| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The sister of Nebraska's lieutenant governor was granted a domestic-abuse protection order Monday after she accused him of physically threatening her during a family dispute.
Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann -- a Republican appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman in...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.
“At this time we expect downstream...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:41 PM
From the red flag warnings along California’s coast to the blizzard that dumped almost 4 feet of snow on the Great Plains, from the slew of tornadoes that damaged Midwest towns to Tropical Storm Karen crawling toward the Gulf Coast, severe weather...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A state judge in Nebraska has dealt another setback to the long-debated Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that a state law passed in 2012 violated the state’s constitution by giving the governor power to approve the pipeline’s route.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:05 PM
A Nebraska court ruling Wednesday left the long-troubled Keystone XL pipeline with no approved route through the state, dealing the project a legal setback that could delay it at least a year.
Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie F. Stacy struck...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:58 PM
A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck several farming communities in northeastern Nebraska on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 16 in one tiny town obliterated by a direct hit, officials said.
The tornadoes, part of a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A storm featuring rare twin tornadoes tore through parts of Nebraska on Monday, leaving two dead and destroying much of the rural town of Pilger, officials said Tuesday.
The storm killed a 5-year-old girl and a motorist in his car, a spokeswoman for the...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:43 PM
In Nebraska, Republican Gov. Dave Heineman enacted the biggest tax cut in state history, and the state's unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is now the second lowest in the nation.
In Connecticut, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy enacted the largest tax...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 1:29 PM
The State Department said Thursday that it will delay consideration of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to study alternative routes, addressing what it termed were environmental concerns about a posssible path through Nebraska’s Sand Hills...
| Oct 24, 2011
President Obama's re-election campaign has hired a former top lobbyist for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline as a senior adviser....
| Nov 1, 2011
President Obama inserted himself into the increasingly contentious fight over building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, implying in a television interview that the ultimate decision about the pipeline’s fate would be his....