- Campaign seeks to put Nebraska's death penalty on the ballot Updated: Jun-01-15 6:04 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Death penalty supporters on Monday announced a campaign to ask voters to reinstate capital punishment in Nebraska after lawmakers voted to abolish it.
- Ricketts kicks off planning sessions to find efficiencies Updated: Jun-01-15 11:00 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is kicking off a series of planning sessions within his administration to try to deliver services that people expect at a lower cost.
- Nebraska hit-and-run suspect stopped, arrested in Lincoln Updated: Jun-01-15 10:55 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska authorities say a driver who fled from a fatal collision has been arrested in Lincoln.
- Lawyer ordered to pay $15,000 in long-running lawsuit Updated: May-31-15 7:58 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Nebraska judge has ordered a lawyer to pay $15,000 for filing frivolous motions in a long-running lawsuit dispute over a defunct insurance company's assets.
- What's up with Nebraska? State shows independent streak Updated: May-31-15 1:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - What's up with Nebraska?
- K2 continues to vex prosecutors, legal landscape still hazy Updated: May-31-15 10:39 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - It seems no one's on the same page when it comes to K2 in Nebraska.
- Governor: Nebraska to proceed with executions of 10 inmates Updated: May-29-15 8:38 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says lawmakers' repeal of the death penalty won't stop his administration from proceeding with executions of 10 people already sentenced to death.
- Nebraska lawmakers conclude historic 2015 session Updated: May-29-15 8:27 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers concluded a historic 2015 session Friday marked by high-profile votes to raise the gas tax, allow driver's licenses for certain immigrant youths brought to the country illegally and abolish the death penalty.
- Nebraska court upholds return of baby to biological parents Updated: May-29-15 3:52 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A judge was right to return a baby to its biological parents, who had given up the child for adoption in 2013 to friends who could not have children of their own, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Nebraska death penalty backers consider challenges to repeal Updated: May-28-15 6:27 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Death penalty supporters are looking to challenge the Nebraska Legislature's landmark repeal vote.
- Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths Updated: May-28-15 6:09 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor.
- Nebraska state Sen. Nordquist to resign from Legislature Updated: May-28-15 11:08 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist is resigning from the Legislature to take a job with Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford.
- Ricketts vetoes driver's licenses bill for immigrant youth Updated: May-27-15 10:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Wednesday that would end Nebraska's status as the only state to ban driving privileges for young people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.
- Nebraska senators scrap medical marijuana for the year Updated: May-27-15 3:44 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The sponsor of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska pulled the bill from the Legislature's agenda on Wednesday, citing a flurry of other divisive votes senators have had to defend recently - including a repeal of the death penalty.
- Nebraska inches closer to allowing meatpacker-owned hogs Updated: May-26-15 10:28 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers moved one step closer Tuesday to lifting the state's ban on meatpacker-owned hogs, despite objections by senators who say it protects small and independent producers.
- Nebraska senators back bill to register peddlers, hawkers Updated: May-26-15 11:17 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Peddlers and hawkers would have to register with counties before knocking on doors under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.
- Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison Updated: May-25-15 1:41 pm
TECUMSEH, Nebraska - A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.
- Death penalty foes see Nebraska vote as momentum-builder Updated: May-24-15 9:59 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - With Nebraska on the brink of outlawing the death penalty, opponents of capital punishment hope this week's veto-override vote in the Legislature will build momentum for their cause in other Republican states.
- ACLU of Nebraska: Lethal injection docs raise new questions Updated: May-22-15 7:40 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Nebraska civil liberties group says records detailing the state's purchase of lethal injection drugs are likely to prompt more costly litigation.
- Court: Nebraska wrongly ended girl's home care benefits Updated: May-22-15 5:22 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was wrong to end Medicaid benefits that had helped a woman care for her profoundly disabled daughter at home for more than a decade, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a case that could affect how the department determines the eligibility of other children with long-term care needs.
- Nebraska senators urge EPA to back biofuels industry Updated: May-22-15 2:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to continue its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline for fuel.
- Nebraska high court upholds woman's life sentence for murder Updated: May-22-15 11:35 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court has affirmed the life sentence of a woman who killed her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother in 2013.
- Nebraska senators pass cannabis study for seizure sufferers Updated: May-21-15 4:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.
- Nebraska mandatory minimum sentences stuck in place for now Updated: May-20-15 6:41 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill to limit mandatory minimum sentences for crimes like robbery, assault on a police officer and certain drug offenses will not pass in the Nebraska Legislature this year.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts approves new two-year state budget Updated: May-20-15 4:42 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a new two-year budget on Wednesday that includes $408 million for property tax reductions and lower-than-average state spending growth.