A sailor from Omaha who died aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 — 77 years ago today — has been identified through the efforts of Defense Department anthropologists working in a laboratory at Offutt Air Force B'... Read More

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s current tourism guide features a beautiful photograph of a Christmas tree at "Union Station." Trouble is, it’s the wrong Union Station. In what was described as a production error, a yuletide picture of Unio'... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol troopers seized more than 240 pounds of marijuana after two traffic stops on Interstate 80 on Thursday. The first stop occurred about 12:30 p.m. when a trooper saw an eastbound Ford Fusion following another vehicle '... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - In partnership with the Nebraska City Community Prosperity Initiative, a team of students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture has completed a 15-week study focused on development of short- and long-term pr'... Read More

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A former softball coach who was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a child in Council Bluffs will be released to a residential treatment center. John Osborn, 51, was convicted'... Read More

PLATTSMOUTH - The highway reconstruction project between Murray and Plattsmouth got a financial boost Thursday when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved a grant for $20 million. The grant will help fund the road-widening project on'... Read More

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday that condemned killer Nikko Jenkins' convictions should be overturned because of his severe mental illness. Douglas County Public Defender Tom Riley said the lower court erred when '... Read More

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Students from six surrounding states will soon pay the same tuition rate as South Dakota residents at the state's public universities. The Rapid City Journal reports that the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the'... Read More

An elementary school principal in Elkhorn Public Schools may have earned the inside track to Santa's naughty list. Manchester Elementary School principal Jennifer Sinclair issued a memo to staff prohibiting all Christmas-related symbols. The me'... Read More

LINCOLN — A 22-year-old man accused of providing people living in the U.S. illegally to businesses in O'Neill, Nebraska, has made a plea deal. U.S. District Court records say 22-year-old Antonio De Jesus Castro pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lincoln '... Read More

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin retailer Shopko is closing 39 stores in 19 states, including some stores in Nebraska and Iowa. Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen says each store employs 10 to 25 employees, putting the scope of job'... Read More

It all started with his mother, Dorothy Lynch. That’s right. The Dorothy Lynch. The one who made the salad dressing. But the popular, Nebraska-born product never would have made it out of Dorothy Lynch’s kitchen in the '... Read More

LINCOLN — Was the State Legislature’s repeal of the death penalty in effect long enough to give the members of Nebraska’s death row a new sentence of life in prison? Yes, an attorney with a leading civil rights organization told the Nebraska'... Read More

One person and two dogs were killed Wednesday night in a house fire in Lincoln. A neighbor reported "flames showing from windows" at 1930 S. 44th St. just after 11:15 p.m., a spokeswoman for the Lincoln Fire Department said. Upon arrival, crew'... Read More