Iowa, Nebraska leaders: Wet weather could slow road repairs

U.S. 04/11/19, 14:48

Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials said Thursday that they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges that were damaged by last month's flooding repaired by midsummer, but that a wet spring could hamper their efforts.Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe and his Nebraska counterpart, Kyle Schneweis, held a ...

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind making travel dangerous in Midwest

U.S. 04/11/19, 08:35

A storm system known as a "bomb cyclone" slowly churned through the U.S. interior Thursday for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow has fallen in parts of ...

Update: Snow, ice making Midwest travel dangerous

U.S. 04/11/19, 06:50

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):6:45 a.m.A powerful spring snow storm sweeping across the Midwest has made travel hazardous across Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.Ice forms on a calf at a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. A bomb cyclone storm ...

Spectator charged with assaulting WWE star Bret Hart

New York 04/08/19, 07:23

Authorities say a spectator faces assault and trespassing charges after tackling wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn.Bail was set at $1,500 for Zachary Madsen of Lincoln, Nebraska at a hearing on Sunday night. The judge also ...

Bill Moos riding high at Nebraska in wake of big-time hires

Sports 04/07/19, 09:08

Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll.Nebraska's 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in the 18 months since he arrived, all while batting away criticism for leaving a hefty debt at his previous school and ...

Jack Hoiberg enjoys ride at MSU, as dad takes Nebraska reins

Sports 04/05/19, 15:59

Success in sports for Michigan State's Jack Hoiberg has actually come more quickly on the golf course than the basketball court, despite the depth of his family roots in the hoops and hardwoods of the Midwest.Hoiberg had a scholarship waiting for him at South Dakota, after all, a scratch golfer ...

Huskers’ Hoiberg owes millions if he leaves for college job

Basketball 04/05/19, 15:40

New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will be required to pay the university between $5 million and $11 million if he leaves to take a college coaching job in the first five years of his contract.The terms of Hoiberg's agreement are in a memorandum of understanding released Friday. His signed ...

Drinking water problems linger long after flooding

U.S. 04/04/19, 16:11

Several communities along the Missouri River continue to struggle to restore drinking water service weeks after massive flooding swept through the area.People who live in the affected Nebraska and Iowa towns have had to adjust to boiling water before drinking it or relying on bottled water while officials work to ...

US officials to meet governors amid flood management gripes

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials were set to meet Wednesday with the governors of four flood-ravaged Midwestern states amid criticism of the federal agency for its management of swollen waterways.Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, all Republicans, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, ...

Nebraska vows it’s ‘all in on basketball’ with Hoiberg hire

Basketball 04/02/19, 17:38

Nebraska has built some of the best basketball facilities in the country the last decade and plays in a sold-out arena. Now the Cornhuskers believe they have the missing piece to turn the starved-for-success program into a Big Ten contender.Fred Hoiberg was officially introduced as the Huskers' new coach on ...

source: Nebraska hires Hoiberg, ex-Bulls, Iowa St coach

Basketball 03/30/19, 13:07

A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its coach.Hoiberg was fired in December by the Chicago Bulls. He takes over for Tim Miles, who was dismissed on Tuesday after seven seasons.The person spoke to ...

Flood-damaged Air Force base near Omaha reopens runway

U.S. 03/29/19, 11:19

A spokesman says a flood-damaged U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska has returned to full operation after its runway was deemed safe.Offutt Air Force Base spokesman Drew Nystrom said Friday that an assessment team also determined the flooding didn't damage taxiways at the base, where water inundated nearly 80 buildings ...

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:36

After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from rain and ...

EPA: No toxic releases at Superfund sites in flooded Midwest

Enviroment 03/27/19, 20:56

Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri, and limited access to others, federal regulators said Wednesday.The Environmental Protection Agency reported no releases of hazardous contaminants at any of eight toxic ...

Former Nebraska trooper loses lawsuit over genital exams

U.S. 03/27/19, 12:44

A former Nebraska State Patrol trooper has lost her lawsuit against the state alleging that she and other women were put through a medically unnecessary and invasive pelvic exam during the hiring process.Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon ruled Brienne Splittgerber didn't have enough evidence and dismissed her lawsuit, the ...

Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief

Politics 03/27/19, 12:09

The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters. "We desperately need the supplemental funding," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, citing hurricane damage to Tyndall Air Force Base ...

Update: EPA assessing Superfund sites in flooded areas

U.S. 03/26/19, 19:30

The Latest on flooding throughout the Midwest (all times local):7:25 p.m.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is assessing two Superfund sites located in areas that have seen overwhelming floods in recent weeks.In this Monday, March 25, 2019 photo, tribal employees bring water, to elders and others who were stranded ...

Nebraska fires hoops coach Miles, missed NCAA Tourney again

Basketball 03/26/19, 14:41

Nebraska fired seventh-year coach Tim Miles on Tuesday after the Cornhuskers finished 13th in the Big Ten and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight year.Athletic director Bill Moos announced the firing two days after the Huskers finished a 19-17 season with an 88-72 loss to TCU ...

Flooding damage extensive in Midwest and more rain forecast

U.S. 03/25/19, 17:15

Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and forced thousands from their homes as ...

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