News from the state of Nebraska

As other states close prisons, Nebraska may build a big one

OMAHA, Neb. — Across the nation officials are closing prisons as crime rates drop and views about drug use change, but not in Nebraska,...

Omaha mayor’s family says her husband has died

OMAHA, Neb. — The mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, said Friday her husband has died, several hours after police found a dead man at the...

Thousands of meatpacking workers to be vaccinated this week

OMAHA, Neb. — Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their shots...

Omaha gym owner convicted of sex assault on rare provision

OMAHA, Neb. — An Omaha gym owner has been convicted of sexually assaulting a one-time aspiring Olympic powerlifter under a rarely used provision of...

Boy Scouts celebrate the first group of female Eagle Scouts

Growing up in Minneapolis, Isabella Tunney followed the progress of her older brother with admiration and occasional envy as he worked toward earning the...