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Nebraska health officials worry about uptick in COVID cases

Jul. 27, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Public health officials expressed growing concern Tuesday about a recent increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Nebraska, primarily among residents who haven't been vaccinated. Officials said they were worried about the...

LGBTQ event at children's museum canceled following threats

Jul. 27, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A private LGBTQ event that was to be held at the Lincoln Children’s Museum has been canceled following a barrage of threats — including death threats — against the museum and the nonprofit group putting on the event. The children’s museum...

Kawasaki plans $200M expansion that would add 550 new jobs

Jul. 19, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing plans a $200 million expansion at its plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, a move that is expected to create hundreds of new jobs. The company, a subsidiary of Japan-based Kawasaki Heavy Industries, plans to boost over the next...

Nebraska schools get conflicting advice on virus quarantines

Jul. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska schools are getting conflicting advice from state and federal health officials over whether students should quarantine after contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the state Department of...

Lincoln officials defend removal of homeless encampment

Jul. 17, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Lincoln are defending their actions to remove a homeless encampment that had been set up in a wooded area. City officials say concerns from residents nearby prompted an investigation by Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln-Lancaster...

Unemployment rate ticks up slightly in Omaha, Lincoln

Jul. 16, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate remained almost unchanged last month while the rates in some of its biggest cities increased slightly, according to state figures released Friday. The Nebraska Department of Labor reported a statewide, seasonally adjusted...

Nebraska picks Trev Alberts to serve as new Husker AD

Jul. 14, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hired Trev Alberts as its new athletic director Wednesday, hoping a star from the school's glory years can restore what was once among the nation's most dominant football programs. Alberts, the athletic director at the University of...

Nebraska storm causes major power outages, traffic delays

Jul. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Severe storms Friday night and into Saturday morning caused power outages, traffic delays, downed trees and other damage throughout Nebraska. At least 188,000 Omaha Public Power District customers lost power during the storm, and the Omaha...

I-55 collision kills 4 people, including 3 teenagers

Jul. 08, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — Four people including three high school students died when the vehicle they were travelling in went out of control on Interstate 55 in central Illinois and struck a semitrailer, authorities said. The crash Wednesday night occurred in heavy rain...

Lincoln man charged in connection with fatal party shooting

Jul. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man faces second-degree murder and firearms charges after police say he fatally shot another man at a party last month. Lincoln police said they've arrested 26-year-old Shantrel Hickey. They said he was seen firing a gun in the direction...