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Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Dumpster baby's family tragedy — Man kills his mom and brother

Omaha - Roberto C. Martinez-Marinero, 25, walked into an Omaha, Nebraska police station on Thursday night and confessed to killing his mother, throwing a five-year-old brother in a river, and throwing his one-year-old brother in a dumpster.

Hundreds evacuated as American Midwest continues to flood Special

Hundreds of residents in the Lincoln Nebraska area have been evacuated as record breaking rainfall continues to flood rivers and major highways. A State of Emergency has been issued by Governor Pete Ricketts.

Storms rip through American midwest Special

Digital Journalist Micki Hogan bunkers down as a massive storm system brings tornadoes, flooding, and wreaks havoc. Nebraska. Kansas, and Oklahoma have confirmed tornado sightings totalling more than 20 tornadoes in a single night.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Sidney - Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Nebraska medicine — Ebola treatments at their best

Omaha - “Nebraska Medicine - Ebola treatments at their best” refers not only to the Ebola virus but also refers to Nebraska Medicine as having the largest and most cutting-edge biocontainment unit of the nation.

Nebraska accidentally releases prisoners, wants to rearrest them

Omaha - Due to a mathematical error, Nebraska authorities accidentally released over 300 prisoners before their mandatory sentences were supposed to end. Now they are trying to rearrest two dozen of them.

Missing 3-year-old boy found in an arcade claw machine with toys

A three-year-old boy crawled up into a claw machine and enjoyed playing with the toys inside while his mother searched for him.

Review: New on DVD for February 25 Special

This week’s releases include live-action and animated comedies from the small screen; an otherworldly superhero with an amazing bonus feature; a couple of Oscar contenders; and two that were left off the ballot.

Explosion kills two in Nebraska feed factory

Omaha - An explosion occurred Monday at an animal feed processing plant in Omaha, Nebraska, collapsing part of the factory. Authorities say the incident killed two.

Nebraska mountain lions force state to develop new regulations

By January of 2014, a sharp increase in Nebraska mountain lions is forcing the state to expand its hunting regulations. The first season on mountain lions will begin from Jan. 1 to February 14, 2014. The second season will be Feb. 15 to March 31, 2014.

Op-Ed: XL Keystone Pipeline — Why is a presidential permit an issue?

Washington - The whole decision making process for the XL Keystone pipeline seems a moot point, in view of TransCanada's construction of the southern portion of the line. According to TransCanada pipelines, half of the southern portion is almost complete.

Obama pressured to make decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Washington - While Obama stressed the importance of the environment in his State of the Union speech, environmentalists are pressing him to prove it by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline..

Op-Ed: Defending your home against a ‘silent killer’

Each year hundreds of people in the U.S. and Canada are killed in their homes by a particularly insidious killer. Learn what can be done to protect yourself and your loved ones from carbon monoxide.

Nebraska passes LB 182 to end rapists' parental rights

Nebraska is working to remove the parental rights of convicted rapists for the child and mother's well-being. Senator Avery helped pass LB 182 to make it into a law, allowing the courts to enforce child support with relinquished rights to the child.

Anime cosplayer attending NebrasKon mistaken for armed robber

Omaha - An anime convention attendee dressed like a "Resident Evil" character was mistaken by police as an armed robber. With a proper explanation, police allowed the person to go.

Op-Ed: Tea Party wakes up, targets GOP incumbents

Sydney - If you’ve been wondering where the Tea Party got to, it’s obviously learned a lot from Washington traditions. It wakes up every couple of years for elections and conventions. About a third of GOP Senate nominees are Tea Party-endorsed candidates.

First non-hospital birthing center opens in Bellevue, Nebraska

Bellevue - The Midwife's Place in Bellevue, Nebraska, is the cornhusker state's first freestanding non-hospital birthing center that opened on December 14, 2011. It has offered women a certified nurse midwife 24 hours a day since the center first opened.

Ron Paul's 'delegate strategy' fails in Nebraska

Lincoln - Supporters of libertarian GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, failed at the Nebraska GOP convention to secure his presence as a presidential candidate for nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August.

Video: Tornado tears through house near Humphrey, Nebraska

Humphrey - A family at a farm homestead near Humphrey in eastern Nebraska, escaped a tornado that ripped their home apart. The storm struck the house around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and left only one kitchen wall and two columns standing.

Nebraska LB 1123 helps choose healthy food over obesity

With an adult obesity rate of 24.6%, causing massive issues of Diabetes Type 2 and heart disease, Nebraska is doing something about it. They are attempting to pass Legislative Bill (LB) 1123 in the Nebraska Agriculture Committee this coming Tuesday.

Warren Buffet will match GOP's donations to reduce nation's debt

Omaha - Because Nebraska's Warren Buffet was criticized by Republicans last year when he suggested that Congress raise taxes on the mega-rich, Buffet announced he is willing to match contributions paid by Congress Republicans to help reduce the national debt.

Op-Ed: Capital One Bowl 2012: Previewing Nebraska vs South Carolina

One has to wonder just how excited Steve Spurrier is to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers again. When the Ole Ball Coach was starting to build his legacy at Florida, his Gators team ran into the buzz-saw that was Tommie Frazier and the Huskers.

Op-Ed: Nebraska's Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh targeted for playing dirty

When Ndamukong Suh was with the Nebraska Huskers, coach Bo Pelini said that even though Suh played violently, he would never characterize him as a dirty football player."When you're as big and strong and physical as him, things are going to happen."

The Council of Canadians responds to Keystone XL pipeline reroute Special

Calgary - The Council of Canadians responded to the rerouting of the Keystone XL pipeline. Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, and Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, answered the questions in this interview.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 2) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada where he dismisses false allegations about the recent Keystone XL pipeline. It continues from What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline PART 1.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 1) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada about the recent Keystone XL pipeline reroute.

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline delay a major coup for environmentalists

Calgary - On November 10, 2011, the U.S. State Department delayed plans to build the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to get additional information. It was a major coup for environmentalists who opposed the project that would have straddled Canada and the US.

White House delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Washington - The White House has decided to delay making a final decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election. But the indefinite postponement may ultimately kill the proposed pipeline.

Amtrak train derails in Nebraska, injuries reported

Max - Amtrak has announced the California Zephyr, which was en route from Emeryville California to Chicago, has derailed near Max, Nebraska early Friday morning.
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Flash flooding in Nebraska
A storm system ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015. Flash floods were reported in Nebraska  ...
A storm system ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015. Flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Remains of flooding that obscured in Nebraska
Record rainfall causes flooding in Nebraska
Record rainfall causes flooding in Nebraska
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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A storm system ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015. Flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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A storm system ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015. Flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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Picture showing Nebraska's Cooper Nuclear plant amid floodwaters. From the Journal Star.
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