Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks on 'notion of empathy' in life and work at UNL

When Satya Nadella got his first job at Microsoft in 1992, he made it through the grueling seven-hour interview of coding and puzzle exercises only to be stumped by one scenario question at the end: ... Read More

Omaha's Anti-Slumlord Plan a Go, Sort of

Omaha, NE.—Seven months after Omaha's Yale Park Apartments were shut down in the face of two-thousand code violations, Omaha has a new anti-slumlord ordinance, sort of. In an unexpected move Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has decided not to veto the ... Read More

Wymore Man Pleads No Contest to Sex Offense, Child Abuse

BEATRICE – A 34-year-old Wymore man will be sentenced June 19th, after pleading no contest to charges involving a minor. Brenton DeGunia entered the pleas before Judge Rick Schreiner Wednesday in Gage County District Court, to charges of incest ... Read More

Man Facing Lancaster County Sex Charges, Sentenced in Gage County Case

BEATRICE – A 50-year-old Beatrice man facing two Lancaster County charges of first-degree sexual assault of a minor, has been sentenced to probation in a Gage County case. Scott Buck, Sr. was sentenced Wednesday to a total of nine years on proba... Read More

Faculty Contract Approved by Southeast Community College Board

BEATRICE – Southeast Community College and the school’s Faculty Association have reached agreement on a new three-year contract for instructors. It covers nearly 350 full-time employees of the community college and was finalized 130 days ahead of... Read More

Southeast Community College Health Sciences Project Underway

BEATRICE – The guaranteed maximum cost of a new Health Sciences Addition on the Lincoln Campus of Southeast Community College has been approved by the school’s board of governors. Meeting in Lincoln Tuesday, the SCC Board set the maximum at ju... Read More

Omaha police helicopter makes emergency landing; no one injured

Pilots on an Omaha Police Department helicopter had to make an emergency landing Tuesday morning after a mechanical failure. The pilots on board, Officers Dustin Hill and Matthew Baughman, were not injured. The mechanical failure occurred short... Read More

Caesars, operator of Harrah's and Horseshoe, names new CEO amid reports of potential sale

Caesars Entertainment, operator of Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos and the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, is appointing a gambling-industry veteran as its new chief executive. The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He... Read More

Group files paperwork to raise funds for possible Stothert recall effort

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert could face a recall effort. The Coalition to Recall Stothert filed paperwork April 11 with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission to raise funds for a possible recall petition, according to the gr... Read More

Three's Pieces Autism Awareness Group, ESU District 5 partner for Autism/Disability Resource Night Tuesday

FAIRBURY - On Tuesday night, Fairbury-based non-profit Three's Pieces Autism Awareness Group, in cooperation with Beatrice's Educational Services Unit District 5, hosted "Autism/Disability Resource Night" at Fairbury High School's Burkley Fine Arts... Read More

Omaha man who was huffing before crash into Crane Coffee shop gets prison time

An Omaha man who admitted to huffing compressed air before a crash that injured four people has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jake Yestingsmeier, 34, pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of driving while intoxicated and causing bodil... Read More