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PETA seeks OK from Iowa officials for memorial to hundreds of turkeys killed in crash

2 hours 13 min ago
A 10-foot-tall tombstone, which would be up for a month, would promote a meat-free diet as well as safe driving. The tombstone would be provided by PETA.

Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:29
And Barbara Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said scattered thunderstorms are expected tonight in eastern Nebraska.

Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:22
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert appeared Wednesday on The World-Herald's “10 Minutes with the Mayor."

'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:22
After initial examinations, an investigator said, officials don't believe the skull was from a recent death and had been there for a while.

Omaha crash victim, 19, had touched many lives

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:18
Friends and family remember David Korff, who died when his SUV crashed Tuesday near 72nd and Shirley Streets

Firefighters take on 'fully engulfed barn fire'

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:28
The fire Wednesday morning occurred near 232nd and Harrison Streets.

Shane Osborn grabs several endorsements

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:01
The president of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and several other Nebraska conservatives have thrown their support behind U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn.

A day after Ricketts endorsement, Ted Cruz backs Sasse for Senate

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:49
“Ben will not be just another vote in the Senate – he will be a leader in the fight to stop the Obama agenda and repeal Obamacare from day one,” Cruz said in a press release.

Man's body found near North 36th, Seward Streets

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:43
Police investigate after a woman walking her dog makes the discovery Wednesday morning.

Omaha area may get 1 inch of rain tonight

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:22
Winds this afternoon may reach 30 mph, forecasters say, with gusts of 40 mph as a cold front moves through the area.

Some city streets remain closed

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:36
Others remain restricted because of various roads projects.

Iowa man gets 70 years in Minnesota woman’s death

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:47
Tailer Handsaker, 21, entered a guilty plea Monday in Dickinson County District Court to second-degree murder and two counts of willful injury. A first-degree murder charge was dropped under the plea deal.

4-year-old Des Moines girl dies in accidental shooting

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:44
The shooting happened Monday evening at an apartment south of the city’s downtown.
The girl died at Blank Children’s Hospital.

Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:36
Goodfellas owners Louis A. Venditte, his wife, Ruby Venditte, and John W. Wagstaffe have pleaded not guilty to prostitution and conspiracy charges.

Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:00
At a debate in Norfolk involving the six Republican candidates for Nebraska governor, McCoy says Ricketts supported amnesty for illegal immigrants during his failed U.S. Senate bid in 2006.

Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:00
A bill based on that agreement will be debated by a Iowa Senate subcommittee Thursday morning at the State Capitol in Des Moines.

Nebraska Legislature District 2: A pair of challengers Sen. Bill Kintner has seen before

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:00
Kintner, Ron Nolte and Mel Luetchens all ran in the 2012 primary.

In Iowa, primary election is about to really kick off with early voting

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:00
Starting Thursday, Iowa voters can fill out a ballot in advance of the state's June 3 primary election.

$450K in needed repairs means Iowa town pulling the plug on coffeepot-shaped water tower

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:00
Stanton, Iowa, can't afford to make the repairs, and It'll cost a fraction of that $450,000 to remove the coffee pot, refurbish it and put it on display at the city's cultural center.

Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates stick to familiar topics at Omaha forum

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:00
It was not a debate but simply a chance to speak about the farm bill, taxes, health care and other issues. The candidates did not engage with each other or try to rebut their opponents.