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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

'There's a real heaviness ... over the city of Gretna': Community mourns deaths of 4 teens in crash

Four girls died at the scene. A fifth was injured and is being treated at a burn unit in a Lincoln hospital.  Read more

Live updates: 2019 College World Series, June 19

Track every pitch with our live coverage of the 2019 College World Series. Read more

Flood-damaged Paradise Lakes will be demolished, but who will pick up the tab is uncertain

By early August, the flood-damaged community of Paradise Lakes located east of Offutt Air Force Base will be razed to the ground. What remains unanswered is who will end up paying for the demolition, which is expected to top $1 million. Read more

Papillion woman arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in death of husband

Police found Steven Douglas Olson at a home near 96th and Lincoln Streets with a gunshot wound to his head. Read more

'This was a planned abduction to kill Sydney Loofe,' prosecutor tells jury in Aubrey Trail trial

Aubrey Trail’s attorney, Joe Murray, told jurors during his opening arguments that Trail was “not a particularly nice man” but that he and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, did not plan to kill Sydney Loofe. Read more

'It's an easy choice,' Rep. Don Bacon says as he quickly endorses Donald Trump

The congressman has tried to walk a line between supporting Trump's policies and criticizing his communication style. This week he offered a full support of the president. Read more

NTSB releases report on Iowa bus fire; 'It just about doubles you over,' says dad of girl who died

The Riverside Community School District allowed the 74-year-old bus driver to continue driving, despite physical limitations that made it difficult for him to take appropriate actions in an emergency situation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board report on the crash. Read more

Subscribers onlyBaker Hansen: How exclusive dinners and young chefs are pushing Omaha's food scene forward

Two innovative, expensive tasting menus in Omaha in the span of three days got me thinking: What does this mean for Omaha's dining scene? Read more

Undisclosed problem delays start of testimony in Aubrey Trail trial, now expected to resume Thursday

Aubrey Trail faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Sydney Loofe, 24.  Read more

Mother took 5 shots of rum before falling asleep with baby, who later suffocated, officials say

Carmaleta Price, of Omaha, is charged with committing negligent child abuse resulting in death. Read more

Today's forecast

Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 60s.


79° 62°

Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 60s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SW at 5 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:50:21 AM
Sunset:08:59:53 PM


Subscribers onlyO-line recruit Alex Conn returns to Nebraska with Huskers in final three and commitment coming soon

Alex Conn is ready to commit to one of his top choices for college. Nebraska. Oklahoma State. Kansas. Read more


Subscribers onlyState college system adopts 2.5% tuition increases at Peru, Wayne and Chadron

Mandatory student fees and room-and-board rates also are increasing for the 2019-20 school year. Read more

Living / Entertainment

The world's biggest female country star is coming this weekend

We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week. Read more


Editorial: Keep Midlands waters safe through responsible operation of boats and jet skis

Last year, four people died in Nebraska boating accidents and 16 individuals suffered injuries requiring medical attention.  Read more

Live Well Nebraska

Scientists think they know why dogs have eyes that tug at our hearts

A new study suggests it's yet another example of dogs' ability to communicate with people, one that evolved as the animals were domesticated from ancient wolves at least 15,000 years ago. Read more


In a sea of 'lasts' that I'll miss with my children, here are three I won't miss

After reading the poem "The Last Time" (and ugly crying afterward), this Omaha mom came up with a list of "last times" she won't miss. Check it out here. Read more

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