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Zebra mussels now present in Lake Yankton

LINCOLN, Neb. – The presence of invasive zebra mussels has been confirmed at Lake Yankton in Cedar County, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. This South Dakota border water, als... Read More

Omaha Police Officers Face Charges In

A Nebraska prosecutor says he will charge two Omaha police officers with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times.   Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine made the announcement Wedne... Read More

Truck driver takes plea deal in Lancaster County crash death

LINCOLN, Neb. - A Garland man charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide has taken a plea deal in Lancaster County. Court records say 68-year-old Gary Jacobsen pleaded no contest Tuesday in a Lincoln courtroom. Prosecutors dropped a related charg... Read More

Prosecutor to announce findings in stun gun-related death

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Douglas County's top prosecutor has scheduled a news conference to reveal his findings regarding Omaha police officers' actions in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times. ... Read More

Platte Institute hires new Director of Development

Former Don Bacon Director to Grow Institute’s Fundraising Programs OMAHA, NE  -- The Platte Institute has hired Elliott Bottorf as its new Director of Development. Bottorf  will lead the Platte Institute’s fundraising programs. A former P... Read More

(AUDIO) Wayne County Fair to get underway

The 95th Annual Wayne County Fair kicks off on Wednesday. Vice President Jared Heithold. "We have a free day on Wednesday at the fair again this year. It's a day to try and get families in. And then you know too some people just like to come with the... Read More

Finding fair food favorites is easier at the Nebraska State Fair

One thing is for certain, Fair Food remains in the top three reasons that people come to the Nebraska State Fair. Jaime Parr, State Fair facilities director says, “Each year, our electronic surveys indicate that fair food is a primary reason f... Read More

NSP Removes Impaired Driver in Butler County Selective

DAVID CITY, NEB.  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Headquarters Troop – Lincoln removed one impaired driver from the road during a special enforcement running July 21-22 in Butler County. The enforcement was in partnership with... Read More

Henry Doorly Zoo to open tiger breeding facility

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ An eastern Nebraska zoo plans to open a sperm bank and breeding facility for tigers at the zoo's nearby conservation park. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha announced the initiative... Read More

Fish killed in Nebraska after water diversion stops

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say thousands of fish have died since a utility company was forced to stop diverting water from an eastern Nebraska river into its power canal. The Columbus Telegram reports that the fish kill occurred after water f... Read More

Man imprisoned for molesting little girl he baby-sat as teen

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Lincoln man has been sent to prison for molesting a little girl he baby-sat as a teenager. Online court records say 22-year-old Bailey Rangel was sentenced Monday to eight to 12 years and given credit for two days already se... Read More