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LPS officials explored using federal relief money for stipends but say state advised against it
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The advice raised questions about how Omaha Public Schools — which saw a mass exodus of teachers this summer — was able to use its federal money for bonuses.
Identical twins, 93, enjoy life at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont
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'Hero' dog alerts Lincoln couple to overnight house fire
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"She's the hero," Bobbi Adams said. "We're always getting after her for barking, but this time it was a good thing."
Judge dismisses police, EMTs and jailers from lawsuit over woman's death at Sarpy County Jail
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"At most, their quick evaluation and failure to follow Bellevue Fire procedures was grossly negligent, but that is not enough," Chief U.S. District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. wrote.
Sarah Browning: Get jump on next year's lawn
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With less weed pressure and more fall moisture, it's the perfect time to get cool-season turfgrasses growing by preparing the soil and laying down seed.
Omaha police seek suspect in fatal shooting
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Omaha police officers were called to Florence Tower on Friday morning to investigate a shooting. When they arrived, they found a dead person inside one of the apartments.
Lincoln’s Covid 19 Death Toll Still Climbing
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Lincoln, NE (August 12, 2022)  Two more people have died from Covid 19 in Lincoln. Both were...
Vandals sink pieces of Louisville park's popular floating playground
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The park hopes to reopen the floating playground by next weekend, but it's not making any promises.
Inmate Missing From Corrections Facility Arrested By Lincoln Police
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LINCOLN–(KFOR Aug. 12)–Lincoln Police on Wednesday arrested a missing inmate from the Community Corrections Center in Omaha...
Lancaster County Invites Residents to Attend Community Visioning Sessions
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Lincoln, NE – (August 12, 2022) Lancaster County Commissioners are inviting residents to play an integral role...
67,000 tons: Nebraskans' 1942 scrap metal drive paved way to victory in WWII
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Nebraska's scrap metal drive 80 years ago proved so successful that it was replicated across the U.S. The effort energized the homefront during a difficult time, and it arguably shortened WWII.
Watch now: Lincoln, Lancaster County announce $5 million in grants to tourism nonprofits hurt by the pandemic
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Fifteen tourism nonprofits got federal stimulus grants to help them recover losses they suffered during the pandemic. Awardees range from the Lincoln Children's Zoo to Flatwater Shakespeare Co.
$85M health education building at Kearney will move NU toward filling rural health shortages
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The University of Nebraska Medical Center predicts a shortage of 5,435 nurses by 2025.
Nebraska state troopers find 100 pounds of pot during I-80 traffic stop
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Two Wisconsin residents were arrested after Nebraska state troopers reported finding more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.
Leading Off: 'If Jackson Browne and Taylor Swift had a baby,' it might be Lincoln's Ingrid Griffin
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"Red Cup" is Ingrid Griffin's fifth song to be released. She grew up loving musical theater and began her collegiate studies at USC with a focus on acting.
Nearly $5 Million Awarded to 15 Tourism Nonprofits
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Lincoln, NE (August 11, 2022) City of Lincoln and Lancaster County officials today announced their allocation of...
Lincoln wins $23 million federal grant to build new bus transfer station
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A federal grant for a bus transfer station will allow city officials to replace the existing site near the Gold's Building downtown with a station with many more amenities.
Farm fresh: Waverly middle schooler introduces local beef to school lunch
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WAVERLY – Thanks to a soon-to-be Waverly Middle School eighth grader, School District 145 students will enjoy a beefed up version of the food that appears on their trays, for at least a week’s worth of meals.
Lincoln City Council proposed budget changes would take $1.5 million more from cash reserves
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Proposals include adding $1 million to a little-used business incentive called the Fast Forward Fund and adding money to pay incentives for homeowners buying more efficient heating and cooling systems.
Lincoln City Council chairwoman back after being injured in a car accident in June
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Lincoln City Council Chairwoman Tammy Ward presided over budget and council meetings this week, after more than a month's absence because of injuries she suffered in a car accident.
Former Lincoln fun center slated to become boxing club and arena
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Southside Boxing has a contract to buy the former Champions Fun Center, which it plans to use for training, as well as boxing and MMA matches.
Transgender inmate loses lawsuit over prison's treatment for her gender dysphoria
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"Without medical evidence, no reasonable jury could conclude that the providers were deliberately indifferent to Doe’s serious medical need," U.S. District Judge Brian C. Buescher wrote.
Watch now: FBI director visits Omaha field office days after search at Trump's estate
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FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke to reporters Wednesday at the FBI's Omaha field office, days after the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's estate.
Man dies from injuries sustained in Benson house fire
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A 71-year-old man critically injured Saturday in a fire at his Benson neighborhood home has died.
Judge orders Omahan charged in weekend slaying to be held on no bail
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The prosecutor said in court that Dayton Wenz and Jordan Humphrey met up so Wenz could buy Xanax from Humphrey. Wenz reportedly grabbed the bag of Xanax and ran off.