Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State parks officials have confirmed an infestation of invasive zebra mussels at Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha and have announced the lake's closure.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has started a new fiscal year with $20 million more in state tax revenue than expected.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha will gain more than 8,700 residents in newly annexed parts of the state's biggest city.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Omaha-area police and fire agencies are using sports to connect with local youth.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prisons director says delaying a longtime death row inmate's execution would likely prevent the state from ever carrying out the sentence because officials can't purchase any more of the necessary lethal injection drugs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission has recommended local landmark status for a downtown building that could be torn down to make way for a new juvenile justice center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has unveiled a plan to promote Nebraska abroad, increase trade with other countries and attract more foreign investment.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The police chief in a southern suburb of Omaha is still being paid even though he hasn't been to work in nearly 11 months.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An outspoken critic of Iowa's Medicaid privatization process says he has been removed as a chairman of a state council that monitors the state's shift to private management of its $5 billion Medicaid program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has decided it wants to build a new courthouse in Des Moines on the former riverfront site of a YMCA.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades and their first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs that includes a powerful painkiller responsible for much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could conceal whether something has gone wrong.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — State troopers seized nearly 47 pounds (21 kilograms) of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — A new city-sanctioned historic preservation commission aims to increase efforts to preserve Ralston's history.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A decades-old theater in Omaha is getting a digital marquee as part of a $1 million upgrade.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is phasing in a new electronic benefits card for the program that services low-income women and children.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two more pharmaceutical companies are objecting to Nebraska's use of lethal injection drugs that may have come from them.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who use the Affordable Care Act's marketplace for health insurance could see a much smaller rate increase in 2019 compared to previous years.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Susan Christensen to the Iowa Supreme Court, making her the first woman to be on the state's highest court since 2010.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Department is seeking public input on its draft study of the Keystone XL pipeline's environmental impact in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials have closed the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge linking eastern Nebraska to western Iowa for a routine inspection.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey report suggests economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Home for Boys 4-H club is taking troubled teens out of their comfort zones and giving them chances to raise farm animals.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are looking for new ways to help youths who enter the child welfare system, particularly in situations involving family drug use, but challenges remain in rural areas that lack treatment services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says a $12 billion aid package for farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war is a temporary solution, and he's encouraging the administration to reach new trade deals quickly.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school will learn his fate in a few weeks: life in prison or the death penalty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould is seeking additional debates in her campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he will challenge a temporary injunction placed on parts of the state's new voter ID law.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The corn and soybean crops in Iowa and Nebraska are significantly ahead of schedule and looking very good for a plentiful harvest this fall.