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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.

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.

News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CST

News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CST

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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.

Omaha police: About 75 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Omaha police: About 75 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Police say about 75 headstones have been toppled and more than $50,000 in damage caused at a Jewish cemetery in Omaha.

Search is on for man who fell into Nebraska reservoir

Search is on for man who fell into Nebraska reservoir

Nebraska conservation officers are searching for a man who fell out of a boat on a central Nebraska lake.

Nebraska patrol says Minnesota man was hauling drugs

Nebraska patrol says Minnesota man was hauling drugs

Authorities say a 30-year-old Minnesota man was arrested after Nebraska state troopers found hundreds of packages of THC products in his car.

Lincoln woman gets jail time, probation in tax case

Lincoln woman gets jail time, probation in tax case

A Lincoln woman who'd settled allegations that she'd cheated customers of her clothing businesses has been given jail time and probation on tax charges.

County board rejects permit for 380,000-chicken farm

County board rejects permit for 380,000-chicken farm

Lancaster County commissioners won't approve construction of a 380,000-chicken farm that would have supplied birds to the Fremont processing plant for Costco.

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Hastings slaying

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Hastings slaying

A woman accused of being an accessory to the 2017 slaying of a Hastings man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Native American football enjoys a rebirth in South Dakota

Native American football enjoys a rebirth in South Dakota

Native American football is enjoying a rebirth in South Dakota thanks to a new league formed by smaller schools this fall.

Kansas man arrested in death of his granddaughter

Kansas man arrested in death of his granddaughter

A northeast Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter.

2 students, 5 others hospitalized after Lincoln collision

2 students, 5 others hospitalized after Lincoln collision

Authorities say two students on a Lincoln school bus and five people in a car were sent to a hospital after a collision.

Omaha officials announce plans for flexible concert hall

Omaha officials announce plans for flexible concert hall

Officials have announced plans to build a flexible music venue in downtown Omaha.

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Bass Pro Shops says nearly 120 jobs at its Cabela's operation in Sidney will be relocated to Bass Pro Shops' headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

Nebraska to shuffle staff at homes for juvenile offenders

Nebraska to shuffle staff at homes for juvenile offenders

Nebraska officials plan to cut staff at one state-run home for juvenile offenders while adding to its workforce at two other facilities.

Omaha zoo announces snow leopard cubs' names

Omaha zoo announces snow leopard cubs' names

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the names of its newest additions, two snow leopard cubs.

Sheriff says driver died after northeast Nebraska collision

Sheriff says driver died after northeast Nebraska collision

Authorities say an 86-year-old driver died at a South Dakota hospital after a collision in northeast Nebraska.

Police: Man hid more than 163 pounds of pot in minivan

Police: Man hid more than 163 pounds of pot in minivan

Police say officers arrested an Illinois man after finding marijuana hidden in his minivan along Interstate 80 in Nebraska.

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million...

Anti-leaking measures criticized at city hearing

Anti-leaking measures criticized at city hearing

Speakers at a public hearing have criticized a proposal that could lead to the firing of elected officials in an Omaha suburb for leaking information from closed meetings.

Man accused of child sex assault, porn takes plea deal

Man accused of child sex assault, porn takes plea deal

A Scottsbluff man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old and then blackmailing her into performing for pornographic videos has taken a plea deal.

Iowa woman charged in Nebraska fatality to stand trial

Iowa woman charged in Nebraska fatality to stand trial

An Iowa woman charged in the hit-and-run fatal crash that killed a pedestrian in northeastern Nebraska is set to stand trial in the case.

South Carolina Sen. Graham to speak at Nebraska GOP event

South Carolina Sen. Graham to speak at Nebraska GOP event

U.S Sen. Lindsey Graham is set to speak at a Nebraska Republican Party weekend fundraiser.

Nebraska National Guard establishes new infantry unit

Nebraska National Guard establishes new infantry unit

The Nebraska Army National Guard has established a new infantry battalion - an outfit that a general says could help recruitment.

Man gets 20-40 years for 2 southeast Nebraska crash deaths

Man gets 20-40 years for 2 southeast Nebraska crash deaths

An Omaha man has been imprisoned for the crash deaths of a woman and her 15-year-old stepdaughter in southeast Nebraska's Otoe County.

Driver dies after crashing pickup near North Platte

Driver dies after crashing pickup near North Platte

Authorities say a driver died after his pickup truck crashed on the west side of North Platte.

Police say woman died at hospital after being struck by car

Police say woman died at hospital after being struck by car

Police say a woman died after being struck by a car in Norfolk.

Lexington woman dies after minivan rams rear of trailer

Lexington woman dies after minivan rams rear of trailer

Authorities say a woman died at a hospital after her minivan rammed the rear of a trailer in Dawson County.