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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With little more than two weeks until the election, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pouring big money into this year's legislative races on top of his contributions to the campaign seeking to preserve the death penalty.

NEW YORK (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would tie up two major players in the day trading industry during an era when an increasingly large number of investors are choosing index funds over stock picking.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, in conjunction with the national Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, is offering grant opportunities to promote fishing in Hispanic communities.  

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Elizabeth Power, Marketing Director for the Women’s Center for Advancement, says they provided  22,000 services related to domestic violence and sexual assault last year.  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The defense has begun its case in the trial of a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific railroad is scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings report Thursday morning.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

Omaha Press Club’s most recent Noon Forum featured a congressional debate between Democrat Brad Ashford and Republican Don Bacon. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's top elections official says voter registration totals have exceeded his expectations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 46-year-old Kearney man has been sentenced for selling misbranded drugs online.

Tonight, the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is holding a public meeting to gather input for its 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan. 

Join us Wednesday at 8:00 PM for NPR's special coverage of the final presidential debate. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is set to consider a master plan for Lakes McConaughy and Ogallala at its meeting in Ponca State Park.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty opponents who have worked in Nebraska law enforcement are urging voters to retain the Legislature's repeal of capital punishment.

OPS spent two years working on the Human Growth & Development curriculum. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Democratic Committee is hosting two events in Omaha to rally support for its candidates in the final weeks before the Nov. 8 general election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The percentage of Nebraska students deemed proficient in a statewide writing test dipped from 72 percent to 70 percent in the last year the state administered the much-maligned exam.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Voter disgust with the presidential election could give a boost to Nebraska's Libertarian Party.

Photo Courtesy of Greg Echlin

The latest stop in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs called The Chase took place at Kansas Speedway Sunday.  That meant a business trip to Kansas City, Kansas, for Omaha psychologist Dr. Jack Stark.  He’s someone who’s accustomed to being part of championship seasons.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.

Nebraska Angels, a local 60-member investment network, provided the seed money for EyeVerify  along with two Kansas City angel groups.  

For the best in jazz, past and present, classic albums, hidden gems and more, tune in to Jazz with Greg Bridges. It's a musical journey through the entire history of jazz you won't want to miss.

  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A New York snack business is using Nebraska corn to create munchies from ingredients that haven't been genetically modified.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An ex-exotic dancer says one of her former customers now on trial for the deaths of four people tied to an Omaha medical school told her he had killed "an old woman and a young boy."

Larianna Parrott is in the 11th grade at North High School.  From all appearances, she’s just your typical junior but as KIOS News Director Cheril Lee found out, appearances can be deceiving… 

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is completing its fall trout stocking through the end of October.  

The Kitchen Council is a kitchen incubator for food startups that helps them grow their products on a larger scale.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has given another $100,000 to a ballot campaign seeking to reinstate the death penalty after lawmakers abolished the punishment over his veto last year.

The ICAN Men’s Mega Mind Meetup is an informal gathering of business leaders with a unique format.

The Omaha Children’s Museum’s kid-friendly haunted house, Cobweb Castle, is open throughout the month of October.

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