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Nebraska governor spokesman Taylor Gage leaving for GOP job

Dec. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime spokesman for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leaving his post to take a new job as executive director of the state Republican Party. Taylor Gage, the governor's strategic communications director, will assume his new role on Monday. ...

Mickey Joseph to coach Husker receivers after 5 years at LSU

Dec. 03, 2021 14:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, who coached wide receivers the last five seasons at LSU, will return to Nebraska as receivers coach, passing game coordinator and associate head coach under Scott Frost. Frost, who announced Joseph's hiring Friday, still is looking to...

Nebraska man who set fire to and stabbed wife gets probation

Dec. 03, 2021 13:54 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Grand Island man who set his wife on fire before stabbing and beating her has avoided jail time after being sentenced to probation. District Judge Andrew Butler sentenced Giannini Cervantes, 39, on Tuesday to 42 months’ probation for...

6 cases of omicron variant confirmed in southeast Nebraska

Dec. 03, 2021 13:25 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials on Friday confirmed six cases of the omicron variant in southeastern Nebraska, adding to the growing number of confirmations of the new, mutant version of the coronavirus around the country. The confirmation was announced in a news...

Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Greeks over 60 who refuse coronavirus vaccinations could be hit with monthly fines of more than one-quarter of their minimum pensions — a get-tough policy that the country's politicians say will cost votes but save lives. Weekly protests in the...

Iowa, Nebraska get millions in EPA water improvement funds

Dec. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is getting $110.7 million and Nebraska $63.4 million from the federal government to upgrade water systems and improve water quality, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan informed states...

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

Dec. 02, 2021 16:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal is approved. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

Huskers QB Adrian Martinez puts name in transfer portal

Dec. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez announced Thursday that he will enter the transfer portal, another blow for the struggling Cornhuskers. The three-time captain completed his best season in 2021, completing 61.8% of his throws for 2,863 yards...

Bacon faces backlash from Trump for infrastructure vote

Dec. 02, 2021 13:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon is among a list of Republicans being targeted by former President Donald Trump, who is calling for a “Republican patriot” to challenge the Omaha lawmaker in next year’s primary election. On Wednesday, Trump reiterated in a...

Feds decline to charge over inmate's 2018 death in York jail

Dec. 02, 2021 11:55 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prison guards won't be charged in the death of an inmate at the York County jail more than three years ago, federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the end of their review. The U.S. attorney's office in Harrisburg said there was not enough...