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Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Nebraska jobless rate held steady at 3.1% in August

Sep. 20, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Nebraska's unemployment remained steady at 3.1% in August, matching the July figure. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary August rate was four-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted August 2018 rate of 2.7%. The new Nebraska...

Flooding causes Interstate 29 closure in western Iowa

Sep. 20, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwater from the Missouri River has forced officials to close a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa. The Iowa Transportation Department said Friday the 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) stretch extends north from the Crescent exit to the Missouri Valley area. A detour is in operation....

Huskers meet Illini looking to finally break through on road

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Nebraska heads to Illinois not only looking to win its Big Ten opener Saturday night but also shed something of an albatross. The Cornhuskers (2-1) are 0-7 on the road under second-year coach Scott Frost, and in four of those games they were tied or led in the second half. "We want to come into Illinois and knock...

Man sentenced in fatal Omaha crash that killed 14-year-old

Sep. 19, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 37-year-old Bennington man has been sentenced to 43-to-53 years in prison in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 14-year-old Omaha boy. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Jeffrey Eggeling was sentenced Thursday for vehicular homicide and drunken driving. Police say Eggeling was...

Big Ten has some of nation's top punters, and 4 Australians

Sep. 19, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them. The league has four of the nation's top 23 punters after last weekend's games: Michael Sleep-Dalton of Iowa (46.4 yard average), Adam Korsak of Rutgers (46.4), Isaac...

Bankers expect slow economic growth amid trade war

Sep. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states expect slow growth in the months ahead, but the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is weighing on the economy. The Rural Mainstreet survey's overall index climbed into positive territory at 50.1 in September from August's...

6 years after Nebraska TD, boy with cancer takes the field

Sep. 19, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — A boy with brain cancer who scored a touchdown at a Nebraska practice game is playing football for real. Jack Hoffman took the field Monday to play center for his West Holt junior high team in Atkinson, situated 179 miles (288 kilometers) northwest of Omaha. His proud father, Andy...

Interstate 29 remains open despite Missouri River flooding

Sep. 19, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River continues to rise and flood mostly rural land in Nebraska and Iowa, but Interstate 29 remains open near Omaha. Iowa Transportation Department officials expect to have to close parts of I-29 at some point during this week's flooding. The river is expected to crest...

More drugs, weapons found in 2nd search of penitentiary

Sep. 19, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officers found more weapons and drugs during a second search of the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. The Nebraska Correctional Services Department deployed K-9 teams after a lockdown was imposed at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Department Director Scott Frakes says nearly 40 officers...