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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST
News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says it’s “imperative” that he and lawmakers come up with a way to lower property taxes that can win approval in the upcoming legislative session. Ricketts expressed confidence that lawmakers...

Police: 2 teens arrested for shooting at Omaha officers

Police: 2 teens arrested for shooting at Omaha officers

Police say two teens accused of shooting at Omaha officers during a chase have been arrested.

Man charged in Hastings slaying pleads to lesser charges

Man charged in Hastings slaying pleads to lesser charges

A Hastings man initially charged with murder has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony.

Man gets jail, probation for northeast Nebraska crash death

Man gets jail, probation for northeast Nebraska crash death

A Stanton man has been given jail time and probation for the crash death of another driver in northeast Nebraska.

Grand Island police say meth overdoses killed 2 at motel

Grand Island police say meth overdoses killed 2 at motel

Police say two people whose bodies were found in a Grand Island motel room died of methamphetamine overdoses.

Arbitrator: Firefighter union chief should get city job back

Arbitrator: Firefighter union chief should get city job back

Omaha’s mayor is considering appealing an arbitrator’s reinstatement of the president of the Omaha firefighters union whom the city fired following an investigation into whether he assaulted a woman at a bar.

Ex-inmate loses lawsuit filed over handling of prison riot

Ex-inmate loses lawsuit filed over handling of prison riot

A former inmate has lost the lawsuit he filed after the 2015 riot at the Tecumseh prison that left two prisoners dead.

Feds file more charges against ex-Lincoln day care worker

Feds file more charges against ex-Lincoln day care worker

More federal charges have been filed against a former Lincoln day care worker accused of sexually assaulting children.

U of Nebraska-Lincoln planning Veterans Tribute project

U of Nebraska-Lincoln planning Veterans Tribute project

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln planning construction of a reflection area for its Veterans' Tribute project.

Authorities: Kansas man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

Authorities: Kansas man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

Authorities say a Kansas man died after a car he was in crashed off a rural road in southeast Nebraska.

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

A trial has been scheduled for a midwife who tried unsuccessfully to deliver a child at an Omaha home.

Missing woman's body found in ravine, next to vehicle

Missing woman's body found in ravine, next to vehicle

Authorities have found the body of a missing woman in a western Nebraska ravine, next to her vehicle.

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Authorities say a man burned in a fire at a northwest Iowa hog confinement has died.

Man dies after vehicle runs off Kearney County road

Man dies after vehicle runs off Kearney County road

Authorities say a man died after his vehicle ran off a Kearney County road and flipped.

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts visits Germany for new trade mission

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts visits Germany for new trade mission

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leading a trade mission to Germany to promote Nebraska agricultural products and reinforce the state's connections with German companies.

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

The Keystone pipeline has been restarted nearly two weeks after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in North Dakota.

New social studies standards adopted for Nebraska students

New social studies standards adopted for Nebraska students

The Nebraska State Board of Education has approved new social studies standards aimed at encouraging students to look at history from multiple perspectives, including those of religious, racial and ethnic groups, women,...

Authorities: South Dakota man died in Nebraska collision

Authorities: South Dakota man died in Nebraska collision

Authorities say a South Dakota man died after collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska.

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

Former President Jimmy Carter can still draw a crowd, and he does each time he teaches Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a shortage of high-speed internet, and consumers who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts.

Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Two free forums have been scheduled to hear from people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers about their experiences with emergencies or disaster situations.

Game and Parks to check carcasses for deer disease

Game and Parks to check carcasses for deer disease

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plans to sample deer carcasses for chronic wasting disease during the coming firearm season, Nov. 16-24.

Air Force airmen report, help fight Nebraska house fire

Air Force airmen report, help fight Nebraska house fire

Two U.S. Air Force airmen helped a family as their house burned in western Nebraska.

Nebraska high court rejects Omaha serial rapist's appeal

Nebraska high court rejects Omaha serial rapist's appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and the up to 200-year prison sentence for an Omaha serial rapist.

