has been accused of stealing from the Nebraska Education Department.
Lancaster County Court records say 46-year-old Nicole Coffey is charged with...
1 student diagnosed with mumps, another showing symptoms
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln says one student has been diagnosed with the mumps and another student is showing symptoms of the contagious disease.
Missouri River flooding threatens Interstate 29 near Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The rising Missouri River broke through two levees northeast of Omaha, but the flooding affected rural areas that have been flooded twice before this year.
Woman burning love letters sparks Nebraska apartment fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems this love was too hot to handle.
Police in Lincoln say a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire Monday by burning love letters from her ex in her...
Nebraska community may proclaim itself ‘a city of arts’
FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) — Falls City officials are considering declaring their community "a city of arts."
Station KNCY reports that the City Council is expected to make a proclamation next...
Former mayor accused of child sex assault takes plea deal
HARTINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska mayor accused of child sexual assault has taken a plea deal and been given a year of probation.
Cedar County District Court records say 63-year-old...
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66-year-old Nebraska inmate dies at Lincoln facility
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old inmate has died at a state facility in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says Louis Burks died Monday afternoon at the...
Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa
OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the collision deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again.
Third round of flooding in 2019 likely along Missouri River
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water flowing down the lower Missouri River this year is approaching the record set during the historic 2011 flood, and another round of flooding is expected this...
Nebraska engineering college gets $20M for new building
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A major building project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Engineering is getting a $20 million boost from one of North America's largest construction and...
Correction: Science Cafe-Biocontainment Unit story
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about an event discussing Nebraska Medicine's biocontainment unit that treated several people with the Ebola virus in 2014, The Associated Press erroneously...
Report: Some parts of Nebraska prison weren’t searched
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says parts of a Nebraska prison weren't searched during a recent lockdown that was billed as a safety precaution to locate contraband.
Authorities say driver died after ATV flipped over on him
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 78-year-old man died after his all-terrain vehicle flipped over and pinned him beneath it in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers
Omaha World Herald. September 13, 2019
Congress should stop the delays and pass the new North American trade pact
Congress resumed work this week, and it should move promptly to pass...
Iowa man dies after crash in eastern Nebraska’s Sarpy County
GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa man died after his car collided with another in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County.
The collision occurred a little before 5:30 p.m. Friday on U.S....
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Bellevue plans to scrap bicycle lanes in favor of more cars
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha suburb is planning to scrap bicycle lanes along one of its main thoroughfares in favor of more lanes for cars.
The Omaha World-Herald reports Bellevue plans to...
More flooding likely along lower Missouri River this week
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More flooding is likely along the Missouri River after heavy rains and flooding upstream in South Dakota.
The National Weather Service says some moderate flooding is...
State gives $3M to help with housing after spring flooding
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state of Nebraska has approved $3 million in grants to help communities recover from flooding in the spring and rebuild housing.
Nebraska property tax ballot drive gains steam, donations
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A petition drive that seeks to lower Nebraska property taxes by sharply cutting state revenue is gaining steam and donations despite concerns from some groups that it would...
Nebraska puts away Northern Illinois early in a 44-8 win
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska took out some frustration on Northern Illinois after letting a win slip away last week.
Adrian Martinez threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Dedrick...
Lancaster County officials seize nearly $2M in illegal drugs
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in southeastern Nebraska say deputies seized thousands of marijuana vape pens and other drugs valued at nearly $2 million that were found in a parked pickup...
2 Omaha men sentenced to prison in separate child porn cases
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors for Nebraska have announced prison terms for two Omaha men convicted in separate child pornography cases.
Workshops set for prospective youth fishing instructors
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is holding workshops to prepare and certify youth fishing instructors in Lincoln and North Platte this fall.
Rains change planned water releases into Missouri River
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water to be released into the lower Missouri River will change in the coming days to accommodate recent heavy rains in the Upper Plains.
Nebraska ballot drive seeks to cap payday loan rates
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates for low-income families and children have announced a petition drive for a Nebraska ballot measure to cap the interest payday lenders can charge at 36%...
Nebraska tax collections above projections in August
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected in August.
The state Department of Revenue announced Friday that the state received a net total of...
Nebraska high court upholds murder conviction of Omaha man
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of an Omaha man sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of another man.
2 charged in Fairbury slaying plead not guilty
FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) — Two people charged in the slaying of a man at a park near Fairbury in southeast Nebraska have entered pleas.
Jefferson County District Court records say 25-year-old...
Sheriff says 1 driver killed in Cedar County collision
FORDYCE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say one driver was killed in a highway collision in northeast Nebraska's Cedar County.
The crash occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of Nebraska...
Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney bus service being studied
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state is studying the possibility of a bus service linking Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney in south-central Nebraska.
Colorado man imprisoned in Nebraska child sex case
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska.
Scotts Bluff County District Court records say 45-year-old...
Cornhuskers say they’re on high alert for Northern Illinois
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An uninspired win over South Alabama and a devastating overtime loss at Colorado have made Saturday night's game against Northern Illinois a big one for Nebraska.
Nebraska inmate being treated for illness dies in prison
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials say a 55-year-old inmate serving life for murder has died in a Lincoln prison while being treated for a medical condition.
I-80 traffic stops yield more than 200 lbs of marijuana
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says two traffic stops on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska turned up more than 200 pounds of marijuana and other drugs.
1 rescued from creek in north-central Nebraska flooding
AINSWORTH, Neb. (AP) — Heavy rains in north-central Nebraska this week washed out some roads and bridges and led to at least one water rescue north of Ainsworth.
Canadian company cancels plans to expand in western Nebraska
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Canadian company has cancelled its plans to buy Cabela's former distribution center and create 300 jobs western Nebraska.