Updated: 5:17 AM The Powerball jackpot is climbing again, and fast. In just a few short weeks, the jackpot has ballooned to an estimated $360 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot ever
Posted: 1:43 PM Authorities say a 30-year-old central Nebraskan has been fatally injured in a collision between his motorcycle and a farm vehicle.
Posted: 11:41 AM Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has been fined $19,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws during his run for U.S. Senate last year.
Updated: 7:27 AM Nebraska farmers are working hard to plant their corn crop, but this spring's wet weather has slowed their work. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 43 percent of Nebraska's corn crop has been planted. That's about 10 days behind the average of 77 percent planted at this point. Nebraska's wheat crop continues to be in bad shape. About 48 percent of the wheat crop is in poor or very poor condition.
Updated: 7:37 AM If it's passed a multi-million dollar bond issue would take the community of Holdrege from three public elementary schools to one. Voters will get to decide if Holdrege Public Schools should go from three existing elementary schools to constructing one brand new facility. School officials say the math shows it would take a nearly $14 million bond to finance a new building for K-4 students, but would save them thousands of dollars a year.
Posted: 10:43 PM A Nebraska man has been given jail time for allowing his son to stay at his home after escaping from a minimum-security prison in South Dakota. Robert Thorngren, of South Sioux City, was sentenced Monday in Dakota County Court to 220 days in jail on a misdemeanor charge of accessory to a felony. He must pay a $500 fine.
Posted: 8:30 PM Minden Fire Chief Craig Space said it started in burn barrels at a pallet recycling business at 1290 35 Road.
Posted: 7:49 PM This marks the third consecutive year Saint Francis has received the award.
Posted: 7:11 PM Ryan Brumbaugh, 26, faces three counts of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and one count of child porn possession for incidents that allegedly took place last October and December.
Updated: 6:27 AM Each May, Raymond Henning comes to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial in Grand Island's Fonner Park to remember his father Charles. On Monday morning, he was joined by other survivors as well as dozens of active and retired officers, for a statewide ceremony for National Police Week.
Posted: 11:51 AM An one-car rollover accident injured two teens in rural Henderson Sunday night.
Posted: 11:47 AM Those wanting to evaluate and plan a farming business can get training and support this month from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension program.
Updated: 3:49 AM New Orleans police say 19 people have been wounded in a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an email that many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening. No deaths were reported.
Posted: 10:26 PM Scientists are on a mission to track the carbon footprints of large cities that are increasingly responsible for human-caused global warming. Instruments perched in the mountains above Los Angeles monitor carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases spewing from factories and freeways. Similar contraptions atop the Eiffel Tower and elsewhere around Paris keep a pulse on emissions from smokestacks and automobile tailpipes. There's also talk of outfitting Sao Paulo, Brazil, with sensors that sniff the byproducts of burning fossil fuels.
Updated: 9:40 AM Division Chief Fred Hotz said witnesses told them the fire just straight up in the air, burning the garage but not even singeing the clothes next to it.
Posted: 10:32 AM Work is slated to begin on a stretch of road north of Pawnee City, in southeast Nebraska. The Department of Roads says the roadwork will begin Monday on Nebraska Highway 50.
Posted: 7:36 AM An effort to repeal Nebraska's motorcycle-helmet law will get another ride in the Legislature. A new crop of lawmakers are slated to debate the bill, which has failed in past years.
Posted: 9:35 PM U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that problems with steering-gear boxes are causing a loss of control in some Ford trucks. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers an estimated 340,000 F250 and F350 Super Duty Trucks from the 2008 model year.