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Vape shops owner plans to fight adding vaping to smoking ban

Nov. 15, 2019 9:55 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Lincoln and Lancaster County are taking steps toward adding vaping to the local ban in indoor smoking, prompting a vow from a woman who owns three Lincoln vape product shops that she’ll fight any such effort. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health on Tuesday...

State reports progress in reopening Sandhills highways

Nov. 15, 2019 8:16 AM EST

VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Transportation Department is reporting progress in restoring traffic on floodwater-covered highways in the state’s Sandhills region. The department said Thursday that normal, two-lane traffic is returning to U.S. Highway 83 between Thedford and Valentine, and one...

Driver whose pickup fatally struck man gets year in jail

Nov. 15, 2019 6:39 AM EST

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A driver whose pickup truck fatally struck a man in Gering has been sentenced to a year in jail. Scotts Bluff County Court records say 26-year-old Cole Russell, of Gering, also was fined $1,000 on Wednesday. He’d pleaded no contest in October to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He...

Huskers brace for No. 15 Badgers’ Taylor-led rushing attack

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The issue for wary Nebraska fans this week isn’t whether the Cornhuskers can upset No. 15 Wisconsin. It’s about how many yards Jonathan Taylor will run for this time. The Badgers’ star has rushed for more than 200 yards two straight years against Nebraska and will...

Nebraska troopers: 134 lbs of marijuana found during stops

Nov. 14, 2019 5:09 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol reports seizing nearly 135 pounds (61.24 kilograms) of marijuana in two separate traffic stops on Interstate 80 in Nebraska. The patrol says the first stop happened just before noon Wednesday near Sidney, when a car was pulled over on suspicion of...

No. 15 Badgers carry their West hopes with them to Nebraska

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

No. 15 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) at Nebraska (4-5, 2-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (BTN) Line: Wisconsin by 14 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin leads 9-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Wisconsin is two games behind Minnesota in the West and is going to need help to win the division. The Badgers must beat Nebraska,...

Amount of water released into Missouri River to be reduced

Nov. 14, 2019 1:59 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight months after flooding began along the lower Missouri River, the amount of water being released from dams upriver will start to be reduced later this month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South...

Council upholds firing of 2 accused of wasting city money

Nov. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EST

FRIEND, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska city council has upheld the firings of two employees accused of wasting money by paying too much for supplies. Station KOLN reports that the Friend City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday to back Mayor Judith Knoke’s decision to dismiss the city utility...

State offering to produce, emplace roadside memorials

Nov. 14, 2019 9:45 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Transportation Department is offering to produce and emplace roadside memorials as a way to keep state highways free of roadside safety hazards. The new departmental policy announced Wednesday says each sign will display the name of the person being memorialized and...

Former day care worker pleads not guilty in child porn case

Nov. 14, 2019 8:23 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln day care worker accused of sexually assaulting children has pleaded not guilty to seven federal counts. U.S. District Court records show 26-year-old Titus Miller entered the pleas Wednesday in Lincoln. The charges include sexual exploitation and production of child...