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Tax credit of $500 would help those who care for a loved one

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AARP Nebraska is backing a $500 state income tax credit proposal for those who take care of a family member or friend. Advocacy Director Mark Intermill says the projected $12.5 million annual cost is far below what the state would pay for hospital or nursing home care. He estimates the state would have to pay […]

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Update on Omaha funeral home fire

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As an Omaha funeral home went up in flames early Tuesday morning, a co-owner Bill Cutler’s main concern was for the families of the nine deceased individuals inside. At one point during the fire, Cutler and a firefighter went inside Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak – Cutler Funeral Home at 78th and Center Street to see if they could […]

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Fire destroys long time Omaha funeral home

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A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage at a long time Omaha funeral home overnight. Firefighters responded to a call at Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak and Cutler Funeral Home at 78th and Center Street around 3:20 a.m.  Fire crews saw heavy flames and black smoke on approach. A second alarm was called more than an hour later to assist […]

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Moran’s Memo: Happy Kansas Day

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  By Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran The history of Kansas is one replete with humble but aspirational men and […]

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Lincoln woman rescued from fire dies of her injuries

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A young Lincoln woman rescued from her burning home earlier this month has died of injuries suffered in the fire. 24-year-old Blair Callahan died Thursday morning at CHI St. Elizabeth. She was rushed to the hospital January 8th, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. A neighbor walking by the house during the early morning hours […]

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House fire near Kearney claims life of teen

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A teenager died in a house fire late last night northwest of Kearney. Authorities have identified the victim as 16-year-old Kyah Kinkade of rural Kearney. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., local fire crews were called to the family home located at 5379 Bison Run after flames broke out inside the structure. Three of the four family […]

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Wayne State women look to a break through away from home

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The Wayne State women’s basketball team is looking to break through on the road tomorrow night when they visit Minnesota State-Mankato in Northern Sun Conference action. The Wildcats are 7-6 overall but have failed to win a road game in five tries. Coach Chris Kielsmeier’s team has had some chances. In their last road game […]

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Omaha woman facing child abuse charges in death of 4 year old girl

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An Omaha woman originally booked for the murder of a four-year-old girl will instead be charged with intentional child abuse. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine released more details in the case this morning. Kleine says 22 year old Chelsey Cook had been Alicia Morrow’s caregiver since December of 2014 inside of a home at 31st […]

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Single Kearney teacher adopts three foster brothers

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A central Nebraska woman is now a single parent — times three. Lindsie Lybarger recently adopted three foster brothers. The 31-year-old Lybarger is a preschool teacher in Kearney and says she loves kids and knew the boys needed a caring home, so she got licensed as a foster parent. “I thought it was going to […]

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15 for ’15: Hosmer’s dash one to remember

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Of all the incredible plays that were part of the Royals' World Series title run, perhaps none stood out more than first baseman Eric Hosmer's daring dash toward home in Game 5 of the World Series.

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Insurer’s adjusters to start flying drones in Nebraska

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One of the nation’s largest home and auto insurance companies plans to launch a program in Nebraska next year using drones to inspect property damage after disasters ranging from fires to floods to tornadoes. Shawn Broadfield, vice president of innovation & claims at Allstate, says the remote-controlled aircraft are small, maneuverable and can carry high-definition […]

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Creighton hosts Coppin State

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The Creighton men’s basketball team closes out nonconference play at home against Coppin State. The BlueJays are 8-4 and their only home loss this was a 79-77 defeat to Arizona State back on December second. Coppin State has struggled to a 2-11 mark this season. Tipoff in the CenturyLink Center is 8:15p.m. Creighton opens Big […]

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Medlen embraces family, giving spirit at Christmas

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Royals right-hander Kris Medlen loves everything about the Christmas holiday. He loves the sparkle of the ornaments on Christmas trees, the lights on lawns and houses. He loves the spirit of giving. The only thing missing this time of year at his Augus...

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Intruders shoot and kill family dog in Omaha

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The Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha is investigating the break-in of a home where the intruders shot and killed the family dog. Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they received the call on Saturday from a couple living near 38th and Bedford. Langan says the couple was in the process of moving into […]

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Gawkers by the thousands applaud mega-lights display near Minden

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A massive display of holiday lights in south-central Nebraska’s Kearney County is drawing hundreds of onlookers nightly. Dean Zoerb, of rural Minden, says he used many tens of thousands of LEDs along his five-acre plot surrounding their home to create a vast twinkling wonderland. Zoerb says he’s had years to perfect the display. Zoerb says […]

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