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Texas sweeps No. 1 Badgers to set up final against Kentucky

Apr. 23, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas used a powerful all-around performance to post a surprising three-set sweep of top-seeded and previously unbeaten Wisconsin in the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals Thursday night. No. 4 Texas (27-1) will play No. 2 Kentucky (23-1) in the...

Proposed property tax cap stalls amid fierce resistance

Apr. 22, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to cap Nebraska property tax increases at 3% stalled in the Legislature Thursday amid fierce opposition from allies of local governments, who cast it as an attack on local control. Supporters of the bill fell four votes short of the 33...

Second female Lincoln officer sues, alleging discrimination

Apr. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A second Lincoln police officer is alleging sexual harassment and discrimination in a lawsuit. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that the lawsuit that Melissa Ripley filed in Lancaster County District Court comes four months after Sarah Williams...

Union Pacific net down 9% but sees economy growing in 2021

Apr. 22, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's first-quarter profit declined 9% as the railroad delivered less freight and its revenue fell, but it said the economy is steadily improving. The Omaha, Nebraska, company said Thursday that it earned $1.34 billion, or $2 per share, in...

Driver dies after crashing into wall, being pinned under SUV

Apr. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A driver has died after crashing his sport utility vehicle into a retaining wall in southeast Omaha and ending up pinned underneath the vehicle, police said. The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. when the SUV crossed a median and hit a large wooden...

Nebraska police training, accountability measure advances

Apr. 21, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police, sheriffs and state patrol deputies in Nebraska would face greater accountability and have more yearly training, with a focus on de-escalating conflicts, under a proposal backed by lawmakers on Wednesday. Senators gave the measure initial...

'Legal Marijuana NOW' now recognized as a party in Nebraska

Apr. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A political party focused on legalizing marijuana can now run candidates and claim registered voters in Nebraska after it gained official state recognition on Wednesday. Secretary of State Bob Evnen said the Legal Marijuana NOW Party has met the...

Omaha radio host fired for tweet criticized as racist

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A conservative radio host in Omaha was fired Wednesday after he posted a social media comment criticized as racist minutes after the conviction of a white former Minneapolis police officer for the killing last year of a Black man. KFAB afternoon...

Nebraska patrol seizes 230 pounds of pot in 2 traffic stops

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers seized more that 230 pounds of marijuana and arrested four people in traffic stops in Interstate 80 this week. On Monday afternoon, a trooper who stopped a pickup truck on an exit ramp between Lexington and Cozad found...

Nebraska fugitive pleads guilty to ID theft in Florida

Apr. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of fleeing a drug conspiracy charge in Nebraska more than three decades ago and living under a false identity has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Florida. Howard D. Farley Jr., 72, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ocala federal court to...