Latest Nebraska News

Court: Some rail rate talks allowed in price-fixing suits

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that details of some of the conversations between the nation's four largest railroads about their rates can now be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars they charged their customers, but the mixed ruling will also exclude some...

Weather service confirms weak tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska

May. 18, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a series of weak tornadoes across rural parts of northwestern Kansas and a county in southwestern Nebraska along the Kansas line. The tornadoes hit Tuesday afternoon as a line of storms moved across the Plains....

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

BNSF tweaks attendance rules but unions still complain

May. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is tweaking its strict new attendance policy that upset workers, but the unions that challenged the rules since they took effect in February say the changes don't go far enough. The railroad has told employees that starting next month it will make...

Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

May. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties. The federal...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Nebraska’s primary turnout isn’t good enough The 2022 Nebraska primary is over. Congratulations to the winners who will advance to the general election in November, and respect to those who were defeated after engaging...

Nebraska to pay $479,000 to settle inmate death lawsuit

May. 15, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has agreed to pay $479,000 to the family of a “talkative” Scottsbluff man who was strangled to death in 2017 by a fellow inmate who didn't want a cellmate . The lawsuit filed by Terry Berry Jr.'s family against prison officials they argued were...

Patrol: Broken Bow woman, ex-husband dead in murder-suicide

May. 13, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — Investigators believe a Broken Bow woman found dead in her home early Friday morning was killed by her ex-husband, who later killed himself, the Nebraska State Patrol reported. Police found the body of 45-year-old Angie Miller in her Broken Bow home just...

Huskers confirm suspended assistant coach Chuck Love resigns

May. 13, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska associate head coach Chuck Love, who was suspended with pay three months ago, has left the program. The university's athletic department on Friday confirmed Love's resignation. Nebraska announced Feb. 19 that Love had been suspended but...

Nebraska tax collections beat expectations in April

May. 13, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska collected more tax revenue than projected in April and is still well ahead of expectations for the current fiscal year, according to new numbers released Friday. The state Department of Revenue reported net April tax receipts of $939 million, which is...