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PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — A December trial has been scheduled for a 35-year-old eastern Nebraska man accused of shackling his teenage nephew to a bed to keep the boy from going out and misbehaving.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents with a driver's license or state identification card can now register to vote at a new state website.

HALLAM, Neb. (AP) — A village in southeast Nebraska is celebrating the return of a 122-year-old church bell after a destructive tornado hit the area in 2004.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a campaign to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty have filed a lawsuit arguing that ballot language drafted by the attorney general's office is slanted in favor of death penalty supporters.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who are eligible to vote will be able to register and update their registrations online under a new system that Secretary of State John Gale plans to launch this week.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The group that governs Nebraska high school sports is drafting a policy on allowing transgender athletes to compete because there has been some interest in it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state report says Nebraska's unemployment rate has risen again, hitting 2.8 percent in August.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Census data show that the percentage of Nebraskans who own their own homes has dropped again, hitting the lowest figure in more than 50 years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska death penalty opponents allege in a lawsuit that a ballot measure to reinstate the punishment is invalid because Gov. Pete Ricketts wasn't listed as a sponsor.

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — A man paroled after serving 41 years for murder has been sentenced to five years for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in southeast Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says an overhaul of Nebraska's juvenile justice system has fallen short, with higher than expected costs and many youths still ending up in jails, detention centers and group homes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who went into prison for an Omaha murder when he was 17 has been given a new sentence and a chance at freedom.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys for a Nebraska death row inmate say the state's recent struggle over capital punishment has raised new legal questions that they need to explore, while a state attorney says the prisoner has exhausted all options except for clemency.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state audit says the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services hasn't tried to collect potentially millions of dollars in overpayments made to recipients of food stamps and other public benefits.

Public meetings set on State Alzheimer's Plan

Sep 15, 2015

A series of public meetings begin tonight on a state plan to address the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, and their caregivers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pitching the state to Japanese companies as part of an annual conference with other Midwestern governors.

The dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health says the state of Nebraska has work to do to improve health and well-being.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected nearly 3 percent more than expected in taxes last month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new administrator at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has resigned after a little more than a week on the job.

This is the 50th year of the Head Start program, which provides early childhood education opportunities for low-income children.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen says an outside firm will be hired to audit a state agency's contracts with his company to avoid any perceived conflicts of interest.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Last summer's tornado that destroyed much of Pilger has left the village facing an uphill battle in the coming year when it comes to finances due to reduced tax revenue.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The former public address announcer at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium in Lincoln has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials say attendance at this year's Nebraska State Fair was the highest since the fair moved to Grand Island from Lincoln in 2010.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two central Nebraska companies have been chosen to participate in Gov. Pete Ricketts' new initiative to expand the state's skilled workforce.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say enrollment in the University of Nebraska system has risen 1.2 percent over last year to hit a 22-year high of more than 51,800 students.

At one time, there was a Husker flavor on the Omaha Storm Chasers roster.  Now it’s carrying over to the Kansas City Royals. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is warning Chinese students about an Internet scam aimed at them and their parents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative staffer who helped investigate Nebraska's corrections department will now serve as an official state watchdog for the agency.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Kearney says it will enact new student housing policies and pay $140,000 to settle a Justice Department lawsuit that accused the university of violating federal law by not allowing assistance animals in student housing.

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