Douglas County District Judge Shelly Stratman rejected the state’s attempt to overturn a public health director’s mask mandate, so Omahans must continue to mask up.
John Caillau was driving 106 mph in a 45 mph zone. His blood alcohol content measured .41% after the crash that killed Jim Yungbluth, described as “one of the nicest men to walk the Earth.”
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson wrote in the suit that Health Director Lindsay Huse's authority to issue a mask mandate under Omaha's municipal code "conflicts with applicable state law."
Nearly 32% of the latest defendants convicted on the habitual criminal enhancement in Nebraska are Black — an even starker racial disparity than already exists within state prisons.
Officials said the expenditures are necessary to ensure their jurisdictions do not run afoul of extensive guidelines dictating how the money must be used. The city of Lincoln took a different route.
The Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court tries to address some of the issues that may stem from a veteran's military experience and provide them with resources to get them on the right track.
A police spokesman said "suspicious circumstances" led to the homicide unit being called to investigate.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department will receive $250,000 during the next two years to make mental health professionals available 24/7 to respond in emergencies.
A 29-year-old Omaha man faces up to 88 years in prison for enticing children, thanks to the quick thinking of his child victims, a child’s father and the resourcefulness of a fugitive unit that tracked him down in Central America.
Lawrence Ortiz was convicted of felony first-degree murder in the woman’s death in Buffalo County District Court, and his sentence began Feb. 13, 1971.
Nebraska lawmakers advanced a compromise plan Friday afternoon that keeps all of Douglas County in the 2nd District as part of a congressional redistricting plan.
Douglas County has confirmed nine cases of the West Nile virus this year, with eight of them coming this month. All but one of the people who had West Nile was hospitalized, officials said.
"As an Omahan, I would love to have two members in Congress," Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts said.
Lawmakers on the Nebraska Legislature's Redistricting Committee voted along party lines to advance a congressional district map that splits Douglas County.
The Legislature's Redistricting Committee introduced competing Republican and Democratic versions of the redistricting plans but will have to settle on one to advance to the full Legislature.
A person was fatally shot in a parking lot at Westroads Mall late Sunday night, and another person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The map would divide Douglas County, all of which currently sits in the state's 2nd Congressional District. The district became known as Nebraska's "blue dot" after Joe Biden's electoral victory there.
Tuesday's letter could set up a showdown with Gov. Pete Ricketts. He has said repeatedly that he opposes mask mandates. Should the state allow it?
Here are some books relating to Omaha and Nebraska history, many by local authors, to check out.
The body of missing 7-year-old Avi Gurung was found under the Interstate 680 bridge Thursday.
In a rare rebuke, a judge has overturned a conviction of a self-proclaimed witch doctor after finding that a prosecutor failed to disclose that a key witness was seeking immigration protections.
Michelle Bluford is alleged to have initiated and nurtured a relationship with a former student over a period of three years, eventually leading to inappropriate sexual contact.
Band teachers at Elkhorn South are on administrative leave, and all summer band activities have been suspended.