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3 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln
Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed a retired U.S. Air Force colonel to an open seat in the Nebraska Legislature, only days after his first pick withdrew amid questions about his nonpayment of campaign finance fines.
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7 hrs ago | KHGI
A 30-year-old La Vista man faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of three federal charges accusing him of lying on an application for security clearance with the U.S. Air Force, as well as misuse of his Social Security number.
8 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
LOS ANGELES _ Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bruce Dern, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Chiwetel Ejiofor were among the performers nominated Wednesday morning for the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
8 hrs ago | Omaha World-Herald
South Africans and dignitaries from around the world filled the 94,000-seat stadium in Soweto on Tuesday to honor anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela.
12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
"Fruitvale Station" lost ground Wednesday on its road to the Oscars. The Screen Actors Guild didn't award a single nomination to the indie film about Oscar Grant's shooting by a BART police officer.
12 hrs ago | KLKN
A 26-year-old St. Paul man accused of using a hammer to kill a puppy has made a plea deal that resolves several cases against him.
17 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha
A new report indicates nearly 2,000 Nebraskans have signed up for a health care plan out of nearly 23,000 who applied through the new federal marketplace.
20 hrs ago | Switched
One day before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild revealed its top contenders for the 20th annual SAG Awards .
Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said Monday that, in the interest of justice, he has filed a misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide petition against Madeline Shely, 16, following an Oct. 11 car accident on 180th Street and Highway 370 which took the life of Nate LaFave, 15. The charge against Shely comes despite a plea from Beth LaFave, Nate's ... (more)
John McMahon of St. Petersburg, Fla., replaces Patrick Slattery, who left Skutt last year to take over the superintendent's post for the Omaha Archdiocese.
Defensive tackle prospect Joe Keels changed his collegiate course Tuesday afternoon, altering the recruiting landscape for a pair of Big Ten Conference rivals.
Lawmakers are looking to increase participation in Nebraska's state-sponsored college savings plan, which is disproportionately used by higher-income families.
Bettelee Lewis conducts the Hastings Symphony Orchestra Sunday as they play "Sleigh Ride" at the Masonic Center.
Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann begins his trip at the Gering Civic Center on Wednesday with remarks at the Gering Business Club's Luncheon.
Democrats have lost their challenger to 2nd District Republican Congressman, Lee Terry.
Rep. Steve Stockman surprised the political world Monday when he filed at the last minute to challenge Sen. John Cornyn , complicating the senator's reelection bid just when it looked to be virtually problem-free .
Nebraskans who suffer from a combination of intellectual, behavioral and mental-health problems aren't always receiving state services that could help them.