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Former S.D. Governor Dies

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Bill Janklow, a flamboyant politician who left a lasting mark on South Dakota politics by serving four terms as governor but resigned as the state's congressman after causing a fatal traffic accident, has died. He was 72.

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Iowa Lawmakers Say Gas Tax Increase Likely

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Key lawmakers of both parties predict the Legislature this year will approve a measure that will eventually increase Iowa's gasoline tax.

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School Superintendent Search

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Conestoga school superintendent search narrowing. The superintendent’s position drew 29 applicants.

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Bald Eagles Shot

Updated: 01/12/2012 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is actively investigating the deaths of two bald eagles in Kansas. The USFWS worked with area veterinarians to X-ray the eagle and identified the presence of metal in the bird.

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DUI Suspect Wakes Up The Neighborhood

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Criminal mischief is probably the least of Hezekiah Smith’s worries. Lincoln police say the 23-year-old man literally woke up a neighborhood as he tried to evade officers while drunk driving Thursday morning.

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Flood Recovery Continues

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Water system tests are being conducted following the flooding this past spring. Officials say there’s some encouraging news on getting the City of Plattsmouth’s utility systems back to normal.

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Omaha Steel Casings Moving To Wahoo

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Omaha Steel Castings Co. will be moving its business about 30 miles west to the Saunders County town of Wahoo.

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Buffett To GOP...Match This

Posted: 01/11/2012 - Billionaire Warren Buffett said he's willing to match any contributions to reduce the national debt that Republican members of Congress make.

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Execution Date Set For Michael Ryan

Posted: 01/11/2012 - The Nebraska Supreme Court has set an execution date for death-row inmate Michael Ryan, who was condemned to die for a 1985 murder at a farm near Rulo.

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TransCanada New Route Proposed Soon

Posted: 01/11/2012 - An executive with a Canadian company attempting to build a $7 billion pipeline to carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast says a new proposed route will be proposed soon.

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Voter ID – Tale of Two States

Posted: 01/11/2012 - While Nebraskans debate whether to establish a new law requiring voters to prove who they are, some of their neighbors to the south have put the new law to the test.

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Nickelback Coming to Omaha

Posted: 01/11/2012 - The rock band Nickelback has announced a concert date in Omaha. The Canada-based group will bring its “Here and Now Tour” to CenturyLink Omaha Tuesday, May 22. The special guests will be Bush Seether and My Darkest Days.

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Hit And Run Sentence

Updated: 01/11/2012 - Twenty-three-year-old Lance M. Burgess of Lake Waconda has been sentenced to one year for a hit and run crash.

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Smoking Shelter Lights Fire Of Controversy

Updated: 01/10/2012 - A smoking shelter built by taxpayers has lit the flame of controversy in county government. The Douglas County Board wants questions about the project answered, but the County Housing Authority doesn't have to answer and may not appear at a board meeting.

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Updated: 01/10/2012 - It's kindergarten round-up time for Omaha public schools. Parents get the chance to tour schools and get information on enrollment and registration.

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Update: Shooting Victim Identified

Updated: 01/10/2012 - Omaha police have identified a drive-by shooting victim from just before noon on Tuesday. Joshua Drummond, 22, remains in extremely critical condition at the Nebraska Medical Center.

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