Omaha carjacking thwarted by girls' presence

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ The presence of two little girls may have thwarted a carjacking in Omaha. Police say a man loaded the two 6-year-olds in the back seat of a car a little after 7 p.m. Thur... Read More

BBB Urges Consumers to Support Small Business Saturday

The fifth annual Small Business Saturday, which takes place November 29th this year, is a day designed to support and promote small businesses during the long and busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South... Read More

President Would Veto Current Tax Extenders Bill

President Barack Obama would veto the current tax extenders bill that Congress is writing, because the bill does not include tax breaks for the middle class – according to the Hagstrom Report. Congressional Democrats would support the president and... Read More

Omaha zoo announces birth of rare white lion cub

Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says the male cub is one of three cubs born late last week, two males and one female. Zoo officials say lion cubs typically weigh a... Read More

Zoo officials: Zebra died from anesthesia reaction

Zoo officials in Scottsbluff say a reaction to anesthesia killed a zebra foal that was going to be castrated. The young zebra, named Olaf, was born earlier this year and was to be routinely castrated last week. But Anne James, executive director o... Read More

Governor's appreciation reception to be held in Central Nebraska

An appreciation reception will be held in Broken Bow Tuesday to honor Governor Dave Heineman as his 10-year tenure winds down. Governor-elect Pete Ricketts will also be attending. It will be held on December 2nd at the One Box Convention Center in th... Read More

Nebraska woman makes memory pillows for bereaved

A Nebraska woman has been making memory pillows for bereaved families, pillows that she makes from the clothing of the deceased. Vicki Anderson told The North Platte Telegraph that she lost her husband to cancer 19 years ago. She says he'd receive... Read More

Thanksgiving Day Statement From Governor-Elect Ricketts

Today, Nebraska Governor-elect Pete Ricketts made the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day. “Thanksgiving Day provides Nebraskans and Americans across our country with an opportunity to reflect on and give thanks for the bless... Read More

 BBB offers tips for shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday shoppers are getting ready to make their move. Some may even get a jump start because a number of retailers are opening their doors  Thanksgiving evening . Teresa Stitcher Fritz with the  Better Business Bureau  (BBB) serving Nebra... Read More

Nebraska & Kansas among 21 states joining in suit to overturn  gun control law

Twenty-one states, including Nebraska & Kansas,  are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland’s gun-control law that bans 45 assault weapons and limits gun magazines to 10 rounds. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick... Read More

Brazil Still Suffering from Transport Handicap

The U.S. transportation system may be creaky, but it works far better than the so-called "roads of death" Brazilian truckers must use to haul soybeans to export markets. Despite decades of political promises, Latin American transport systems continue... Read More