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Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endo...

Nebraska announces $500M plan to claim water from Colorado

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a $500 million plan Monday to divert water out of Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states that allows Nebraska to seize acces...

Judge denies Rep. Fortenberry's motions to dismiss charges

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s attempts to dismiss charges accusing the Nebraska Republican of making false statements to FBI agents who were invest...

Bang! Nebraska crash test could lead to safer road barriers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Nebraska smashed an 80,000-pound tractor-tanker into a concrete barrier on Wednesday in a test that could lead to safer, more cost-effective barri...

For Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry, a two-sided challenge in 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When he seeks office again in 2022, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska will essentially face two opponents: a progressive Democrat with a lot of support in the state’s second-...

Nebraska woman avoids death sentence for store clerk slaying

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A woman convicted of murder for her role in the death and dismemberment of a Nebraska hardware store clerk was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, avoiding the prospect of being...

Nebraska AG finds 258 victims of Catholic church sex abuse

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska attorney general's office investigation identified 258 victims who made credible allegations of sexual abuse against 57 Catholic church officials in the state going bac...

What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on his future in Nebraska politics and the 2022 election, opening the door to possible outcomes that would have ...

Indicted Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry pleads not guilty

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he lied to federal agents who were investigating illegal contributions to his campaign, and prosecut...

Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigati...

Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as heroes with nightly clapping from windows and balconies, some are being issued pa...

Nebraska advances new congressional map that could help GOP

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced new congressional boundaries Friday that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College v...

Report: Nebraska prison workforce crisis 'alarmingly worse'

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s prisons face a persistent staffing crisis that has created dangerous conditions, including maximum-security units that are going unstaffed for hours at a time and one inc...

In the GOP, voter ID is a slam dunk ... except in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Mike Groene was frustrated but not terribly surprised last year when Nebraska’s Legislature rejected, for the seventh time, a measure that would have forced voters to sho...

Nebraska picks Trev Alberts to serve as new Husker AD

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hired Trev Alberts as its new athletic director Wednesday, hoping a star from the school's glory years can restore what was once among the nation's most dominant football...