nebraska News

Devastating Nebraska Floods Threaten to Stretch into the South

BROWNVILLE, Neb. — Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops …

Flood Insurance Workshops Planned in Nebraska City

Flood insurance workshops will be held this week for residents of the small northeast Nebraska city of Pilger who want to rebuild after a June tornado destroyed much of the town. Flooding rules have complicated rebuilding plans for many Pilger …

Nebraska Won’t Disclose Oil Train Records

Nebraska officials have refused to disclose the details of crude oil shipments railroads haul through the state. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says it plans to keep the information railroads provided confidential. Officials say the information is proprietary and releasing …

Nebraska Disaster Declaration Approved

The governor has approved a state disaster declaration to help Nebraskans recover from the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that swept through parts of eastern Nebraska over the weekend. On Monday Gov. Dave Heineman toured Beaver Crossing, Sutton and other communities …

Nebraska Boy’s Drowning Death Lawsuit Settled for $300,000

A lawsuit filed after the drowning of an 11-year-old boy who was fishing in Lake Wanahoo has been settled for $300,000. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the lawsuit settlement was approved March 26 in Saunders County Court. The parents of …

Nebraska Woman Injured in Cannon Blast Settles Lawsuit

A woman injured by a cannon blast in south-central Nebraska has settled her lawsuit. The Kearney Hub says the Gosper County Board of Commissioners was informed of the settlement last week. The notice had come from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk …

Nebraska OKs $575K Settlement in Wrongful Death Claim

The state of Nebraska has agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a wrongful death claim filed by the family of a man killed in a 2012 car crash. Lexington radio station KRVN reports the settlement involving the estate of Ruben …

Nebraska City Works to Improve Roundabout Safety

Officials hope new fencing will make an accident-prone roundabout in Lincoln, Neb., safer for motorists. The Lincoln Journal Star reports workers installed fencing at the roundabout after an expert on the intersections recommended the move. The hope is the fencing …

Stomach Bug in Two Midwest States Linked to Mexican Farm

An outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska has been linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm. The outbreak of cyclospora infections has sickened more than 400 …

Officials: Intestinal Illness Climbs in Iowa, Nebraska

The number of people reporting a foodborne intestinal illness believed to have come from a contaminated vegetable is now at 134 in Iowa and Nebraska as new cases continue to surface. Iowa has reported 81 cases of cyclosporiasis spread across …