Omaha-area health care systems switch main blood supplier
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Community Blood Bank will be expanding efforts to collect and supply blood for two health care systems in the Omaha area.
Nebraska Medicine and Methodist Health System last month selected the Lincoln-based blood supplier to provide most of the blood their ...
Lincoln church pleads for paved road for nearly 2 decades
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of a church in Lincoln are pleading with the county to move forward with their nearly two-decades-old request to have the road paved in front of the worship space.
Members of the Lincoln City Church recently spoke to the Lancaster County Board about the gravel ...
Women’s outdoors program schedules mentored squirrel hunt
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Girls at least 16 years old and women are invited to participate in mentored squirrel hunt and workshop next month.
The event is scheduled for Dec. 7-8 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. It’s sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks ...
Proposed veterans cemetery in Illinois raises noise concerns
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A federal agency’s proposal to build an extension of a national veterans cemetery in Chicago’s northwest suburbs is drawing concerns from one local official about periodic rifle volleys expected at the site.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to ...
Lincoln special education students run school’s coffee shop
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Down a hallway lined with Lincoln High School’s signature red lockers, through the doors of Room 123, teachers can find a little early-morning salvation: a caffeine oasis open for business each Friday morning.
More likely than not, Quar-tus Jones will be there, the ...
Omaha police, fire departments helping Toys for Tots program
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha and its fire and police departments are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to help make the holiday season memorable for less-fortunate children.
The program gives to children in Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, ...
SIU medical program aims to fill rural health care gap
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s medical school is trying to bring more doctors, physicians and medical students to Carbondale and nearby rural areas where they’re desperately needed.
Under the new Lincoln Scholars program, eight medical students selected each year ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have released details about a 20-year development plan for the area surrounding the state Capitol, which calls for the construction of a new facility for the state Supreme Court.
Architectural, real estate and engineering consultants recently shared ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even though Illinois and Nebraska have just three Big Ten wins between them, both enter their game Saturday believing they’re on the verge of breakthroughs.
The Illini (4-5, 2-4) have doubled their win total from 2017 and
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nelnet Inc. (NNI) on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $42.9 million.
The Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.05 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.14 per share.
The education services company posted ...
Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office urges online payments
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office wants residents to pay their property taxes and vehicle registrations online, which officials say is cheaper for the county than processing checks.
The treasurer’s office recently announced a partnership with the National ...
Man charged in Lincoln woman’s death competent for trial
WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A man charged in the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman last year has been found mentally competent to stand trial.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska’s general election (all times local):
Voters in midtown Omaha have elected Nebraska’s first openly bisexual senator to the state Legislature.
Megan Hunt was chosen Tuesday to represent Legislative District 8, an area that ...
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — A judge has fined outgoing Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing $2,500 for misdeeds related to the private sale of vehicles.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska Public Service Commission candidate who campaigned on her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline has conceded to a Republican state lawmaker who has supported the project.
Democrat Christa Yoakum, of Lincoln, acknowledged her loss Wednesday to Sen. Dan ...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — AJ Bush finally will get to play a game at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium.
His opportunity has come in a way he never could have imagined when he showed up in Lincoln fresh out of high school in 2014.
He left after two years to search for playing time, and he’s ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters opted Tuesday to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, a measure that will extend coverage to thousands of low-income residents but create additional costs for lawmakers in next year’s session.
They also decided races for U.S. Senate and ...
Fischer defeats Democratic challenger for 2nd Senate term
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Sen. Deb Fischer held off a challenge from Democrat Jane Raybould on Tuesday to win a second term.
Fischer went into Election Day as the favorite to win in heavily-Republican Nebraska, with her campaign raising $6.3 million — more than three times Raybould’s ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson, Jr. scored 19 points to lead Nebraska, which led by as many as 72, over cold-shooting Mississippi Valley State 106-37 Tuesday.
The 67-point victory margin was Nebraska’s largest at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 106 points were the most the Huskers have scored ...
Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry wins 8th term in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry wins 8th term in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ National Research Corp. (NRC) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $7 million.
The Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 27 cents per share.
The advisor to healthcare providers posted revenue of $30 million in the period.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Its goal of a winning season long gone, Nebraska is shifting some attention to Devine Ozigbo and a couple of his teammates’ pursuits of individual milestones.
Ozigbo needs 204 yards over the final three games to become the Cornhuskers’ first 1,000-yard rusher since ...
Longtime Lincoln newsman Gilbert ‘Gil’ Savery dies at 101
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Lincoln newspaperman Gilbert “Gil” Savery has died.
Roper & Sons Funeral Home says Savery died Friday in Lincoln. He was 101.
