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Death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore tells Nebraska Supreme Court he doesn't want an attorney

Carey Dean Moore has asked the Nebraska Supreme Court to dismiss his attorneys in a case where the state is seeking to carry out the death penalty against him.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 4:50 pm

Nebraska House members won't join bid to force DACA vote

As the 21st Republican House member signed a so-called discharge petition to force a vote on proposed protection for young DACA immigrants, Nebraska Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon and Adrian Smith said Wednesday they will not be joining that effort.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:00 pm

School counselor's lawsuit alleges gay bias by district

OMAHA — A lawsuit filed in Omaha by a former guidance counselor says Millard school district officials forced her to quit because of her sexual orientation.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 12:50 pm

Student who attempted to assault teacher gets probation

GERING — A student who attempted to sexually assault a teacher in western Nebraska has been given a year and 225 days on probation.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 11:58 am

Man accused of killing neighbor ruled incompetent for trial

MADISON — A man accused of stabbing to death a neighbor in northeast Nebraska has been ruled incompetent for trial.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 10:52 am

3-judge panel sets date to announce death penalty decision in Schroeder's case

A three-judge panel has set a June 1 hearing to announce its decision on whether Patrick Schroeder will be sentenced to death for killing his prison cellmate last year.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 4:00 am

Public Service Commission asks state's Supreme Court to affirm ruling on Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada and the Nebraska Public Service Commission both asked the state Supreme Court to affirm the approval of the mainline alternative route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Inmate who collapsed during prison basketball game died of natural causes

A grand jury has found no wrongdoing in the death of a Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate who died in August after collapsing while playing basketball.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:00 pm

Krist says Ricketts puts vulnerable aging at risk

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bob Krist said Wednesday that Gov. Pete Ricketts "has placed Nebraska's aging population at risk" because of his budget cuts that impact skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 8:30 pm

Longtime State Patrol trooper confirmed as U.S. Marshal for Nebraska

Scott Kracl, a longtime Nebraska State Patrol trooper, has been confirmed as U.S. Marshal for Nebraska.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:10 pm

Nebraska woman gets prison for death of dogs in hot car

PAPILLION — A Bellevue woman convicted of animal cruelty after she left two dogs to die in a hot car has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 6:47 pm

Omaha suburb hires consultant for Ralston Arena

RALSTON — City officials are seeking professional help for an arena in an Omaha suburb that has been operating at a loss every year since it was built.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 6:17 pm

Omaha school bus driver fired for cellphone use behind wheel

OMAHA — A contracting company has fired an Omaha school bus driver shown using his cellphone for more than two minutes while driving.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:43 pm

Lincoln man died in head-on crash in southwestern Nebraska, sheriff says

ELWOOD — Authorities have released the names of a driver killed and another injured in a southern Nebraska collision.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:08 pm

Up to 8 cougars could be harvested under proposed mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska

State officials are considering whether to resume a mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska next year, a move likely to generate intense debate.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 2:00 pm

Felony charges considered after nearly 80 cats found in home

WATERLOO — Officials in eastern Nebraska are considering bringing felony charges against a woman after the Nebraska Humane Society found nearly 80 cats — about 30 of them dead — in a Waterloo home.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 12:50 pm

Even as Trump tightens immigration, Lincoln situation shows U.S. labor shortage is becoming a crisis

Roberto Rodriguez works at a meat-packing company in Lincoln. For years, most of his colleagues were fellow Mexicans and Central Americans. These days, the men standing by his side increasingly are Middle Easterners.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 12:00 pm

Man gets 10-15 years for fatal beating near homeless shelter

OMAHA — A 26-year-old man has been imprisoned for killing another man outside a homeless shelter just north of downtown Omaha.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 10:51 am

Raybould says she would be an independent senator

Jane Raybould moves into the general election phase of her Senate campaign with a carefully honed message of open-minded and independent judgment that would focus on Nebraska's interests rather than allegiance to party, political dogma or party leadership.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:45 am

Affiliate of Lincoln company plans $16M development in Beatrice

BEATRICE — Plans are taking shape for a new development that will replace the former Store Kraft building in Beatrice.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:10 am

A state-by-state look: Where is drug abuse most prevalent?

A recent study compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of 20 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita. Some highlights:

Published on 23 May 2018 | 12:00 am

Entrepreneur proposes sludge-yard waste compost for Omaha

OMAHA — An entrepreneur wants to mix Omaha's sewage sludge with yard waste to create a compost product.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:01 pm

Six cheetah cubs grace Omaha zoo's African Grasslands

Six cheetah cubs born in November at the Henry Doorly Zoo's Wildlife Safari Park have moved to the Omaha zoo.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:55 pm

Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA contest: 'Speak your voice'

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year's Miss USA competition.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:44 pm

Driver dies after car hits oncoming pickup in heavy fog, sheriff's office says

ARCHER — Authorities say a 22-year-old driver died after his car collided with a pickup in east-central Nebraska.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:38 pm

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