LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Crews are working through stiff winds and dry conditions to contain wildfires in seven Nebraska counties.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific says its third-quarter profit soared 15 percent as price increases and more automotive and chemical shipments helped the railroad offset a 12 percent drop in coal shipments.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent storms have eased drought conditions in several key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is wrapping up.
Early voting is going strong in Douglas and Sarpy Counties with three weeks until Election Day.
As of last Wednesday, the USDA had designated two-thirds of all counties in the U.S. as disaster areas due to drought.
The city of Omaha will put $35 million toward a new UNMC Cancer Center.
More than three-fourths of the state of Nebraska remains in an exceptional drought.
This year’s severe drought caused record low inflows in September in the Missouri River basin.
The Nebraska Corn Board says the state's harvest is nearly a month ahead of schedule.
Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says so far his office has received about 32,000 early ballot requests.