Lincoln trauma surgeon trying to get license reinstated
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln trauma surgeon whose medical license was suspended last year is trying to get it back.
The Lincoln Journal ...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman has died and her teenage daughter is critically injured after their vehicle crashed into a tree in north Lincoln.
A Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy found the 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander in a ditch around 1 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say 38-year-old Julie ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois prison chaplain has filed a federal lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination and retaliation for complaining about it.
The (Springfield) State ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska universities are following a national trend in hiring diversity leaders, but many critics are calling diversity offices wasteful and unnecessary.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln plans to hire its first vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion soon, while ...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — China’s decision to require cleaner recyclables has put some U.S. recyclers out of business or forced them to limit the kind of materials they will take.
But in Lincoln the China decision has had a more limited impact, so far.
Recycling processing companies — ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has ruled that an insurance provider doesn’t have to cover the legal debt of a Nebraska county that wrongfully convicted six people in a 1985 rape and murder.
Lancaster County District Judge Jodi L. Nelson ruled Thursday that the liability policies ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has accepted the voluntary surrender of an imprisoned ex-bank executive’s law license and ordered him disbarred.
The state’s high court said in its ruling Friday that 77-year-old Gilbert Lundstrom’s license was already inactive and that he ...
Fortenberry staffer faces complaint after spat over sign
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A vandalized campaign sign that pokes fun at U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has triggered a public spat between the Nebraska congressman’s chief of staff and a professor who found it amusing.
University of Nebraska Associate Political Science Professor Ari Kohen filed an ...
Lincoln man accused of stabbing person with pitchfork
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested a Lincoln man accused of stabbing another man with a pitchfork.
Television station KOLN reports that the stabbing ...
Burial plans changed for Lincoln soldier’s remains
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say burial plans have been changed for the remains of a World War II soldier from Lincoln.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday in a news release that the burial originally scheduled
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say the remains of a World War II soldier from Lincoln have been identified and are being returned to his hometown for burial.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Tuesday in a news release that the burial is scheduled Nov. 14 for U.S. Army Sgt. ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln’s largest shelter for domestic violence victims has seen an alarming trend in the past year as nearly two out of three callers seeking refuge have said they were choked or strangled.
Friendship Home Executive Director Amy Evans told the
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln nonprofit has created a colorful “Kindness Matters” meter in support of homeless women.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s defense will go from playing against a middling FCS offense to one that ranks third in the Bowl Subdivision and has been held under 500 yards just once all season.
Even though the starters allowed three points and had three takeaways in a
Lincoln loses grant bid for autonomous shuttle project
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln’s mayor says the city didn’t win $1 million grant it wanted for an autonomous shuttle project but will continue looking for ways to pay for the idea.
Mayor Chris Beutler said Monday that Nebraska’s capital was not among the nine cities awarded $1 million by ...
Lincoln Airport to consider upgrading terminal building
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Airport’s passenger numbers are down, but airport officials are considering re-configuring the terminal building to accommodate peak demand and the possibility of a third airline.
Airport officials are hoping to put a $750,000 grant toward enticing American ...
Keystone XL looms large in low-profile Nebraska race
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A normally low-profile race for a Nebraska state commission is getting special attention from opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, who see the contest as a chance to derail the project with a candidate who firmly opposes it.
It’s unclear whether the Nebraska Public ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In a former life, the site of Nebraska Innovation Campus’ newest building was a copse of trees and vendor stalls near the eastern edge of the midway of State Fair Park.
A century later, the Rise Building near 21st Street and Transformation Drive is 80,000 square feet ...
Arrests made in death of Lincoln man found in street
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Lincoln man killed earlier this month.
Police say in a news release that 27-year-old James Richard Howard, of Lincoln, was arrested in Leon County, Texas, on Friday. He’s charged in a Nebraska ...
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Nebraska lawmakers could face $232M projected shortfall
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers may have to fill a projected $232.6 million budget shortfall when they craft a new two-year state budget next year, based on new estimates approved Friday.
The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board predicted that the state will collect $4.89 ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will play a Bethune-Cookman team Saturday that’s lost its last five games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents by an average of 32 points and has come no closer than three touchdowns in any of them.
The game was scheduled on short notice as a ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A developer is planning to build a 20-story condo project in downtown Lincoln.
City officials announced the $30 million Lied Place Residences project Thursday. It would include a ground-floor restaurant, offices on the second, third and fourth floors and about 40 ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator wants to lower the Nebraska voting age to 16, saying today’s 16-year-olds are fully capable of helping other voters choose people to represent them in state and local offices.
“Voting is a habit,” Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart said at a legislative forum ...