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 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    January 22, 2014

Man shot by Scottsbluff officer is in hospital

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A 29-year-old man remained in a Scottsbluff hospital Wednesday after being shot by a police officer during a standoff, the Nebraska State Patrol said. Matthew Schwab was listed in stable condition at Regional West Medical... Full story

 By Associated Press    Community    January 20, 2014

9 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant. Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said Monday that nine...

 By Nelson Lampe - Associated Press    Sports    December 30, 2013

TD run by 7-year-old voted top Nebraska story

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A touchdown run by a 7-year-old boy with cancer has been voted by Associated Press newspaper and broadcaster members as the top Nebraska news story for 2013. The 69-yard scamper by...

 By Jennifer Agiesta - Associated Press    Opinion    December 26, 2013

Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year's Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. What the public thought of 2013: GOOD YEAR OR GOOD...

 By Associated Press    News    December 9, 2013

Wyo. man arrested after crash kills Neb. woman

OSHKOSH, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another. The Nebraska State Patrol says 45-year-old Edward Hood of Sheridan, Wyo., was arrested after the Saturday...

 By Matt Volz Associated Press    News    December 4, 2013

Cold snap felt across Rockies, Midwest

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wintry storm pushing through the Rockies and Midwest is bringing bitterly cold temperatures and treacherous driving conditions blamed in at least six deaths as it threatens crops as far south as California. The wind chill... Full story

 By The Associated Press    Community    November 15, 2013

Religion News Briefs

Bishops elect Louisville archbishop new president BALTIMORE (AP) — The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops have elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Kentucky to be their new president as they grapple with changing priorities under Pope Francis. Kurtz,...

 By Associated Press    News    October 1, 2013

Americans anxious, irritated as gov't shuts down

NEW YORK (AP) — The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday threw into turmoil the household finances of some federal workers, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks. Park... Full story

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    May 9, 2013

Afghan president says US wants to keep 9 bases

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops withdraw in 2014 which is fine as long as America makes “security and economic guarantees” in exchange, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday in...

 By Associated Press    Community    May 7, 2013

Wet spring brings troubling start to corn planting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant. Like so many other Midwest growers who were praying for rain during the recent drought, he’s now pining for enough...

 By Associated Press    Community    May 7, 2013

Peanut butter cover-up alleged at Omaha school

OMAHA (AP) — The Nebraska State Board of Education on Tuesday suspended the certificates of two teachers who tried to hide how a student with a peanut allergy tasted a peanut butter sandwich. Board spokeswoman Betty Van Deventer said the board...

 By Associated Press    News    May 4, 2013

Jurors get case in Arias murder trial

PHOENIX — Jurors were given final instructions Friday in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. They got the case after hearing closing arguments from both sides, with...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    May 3, 2013

Lawyer for Jodi Arias makes closing arguments

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for Jodi Arias began his closing argument Friday by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don’t like her. Arias smiled...

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 3, 2013

Miller forges ahead without pass-rushing partner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has a couple of new pass-rushing partners. What he really needs with Elvis Dumervil bolting to Baltimore is a new nickname. Upon joining the Denver Broncos in 2011, Miller proclaimed that Dumervil was...

 By Associated Press    News    May 3, 2013

Boston Marathon suspect's remains claimed

BOSTON — A mortuary familiar with Muslim services will handle funeral arrangements for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a gunbattle with police after an intense manhunt, a funeral director said Friday. Peter Stefan,...

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 2, 2013

Study: Adults minimize steroid use as problem

NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds that American adults rank steroid use among adolescents as less of a problem than alcohol, bullying, marijuana and sexually transmitted diseases. The study was co-commissioned by baseball’s Hall of Fame and released...

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 2, 2013

Damian Lillard is NBA Rookie of the Year

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It’s unanimous: Damian Lillard is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. No, it never was in question. Lillard, the sixth overall pick in last June’s draft out of Weber State, led all rookies with a 19-point scoring average. He...

 By Associated Press    Sports    May 2, 2013

Obama meets Husker Jack

(AP) – The 7-year-old cancer patient who became an Internet sensation for his touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring football game has yet another fan — President Barack Obama. Jack Hoffman, his...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    May 2, 2013

Warren Buffett says women key to nation's prosperity

OMAHA (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women. Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for For...

 By Associated Press    Community    May 2, 2013

Report shows persistence of TV violence

NEW YORK (AP) – Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting. A study of 392 prime-time scripted...

 By Associated Press    Community    May 2, 2013

Little discipline for foreclosure lawyers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida’s mortgage crisis began about six years ago, banks have agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle allegations that they wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners. Prosecutors have charged loan servicers...

 By Associated Press    Obituaries    May 2, 2013

Woman believed to be oldest Nebraskan dies at 112

ALBION, Neb. (AP) — A woman believed to have been Nebraska’s oldest resident has died at the age of 112. Alice Packard with Levander Funeral Home in Albion said Thursday that Mabel Steiner Ragan died Tuesday at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan...

 By Associated Press    Community    May 2, 2013

North Platte experienced driest 365 days on record

NORTH PLATTE (AP) – North Platte has just experienced its driest 365-day period in recorded history, according to National Weather Service records. The service said 7.23 inches of rain fell between April 28, 2012, and Saturday. The office recorded...

 By Associated Press    News    May 2, 2013

Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association has spent much of the past year under siege, ardently defending gun rights following mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut and fighting back against mounting pressure for stricter laws in...

 By Associated Press    Community    May 1, 2013

Smartphones help patients carry medical records

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hospitals and clinics are replacing paper files with sophisticated electronic health records. And although some systems can’t share information with each other, which could be a serious problem in an emergency, smartphones...


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