LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh.
The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who shared his name to fight over it.
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mining company that wants to extract a rare heat-resistant element from the ground under southeast Nebraska says a new report shows the deposit it plans to mine holds a significant amount of other rare elements.
GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a series of weak tornadoes across rural parts of northwestern Kansas and a county in southwestern Nebraska along the Kansas line.
The tornadoes hit Tuesday afternoon as a line of storms moved across the Plains.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has agreed to pay $479,000 to the family of a “talkative” Scottsbluff man who was strangled to death in 2017 by a fellow inmate who didn't want a cellmate .
The lawsuit filed by Terry Berry Jr.'s family against prison officials they argued were responsible for the 22-year-old's death because they put him in the same cell as Patrick Schroeder was dismissed last week after both sides agreed to the settlement.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Boston Omaha Corp. (BOC) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $16.3 million.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 55 cents per share.
The provider of real estate and business consulting services posted revenue of $16.3 million in the period.
BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — Investigators believe a Broken Bow woman found dead in her home early Friday morning was killed by her ex-husband, who later killed himself, the Nebraska State Patrol reported.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska associate head coach Chuck Love, who was suspended with pay three months ago, has left the program.
The university's athletic department on Friday confirmed Love's resignation.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the claims of seven women who alleged the University of Nebraska-Lincoln didn't adequately respond to their complaints of being sexually assaulted or harassed, including four women who said they were victims of Cornhuskers athletes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska collected more tax revenue than projected in April and is still well ahead of expectations for the current fiscal year, according to new numbers released Friday.
The state Department of Revenue reported net April tax receipts of $939 million, which is 66.7% above the official state forecast of $563 million.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans struggled to put the bruising campaign for governor behind them on Wednesday as a rally that was intended to highlight party unity instead showed division following the first major loss for a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump in this year’s midterm elections.
WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — One person died and several others were left without a home in a fire that gutted a southeastern Nebraska apartment building, officials said.
Firefighters and deputies were called late Tuesday night to Waverly for a fire at the Northland Apartments, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women.
NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — An officer who shot a driver accused of dragging the officer with her car has been identified as Neligh Police Chief Michael Wright, according to a written statement from Antelope County Attorney Joseph Abler.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nelnet Inc. (NNI) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $186.6 million.
The Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $4.91 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.99 per share.
NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — State law enforcement officials are investigating a police shooting in northeastern Nebraska that police said occurred as an officer was being dragged by a car he had pulled over.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A candidate for sheriff in eastern Nebraska was ticketed for speeding after an officer spotted him driving over 100 mph on his way to campaign at a Cinco de Mayo parade in Omaha.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former SMU and Texas A&M coach Jeanne Sutherland has been named to lead the Nebraska women's golf program, the school announced Thursday.
Sutherland was associate head coach in 2021-22 and takes over the top job from Lisa Johnson, who led the program three seasons.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ America First Multifamily Investors LP (ATAX) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $26.3 million.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.03 per share.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Beatrice police officer in a confrontation following a high-speed chase over the weekend has died, Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang said.
Lang said Bradley Allen, 35, of Lincoln, died Tuesday afternoon — nearly three days after the Saturday night shooting, radio station KWBE reported.
WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — A jury has found a Nebraska man guilty of first-degree murder and other counts in the stabbing death of his fiancé nearly two years ago in their Saunders County home as her two young children slept upstairs.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts likely won’t decide whether to call a special legislative session focused on abortion until the U.S. Supreme Court releases its official opinion on the issue, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ National Research Corp. (NRC) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.5 million.
The Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share.
The advisor to healthcare providers posted revenue of $38.4 million in the period.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $53.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 82 cents.
Scott Frost will be barred from coaching for five consecutive days this season as part of Nebraska's negotiated settlement with the NCAA for allowing an unauthorized staff member to do hands-on special teams coaching two years ago.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A southeastern Nebraska police officer shot and wounded a man in a confrontation in which police say the man yelled he had a gun and reached for his waistband, according to officials.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE) on Monday reported a loss of $61.5 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had a loss of $1.16.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Green Plains Partners LP (GPP) on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $10.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 44 cents.
