Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill designed to increase Medicaid reimbursements from the estates of recipients with large amounts of money or property. Senators gave the measure first-round approval Monday with a 31-0 vote.
Warren Buffett's company is adding a group of small Oklahoma newspapers near Tulsa to its growing group of more than two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers. Berkshire Hathaway Media Group said Monday that it had acquired six weekly newspapers.
The cost of brand inspections for cattle could rise to $1.10 per head under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers. Senators gave first-round approval Monday to an increase in the maximum fee that the Nebraska Brand Committee can charge.
Authorities say one person was seriously hurt following an explosion inside an Omaha home. Fire officials say gasoline that was being used to combat bed begs ignited and exploded at the home Sunday night. Two others escaped the residence.
Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures. A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers.
A 22-year-old woman has been charged with stealing a puppy from a yard in Lincoln. Police say Kaylynn Dobbins was picked up Friday after investigators watched security recordings of the dog being sold at a grocery store on April 13.
The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to act Wednesday on an application for a Sioux County disposal site for wastewater from oil exploration and production. The commission website says the special meeting is set to begin at 10am Wednesday.
During the midnight hour, a 21-year-old man lost control of his car going northbound on West Shore in south Lincoln. Officer Katie Flood says the man reported that he traveling at 30 mph with his cruise control on.
Advocates for medical marijuana will try to take their campaign to Nebraska voters next year if lawmakers don't act, and a new state law could make their job easier. Supporters say they're gathering signatures to place the issue on the November 2016 ballot.