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Nebraska tax collections above projections in September

Nebraska tax collections above projections in September

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected in September.

Local debut scheduled for movie shot in North Platte

Local debut scheduled for movie shot in North Platte

The local debut of a movie shot in North Platte is scheduled for Friday night.

LFR Chief Despain to retire in March 2020

LFR Chief Despain to retire in March 2020

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced Tuesday that Fire Chief Micheal Despain will retire in March 2020.

Two arrested in Fairbury Tuesday on drug, weapons charges

Two arrested in Fairbury Tuesday on drug, weapons charges

The two residents were arrested for possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The male subject was further charged with felony possession of a deadly weapon.

Interstate section getting new name to end Iowa confusion

Interstate section getting new name to end Iowa confusion

A stretch of Interstate 680 in western Iowa will be renamed Interstate 880 to end confusion that officials say often occurs during flooding.

Handguns and cocaine seized on I-80

Handguns and cocaine seized on I-80

One person is in jail after a Seward County traffic stop on I-80.

Omaha police suspect man in series of convenience store robberies

Omaha police suspect man in series of convenience store robberies

An 18-year-old man is in Police custody after being arrested in connection to multiple robberies, including one late last week.

Teen Arrested after Crash of Stolen Pickup Truck

Teen Arrested after Crash of Stolen Pickup Truck

Council Bluffs Police arrested a 17-year-old male after a crash involving a stolen pickup truck early Monday morning.

Tech talent crisis sweeps Nebraska, business leaders warn

Tech talent crisis sweeps Nebraska, business leaders warn

Nebraska businesses say there are not enough people to fill technology jobs, and they’re calling it a talent crisis.

UNMC College of Dentistry celebrates opening of renovated Omaha dental clinic

UNMC College of Dentistry celebrates opening of renovated Omaha dental clinic

The UNMC College of Dentistry cut the ribbon on a more than $2 million renovation of their Omaha dental clinic at the Durham Outpatient Center Monday.

Doctors suggest people get their flu shots before the virus begins to spread

Doctors suggest people get their flu shots before the virus begins to spread

Even the healthiest people can get the flu and can spread it to those who are at a higher-risk.

A Nebraska study to prevent obesity diseases gets another $11 million grant

A Nebraska study to prevent obesity diseases gets another $11 million grant

The Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases received an $11 million grant to continue researching ways to make food healthier for people.

Despite being controversial, residents say Columbus Day should continue being celebrated

Despite being controversial, residents say Columbus Day should continue being celebrated

The flags were out in downtown Columbus and city offices were closed to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas.

Geneva officials break ground at new fire hall site Monday

Geneva officials break ground at new fire hall site Monday

City officials welcomed Nebraska lieutenant governor Mike Foley, state senator Tom Brandt and many other guests for the ceremonial groundbreaking Monday afternoon.

eSports On The Rise In Nebraska High Schools

eSports On The Rise In Nebraska High Schools

eSports is not only growing across the country, but right here in Nebraska, as a variety of high schools around the state have established eSports teams in recent years.

GI High School Students Gives Cocaine to other student

GI High School Students Gives Cocaine to other student

Police say a 15-year-old girl brought cocaine into Grand Island Senior High School and gave it to another student.

Julian Filling Station Serves Historical Snapshot

Julian Filling Station Serves Historical Snapshot

Julian restores 1928 filling station, honors school teacher and tells the legacy of southeast Nebraska's French settlement

Police arrest man who ran from officers, took off clothes

Police arrest man who ran from officers, took off clothes

A Lincoln man was arrested on numerous charges after running from officers while taking off his clothes.

U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers

U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers

The University of Nebraska is offering buyouts to around 400 tenured teachers nearing retirement age.

Tip leads to arrest of woman driving stolen Mercedes Benz

Tip leads to arrest of woman driving stolen Mercedes Benz

A woman was arrested by Lincoln Police on Saturday after she was found driving a stolen Mercedes Benz out of Oregon.

Man caught stealing children's bike arrested for drug possession

Man caught stealing children's bike arrested for drug possession

Lincoln Police have arrested a man for meth possession after he was spotted stealing a children's bike.

Omaha mayor says she supports tax on vaping products

Omaha mayor says she supports tax on vaping products

Omaha’s mayor says she supports a proposal to expand a tobacco tax to including vaping.

