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Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Nebraska officials are laying the groundwork for the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion program, but many people who will eventually qualify now face a long and difficult wait.


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind impact Midwest, Great Lakes

Powerful spring snow storm creating hazardous travel conditions in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions


3 Midwest states demand more power over river after floods

Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system.


Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year.


More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:48 a.m.

‘AK-47 bandit’ pleads guilty to Nebraska bank robbery

A Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Nebraska.


March magic: Nebraska’s sandhill crane migration gives new meaning to ‘flyover country’

More than a half-million sandhill cranes stop here each year as they migrate north.


Police call this mental health crisis program ‘a godsend.’ Could it work in Idaho?

The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies …


Bruce Dern released from hospital after fall while jogging

Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles.


‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ says Nebraska’s self-deprecating, new tourism campaign

Nebraska has an image problem. For four consecutive years, it’s come in dead last on a list of states that tourists are interested in visiting, according to the travel marketing …


Nebraska executes first inmate since 1997

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of a convicted murderer who had been on death row for nearly twice …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Firefighters battling wildfires in Kansas, Nebraska

Firefighters are battling dozens of wildfires in Kansas and Nebraska that have erupted since the weekend, even as calmer winds on Wednesday helped contain or extinguish most of them.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

June tornado caused $20M in damage to Nebraska air base

The Air Force says a tornado that tore through a Nebraska base last June caused nearly $20 million in damage.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Christmas card sent back and forth since 1941

For three quarters of a century, the same Christmas card featuring a Scottish man in a kilt has made its way through the mail either to or from a Nebraska …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil

TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe …


Man gets prison for sending strippers to neighbor’s house

A Nebraska man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sending prostitutes to strip on his neighbor’s front porch dozens of times over a three-year period.


Nebraska attorney general: 1937 killings of 2 lawmen solved

It was a phone call urging renewed scrutiny of the unsolved 1937 killings of two eastern-central Nebraska lawmen that helped lead to a re-examination and solving of the case, Nebraska …


Nebraska court ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Four Nebraska beer stores criticized for selling millions of cans each year to an American Indian reservation where alcohol is banned will remain closed after the state Supreme Court on …


Trial set for ‘AK-47 bandit’ suspect

A federal trial has been scheduled in Nebraska for a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.


Wheat virus reaching epidemic levels in Nebraska Panhandle

A wheat virus outbreak has reached epidemic levels and has been damaging fields and yields in the southern Nebraska Panhandle, authorities said.


Montana officials identify Nebraska man who fell into river

Officials in northwestern Montana have released the name of a 23-year-old Nebraska man who is missing after falling into the Flathead River near a hydroelectric dam.


Nebraska lawmaker quits after unsavory Women’s March tweet

An outspoken Nebraska state legislator who was fined for having cybersex using a state computer resigned Wednesday after causing further outrage by sending a tweet that implied participants at a …


Odd pattern brings rare November tornadoes to Iowa, Nebraska

Meteorologists say warmer weather has brought unusual November weather to Iowa and Nebraska: tornadoes.


Nebraska senator moonlights as driver for ride-sharing Uber

A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.


Garrison Keillor: From Trump Tower to Broken Bow

He should pick up his traps and move to Nebraska. He is leading in Nebraska, about 2-to-1. There are wonderful warmhearted people there who love and admire him, so he …


Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he’ll do whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump – including escorting people to the polls himself.


Empire build big lead and hold off Danger, advance to United Bowl

The Spokane Empire built a 28-point halftime lead and held off the Nebraska Danger 55-44 to win the Intense Conference championship on Sunday in front of a noisy crowd of …