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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT.

Man pleads to threatening Colorado's top elections official

Man pleads to threatening Colorado's top elections official

A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty in federal court to making death threats against Colorado’s top elections official.

6,000 bees removed from inside wall of Omaha couple's home

6,000 bees removed from inside wall of Omaha couple's home

About 6,000 bees were recently removed from inside the walls of an Omaha couple's 100-year-old home.

Three people injured in shooting near Omaha bar

Three people injured in shooting near Omaha bar

Three people are expected to recover after being shot in the parking lot of a bar in Omaha.

Warren Buffett's final charity lunch draws record $19M bid

Warren Buffett's final charity lunch draws record $19M bid

An anonymous bidder has shelled out a record $19 million for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffet at a steakhouse in New York City.

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Horse races are regularly held in only two spots in Nebraska, but the tracks in Grand Island and Columbus are usually pretty quiet apart from the rumble of thoroughbreds that stomp past the often empty grandstands.

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn't disappeared and worry another surge could take hold this fall.

Heat stress blamed for thousands of cattle deaths in Kansas

Heat stress blamed for thousands of cattle deaths in Kansas

Industry officials say thousands of cattle in feedlots in southwestern Kansas have died of heat stress due to soaring temperatures, high humidity and little wind in recent days.

Nebraska man pleads guilty to threatening election official

Nebraska man pleads guilty to threatening election official

A 42-year-old Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to making several threats against an election official in Colorado.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, wife test positive for COVID

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, wife test positive for COVID

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.

Railroad talks stall, so Biden likely to pick review board

Railroad talks stall, so Biden likely to pick review board

Railroad contract talks remain deadlocked after more than two years of negotiations, so President Joe Biden will likely soon have to appoint a board to help settle the dispute.

Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

A federal judge in Nebraska has removed a major obstacle for activists who want to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot campaign, ruling that petition circulators no longer have to gather signatures from at least 5% of voters in 38 or more counties.

Nebraska's capital city rescinds LGBTQ fairness ordinance

Nebraska's capital city rescinds LGBTQ fairness ordinance

The City Council in Nebraska’s capital city has rescinded an anti-discrimination measure that extended protections to sexual orientation and gender identity, just four months after unanimously approving it.

Nebraska governor nixes Connecticut appearance amid protests

Nebraska governor nixes Connecticut appearance amid protests

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, co-chairperson of the Republican Governors Association and a pro-gun rights and anti-abortion conservative, has canceled his planned appearance in Connecticut on Tuesday at a fundraising event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski.

Early bids for final charity lunch with Buffett top $2.3M

Early bids for final charity lunch with Buffett top $2.3M

Bidding on the final private lunch investor Warren Buffett plans to auction off to raise money for a California homeless charity has already topped $2.3 million.