Nebraska

News from the state of Nebraska

Pork group asks USDA to support faster slaughterhouse speeds

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A group representing slaughterhouses urged the federal government Tuesday to let them continue an effort to speed up the processing...

Nebraska inmates’ fight to wed ends after one of them dies

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A man and a woman convicted in separate murders who fought the state of Nebraska for years for the right to...

Hearing postponed for Nebraska man accused in kids’ deaths

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OMAHA, Neb. — A court hearing in California for a Nebraska man charged in the deaths of his two children was postponed on Tuesday. ...

Missouri man charged in brother’s deaths accused of fraud

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A Missouri farmer accused of attempting to cover up a $215,000 cattle fraud scheme by killing two Wisconsin brothers was indicted Tuesday on a...

2 Nebraska kids found dead, father arrested in California

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BELLEVUE, Neb. — The father of two young children found dead in his eastern Nebraska home, where they had been staying for a court-ordered...

Buffett’s firm sells off financials, halves Chevron stake

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OMAHA, Neb. — Investor Warren Buffett's company pared back its holdings in financial firms further during the first quarter and also halved its new...

US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts

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OMAHA, Neb. — Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that sometimes stretch for miles, the companies have drastically reduced staffing...

Virus testing strategies, opinions vary widely in US schools

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MISSION, Kan. — Children are having their noses swabbed or saliva sampled at school to test for the coronavirus in cities such as Baltimore,...

Indian variant of the coronavirus found in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska health officials said an extremely contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in India has been confirmed in...

Nebraska death sentences continue despite no execution drugs

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OMAHA, Neb. — Three times in the past four years, Nebraska prosecutors have sought death sentences, and each time they have been successful. Within...