Nebraska wildlife officials: Be aware of urban coyotes

Nebraska wildlife officials: Be aware of urban coyotes

Nebraska wildlife officials are urging owners of small pets - even those in cities - to be vigilant in protecting them from coyotes.

Omaha police: About 75 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Omaha police: About 75 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Police say about 75 headstones have been toppled and more than $50,000 in damage caused at a Jewish cemetery in Omaha.

Search is on for man who fell into Nebraska reservoir

Search is on for man who fell into Nebraska reservoir

Nebraska conservation officers are searching for a man who fell out of a boat on a central Nebraska lake.

Nebraska patrol says Minnesota man was hauling drugs

Nebraska patrol says Minnesota man was hauling drugs

Authorities say a 30-year-old Minnesota man was arrested after Nebraska state troopers found hundreds of packages of THC products in his car.

Lincoln woman gets jail time, probation in tax case

Lincoln woman gets jail time, probation in tax case

A Lincoln woman who'd settled allegations that she'd cheated customers of her clothing businesses has been given jail time and probation on tax charges.

County board rejects permit for 380,000-chicken farm

County board rejects permit for 380,000-chicken farm

Lancaster County commissioners won't approve construction of a 380,000-chicken farm that would have supplied birds to the Fremont processing plant for Costco.

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Hastings slaying

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Hastings slaying

A woman accused of being an accessory to the 2017 slaying of a Hastings man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Native American football enjoys a rebirth in South Dakota

Native American football enjoys a rebirth in South Dakota

Native American football is enjoying a rebirth in South Dakota thanks to a new league formed by smaller schools this fall.

Kansas man arrested in death of his granddaughter

Kansas man arrested in death of his granddaughter

A northeast Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter.

2 students, 5 others hospitalized after Lincoln collision

2 students, 5 others hospitalized after Lincoln collision

Authorities say two students on a Lincoln school bus and five people in a car were sent to a hospital after a collision.

Omaha officials announce plans for flexible concert hall

Omaha officials announce plans for flexible concert hall

Officials have announced plans to build a flexible music venue in downtown Omaha.

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Bass Pro Shops says nearly 120 jobs at its Cabela's operation in Sidney will be relocated to Bass Pro Shops' headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

Nebraska to shuffle staff at homes for juvenile offenders

Nebraska to shuffle staff at homes for juvenile offenders

Nebraska officials plan to cut staff at one state-run home for juvenile offenders while adding to its workforce at two other facilities.

Omaha zoo announces snow leopard cubs' names

Omaha zoo announces snow leopard cubs' names

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the names of its newest additions, two snow leopard cubs.

Sheriff says driver died after northeast Nebraska collision

Sheriff says driver died after northeast Nebraska collision

Authorities say an 86-year-old driver died at a South Dakota hospital after a collision in northeast Nebraska.

Police: Man hid more than 163 pounds of pot in minivan

Police: Man hid more than 163 pounds of pot in minivan

Police say officers arrested an Illinois man after finding marijuana hidden in his minivan along Interstate 80 in Nebraska.

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million...

Anti-leaking measures criticized at city hearing

Anti-leaking measures criticized at city hearing

Speakers at a public hearing have criticized a proposal that could lead to the firing of elected officials in an Omaha suburb for leaking information from closed meetings.

Man accused of child sex assault, porn takes plea deal

Man accused of child sex assault, porn takes plea deal

A Scottsbluff man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old and then blackmailing her into performing for pornographic videos has taken a plea deal.

Iowa woman charged in Nebraska fatality to stand trial

Iowa woman charged in Nebraska fatality to stand trial

An Iowa woman charged in the hit-and-run fatal crash that killed a pedestrian in northeastern Nebraska is set to stand trial in the case.

South Carolina Sen. Graham to speak at Nebraska GOP event

South Carolina Sen. Graham to speak at Nebraska GOP event

U.S Sen. Lindsey Graham is set to speak at a Nebraska Republican Party weekend fundraiser.

Nebraska National Guard establishes new infantry unit

Nebraska National Guard establishes new infantry unit

The Nebraska Army National Guard has established a new infantry battalion - an outfit that a general says could help recruitment.

