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Nebraska signs new 2-year contract with state worker union

Lincoln - Nebraska state employees have a new contract that includes pay raises for those who receive a satisfactory rating in their performance reviews. Gov. Pete Ricketts says the contract reflects the culmination of six years of culture changes in... Read More

1 killed in truck crash near Omaha

Omaha - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says one person has died in the crash of a pickup truck just west of Omaha. The sheriff's office says in a news release that the crash happened late Thursday night at 252nd and Q streets, when the truck lef... Read More

Off-duty Omaha officer shoots at suspected shoplifter's SUV

Omaha - Omaha police are investigating after an off-duty officer fired gun at the vehicle of a suspected shoplifter at a northwest Omaha home improvement store. Police say in a news release that the shooting happened Wednesday night when the off-duty... Read More

Bankers survey shows gains in rural economy of 10 states

Omaha, Neb. -- A new monthly survey of bankers suggests growing improvement in the economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says bank CEOs' biggest fears for 2021 are excessive inflation an... Read More

Ruling says lawsuit against MUD in Omaha fire can continue

Omaha - The Nebraska Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit to continue against an Omaha natural gas utility for a 2016 fire that destroyed part of the downtown Omaha's Old Market. The ruling Friday affirms the finding of a lower court that rejected Met... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers now accepting online comments about bills

Lincoln - Nebraska lawmakers have created a new way for the public to comment on proposals without attending a hearing in person. The Legislature unveiled a new website feature that will let people submit online comments at any stage in the process. ... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers preserve secret committee chair votes

Lincoln - Nebraska lawmakers have rejected an new effort to require a public vote when they choose legislative leaders, despite a push from some conservative senators for transparency. Lawmakers voted 30-19 against the motion to change the Legislatur... Read More

Some Nebraskans may face 4-month wait for vaccine

Lincoln - Nebraska residents who are younger than 65 years old and considered healthy may have to wait another four months to get the coronavirus vaccine based on current distributions. State health officials and Gov. Pete Ricketts say they're receiv... Read More

Tonight's Megamillions jackpot now $1 Billion

Lincoln, NE – January 22, 2021 – Due to high sales, officials in the states participating in the Mega Millions® Lotto game have increased the estimated jackpot amount for the Friday, January 22 drawing to $1 billion or $739.6 million with the ... Read More

46 new cases of COVID-19 reported by TRPHD

KEARNEY –Forty-six (46) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven- county region it serves for Thursday, January 21. Please check the Two Rivers website for more detailed information for our citizens ... Read More

YMCA Offers Free Blood Pressure Monitoring Program

HOLDREGE – A new program at the Don Sjogren Community YMCA aims to help area residents manage high blood pressure.  Phelps County Blood Pressure Monitoring is a free four-month program that helps participants develop a habit of monitoring blood p... Read More

Esch Murder Trial Continued To June

CUSTER COUNTY— With Custer County District Judge Karin Noakes in quarantine, cases were held remotely on Thursday, January 21. The first criminal case of the morning was Trenton Esch, 44 of Broken Bow, who is facing alleged charges of first-degr... Read More

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office warns of scam calls

North Platte, Neb. -- The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is alerting citizens that a group of con artists is calling people in Lincoln County advising them they have warrants for their arrests.  A media release says the scammers are very convincing... Read More

Union Pacific delivered 3% more freight as economy recovered

Omaha, Neb. -- Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit chugged ahead as shipping volume improved for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic slowed the economy to a crawl last year. The Omaha, Nebraska-based ... Read More