House passes immigration bill named for Omaha Officer Kerrie Orozco, for family of first responders

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than three years since a wanted fugitive’s bullet made Hector Orozco a single father. Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco was attempting to serve a felony... Read More

79-year-old Alma man who was reported missing has been found in Texas

UPDATE: Harold "Gene" Benton has been found safe in Texas. ---- The Nebraska State Patrol and Harlan County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Nebraska man. Harold “Gene” Benton, 79,... Read More

Proposal to lower standards for potential teachers withdrawn after Gov. Ricketts' objections

A proposal to open up Nebraska’s teacher-prep pipeline has been derailed. Gov. Pete Ricketts objected to a proposal that would have eased testing requirements for applicants to teacher-education programs. The proposal was withdrawn by the Nebras... Read More

Police Looking for Help in Omaha Kidnapping and Murder Case

OMAHA -- The Omaha Police Department is requesting the assistance of anyone who may have a connection to murder suspect Jeremiah Connelly. According to a news release, the OPD is still in the early stages of its investigation into the disappearanc... Read More

Christmas Pot-Giving Couple Gets Probation

YORK – The elderly man and woman from California who said their intention in hauling 60 pounds of marijuana was to give it away as Christmas gifts have been given probation. Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 70, appeared in York County Distr... Read More

Northeast Nebraska woman charged with locking child in basement

MACY, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska woman has been arrested on charges that she locked her 10-year-old foster son in a basement storage room. The Lincoln Journal Star reports federal prosecutors charged 34-year-old Krista Parker, of Macy, wit... Read More

There's still time to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Here's how

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale wants Nebraskans to take advantage of it. To vote in the Nov. 6 general election, Nebraskans must register to vote by Oct. 26. “September is... Read More

'She was a very beautiful girl': Parents distraught about 22-year-old woman's disappearance, slaying

William Way began to weep as he remembered his daughter, whose body was discovered dumped in a ravine near Fremont. "She was a very beautiful girl," he said Monday. Jeanna Wilcoxen, 22, also had a 4-year-old boy, Jace. "She lov... Read More

Keystone XL pipeline's alternative route would have minimal impact, State Department says

LINCOLN — The U.S. State Department, in response to a judge's order, has reported that an alternative route for the Keystone XL pipeline would pose "negligible to moderate" threats to groundwater and other natural resources. The 340-p... Read More

Nebraska Sen. Anna Wishart will introduce medical cannabis bill in early 2019

LINCOLN — Republican Chris Holbert proudly touts his ranking as one of the most conservative members of the Colorado General Assembly. While the Senate majority leader still thinks allowing people to buy a high is a bad thing, he holds a differe... Read More

Nebraska female veterans arrive in D.C. to cheers, American flags

WASHINGTON — They’ve encountered the skeptical looks when trying to claim a veterans discount. Or worn a U.S. Navy sweatshirt and been asked if they have a son in uniform. “They always think I’m the mother or the wife. I tell t... Read More