When we aggregate, we seek to bring something new to a story. But there are times when an Omaha man finds a bunch of pot brownies, eats them, gets what a reasonable person would term “too high,” uses reprehensible language towards his cat, and crashes headlong into the stuff of local news headline-legend.
There’s already plenty of things to be paranoid of when staying in a hotel. Bedbugs, suspicious bedspread stains, a rogue pubic hair left by a stranger. Now, there’s apparently a new fear for us: meth-contaminated coffee makers!
The Prison Rape Elimination Act has a pretty self-evident mission, and yet, somehow, there are still people who manage to be against it. PREA, first passed in 2003 and finalized in 2012, establishes basic standards to keep American prisoners from being assaulted by other inmates or (more commonly) guards. Yet a…
Earlier this week, a pro-choice group calling themselves "Glitter Bombs for Choice" glitter bombed the Lincoln office of Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry.
The citizens of Broken Bow, Nebraska have spoken and their voices will be heard: Any teen graduating from the town's high school will be allowed to pose with a gun on their shoulder, their lap, or swinging nonchalantly from one arm like a fashion accessory. The only catch? The photo has to be appropriate.
Every year, the winners of Nebraska's state high school speech and drama competition are invited to perform their winning material on public TV. But this year, they're running things a little differently. One of the winners in the poetry category, you see, made the mistake of choosing "controversial" material that…
Last Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court denied a 16-year-old foster child's request to get an abortion without parental consent. The teen, identified only as Anonymous 5, was deemed not mature enough to make the decision herself. So then she's mature enough to raise a child? Okay, sure. Whatever you say, Nebraska.
A man in Norfolk, Nebraska, helped his friend plan a burglary at Speedway Auto Parts, and even accompanied his buddy to the location. But at the last minute, the man hesitated and did not climb the fence to unlawfully enter the business. A judge considered this as the man was being sentenced earlier this week.
I don’t know about you, but my summer camp experiences were pretty limited to being terrified of daddy long legs, vomitty sunburns and square dances. OK, the square dances were kind-of fun. But not as fun as Omaha Girls Rock.
Nebraska Senator Bill Kintner is your standard all-American conservative unborn angel-lover: pro-life, anti-Obama, all that jazz. He was also recently interviewed for a Vanity Fair Proust Questionaire-ish Q&A in which he tried to be charming by admitting he thinks ladies be crazy. Hmm.
In his zeal to help prove his undying bro loyalty to Nebraska State Sen. Charlie Janssen, a "political consultant" named Jeremy Jensen deployed on of the last truly offensive bad words in the English language, calling Democratic legislator Danielle Conrad a "cunt" on his Facebook page. Jensen was promptly fired.
Is there anyone more naturally attuned to the nuances of America's struggle for social justice than white male heterosexual college students from Nebraska named Zach? Oh, what's that? LITERALLY EVERYONE? 'Kay. Well, nevertheless, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published an op-ed today by one-man feminist brain…
Nebraskans are being treated to the lurid details of a political sex scandal today, thanks to the Omaha World-Herald's extensive investigation into the nearly 2,000 late-night calls the State's Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy (R) made to four women who were most definitely not his estranged wife. On Saturday, Sheehy,…
Deb Fischer will be sworn in today as Nebraska's first female senator, a title she won in a landslide. (58 percent to former Senator Bob Kerrey's 42 percent.) But what is Fischer, a 61-year-old cattle rancher, all about — and what does her win mean for Nebraska's women? This PBS interview gives us an idea.
We so often hear about the human "predator" known as the cougar, that we sometimes forget that there are actual animals that inspired the nickname for ladies who go a-huntin' for younger manfolk. But did you know that cougars of the big cat variety very nearly went extinct during the last century? Well, they did, but…
Early in your life, you might have worried about who was going to get your toys or your CDs when you died (or tapes or—gasp!—records, if you are truly ancient). Then, as you grew up and earned a bit of money, you might have actually made a will to tell people what to do with all your shit when you shuffled off this…
We have a new entry in the Worst Attorney Ever competition: a Nebraska prosecutor who preferred to ignore child porn and talked about women enjoying rape. This and other failings are detailed in a letter written by his exasperated colleagues.
Sally Gordon was born in 1909, has worked all her life, and has no plans to retire. Also, she has excellent taste in hats.