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Tuesday's Scores

Oct. 20, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Adams Central def. Holdrege, 25-16, 21-25, 25-17 Ainsworth def. South Loup, 26-24, 27-25, 25-23 Amherst def. Gothenburg, 18-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-13 Archbishop Bergan def....

Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The unions argue that the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad should have...

Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

Oct. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire. ...

California man pleads no contest in fatal Nebraska crash

Oct. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California truck driver pleaded no contest Tuesday in a chain reaction crash that killed three people in Nebraska two years ago. Kenneth Kratt, 36, of Madera, California, was charged with three counts of felony manslaughter after the crash in a...

Federal grand jury indictment accuses US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska of lying to FBI

Oct. 19, 2021 17:06 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal grand jury indictment accuses US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska of lying to FBI.

Lincoln police: Man used large pole to kill another man

Oct. 19, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police in Lincoln are investigating after a man was killed with a large pole. Lincoln police said reports that police arrested 50-year-old Brian Adams of Lincoln, who is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder. The...

2 senators seek special session to ban vaccine mandates

Oct. 19, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska state senators are making a longshot push for a special legislative session to bar businesses from requiring that their employees get coronavirus vaccinations. Sens. Ben Hansen, of Blair, and Rob Clements, of Elmwood, have been...

18-year-old fatally shot in Omaha

Oct. 19, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old. Police responded Monday night to a ShotSpotter alert and found KorVanta Hill on the sidewalk at 39th and Pratt Street. Hill was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead. ...

Monday's Scores

Oct. 19, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Auburn def. Plattsmouth, 25-18, 27-25, 25-15 Falls City def. East Atchison, Mo., 25-5, 25-23, 25-15 Humphrey St. Francis def. Central Valley, 25-14, 25-23, 25-22 Pleasanton def....

Nebraska launches ad campaign with $10M in CARES Act cash

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is launching a new, $10 million ad campaign using federal coronavirus relief money to try to lure people from other states and fill jobs amid a severe worker shortage, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday. Ricketts unveiled a 104-second ad...