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'Dead' Woman Found Breathing at Funeral Home
Woman Found Breathing
at Funeral Home Has Died

Woman Found Breathing at Funeral Home Has Died

74-year-old was prematurely declared dead at her nursing home

(Newser) - A woman in Nebraska who was pronounced dead at her nursing home only to be discovered breathing by a funeral home employee two hours later has died, reports the New York Times . The woman died Monday afternoon, after being transported from the funeral home to a hospital in Lincoln. An...

Nebraska's GOP Has Dumped All Republican Incumbents

There's quite a fracture between Trump loyalists and the old guard

(Newser) - In one of the most closely watched congressional races this year, US Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska is looking to defeat a fellow Republican in Tuesday's primary election in his quest for reelection. He'll have to do it without the support of the state Republican Party, which has...

These Are the Best US States
These Are the
Best US States

These Are the Best US States

And, by extension, the bottom-feeders

(Newser) - Because there's nothing quite like saying na-na-na-na-boo-boo at your neighbor, US News & World Report is out with its annual rankings of the best states in the union. The survey took a look at 71 metrics in eight categories that included health care, education, natural environment, opportunity, economy, crime...

Brothers Say Tornado Carried Them Away

Roger and Royce Slatten recall locking eyes before home separated from foundation

(Newser) - Two brothers sucked from their home as a tornado ripped through Omaha , Nebraska, on Friday, lived to tell the tale. Roger Slatten says he got home just 60 seconds before the cyclone blew out the windows of the house he shares with his wife and brother in Omaha's Elkhorn...

4 States Hit by 911 Outages
Light Pole
Knocked Out
911 Calls

Light Pole Installation Knocked Out 911 Calls

Emergency calls were waylaid in multiple states

(Newser) - A cause has been identified in the 911 service outage that affected multiple states on Wednesday: A crew cut into a fiber line while installing a light pole in Kansas City, the AP reports. Lumen Technologies said Thursday that its line that was snapped, though the light pole was somebody...

These States Have the Most Expensive Home Insurance

Florida comes in at No. 1 on Insurify's list, with an average annual cost of close to $11K

(Newser) - The average annual rate for home insurance comes in at just under $2,400, but in many parts of the country, what homeowners are paying exceeds that figure by far. Insurify lays out the damage, citing rates that rose an average of 20% over the past two years across America....

Watchdogs Decry Ruling on $45K Public Records Charge

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds fee, causing concern about thwarting sunshine laws

(Newser) - The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of a state government agency that sought to charge a news organization nearly $45,000 for public records on water pollution, leading to concerns that exorbitant fees could be used to keep information from the public. The high court found that...

Police: Woman Pumped $28K in Free Gas via Sneaky Glitch
Police: Woman Pumped $28K
in Free Gas via Sneaky Glitch

Police: Woman Pumped $28K in Free Gas via Sneaky Glitch

Nebraska gas station pump was exploited with a rewards card, authorities say

(Newser) - There's no such thing as a free lunch, or free gas, though Nebraska authorities say that for six-plus months, one enterprising woman exploited a glitch via her rewards card that scored her nearly $28,000 in gratis gas.
  • The glitch: Police say a software update at the pumps at

Nebraska Priest Fatally Stabbed in Church Rectory
Man Charged With
Killing Nebraska Priest

Man Charged With Killing Nebraska Priest

The Rev. Stephen Gutgsell was stabbed in Sunday attack at Catholic church

(Newser) - Nebraska prosecutors have charged Kierre L. Williams, 43, with first-degree murder, burglary, and two weapons counts in the stabbing of the Rev. Stephen Gutgsell, a priest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. Moments after the 65-year-old priest called 911 on Sunday to report that a man...

Cops: After Shooting Grandson, Man Finished Officiating Wedding

Texas man faces charges in Nebraska incident

(Newser) - A Texas man decided to start off the wedding he was officiating "with a bang," a deputy says, and that bang allegedly left the man's own grandson with a gunshot wound and the man facing criminal charges. Michael Gardner, 62, shot a revolver into the air to...

