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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CST
News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CST

Omaha police say they're searching for a pair of suspects in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood south of downtown. Officers were called to the area around 2:40 p.m....

Signs seek to slow traffic at Papillion intersection

Signs seek to slow traffic at Papillion intersection

The city of Papillion is using signs to try to slow traffic at a downtown intersection where a 10-year-old girl was fatally hit by a car earlier this year.

Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US

Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US

As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too.

Omaha police investigating death of man in yard as homicide

Omaha police investigating death of man in yard as homicide

Omaha police are investigating the death of a man found in a yard as a homicide.

Man pleads no contest in crash that killed UNL band member

Man pleads no contest in crash that killed UNL band member

A Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to motor vehicle homicide charges stemming from a 2018 crash that killed a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band.

8 Nebraska State Fair workers lose jobs amid restructuring

8 Nebraska State Fair workers lose jobs amid restructuring

Eight full-time employees at the Nebraska State Fair have lost their jobs.

Flood fixes for prominent Nebraska trail may take 1-2 years

Flood fixes for prominent Nebraska trail may take 1-2 years

It could take up to two years to repair a 195-mile-long trail in northern Nebraska after major flooding damaged several segments used by bikers, hikers, runners and horse-riders.

Omaha gets $4.7 million federal grant for 11 new buses

Omaha gets $4.7 million federal grant for 11 new buses

Omaha is receiving a $4.7 million federal grant to help buy new city buses to replace older buses in its fleet.

Blowing snow causing problems on Nebraska roadways

Blowing snow causing problems on Nebraska roadways

Officials with the Nebraska State Patrol are warning against travel in the state’s Panhandle region, where strong winds and snow are creating blizzard-like conditions.

The Latest: 3 children missing in Arizona after heavy rains

The Latest: 3 children missing in Arizona after heavy rains

The Latest on powerful holiday weekend storm (all times local):

Downtown Omaha park closing for project construction

Downtown Omaha park closing for project construction

Officials say Heartland of America Park in downtown Omaha will be closing Monday for construction.

Holiday travelers warned to be aware of powerful storm

Holiday travelers warned to be aware of powerful storm

A powerful storm making its way east from California is expected to bring intensifying snow and ice to the Midwest during the year’s busiest travel weekend.

Man killed in Omaha shooting

Man killed in Omaha shooting

Omaha police are investigating a fatal shooting.

4 children killed in Thanksgiving Day crash in Kansas

4 children killed in Thanksgiving Day crash in Kansas

Authorities say four children have been killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash.

Trial set for 2 accused of shooting car theft suspect

Trial set for 2 accused of shooting car theft suspect

Two people accused in the shooting death of a man suspected of stealing a friend’s car are scheduled for trial next year in western Iowa.

Union Pacific sues to nullify old jobs pact with Texas city

Union Pacific sues to nullify old jobs pact with Texas city

Union Pacific wants a court to invalidate an 1872 pact requiring it to keep a certain number of railroad jobs in the Texas town of Palestine indefinitely.

Nebraska man gets 7 years for child porn possession

Nebraska man gets 7 years for child porn possession

A Lincoln man accused of possessing and sharing child pornography has been imprisoned.

Service issues blizzard warnings for northwest Nebraska

Service issues blizzard warnings for northwest Nebraska

By The Associated Press

Man fatally injured when knocked off top of viaduct

Man fatally injured when knocked off top of viaduct

Authorities say a man was fatally injured when he was knocked off the top of a viaduct in eastern Nebraska.

Firefighters rescue woman from burning Plattsmouth house

Firefighters rescue woman from burning Plattsmouth house

Authorities say firefighters have rescued a woman from her burning home in the eastern Nebraska city of Plattsmouth.

Infant dies; new charge filed against his father in Omaha

Infant dies; new charge filed against his father in Omaha

An Omaha man whose 4-month-old son died of a brain injury has been accused of child abuse resulting in death.

Man gets 10 years for conspiracy in immigrant worker case

Man gets 10 years for conspiracy in immigrant worker case

A man accused of providing to companies workers in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to harbor those people.

Nurse practitioner, farmer to be honored at Heroes Game

Nurse practitioner, farmer to be honored at Heroes Game

A nurse practitioner from Iowa and a Nebraska farmer who died trying to rescue motorists will be honored Friday at the Heroes Game in Lincoln between the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Hawkeyes of the...

Lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

Lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

An Omaha woman who contracted hepatitis A after eating blackberries she bought at a Fresh Thyme grocery store has sued the company.

Today in Nebraska-December

Today in Nebraska-December

By The Associated Press

North Platte hospital reports ransomware attack

North Platte hospital reports ransomware attack

A North Platte hospital is investigating a cyberattack that officials say has not compromised patient information.

Strong winds whip up snow, hampering Nebraska, Iowa travel

Strong winds whip up snow, hampering Nebraska, Iowa travel

By The Associated Press

Man wants to withdraw plea made on manslaughter charge

Man wants to withdraw plea made on manslaughter charge

A man accused of fatally shooting a Lincoln resident wants to take back pleas he entered.

2 charged with killing woman in southwest Nebraska

2 charged with killing woman in southwest Nebraska

Two people already charged with kidnapping two people have been accused of killing one, whose body was found in a drainage pipe in southwest Nebraska.

The Latest: 12 inches of snow projected in Minnesota areas

The Latest: 12 inches of snow projected in Minnesota areas

The Latest on the pre-Thanksgiving wintry storm (all times local):

US travelers brace for snowy Thanksgiving, ‘bomb cyclone’

US travelers brace for snowy Thanksgiving, ‘bomb cyclone’

A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska is marching into the upper Midwest as anxious Thanksgiving travelers brace for a busy, if not perilous,...

