Third-grader from Omaha stars in ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ season finale

Editor’s note: If you missed Tuesday night’s season finale of “Abbott Elementary,” you can watch the episode on ABC.com or on Hulu. In the season finale of ABC’s hit show “Abbott Elementary,” some might notice a familiar face. A third-grader from Omaha at Westside Community Schools’ Westgate Elementary has landed herself a spot on the … Read more

Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

Mead Farmer wants his poisoned pond cleaned up

A farmer who lives six miles downriver from the old AltEn ethanol plant said chemicals from the plant destroyed his property and he wants the state and seed corn companies to clean up his lands. “They have no right to do this to individuals,” said Stan Keiser, a fourth-generation farmer who farms 160 acres of … Read more

Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Convicted of Election Investigation

U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was found guilty on Thursday of lying to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a fundraiser in Los Angeles in 2016 . A federal jury in California found the nine-term Republican guilty of one count of falsifying and concealing material … Read more

Nebraska auditor discovers state pays retirement benefits

Nebraska auditors say the state sent retirement checks to people who are no longer living. The money comes from Nebraska’s public employee retirement systems. The audit looked at payments distributed to school employees, judges and the state patrol. The state auditor found 11 cases of pension benefit payments to deceased persons. The first dates back … Read more

‘If we don’t do something, we won’t have water,’ says Nebraska farmer

Dennis Schilz farms near Brule, but for years his focus has been 200 miles west and the booming population around Denver. “They continue to build projects and store more water,” Schilz said. 4,500 acres of farmland most of which is irrigated. “If we don’t do something, we won’t have water,” Schilz.Gov said. Pete Ricketts wants … Read more