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Lincoln restaurateur plans farmers market of restaurants

May. 25, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln restaurateur is planning what he describes as a farmers market of restaurants, bakeries and caterers. Lawrence de Villiers told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Sheridan Festival of Food he's organizing already has signed up 10 vendors. "It would be designed like a farmers...

Omaha museum already on hunt for donated Christmas tree

May. 25, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Just as summer is finally coming into view in Nebraska, an Omaha museum is kicking off its search for the perfect Christmas tree. The Durham Museum is searching for the official tree for its annual Christmas at Union Station celebration. Every year, the museum receives submissions from...

Boat cleaning station installed at Lewis and Clark Lake

May. 25, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

WEST YANKTON, Neb. (AP) — A boat cleaning station has been installed at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area's Weigand Marina in northern Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says Lewis and Clark Lake is infested with zebra mussels and other invasive species. The cleaning station lets people...

Minnesota beats Iowa 3-0 to reach Big Ten semifinals

May. 25, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eli Wilson had two hits and drove in two runs, helping Minnesota eliminate Iowa in the Big Ten tournament with a 3-0 victory on Friday night. Wilson had an RBI single in the third inning and an RBI double in the ninth inning for the fourth-seeded Gophers (28-26), who advanced to meet...

Schramm Education Center near Gretna receives new upgrades

May. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's not very often that you get to touch a dinosaur. But that's just one of the many cool things about the newly renovated Schramm Education Center at Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna. The pallid sturgeon touch tank lets kids feel the unique fish, which outdoor education...

An Omaha all-women's social club ending after 100 years

May. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — At the Last Supper, they served citrus pesto salmon and tomato-topped salads in boat-shaped bowls. You could see the state Capitol from the wide windows atop the US Bank building where, on a lovely evening in May, the Wooden Spoon Club celebrated 100 years of life. And its imminent...

Michigan bounces Maryland from Big Ten tourney with 10-4 win

May. 24, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin went 2 for 4 with two walks and an RBI double, one of four Michigan batters with multiple hits in a 10-4 victory to eliminate Maryland on Friday in the Big Ten tournament. Jimmy Kerr went 3 for 5, and Jack Blomgren and Blake Nelson each drove in two runs for the...

3 injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

May. 24, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Producers Inc. dry...

The Latest: Fire marshal says lightning caused massive fire

May. 24, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that destroyed a central Nebraska fertilizer plan (all times local): 5 p.m. The Nebraska Fire Marshal's office has determined a lightning strike caused the fire that destroyed a fertilizer plant and injured three people. The office said in a news release Friday...

Driver arrested in Lincoln crash that killed passenger

May. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say a driver has been arrested in a crash last month that killed her passenger. Police say 22-year-old Deja Webster was arrested Friday on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide in the April 27 crash that killed 20-year-old Jasmyn Chalk, who was a passenger in Webster's...