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Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska
Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska

A United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems.

Armed man shot inside Target got rifle 4 days earlier

Armed man shot inside Target got rifle 4 days earlier

Police say the man who was fatally shot by police after entering a Target store in Omaha, Nebraska, armed with an AR-15-style rifle had obtained the weapon just four days earlier at a sporting goods store.

Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Omaha police say they fatally shot a man who entered a Target store with an AR-15-style rifle and “plenty of ammunition.”.

2 Nebraska officers wounded, suspect killed in shootout

2 Nebraska officers wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Police in Nebraska say a pair of officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout during an attempted burglary Monday night.

3 kids taken in Nebraska carjacking found with frostbite

3 kids taken in Nebraska carjacking found with frostbite

Three young children were being treated for frostbite in Nebraska Sunday after police said two suspects stole an SUV while they were inside.

North Dakota landowners at odds in carbon pipeline plans

North Dakota landowners at odds in carbon pipeline plans

North Dakota landowners testified for and against a carbon capture company’s use of eminent domain.

Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit

Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit

Groups representing social workers and women say they have succeeded in forcing a small Ohio city to significantly narrow its abortion ban and dropped their lawsuit.

Nebraska lawmaker again pushes no-permit conceal carry

Nebraska lawmaker again pushes no-permit conceal carry

A Nebraska lawmaker is taking another shot at trying to pass a bill that would not only allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit, it would prohibit cities and counties from issuing local laws to do so within their borders.

Amid gains, railroaders seeking quality-of-life improvements

Amid gains, railroaders seeking quality-of-life improvements

The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn't resolve their quality-of-life issues, but there are indications the major freight railroads might start to address some of their concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time.

Governor hawks tax cuts, increased school funding in address

Governor hawks tax cuts, increased school funding in address

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has delivered his first State of the State address in the state Capitol on Wednesday, spelling out plans to drastically cut taxes while increasing funding to state schools.

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe

With egg prices more than doubling in the past year, calls are coming for an investigation into possible price gouging.

Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Any Iowa student who wants to attend a private school could use public money to pay for tuition or other expenses under a plan approved by the Legislature.

Kansas governor to outline agenda for skeptical lawmakers

Kansas governor to outline agenda for skeptical lawmakers

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is preparing to outline what she’s likely to call a middle-of-the-road agenda for the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature.

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Senate returns from several weeks of recess and begins a new session of closely-divided government.

EPA considers tougher regulation of livestock farm pollution

EPA considers tougher regulation of livestock farm pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will study whether to toughen regulation of large livestock farms that pollute waterways.