Two Arrested in Norfolk for Burglary

Two Arrested in Norfolk for Burglary

Two people are in jail for burglary after police caught them being in a Norfolk home without permission.

BBB - Unclaimed rewards could be a hoax

BBB - Unclaimed rewards could be a hoax

The Better Business Bureau is warning of an "unclaimed rewards" scam.

BNSF investigates coal train collision

BNSF investigates coal train collision

Train crews with Burlington Northern Santa Fe were uninjured after two coal trains collided Friday night.

West Point High takes first place at the Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest

West Point High takes first place at the Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest

The results are in from last week's Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest.

Douglas County Corrections inmate dies

Douglas County Corrections inmate dies

The death of a 32-year-old Douglas County jail inmate is being investigated to determine why she died.

Airbag Deploys In Collision With Deer

Airbag Deploys In Collision With Deer

Weeping Water woman strikes deer on Highway 50

Search warrant alleges child pornography suspect planted hidden cameras in phone chargers

Search warrant alleges child pornography suspect planted hidden cameras in phone chargers

Newly released documents have revealed more about what led to the investigation into a Hastings man who killed himself prior to authorities attempting to serve a search warrant.

Suspect facing charges for knife assaults

Suspect facing charges for knife assaults

An early morning argument escalated into an assault that ended with two people injured and Kevin Ostorga, 18, jailed and facing charges.

Drivers Injured When Motorcycles Collide

Drivers Injured When Motorcycles Collide

Motorcycle riders injured at highway intersection near Plattsmouth's Webster Boulevard

Two arrested after Bellevue stalemate with police

Two arrested after Bellevue stalemate with police

A police stalemate lasting more than five hours came to an end Saturday afternoon with the arrests to two people in Bellevue.

Teen accused in Omaha murder now charged with shooting a second man

Teen accused in Omaha murder now charged with shooting a second man

Douglas County prosecutors allege the 17-year-old accused of murdering an Omaha tobacco store clerk also took part in a shooting two hours later that seriously injured a man in Northwest Omaha.

Omaha Man Dies Of Gunshot Wound After Barricading Himself In Home

Omaha Man Dies Of Gunshot Wound After Barricading Himself In Home

Omaha Police are investigating the death of Robert Jensen, 29, who died from a gunshot wound while barricaded in a home near 48th and Boyd Saturday afternoon.

Event supports families who have experienced infant loss

Event supports families who have experienced infant loss

On Sunday, dozens of people gathered in the Railyard to remember babies who have died and support families who have gone through pregnancy or infant loss.

Marching band offers chance to compete, chance to grow

Marching band offers chance to compete, chance to grow

Hours of planning and practice go into each performance, and Band Directors and Drum Majors agree that being part of a band is a good time to develop life skills and also be a part of a team.

Trial in Mollie Tibbets killing now pushed to February

Trial in Mollie Tibbets killing now pushed to February

The trial for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has again been delayed.

Outgoing NU President Hank Bounds gets $250K consulting deal

Outgoing NU President Hank Bounds gets $250K consulting deal

The University of Nebraska has hired its former president as a consultant for $250,000 a year to help raise money to build a new $155 million football and operations complex.

House Catches Fire Near Pierce On Friday Night

House Catches Fire Near Pierce On Friday Night

Rescue crews battled a fire at a home near Pierce late Friday night.

Endangered Missing Advisory Issued For Knox County Man

Endangered Missing Advisory Issued For Knox County Man

Authorities are looking for help in locating a Knox County man.

Nebraska could boost K-12 school aid to lower property taxes

Nebraska could boost K-12 school aid to lower property taxes

Nebraska lawmakers who pledged to lower property taxes are getting ready to try again with a proposal that would boost state aid for K-12 public schools while restricting the districts' taxing power.

Wynot Area Veterans Memorial nearing completion

Wynot Area Veterans Memorial nearing completion

WYNOT - Three years ago, this memorial was just an idea. Now it’s nearly completed.

Trial in Mollie Tibbets killing now pushed to February

Trial in Mollie Tibbets killing now pushed to February

The trial for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has again been delayed.

Bridge near Pender damaged in spring floods to reopen

Bridge near Pender damaged in spring floods to reopen

State transportation officials have announced the opening of a bridge near the northeast Nebraska town of Pender that had been significantly damaged in historic spring flooding.

