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Registration opens for urban cycling adventure in Omaha

May. 19, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Registration has opened for the July 13 Owl Ride, Omaha's nighttime urban cycling adventure. The University of Nebraska Medical Center says people can register online . Those who register by June 30 will be guaranteed an Owl Ride sport shirt. The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for...

Omaha travelers can sign up for airport security pre-check

May. 19, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Travelers will have the chance to sign up in Omaha for the Transportation Security Administration's pre-check program this week. Travelers who get approved to join the program are allowed to keep their shoes and belts on when they pass through airport security. The registration center...

State Patrol says 4-month-old child dies in I-80 crash

May. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a 4-month-old child in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 80 near the Nebraska Crossing Outlet stores exit near Gretna on Saturday afternoon. Westbound traffic had to be diverted...

Nebraska utility warns about recent scam calls

May. 19, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's largest utility is warning about a recent increase in scam calls. The Nebraska Public Power District says the scammers are posing as representatives of the utility and demanding money. But NPPD doesn't do that. The utility won't call customers and ask for a credit card...

Nebraska lawmakers grumble at likelihood of puny tax cut

May. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farmers, ranchers and homeowners throughout Nebraska are likely to get more state money next year to offset their property tax bills, but it won't make a big difference for many people and that's leaving some lawmakers exasperated as this year's legislative session nears its end. The...

High-tech van helping Grand Island keep streets in shape

May. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A technologically advanced van is helping Grand Island determine how to keep its streets in good shape and save taxpayer money in the process. Grand Island has hired a Savoy, Illinois-based firm, Engineering & Research International, to complete the project. The street...

Fresh art appears on Hastings College's campus every month

May. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A team of students at Hastings College and Sarah Swist, an assistant professor of visual arts, are trying to add a little variety to the daily routine of the college community and visitors by hanging pieces of art across the campus. The Scintilla Art Project is a monthly rotating...

University of Nebraska project shows slavery lawsuit history

May. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A quarter century before Dred Scott's petition to be free from slavery was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, a decision that further pushed the country toward civil war, a slave named Charlotte Dupuy asked a Washington, D.C. court to free her family from bondage. Her owner was Henry...

Power outage affects nearly 18,000 customers south of Omaha

May. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say nearly 18,000 customers were without power Saturday south of Omaha. Television station WOWT reports that more than 9,000 Omaha Public Power District customers in Sarpy County and about 8,000 customers in Douglas County were without power by early Saturday afternoon. The...

Weather service: Tornadoes hit rural central Nebraska

May. 18, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says tornadoes touched down Friday night in rural parts of Nebraska, tearing up trees, powerlines, farm buildings and damaging some homes, but no serious injuries were reported. Meteorologist Jordan Thies in Hastings says the service received more than a...