News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST
News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST

A June hearing has been scheduled for a three-judge panel to consider whether a man's crime qualifies for the death penalty or whether he should be sentenced to life in a Nebraska prison. Aubrey Trail and his...

June 8th, 11:45 AM CDT
Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska
Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

Authorities say an ice jam is causing minor flooding near Loup City in central Nebraska's Sherman County. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory that is scheduled to expire Tuesday afternoon. The...

14 hrs 19 mins ago
Broken Bow council president takes over for recalled mayor
Broken Bow council president takes over for recalled mayor

The president of the Broken Bow City Council has taken over as mayor following the recall of his predecessor, who's awaiting a criminal trial. Rod Sonnichsen was sworn in Friday to replace Jonathon Berghorst, who...

15 hrs 3 mins ago
Dath penalty hearing set for man in Lincoln woman's slaying
Dath penalty hearing set for man in Lincoln woman's slaying

A June hearing has been scheduled for a three-judge panel to consider whether a man's crime qualifies for the death penalty or whether he should be sentenced to life in a Nebraska prison. Aubrey Trail and his...

18 hrs 59 mins ago
Lake McConaughy restrictions delayed after public outcry
Lake McConaughy restrictions delayed after public outcry

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is delaying action on a set of restrictions that would drastically limit overnight campers and beachgoers at Nebraska's largest reservoir, Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska....

January 19th, 5:29 PM CST
Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers
Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers

A state lawmaker who has fought for years to restrict human trafficking in Nebraska is now trying to hit traffickers in the wallet with a proposed sales tax on dating and escort services. The bill introduced would...

January 19th, 11:05 AM CST
Tests find some early Arizona hemp crops have too much THC
Tests find some early Arizona hemp crops have too much THC

Arizona’s budding hemp-growing industry is suffering growing pains as levels of THC that are too high force some farmers to destroy crops instead of harvesting them. Results of state Department of Agriculture testing have...

January 19th, 9:57 AM CST
Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast
Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

A winter storm that's brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains is creating travel headaches after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains...

January 18th, 4:47 PM CST
Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested
Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a Nebraska man involved in a fight with a sheriff's deputy who fired shots at him has been arrested. Authorities say the shooting happened early Saturday following a traffic stop...

January 18th, 2:11 PM CST
Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality
Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

The Nebraska State Patrol says a winter storm that raked the state Friday snarled traffic for hundreds of drivers and caused at least one death on Interstate 80. The patrol says that driver was killed around 11:30 a.m....

January 18th, 11:23 AM CST
UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public
UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

Want to try your hand at waterfowl or turkey hunting, but leery of the expense of buying blinds and decoys? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a solution. UNL's Outdoor Adventure Center is now offering that...

January 18th, 9:03 AM CST
2 men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged
2 men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Authorities in southeastern Nebraska say two Elmwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old James...

January 17th, 5:51 PM CST
Lake McConaughy patrons oppose changes to limit visitors
Lake McConaughy patrons oppose changes to limit visitors

A proposal by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission would drastically limit overnight campers and beachgoers at Nebraska's largest reservoir, Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska. The North Platte Telegraph reports the...

January 17th, 4:18 PM CST
TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun
TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Federal authorities say an Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha. A news release Friday from the federal Transportation...

January 17th, 3:10 PM CST
Snow, freezing rain rake eastern Nebraska on Friday
Snow, freezing rain rake eastern Nebraska on Friday

A winter weather system moving across the country is dropping snow, sleet and freezing rain on eastern Nebraska. Most schools in the region canceled classes and activities Friday ahead of the storm system. Most residents...

January 17th, 11:54 AM CST
Ex-city manager may temporarily lead Scottsbluff government
Ex-city manager may temporarily lead Scottsbluff government

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - Scottsbluff's former city manager likely will temporarily return to oversee city operations while officials look to permanently fill the position. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports the City...

January 17th, 8:10 AM CST
Kearney officials OK permit for gravel pit despite concerns
Kearney officials OK permit for gravel pit despite concerns

KEARNEY, Neb. - Officials have approved a permit that will allow a Hastings company to operate a gravel pit just east of Kearney despite objections from some neighbors. The Kearney City Council voted Tuesday night to grant...

January 17th, 6:46 AM CST
Technology could cut train crews from 2 to 1 but is it safe?
Technology could cut train crews from 2 to 1 but is it safe?

This year’s scheduled completion of a $15 billion automatic railroad braking system will bolster the industry’s argument for eliminating one of the two crew members in most locomotives. But labor groups argue that...

January 16th, 11:01 PM CST
Omaha woman says man tried to abduct her as she was jogging
Omaha woman says man tried to abduct her as she was jogging

Police are looking for a man they believe tried to abduct a woman as she jogged in near Hanscom Park in midtown Omaha. Police say the incident happened Sunday evening, when the 23-year-old woman reported that a man in his...

January 16th, 3:29 PM CST
County boosts security for trial in missing student's death
County boosts security for trial in missing student's death

BEATRICE, Neb. - Officials are boosting security at the Gage County Courthouse in Beatrice for the trial of a man accused of killing a college student in 2010. Josh Keadle has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in...

January 16th, 10:37 AM CST