Woman who was held hostage near 140th and Miami Streets is out of house; 1 person dead

OMAHA - Tom Wheeler, chief deputy Douglas County sheriff, confirms that one woman who was inside the house has left the house and is safe. The suspect remains inside and authorities still are negotia... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - The public safety and finance committees for the Fourth Corso Viaduct met on Monday to continue discussion on future plans with the bridge. During the finance meeting, a big part of the discussion was linked to property tax. The... Read More

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota-based Black Hills Corp. says it has completed its purchase of Colorado-based SourceGas Holdings. SourceGas is a natural gas utility serving about 425,000 customers including some in Pierce, Stanton, Antelope,... Read More

FALLS CITY - The Tanner Shelby Merz Foundation has announced their calendar of events for 2016. TSMF is a non-profit organization working toward safety in athletics for youth by bring awareness to TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). On March 6th,  ... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the measure Thursday. Business and farm... Read More

LINCOLN - In any vehicular pursuit in Nebraska, if an innocent third party is injured, law enforcement is held liable. Senator Dan Watermeier wanted to make sure there is a definition for "third party." On his weekly radio appearance, Senator Wa... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - Ronald L. Parrott, 36, appeared in Otoe County Court Friday morning on charges of assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. An arrest warrant was issued Feb. 1 for Parrott, who has a Lincoln address, based on allegatio... Read More

AUBURN - A grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency is helping Auburn upgrade a quarter of its school bus fleet. The school board accepted bids Feb. 8 of nearly $70,000 for a 30-passenger bus from Masters Transportation and $179,000 ... Read More

AUBURN - Auburn’s street improvement plan is loaded with armor coating on 25 city blocks next year, but the brick Courthouse Avenue remains on the long-term priority list. Bridgmon Street Commissioner Harry Bridgmon said S and P streets were... Read More

(BEATRICE) – The Gage County Planning Commission has forwarded revised regulations governing wind farms, to the county’s board of supervisors.  Following a public hearing last night, the commission agreed to establish a sound limit on wind turbi... Read More

PLATTSMOUTH - The Plattsmouth City Council took action earlier this month against Johnny Morris’ residence at 1424 Second Ave. The city’s building inspector Kevin Larson determined the building’s condition is a nuisance. In July of 2014, the... Read More