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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, a Union Pacific employee climbs on board a locomotive in a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. One of Union Pacific’s main unions is threatening to strike if the railroad doesn’t do more to protect its employees from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Union threatens to strike over railroad's virus protections

Dec. 22, 2020 7:05 PM EST

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — One of Union Pacific's main unions is threatening to strike if the railroad doesn't do more to protect its employees from the coronavirus. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division union said the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad needs to offer its more than 30,000...

Police: Man stabbed to death in Norfolk; woman arrested

Dec. 7, 2020 11:40 AM EST

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — A man was stabbed to death early Monday inside a Norfolk apartment in northeastern Nebraska, and a Niobrara woman has been arrested in the case, police said. Officers were called to the apartment just after midnight and found Roger Saul, 41, dead inside with a stab wound to his neck,...

CSX plans to buy regional railroad in northeastern U.S.

Nov. 30, 2020 7:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX is acquiring a regional railroad in New England to bolster its network in the northeastern United States, but a rival railroad says the deal could hurt competition. CSX said Monday it is acquiring Pan Am Railways, but it didn't disclose terms of the deal. The transaction will expand...

7 of Nebraska's 10 largest cities have local mask mandates

Nov. 27, 2020 12:26 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seven of Nebraska's 10 largest cities have imposed mask mandates to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though Gov. Pete Ricketts has resisted ordering them to be worn throughout the state. The cities issued the orders as the number of virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020 file photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Gov. Ricketts and other state officials unveiled the state's plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccination on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

2 more Nebraska cities require masks amid COVID-19 surge

Nov. 25, 2020 5:29 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two more of Nebraska's biggest cities joined the growing list of communities that have passed local mask requirements in the face of the governor's refusal to issue a statewide mask order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The leaders of Grand Island and La Vista voted Tuesday...