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Virus growth slows in state but hospitalizations stay high

Sep. 28, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Nebraska has somewhat slowed down over the past week, but the number of people hospitalized with the virus remains high. A total of 4,688 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state in the week...

Shoddy quarterback play has Big Ten scrambling for answers

Sep. 28, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

Illinois coach Bret Bielema needed one word to answer whether he considered changing quarterbacks last weekend. No. The most oft-repeated question in football has made a resounding resurgence around the Big Ten after another weekend filled with less...

Woman accused of pulling gun after being refused beer sale

Sep. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MAYWOOD, Neb. (AP) — A woman was arrested over the weekend in southwestern Nebraska after being accused of pulling a gun after a store clerk refused to sell her beer, authorities there said. The incident happened shortly before noon Saturday, when a business in the...

Nebraska Secretary of State Evnen positive for COVID-19

Sep. 28, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, one day before he was scheduled to announce his re-election bid, his office confirmed Tuesday. A spokeswoman said Evnen has been been fully vaccinated against the...

Monday's Scores

Sep. 28, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. Omaha Nation, 25-5, 25-13, 25-5 Bridgeport def. Hemingford, 25-9, 25-12, 25-10 Centura def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-22, 25-23 Douglas County West def. Fort...

Omaha woman charged over dozens of dead animals in her home

Sep. 27, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony counts after dozens of dead animals were found in her home rendered uninhabitable by filth, waste and rotting animal carcasses. The Nebraska Humane Society said in a court affidavit that the discovery was...

Judge won't block Creighton University's vaccine mandate

Sep. 27, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has refused to block Creighton University's requirement that all students get vaccinated against COVID-19 despite the objections of a handful of students who said getting the shots would violate their religious beliefs against abortion. ...

Authorities identify teen who died in crash near Omaha

Sep. 27, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the teenager who was killed in a two-car crash last Friday that also injured four others. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said Monday that Jamin Creek, 18, died. The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday when...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 27, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 23, 2021. Editorial: Legislature mustn’t drag out its redistricting work into next year Twice over the past week, factions in the Nebraska Legislature have demonstrated they have the numbers to stymie each other in their...

Nebraska Secretary of State Evnen announces re-election bid

Sep. 27, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced Monday that he'll seek a second term in office. Evnen, a Republican, was first elected in 2018. He previously served on the Nebraska State Board of Education and was an attorney in Lincoln. He also was...