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Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

Jan. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endorsed a state lawmaker who hopes to unseat the nine-term congressman in the GOP primary. ...

Lincoln woman involved in fatal crash pleads no contest

Jan. 21, 2022 13:52 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman accused of causing a crash last year that killed a motorcyclist last year has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Kylie Hill, 18, entered the plea Thursday and faces up to a year in jail when she’s sentenced in March, the...

Man pleads no contest to 2020 fatal hit-and-run in Lincoln

Jan. 21, 2022 13:24 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man charged with fatally hitting another man in his front yard in Lincoln has pleaded no contest to charges in the case. Hani Hadgi, 31, of Lincoln, pleaded no contest to attempting to leave the scene of a fatal accident and misdemeanor motor vehicle...

New York couple accused of Nebraska nursing homes fraud

Jan. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple from Brooklyn, New York, is facing a lawsuit accusing them of committing Medicaid fraud involving several nursing homes that Nebraska $59.6 million. A lawsuit filed by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office accuses Joseph and Rosie Schwartz, and...

Gretna stripped of 2021 state high school football title

Jan. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gretna High School was stripped of its 2021 Class A state football championship on Thursday following a vote of the Nebraska School Activities Association board. The board voted 8-0 to uphold executive director Jay Bellar's ruling that the Dragons used an...

Ed Littler, central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, dies

Jan. 19, 2022 15:25 PM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Ed Littler, a central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 70. Littler died Tuesday night, according to KSNB-TV in Hastings, where Littler had worked for more than two decades. Littler, who...

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will temporarily work from home. Fortenberry said on his congressional website that he had a “moderate case” and will recuperate at home. He said he tested...

Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

Jan. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election. State Sen. Mike Flood announced Sunday that he will challenge Fortenberry in the state's First...

Third woman sues Lincoln police for sex discrimination

Jan. 13, 2022 18:02 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A female officer in the Lincoln Police Department has become the third female officer to sue the city of sexual harassment in the last year. Officer Erin Spilker, spokeswoman for the department, said in her lawsuit that she had faced years of discrimination...

Nebraska's Ricketts seeks tax cut for highest earners

Jan. 13, 2022 16:32 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed an income tax cut on Thursday for corporations and nearly 419,000 residents whose incomes rise into the state's top bracket. The Republican governor said he would seek to lower the top rates to 5.84%, down from the current...