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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT

A firm that has managed child welfare cases in the Omaha area for years will sue Nebraska state officials who awarded a new contract to a different nonprofit. PromiseShip announced plans to file the lawsuit after the...

Nebraska tax collections topped projections last fiscal year

Nebraska tax collections topped projections last fiscal year

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected during the fiscal year that ended last month.

Custer County prosecutor accused of official misconduct

Custer County prosecutor accused of official misconduct

The Nebraska attorney general's office has filed a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct against the top prosecutor in central Nebraska's Custer County.

Department buying backup protective gear for firefighters

Department buying backup protective gear for firefighters

The Omaha Fire Department is buying backup protective gear for its firefighters.

Sumatran plant opens another stinky flower

Sumatran plant opens another stinky flower

Lauritzen Gardens says the putrid stench emanating from its Omaha grounds is coming from another bloom of a Sumatran plant.

Emergency response conference planned for Omaha in August

Emergency response conference planned for Omaha in August

Emergency response planners will gather in Omaha next month to work on improving the way they plan for disasters.

Exhibit shares history of Native American veterans

Exhibit shares history of Native American veterans

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit about the history of Native Americans in the U.S. military is on display at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in eastern Nebraska.

Bighorn sheep hunting lottery applications period is open

Bighorn sheep hunting lottery applications period is open

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting applications for a 2019 bighorn sheep lottery permit through Aug. 2.

Nebraska schools could see new debate over Indian mascots

Nebraska schools could see new debate over Indian mascots

Nebraska schools with Native American mascots could see a new debate over their team names and logos if some state officials have their way, but quick action on the issue seems unlikely.

Off-duty Wichita police officer arrested on suspicion of DUI

Off-duty Wichita police officer arrested on suspicion of DUI

Police in Wichita have announced the suspension of one of their own after the officer's arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

Nebraska health officials: Woman dies from West Nile virus

Nebraska health officials: Woman dies from West Nile virus

State health officials have confirmed the death of a woman in northern Nebraska from West Nile virus.

Judge: Nebraska man accuse of killing wife still a danger

Judge: Nebraska man accuse of killing wife still a danger

An Iowa judge has found that a South Sioux City man acquitted by reason of insanity of killing his wife continues to need psychiatric treatment.

Group launches plan to improve behavioral care access

Group launches plan to improve behavioral care access

A Nebraska health network and the state university medical school have launched a system to increase access to behavioral health treatment.

Volunteers sought for Holmes Lake park cleanup

Volunteers sought for Holmes Lake park cleanup

Lincoln Parks and Recreation officials are seeking volunteers to help clean up Holmes Lake Park and its shoreline.

Nebraska Lottery: $10.8 million raised for beneficiaries

Nebraska Lottery: $10.8 million raised for beneficiaries

The Nebraska Lottery says it distributed more than $10.8 million to beneficiaries - like education and environmental funds - from lottery tickets sales for the quarter that ended June 28.

2 king penguin chicks born at Omaha zoo now on display

2 king penguin chicks born at Omaha zoo now on display

Two king penguin chicks that hatched in March are now on display at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Omaha parents of teen abused by educator sue school district

Omaha parents of teen abused by educator sue school district

The family of a teenage girl sexually abused by a former assistant principal is now suing the Millard Public School District in Omaha.