Commissioners unanimously passed a vaccine incentive policy for Lancaster County's nearly 900 employees: $200 for getting vaccinated and another $50 for getting the booster when its available.
Nebraska grew at the same rate as the nation in the past decade, but a look inside the census numbers reveals more about the state's future.
Beginning Thursday, masks will be required countywide in most indoor settings.
Hickman and Bennet both grew more than 50% over the past decade, while Waverly grew 30%. Three other towns had double-digit growth rates.
Russel Rucks Sr., 50, and Russel Rucks Jr., 28, were arrested at the apartment at 500 Surfside Drive on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, according to the Lincoln Police Department.
Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy counties added more people than the state as a whole over the past 10 years, according to census figures released Thursday.
A witness reported that a 15-year-old girl was engaging in commercial sex acts out of a home near 56th and Holdrege streets with the 50-year-old woman's encouragement to "go work your little magic trick."
Dispatch records and comments from former employees indicate the disputes involving the WindCrest Winery's operator date back for several weeks.
A line of trucks, campers and horse trailers snaked through the Lancaster Event Center grounds Thursday morning and overflowed onto Holdrege Street as rodeo competitors arrived in Lincoln.
The prosecutor pointed to the gratuitous number of cuts to dismember Sydney Loofe's body and cut marks around the tattoo on her arm that said "Everything will be wonderful someday" as signs that Bailey Boswell and Aubrey Trail relished the crime.
Ashley Bractic, a corporal at the facility since June 2020, was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol and resigned from her position with the department.
Acting Police Chief Brian Jackson said the Lancaster County Attorney's Office will reassess the charges against Janet Kotopka's husband, John Kotopka.
The age, sex and race of the victim are still unknown, but the department is investigating the discovery.
The mask mandate will expire as scheduled at the end of the day on Friday, meaning people can go without masks in most indoor places.
Nebraska has $158 million available to help pay rent and utilities for residents affected by the pandemic. So far though, the state has only received requests for about $2.4 million.
Drake Banks faces up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing in June. In November, his co-defendant, Zachary Macomber, got four years and four months in federal prison.
Two troopers and a Lincoln police officer exchanged gunfire with a Wyoming man, who was shot multiple times. A woman in the vehicle who pulled a gun was fatally shot.
A pursuit of a robbery suspect involving Lincoln police and Nebraska State Patrol vehicles involved the male suspect firing shots at the officers during the chase, officials said.
A 28-year-old Raymond, Nebraska, woman who was earlier reported as missing was found in Lincoln.
Other options were considered, but, in the end, “They definitely came through for us,” NSAA director Jay Bellar says of PBA and LPS.
Lowering the minimum age to 65 for Phase 1B could mean it will take four months to vaccinate everyone, a state official said.
An autopsy revealed two baggies of methamphetamine inside Bao Nguyen, one of which had ruptured, the grand jury said.