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Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

A man is charged with a dozen counts stemming from a deer poaching investigation in south-central Nebraska.

Man in motorized wheelchair fatally struck crossing street

Man in motorized wheelchair fatally struck crossing street

Authorities say a man in a motorized wheelchair crossing a street was fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle on the west side of Lincoln.

Paraeducator accused of sex texts with boy is sentenced

Paraeducator accused of sex texts with boy is sentenced

A paraeducator accused of exchanging sexual text messages with a Hastings High School freshman has been given jail time and a year of probation.

Sarpy County commissioners cutting salaries by $95 a year

Sarpy County commissioners cutting salaries by $95 a year

Sarpy County commissioners are cutting the county pay for their posts by $95 a year.

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

By REESE DUNKLIN, MATT SEDENSKY and MITCH WEISS Associated Press

Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries

Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries

Nebraska and federal health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that includes Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores.

Council subjecting vaping products to Omaha tobacco tax

Council subjecting vaping products to Omaha tobacco tax

The Omaha City Council has decided to subject vaping products to the city’s tobacco tax.

18-year-old gets 45-60 years for Lincoln slaying

18-year-old gets 45-60 years for Lincoln slaying

An 18-year-old has been given 45 to 60 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Lincoln man.

March trial set for man accused in death of infant daughter

March trial set for man accused in death of infant daughter

A March trial has been scheduled for a western Nebraska man accused of intentional child abuse in the death of his 7-month-old daughter.

Longtime Nebraska law professor sues for equal pay

Longtime Nebraska law professor sues for equal pay

A longtime law professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has sued the university’s Board of Regents for equal pay.

Ex-UNL athletic director’s son sentenced in child porn case

Ex-UNL athletic director’s son sentenced in child porn case

The 20-year-old son of a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic director has been sentenced to six months in jail in a child pornography case.

Nebraska inmate being treated for undisclosed ailment dies

Nebraska inmate being treated for undisclosed ailment dies

Prison officials in Nebraska are investigating the death of an inmate who was being treated for an undisclosed medical condition.

Military dedicates new headquarters for nuke control unit

Military dedicates new headquarters for nuke control unit

Officials have dedicated at an Air Force base south of Omaha the new, $1.3 billion headquarters for the command unit that, under direction of the president, controls the nation’s nuclear-armed forces.

Nebraska jobless mark of 3.1% unchanged for 4th month

Nebraska jobless mark of 3.1% unchanged for 4th month

Officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate hit 3.1% in October, matching the September, August and July figures.

1 person convicted, 1 acquitted in immigration case

1 person convicted, 1 acquitted in immigration case

A jury found one person guilty and acquitted another after a trial stemming from immigration raids in northern Nebraska.

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

A woman accused of stealing from the bank she was working for in Fremont has been given 12 months and a day in prison.

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

Nebraska authorities say human remains found in a stock trailer could be those of at least one of two Wisconsin brothers who prosecutors say were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer.

Lincoln mayor signs order adding to discrimination rules

Lincoln mayor signs order adding to discrimination rules

The mayor of Lincoln has signed an executive order that bans discrimination against city employees based on gender identity or expression.

Missouri collecting containers found floating in floodwaters

Missouri collecting containers found floating in floodwaters

Hundreds of containers - many carrying hazardous materials - have floated into Missouri since flooding in the upper Missouri River basin during the spring.

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

An oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported.

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres (244.4 hectares) in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning.

Authorities say crashes killed 2 people in Lancaster County

Authorities say crashes killed 2 people in Lancaster County

Authorities say two people died in Lancaster County traffic accidents.

Authorities say 17-year-old died after Panhandle crash

Authorities say 17-year-old died after Panhandle crash

Authorities say a 17-year-old died at a hospital after crashing off a state highway in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Western Nebraska man charged with shooting his son

Western Nebraska man charged with shooting his son

A western Nebraska man has been charged with assault after shooting and wounding his 39-year-old son during an argument.

Panel to discuss ag production needed to meet global demands

Panel to discuss ag production needed to meet global demands

Panelists at a discussion in Lincoln will cover strategies for increasing agricultural production to meet global demand.

Air Force airmen honored for helping Nebraska family

Air Force airmen honored for helping Nebraska family

Two U.S. Air Force airmen who helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska have been awarded commendation medals.

Missouri River to be discussed in Nebraska lecture

Missouri River to be discussed in Nebraska lecture

Fans of the Missouri River can learn about its importance to the Great Plains at an upcoming lecture in Lincoln.

South Dakota academic named new Nebraska college president

South Dakota academic named new Nebraska college president

A South Dakota academic has been named as the newest president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.

Teen who stabbed ex-girlfriend to be tried in juvenile court

Teen who stabbed ex-girlfriend to be tried in juvenile court

A judge says the trial of a teenager accused of stabbing his former girlfriend and then himself at an Omaha, Nebraska, high school will be moved to juvenile court.

Nebraska state tax collections exceed projections in October

Nebraska state tax collections exceed projections in October

Nebraska state government once again collected more tax revenue than expected last month.

Agency blames pilot for fiery Omaha crash that killed 2

Agency blames pilot for fiery Omaha crash that killed 2

A federal agency says pilot failure caused a small plane to crash at a western Omaha airport, fatally injuring the pilot and his wife.

State reports progress in reopening Sandhills highways

State reports progress in reopening Sandhills highways

The Nebraska Transportation Department is reporting progress in restoring traffic on floodwater-covered highways in the state’s Sandhills region.

