Latest Nebraska News

Union Pacific delivers 4% better 2Q profit on lower expenses

Jul. 18, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered 4% more profit in the second quarter even though it hauled less freight because it cut its expenses by 7%. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday it earned $1.57 billion, or $2.22 per share, in the quarter. That's up from $1.51 billion, or $1.98...

Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore

Jul. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City...

Cardinals great Bob Gibson fighting pancreatic cancer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick Zitzmann, told...

Bubba Starling makes major league debut with Royals

Jul. 13, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bubba Starling finally reached his goal of getting to the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals. It was a long, hard trek. The three-sport star from nearby Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.) High School was taken by the Royals in the first round of the 2011 draft. While many people in his...

Judge: Police acted 'reasonably' in man's shooting death

Jul. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge dismissed a wrongful death case brought by the family of a sound technician for the TV show "Cops" who was killed by police during a robbery at a fast-food restaurant. Police killed Bryce Dion during a shootout when officers confronted a robber at an Omaha Wendy's in...

Who's behind voting-machine makers? Money of unclear origins

Jul. 12, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The voting-machine makers that aim to sell their systems in North Carolina are largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors. The companies didn't want the public to know even that much. North Carolina's statewide elections board demanded the machine-makers'...

Questions about Nebraska execution drugs may go unanswered

Jul. 12, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections director won't have to testify before lawmakers about the state's lethal injection protocol or how prison officials obtained the drugs used in an execution last year, the state's top court ruled Friday. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided with the state corrections...

Air Force jet makes emergency landing in Nebraska after fire

Jul. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an engine fire caused a U.S. Air Force jet to make an emergency landing at an airport in Nebraska. The four-engine airborne warning and control system plane touched down around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Airport. Lincoln Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Dave Engler...

South-central Nebraska communities bracing for flooding

Jul. 11, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) — More communities in south-central Nebraska braced Thursday for flooding from the rain-swollen Wood River. Several streets in Gibbon were already covered in water, and flooding also was forecast for communities downriver to the east: Shelton, Wood River and Alda. Shelton Fire Chief...

Man waives jury decision on death penalty in Nebraska murder

Jul. 11, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man convicted of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old Lincoln woman who officials say was lured to her death through an online dating app has waived his right to have a jury decide whether he's eligible for the death penalty. Aubrey Trail, 52, opted Thursday to have the...