17 mins ago - For Joseph Ahlers of Grand Island, the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado hit straight home. His 10-year-old daughter Ariana was inside one of the elementary schools that was wiped out in the path of destruction.
Posted: 05/21/2013 - Beginning Tuesday, May 21, S. 17th Street from South to “A” streets will be closed for about eight weeks for street rehabilitation. The project was originally scheduled to begin in early May, but it was delayed when the Near South Neighborhood Association asked if some of the existing stone curb could be incorporated into the project.
Posted: 05/21/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama opposes a House bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Posted: 05/21/2013 - Police are looking for two suspects after an armed robbery overnight. It happened just after 1 a.m. Monday, in the 1300 block of F Street. Police say the two victims were leaving an apartment when they were confronted by two men.
Posted: 4:39 AM - The University of Nebraska Medical Center is showing off its new $30 million eye institute. The grand opening celebration for the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute is being held on Wednesday.
Posted: 4:22 AM - Residents in Lincoln and a group of Boy Scouts have collected 47,000 pounds of outdated phone directories for recycling. The Cornhusker Council Boy Scouts collected telephone directories door-to-door in Lincoln neighborhoods. Directories were also dropped off at parks and recreation centers throughout Lincoln.
Updated: 05/21/2013 - The Pentagon wants more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close. New details on the administration's budget request for next year and other expenses emerged on Tuesday.
Posted: 05/22/2013 - The Highway Patrol says up to 30 people have suffered injuries in the collision of a commercial bus and a car on Interstate 75 in northwest Ohio. A state police spokeswoman told The Associated Press early Wednesday that 1-75 south of Bowling Green has been closed following the crash.
Posted: 05/21/2013 - Alabama health officials say a mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in the southeastern part of the state. In a statement, Alabama Department of Public Health spokeswoman Mary McIntyre says seven people have been admitted to hospitals with a fever, cough and shortness of breath.