OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A foundation that has long supported Nebraska education wants to stimulate the state’s workforce.
The Aksarben Foundation intends to double the number of people who earn career certification and two-year associate degrees in Nebraska and increase the number of four-year ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State game and wildlife officials have stocked three Omaha waters with catchable-sized rainbow trout.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says Hitchcock Park Pond, Towl Park Pond and Standing Bear Lake were all stocked on Tuesday. Hitchcock received 450 trout, Towl ...
Aquinas 31, Shelby/Rising City 14
Arcadia-Loup City 40, Elm Creek 12
Archbishop Bergan 40, Tekamah-Herman 14
Arthur County 61, Potter-Dix 16
Aurora 47, Central City 22
Axtell 62, Blue Hill 30
Bellevue West 48, Omaha Central 0
Benedictine monks work to curb food insecurity in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a black, hooded monk’s robe, a large cross dangling from his neck, Brother James Dowd walks the streets of north Omaha.
He knocks on doors to meet his neighbors. He speaks at neighborhood association meetings. And he spends several hours a day praying about how to ...
Landlord wants to keep deposits after refugees evacuated
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of Myanmar refugees were forced to evacuate an Omaha apartment complex last month after the city deemed it unlivable, and now the landlord is telling some former tenants he’ll waive cleanup fees if he can keep their $400 security deposits.
Yale Park Apartments ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate was unchanged at 2.8 percent in September, a figure credited in part to a good month for the state’s manufacturing sector, the state Labor Department said Friday.
The rate was down a tenth of a point from the year-ago figure of ...
Adams Central 42, Cozad 7
Arapahoe 52, Alma 50
Auburn 48, Falls City 0
Battle Creek 40, Crofton 0
Bertrand 62, Pleasanton 26
Bloomfield 24, Hartington-Newcastle 21
Boys Town 43, Omaha Concordia 21
Brady 56, Maxwell 26
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $47.5 million.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of 66 cents per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by ...
Mystery illness confirmed in Iowa, suspected in Nebraska
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a rare illness that can paralyze children has been confirmed in two Iowa cases and is suspected in one Nebraska case.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Lindsay Corp. (LNN) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $5 million.
On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of 46 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 42 cents per share.
The results fell short of Wall ...
Man accused of shooting Omaha officer booked into jail
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of shooting an officer during a traffic stop before being shot himself by other officers has been released from a hospital and booked into jail.
Omaha police say 36-year-old John Ezell Jr. was booked Wednesday into the Douglas County jail on suspicion of ...
Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum selects architect for expansion
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has announced plans to erect a new building on land it’s occupied since 1931.
The museum said in a news release Wednesday that the architectural firm of Snøhetta has been chosen for the project. The firm’s many noted projects include work for ...
OSMOND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say three students were injured when a semitrailer ran into the rear of their school bus in northeast Nebraska.
The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday after the bus stopped at a railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 20 near Osmond. The Nebraska State Patrol ...
Omaha woman sentenced to probation for tax evasion
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution for federal tax evasion.
Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said Tuesday that 37-year-old Becky Neeb was sentenced on Monday. She could have received up to five years in ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three of nine current and former Omaha Tribal officials who admitted using federal funds to give themselves bonuses have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution.
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Omaha zoo asks for tree branches downed during snowstorm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s zoo wants area residents to share their broken tree limbs as tasty treats for some animals.
The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium posted a Facebook request Monday for limbs downed during Sunday’s snowstorm.
The zoo says it can’t accept branches from trees ...
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has claimed his $1 million Powerball lottery prize with three days to spare.
Nebraska Lottery officials say Robert Abraham turned in his ticket Friday. It had to be turned in on or before Monday or the prize would have been used for future ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say the Nebraska governor’s son has been mugged near his family’s home in Omaha.
A police report says 19-year-old Roscoe Ricketts was robbed at gunpoint around 9 p.m. Sunday as he was walking. The robber took Ricketts’ smartphone and then left the area in a white ...
Power restored to thousands who lost it during snowstorm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Electricity has been restored to thousands of customers in eastern Nebraska who lost power when heavy, wet snow downed tree limbs onto power lines.
Omaha Public Power District reported Monday morning that more than 4,800 customers remained without power in Douglas and ...
Iowa man killed, another injured in Nebraska collision
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa man was killed, another was injured and another was suspected of driving drunk in causing a collision on the north side of Omaha.
The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Nebraska Highway 36 near Glenn Cunningham Lake. Police say an ...
Over 50,000 without power in eastern Nebraska after snow
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 50,000 utility customers are without power after heavy, wet snow blanketed eastern Nebraska.
The Omaha Public Power District says 51,000 customers lacked power at 5 p.m. Sunday. That was down from a peak of about 56,000.
In Lincoln, about 5,000 utility ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln’s police chief is concerned that the Omaha Police Department is actively recruiting officers from Lincoln as part of an aggressive effort to bolster the Omaha ranks.
Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister told
Concrete truck driver in fatal crash found not guilty
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — The driver of a loaded concrete truck that last year tipped onto a car near Omaha, killing two people, has been found not guilty of two misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide counts.
Television station KETV reports that a jury found ...
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A project years in the making is expected to bring new life — and new sewer lines — into a suburban Omaha county.
“We’re standing on the precipice of great change in Sarpy County,” said Sarpy County Board of Commissioners Chairman Don Kelly, who sits on an agency ...
Registration for Nebraska Science Festival opens Oct. 24
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Registration opens later this month for next spring’s Nebraska Science Festival.
Teachers are encouraged to register their classes early for the 2019 student science expo being next April at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland and at Omaha’s Durham ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cadie Albin has dabbled in fitness before.
The 17-year-old, who has Down syndrome, loves working out and her parents wanted her to find a routine that would challenge her. So they teamed up with an Omaha gym to offer weekly classes for kids and teens like ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a teen has died in crash on a southwest Omaha street.
Police say the crash happened just after 6:30 a.m. on South 192nd Street when a southbound car crossed into the northbound lane, left the roadway and hit a utility pole.
Police say the driver and lone ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A state senator wants the Nebraska Legislature to require landlord registration and more regular inspections of rental units in Omaha, saying the displacement of 500 refugees from a squalid apartment complex shows the city needs a new regulatory approach.
Sen. Justin ...
Centennial 41, David City 7
Clearwater/Orchard 54, St. Mary’s 8
Omaha attorney nominated to federal bench in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha attorney who ran for attorney general has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in Nebraska.
Brian Buescher of Omaha was nominated Wednesday by President Donald Trump at the recommendation of U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse.
Buescher would ...
Teen accused of stabbing girl likely to be tried as adult
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A local prosecutor says a 16-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, student accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at the high school they both attend will likely be tried as an adult.
Officials tell the
La Vista police round up 7 loose horses in Omaha suburb
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Police in the Omaha suburb of La Vista recently called on their inner cowboys to help corral several loose horses near Interstate 80.
Arson blamed for Omaha dry cleaning business blast and fire
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an arsonist caused an explosion and fire at a dry cleaning business in Omaha.
The Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency said in a news release Wednesday that investigators discovered evidence of tampering with the natural gas system in the Wardrobe Spa ...
Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball player accused of abuse
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and damaging her father’s car.
Twenty-one-year-old Tyson Smiley, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested Sept. 13 and is to appear in court Oct. 18 on misdemeanor charges of ...
Man convicted of attacking worker at prison intake center
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been convicted of attacking an employee at the state prison intake center for male prisoners.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a male student stabbed a female student, then himself, at a high school in Omaha, Nebraska.
The incident led to the lockdown Tuesday afternoon of Burke High School. The
Omaha woman killed in crash at midtown intersection
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha say a 25-year-old woman has died from a crash near the city’s midtown area.
Police say Patricia Leahy was driving a car west Monday morning when a northbound car hit here at the intersection of 42nd and Grover streets.
Leahy was taken to an Omaha ...
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Man dies after accidental shooting in Omaha suburb
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after a friend’s gun went off while the friend was cleaning it at an apartment in an Omaha suburb.
The shooting occurred a little before 5 p.m. Saturday in Bellevue. Sarpy County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Richards said Monday that the bullet ...
HEBRON, Neb. (AP) — Officials say nearly $1.75 million was raised at this year’s Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska.
The fundraising event was held June 1-2 in the Thayer County community of Hebron.
More than $1.5 million went to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Center for cancer research at ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The remains of a Nebraska sailor who died at Pearl Harbor and a Nebraska soldier killed during a World War II battle in Germany have been identified and are being returned for final burial.
Pentagon officials say 19-year-old Bernard Doyle died Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the ...
Dry cleaning building collapses after fire in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators are working to determine why a building containing a dry cleaning business collapsed after an explosion and fire.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District is proposing more aggressive environmental goals to get electricity from renewable sources and natural gas.
The electric utility’s board may vote next week on a new set of goals that would accelerate its shift away from coal to other power ...
Adams Central 43, Minden 0
Ainsworth 44, Niobrara/Verdigre 12
Allen 32, Wausa 26
Alliance 42, Gering 14
Aquinas 52, North Bend Central 14
Arlington 20, Boys Town 6
Ashland-Greenwood 43, Lincoln Christian 7
Aurora 48, Boone ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blind black bear is getting a second chance at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s safari park.
Starsky and fellow black bear Hutch were taken from a private owner, who was keeping the bears illegally as pets in southeast Nebraska back in 2006. When the Nebraska Game ...
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect at the center of an officer-involved shooting in the Omaha suburb of La Vista has been released from the hospital and jailed.
La Vista police say Jonathan Grund was booked Friday into the Sarpy County Jail on suspicion of making terroristic ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayors of Nebraska’s two largest cities are uniting against a ballot measure that would retroactively impose term limits on Lincoln’s mayor.
Republican Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Democratic Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler held a joint news conference Thursday to say ...