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Nebraska June jobless rate unchanged at 2.9 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.9 percent in June. The department said in a report released Friday that the... Read More

Rural Banker Survey Index Drops Dramatically in July

Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June's index... Read More

NSP Teams with Five Midwest States for “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will take part in a regional special enforcement designed to crack down on speeding. “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” will run from July 21-23 in Nebraska and five other Midwest stat... Read More

NSP Plans Special Enforcement in Butler County

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Headquarters Troop – Lincoln will partner with the Butler Community Coalition for a special enforcement this weekend, July 21-22. The enforcement coincides with the weekend of ... Read More

2 Omaha officers involved in June death of man fired

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Two Omaha police officers involved in the death last month of a mentally ill man who had been shocked with a police stun gun a dozen times are no longer employed by the city. An attorney for the city confirmed Thursday that Scot... Read More

NDCS Mourns Loss and Honors Contributions of Warden Fred Britten

Lincoln, Neb. – Today, with heavy hearts, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) mourns the death of Warden Fred Britten, 62, who passed away yesterday following a brief battle with cancer. Britten began his career with NDCS on ... Read More

Traveling 9/11 memorial to make appearance in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A national memorial for thousands of service members killed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will be making its debut in Nebraska before traveling throughout the country. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Remembering ... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol IDs man killed in motorcycle crash

VALLEY, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities in eastern Nebraska have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash. The Nebraska State Patrol says 24-year-old Blake Escamilla, of Fremont, died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a semitrailer. ... Read More

Former wine store employee takes deal in gift-card scheme

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A man who'd worked at an Omaha wine and spirits store has taken a plea deal in a gift-card scheme. Court records say 29-year-old Brenton McLaurine pleaded no contest last week to one felony theft count. Prosecutors dropped... Read More

170 Lincoln jobs lost with closing of call center

LINCOLN, Neb. - Officials say 170 or so Lincoln jobs will be lost with the closing of another call center. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the layoffs are scheduled to continue into August at Dr. Leonard's Healthcare Corp., which is based i... Read More

Amber Alert in Omaha aided in capture of abductor

An Amber Alert was issued in Omaha shortly before 5:30pm yesterday for an 8-year-old boy. The boy, Driver Smith, was reportedly taken by his father, 33-year-old Michael Westerholm. The suspect's car was spotted at a Fremont gas station around 7:10... Read More