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Woman killed in Omaha wreck; driver of other car in custody

Nov. 26, 2021 09:20 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said they are charging a driver involved in an accident that killed one woman and left two other people injured. The two-vehicle crash happened Wednesday night, killing 37-year-old Candice McDowell of Omaha. She was...

Three injured in stabbing at Omaha apartment complex

Nov. 26, 2021 07:50 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An investigation continues after three people suffered knife wounds at an apartment complex in Omaha. The altercation happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday at a complex near 90th and Blondo streets. Police say the victims were stabbed multiple times, but...

Kellogg's and its striking workers to resume talks next week

Nov. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EST

A day after Kellogg's threatened to start permanently replacing its striking workers, the company and its union agreed to return to the bargaining table. Contract talks are set to resume next Tuesday between the Battle Creek, Michigan-based company and the Bakery,...

Omaha resolutions address housing, climate change

Nov. 24, 2021 08:15 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has given approval for plans to support development of affordable housing and addressing climate change. The Omaha World-Herald reports that City Council President Pete Festersen introduced the resolutions...

Hawkeyes' Johnson is next Nebraskan out to knock off Huskers

Nov. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has owned the series against Nebraska in the 10 years since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten, and recruits the Hawkeyes pulled out of the state immediately to their west have played major roles in the run. Four Nebraskans have been Iowa...

Kellogg's to replace some striking workers after talks stall

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's plans to start hiring permanent replacements for some of its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers after negotiations broke down again. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it failed to reach an agreement with the Bakery,...

1 dead, 2 injured in early-morning crash in Omaha

Nov. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a pre-dawn crash in Omaha. The two-vehicle accident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at 120th and Blondo streets. Police found newspapers scattered at the site and believe one of the...

Man ordered to stand trial in September killing in Omaha

Nov. 23, 2021 08:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder for allegedly opening fire on two teenagers in Omaha killing one of them. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the judge made the decision Monday. In...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 22, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska educators, worn down in the COVID era, need relief This school year, many thought, would be a time when Omaha-area schools would make major strides toward getting back to “normal” in the wake...

Nebraska bank acquiring Wyoming-based Western States Bank

Nov. 22, 2021 09:50 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The parent company of First National Bank of Omaha is acquiring Wyoming-based Western States Bank. Terms of the deal announced Monday weren't released, but the companies said Western States has $542 million in total assets and runs 10 branches in...