Man gets 20-40 years for 2 southeast Nebraska crash deaths

Man gets 20-40 years for 2 southeast Nebraska crash deaths

An Omaha man has been imprisoned for the crash deaths of a woman and her 15-year-old stepdaughter in southeast Nebraska's Otoe County.

Driver dies after crashing pickup near North Platte

Driver dies after crashing pickup near North Platte

Authorities say a driver died after his pickup truck crashed on the west side of North Platte.

Police say woman died at hospital after being struck by car

Police say woman died at hospital after being struck by car

Police say a woman died after being struck by a car in Norfolk.

Lexington woman dies after minivan rams rear of trailer

Lexington woman dies after minivan rams rear of trailer

Authorities say a woman died at a hospital after her minivan rammed the rear of a trailer in Dawson County.

Jury to resume working on Hastings murder trial verdict

Jury to resume working on Hastings murder trial verdict

A jury is scheduled to resume working Monday on a verdict following the trial of a man accused of murder in Hastings.

Student: Krispy Kreme told him to stop doughnut delivery

Student: Krispy Kreme told him to stop doughnut delivery

A Minnesota college student says Krispy Kreme has told him to stop making doughnut runs to Iowa.

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Nebraska, Iowa

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Nebraska, Iowa

By The Associated Press

Nebraska payday lending ballot campaign gets $485,000 boost

Nebraska payday lending ballot campaign gets $485,000 boost

A ballot campaign seeking to tighten the cap on how much interest payday lenders can charge in Nebraska has gotten a major boost from a national donor, increasing the odds that it will succeed in placing the issue on the...

Police: Man killed in 2-vehicle crash on Lincoln street

Police: Man killed in 2-vehicle crash on Lincoln street

Police say a man has died in a two-vehicle crash on an east Lincoln street.

EPA removes 4 Superfund sites in Nebraska, Iowa

EPA removes 4 Superfund sites in Nebraska, Iowa

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the removal of four Superfund sites in Nebraska and Iowa from their national priorities list.

Omaha Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign kicks off

Omaha Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign kicks off

The Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights campaign is set to get underway in the Omaha area next week with the annual lighting of metal Christmas trees in front of American National Bank branches in central Omaha and...

Standard time returns to Nebraska, Iowa this weekend

Standard time returns to Nebraska, Iowa this weekend

Residents in Nebraska and Iowa are being reminded to set their clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday.

Elkhorn River access points shut down until next year

Elkhorn River access points shut down until next year

Those looking to tube or paddle on the Elkhorn River in eastern Nebraska are out of luck until next years.

Papillion councilman pleads not guilty to child abuse count

Papillion councilman pleads not guilty to child abuse count

A Papillion city councilman charged with a misdemeanor count of negligent child abuse has pleaded not guilty and asked for a trial.

Nebraska man sentenced for role in Iowa conspiracy case

Nebraska man sentenced for role in Iowa conspiracy case

A Nebraska man has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy targeting a potential drug trafficking witness in Iowa.

Court affirms Omaha man's cold case murder conviction

Court affirms Omaha man's cold case murder conviction

The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Omaha man who argued that the DNA analysis used to convict him was unreliable and should not have been allowed at this trial.

Trial set for man charged in downtown Lexington slaying

Trial set for man charged in downtown Lexington slaying

A January trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing another man who officers found in a downtown Lexington parking lot.

Former superintendent sues Nebraska State Patrol over gun ID

Former superintendent sues Nebraska State Patrol over gun ID

A former superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol wants to carry a concealed firearm and is suing the patrol to get it.

North Dakota gov wants more monitoring after pipeline leak

North Dakota gov wants more monitoring after pipeline leak

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum wants the owner of the Keystone pipeline to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the...

Survey suggests slight rebound in Midwest economic growth

Survey suggests slight rebound in Midwest economic growth

A new report says an October survey of business supply managers suggests a bump occurred in economic growth for nine Midwest and Plains states.