LEXINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska announced Tuesday that it sent a letter to the city of Lexington, urging the city to grant the Islamic Center of Lexington’s request for a conditional use zoning permit.
LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ property tax plan faced a barrage of criticism Thursday from local government officials, pitting them against some of the state’s largest agricultural groups, who say it would help farmers and ranchers.
LINCOLN — Gun-rights supporters narrowly missed their mark this week in the Nebraska Legislature, but they succeeded in painting a target squarely on local handgun restrictions in the state’s two largest cities.
OMAHA — Tucked in the back is that double-knit suit that your husband wore on your first date. Snuggling in a garment bag is a deep purple bridesmaid dress in all its puffy-sleeved splendor, the 1970s relic that you wore when your friend married the woman of his dreams and took off on a six-month honeymoon. Occupying a prime place in your current wardrobe is the black power suit that you feel may have cinched a promotion at work.
OMAHA — Twenty-five years ago, Air Force Capt. Robert S. Hopkins III flew his RC-135V surveillance jet over the Saudi Arabian desert. Suddenly an Iraqi MiG-23 screamed toward him at Mach 1.2, locked in to fire a missile.
8:47 p.m. UPDATE: Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said firefighters are concerned that the building could potentially collapse or that the fire could spread to another building to the west. At 8:40 p.m., flames were still roaring up through the roof.
Fire and rescue officials are on the scene of a reported a fire and explosion at M’s Pub at 11th and Howard in the Old Market. Fire department personnel are spraying water into apartment windows above M’s. Heavy smoke continues to pour out.
SCOTTSBLUFF — After graduating from Scottsbluff High School in 2006, Nik Ingersoll used the marketing skills he learned there and at San Diego State University to co-found Candy Lab, an interactive marketing firm. While working at Candy Lab, he designed and created several brands, including the Barnana brand from scratch. He met his business partner Caue Suplicy, who told him about a special banana snack he ate as a child growing up in Brazil. Two years later, they created Barnana. Now, Ingersoll has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list.
HOLDREGE — Lake McConaughy was Nebraska’s No. 1 tourist attraction in 2015, according to Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District public relations adviser Tim Anderson and Ogallala banker Chad Adams, treasurer of the Nebraska Water Center Foundation.
OMAHA (AP) — The economy continues to slow in nine Midwestern and Plains states because crop and energy prices remain low and the strong dollar is hurting exports, according to a survey released Monday.
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska sheriff's deputy jumped into the cab of a runaway semitrailer after the driver apparently passed out at the wheel, stopping the vehicle from possibly crashing off a busy viaduct bridge.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — One time a 1,200-pound steer casually stepped out of his pen. Another time a person playing a shepherd actually had to become one when a sheep tried to make an escape. And try looking like a peaceful angel when the wind chill is minus 10.
KEARNEY — A trade mission to Africa might seem like a waste of money for a state that produces a lot of high-valued food products. However, exploring opportunities and making contacts now are keys to future market access for Nebraska as Africa’s population and food needs continue to grow.
MORRILL — The International World Tap Dance competition was Dec. 1-5, in Riesa, Germany. And for Kyle Van Newkirk of Morrill, representing the United States for the second consecutive year was an honor. With a bronze medal already on his list of achievements, this year Van Newkirk brought home the gold.
OMAHA — If you’ve ever thought about improving your health or losing weight by breaking a coffee shop habit, the winter season is a hard time to do it. There’s something about holiday shopping with a latte in hand, or sitting by the fireplace at your favorite coffee stop with a great book. How can you stay in your calorie budget and still enjoy a warm beverage?
HOLDREGE — Work to reinforce the upper deck around the morning glory spillway at Lake McConaughy may require almost as much engineering innovation as was required to build it more than 75 years ago as part of the Kingsley Dam project.