House and Senate lawmakers will try to work out differences in transportation bills when they return to session next week.

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A 36-year-old employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing one of the patients.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For Centerville, becoming part of a program that helps enhance historic downtowns could mean spruced up buildings, efforts to attract businesses — and maybe even a chance to convince a few people to move in.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A host of new laws are taking effect in Nebraska, leading to changes ranging from costlier marriage licenses to expanded opportunities for nonviolent prisoners to be released for parole and probation.

Ballet Nebraska will present a piece from its first production of the 2015-2016 season on September 11th as part of Opera Omaha’s Opera Outdoors event.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An innovative program for at-risk youths has won a grant that will allow it expand across Nebraska and serve a larger variety of struggling kids.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man described by his father as troubled is accused of kidnapping a sleeping 8-year-old girl from her home and raping her.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a review of school funding and its impact on local property taxes, an issue that has divided the Legislature in years past.

UNO’s first exhibit of the 2015-2016 school year opens today.  Denise Brady, Coordinator for the UNO Art Gallery, says the exhibit is being offered in conjunction with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association’s Annual Conference. 

Heartland Family Service recently received 1.2 million in grant money from the United Way of the Midlands.