‘Hungry’ Tennessee back in baseball tourney after hiatus

Baseball 05/29/19, 15:13

Tennessee finally has ended the longest NCAA Tournament drought of any Southeastern Conference baseball program by earning its first bid since its 2005 College World Series appearance.Now the Volunteers want to try to match that 2005 team's accomplishment by also getting to Omaha, Nebraska. Tennessee (38-19) is the No. 2 ...

All 3 D-I schools in Nebraska make NCAA baseball tournament

Baseball 05/27/19, 23:17

Granted, making the NCAA baseball tournament was not in the front of Omaha Mavericks coach Evan Porter's mind when he and his players returned home from a February road trip to find the dome over their indoor practice facility had collapsed during a snowstorm while they were gone.The Mavs moved ...

Berkshire Hathaway investors worry about life after Buffett

Business 05/04/19, 16:02

Tens of thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders return to Omaha every year to learn from Warren Buffett and celebrate the company he built through acquisitions and investments. But with the 88-year-old Buffett and 95-year-old Charlie Munger leading the company, it's hard for shareholders not to wonder how much longer the revered ...

Investors gather to learn from Buffett and each other

Business 05/03/19, 15:03

In the days before Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, classrooms and hotel meeting rooms around Omaha fill up with investors eager to learn more about the philosophy Warren Buffett used to build his fortune.The outside conferences and gatherings are a big part of the draw for many who make the pilgrimage ...

Nebraska avoiding measles outbreak with high vaccine rate

Health 04/27/19, 09:54

Broderick Hansen hopped on the exam table recently at Children's Physicians West Village Pointe for his kindergarten vaccinations without any fuss.Among them was a second dose of the vaccine that will protect the 4-year-old from measles, the once nearly gone virus that's been making a disturbing comeback this year in ...

Omaha zoo asks for public’s help naming newborn giraffe

Health 04/23/19, 15:24

An Omaha zoo is asking for the public's health in naming a giraffe born last week.The calf was born April 16 to Dottie, a 19-year-old female giraffe, and Jawara, a 10-year-old male. The third calf born by Dottie, it weighed 152 pounds and measured around 6 feet tall a day ...

Nebraska GOP critical of college speaker’s abortion stance

U.S. 04/12/19, 18:21

The Nebraska Republican Party wants a Jesuit college in Omaha to rescind its invitation asking former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey to speak at its commencement, citing his position in favor of the right to abortion.The state party's executive director, Ryan Hamilton, released a statement Thursday saying Creighton University should find ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heiress hoax scores woman celebrity treatment, and charges

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:15

Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricy threads, prosecutors say, was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels for a taste of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

U.S. 02/21/19, 17:02

A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other potential victims, and the investigation began with a polygraph test for a state patrol job he was seeking. Nicholas Bridgmon, a Seward County sheriff's deputy, is charged in ...

98-year-old volunteer brings comfort to Omaha patients

Health 02/09/19, 13:43

Her hands are warm. This comes as a surprise. The day is so bitterly cold. The hospital, despite its soft earth-tone decor, is big and empty. Plus Jean Bailey, white-haired, stooped with age, is nearly a full century old. It does not seem possible that the hands of this 98-year-old woman ...

Fifteen-year-old Omaha boy gets decades in prison in killing

U.S. 01/31/19, 11:33

A judge has sentenced a 15-year-old boy to 22 to 48 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an Omaha teenager during a dispute that prosecutors say involved drugs.Tyon Wells was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest in November to second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Zachary Parker ...

Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

U.S. 01/19/19, 00:06

After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for the weekend from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states ...

End of content

No more pages to load