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Tuesday's Scores

Sep. 28, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Amherst def. Southern Valley, 25-11, 25-10, 25-23 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Southern, 25-10, 25-11, 25-20 Burwell def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-14, 25-19, 25-18 Deshler def. Heartland...

New Nebraska congressional map advances to final vote

Sep. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska moved one step closer to getting new congressional and legislative boundaries on Tuesday after lawmakers advanced redrawn district maps to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers moved the maps through the second of three required votes,...

Virus growth slows in state but hospitalizations stay high

Sep. 28, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Nebraska has somewhat slowed down over the past week, but the number of people hospitalized with the virus remains high. A total of 4,688 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state in the week...

Monday's Scores

Sep. 28, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. Omaha Nation, 25-5, 25-13, 25-5 Bridgeport def. Hemingford, 25-9, 25-12, 25-10 Centura def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-22, 25-23 Douglas County West def. Fort...

Omaha woman charged over dozens of dead animals in her home

Sep. 27, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony counts after dozens of dead animals were found in her home rendered uninhabitable by filth, waste and rotting animal carcasses. The Nebraska Humane Society said in a court affidavit that the discovery was...

Judge won't block Creighton University's vaccine mandate

Sep. 27, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has refused to block Creighton University's requirement that all students get vaccinated against COVID-19 despite the objections of a handful of students who said getting the shots would violate their religious beliefs against abortion. ...

Authorities identify teen who died in crash near Omaha

Sep. 27, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the teenager who was killed in a two-car crash last Friday that also injured four others. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said Monday that Jamin Creek, 18, died. The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday when...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 27, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 23, 2021. Editorial: Legislature mustn’t drag out its redistricting work into next year Twice over the past week, factions in the Nebraska Legislature have demonstrated they have the numbers to stymie each other in their...

Omaha woman charged after authorities find 45 dead animals

Sep. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony animal neglect after authorities found 45 dead animals inside her home. A judge set 47-year-old Jaime Kimbrough's bail at $20,000 on Friday. The Omaha World-Herald could not reach her by phone for comment...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 26, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Raymond Central def. Ashland-Greenwood, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 Adams Central Tournament= Adams Central def. Centura, 25-15, 25-23 Broken Bow def. Boone Central, 25-9, 25-16 ...