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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of robbing and punching a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's St. Cecilia Cathedral has pleaded guilty.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All sides of the ethanol and biofuels debate are getting the chance to weigh in on a federal agency's proposal to boost the amount of renewable fuels blended into gasoline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Local governments in Nebraska will have more flexibility to complete road and bridge repairs under new regulations approved by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State authorities say an Omaha man convicted of killing four people has faked suicide attempts in an effort to get out of solitary confinement.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 500 Vietnam veterans from Nebraska have returned to their home state with a warm welcome from a large crowd after they spent the day in Washington, D.C.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An advocacy group for affordable health care has sued the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of a 21-year-old Omaha college student denied Medicaid benefits.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials say the city has amassed enough funds to build a permanent hazardous waste facility that could open by fall 2017.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The new property tax valuation notices sent to about 100,000 Douglas County homeowners reflect the increases and reductions ordered by the state.

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — Construction workers are making weather damage and other repairs at the former campus of Dana College in Blair, but who or what might benefit remains uncertain.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A study of Nebraska's corrections department has identified worker pay, safety and communication from leaders as major problems within the agency.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Judges from Hall and Otoe counties and an attorney from Gage County are finalists for an expected opening on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Although rain has slowed progress in some regions of the country, farmers planting corn remain ahead of schedule. Nationally, 94 percent of the crop is planted, two percentage points ahead of the five-year average.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says special interests spent more than $15.6 million last year trying to influence Nebraska state government officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says there has been a surge in mumps cases related to an outbreak at Midland University in Fremont.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An apartment complex will be built on the site of an old Omaha church.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mike Harper, who is credited with transforming ConAgra from a struggling grain company into a giant food conglomerate, has died in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man is in critical condition following a stabbing in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cabela's plans to outsource the design work for its catalog and advertising, but the outdoor gear seller says the move wasn't triggered by its ongoing strategic review.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Tourism Commission has fired its executive director in the wake of a blistering state audit that found questionable spending and a lack of oversight within the agency.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man was injured when he was shot while standing on a second-floor balcony at an Omaha apartment building.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — TD Ameritrade's CEO plans to sell up to 100,000 company shares as he prepares to retire later this year, but the sales represent a small part of his 2.1 million shares in the online brokerage.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved the appointment of a new chancellor for the university's Lincoln campus.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will lead a delegation to China later this year to promote business relationships with one of Nebraska's largest trading partners.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa woman has been convicted of trespassing and criminal mischief for smashing windows at a defense contractor's building near Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Costco Wholesale Corp. is seeking rezoning and annexation of some property south of Fremont where it can locate a chicken processing plant.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods is unloading another business by selling Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings to Givaudan for roughly $340 million.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska homeowners are being urged to be careful about hiring contractors to repair damage from recent storms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska groups pushing for approval of medical marijuana in the state have decided to delay a petition drive to put the question on the ballot because of the time and expense required.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts took office promising to bring his business savvy to state government and remove obstacles that make it harder for companies to flourish in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the state's leading agricultural groups are touting the benefits of a major trade deal proposed between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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