Cult leader Michael Ryan likely to die on death row before state can execute him

LINCOLN — One of the longest-serving members of Nebraska’s death row may not live long enough to be executed, according to a state senator working to repeal the death penalty. Michael Ryan, 66,... Read More

LINCOLN, NE - The top-ranked team in Class D-2 did what top-ranked teams should, and the result was a comfortable win in the first round of the girls state basketball tournament. Falls City Sacred Heart got double-digit scoring from three players ... Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to delay gay marriages in Oklahoma, Utah and a slew of other states, so why should same-sex couples in Nebraska have to wait? That was one of the arguments made Thursday by the attorneys for seven same-sex couples in... Read More

Nebraska City commissioners appointed retired Otoe County Treasurer Jackie Smith as interim city clerk Thursday morning, ending Arnold Ehler’s employment with the city. Commissioners did not discuss Smith’s starting pay or whether there were a... Read More

NORFOLK - Three people are in jail following an early morning foot pursuit in Norfolk. Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, a Norfolk Police Officer observed a car traveling westbound on Elm Avenue at a very high rate of speed. The officer located the p... Read More

The Nebraska City Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Bruce Kreifels to establish an outdoor concert facility on ground overlooking the Missouri River north of Nebraska City. The meeting was attended by 50 people,... Read More

OMAHA -- Average farmland values in Nebraska are down 3 percent from a year ago, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln survey showed, only the second decrease in 28 years. The annual survey of land appraisers, real estate dealers and other experts pegg... Read More

OMAHA -- Omaha police are searching for a thief with a sweet tooth after 169 boxes of Girl Scout cookies worth nearly $600 were stolen from a southwest Omaha garage. A 35-year-old woman living near 114th and Vinton Streets told police that she not... Read More

Arvon and Lu Marcotte hosted a reception Wednesday to mark their retirement as owners of the Farmers Bank in Nebraska City and offer their appreciation for the historic building. Lu Marcotte said she and her husband are thankful to God and everyon... Read More

FALLS CITY - A Stella man facing  two felony charges and a misdemeanor charge pleaded not guilty in Richardson County District Tuesday. 23 year-old Ethen Bentley appeared in District Court for arraignment at 9:00 A.M. Tuesday morning.  Bentley p... Read More

FALLS CITY - Members of the Lane Leadership Program are getting ready for a day at the states capitol as well as touring Hudl's headquarters. Consultant for the Lane Leadership Program Shawnna Silvius says the program consists of 8 members rangi... Read More