Iowa farmers set to receive $767 million in trade payments

Iowa farmers set to receive $767 million in trade payments

Iowa farmers are set to receive the most government payments to offset damage from the U.S.’s ongoing trade war with China.

Child abuse charge against city councilman dropped

Child abuse charge against city councilman dropped

Authorities have dropped a child abuse charge that was leveled against a city councilman in the Omaha suburb of Papillion.

Snow already covering several Nebraska highways

Snow already covering several Nebraska highways

By The Associated Press

Sentencing set for driver in crash death of passenger

Sentencing set for driver in crash death of passenger

A Columbus man is scheduled to be sentenced in January for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Businesses upset at being forced out of western Iowa mall

Businesses upset at being forced out of western Iowa mall

Some business owners at a western Iowa mall say they’re upset at being forced out of the building by the end of the year.

Car driver dies after colliding with truck near Lincoln

Car driver dies after colliding with truck near Lincoln

Authorities say a car driver died after his vehicle collided with a truck just north of the Lincoln Airport.

Staff shortages prompt longer shifts Nebraska prison

Staff shortages prompt longer shifts Nebraska prison

Another Nebraska prison is switching to 12-hour shifts for correctional employees in response to persistent staffing shortages.

Police say woman walking across street fatally stuck by car

Police say woman walking across street fatally stuck by car

Authorities say a woman died at a hospital after she was struck by a car while crossing a northwest Omaha street.

Ricketts says he’ll try to keep TD Ameritrade jobs in Omaha

Ricketts says he’ll try to keep TD Ameritrade jobs in Omaha

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’ll try to persuade Charles Schwab to maintain a presence in Omaha following news that the online brokerage is buying rival TD Ameritrade and moving the combined company’s headquarters to...

Remains of missing woman found; 3 people arrested

Remains of missing woman found; 3 people arrested

Authorities say they’ve found the remains of a missing woman in southwest Nebraska and arrested three people suspected of involvement in her disappearance and in the kidnapping of another woman.

Woman who shot mom found not guilty by reason of insanity

Woman who shot mom found not guilty by reason of insanity

A woman accused of using a BB gun in trying to kill her mother at a western Nebraska motel has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Man who locked kids in bedroom gets 4-year prison term

Man who locked kids in bedroom gets 4-year prison term

A northeast Nebraska man has been given four years in prison for locking two of his children in a bedroom and denying them food.

Man charged with death of girlfriend’s 19-month-old daughter

Man charged with death of girlfriend’s 19-month-old daughter

A 23-year-old Sioux City man has been charged with murder 15 months after the death of his girlfriend’s child.

Winter storm warning for SE Wyoming, NE Colorado, W Nebraska

Winter storm warning for SE Wyoming, NE Colorado, W Nebraska

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, saying heavy snow in the region could hamper travel during Thanksgiving week.

State to release pheasants in 14 wildlife areas

State to release pheasants in 14 wildlife areas

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is releasing rooster pheasants at 14 wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Nebraska State Patrol says Phelps County deputy arrested

Nebraska State Patrol says Phelps County deputy arrested

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Phelps County sheriff’s deputy on suspicion of third-degree assault and child abuse for an altercation that left a 15-year-old girl with a black eye.

State seeks hunter comments on duck zones and goose units

State seeks hunter comments on duck zones and goose units

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has set a Nov. 30 deadline for public comments on potential changes to duck zone and goose unit boundaries.

Airports in Nebraska, Iowa to receive federal grants

Airports in Nebraska, Iowa to receive federal grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced it will award $6.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to the Ainsworth Regional Airport in western Nebraska and another $5.5 million to two airports in Iowa.

Long-term fix found for Wyoming, Nebraska irrigation tunnel

Long-term fix found for Wyoming, Nebraska irrigation tunnel

Local officials say they’ve found a long-term fix for a tunnel failure that left a large area of Wyoming and Nebraska farmland without irrigation water.

Virus sees classes in eastern Nebraska district canceled

Virus sees classes in eastern Nebraska district canceled

Classes in Arlington, about 35 miles northwest of Omaha, have been cancelled because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus.

Woman severely injured in deer attack in southern Nebraska

Woman severely injured in deer attack in southern Nebraska

Nebraska wildlife officials say a woman was attacked and severely injured by a deer in south-central Nebraska this week.

Nebraska eases restrictions to address propane shortage

Nebraska eases restrictions to address propane shortage

Nebraska is temporarily lifting weight restrictions on trucks carrying propane to address a shortage of heating fuels.

Southeast Nebraska county eyes tougher wind-energy rules

Southeast Nebraska county eyes tougher wind-energy rules

Officials in a southeast Nebraska county are considering a change to their local wind-energy regulations at the request of a group that opposes the growing presence of wind farms in rural areas.

Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

A man is charged with a dozen counts stemming from a deer poaching investigation in south-central Nebraska.

Man in motorized wheelchair fatally struck crossing street

Man in motorized wheelchair fatally struck crossing street

Authorities say a man in a motorized wheelchair crossing a street was fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle on the west side of Lincoln.

Paraeducator accused of sex texts with boy is sentenced

Paraeducator accused of sex texts with boy is sentenced

A paraeducator accused of exchanging sexual text messages with a Hastings High School freshman has been given jail time and a year of probation.

Sarpy County commissioners cutting salaries by $95 a year

Sarpy County commissioners cutting salaries by $95 a year

Sarpy County commissioners are cutting the county pay for their posts by $95 a year.

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

By REESE DUNKLIN, MATT SEDENSKY and MITCH WEISS Associated Press