Driver whose pickup fatally struck man gets year in jail

Driver whose pickup fatally struck man gets year in jail

A driver whose pickup truck fatally struck a man in Gering has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Nebraska troopers: 134 lbs of marijuana found during stops

Nebraska troopers: 134 lbs of marijuana found during stops

The Nebraska State Patrol reports seizing nearly 135 pounds (61.24 kilograms) of marijuana in two separate traffic stops on Interstate 80 in Nebraska.

Amount of water released into Missouri River to be reduced

Amount of water released into Missouri River to be reduced

Eight months after flooding began along the lower Missouri River, the amount of water being released from dams upriver will start to be reduced later this month.

Council upholds firing of 2 accused of wasting city money

Council upholds firing of 2 accused of wasting city money

A southeast Nebraska city council has upheld the firings of two employees accused of wasting money by paying too much for supplies.

State offering to produce, emplace roadside memorials

State offering to produce, emplace roadside memorials

The Nebraska Transportation Department is offering to produce and emplace roadside memorials as a way to keep state highways free of roadside safety hazards.

Former day care worker pleads not guilty in child porn case

Former day care worker pleads not guilty in child porn case

A former Lincoln day care worker accused of sexually assaulting children has pleaded not guilty to seven federal counts.

Man gets 3 years for causing brain damage to infant son

Man gets 3 years for causing brain damage to infant son

A Hastings man has been given three years in prison for causing brain damage to his infant son.

Ricketts: Property tax fix ‘imperative’ in 2020 session

Ricketts: Property tax fix ‘imperative’ in 2020 session

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says it’s “imperative” that he and lawmakers come up with a way to lower property taxes that can win approval in the upcoming legislative session.

Ex-con sentenced to life in prison for killing Omaha woman

Ex-con sentenced to life in prison for killing Omaha woman

An ex-con found guilty in September of first-degree murder for killing an Omaha woman he had just met has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Police: 2 teens arrested for shooting at Omaha officers

Police: 2 teens arrested for shooting at Omaha officers

Police say two teens accused of shooting at Omaha officers during a chase have been arrested.

Man charged in Hastings slaying pleads to lesser charges

Man charged in Hastings slaying pleads to lesser charges

A Hastings man initially charged with murder has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony.

Man gets jail, probation for northeast Nebraska crash death

Man gets jail, probation for northeast Nebraska crash death

A Stanton man has been given jail time and probation for the crash death of another driver in northeast Nebraska.

Grand Island police say meth overdoses killed 2 at motel

Grand Island police say meth overdoses killed 2 at motel

Police say two people whose bodies were found in a Grand Island motel room died of methamphetamine overdoses.

Arbitrator: Firefighter union chief should get city job back

Arbitrator: Firefighter union chief should get city job back

Omaha’s mayor is considering appealing an arbitrator’s reinstatement of the president of the Omaha firefighters union whom the city fired following an investigation into whether he assaulted a woman at a bar.

Ex-inmate loses lawsuit filed over handling of prison riot

Ex-inmate loses lawsuit filed over handling of prison riot

A former inmate has lost the lawsuit he filed after the 2015 riot at the Tecumseh prison that left two prisoners dead.

Feds file more charges against ex-Lincoln day care worker

Feds file more charges against ex-Lincoln day care worker

More federal charges have been filed against a former Lincoln day care worker accused of sexually assaulting children.

U of Nebraska-Lincoln planning Veterans Tribute project

U of Nebraska-Lincoln planning Veterans Tribute project

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln planning construction of a reflection area for its Veterans' Tribute project.

Authorities: Kansas man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

Authorities: Kansas man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

Authorities say a Kansas man died after a car he was in crashed off a rural road in southeast Nebraska.

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

A trial has been scheduled for a midwife who tried unsuccessfully to deliver a child at an Omaha home.

Missing woman's body found in ravine, next to vehicle

Missing woman's body found in ravine, next to vehicle

Authorities have found the body of a missing woman in a western Nebraska ravine, next to her vehicle.

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Authorities say a man burned in a fire at a northwest Iowa hog confinement has died.

Man dies after vehicle runs off Kearney County road

Man dies after vehicle runs off Kearney County road

Authorities say a man died after his vehicle ran off a Kearney County road and flipped.

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts visits Germany for new trade mission

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts visits Germany for new trade mission

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leading a trade mission to Germany to promote Nebraska agricultural products and reinforce the state's connections with German companies.

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

The Keystone pipeline has been restarted nearly two weeks after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in North Dakota.

New social studies standards adopted for Nebraska students

New social studies standards adopted for Nebraska students

The Nebraska State Board of Education has approved new social studies standards aimed at encouraging students to look at history from multiple perspectives, including those of religious, racial and ethnic groups, women,...

Authorities: South Dakota man died in Nebraska collision

Authorities: South Dakota man died in Nebraska collision

Authorities say a South Dakota man died after collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska.

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

Former President Jimmy Carter can still draw a crowd, and he does each time he teaches Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a shortage of high-speed internet, and consumers who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts.

Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Two free forums have been scheduled to hear from people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers about their experiences with emergencies or disaster situations.

Game and Parks to check carcasses for deer disease

Game and Parks to check carcasses for deer disease

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plans to sample deer carcasses for chronic wasting disease during the coming firearm season, Nov. 16-24.

Air Force airmen report, help fight Nebraska house fire

Air Force airmen report, help fight Nebraska house fire

Two U.S. Air Force airmen helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska.

Nebraska high court rejects Omaha serial rapist's appeal

Nebraska high court rejects Omaha serial rapist's appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and the up to 200-year prison sentence for an Omaha serial rapist.

Nebraska wildlife officials: Be aware of urban coyotes

Nebraska wildlife officials: Be aware of urban coyotes

Nebraska wildlife officials are urging owners of small pets - even those in cities - to be vigilant in protecting them from coyotes.