Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $35 million in federal grants to support farmers markets and other local farm programs.

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — A bomb squad has determined that a package found in a vehicle at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant poses no danger.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the legal requests of two men ordered back to prison last year after being wrongly released because state officials had miscalculated their sentences.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to bolster the state's rural emergency medical services, which rely heavily on volunteers despite difficult and time-consuming training requirements.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear its appeal on a ruling that would let the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska collect a liquor tax on business owners in the northeast Nebraska city of Pender.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man already serving time in Nebraska for child sexual assault faces similar charges in western Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region's economy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman nears retirement, he's focusing on what he's helped the school accomplish during his tenure.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A woman who was forced to find a new home for her dog is seeking to end Council Bluffs' 10-year-old ban on pit bulls.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha people are scheduled to be sentenced in November for kidnapping and savagely attacking a woman over her boyfriend's debt.