Posted: 4:30 AM The Nebraska State Board of Health is recruiting members to serve on five of its professional boards.
New professional members are required to be Nebraska residents who are actively engaged in practice, with a license in good standing.
Posted: 4:25 AM A Hastings man has been given more than five years in prison for helping to distribute methamphetamine.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg announced Monday that Ruben Manzano has been sentenced to 70 months in prison.
Posted: 9:10 PM The Elm Creek Beacon-Observer's 21-year-old new owner has published the first edition of the weekly newspaper he bought in March.
Publisher Michael Happ put out the newspaper for the first time Thursday, then graduated days later from Creighton University with majors in political science and theology.
Posted: 5:15 PM Jaime Francisco Barraza was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
Posted: 2:17 PM Authorities in Omaha have launched a task force to investigate any connection between last week's killings of a Creighton University professor and his wife and the 2008 slayings of an 11-year boy and his family housekeeper.
Posted: 1:48 PM A Nebraska company's purchase of a northwest Iowa manufacturer has saved 30 jobs. Thurston Manufacturing Co. of Thurston, Neb., says it has purchased Simonsen Iron Works of Spencer, Iowa, and plans to reopen the plant Monday morning.
Updated: 9:23 PM Swimming season is around the corner and a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says they found 58-percent of the pool filter sample tested were positive for E. coli, a bacteria normally found in the human gut and feces.
Posted: 10:07 AM Average retail gasoline prices in Lincoln have risen 41.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.13/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 146 gas outlets in Lincoln.
Posted: 9:26 PM An Omaha police officer is recovering after being bitten and punched by a 19-year-old woman who didn't want to follow instructions.
Officer James Shade says police were called to a west Omaha apartment building around 2 a.m. Saturday because a man wanted a woman removed from his apartment.
Posted: 9:15 PM A 20-year-old Hemingford woman has admitted helping hide the body of a Denver man in northwest Nebraska months before her boyfriend died in an armed standoff.
Rose Siefke (SEHF'-kee) pleaded guilty Friday to being an accessory to a felony in the death of 38-year-old Josh Bullock.
Posted: 10:35 AM The first application period for big-game hunting permits begins Monday and runs through June 7. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says that for deer, residents and nonresidents may apply for one permit in any one draw unit.
Posted: 6:18 AM Officials are hoping for the return of some 40 personalized bricks destined for a North Platte veterans' memorial that someone intercepted at the memorial group's office, then hauled off.
Posted: 5:15 AM Officials say a New York college student was accidentally killed by a police officer as she was held in a headlock by an intruder pointing a gun at her head during a break-in at an off-campus home.
Nassau County police said Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello was killed after being shot in the head when police responded to a break-in early Friday.
Posted: 9:21 PM A longtime faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been chosen as director of the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center in Clay Center.
The university says Dr. Dale Grotelueschen served most recently as the managing veterinarian for beef cattle veterinary operations at Pfizer/Zoetis.
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