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Patrol releases name of man killed at railroad yard

North Platte, Neb. -- Authorities say a man killed at Union Pacific's railroad yard in western Nebraska's North Platte was run over by a fuel truck. Station KNOP reports that the Nebraska State Patrol confirmed the victim's name: Ryan Ziel. Pat... Read More

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Bellevue expiring in few weeks

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) _ The purchaser of a Powerball ticket in Bellevue has only a few weeks left to claim his or her $1 million prize. The Nebraska Lottery says the ticket sold at a Kwik Shop on Capehart Road matched the first five numbers drawn Ap... Read More

UNMC clinical trial shows cannabidiol benefits

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Most epilepsy patients taking cannabis-derived oil in a clinical trial at the University of Nebraska Medical Center continue to see improvement in their seizures. A study authorized by Nebraska lawmakers in 2015 has shown the ... Read More

Former teacher, Husker imprisoned in child sex assault case

LINCOLN, Neb. - A former Lincoln schoolteacher and Husker football player has been sentenced to prison in a child sex assault case. Lancaster County District Court records say 41-year-old Sean Applegate was given 15 to 20 years at his Lincoln cour... Read More

Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska Republican officials have accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied he drove while intoxicated, allegations that state investigators dismissed and that Krist fe... Read More

Couple's bodies found in northern Nebraska home

LYNCH, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in their northern Nebraska home. Station KBRX reports that 57-year-old Brenda Wickersham and her husband, 65-year-old Darold Wickersham, were shot to... Read More

Ex-assistant principal takes plea deal in student sex case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A former assistant principal accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student has pleaded no contest in Omaha. Douglas County District Court records say 46-year-old Matthew Fedde entered the pleas Monday to two felony counts of ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Signs “Year of the American Legion” Proclamation

LINCOLN –  On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring the “Year of the American Legion” leading up to the organization’s 100th anniversary on September 16th, 2019.  He was joined by Nebraska American Legion Departmen... Read More

Shortage of truckers has industry considering 18-year-olds

Kansas City, Kan. --  A nationwide shortage of truckers has some industry officials and national lawmakers supporting a plan to allow 18-year-olds to become long-haul drivers. But some industry officials, like Jeffrey Steinberg, director of the A... Read More

Man dies at railroad yard in North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a 42-year-old man died after an incident at Union Pacific's railroad yard in western Nebraska's North Platte. Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs says the incident occurred Saturday morning and involved a Nor... Read More

Wireless Emergency Alert delayed to Oct. 3

Wireless Emergency Alert delayed to Oct. 3 Delay due to Hurricane Florence and East Coast response efforts Undated -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security have delayed the planned Wireless Emergency Alert (W... Read More

Hall County authorities say woman died in airboat accident

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say an airboat accident on the Platte River killed a Grand Island woman. Hastings station KSNB reports that the accident happened Sunday afternoon about 5 miles south of Grand Island on the river's south chann... Read More

Army sergeant to be buried in Nebraska after 70 years

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) _ A soldier who died nearly 70 years ago while a prisoner of war in North Korea will be laid to rest in Nebraska, providing closure to a son who never got to know him. The Columbus Telegram reports that Army Master Sgt. Leonard... Read More

Omaha utility considers faster approach to plant closure

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha Public Power District ratepayers could see up to $200 million in savings if the utility's board adopts a new, more aggressive approach to decommissioning a nuclear station. The $700 million proposal would deconstruct the F... Read More