• shooting Nov 23, 2020

    Man Arrested in Deadly Attack at Nebraska Sonic Restaurant

    Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man in the fatal shooting of two people and wounding of two others at a Nebraska fast food restaurant.

  • Donald Trump Oct 28, 2020

    Trump Supporters Stuck on Freezing Cold Airfield After Omaha Rally, 7 Taken to Hospitals

    Hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters were left in the freezing cold for hours after a campaign rally at an airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night, with some walking about 3 miles to waiting buses and others being taken away in ambulances, NBC News reports. Seven people were taken to area hospitals, suffering from a variety of conditions, and another...

  • Baby Boom Jan 21, 2020

    Baby Boom: 19 NICU Nurses at Omaha Hospital Give Birth

    A whopping 19 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses at an Omaha hospital all became pregnant around the same time and now have their own bundles of joy.

  • New York Sep 13, 2019

    Slain DNC Staffer's Family Can Sue Fox News, Appeals Court Rules

    A lawsuit alleging Fox News exploited the killing of a Democratic National Committee employee was revived by an appeals court Friday after a lower court tossed it out. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Joel and Mary Rich, of Omaha, Nebraska, had sufficiently alleged they were subjected to emotional distress after their son, 27-year-old Seth Rich,...

  • Nebraska Sep 5, 2019

    Bride Told Maid of Honor She Could Wear ‘Anything' — So She Dressed as T. Rex

    When a bride-to-be told her sister she could wear anything she wanted to the wedding, her maid of honor made an unexpected choice: a T. rex costume. Deanna Adams, 40, a legal administrative specialist in Omaha, Nebraska, said her wedding was supposed to be “low-key.” “I didn’t want to make a big deal out of anything, as long as I...

  • The Associated Press May 11, 2019

    Jim Fowler, Former Host of ‘Wild Kingdom,' Dies at 89

    Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program “Wild Kingdom” and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” has died. He was 89. Fowler died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut, surrounded by family, said Jennifer Whitney, a spokeswoman for Mutual of Omaha, which sponsored the show.

  • CEO May 5, 2019

    Berkshire Hathaway Investors Worry About Life After Buffett

    Tens of thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders return to Omaha every year to learn from Warren Buffett and celebrate the company he built through acquisitions and investments. But with the 88-year-old Buffett and 95-year-old Charlie Munger leading the company, it’s hard for shareholders not to wonder how much longer the revered investors will be in place. And the fact that...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

    The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the flooding, muddy water was still lapping at almost 80 flooded buildings at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, some inundated by up...

  • Illinois Mar 17, 2019

    2 Dead, 2 Missing in Midwestern Flooding

    Flooding caused by heavy rain and snowmelt is blamed for two deaths in the Midwest, and two others are missing. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water. Flooding has also been reported in Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on...

  • Chicago Jan 20, 2019

    Storm That Carpeted Midwest With Snow Barrels to New England

    A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states...

  • disease Jan 13, 2019

    Possible Ebola Patient Released From Nebraska Hospital

    An American being monitored at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus has been released from the hospital, having shown no signs of the disease. The Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said in a news release that the patient left the hospital Saturday morning after completing a required 21-day monitoring period. The facility announced...

  • Nebraska Jan 3, 2019

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Nebraska Jan 3, 2019

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Florida Dec 8, 2018

    Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Candy Canes

    A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. Elkhorn Public Schools quickly reversed Manchester Elementary principal Jennifer Sinclair’s ban on imagery including Santa, Christmas trees and even candy canes after Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit that promotes and defends what...

  • Instagram Dec 3, 2018

    'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland's 14-Year-Old Cousin Dies in Drunk Driving Accident

    Sarah Hyland revealed on her Instagram stories that her 14-year-old cousin Trevor Canaday died in a drunk driving accident on Saturday.

  • United States Oct 29, 2018

    US Election Integrity Depends on Security-Challenged Firms

    It was the kind of security lapse that gives election officials nightmares. In 2017, a private contractor left data on Chicago’s 1.8 million registered voters — including addresses, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers — publicly exposed for months on an Amazon cloud server. Later at a tense hearing , Chicago’s Board of Elections dressed down the top three...

  • Attorney Oct 23, 2018

    Lottery Office Pools Increase Odds, Possibly Headaches

    A group of New Jersey construction workers noticed that the sixth member of their lottery pool had abruptly left work. Turns out, he had a lottery ticket worth $38.5 million and claimed he bought the winning ticket separately with his own money.

  • mayor Jul 27, 2018

    Cat Elected Mayor of Michigan Town

    Sweet Tart the cat is the newest mayor of Omena, Michigan. The feline candidate beat out another cat, 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock and a chicken in this year’s “paw-lit-ical” election.

  • mayor Jul 26, 2018

    Can't Fight Kitty Hall: Cat Elected as Ceremonial Mayor in Michigan Village

    Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Omena’s newly elected mayor is a feline named Sweet Tart. Dogs Diablo Shapiro and Punkin Anderson Harder are vice mayor and second vice mayor. An election committee named Harley the goat press secretary while Penny the chicken is special assistant for...

  • Omaha Jul 3, 2018

    Honeybees Finding It Harder to Eat at Their Last US Refuge

    Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found. The country’s hot spot for commercial beekeeping is the Northern Great Plains of the Dakotas and neighboring areas, where more 1 million colonies spend their summer feasting on pollen and nectar from nearby wildflowers and other plants....

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