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...
Man sentenced in fatal Omaha crash that killed 14-year-old
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 37-year-old Bennington man has been sentenced to 43-to-53 years in prison in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 14-year-old Omaha boy.
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.
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.
Owner of dry cleaner that burned in an explosion charged
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — The owner of a dry cleaning business that burned following an explosion last year has been charged with arson and other counts.
Applications being accepted for College World Series grants
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The annual grant program sponsored by the College World Series and NCAA is accepting applications through Oct. 1.
Since it began in 1973, the program has donated more than...
Omaha councilman pleads guilty to not filing tax returns
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha city councilman has pleaded guilty to charges that he didn't file federal income tax returns for 2012, 2013 or 2014.
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...
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...
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....
Police say 9-year-old died after being struck by SUV
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in an Omaha suburb.
The accident occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday in Bellevue. Some...
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...
Omaha Police are investigating a fatal weekend shooting
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Police are investigating a fatal weekend shooting.
The Omaha World-Herald reports the shooting that fatally injured 26-year-old Deandre Hines happened around 2:30...
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...
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.
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 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.
Patrol says sleeping man in car woke up, attacked trooper
GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man sleeping in a pickup truck attacked a Nebraska state trooper who awakened him.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the 44-year-old man from Council...
Companies making it tougher for Omaha kids to rent scooters
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two companies are making it harder for kids to rent their electric scooters in Omaha, following the crash of a 9-year-old boy into the side of a bus.
Judge facing ethics inquiry retires from Douglas County post
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge facing a judicial ethics inquiry has retired from her juvenile court position in Douglas County.
Judge Elizabeth Crnkovich told the Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday...
Omaha woman sentenced to prison for crash that killed man
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old Omaha woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for causing an April crash that killed a man has been sentenced to 4-to-6 years in prison.
Jury finds ex-convict guilty of murdering Omaha woman
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has found an ex-convict guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old Omaha woman.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the jury took...
Man shot in neck by officer sentenced to 31 to 52 years
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man shot in the neck by an Omaha police officer being dragged has been sent to prison.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that 22-year-old Micah Taylor was sentenced Monday...
Papillion man charged after crash that killed 2 children
GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — A Papillion man has been arrested in connection with an August crash that killed a sister and brother near Gretna.
Officials say 37-year-old Jesse Knight was charged...
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Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers
Omaha World Herald. September 6, 2019
Fast-growing companies reflect well on Nebraska business climate
The latest compilation of the country's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies...
Omaha woman sentenced for viewing coworkers’ medical records
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to one year of probation for looking up the medical records of five people who had been co-workers.
Officials ID man killed in accident at Omaha recycling plant
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed in a workplace accident at an Omaha recycling plant.
Television station KETV reports that police say 60-year-old Dilaver Gasa was...
Reliability called key to Omaha-Lincoln bus service
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Reliability will be the key in getting Lincoln and Omaha residents on board a proposed intercity bus service that would connect the two largest cities in Nebraska, according...
Passenger dies in Dodge County collision of 2 trucks
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger died after two trucks collided at a rural intersection in eastern Nebraska's Dodge County.
Officials: Man killed in accident at Omaha recycling plant
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a workplace accident at an Omaha recycling plant.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the industrial accident happened around 8:30...
Endangered Indian rhinoceros calf born at Omaha zoo
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the birth of an endangered rhinoceros species.
The zoo said Wednesday that the Indian rhinoceros calf was born Friday....
Union Pacific railroad trims volume outlook for rest of 2019
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific expects to haul less freight in the second half of the year than it previously predicted, which isn't a good sign for the economy.
Blue troll sculpture unveiled under Omaha pedestrian bridge
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials have unveiled a blue 300-pound (136.08-kilogram) bronze statue of a troll that now sits below the popular Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge spanning the Missouri River from...
Omaha 4th-grade teacher nabs $50,000 national teacher award
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in southwest Omaha has been surprised with the first National University System-Sanford Teacher Award — a national honor that comes with a $50,000...
20-year FBI veteran named special agent in charge in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The FBI has named a 20-year veteran of the bureau as the new special agent in charge of the Omaha Field Office, overseeing Nebraska and Iowa.
Union Pacific railroad trims volume outlook for rest of 2019
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific says it expects to haul less freight in the second half of the year than previously predicted.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Wednesday the volume...
Security beefed up at church for students’ school-day Masses
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A Catholic school in an Omaha suburb will station armed off-duty officers to protect students during school-day Masses.
Associated Press Nebraska Daybook for Wednesday, Sept. 4.
The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to...
Suit seeks to end private management of Omaha child welfare
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska advocacy group is asking a judge to end private management of child welfare cases in the Omaha area and return that responsibility to state...
2 injured in shooting at Lincoln nightclub
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police are investigating after two people were injured in a shooting outside a nightclub.
The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday outside the Royal Grove...
Mutual of Omaha puts new headquarters plan on back burner
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Plans by Mutual of Omaha to replace its Omaha headquarters have been put on hold.
The insurance company recently decided to put a pin in the idea of a new home base and...
Official: Mental health crisis center set to launch in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska hospital system will build a psychiatric emergency center on its Omaha campus, officials said, dashing the hopes of Sarpy County officials who had pitched building...
Omaha man gets prison for 2016 killing of rival gang member
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 27-year-old man accused of killing a member of a rival Omaha gang has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison.
Bellevue man convicted in Omaha man’s shooting death
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has convicted a Bellevue man of first-degree murder in the July 2018 killing an Omaha resident.