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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men found with hundreds of pounds of marijuana in their rental truck have been charged in Nebraska.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say deputies arrested two men after marijuana with an estimated street value of up to $5 million was found after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Ralston man accused of running down another man with this pickup truck last year has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman accused of overbilling Medicaid for services she provided an ailing client has been told to pay back the money.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is challenging city ordinances that prevent homeless people from asking for money in public places saying the local laws are unconstitutional.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Native American tribe is still planning to open a casino on the Iowa-Nebraska border despite a pending legal challenge from both states.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say Delta Tau Delta fraternity is being investigated following a hazing complaint.

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.

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.

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

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are trying to find whoever burned a Nazi symbol into the grass at an Omaha park memorializing U.S. military members who died in World War II.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says Iowa's strengthening of a ban on texting while driving could be a model for legislation after years of unsuccessful legislative efforts to crack down on distracted driving.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will see a flurry of new state laws this week, including safeguards to fight prescription painkiller abuse, looser gun regulations and a policy that will make it easier to massage horses for money.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three finalists have been sent to Gov. Pete Ricketts for an open seat on the district court judicial bench in eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with their effort to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has recommended that a liquor license be granted to a downtown venue where people will hurl axes at wooden targets.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison inmate that DNA tests linked to four Omaha rapes more than a decade ago has been sentenced to 160 to 200 years in prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to six months behind bars for conspiracy in a tax fraud case.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration are due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend its approval of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A contracting company has fired an Omaha school bus driver shown using his cellphone for more than two minutes while driving.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The abrupt downfall of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix became a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former administrative assistant for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has filed a lawsuit accusing the state of age discrimination.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in eastern Nebraska say they have seized methamphetamine, opioids and marijuana in two separate traffic stops along Interstate 80 in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A pay raise is among the ideas being considered to help Douglas County keep enough officers to manage the growing number of inmates in its jail.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the 2016 vote to reinstate the death penalty was invalid because Gov. Pete Ricketts helped bankroll the petition drive to place the issue on the ballot." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" alt="<--break->" src="http://kios.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" data-cke-saved-src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif">

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed portions of a lawsuit that says Nebraska's overcrowded prisons give inadequate health care, overuse solitary confinement and discriminate against disabled inmates.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Using a drone to spy on neighbors, drop drugs into prisons or harass cows could lead to criminal charges under a new bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider later this year.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker has filed a lawsuit alleging Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and a top aide broke the law when they transferred $13 million from a reserve fund to balance the budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln is adjusting its panhandling ordinances to allow the free speech right to use profanities but to ban repeated panhandling requests.

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