LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple from Brooklyn, New York, is facing a lawsuit accusing them of committing Medicaid fraud involving several nursing homes that Nebraska $59.6 million.
A lawsuit filed by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office accuses Joseph and Rosie Schwartz, and their company, Skyline Healthcare LLC, of making management decisions involving 22 Nebraska facilities in order to enrich themselves.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gretna High School was stripped of its 2021 Class A state football championship on Thursday following a vote of the Nebraska School Activities Association board.
The board voted 8-0 to uphold executive director Jay Bellar's ruling that the Dragons used an ineligible player last season.
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Ed Littler, a central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 70.
Littler died Tuesday night, according to KSNB-TV in Hastings, where Littler had worked for more than two decades.
How ranked teams fared in their weekly games:
1. Benet (17-2) beat Fenwick 59-28, beat Waukesha West 56-30.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will temporarily work from home.
Fortenberry said on his congressional website that he had a “moderate case” and will recuperate at home.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A female officer in the Lincoln Police Department has become the third female officer to sue the city of sexual harassment in the last year.
Officer Erin Spilker, spokeswoman for the department, said in her lawsuit that she had faced years of discrimination because she is female.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed an income tax cut on Thursday for corporations and nearly 419,000 residents whose incomes rise into the state's top bracket.
The Republican governor said he would seek to lower the top rates to 5.84%, down from the current 6.84% for individuals and 7.25% for corporations that are set to take effect next year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An assistant warden in the Nebraska prison system was arrested on charges alleging that she sexually abused an inmate.
The Nebraska State Patrol on Tuesday arrested Sarah Nelson Torsiello, an assistant warden at the Department of Correctional Services' Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Once again Illinois got all it could handle during a visit to Nebraska.
Trent Frazier scored a season-high 29 points, Kofi Cockburn had his eighth straight double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the 25th-ranked Illini held off the struggling Cornhuskers for a hard-earned 81-71 victory Tuesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks announced Tuesday that she has raised nearly $210,000 in her campaign for the state's 1st Congessional District.
Pansing Brooks, a Democrat, said she has raised $209,777 from a total of 954 donors in the most recent quarterly filing period.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a $500 million plan Monday to divert water out of Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states that allows Nebraska to seize access to Colorado land along the South Platte River and build canals.
DENTON, Neb. (AP) — Another mountain lion sighting in eastern Nebraska has some people wondering if the animal's population is on the rise and moving beyond known populations in the western part of the state.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry formally announced his reelection campaign on Monday amid allegations that he misled federal authorities who were investigating an illegal contribution to his campaign.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bill Busch has been promoted from defensive analyst to special teams coordinator at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost announced Monday.
Frost also said assistant Mike Dawson will have additional duties.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One person was arrested after a three-vehicle crash that killed one man and closed part of Interstate 80 for more than four hours Saturday.
Omaha police said the crash happened shortly before 4 p.m.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal Thursday much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over the years, but this time he'll have an extra $1 billion from the federal government to spend and plenty of people who want a cut.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two suspects in the death of a Lincoln woman whose remains were found near Pawnee Lake have been charged in her death.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska built some of the best basketball facilities in the nation. The Cornhuskers have ranked among the top 10 in attendance for nearly a decade. They made one of the biggest splash hires in 2019 when they landed Fred Hoiberg.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Long prison sentences and mandatory minimums are major contributors to Nebraska's chronic prison overcrowding, according to a report released Thursday, but lawmakers made clear that they disagree over how to fix the problem.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is extending its mask mandate as virus cases soar across the state, and all returning students and faculty will be required to take a COVID-19 test at the start of the semester.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers kicked off a new session Wednesday with contentious abortion and gun-rights measures and an expected focus on how to spend more than $1 billion in pandemic relief aid that has left the state flush with money.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln Public Schools will again require masks in all schools when classes resume this week, district officials announced Monday.
Two weeks ago, the district had planned to require masks only for elementary school students and staff during the upcoming semester.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two boys died and their mother remained in critical condition after a weekend apartment fire in Omaha.
Omaha Police said Monday that Germani Pettis-Greyson, 7, and Gamani Pettis-Greyson, 5, died after being taken to an Omaha hospital following the Saturday morning fire.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeking to collect a $9,300 judgment from the Oath Keepers militia group for not providing workers' compensation for its only employee in the state.
The Oath Keepers is an anti-government group that has nearly 20 members charged in the Jan.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old for a crash in October that killed a Lincoln High School student.
The teenager was charged motor vehicle homicide with willful or reckless driving, a felony.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 20-year-old Lincoln man died Monday after crashing his car early Christmas morning while trying to flee a traffic stop.
Ahmad Gregory was critically injured in Saturday's crash and died late Monday, Lincoln police said Tuesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska food company and its insurer want a warehouse company to pay them more then $400,000 because a shipment of bacon was destroyed inside one of its warehouses in Lincoln last year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A car driver is hospitalized with serious injuries after the vehicle crashed while fleeing a Nebraska state trooper.
KETV-TV reports that the accident happened around 12:50 a.m.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Charges have been reduced in the case against a tractor-trailer driver involved in a eight-vehicle crash that killed a father and son who were on their way to Nebraska’s first home football game.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A crew cutting down a dying oak at the University of Nebraska made a surprising find — flying squirrels.
A video shot by a member of the crew made its way to Larkin Powell, a conservation biology professor.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man faces sentencing in March after being convicted of killing his estranged wife's new boyfriend in a 2020 shooting in downtown Omaha.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that a jury deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before finding 28-year-old Marlon Miranda Jr.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The last Nebraska community still requiring masks is dropping its mandate.
Lincoln Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez said in a news conference Tuesday that a health order requiring indoor masking will expire at the end of the day Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even in normal times Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, with fewer than two million people and plenty of jobs to go around. But with some workers slow to return to work after COVID-19 shutdowns, the state has hit new depths, recording the country’s lowest-ever state unemployment rate of 1.8% in November.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new analysis has found that Nebraska could save money and keep the state’s most troubled youths closer to home by starting a state-run adolescent psychiatric facility.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska lawmaker and congressional candidate will serve as the state's next Rural Development director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The White House announced the appointment Friday of former state Sen.
RAYMOND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified a 70-year-old man who died Monday night in a house fire near the small Lancaster County community of Raymond.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said firefighters found the body of Gerald F.