As case numbers continue to increase, the South Heartand Health District has moved up from the yellow to the orange zone on its risk dial for spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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Hastings firefighters battled a house fire at 1015 N. St. Joseph Ave. Tuesday evening.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The official committee representing sexual abuse survivors in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is asking a judge to void real estate transfers by a local Boy Scouts council in Tennessee, saying they violated court restrictions on sales or transfers of BSA assets.

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Commuters around Adams Central Avenue and 12th Street should be aware of potential traffic congestion starting Wednesday as school starts and road construction forces all traffic to enter from the north.

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LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a property tax and business incentives package and new abortion restrictions through a key procedural vote on Tuesday, despite fervent opposition from some senators in the final days of this year’s session.

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Associated Press Nebraska Daybook for Wednesday, Aug. 12.

LINCOLN – Tuesday’s announcement by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on his running mate choice was highly praised by Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a Tennessee corrections administrator who authorities say was killed during a prison escape has sued the facility and its warden for negligence in her death.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while awaiting trial on charges that she procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse a quarter-century ago, her lawyers said Tuesday.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Celerion, global leader in early clinical research services with facilities across North America, Europe and Asia has recently appointed Mr. Timothy Sangster to the position of Executive Director at its Lincoln, NE facility.

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"No president -- whether named Obama or Trump or Biden or AOC -- has unilateral power to rewrite immigration law or to cut taxes or to raise taxes," Sen. Ben Sasse tells President Trump on Twitter.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Winter Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue:

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was “fundamentally unfair” for the trial judge to allow Bill Cosby’s damaging deposition from a sex accuser’s lawsuit to be used against him at his criminal trial because he believes he had a binding promise from a prosecutor that he could never be charged in the case,…

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former police officer acquitted in the shooting death of a Black teenager who was seeking reinstatement to another position as a university police officer.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Auction volumes remain high on HiBid.com, where last week's online-only and webcast auctions brought in more than $33.6 million (gross auction proceeds) in equipment, vehicles, and other assets. From August 2nd through the 9th, bidders placed an average of approximately 1.24 million bids per day across 919 auctions, with a record number of lots for sale on Friday.

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