PLATTSMOUTH - The highway reconstruction project between Murray and Plattsmouth got a financial boost Thursday when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved a grant for $20 million. The grant will help fund the road-widening project on'... Read More

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday that condemned killer Nikko Jenkins' convictions should be overturned because of his severe mental illness. Douglas County Public Defender Tom Riley said the lower court erred when '... Read More

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Students from six surrounding states will soon pay the same tuition rate as South Dakota residents at the state's public universities. The Rapid City Journal reports that the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the'... Read More

BERYWN—Johnson Electric is not new to the Custer County area, but they are the newest members to join the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. Alongside friends, family, staff, and many more, the company cut the ribbon on Thursday, December 6 adding to '... Read More

An elementary school principal in Elkhorn Public Schools may have earned the inside track to Santa's naughty list. Manchester Elementary School principal Jennifer Sinclair issued a memo to staff prohibiting all Christmas-related symbols. The me'... Read More

LINCOLN — A 22-year-old man accused of providing people living in the U.S. illegally to businesses in O'Neill, Nebraska, has made a plea deal. U.S. District Court records say 22-year-old Antonio De Jesus Castro pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lincoln '... Read More

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin retailer Shopko is closing 39 stores in 19 states, including some stores in Nebraska and Iowa. Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen says each store employs 10 to 25 employees, putting the scope of job'... Read More

It all started with his mother, Dorothy Lynch. That’s right. The Dorothy Lynch. The one who made the salad dressing. But the popular, Nebraska-born product never would have made it out of Dorothy Lynch’s kitchen in the '... Read More

LINCOLN — Was the State Legislature’s repeal of the death penalty in effect long enough to give the members of Nebraska’s death row a new sentence of life in prison? Yes, an attorney with a leading civil rights organization told the Nebraska'... Read More

One person and two dogs were killed Wednesday night in a house fire in Lincoln. A neighbor reported "flames showing from windows" at 1930 S. 44th St. just after 11:15 p.m., a spokeswoman for the Lincoln Fire Department said. Upon arrival, crew'... Read More

DES MOINES (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley says he will not support any Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in the primary ahead of the 2020 election. Grassley said Wednesday he will be supporting Trump. He says anyone is w'... Read More

_informq.push(); SOUTH SIOUX CITY - Two South Sioux City schools are on lockout after a social media threat. The South Sioux City High School and Middle School went on lockout and lockdown around 1 p.m. Wednesday after police say several studen'... Read More

A first-grade teacher who has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child gave detectives a list of other girls he had touched inappropriately at schools where he previously had taught, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Grego'... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - The "Angel Tree Project" in Nebraska City is looking for volunteers to sponsor and help less fortunate families have a Merry Christmas this season. The project provides gifts, including toys and clothes to children, a full holiday '... Read More