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Thursday's Scores

Sep. 17, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Adams Central def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-14, 25-19, 25-10 Amherst def. Alma, 25-20, 25-20, 25-27, 25-18 Anselmo-Merna def. Sandhills Valley, 25-16, 23-25, 17-25, 25-14, 15-11 Archbishop Bergan...

One in 538: Map sparks fight over electoral vote in Nebraska

Sep. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White House. Nebraska is one of only...

Town of Bristol launches high-speed internet service

Sep. 16, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — After years of planning, the New Hampshire town of Bristol launched its new high-speed internet service Thursday. The Bristol Broadband Now network “opens a lot of doors for our business community, enables opportunities like telehealth for...

Tuesday's Scores

Sep. 15, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Ainsworth def. West Holt, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 25-16 Amherst def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 23-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 Archbishop Bergan def. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, 25-19, 25-14, 25-15 ...

Creighton University invests $37M in new 400-student dorm

Sep. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University plans to invest $37 million in a new residence hall for freshmen that will be the institution's first new dormitory since 2006. Most of the 400-student dormitory will be divided into four-person suites that will each have two...

Burial this week for Omaha Marine killed in Afghanistan

Sep. 14, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 23-year-old Marine from Omaha who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in the suicide bombing attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan will be buried Friday. Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page was killed late last month in what the U.S. said was...

Nebraska lawmakers launch special redistricting session

Sep. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers launched a special session on Monday to redraw the state's political boundaries, with one proposal that would add a 50th state senator to the Legislature to try to keep rural Nebraska from losing a seat. Sen. Mark Kolterman, of...

Douglas County commissioner, former mayor Mike Boyle dies

Sep. 13, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County Commissioner and former Omaha mayor Mike Boyle died Monday morning following a bout with pneumonia. He was 77. Boyle’s daughter, fellow Douglas County Commissioner Maureen Boyle, announced her father’s death through a spokeswoman...

Police: Man killed, woman hurt in Omaha mall lot shooting

Sep. 13, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man was killed and a woman injured in a late-night shooting outside a midtown Omaha mall that was the scene of a mass shooting in 2007. The latest shooting at Westroads Mall happened around 11 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Dick’s...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 7, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting is messy, but Nebraska legislators must find sensible compromise Nebraska’s Legislature is officially nonpartisan, but over the years, it by no means has been immune from ugly warring over...