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Thursday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Beatrice def. Nebraska City, 25-22, 25-11, 25-14 Bishop Neumann def. Malcolm, 25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21 Blair def. Omaha Christian Academy, 25-21, 18-25, 25-18, 25-22 Chadron def. Alliance,...

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 21, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bellevue West 48, Lincoln High 6 Boone Central 53, O'Neill 0 Boys Town 41, Omaha Concordia 7 Hampton 49, Santee 7 Lincoln Southwest 24, Omaha Central 20 ...

Police: Fired grain elevator worker shot 3 people, killing 2

Oct. 21, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — A man who had been fired from a grain elevator in Nebraska on Thursday returned with a gun and shot three people, killing two, before he was shot and killed by another employee, the Nebraska State Patrol said. The patrol said the shooting occurred...

Pedestrian dies after being struck by state patrol vehicle

Oct. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

WALTHILL, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska woman died when she was struck by a Nebraska State Patrol vehicle early Thursday, the patrol said. The patrol said in a news release that an investigator was driving an unmarked vehicle south on Highway 77 about a mile north of...

Man sentenced for cyberstalking legislative candidate's wife

Oct. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Bellevue man has been sentenced to federal prison for threatening to release a nude photo of a legislative candidate’s wife unless the candidate dropped out of the race. Dennis Sryniawski, 48, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison....

What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

Oct. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on his future in Nebraska politics and the 2022 election, opening the door to possible outcomes that would have seemed far-fetched just days ago. The nine-term Republican congressman...

Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

Oct. 21, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, according to a new monthly survey of bankers in the region. The overall economic index for the region improved in October to 66.1 from September's already-strong 62.5...

Union Pacific Q3 profit up 23% even with flat volume

Oct. 21, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific hauled in 23% more profit in the third quarter even though the total number of shipments it delivered remained flat overall and the supply chain remained clogged. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that it made $1.67...

Ricketts rescinds hospital restrictions as capacity improves

Oct. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals can resume lower-priority surgeries starting Friday after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced he's ending the restrictions that have kept facilities from being overwhelmed with patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Ricketts said the...

Lincoln police seek vehicle tied to fatal crash on US 77

Oct. 21, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a motorist after a pedestrian was struck and killed in a collision that shut down southbound lanes of U.S. 77 for four hours in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that a Lincoln police spokesperson declined to say...