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Principal who banned Christmas from school won't return

Jan. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska principal placed on leave after a Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols has been moved into a different district job. Elkhorn Public Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock told parents and staff Monday evening that Jennifer Sinclair...

Omaha man says thieves stole retaining wall _ brick by brick

Jan. 11, 2019 5:18 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man is left scratching his head after thieves came onto his property and, instead of breaking into his home, stole the landscaping outside of it. Lavern Smith of Omaha tells KETV that thieves stole hundreds of landscaping blocks that made up a retaining wall in his front and...

Mebane back with Chargers following death of infant daughter

Jan. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Mebane is likely to play for the Los Angeles Chargers this week following the death of his 7-week old daughter. Mebane had missed five of the past seven games, including last week's wild-card game at Baltimore, to be with his family. "She wasn't getting better so we had to...

Judge frees Palestinian man from 2-year immigration hold

Jan. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Palestinian man who was jailed in Iowa for two years while immigration authorities tried to secure permission to deport him has been released after a federal judge ruled he had been held for too long without a reasonable expectation of being repatriated soon. Advocates for...

Life after Nebraska: Solich found it, and likes it, at Ohio

Jan. 8, 2019 6:51 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fifteen years later, the decision to fire Frank Solich after he won 75 percent of his games in six seasons at Nebraska still stirs debate among Cornhuskers fans. Solich had kept a low profile when he came back to the state to see family and friends over the years, and he never said much...

Nebraska measure would ban slavery as criminal punishment

Jan. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker wants to close a 143-year-old loophole in the state constitution that allows people to be enslaved as punishment for a crime. Sen. Justin Wayne, of Omaha, says he will introduce a ballot proposal to amend the Nebraska Constitution during the legislative session that...

Man thought nearly brain-dead recovers and leaves hospital

Jan. 4, 2019 12:20 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man whose children had decided to remove his breathing tubes has recovered and left an Omaha hospital after weeks of therapy. Now his family members call T. Scott Marr — once nearly brain-dead — the "miracle man." Marr originally was diagnosed with a stroke on Dec. 12...

Hahn, Pile combine for 39, Omaha tops North Dakota St, 90-77

Jan. 2, 2019 10:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitchell Hahn and Matt Pile combined to score 39 points as Omaha rolled past North Dakota State, 90-77 to win their second Summit League game in three starts to open the conference season Wednesday night. The Mavericks bounced back after taking their first loss in five games Sunday,...

Nzekwesi's 28 points, 14 boards lead Oral Roberts to win

Dec. 30, 2018 7:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting and 14 rebounds, D.J. Weaver made seven 3-pointers and scored 21 and Oral Roberts beat Omaha 87-84 on Sunday. Kevin Obanor made two free throws with 29 seconds left to give ORU an 87-83 lead. JT Gibson was off on a 3-pointer but Omaha...

Nebraska center monitors person for possible Ebola exposure

Dec. 29, 2018 8:50 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not...