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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a person killed in a fatal car crash on the west side of Omaha.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Gretna's former city administrator has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for misusing city funds.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a person injured in a fatal car crash west of Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man shot by an officer in a western Omaha neighborhood.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Roads Department plans to temporarily close a westbound stretch of Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska so a sign can be installed.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 67-year-old woman has been arrested after a hidden camera appeared to show her stealing flowers, wreaths and other items from grave sites in a Council Bluffs cemetery.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An elections watchdog group has filed a complaint against the embattled Douglas County Election Commissioner's office, alleging some Omaha voters were required to provide voter identification numbers before issuing them provisional ballots on Election Day.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A committee has decided to recommend Iowa provide education services for blind and deaf students at existing campuses in Vinton and Council Bluffs and three new sites in a regional system.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of Nebraska's Department of Motor Vehicles is resigning to take a new job in Omaha.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Businesses that move products on the Mississippi River continue to seek the government's help as the river approaches historic lows.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is again calling for higher taxes on the "ultra-rich" and he's urging Congress to compromise on spending cuts and tax increases.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The trial for a former University of Nebraska women's basketball player charged with faking a hate-crime attack has been set for Jan. 7.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers should have an easier time balancing the budget next year, thanks to growing revenue and shrinking expenses.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flow from an Missouri River reservoir, potentially affecting shipping on the Mississippi River.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states has jumped for a third straight month, but the looming "fiscal cliff" and other factors have shaken confidence in the region's economy for the coming months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries is picking up again as groups urge President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education will hold public meetings from five cities around the state to discuss social studies standards.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District is considering a general rate increase of 6.9 percent.

It would be the district's biggest rate increase in 10 years.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County judge has sentenced an Omaha woman to life in prison for killing her former landlord.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Services have been scheduled for a western Iowa soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans are being asked to keep an eye out for whooping cranes as the birds migrate through Nebraska on their way to winter grounds along the Gulf Coast in Texas.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are planning to revisit a proposed legislative salary increase that was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2009 deaths of a Brazilian missionary family living in Omaha has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The USDA has lowered its predictions for the drought-stunted corn crops in Iowa and Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Revenue is reporting $228 million in October net tax receipts, an amount roughly in line with the state's certified forecast.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska already faces a nursing shortage. But a top dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says the need will grow even more under the federal health care law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Canadian company that wants to build another oil pipeline to carry crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries remains optimistic about the project after President Barack Obama won re-election.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney has made sure Nebraska will remain entirely red on this year's political maps by winning the entire state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the 12th consecutive election, a Republican presidential candidate is victorious in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have found the body of a man inside a blazing building on the north side of downtown Omaha.

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