Omaha, NE – With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Senator Barack Obama has 67.5 percent of the vote, to Senator Hillary Clinton's 32.2 percent. Turnout for the state's first-ever Democratic caucus was strong, with more than 30,000 people participating. Nebraska Democratic Party spokesman Eric Fought says this was the first time many Nebraskans have had a voice in the Presidential nominating process. Nebraska has 24 presidential delegates.
Omaha, NE – Senator Bill Avery proposed LB 905, which sets up the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Programming Endowment Fund. Avery's legislation would set aside $50 million from Nebraska's cash reserve. The interest accrued on that money would be diverted into the special state fund.
Omaha, NE – Van DeWald is one of the lead meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Valley. He says before yesterday, the area was three and a half inches above normal for snowfall this winter. But Dewald says it hasn't been colder than normal, and additional winter weather is expected over the next six weeks.