Latest Nebraska News

Man cleared in shooting takes deal in related case

Dec. 10, 2019 9:37 AM EST

HEBRON, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska man accused of shooting two brothers — one fatally — has taken a plea deal in another case. Thayer County District Court records say 22-year-old Michael Lewis pleaded no contest last week to terroristic threats and use of a deadly weapon to commit a...

18-year-old sentenced for pharmacy robbery in Omaha suburb

Dec. 10, 2019 8:25 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been imprisoned for his role in robbing a pharmacy in an Omaha suburb. Prosecutors said Monday that Otis Brown III has been given eight years and a day in prison and must serve five years of supervised release after he leaves custody. He also was ordered to pay more...

Jury acquits Texas man of pot charges in Nebraska

Dec. 10, 2019 7:20 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Texas man accused of hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana through Nebraska has been acquitted of drug charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 51-year-old Edward Babb, of Houston, was found not guilty Friday of two counts of possession for sale and two counts of no drug tax...

AP source: Baseball's amateur draft moving to Omaha

Dec. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to hold its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because MLB did not plan to make the announcement until later this...

Dozens of bronze vases stolen from Lincoln cemetery

Dec. 9, 2019 7:13 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of bronze headstone flower vases have been stolen from a cemetery in Lincoln. Police said the theft of 40 vases was reported Saturday at Lincoln Memorial Park. Each vase was valued at $50, so the loss is estimated at $2,000, police said. In October, about a dozen vases were also...

Man drowns while trying to retrieve boat in Missouri River

Dec. 9, 2019 12:36 PM EST

WATSON, Mo. (AP) — A man has drowned in northwest Missouri while attempting to retrieve a boat that was adrift on the Missouri River, authorities say. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Benjamin Hirner, 30, of Mokane. He went into the water Friday just north of where the Nishnabotna...

Nebraska man charged after wrong-way Iowa interstate crash

Dec. 9, 2019 11:57 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Nebraska man who allegedly drove the wrong-way on Interstate 29 in Iowa and crashed into a sports utility vehicle. Nickolas Kevin Diediker, 32, of Concord, is accused of driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-29 around 6:30 a.m. Saturday,...

Nebraska district says drivers not stopping for school buses

Dec. 9, 2019 10:06 AM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school district is asking drivers to obey state traffic laws after getting reports that some drivers aren't stopping for school buses with their stop sign arms extended. Hastings Public Schools officials have gotten reports of motorists putting student safety at risk by...

Mental health services a concern in rural Nebraska schools

Dec. 9, 2019 8:16 AM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The president of Nebraska's public-school teachers' union says she's hearing concerns from rural schools about a lack of mental health services and state equalization aid. The Star-Herald in Scottsbluff reports that many schools are also concerned about retaining qualified...

Shelton, bench lead Northern Arizona past Omaha 73-65

Dec. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Cameron Shelton scored a career-high 20 points and Northern Arizona got a big contribution from its bench in a 73-65 victory over Omaha on Sunday. Shelton sank 8 of 14 shots from the floor for the Lumberjacks (4-2), who shot 47.5% overall. Ted McCree came off the bench to hit...