2 missing after truck enters flooded South Dakota river

U.S. 03/24/19, 18:38

Authorities in South Dakota are searching for two men missing after a garbage truck went into a flooded river.Searchers returned Sunday to the James River about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Mitchell, South Dakota. KELO-TV reports the men have been missing since Thursday. Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley says authorities ...

Nebraska could raise legal age for e-cigarettes to 21

Health 03/24/19, 11:08

An apparent surge in vaping among Nebraska teenagers is prompting a new push from lawmakers to raise the state's age limit on e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 and ban their use in bars, restaurants and workplaces.School officials say the crackdown would help them fight the growing use of e-cigarettes among ...

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

U.S. 03/23/19, 17:09

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that's blamed in three deaths so far, with two men ...

Update: Flood levels reached record in 3 towns

U.S. 03/22/19, 16:06

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. This year's round of Midwestern flooding is the worst ever at three locations in Nebraska. National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Low said during a conference call Friday that the Missouri River reached record levels at Plattsmouth, Nebraska City and Brownville. It ...

Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT

Basketball 03/20/19, 22:44

Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the Cornhuskers.Roby shot 9 for 12 from the floor and converted 9 of 10 foul shots. He added eight rebounds.Glynn Watson Jr. ...

Update: Union Pacific working to repair tracks, bridges

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:42

The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):12:40 p.m.Union Pacific says its crews are working around the clock so rail traffic can return to normal in Nebraska and adjacent states hit by flooding from a late-winter storm and snowmelt.This Monday, March 18, 2019 photo taken by the South Dakota Civil ...

Pence heads to flooded Midwest amid concerns about levees

U.S. 03/19/19, 11:20

Vice President Mike Pence was expected to visit the Midwest on Tuesday to view flooding caused by heavy rains and snowmelt that damaged hundreds of homes and inundated tens of thousands of acres with water. Flooding is expected throughout the week in several states as high water levels flow down the ...

Update: Farm, ranch losses from flooding could top $1B

U.S. 03/19/19, 10:04

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10 a.m.The president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses due to the devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state.CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - The Elkhorn River consumes a section of western Douglas County ...

‘Angels of the sky’ offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

U.S. 03/18/19, 16:37

A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. Flooding from the Platte River and other waterways is so bad that just one highway lane into Fremont remains uncovered, authorities ...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

U.S. 03/18/19, 15:32

Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised — either breached or overtopped — in four ...

Update: Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska county

U.S. 03/17/19, 16:39

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Flooding in Nebraska has badly damaged up to 500 houses in one county alone. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He estimates that up ...

More evacuations as floodwater continue Midwestern rampage

U.S. 03/17/19, 12:15

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall and snowmelt forced river levels across several Midwestern states to dangerous levels. At least two deaths were blamed on flooding, and two other men ...

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

U.S. 03/17/19, 05:02

Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person.The scramble to move people out of harm's ...

Update: Heavy rains, melting snow cause Midwest flooding

U.S. 03/16/19, 10:47

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10:45 a.m.The National Weather Service says recent heavy rains paired with rising temperatures melting snow are causing flooding in the Midwest.RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the ...

Update: President Trump tweets support in wake of flooding

U.S. 03/15/19, 17:43

The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and is praising first responders and emergency response teams for doing "a great job dealing" with flooding, high winds and road closures. Trump tweeted Friday ...

With NIT possible, Huskers wait on deciding Tim Miles’ fate

Basketball 03/15/19, 17:25

A decision on basketball coach Tim Miles' future at Nebraska is on hold for at least a couple more days.Athletic director Bill Moos said Friday his evaluation of the program would end once it's determined the season is over. The Cornhuskers will find out Sunday if they receive an invitation ...

No. 19 Wisconsin tops Nebraska 66-62 in Big 10 tourney

Basketball 03/15/19, 16:25

Nate Reuvers scored 14 points, D'Mitrik Trice hit a clutch 3-pointer with 58 seconds left and No. 19 Wisconsin beat pesky Nebraska 66-62 on Friday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.Khalil Iverson also scored 14 points as the Badgers (23-9) won for the sixth time in seven games ...

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