POLICE: Columbus Man Molested Granddaughter

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 ... 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

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities say three men are in custody for questioning following a bank robbery in Omaha. Police say the robbery happened before 11 a.m. Thursday at a Bank of the West branch. Witnesses say three men entered the bank, displaye... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The economic outlook for rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West improved in November, but the monthly survey of bankers doesn't suggest much growth. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says low grain and energ... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. -- It's been a battle for more than 70 years, with farmers in Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas fighting over water distribution from the Republican River. The impact is wide, with water use affecting farmers and law suits racking up tax-p... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Police have identified a little girl found wandering the street alone in south Omaha Wednesday morning. Later that same day, police found siblings of the girl and all the children are now in temporary foster care. On Thursday, t... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Additional fire crews were needed in west Lincoln to battle a camper fire early Friday. Battalion Chief Leo Benes says due to the cold, extra crews were needed to keep anyone from getting too much exposure to the cold temperatures... Read More