‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 - ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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