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TD Ameritrade fiscal 3Q jumps 23%; CEO to leave next year

Jul. 22, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. reported Monday that its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 23% and said it's searching for a new CEO. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said that it earned $555 million, or $1 per share, in the quarter. That's up from $451 million net...

Nebraska economic development director to leave post

Jul. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state economic development director is leaving his post next month. Director Dave Rippe plans to return to his hometown of Hastings to work in real estate and talent development after he steps down on Aug. 9. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the departure Monday, praising Rippe...

TD Ameritrade CEO to leave company early next year

Jul. 22, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is looking for a new CEO. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said Monday that current CEO Tim Hockey has decided to leave the firm in February. Hockey agreed to stay that long to help with the transition after a search for the new chief executive is conducted....

Girl wins $2.75M in lawsuit over abuse by former golf coach

Jul. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Scottsbluff School District is paying a girl $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit she filed over sexual abuse committed by her former high school golf coach. The former coach, Mike Klein, is serving a 24-to-32-year prison sentence for four counts of abuse he was convicted of. The...

Authorities say man died in southeast Nebraska ATV accident

Jul. 22, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man died in an all-terrain vehicle accident in southeast Nebraska. The Johnson County attorney's office says first responders were sent Saturday afternoon to a farm field southwest of Tecumseh. They found the body of a man later identified as Cody...

Flood-hit businesses struggle to restore customer volume

Jul. 22, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska and Iowa businesses are still struggling to recover from flooding that damaged their properties or otherwise kept customers away from their doors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimated that in Nebraska alone, more than 1,000 businesses were affected by March's...

Police: Man injured in partial ceiling collapse has died

Jul. 22, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man injured when part of ceiling collapsed at a Lincoln veterinary center has died. Lincoln police said Monday that Ryan Kizzier died Sunday. He'd been trapped under debris July 15 after the accident occurred at the Nebraska Animal Medical and Emergency Center. He'd...

2 people injured by Omaha apartment blaze

Jul. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two people were injured by an apartment fire in north Omaha. Firefighters rescued one person trapped in the second-floor apartment early Monday morning. A resident of a nearby apartment suffered smoke inhalation. Both were taken to Nebraska Medical Center. The names of...

Man accused of college student's death wants trial moved

Jul. 22, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Peru State College student wants his trial moved away from Nemaha County in southeast Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 37-year-old Joshua Keadle's attorney argued in court Friday that pretrial publicity and local conditions make it impossible to...

Gage County may put its drug dog back to work

Jul. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The Gage County Sheriff's Office may resurrect its K-9 program and put its drug dog back to work. The officer who'd handled the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, Buster, announced last month that he was leaving the department. The county Board of Supervisors voted to let Buster's handler,...