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Biocontainment unit topic of next Omaha Science Café

Biocontainment unit topic of next Omaha Science Café

The biocontainment unit that was used to treat several people with the Ebola virus in 2014 will be the focus of the next Omaha Science Cafe.

News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT

Officials in southeastern Nebraska say deputies seized thousands of marijuana vape pens and other drugs found in a parked pickup truck. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that officers sent a...

Lancaster County officials seize nearly $2M in illegal drugs

Lancaster County officials seize nearly $2M in illegal drugs

Officials in southeastern Nebraska say deputies seized thousands of marijuana vape pens and other drugs valued at nearly $2 million that were found in a parked pickup truck.

2 Omaha men sentenced to prison in separate child porn cases

2 Omaha men sentenced to prison in separate child porn cases

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska have announced prison terms for two Omaha men convicted in separate child pornography cases.

Lying prisoners: New laws crack down on jailhouse informants

Lying prisoners: New laws crack down on jailhouse informants

An effort to more tightly regulate the use of jailhouse informants is gaining momentum across the country in the wake of exonerations of people wrongly convicted of crimes.

Workshops set for prospective youth fishing instructors

Workshops set for prospective youth fishing instructors

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is holding workshops to prepare and certify youth fishing instructors in Lincoln and North Platte this fall.

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit against Fox News over story

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit against Fox News over story

A federal appeals court in New York has revived a lawsuit alleging Fox News exploited the killing of a Democratic National Committee employee.

Nebraska ballot drive seeks to cap payday loan rates

Nebraska ballot drive seeks to cap payday loan rates

Advocates for low-income families and children have announced a petition drive for a Nebraska ballot measure to cap the interest payday lenders can charge at 36% annually.

Nebraska tax collections above projections in August

Nebraska tax collections above projections in August

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

Nebraska high court upholds murder conviction of Omaha man

Nebraska high court upholds murder conviction of Omaha man

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of an Omaha man sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of another man.

2 charged in Fairbury slaying plead not guilty

2 charged in Fairbury slaying plead not guilty

Two people charged in the slaying of a man at a park near Fairbury in southeast Nebraska have entered pleas.

Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney bus service being studied

Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney bus service being studied

The state is studying the possibility of a bus service linking Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney in south-central Nebraska.

Colorado man imprisoned in Nebraska child sex case

Colorado man imprisoned in Nebraska child sex case

A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska.

Man gets 30 months in prison for crash death of passenger

Man gets 30 months in prison for crash death of passenger

A Norfolk man has been given 30 months in prison for the crash death of a passenger in his vehicle.

Nebraska inmate being treated for illness dies in prison

Nebraska inmate being treated for illness dies in prison

Nebraska prison officials say a 55-year-old inmate serving life for murder has died in a Lincoln prison while being treated for a medical condition.

I-80 traffic stops yield more than 200 lbs of marijuana

I-80 traffic stops yield more than 200 lbs of marijuana

The Nebraska State Patrol says two traffic stops on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska turned up more than 200 pounds of marijuana and other drugs.