Latest Nebraska News

FBI's Wray denounces threats following search of Trump home

Aug. 10, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Christopher Wray, who was appointed as the agency’s director...

Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion

Aug. 10, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy at about 24 weeks after investigators obtained Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the fetus afterward. The...

Warren Buffett's company has bet $47B on the oil sector

Aug. 09, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has bought up more than $11 billion worth of Occidental Petroleum stock this year, giving Berkshire Hathaway control of more than 20% of the oil producer. Occidental's stock rose more than 3.5% on Tuesday to $62.18 after Buffett revealed...

Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

Bail set at $5M for Nebraska quadruple killing suspect

Aug. 08, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

A judge set bail at $5 million on Monday for a man suspected of killing four people and trying to burn down their homes in the small northeast Nebraska town of Laurel last week. Court records show Cedar County Judge Douglas Luebe set bond at 10% of $5 million for 42-year-old Jason...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 08, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. August 4, 2022. Editorial: Signs all around of a coming climate storm Awildfire south of Gering burns up more than 15,000 acres. The Platte River goes dry near Columbus. Temperatures soar into the triple digits with daily highs expected to remain...

Jayhawks' Lance Leipold settled in, optimistic about Year 2

Aug. 08, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lance Leipold first walked into the head coach's office at Kansas, arguably the worst program in Division I football, amid terrible circumstances and during a time of the year that only made everything worse. The Jayhawks were coming off a winless 2020 season...

4 killings end century of calm in small Nebraska town

Aug. 05, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

LAUREL, Neb. (AP) — Police on Friday arrested a man in the killings of four people in a small northeast Nebraska town where it had been more than 100 years since it last saw such violence. Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, a police team surrounded the Laurel home of 42-year-old Jason Jones...

Nebraska authorities say a suspect has been arrested in connection with the killings of 4 people found in 2 burned homes

Aug. 05, 2022 09:47 AM EDT
LAUREL, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities say a suspect has been arrested in connection with the killings of 4 people found in 2 burned homes.

California crews make fire gains; Washington town evacuated

Aug. 04, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters made gains against the state's deadliest and largest wildfire of the year just as an eastern Washington town was evacuated Thursday because of a blaze that was burning homes. At about 1:30 p.m. the Adams County Sheriff’s Office...