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Bus Driver Pleads in Sex Assault Case

Updated: 08/18/2009 - A former Lincoln Public Schools bus driver faces up to a year in jail at his sentencing in October for inappropriately touching a 17-year-old special-needs student.

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Sales Tax increase Proposal

Posted: 08/17/2009 - At the last council meeting, on a 5-2-1 vote, the council directed the city attorney to start the process of placing an additional half-percent sales tax before voters to pay for the $3.4 million downtown Streetscape project.

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Ethanol Ash Eyed As Possible Fertilizer

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Researchers at South Dakota State University are trying to find out if they can squeeze one more product out of the ethanol process.

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UNMC Attracting More Research Dollars

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The University of Nebraska Medical Center has been attracting more research dollars and moving up in national rankings.

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Holding The Line On Taxes

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Plattsmouth City Council members received the preview for the 2009-2010 general fund budget this week. They were told the city tax rate is expected to remain about the same at 45 cents per $100 valuation.

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Nebraska Foreclosure Rate Remains Low In July

Posted: 08/14/2009 - RealtyTrac says the state's foreclosure rate ranked 46th in the nation in July, and stayed significantly lower than the national rate. Nebraska ranked 45th the previous two months.

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Eviction Threat

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Mike Fitzpatrick received numerous eviction notices from a lender foreclosing on the home where he lives. But Mike rents, he doesn’t own the home and his landlord says ignore the notice.

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Plea Agreement

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The Cassgram reports a plea agreement in pistol whipping case.

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Iowa Student Test Scores Rise

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Iowa's top education official says students are doing better on math and reading tests, but gaps remains between white students and minorities.

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Huskers Backup Quarterback Spano Reinjures Knee

Updated: 08/13/2009 - The question of who will back up Nebraska's presumptive starting quarterback Zac Lee has taken another turn with news that Kody Spano has reinjured an already tender knee.

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Rabid Squirrel Attacks Iowa Woman

Updated: 08/13/2009 - A rabid squirrel, an "extraordinarily rare" condition for the species according to experts, attacked an Iowa woman last week.

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Animal Neglect Charges

Posted: 08/12/2009 - 33 misdemeanors filed against a 51-year-old former Plattsmouth woman. She was arraigned on animal cruelty charges Tuesday in Cass County Court.

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Santorum To Visit Iowa To Discuss GOP Future

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the blunt-talking conservative who once was the No. 3 Senate Republican, will make appearances this fall in the early caucus state of Iowa.

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65 Pounds Of Pot Found On Railroad Car In Iowa

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Authorities say 65 pounds of marijuana with a street value of nearly $160,000 have been found on a railroad car at an ethanol plant near Lakota in northern Iowa.

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Nearly 800 UNL Grads To Get Degrees

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Approximately 780 students will receive degrees at University of Nebraska-Lincoln commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday.

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Fire Investigation

Updated: 08/12/2009 - A family of six manages to escape an overnight house fire.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch Spending Increases

Updated: 08/11/2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers and ranchers in Nebraska spent 5 percent more in 2008 than the previous year.

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