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Merger of Nebraska veterans' agencies wins initial approval

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A plan to merge two state agencies that serve Nebraska veterans has won initial approval from lawmakers. Senators on Thursday advanced the proposal through the first of three r... Read More

Rural Nebraska population loss may be slowing, figures show

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ New U.S. Census Bureau figures show the loss of population in rural Nebraska may be slowing. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that, according to the bureau's 2016 updates to population figures for counties and metropolitan are... Read More

Omaha elementary teacher arrested on drug suspicion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ An Omaha elementary teacher has been arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine. Omaha television station WOWT reports that 37-year-old Jesse Stull was arrested Friday on suspicion of delivery of a controlled substance. S... Read More

Four sentenced in theft of data from Lancaster County gas pumps

Four people who used credit and debit card data stolen from some Lancaster County gas pumps have been sentenced in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the four were accused of making dozens of purchases, using the information obtained f... Read More

Nebraska history teacher of the year nomination deadline

Reminder: Nomination deadline approaching for the 2017 Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award! The History Teacher of the Year Award highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring outstanding American history... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers advance bill targeting child care subsidy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that could keep a child care subsidy for low-income families flat even as costs rise. Senators voted 31-10 on Wednesday to advance a measure that could let the subsidy s... Read More

Man shot during store robbery has died, Omaha police say

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a man shot outside an Omaha convenience store has died. The Omaha Police Department said in a news release Wednesday that 25-year-old Laron Rogers died of injuries suffered March 6 and that the case is being inve... Read More

Man shot by police officer gets probation for related crimes

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) _ A man shot by a Kearney police officer after a traffic stop has been given a year of probation for two crimes related to the shooting. Court records say 36-year-old Jose Klich was sentenced last week after pleading no contest ... Read More

Let utility crews handle downed power lines

Severe Weather Awareness Week March 27-31     Columbus, Neb. – If there is one thing to remember this spring storm season it’s to leave downed power lines alone. That’s a simple safety message as Nebraska Public Power Distric... Read More

Lexington Grad Gives $10,000 to YMCA Game Room

Lexington High School alumni Josh Baldwin donated $10,000 towards completion of Game Room at Orthman Community YMCA in Lexington. (Photo by Tim Brayton). LEXINGTON – A new Game Room for tweens and teens is now open at the Orthman Community YM... Read More

Woman killed in crash after grandson swerved to miss deer

NELSON, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a man reported that he swerved to avoid a deer and then crashed a minivan he was driving in southern Nebraska, killing his grandmother. A passer-by called 911 about 8 p.m. Saturday, telling authorities about seein... Read More