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DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has declared a state of emergency in areas of Nebraska affected by tornadoes and flooding.

NPR Morning Edition contributor and longtime Congressional Correspondent Cokie Roberts believes more candidates will enter the Democratic race for President.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are trying to move toward a compromise deal on education funding that could help them resolve the budget for the next fiscal year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed increase in Nebraska's gas tax, but appeared to be short of the support needed to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' expected veto.

On June 18th, the Scott Conference Center will be the site of a one-day disaster preparedness symposium.

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A vehicle police were searching for in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero has been found, but the boy is still missing.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 39-year-old man accused of attempted murder has been taken into custody after escaping from an Omaha hospital where he was being treated for stab wounds.

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a 1-year-old child was found in a dumpster outside of a La Vista apartment complex.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have reversed their decision not to confirm the state's chief medical officer, despite criticism of his previous interactions with the Legislature.

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A UNO student is in custody after allegedly pulling two knives on students in Criss Library.

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