Latest Omaha News

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 04, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. September 27, 2022. Editorial: Malcolm X the right choice for induction into Nebraska Hall of Fame Omaha-born Malcolm X is one of the leading figures in America’s battle for civil rights, so it’s entirely fitting that a state commission has...

Buffett's successor buys nearly $70M of Berkshire stock

Oct. 03, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's successor bought nearly $70 million worth of stock in the conglomerate he is slated to one day lead. Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Greg Abel on Monday disclosed buying 168 Class A shares in the company in a filing with the...

California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

Sep. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The collision that killed two Union Pacific employees earlier this month in Southern California happened when the train slammed into 92 empty railcars that had been stored on a side track for nine months, investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation...

Police say 13-year-old shot to death near Omaha park

Sep. 29, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha were searching Thursday for a suspect or suspects in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy near a city park. The shooting happened late Wednesday night near Hanscom Park in southeast Omaha, police said. Officers responding to reports of shots...

Buffett's company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

Sep. 29, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company picked up another $368 million worth of Occidental Petroleum stock this week to give it control of nearly 21% of the oil producer. These are the first purchases Berkshire Hathaway has made since regulators gave it approval last month to...

Proposed Nebraska mine raises up to $366M of $1.1B it needs

Sep. 26, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A mining company that wants to extract an assortment of rare elements from southeast Nebraska has announced an agreement that will provide up to $285 million to help cover the roughly $1.1 billion cost of building the mine. In addition to the acquisition of a...

Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

Sep. 23, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. wildlife officer and brandishing a gun during a violent crime has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison. Cody Cape, 24, of Blair, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court...

Nebraska man who maintains his innocence is denied a pardon

Sep. 19, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man who maintains he wasn't even at a fatal 1999 shooting he was convicted of being involved in was denied a pardon Monday despite having the support of the victim's family. Earnest Jackson asked the state Pardons Board in intervene in his case...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. September 13, 2022. Editorial: Frost’s tenure ends with crash and cash When Bill Moos, athletic director at the time, introduced Scott Frost as the Huskers’ new head football coach on Dec. 3, 2017, a bright future was all but assured. ...

Nebraska judge: Birth certificates can't name 2 mothers

Sep. 16, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two Omaha women who sought to have both their names listed as parents on their children’s birth certificates, saying the request conflicts with state law. Lancaster County District Judge Ryan Post said in his...