Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Council Bluffs Fire Department says its new hovercraft has already aided its rescue capabilities, and should come in handy this winter.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha program is working to help children from Myanmar nurture their roots by devoting time to their native language.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's capital city of Lincoln finds itself in the rare position of experiencing no homicides so far this year.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The Farragut Community School District will have to find a new superintendent if it manages to survive this week's State Board of Education meeting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men from California have been arrested after nearly 400 pounds of marijuana was found in a recreational vehicle in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature is looking into how state-funded benefit programs may be changed to allow recipients to advance their jobs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The head of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says elephants could arrive within months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha bomb squad has removed a grenade that was found in a home.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four parochial schools in the Nebraska School Activities Association have introduced a proposal on how schools should handle the participation of transgender students in sports.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a dozen Nebraska and Council Bluffs grocery stores have eliminated tainted beef from suppliers that used products from an Omaha meat-processing facility.