Eleven new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have been confirmed in residents of the South Heartland Health District since Tuesday.
OMAHA — Creighton University suspended basketball coach Greg McDermott indefinitely Thursday night for using racially insensitive language while addressing the team after a game last weekend.
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert against a law firm representing the city’s police union.
The South Heartland Health District has seen another drop in its COVID-19 risk dial reading for this week.
Hastings police officers involved in an incident on Feb. 27 that led to a gunshot injury for a man they were chasing on foot have been cleared of wrongdoing, the Nebraska State Patrol announced March 3.
OMAHA — Nebraska health officials will keep their focus on vaccinating older residents during the next phase of the state’s coronavirus response, which could begin in some regions by the end of the month, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-…
HOLTVILLE, Calif. — An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the U.S-Mexico border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway. Most of the dead were Mexicans, a Mexican official said.
LINCOLN — The Biden administration’s plan to funnel more coronavirus aid into states with greater unemployment has irked governors with lower jobless rates, even though many have economies that weren’t hit as hard by the pandemic.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has pleaded not guilty to murder for the November stabbing death of her boyfriend in North Platte.
The South Heartland Health District saw its COVID-19 test positivity rate for last week rise slightly from the previous week’s longtime low.
Authorities have filed charges against a 28-year-old Hastings man who was shot by officers attempting to take him into custody Saturday in the 200 block of North Laird Avenue.
OMAHA — State regulators filed a lawsuit Monday accusing a Nebraska ethanol plant of repeatedly failing to comply with their orders to clean up wastewater and old, pesticide-laced seed corn.
OMAHA — Nebraska could get its first doses of drug-maker Johnson & Johnson’s new coronavirus vaccine as early as this week, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday.
If Rich Lloyd’s lifelong ambition was to become a college president, one might think he would be pretty pleased with himself at this point.
FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) — A man has been arrested after investigators say he killed a 2-year-old boy in the southeastern Nebraska city of Fairbury, authorities there said.
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A Hastings police officer shot an armed man Saturday while attempting to take him into custody in the 200 block of North Laird Avenue.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett encouraged investors to maintain their faith in America's economy and the businesses his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns in a reassuring letter to his shareholders Saturday.
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Instead of in its annual March timeframe, Hastings Kiwanis will host its 2021 Pancake Day in conjunction with a statewide fly-in on June 20 at the Hastings Municipal Airport.
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Public Schools will be on probation for the rest of the year after racial slurs were shouted at a girls basketball team from Omaha Northwest on Feb. 12, the Nebraska School Activities Association announced Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted two Lincoln men of murder and other counts in the 2018 fatal shooting of a woman in the presence of her children during a home-invasion robbery.
Daily numbers of new laboratory-confirmed positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, are climbing slightly in the South Heartland Health District this week.
SUTTON — A church here is collecting clothing for a family of four who lost their home and belongings in a house fire last week.
With a tie-breaker to end the match, St. Cecilia eked out a win against Hastings Middle School’s eighth-grade team Thursday at the Educational Service Unit No. 9 Junior High Quiz Bowl at North Shore Assembly of God.
As the South Heartland District Health Department works with partners to “catch up” following weather-related vaccination delays, more positive news is rolling in concerning COVID-19 metrics in the district.
OMAHA — Investor Warren Buffett’s right-hand man says the U.S. stock market is overvalued, but he doesn’t know when the bubble will burst.
OMAHA — A bill that would impose harsher penalties on protesters who loot, riot or commit other crimes got a chilly reception Wednesday from a Nebraska legislative committee, with some lawmakers saying it would infringe on free-speech rights and punish those who gather peacefully.
The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rocker’s blood-alcohol level was so low that it didn’t warrant the charges.
Two local farm and ranch retailers soon could be owned by the same company.
OMAHA — A federal judge has ruled that the details of conversations between the nation’s four largest railroads should be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars of charges the railroads imposed in the past.
OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska launched a federally funded aid program Monday for renters and landlords who have lost income due to the pandemic, but residents of the state’s two largest counties won’t be eligible.
OMAHA — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday defended the state’s decision to prioritize the elderly for coronavirus vaccination shots over people with underlying health conditions, noting that most Nebraska residents who have died so far were at least 65 years old.
The South Heartland Health District recorded a total of 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Tuesday through Thursday.
When members of the Hastings City Council meet on Monday, they will act on a policy that would require that masks continue to be worn until the 14-day daily rolling average for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is two or fewer new cases per day for the city.
Gov. Pete Ricketts praised the community of Hastings for efforts to develop Nebraska’s workforce, which fits into his four-pillar plan to grow the state.
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NEW YORK — As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous COVID-19 variants that are quietly spreading through the U.S.
Adams County Emergency Management is reminding the public to be patient and use caution when encountering snow plows, following a fatal Webster County crash that happened while a motorist was attempting to pass a plow last week.
The risk dial value assessing danger from further local spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the South Heartland Health District now straddles the line between the dial’s “moderate” and “elevated” zones.
LINCOLN — Nebraska is likely to receive more than 60,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines this week.
McCOOK — The head rodeo coach of Mid-Plains Community College in southwestern Nebraska unexpectedly died this week following his release from a hospital after he was injured by a horse.
LINCOLN — The director of Nebraska’s prison system unveiled plans Tuesday to convert the state’s oldest prison into a minimum-security facility for $4 million in new costs, but he said the plan would only work if lawmakers agree to build a separate, $230 million prison for higher-risk inmates.
A second day of arctic temperatures prompted rolling power outages in Nebraska on Tuesday morning and a call to cut energy use in Iowa.