Authorities say man died after vehicle rolled atop him

Authorities say man died after vehicle rolled atop him

Authorities say a man died after a vehicle rolled onto him in the central Nebraska community of Ord.

Man arrested after marijuana found in gift-wrapped boxes

Man arrested after marijuana found in gift-wrapped boxes

The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper found nearly 70 pounds (31.75 kilograms) of marijuana inside gift-wrapped boxes in a vehicle.

Scottsbluff man dies in western Nebraska crash on icy road

Scottsbluff man dies in western Nebraska crash on icy road

Authorities in western Nebraska say a Scottsbluff man has died in a crash on an icy highway near the border of Dawes County and Sheridan County.

State Fair Shake Up

State Fair Shake Up

There's been a shake-up surrounding the Nebraska State Fair. One board member has resigned, while the woman in charge of the fair's day to day operations claims she's the victim of unnamed false accusations

Autopsy complete on man shot outside Lincoln Chick-fil-A

Autopsy complete on man shot outside Lincoln Chick-fil-A

The autopsy is complete on the man who died after causing a disturbance at a Lincoln Chick-fil-A on Tuesday.

St. Peter's vandalism suspect arrested

St. Peter's vandalism suspect arrested

Council Bluffs Police have arrested an 18-year-old they suspect of vandalizing St. Peter's Catholic Church last weekend.

Prescribed Burn Planned At Homestead National Monument

Prescribed Burn Planned At Homestead National Monument

Homestead National Monument of America plans to conduct a prescribed burn later this month.

Sheriffs Induct Brueggemann Into Hall of Fame

Sheriffs Induct Brueggemann Into Hall of Fame

Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann inducted Tuesday at sheriff's conference in Kearney

Supporters of O-Zone Vision Board Recognized, at Volleyball Victory

Supporters of O-Zone Vision Board Recognized, at Volleyball Victory

Business supporters recognized at Lady Orange Volleyballl :"Pink-Out" night

Propane Truck Overturns South Of Douglas

Propane Truck Overturns South Of Douglas

Driver taken to Lincoln hospital with minor injuries

Flood victims moving from refuge at Iowa state park

Flood victims moving from refuge at Iowa state park

Some people forced from their homes by Missouri River floodwaters will be leaving their refuge at an Iowa state park.

Bluffs man facing two meth distribution charges

Bluffs man facing two meth distribution charges

A 21-year-old Scottsbluff man was arrested early this morning following an investigation by the WING Drug Task Force.

Lincoln duplex fire started while cooking

Lincoln duplex fire started while cooking

Officials have released more information on a duplex fire Thursday night.

Man started fire in Grand Island basement to keep warm

Man started fire in Grand Island basement to keep warm

Grand Island police say a homeless man was possibly trying to keep warm on Thursday morning but ended up with a small fire in the basement of an apartment.

Mumps in NE more than triple 2018 total

Mumps in NE more than triple 2018 total

The number of mumps cases in Nebraska this year is more than triple the amount a year ago.

New Barnacle devices collecting big money for Omaha

New Barnacle devices collecting big money for Omaha

The City of Omaha is collecting big money from those who aren’t paying their parking tickets, in part due to the cities new Barnacle devices that launched in August.

Ord Man Dead After Vehicle Rolls On Top Of Him

Ord Man Dead After Vehicle Rolls On Top Of Him

An Ord man is dead after authorities say the vehicle he was working on rolled on top of him.

Job Growth Surging At Falls City

Job Growth Surging At Falls City

Every industry at city's Industrial Park is hiring

Bulbs, Lights Check Out Fine, for Courthouse Lighting Event

Bulbs, Lights Check Out Fine, for Courthouse Lighting Event

LED lights in good shape, in advance of this year's Gage County Courthouse holiday lighting event

Nebraska official avoids conflict over mine firm incentives

Nebraska official avoids conflict over mine firm incentives

State officials say Nebraska's tax commissioner was not involved in the decision to approve up to $200 million in tax incentives for a mining company in which he is a shareholder.

Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

A new study finds that FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood.

Caring staff helps Mosaic Beatrice to earn national award

Caring staff helps Mosaic Beatrice to earn national award

The Beatrice agency was selected out of 36 locations this week as the Agency of the Year.