Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Nebraska college officials over the disappearance of a 19-year-old student.

BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Crews have contained a gasoline spill estimated at 1,000 gallons from a truck filling up a tank at a convenience store in the northwest Omaha suburb of Bennington.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says more groups than ever are turning to lobbyists to try to exert influence in the Nebraska Legislature, but spending on specific lawmakers remains difficult to track.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people for an illegal fireworks manufacturing operation at their home in Council Bluffs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The governor has eight applicants to consider when filling an open seat representing an Omaha district in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dakota County has received the state of Nebraska's "Livestock Friendly" designation for its support of the industry.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rescue crews have responded to an industrial accident in Omaha that saw a part of a man's hand severed.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Douglas County sheriff's deputy has been found not guilty of violating narcotics laws in acquiring medication.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature's fiscal office says state government continues to have a healthy cash reserve, with a projected balance of nearly $729 million.

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