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Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Jun. 24, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was so inept that his right to a fair trial had been compromised. Roy Ellis Jr., 68, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to...

Buffett's firm picks up $500 million more Occidental shares

Jun. 23, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought more than $500 million worth of Occidental Petroleum shares over the past week as it continued to invest heavily in oil producers this year. Shares of Occidental gained more than 2% to trade at $57.11 Thursday morning...

6,000 bees removed from inside wall of Omaha couple's home

Jun. 19, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 6,000 bees were recently removed from inside the walls of an Omaha couple's 100-year-old home. Thomas and Marylu Gouttierre told the Omaha World-Herald they have been planting bee-friendly flowers outside their midtown home, but they never expected the bees...

Warren Buffett's final charity lunch draws record $19M bid

Jun. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An anonymous bidder has shelled out a record $19 million for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffet at a steakhouse in New York City. The meal with the Berkshire Hathaway CEO was offered on an eBay auction to benefit the San-Francisco-based charity...

Three people injured in shooting near Omaha bar

Jun. 18, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three people are expected to recover after being shot in the parking lot of a bar in Omaha. Police say officers were called just before 1 a.m. Saturday to Gate 10 Bar on 10th Street. A vehicle reportedly involved in the shooting was leaving the area, prompting a...

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Jun. 17, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Horse races are regularly held in only two spots in Nebraska, and the tracks in Grand Island and Columbus are usually pretty quiet apart from the rumble of thoroughbreds that stomp past the half-empty grandstands. Suddenly, though, communities throughout...

Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

Jun. 14, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge in Nebraska removed a major obstacle for activists who want to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot campaign, ruling that petition circulators no longer have to gather signatures from at least 5% of voters in 38 or more counties. U.S. District...

Early bids for final charity lunch with Buffett top $3M

Jun. 13, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bidding for a final, private lunch with Warren Buffett, an event that has raised tens of millions for a California charity, has already topped $3 million. It will be the first private lunch offered with the billionaire since a record-setting bid in 2019. The past...

Stanford beats UConn 8-2, forces decisive Game 3

Jun. 12, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Braden Montgomery and Drew Bowser each hit a home run in Stanford's six-run second inning and the Cardinal beat UConn 8-2 on Sunday night to avoid elimination and force a decisive Game 3 at the Stanford Super Regional. Stanford (46-16) and the Huskies play...

With new senator, Nebraska abortion opponents gain ground

Jun. 07, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Abortion-rights opponents inched closer to a filibuster-proof super-majority in the Nebraska Legislature on Tuesday that would let them outlaw the procedure if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark legalization ruling, as it appears poised to do. Nebraska...