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Buffett's firm to pay $4.1M fine for subsidiary's Iran sales

Oct. 20, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has agreed to pay a $4.1 million fine because one of its subsidiaries improperly sold equipment that was destined for Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. The Treasury Department announced the settlement with Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway on Tuesday. The fine...

Officials ID 4 killed in house fire in eastern Nebraska

Oct. 19, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A stray ember from a wood-burning fireplace sparked a house fire over the weekend that killed four people, fire officials in the eastern Nebraska city of Columbus said. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office said Monday in a news release that Lars Barcel, 27, and Janelle...

Son accused of stabbing mother to death at Nebraska pharmacy

Oct. 17, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his mother to death Friday outside a Nebraska pharmacy has been arrested, police said. Officers responding to a report of a cutting found 60-year-old Carmen Terhaar in the area of the Kubat Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska, the Omaha Police Department said in a news...

Omaha police: Shooting victim was 14-year-old boy

Oct. 16, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say the person shot Thursday evening was a 14-year-old boy. The shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. near 36th and Spaulding. Police on Friday disclosed that the victim was a 14-year-old boy. He is hospitalized in serious condition. An investigation into the shooting...

Allegations substantiated against priest who died last year

Oct. 16, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Omaha says an investigation has substantiated several allegations of sexual misconduct with minors against a priest who died last year. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the archdiocese looked into the accusations against the Rev. Theodore Richling, who died in...

Tiny home village may be coming to downtown Omaha

Oct. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A village of 50 tiny houses may soon be coming to downtown Omaha. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Arch Icon Development and Siena Francis House are working together on a project that would be on two acres of mostly industrial property in north downtown. Each stand-alone dwelling...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an outdoor photography exhibition of healthcare workers in Melbourne, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The photo essay created by photographer Phoebe Powell is to acknowledge the people working in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct which is home to some of the world's leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics keeping Victoria state safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

Oct. 14, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had discussed reopening air routes with the leaders of all three countries. He described Japan and...

Bellevue police ID 17-year-old killed, announce arrests

Oct. 14, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested two people in the deadly shooting of a teenager in Bellevue earlier this week and are looking for a third suspect. Kalani Zalopany, 17, was found Monday afternoon with a gunshot wound at his mother’s home in Bellevue, just south of Omaha, police said....

Nebraska officials urge caution with Halloween amid pandemic

Oct. 14, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say Halloween celebrations may need to be tweaked this year because of the coronavirus pandemic as the state continues to set records for the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday that he thinks children will still be able to go...

Injured teen taken to hospital after shooting in Nebraska

Oct. 13, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 17-year-old was taken to a hospital in critical condition Tuesday following a shooting in North Omaha, Nebraska. Police said the shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at a residence. The male victim was taken to a local hospital where it was determined that his injuries were not life...