Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Christmas comes early for Gov. Pete Ricketts, and it lasts through most of the year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Omaha that killed a teenage girl.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 71 years in federal prison in connection with seven robberies in the summer of 2014.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iowa man who ran a bar code theft ring in several states has been given 70 years in federal prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha pet store owner says his stolen snakes have been returned.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will become one of the nation's first states to offer special tax-free savings accounts to people with disabilities.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's public power utility says its nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska has been temporarily taken offline for a minor malfunction.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five people have been injured in a downtown Omaha collision between a firetruck and a sport utility vehicle.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 31-year-old Omaha man has been given 20 years in prison for his role in killing an Arizona man whose burned body was found in an eastern Nebraska field.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County will close a less-secure section of its youth detention center Aug. 1.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska isn't yet taking all the steps it could to keep inmates from reoffending and contributing to the state's prison crowding problem.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After struggling through major droughts and legal battles over water rights, Nebraska is moving forward with an effort to keep the state's water drinkable and abundant.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers say the recent escape of two convicted sex offenders highlights larger problems within the state prison system that have not yet been addressed.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Someone in Dodge, Saunders or Washington counties was diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2016.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say an anonymous tip led officers to the location of an inmate who escaped from a Lincoln prison last week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District has voted to shutter the nation's smallest nuclear power plant in Fort Calhoun.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has approved $275,000 in tax-increment financing to help rehabilitate three buildings that serve as a southern entryway into downtown Omaha.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says searchers have recovered the body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy snatched by an alligator at Walt Disney World.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is on pace to collect less tax revenue than expected in the current fiscal year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another trial starting date has been scheduled for a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement and social service agencies are preparing a major push to clamp down on human trafficking in Nebraska, but advocates say the state needs to do more for survivors who are likely to require housing, specialized counseling and medical care.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state judicial nominating committee will hold a public hearing next month to receive information on whether to fill a vacant Nebraska judgeship.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials believe two inmates who escaped from a maximum security prison last week made their getaway in a laundry truck.

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.

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