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Still empty a year later, Omaha’s new $27M juvenile jail might never open as planned

Jul. 18, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

The new juvenile detention center in downtown Omaha features comfortable rooms, common spaces with flat-screen TVs and orderly classrooms. “It’s sweet up here,” says Douglas County Youth Center Superintendent Rondy Woodard as he leads a tour to the building’s top floor. ...

Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied voting rights under attorney general's opinion

Jul. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied the right to vote under an opinion from the state attorney general released Wednesday that says a law passed earlier this year restoring the voting rights of people convicted of felonies violates the Nebraska...

A 5-year-old child in foster care dies after being left in hot SUV in Nebraska

Jul. 11, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 5-year-old Nebraska boy in foster care died after being left for several hours inside a hot SUV, and his foster mother is now facing charges. Officers were called at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday to a beauty salon parking lot. Lt Neal Nonacci told the Omaha World-Herald...

A Nebraska father who fatally shot his 10-year-old son on Thanksgiving pleads no contest

Jun. 28, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska father who fatally shot his 10-year-old son on Thanksgiving while investigating what he thought was someone stealing his car has pleaded no contest to manslaughter. Will McDonald, 47, of Omaha also pleaded no contest to being a felon in possession of...

Warren Buffett donates again to the Gates Foundation but will cut the charity off after his death

Jun. 28, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett announced another $5.3 billion in charitable gifts Friday, but in a major shift of his longtime giving plan he said he plans to cut off donations to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation after his death and let his three children decide how to...

Lindsay: Fiscal Q3 Earnings Snapshot

Jun. 27, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Lindsay Corp. (LNN) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $20.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.85. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $1.41 per share. ...

Garcia's game-ending hit off Holmes gives Royals 4-3 win over Yankees

Jun. 13, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Maikel Garcia hit a game-ending two run double off Yankees closer Clay Holmes, and the Kansas City Royals recovered after squandering a brilliant start by Alec Marsh to beat New York 4-3 on Thursday and avoid a four-game sweep. Marsh took a no-hit bid into...

Black D-Day combat medic's long-denied medal tenderly laid on Omaha Beach where he bled, saved lives

Jun. 07, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — A medal richly deserved but long denied to an African American combat medic wounded on Omaha Beach in the D-Day landings was tenderly laid Friday on the hallowed sands where he saved lives and shed blood. U.S. First Army soldiers held a ceremony in honor...

The Latest | D-Day's 80th anniversary brings World War II veterans back to the beaches of Normandy

Jun. 06, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

World War II veterans joined heads of state and others Thursday for poignant ceremonies on the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The Allied invasion, which began on June 6, 1944, led to the defeat of the Nazis and the end of the war. The assault began...

Hour by hour: A brief timeline of the Allies' June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of occupied France

Jun. 05, 2024 23:58 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — A brief timeline of events on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Shortly after midnight: More than 2,200 Allied aircraft begin bombing German defenses and other targets in Normandy. They are followed by 1,200 aircraft carrying more than 23,000 American, British and...