Winner of Grocery Shopping Spree Shares the Prize

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) -- When the CEO of Scottsbluff's hospital won a grocery store shopping spree in a raffle, he decided to pass along the prize to a local charity. John Mentgen never expected t... Read More

Stephanie Shrader, director of Nebraska City Area Economic Development, told city commissioners recently that her office is pursuing a new website with a greater focus on industrial recruitment and use by site selectors. Finance Commissioner Mark ... Read More

COLUMBUS - A Columbus man is facing a felony charge of sexual assault of a child. According to an affidavit filed by the Columbus Police Department, a 66-year-old man stands accused of molesting his granddaughter close to 70 times between 2005 a... Read More

Nebraska public schools graduated nearly 90 percent of their high school seniors in 2014, increasing the percentage of graduates to 89.7 percent, up from 88.5 percent in 2013. The public schoolgraduation rate has steadily improved since 2011 when ... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for October dropped to 3.4 percent. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the rate was four-tenths of a point under the Octo... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb.-- A man is behind bars after he carried and shot an illegal weapon at a party last weekend. Troy Carter, 32, was found at his home Thursday night with two sawed-off shotguns. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office say Carter had taken... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The director of Nebraska's Department of Natural Resources has resigned. Brian Dunnigan stepped down from the position on Thursday after more than 30 years with the department. He was appointed director by Gov. Dave Heineman... Read More

Otoe County zoning regulations  that are considered the strictest in the state to protect livestock production against urban sprawl were under scrutiny again Thursday at the Otoe County Planning Commission. The county's regulations attempt to eli... Read More

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska State Fair officials are working on a plan to book a bigger musical act for a large, outdoor concert for next year. The State Fair Board met for a retreat last week. Executive Director Joseph McDermott says fai... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A 50-year-old Ralston man has been indicted in federal court on four counts related to what prosecutors say was his unlawful making of homemade fireworks. Federal and local law enforcement raided Jeffery Belmont's home in July b... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The owner of an Omaha medical equipment company and a southeastern Nebraska mental health professional have been indicted on federal counts of Medicaid fraud. Federal court records show Clement Akara of Omaha fraudulently billed... Read More