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Saturday, August 17th, 2019

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Subscribers onlyResponse times, property crime should decrease with Omaha's fifth police precinct, chief says

The aptly named West Precinct opens Sept. 8 at 204th Street and West Dodge Road. Read more

Subscribers onlyAs budget grows, should mayors' pay grow, too? When should Sarpy cities consider full-time position?

Other than Omaha and Lincoln, none of Nebraska's biggest cities expect their mayors to make public service their full-time job.  Read more

Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run involving two cars along I-80 Friday evening

A motorcyclist died Friday evening after a collision involving two cars along Interstate 80, Omaha police said. Read more

How a Senate panel voted to advance Hyten's nomination despite assault allegations

Newly obtained documents from a military investigation into sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's pick to be No. 2 officer at the Pentagon provide new insight into how a Senate committee decided to recommended the nominee for confirmation, as lawmakers prepare for a final vote early next month. Read more

Subscribers onlySon of Nebraska coach Tony Tuioti, Teivis Tuioti is no stranger to learning new systems

Lincoln Southeast defensive lineman Teivis Tuioti, son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, is no stranger to learning new systems and new places. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior started his third high school football season at his third school earlier this week. Read more

Subscribers onlyReview: Playhouse's 'Sweat,' about a steel mill town in crisis, is gritty, authentic and great

A Pulitzer-winning script, performances and other details make the show an excellent (if hard to watch) season-opener.  Read more

Want to win Husker tickets? Sign up for Nebraska football trivia night this Thursday

Sign up today and play for a chance to win tickets to the Huskers' season opener against South Alabama as well as many other incredible prizes. Only a few team slots remain, so you'll want to hurry. Read more

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25 of the best images from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. Read more

The opioid crisis: 15% of the pharmacies handled nearly half of the 35 billion opioid pills

An analysis reveals the pharmacies that ordered the most hydrocodone and oxycodone as the epidemic raged across the nation. Read more

Photos: Hurricane Camille's deadly path — from Mississippi to Virginia — 50 years ago

On Aug. 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm that was blamed for 256 U.S. deaths, three in Cuba. The storm had maximum sustained winds estimated at nearly 200 mph and a devastating storm surge. It caused roughly $1.4 billion in damage at the time and … Read more