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The Phelps factor: Kalisz claims return trip to Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials. Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter...

Old-timers day: 30-somethings hanging on at US swim trials

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word “retirement.” So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age — if that. “I don’t think I’ll ever officially end it,” said the...

Officials push Nebraska to complete long-delayed expressways

Jun. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in northeast Nebraska continue to press the state to complete it's long-delayed system of four-lane expressways to connect every community larger than 15.000 people to an Interstate. About 178 miles of the 600-mile system remains undone 33...

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Dressel, Ledecky lead chase for Olympic berths at US trials

Jun. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel wants to command the Olympics the way he’s done at worlds. Katie Ledecky is seeking to extend her dominance. Ryan Lochte is going after his fifth — and last — Olympic berth. A couple of teenage girls have designs on shaking up the veterans. Simone...

Police: Remains found near lake were those of Lincoln woman

Jun. 12, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Human remains found earlier this week at a lake near Lincoln were those of 23-year-old woman who was reported missing on May 19, police said Saturday. The remains were those of Carly Schaaf, of Lincoln, and her death is considered suspicious, police...

Nebraska woman recognizes stroke symptoms on Zoom

Jun. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ann Tillery could see by her own image on the Zoom screen that something was wrong when the left side of her face began to droop. Her speech slurred and her left arm felt heavy. All of the signs of a stroke were there, and the technology of the...

Parents of 3 Gretna girls killed in crash sue Sarpy County

Jun. 12, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — The families of three Gretna girls who died in a crash in Sarpy County are suing the county, which they said did not correct a deficient design of the road where the girls died. The lawsuit also asks a judge to find that Nebraska's $5 million cap on...

Three people die in truck-vehicle collision near Neligh

Jun. 12, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Three people were killed in a collision in northeast Nebraska, the Nebraska State Patrol said. The crash occurred Friday afternoon at the intersection of Nebraska 14 and U.S. Highway 275 near Neligh, the patrol said. The patrol...

Lochte, chastened by misdeeds, takes aim at 5th Olympics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He’s eager to make them forget the worst. The swimmer who embarrassed himself and the U.S. five years ago in Rio de Janeiro is seeking to make a record-tying fifth Olympic team. But...