Latest Nebraska News

Fortenberry, Flood trade jabs in Nebraska congressional race

Jan. 28, 2022 18:40 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry went on the offensive Friday against his Republican primary challenger, accusing state Sen. Mike Flood of “betraying conservative values” on immigration with his support of a 2012 health care law that divided Nebraska Republicans. ...

Union Pacific announces plans for battery-electric engines

Jan. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific announced Friday that it will spend $100 million to buy 20 battery-electric engines in the next two years. The purchase is part of the company's plan to reduce its environmental footprint, with a goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, CEO...

Judge sides with Nebraska HHS employees in dress code fight

Jan. 28, 2022 16:16 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It’s casual Friday every day now for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services workers after a judge’s ruling sided with employees who argued that jeans shouldn’t just be allowed on Fridays. A judge earlier this week upheld an arbitrator’s...

Convention of states push hits halfway mark with Nebraska

Jan. 28, 2022 14:52 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska on Friday became the 17th state to call for a convention of states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, putting supporters halfway to their goal of getting the 34 states needed to trigger a convention. Nebraska lawmakers gave the...

Police say Omaha man found in car had been fatally shot

Jan. 28, 2022 11:33 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who was found inside a car with gunshot wounds has died from his injuries, police said. Officers were called around 11 p.m. Thursday to a residential area just north of Sorenson Parkway and found the victim, Omaha police said in a news release. The...

Abmas scores 28 to carry Oral Roberts past Omaha 100-88

Jan. 27, 2022 23:04 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Max Abmas had 28 points as Oral Roberts topped Omaha 100-88 on Thursday night. Issac McBride had 18 points for Oral Roberts (14-7, 8-2 Summit League), which earned its fourth consecutive road victory. DeShang Weaver added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Elijah Lufile...

Hepburn, Badgers win in his emotional homecoming to Nebraska

Jan. 27, 2022 20:27 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It should have been a day of celebration for Wisconsin freshman Chucky Hepburn. He returned to his home state to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the same court where he played two state high school championship games, and he scored 13 points and made two key...

Alden hedge fund appeals to investors in news publisher Lee

Jan. 27, 2022 19:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Alden Global Capital hedge fund is sending its own appeal to shareholders of newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises as part of its campaign to acquire the company. The New York-based hedge fund, which is already one of the nation's largest newspaper owners,...

Nebraska tax cut proposals get mixed reception in committee

Jan. 27, 2022 18:49 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposals to cut Nebraska's top income tax rates for individuals and corporations received strong support Thursday from the business community but were panned by a tax policy think tank that questioned the benefit to the economy. Business groups argued that the...

Voting machine company won't comply with Wisconsin subpoena

Jan. 27, 2022 16:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election...