Former School Superintendent Enters Plea To Wire Fraud

LINCOLN – Paul Sellon, a former school superintendent at Hamburg, Iowa, and at the Santee Sioux reservation, entered a guilty plea in federal court Thursday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say they will ... Read More

Flash flood watch in effect tonight through Tuesday evening

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for * A portion of southeast Nebraska, northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, including the following areas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Atchison, Nodaway, Holt and Andrew. * Fr... Read More

Civil rights commission plans to shine light on adequacy of mental health care in prisons

LINCOLN — The Nebraska committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission plans to investigate whether Nebraska prison inmates get adequate mental health care during a hearing next month. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, who chairs the the Nebraska Advis... Read More

Flood notes: FEMA extends deadline for Nebraskans to apply for disaster aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for Nebraskans to apply for disaster assistance. Homeowners, renters and business owners in designated counties now have until June 19 to register for federal aid. ... Read More

EPA Helps Johnson County Central Replace Old Diesel Bus

TECUMSEH – Johnson County Central is among four Nebraska schools to receiving Environmental Protection Agency funds to replace older diesel school buses. The new buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems, such as asthma and... Read More

Women Airlifted From Highway 59 Crash

SIDNEY – Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports serious injuries after a Saturn Aura struck a tree on Highway 59 south of Shenandoah on Wednesday. Shenandoah Fire and Rescue used the “jaws of life” to free the trapped driver, 39-year-... Read More

Iowans have until July 1 to apply for federal disaster assistance

Western Iowans with property damaged by flooding have until July 1 to apply for federal assistance. A story in Wednesday’s World-Herald listed incorrect deadlines. Individual aid is available to renters, homeowners and busines... Read More

Johnson County Approves Emergency Debris Removal

TECUMSEH - The Johnson County Board approved a debris management plan at its meeting Tuesday. Emergency Management Director Amanda Burki said the plan guides the disposal of debris in case of an emergency, such as a destructive tornado. Burki a... Read More

As key decision in ACLU lawsuit looms, state says Corrections has improved conditions, facilities

LINCOLN — Lawyers for the state are pushing back on allegations in a federal lawsuit that conditions in the overcrowded state prison system deny inmates their right to decent health care and living conditions. In a 108-page brief filed Tuesday, ... Read More

Fundraising underway for pit crew member critically injured at Eagle Raceway

Fundraising efforts are underway to help a Lincoln man critically injured in a pit row crash at Eagle Raceway. Justin Vanderharr, 35, remained in critical condition Tuesday at Bryan Medical Center’s west campus in Lincoln, a hospital s... Read More

Percival Woman Among Flood Victims Waiting For Dry Path

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when - or if - they will be able to re... Read More