LINCOLN — The state corrections director says he didn't disclose a report on a 2015 prison riot because of concerns that its revelations about organized gangs at the Tecumseh State Prison could lead to safety threats to staff, inmates and th'... Read More

A former Omaha police officer was acquitted Monday of second-degree assault and weapon use in the case of a mentally ill Oklahoma man who died after being shocked 12 times with a Taser. Jurors deliberated seven hours before finding Scotty Payne, 3'... Read More

Nearly a year after three of their relatives were shot to death, family members grappled Monday with the reason why. Why did John Dalton Jr. kill his parents, John W. Dalton Sr. and Jean Dalton, and then gun down his 18-year-old niece, Leonna Dalt'... Read More

A second Nebraska case of a paralyzing illness has been confirmed in a child living in the area served by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department. The child was hospitalized for the condition, known as acute flaccid myelitis, and later released, state he'... Read More

DES MOINES (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she will run for a second term in 2020. The Des Moines Register reports that Ernst told reporters Friday that she would seek re-election. She also said she will support Presi'... Read More

An 87-year-old Lincoln woman told police that she was scammed out of $42,000 after being told her grandson had been jailed in Texas. The woman received a call Saturday from someone she believed to be her grandson, who lives in Texas, Lin'... Read More

LINCOLN — Higher speed limits are hastening our trips across the state. But they also are saving us from a few speeding tickets. At least that’s what statistics from two stretches of roadway in eastern Nebraska indicate. In the four months '... Read More

Jodi Reese awoke in an Iowa cabin a little more than a year ago with an excruciating headache. She’d gone to the state park in northwest Iowa because she needed a break. A nurse practitioner, she worked for a local hospital and at a Council Bluf'... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nebraska and Iowa senators find themselves on opposite sides of a criminal justice bill that has deeply divided Senate Republicans, as supporters seek to drag the measure across the finish line just before this Congress adjourns. '... Read More

All the birds confiscated in a Cass County cockfighting raid last month will soon have homes or have been euthanized, an official with the Nebraska Humane Society said Sunday. “We did euthanize a portion of the birds,” said Mark Lang'... Read More

An Omaha pedestrian who fell into the street was hit by three separate drivers who failed to stop. He died at the hospital after the first of two separate fatal traffic incidents Friday night in midtown. The first occurred short'... Read More

Caucuses are officially no more in Nebraska after the state Democratic Party voted to go back to the primary system. The state’s Democrats had been choosing their presidential nominee by caucus since 2008 in a system similar to Iowa’'... Read More

Omaha firefighters rescued six people from a Saturday morning fire at a two-story midtown duplex. Crews arrived at 534 S. 30th St. to find occupants trapped in the first- and second-floor apartments. Firefighters entered the first floor,'... Read More

LEXINGTON, Neb. — A man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County has taken a plea deal. 42-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He had been charg'... Read More