Nakobe Dean went to Las Vegas expecting to be a first-round pick and ended up waiting until the third round for the Philadelphia Eagles to call him.
“Made my chip grow,” Dean said.
Dean was an All-American and Butkus Award winner as the top linebacker in the country last season, helping Georgia win the national championship.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In one of the nation's most overwhelmingly Republican states, the party is entering the final stretch of a bruising primary campaign deeply divided over who should become the nominee for governor.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. (AP) — A deadly southwestern Nebraska wildfire that has been burning since last week is near to being fully contained, officials said Friday.
Crews have 97% of the Road 702 Fire contained behind fire breaks, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said Friday.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. (AP) — Progress has been made toward fully containing a deadly southwestern Nebraska wildfire that has been burning since last week, officials said.
Crews had 88% of the Road 702 Fire contained behind fire breaks by Thursday morning, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said in a news release.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Another large case of bird flu has been confirmed at a farm in Nebraska, state and federal agriculture officials said Wednesday.
The highly-contagious avian influenza was found on a farm in Knox County in northeast Nebraska along the South Dakota border.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker and former Omaha city council member has died due to complications from cancer, his legislative staff said Wednesday.
Sen. Rich Pahls was 78. Pahls, a Republican, first served in the Nebraska Legislature from 2005 until 2013, when term limits forced him to leave office.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Beefed up fire crews made major progress on a large prairie fire burning near the Nebraska-Kansas line on Tuesday and lighter winds allowed firefighters to keep flames from advancing significantly at big fires in the Southwest where some rural towns remain under evacuation orders.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, will pay $497,500 to a woman who says she was injured when police fired rubber bullets during racial justice protests in May 2020.
Elise Poole, who is now 20, alleged in a lawsuit that she was fleeing from tear gas fired by law enforcement officers at protesters near downtown Lincoln on May 31, 2020, when she was hit by a rubber bullet.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters across the country are battling multiple wildfires as tinder-dry conditions and high winds whip up flames from Arizona to Florida — including a prairie fire in rural southwestern Nebraska that has killed one person, injured at least 15 firefighters and destroyed at least six homes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state employees will get an added job perk starting this summer that will let their dependent children attend in-state community colleges for free.
Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the new tuition reimbursement program Monday for the children of state workers.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. (AP) — Wind-driven wildfires sweeping through parts of Nebraska killed a retired fire chief and injured at least 15 firefighters, authorities said Sunday.
The man who died Friday night was a retired Cambridge fire chief who was working with firefighters as a spotter in Red Willow County in the southwestern corner of the state.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed emergency declarations as 20 wildfires continued to burn Sunday in nearly half of the state’s drought-stricken 33 counties.
One wildfire in northern New Mexico that started April 6 merged with a newer fire Saturday to form the largest blaze in the state, leading to widespread evacuations in Mora and San Miguel counties.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. (AP) — Crews were making progress fighting wildfires that forced people in several communities in southwestern Nebraska to evacuate, authorities said Saturday.
The fires pushed by strong winds threatened mostly rural areas hit hard this spring by drought, although residents in the town of Cambridge were the first ones asked to evacuate Friday evening, the Furnas County Sheriff's Office said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Republican Nebraska governor candidate who is backed by former President Donald Trump filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against a GOP state lawmaker who accused him of groping her at a local party event in 2019.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Google says it will invest more than $750 million in Nebraska in 2022, an investment that includes construction of a data center in Omaha.
The Omaha World-Herald reported Thursday that the investment also includes an expansion of Google’s existing data center in Papillion.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson endorsed state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks on Thursday in her campaign for the state's 1st Congressional District.
Pansing Brooks, a Democrat, is looking to replace former U.S.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific hauled in 22% more profit during the first quarter because it charged more and delivered 4% more shipments even as it struggled to clear up congestion along its rail network.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.63 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of $2.57.