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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

Investigators say they found evidence of alcohol use and excessive speed in a crash that killed four Gretna teenage girls and seriously injured a fifth. A report released Tuesday by the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office...

Gov. Ricketts to host Nebraska economic development summit

Gov. Ricketts to host Nebraska economic development summit

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is set to host the state's annual economic development summit.

ACLU of Nebraska launches website for transgender people

ACLU of Nebraska launches website for transgender people

Nebraska residents who identify as transgender now have a website where they can get state-specific information about their rights and available resources.

Emergency officials urge flood victims to document damage

Emergency officials urge flood victims to document damage

State emergency officials are urging south-central Nebraska residents and local governments to document any damage they experienced from flooding earlier this month.

Man takes plea deal in Stanton County crash death

Man takes plea deal in Stanton County crash death

The defendant in the crash death of a 22-year-old man in northeast Nebraska has taken a plea deal.

Board completes process of removing country treasurer

Board completes process of removing country treasurer

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has completed the process of removing the country treasurer for committing what the board called "misconduct in office."

Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore

Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore

A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for illegally climbing Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

Judge bars board members from voting on wind farm

Judge bars board members from voting on wind farm

A judge has temporarily barred two Cherry County commissioners from voting on a permit for a 19-turbine wind farm west of Kilgore.

Mayor accused of assault, threatening officer's job

Mayor accused of assault, threatening officer's job

The mayor of Broken Bow is accused of threatening the job of a police officer investigating a fight outside a bar for which the mayor has been charged.

August sentencing set for man in Omaha slaying

August sentencing set for man in Omaha slaying

An Aug. 28 sentencing hearing has been scheduled for an Omaha man who's pleaded no contest to a manslaughter charge.

Nebraska child welfare firm sues state after losing contract

Nebraska child welfare firm sues state after losing contract

A firm that has managed child welfare cases in the Omaha area for years will sue Nebraska state officials who awarded a new contract to a different nonprofit.

1 person injured in partial ceiling collapse in Lincoln

1 person injured in partial ceiling collapse in Lincoln

Authorities say at least one person was hospitalized after part of a ceiling collapsed at a veterinary center in Lincoln.

Nebraska tax collections topped projections last fiscal year

Nebraska tax collections topped projections last fiscal year

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected during the fiscal year that ended last month.

Custer County prosecutor accused of official misconduct

Custer County prosecutor accused of official misconduct

The Nebraska attorney general's office has filed a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct against the top prosecutor in central Nebraska's Custer County.

Department buying backup protective gear for firefighters

Department buying backup protective gear for firefighters

The Omaha Fire Department is buying backup protective gear for its firefighters.

Sumatran plant opens another stinky flower

Sumatran plant opens another stinky flower

Lauritzen Gardens says the putrid stench emanating from its Omaha grounds is coming from another bloom of a Sumatran plant.

Emergency response conference planned for Omaha in August

Emergency response conference planned for Omaha in August

Emergency response planners will gather in Omaha next month to work on improving the way they plan for disasters.