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Man charged with hate crime in assault of transgender woman

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A deejay has been charged with a hate crime after police say he assaulted a transgender woman at an Omaha bar. According to reports, 45-year-old Stephen E. Thompson was charged M... Read More

NCGA to Congress: Farmers Need Safe, Reliable Roads & Bridges

The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment that Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill before its August recess. Congress voted to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund’s authorization through Oct. ... Read More

Crews contained gas spill in Omaha suburb, official says

BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) _ Crews have contained a gasoline spill estimated at 1,0 gallons from a truck filling up a tank at a convenience store in the northwest Omaha suburb of Bennington. The spill occurred about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Omaha, Irvin... Read More

Killer's lawsuit against Nebraska prison system dismissed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A lawsuit filed against the Nebraska prison system by a man convicted of first-degree murder in four Omaha shooting deaths in 2013 has been dismissed. In an order issued Friday, a Lancaster County District judge said Nikko Jenki... Read More

Mountain Lion spotted in Wayne

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in Wayne Wednesday evening. The Wayne Herald reports local residents reported seeing the mountain lion on the walking trail by the southwest corner of the Wayne Bark Park. Another mountain lion sighting wa... Read More

Digital Platforms Spread Beef Message to Consumers

The beef checkoff program's national digital advertising effort, now in its second year, is having tremendous success in a competitive marketplace. Already this year, digital advertising netted a 700 percent increase in the acquisition rate of ne... Read More

Wreck reported in Albion

A two-vehicle wreck occurred early Sunday afternoon in Albion, and a single vehicle was overturned. According to the Albion News, both drivers were taken to Boone County Health Center. Both vehicles reportedly sustained a lot of damage....... Read More

(Video) Ott Takes Center Stage In Chicago

Its been quite a ride for Nebraska native Drew Ott and the Iowa Hawkeyes. The former all stater from Giltner High school has been a difference maker at defensive end the last three years for the Hawkeyes. Ott was one the three players that Iowa took ... Read More

Registration for International Master Gardener Conference Opens

The biennial International Master Gardener Conference will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs on Sept. 22-25. Co-hosted by Nebraska Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, this year’s theme is “Horticultural H... Read More

Iowa State-Iowa Men’s Basketball Game Moved To Dec. 10

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series men’s basketball game between Iowa State and Iowa at Hilton Coliseum has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 10 to accommodate national television. The start time and network will be announced at a later date. ... Read More

Ott Named to Big Ten Players to Watch List

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa senior defensive end Drew Ott has been named to the 2015 football preseason Big Ten Players to Watch List. The announcement was made by the Big Ten Conference on Thursday. A select media panel voted for the top f... Read More