Iowa House OKs legalization of sports betting, sends bill to Reynolds

A bill to legalize sports betting in Iowa is headed to the desk of Gov. Kim Reynolds after it passed the state's House on Monday on a 67-31 vote. It cleared the Senate last week by a vo... Read More

Authorities Identify Driver In Flood Detour Fatality

NEBRASKA CITY -- Local authorities say the body of a man killed in a Highway 75 accident late Wednesday night has not been positively identified, but the Associated Press is reporting this afternoon that the crash victim is the owner of a  vehic... Read More

UNK Inducts 59 New Members Into Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society In Education

KEARNEY-- Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 59 education majors have been invited and inducted into its membership through the Eta Phi chapter at UNK. The initiation ceremony took place on April... Read More

$48 Million Approved So Far For Nebraska Flood Disaster

LINCOLN – A month after a major disaster declaration, more than $48 million in federal funding has been approved for Nebraskans recovering from flooding. FEMA has approved $19.2 million in individual assistance, which includes repairs and housin... Read More

Former show choir director accused of taking more than $200,000 from the group's account

GRAND ISLAND — A former music teacher at Grand Island Northwest High School who is accused of taking more than $200,000 from the school’s show choir account appeared in court Monday. David Sackschewsky, 46, has been charged with theft and four... Read More

North Carolina man arrested after attempting to kidnap 14-year-old girl, Lincoln police say

A North Carolina man was arrested by Lincoln police after they say he attempted to kidnap a 14-year-old girl and take her to live with him in Wisconsin. The 27-year-old man had been in contact with the girl through social media and chat ... Read More

California man who drove 4 mph, then 147 mph, arrested on Interstate 80 near Kearney

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a California man Saturday who is accused of driving under the influence of drugs while driving 4 mph and, later, 147 mph on Interstate 80. About 12:40 a.m., a trooper spotted a Ford Mustang driving... Read More

Father and Son Injured in Motorcycle Accident

BEATRICE – An Adams man and his son were injured in a motorcycle accident Friday night, which happened at about eight o’clock. Gage County Sheriff’s officers say the westbound motorcycle operated by 44-year-old Chad Yost hit a patch of loose... Read More

Citizen Scientists Search For Salamanders, Frogs

SHUBERT – UNL Herpetologist Dennis Ferraro encouraged citizen scientists to help monitor Nebraska’s salamanders and other amphibians during a Saturday presentation at Indian Cave State Park. Tiger salamanders are still found in Nebraska’... Read More

Six-year-old Bellevue girl dies after being hit by SUV

A 6-year-old Bellevue girl died after being hit by an SUV Sunday evening near South 25th and Harrison Streets, Bellevue police said. Paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl en route to Nebraska Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. ... Read More

Medicaid expansion could reduce benefits to some 25,000 Nebraskans now on the program

LINCOLN — The state’s plan for carrying out voter-approved Medicaid expansion could mean taking away some health care services from about 25,000 low-income Nebraskans. That’s because Department of Health and Human Services officials intend t... Read More