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Game and Parks reminds young boaters to take safety course

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials say young Nebraska boaters should remember to take a required safety course before operating watercraft this summer.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Beatrice woman, 81, attributes bone strength to water aerobics
Posted: May 01, 2016

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — There was a time when Doris Ourecky's bones were like that of a 100-year-old. She hadn't yet turned 70, the Beatrice Daily Sun reports.

Man accused of killing patrol cadet challenges evidence
Posted: May 01, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol cadet and injuring a trooper during a May high-speed chase says the CSP violated its own policies during the pursuit and he wants some of the evidence thrown out.

Falling tree hazard persists as pine beetle outbreak ends
Posted: May 01, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A waning pine beetle outbreak in the Rocky Mountain states is leaving dead trees in its wake.

Rural fire protection lacking for some residents
Posted: May 01, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Residents in rural areas of Wyoming are concerned about fire protection as housing continues to expand into the countryside.

Schools seek path forward on Native American names, symbols
Posted: May 01, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Everybody wants to be a Cheyenne Mountain Indian, says student and tennis player Grace Cossin.

$1,000 with Buffett 51 years ago would be $15.3 million today; what happens in the next 51 years?
Posted: May 01, 2016

Berkshire’s book value has compounded by 19 percent over the 51 years since Warren Buffett bought a struggling Massachusetts textile mill and began doing business as head man at a publicly traded company that later branched into insurance, retailing, heavy industry and most everything else related to mankind’s needs and wants.

Nebraska offices usher small businesses into global markets
Posted: May 01, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's small business owners say employees in the state's China and Japan offices have saved them from making irrevocable mistakes in the global market.

Berkshire Hathaway first-quarter profit falls 12 percent
Posted: May 01, 2016

The Omaha-based conglomerate said in a preliminary statement that did not include revenue or earnings per-share that operating earnings were $3.7 billion, down from $4.2 billion a year earlier. 

Grizzly Peak research area gets added protection
Posted: May 01, 2016

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — The Grizzly Peak Research Natural Area rarely gets visitors, but the area is getting added protection to keep it from being disturbed so it can provide a baseline for what a natural area should look like. It also will be used to determine the effects of climate change.

Berkshire Hathaway shareholder events continue Sunday
Posted: May 01, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The festivities around Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting continue Sunday with a day of fun events.

Lincoln congregation raises funds to replace burned church
Posted: May 01, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than two years have passed since the bitterly cold night in January 2014 when firefighters battled the flames that gutted the Syracuse United Methodist Church, leaving only an ice-covered red-brick shell behind.

Fort Collins police videos improperly logged
Posted: May 01, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Fort Collins police department is trying to determine why police officers incorrectly logged body-mounted camera footage that could have affected dozens of cases. In several cases, attorneys had no way of knowing whether video evidence existed or could have been used by the defense.

Excessive-force suit against Omaha police could be settled for $90,000
Posted: May 01, 2016

The rough arrests of three brothers in north Omaha in 2013 could lead to a city payout of $90,000 if the City Council approves a settlement reached in a subsequent lawsuit.

Saturday 04/30/2016
Nebraska Game and Parks sets Nebraska Bird Month events
Posted: April 30, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Game and Parks has scheduled three events in May as part of International Migratory Bird Month — better known Nebraska Bird Month.

Ogallala's landmark Front Street has new owners
Posted: April 30, 2016

Stacey and Kathleen Bauer of Ogallala purchased the western Nebraska landmark Friday. The sale price was $399,000.

What's the mysterious derivative position Buffett says would 'blow your mind?'
Posted: April 30, 2016

Warren Buffett says there is a time-bomb in the financial system, a badly mismarked derivative position, but he isn't saying where it is or who is on the hook.

Berkshire Hathaway's 1Q profit up 8 percent on paper gain
Posted: April 30, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway's first-quarter profit grew 8 percent largely because of the way it had to account for its Duracell acquisition on paper, but profits fell at its BNSF railroad and at its insurance units.

Clayton Homes home had a ‘sold’ sign even before Berkshire Hathaway meeting
Posted: April 30, 2016

Carl Hill, marketing director for Clayton, said a Kansas buyer read about the home in Buffett’s letter to shareholders and bought it for $78,900, a discount of about $10,000 being offered to shareholders this week.

Forest Service eyes Jackson Hole guided shore fishing plan
Posted: April 30, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to open non-wilderness areas in northern Jackson Hole to guided day-use shore fishing.

Auditor: State tourism commission 'took advantage of the Nebraska taxpayers'
Posted: April 30, 2016

New audit slams state agency for spending on photo shoot, $44,000 speaker's fee, reimbursements for alcohol and cigarettes. Agency defends some of its spending as necessary to promote the state and, in some cases, an effort to save money.

Inmates flood housing unit, causing water damage at Sarpy County Jail
Posted: April 30, 2016

Four inmates at the Sarpy County Jail barricaded themselves in a housing unit Friday and broke 11 sprinkler heads, which caused flooding and significant water damage.

Omaha police announce arrest in woman's shooting death
Posted: April 30, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say they've made an arrest in the case of a woman found fatally shot in an Omaha neighborhood west of Fontenelle Park.

A drone for loan? North Dakota agency eager to help
Posted: April 30, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A drone for loan? One of the first law enforcement agencies to use unmanned aircraft as eyes in the sky says it's ready to ship its technology anywhere in the country to help police who need it.

Dog-drawn sleds travel Colorado's snow-covered backcountry
Posted: April 30, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — One of the best parts of dog sledding with Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge is wiping out. Seriously.

18-year-old says gun went off accidentally, passed through ceiling, hit baby's wrist
Posted: April 30, 2016

A high school senior told police that the bullet which struck a 14-month-old boy Wednesday was fired accidentally as the teen was handling a handgun in the basement of a north Omaha home.

Friday 04/29/2016
12 inmates hurt in prisoner van crash in southern Colorado
Posted: April 29, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say 12 inmates and two other people were injured when a Jeep hit a prisoner transport van in southern Colorado.

Pot limits for Colorado tourists could be on the way out
Posted: April 29, 2016

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's tourists would be able to buy as much marijuana as residents, if a bill moving through the state Legislature passes.

Montana Crow Tribe game warden convicted of poaching elk
Posted: April 29, 2016

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Montana tribal game warden of poaching in northern Wyoming.

Spurred in part by Omaha man's research, Marine Corps launches investigation into iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo
Posted: April 29, 2016

An Omaha amateur historian’s quixotic effort to rewrite the story of one of the most famous photos in American history has prompted a reaction — and possibly a correction — from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
Posted: April 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman to 100 years in prison for cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger's womb.

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