- Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund to retire in April Updated: Feb-13-16 5:00 am
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund has announced he will retire in April.
- Truck inspection leads to 90 pounds of marijuana, arrest Updated: Feb-12-16 5:59 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A truck inspection in Lincoln led a state trooper to 90 pounds of marijuana and one arrest.
- Challenge to Nebraska's limit on paternity requests rejected Updated: Feb-12-16 5:19 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected Friday a constitutional challenge to the state's four-year statute of limitations on paternity requests in the case of a man who sought paternity and custody of an 8-year-old child born to a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair.
- Nebraska high court reverses landlord discrimination order Updated: Feb-12-16 1:57 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A white Lincoln landlord has been slow to respond to all of his tenants, regardless of their race and nationality, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday in a ruling reversing a housing discrimination order.
- Nebraska lifts only ban on packer-owned hogs in US Updated: Feb-12-16 12:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter.
- Ricketts approves bill to encourage organ donations Updated: Feb-12-16 11:49 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Organ donor statuses on Nebraska driver's licenses will remain in effect until a citizen asks to change it.
- Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase Updated: Feb-11-16 8:39 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers.
- Corrections director outlines plan for Lincoln facility Updated: Feb-10-16 9:20 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Transforming Nebraska's troubled prisons must begin by expanding and improving lower-security facilities, the state corrections director told lawmakers, who questioned whether such changes could be implemented quickly enough to avoid a possible federal lawsuit.
- New Nebraska Medicaid bill reopens old divide in hearing Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars reopened an old divide Wednesday before a Nebraska legislative committee.
- Bill would give judges 'escape valve' for mandatory minimums Updated: Feb-10-16 5:49 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska judges whose hands are tied by mandatory minimum sentences could have a way to overcome the restriction under a bill presented Wednesday to a legislative committee.
- Nebraska bill to loosen liability in police chases advances Updated: Feb-10-16 1:39 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Passengers in getaway cars could have a tougher time collecting legal damages if they are injured during a police chase under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.
- Nebraska net tax receipts higher than expected in January Updated: Feb-10-16 11:45 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's net tax receipts were slightly higher than estimated in January.
- Farmers, schools at odds over Ricketts property tax plan Updated: Feb-09-16 7:00 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts property tax plan is drawing praise from Nebraska's farming community and opposition from school officials, who would face new restrictions on their budget authority.
- Nebraska Supreme Court to hear former police chief's appeal Updated: Feb-09-16 7:13 am
SIDNEY, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Sidney's former police chief who was convicted of obstructing government operations.
- Senator: Oversight still needed for ACCESS Nebraska Updated: Feb-08-16 2:44 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The chairwoman of a committee that investigated problems with Nebraska's public benefits service says the system has improved, but lawmakers should continue their oversight.
- Nebraska mountain lion license plate bill sent to final vote Updated: Feb-08-16 11:55 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education.
- Nebraska fund would clarify financial onus of rape kit exams Updated: Feb-07-16 12:30 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Some Nebraska survivors of sexual assaults mistakenly receive statements for costs of medical exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting it, advocates say.
- Lawmakers pass bill to end ban on meatpacker-owned hogs Updated: Feb-05-16 5:06 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The nation's only ban on hogs owned by meatpackers was expected to end after Nebraska lawmakers voted Friday to repeal a state law designed to keep large processors from exerting too much leverage over small farms.
- Suspect arrested in dragging of Lincoln police officer Updated: Feb-05-16 3:40 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A man has been arrested in the dragging of a Lincoln police officer.
- Judge's order strikes down Nebraska ban on gay marriage Updated: Feb-05-16 2:58 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction striking down Nebraska's now-negated constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions.
- The Latest: Suspected tornado damages Army post in Georgia Updated: Feb-03-16 7:20 pm
The Latest on the winter storm system affecting a broad swath of the Midwest and Southern U.S. (all times local):
- Hunting, tourism groups support hike to Nebraska permit fees Updated: Feb-03-16 6:43 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Hunters and anglers in Nebraska might have to pay more for permits under a bill endorsed Wednesday by sporting groups, conservationists and the tourism industry.
- Interstate 80 set to reopen Wednesday afternoon Updated: Feb-03-16 3:03 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Roads Department says Interstate 80 will reopen in both directions Wednesday afternoon.
- Patrol releases name of northeast Nebraska crash victim Updated: Feb-03-16 7:21 am
MACY, Nebraska - Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a rollover crash in northeast Nebraska.
- 2 Nebraska agriculture groups endorse Ricketts tax package Updated: Feb-02-16 12:29 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Two leading agriculture groups have endorsed Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' plan to slow the growth of property taxes.