OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The second of two men convicted in the drug-related slaying of a man found bound and burned near Gretna in 2012 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The 4th of July weekend will be filled with celebrations. 

The Bank of the West Celebrates America concert takes place Friday, July 1st in Memorial Park.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says Britain's decision to leave the European Union could create opportunities for Nebraska even if it means short-term uncertainty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska had an average of 1 million nonfarm jobs for the first time last year, and the number has grown steadily since 2010.

Nebraska ranks 46th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for participation in the Summer Food Service Program.

AAA expects an increase in travelers this weekend

Jun 29, 2016

AAA is anticipating big travel crowds for this upcoming holiday weekend.

The Iowa West Foundation’s Board of Directors approved more than $5 million in grants and initiatives for 19 nonprofits and government organizations in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing kicks off July 7th and runs six consecutive Thursdays through August 11th.  Concerts begin at 7:30 each evening on the permanent stage of The Pavilion at Turner Park.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The company that wanted to build the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new economic forecast says construction employment is expected to be the fastest-growing sector of Nebraska's economy through 2018.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to additional prison time for his participation in a deadly riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution last year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says he has no intention of becoming Donald Trump's running mate.

With temperatures and utility costs rising, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants people to know that help is available for those who meet the income criteria.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Christmas comes early for Gov. Pete Ricketts, and it lasts through most of the year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Omaha that killed a teenage girl.

Metropolitan Community College was awarded the annual Academy Curriculum Excellence Award for providing the best delivery of the CCNA Security Curriculum in the region.

UNO has announced a new position in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. The John E. Christensen chair is named for the chancellor because of his dedication to child welfare. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 71 years in federal prison in connection with seven robberies in the summer of 2014.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iowa man who ran a bar code theft ring in several states has been given 70 years in federal prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha pet store owner says his stolen snakes have been returned.

Creighton University is normalizing its interprofessional programs through its new Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, also known as CIPER.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will become one of the nation's first states to offer special tax-free savings accounts to people with disabilities.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's public power utility says its nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska has been temporarily taken offline for a minor malfunction.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five people have been injured in a downtown Omaha collision between a firetruck and a sport utility vehicle.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will undergo a transformational expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 31-year-old Omaha man has been given 20 years in prison for his role in killing an Arizona man whose burned body was found in an eastern Nebraska field.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County will close a less-secure section of its youth detention center Aug. 1.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska isn't yet taking all the steps it could to keep inmates from reoffending and contributing to the state's prison crowding problem.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book yesterday.