Woman Gets Prison for Giving Abortion Pills to Her Daughter

Case has been part of the Nebraska debate on restrictions

(Newser) - A Nebraska mother who pleaded guilty to giving her teenage daughter pills for an abortion and helping to burn and conceal the fetus was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Jessica Burgess, 42, pleaded guilty in July to tampering with human remains, false reporting, and providing an abortion after...

This Is the Happiest State in America

Utah takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking, West Virginia is last

(Newser) - In some states, happiness seems to come more easily. WalletHub analyzed various environmental factors to see which US states boast more contented surroundings, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, including such factors as the share of adults with depression or alcohol use disorder, life expectancy,...

This Is Now the Most Famous Bull in America
This Is Now the Most
Famous Bull in America

This Is Now the Most Famous Bull in America

Nebraska man pulled over with a giant bovine in passenger seat of specialized car

(Newser) - You might think this is what traffic stops are like in Nebraska, but even the police in this one were bamboozled. "We didn't have a full understanding of it until we saw it," says Chad Reiman, police captain in the city of Norfolk. "It" was a...

Critics Call Governor's New 'Common Sense' Order 'Ridiculous'

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen's order narrowly defines 'male' and 'female,' angering trans advocates

(Newser) - This week, a second governor put his name to an executive order that more rigidly defines an individual's sex, in what he deems a boost to women's rights and what critics say is an attack on the transgender community. The AP reports that Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed...

Give a High-Five to Our Hardest-Working State

North Dakota comes in at No. 1 on WalletHub's rankings, while New Mexico brings up the rear

(Newser) - Compared to workers in other countries, Americans are known for balking at taking too much vacation time, either because their employer doesn't offer that many paid days off or because workers feel they can't miss too many days without negative repercussions. The positive side of that coin is...

1-Year-Old Forgotten in Daycare Van Dies: Cops

Van driver has been charged in little girl's death

(Newser) - A 1-year-old Nebraska girl was picked up along with two of her siblings for daycare Monday, but never made it back home. Police say Ra'Miyah Worthington was left inside the van after it arrived at Kidz of the Future Child Development Center II in Omaha, and was found there...

Nebraska Teen Gets 90 Days in Jail Over Abortion

Prosecutors say mom helped her daughter end pregnancy at 24 weeks' gestation

(Newser) - Celeste Burgess, the Nebraska teen who was charged after authorities said she and her mother conspired to terminate her 24-week gestation pregnancy with abortion pills last year, was on Thursday sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation. Burgess, now 19, had pleaded guilty to illegally concealing...

Dig Begins to Find Buried Native American Children

Archaeologists are seeking lost cemetery on grounds of ex-boarding school in Nebraska

(Newser) - Bodies of dozens of children who died at a Native American boarding school have been lost for decades, a mystery that archaeologists aim to unravel as they begin digging in a central Nebraska field that a century ago was part of the sprawling campus. Crews toting shovels, trowels, and even...

Man Falls Into Manhole, Is Swept a Mile Through Sewers

'Amazing' that he lived through it, city official says after rescue in Omaha, Nebraska

(Newser) - Firefighters rescued two Nebraska men who fell into a manhole during heavy rain in downtown Omaha on Friday, including one who was washed about a mile through sewer pipes before getting trapped behind a metal grate, per the AP . The men, who were workers for a private contractor, Ace Pipe...

She Became a Bride and a Widow Within an Hour

Nebraska groom suffers fatal blood clot after leaving Omaha church

(Newser) - Johnnie Mae had suffered two recent losses, including that of her father, when she stood in front of friends and family and committed to the love of her life on Monday. But within the hour, her groom was dead, too. As Mae and new husband Toraze Davis of Omaha, Nebraska,...

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