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Big priorities fall by wayside as Nebraska session nears end

May. 26, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will end their session this week with a new state budget and dozens of laws passed, but many priorities fell by the wayside and sent senators back to the drawing board. A few of those measures could end up before voters in the 2020 general election, but in most...

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

May. 25, 2019 12:33 PM 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...

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...

Omaha resumes sewage treatment after severe flooding

May. 24, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's sewage treatment plant is back online after severe flooding forced public works officials to shut it down and pump raw sewage into the Missouri River for a month. The city's Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was knocked offline March 15, when statewide flooding forced...

Rainy forecast postpones Iowa-Nebraska game at B10 tourney

May. 23, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Iowa-Nebraska game at the Big Ten Tournament has been postponed until Friday morning because of inclement weather in the Omaha, Nebraska, area on Thursday night. The Ohio State-Maryland game Thursday was delayed 95 minutes because of a thunderstorm, and more rain was expected late at...

Off-duty deputy fires gun at driver after reporting chase

May. 23, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say an off-duty mall security guard faces charges after using his vehicle to chase suspected shoplifters in an incident that also saw an off-duty sheriff's deputy fire a gun at one of the suspects. Police say the incident began Wednesday night, when the off-duty deputy...

Bill to lower Nebraska's corporate income tax stalls

May. 23, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have lowered Nebraska's top corporate income tax rate is dead for the year but could return in the 2020 legislative session. The sponsor, Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha, asked the legislative speaker Thursday to put a hold on the bill for possible debate next year....

Lincoln officials open to considering plastic bag regulation

May. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln city leaders are interested in regulating single-use plastic shopping bags, despite stop-start efforts to reduce their use in Omaha. State and local governments around the country have been implementing regulations to reduce or prohibit the use of plastic bags. Advocates say...

Group formed to recall Omaha mayor ends its efforts

May. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group formed to recall Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert (STAH'-thurt) has halted its efforts. The Coalition to Recall Stothert says on its Facebook page that the effort "isn't possible with little funding and not enough volunteers." Eric Scott had filed the paperwork to obtain recall...

Jury convicts man of murder for shooting outside Omaha store

May. 23, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has found a 30-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and two weapons crimes in Omaha. Douglas County District Court records say the jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Forrest Cox III. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Laron Rogers was shot on March 6, 2017, during a...