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Effort ends on levying property tax on nonprofits' stores

Legal battle ends

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:38 pm

Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement

Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 10:40 pm

Senator may try to pull property tax bill out of committee

Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard said Thursday he may file a motion to pull his $1.1 billion property tax reduction bill out of the Legislature's Revenue Committee where it appears to be stuck, opening the door to a full-scale legislative…

Published on 22 February 2018 | 10:15 pm

First National Bank cuts ties with NRA

Nebraska's largest bank has decided to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:45 pm

Debunked national threat puts Syracuse schools on alert

Schools in Syracuse will have an increased law enforcement presence Friday as a precaution following a since-debunked national threat.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 6:30 pm

Omaha police say man found on house steps died at hospital

OMAHA — Police say a woman walking her dog alerted officers to a man she found on the steps of a southeast Omaha house, but he died later at a hospital.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:45 pm

Ashford supports assault weapon ban, says 'tide has turned'

Former Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford of Omaha said Thursday he would vote to reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons if he is returned to his former House seat by 2nd District voters this year.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 3:15 pm

Names released of 2 killed in I-80 crash near Utica; one was from Hastings

UTICA — Authorities have released the names of two of the four people killed in a collision on an icy interstate in eastern Nebraska.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 1:37 pm

Early morning snow makes commute messy

Drivers are urged to use caution during the morning commute after parts of Southeast Nebraska received 1 to 3 inches of snow early Thursday.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 12:35 pm

Special prosecutor charges fired Nebraska state trooper with motor vehicle homicide

A special prosecutor Wednesday charged a former Nebraska state trooper with two misdemeanors for his part in a pursuit that led to a deadly crash.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 12:00 pm

Woman sues Atkinson police chief for passing her over for job because town wasn't 'ready for a female police officer'

A police officer passed over for a job by Atkinson's police chief has sued him and the city 10 years later after learning the chief didn't give her the job because he didn't think the community was "ready for a…

Published on 22 February 2018 | 12:00 pm

Small, midsize farms decreasing in Nebraska

OMAHA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says small and midsize farms across Nebraska have lost much of their land and revenue to bigger operations over the past two decades.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:31 am

Plattsmouth High to resume classes Thursday following threat that canceled school

PLATTSMOUTH — Brian Bertch’s 14-year-old daughter spent some time with him at their pet store Wednesday morning after two threats prompted Plattsmouth school officials to cancel classes.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:25 am

Medicaid expansion proposal travels new path in Nebraska

Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln said Wednesday that "it is time to allow the people of Nebraska to decide" whether to expand Medicaid coverage to 90,000 low-income, working Nebraskans who have no health care insurance.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:20 am

Judge orders government review of Keystone XL pipeline documents

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials must go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, under a Wednesday court ruling that came after environmentalists accused President Donald Trump's administration of withholding details on the project's approval.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:06 am

Effort seeks to replace statues of politicians with Cather, Standing Bear likenesses in US Capitol

For more than eight decades, “The Father of Arbor Day” and “The Great Commoner” have stood solid in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, representing Nebraska among some of the nation’s most revered citizens.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:05 am

Nebraska Legislature Day 30: Omaha senator speaks out on gun violence

Wayne speaks out on gun violence

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:00 am

Milford voters say yes to city hall bond issue

Voters in Milford have agreed to pay for a new city hall, allowing a handful of city workers to move out of their temporary home in the library.

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:00 am

Winter weather advisory issued for Thursday

A winter weather advisory covers a large section of the central United States, including Lincoln, as a storm system moves into the area on Thursday.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 9:55 pm

Senator: Hike in legislator salaries would help more participate

Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha said Wednesday his proposed constitutional amendment to increase the salary of state senators to one-half of Nebraska's median household income would help fulfill the state's goal of creating a citizen legislature.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 7:15 pm

AG's office argues judge should dismiss lawsuit seeking release of information death penalty drugs

Photos taken in October of the packaging of Nebraska's lethal injection drugs constitute attorney work product and should not be released to the public, an attorney for the state's prison system has argued.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 7:00 pm

14-year-old homicide suspect to be charged as juvenile

OMAHA — The top Douglas County prosecutor says a 14-year-old homicide suspect will be charged in juvenile court.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:05 pm

Woman in love triangle gets 3-5 years for aiding shooter

OMAHA — An Omaha woman has been imprisoned for helping a man she'd been dating escape after he'd killed the other man she'd been dating.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 4:20 pm

Massage therapist charged with sex assaults

OMAHA — An Omaha massage therapist has been accused of sexually assaulting women during their spa appointments.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:26 pm

'Riot insurance' bill for counties with prisons advances from committee

A bill that would require the state to help pay some of a county's costs arising from crimes committed during a prison riot advanced from the Legislature's Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:30 am

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