Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow the creation of entertainment districts in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his decision to recommend $8.2 million in budget cuts to Nebraska's judicial branch, a proposal criticized by the state Supreme Court's chief justice.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has voted in a new president and vice president, breaking a deadlock that had led to 125 board votes on the presidency at its last meeting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nebraska have started using the FBI's definition of sexual assault when recording crime data in order to provide a clearer picture of the state's sexual violence.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of using his pickup to fatally run down an Omaha convenience store clerk earlier this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's chief Supreme Court justice is warning that proposed budget cuts to the judicial branch could undermine the state's effort to relieve prison crowding.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 billion.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's chief Supreme Court justice is warning that proposed budget cuts to the judicial branch could undermine the state's effort to relieve prison crowding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to pass a property tax overhaul, merge state agencies and approve incremental income tax cuts that would begin in 2020.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Omaha's civic leaders has drawn up plans for an estimated $125 million mixed-use development in the heart of north downtown.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska has been chosen to serve on the House Agriculture Committee.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Human trafficking could carry stiffer penalties in Nebraska under a bill pending in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A push to require public votes for Nebraska committee leadership positions is facing criticism from some lawmakers who see it as an affront to the state's nonpartisan Legislature.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former city of Omaha employee who filed a federal lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and other wrongdoing in the Omaha Public Works Department will receive a $175,000 settlement.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is proposing an effort to eliminate a variety of job-licensing requirements.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man was killed and a woman and another man were wounded in three Omaha shootings.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — TD Ameritrade clients continued to be net buyers of equities in December as the market improved and investors tweaked their strategies after the election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska senators have unveiled a new legislative package intended to provide services for youths who are involved in the child welfare system or juvenile court.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is marking the opening of a food pantry inside the student union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Fremont City Council will consider whether to approve grants to aid Costco's construction of a $275 million chicken processing plant.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Checking your home for radon is important to protecting your family's health.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Organizers say a new website is helping people determine which areas of need they can meet with their charity dollars in the Omaha metropolitan area.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lack of health care in rural Nebraska is prompting a new push by lawmakers to expand telehealth services.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, are taking different approaches toward handling an expected infestation of an ash tree-killing insect.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — All Nebraska lawmakers younger than 40 have joined a bipartisan group with a goal of recruiting and retaining more young people in the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government would see a net budget cut of $151 million over the next six months under a plan floated by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man was sentenced to a day in jail for poisoning four cottonwood trees on city property.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state report says ride services haven't hurt taxi businesses across Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he doesn't plan to recommend tax cuts this session, dealing a potential blow to a key priority for the new Republican-majority Legislature.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley says he doesn't think he'll be condemned for moving quickly on a Donald Trump nominee for U.S. Supreme Court after refusing last year to hold hearings on President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland.