Medicaid expansion could reduce benefits to some 25,000 Nebraskans now on the program

LINCOLN — The state’s plan for carrying out voter-approved Medicaid expansion could mean taking away some health care services from about 25,000 low-income Nebraskans. That’s because Departme... Read More

Medical helicopter makes emergency landing on Arlington High School football field

A medical helicopter made an emergency landing at Arlington High School late Saturday, authorities said. The patient on board was later transferred to another helicopter. In the mean time, Washington County 911 dispatchers sent an ambula... Read More

Nebraska's 'intelligent appreciation' for vaccine boosts protection as measles makes a comeback

Broderick Hansen hopped on the exam table at Children’s Physicians West Village Pointe last week for his kindergarten vaccinations without any fuss. Among them was a second dose of the vaccine that will protect the 4-year-old from measles, the o... Read More

Spending, taxes and medical cannabis yet to be debated in Nebraska legislative session

LINCOLN — Counting by the calendar, the 2019 session of the Nebraska Legislature is more than two-thirds over, but much of the heavy lifting remains. Property tax relief, the state budget, business tax incentives and medical cannabis h... Read More

Whiteclay activists outline vision for fetal alcohol syndrome treatment center

LINCOLN — Two years after the notorious beer stores in Whiteclay were shut down, activists will outline their vision to create a treatment center for fetal alcohol syndrome in the northwest Nebraska village. Borrowing advice from experts in th... Read More

Omaha woman accused of driving under the influence before fatal crash held on $250,000 bail

A 23-year-old woman accused of driving under the influence and then fatally hitting a man with her car was ordered held on bail Friday. Meghan Moyers, also known as Meghan Kinsey, has been charged with manslaughter. A judge on Friday set her bai... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers seek to expand problem-solving courts, a less costly alternative to prison

LINCOLN — A proven, and lower-cost, alternative to a prison sentence would get a substantial boost in funding under a preliminary recommendation by a state legislative committee. Four existing “problem-solving courts” in the state ... Read More

Police release names of men killed, injured in fall at Costco chicken plant construction site

One man was killed and another was critically injured Thursday at the Costco chicken plant that is under construction in Fremont. Two workers fell 40 feet from a lift basket they were working in, Fremont police said. Melvin E. Balaban, 5... Read More

NU Board of Regents slowly begins hunt for new president, will hire search firm

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will hire a search firm and gather public input in its pursuit of a new president for the NU system. Regents Chairman Tim Clare of Lincoln and Vice Chairman Jim Pillen of Columbus issued a press releas... Read More

Research monkey dies in UNMC project

A primate died last fall after a routine procedure to administer HIV medication to it for research purposes at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A UNMC veterinarian and an animal rights group this week agreed that the monkey die... Read More

Walmart, Amazon kick off online SNAP pilot program that will eventually expand to Nebraska

NEW YORK — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance to shop and pay for their groceries online. The program is starting in New Y... Read More