Former Children's pharmacy director accused of embezzling $4.4 million has license revoked

The license of the former Children’s Hospital & Medical Center pharmacy director accused of embezzling more than $4.4 million from the hospital has been revoked for at least two years under a se... Read More

Chief justice says Nebraska court system lacks the funds to establish mental health courts

LINCOLN — The chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court said Thursday that his agency lacks the funds to establish a special court to handle offenders with mental illnesses. Douglas County is among the counties seeking a “mental health court... Read More

Winter Weather Advisories and Snow Emergencies Issued

_informq.push(); NEBRASKA -- Frigid temperatures and accumulating snow are coming to eastern and central Nebraska. The National Weather Service issued Winter Weather Advisories for all of Nebraska except for the panhandle and the extreme sout... Read More

Nebraska's First Flu Report Of 2019 Shows High Activity

SYRACUSE, Neb – Nebraska’s first influenza report of 2019 places the state’s flu activity at a high level. The state has identified A(H3N2) as the predominant strain, but other strains have been confirmed and infection is considered to be wi... Read More

Defeated Lawmaker Looks to Stop GOP's Recent Struggles in Douglas County

Omaha, NE.—News Channel Nebraska has learned that former State Senator Theresa Thibodeau, following her narrow defeat in November, is poised to take the helm of the Douglas County Republican Party. Thibodeau was one of several GOP candidates who... Read More

State closes Omaha day care after owner's husband is charged with sexually assaulting a boy

An Omaha in-home day care has been shuttered by the state because the owner’s husband has been accused of sexually assaulting a boy there for years. Debra A. Harrison, doing business as Deb’s Day Care at 8328 Bedford Ave., no longer ... Read More

State tax receipts down for third straight month in December

LINCOLN — State tax collections in December fell below projections for the third month in a row. A report issued by the Nebraska Department of Revenue Tuesdayshowed that net tax receipts were 8.8 percent, or $37.4 million, lower than e... Read More

Guns in school? Nebraska could arm teachers, staff under legislative proposal

LINCOLN — By the time law enforcement can respond to a school shooting, it’s usually too late, said State Sen. Steve Halloran of Hastings. That’s especially true in rural communities, Halloran said, where a sheriff’s deputy or ... Read More

Veterans get warm welcome as they move into new home in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. — One by one as they crossed the threshold to their new home, the new occupants of the Central Nebraska Veterans Home were met with applause, handshakes and “Welcome to Kearney” greetings. “This is a helluva welcome... Read More

Man accused of rape in UNO dorm is convicted of misdemeanor, sentenced to probation

A 19-year-old Omaha man who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her UNO dorm room was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation. Austin T. Reed also will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years after pleading no contest to th... Read More

Nebraska attorney general wants to inform public on marijuana risk as state senators push legalization

_informq.push(); LINCOLN, NE - Medical marijuana continues to be a key issue facing the Nebraska Legislature this session. In December, Nebraska senators Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart created the Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana laws committ... Read More