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12-Year-Old Injured in Car vs. Bicycle Accident

A traffic accident in South Lincoln has sent a child to the hospital. A car struck a 12-year-old boy at the intersection of 10th and Rose Streets. Lincoln Police Captain Danny Reitan told KFOR News the boy is in critical condition, but the injuries are not life-threatening. 

Buffet Can't Find Critics For Annual Meeting

Billionaire Warren Buffett says he couldn't find someone with a negative outlook on his company to ask questions at this year's annual meeting. Last year, Buffett added a Berkshire Hathaway critic to the panel asking questions at the meeting.

Pilot At Fault In Fatal Plane Crash

Federal investigators blame the pilot for the crash of a small plane nearly a year ago in northeast Nebraska. The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot, 26-year-old Dale Butler, decided to fly at a low altitude and didn't see power lines because he may have been focused on a set of high tension power lines about a half-mile from the crash site.

Osborn Picks Up Endorsements

The leaders of five Nebraska conservative groups have endorsed Shane Osborn’s campaign for U.S. Senate: Nebraska Republican Liberty Caucus President Laura Ebke, Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom President Doug Kagan, Nebraska Conservative Leader DeeDee Kelly, Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association Chairman Mike Groene and Omaha Liberty Ladies President Sheila Heieck.

Homicide Suspect Charged with Second Degree Murder

A charge of second degree murder has been filed against a Lincoln man who's suspected of killing his wife. 41-year old Kent Burklund was arraigned today and is being held on $1 million bail. 

Pete Pirsch Picks Up Thone's Endorsement

Republican candidate for Attorney General Pete Pirsch, of Omaha, picked up the endorsement of former Governor and Congressman Charlie Thone today. Thone said Pirsch is the only candidate for Attorney General who's experienced in criminal prosecution.

No Decision From Beutler Yet

Still no firm decision from Mayor Beutler on running for re-election. The Mayor's Chief of Staff Rick Hoppe said today the Mayor intends on running for re-election, but hasn't made a final decision yet.

Heineman Campaign Targets Jobs For Vets

Gov. Dave Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets. "The Good Life for Veterans" campaign seeks to attract military veterans and their families from other states to Nebraska.

Arbor Day On Friday

People across the nation will observe Arbor Day on Friday, but no state will celebrate with as much fervor as Nebraska, where the celebration of trees got its start 142 years ago. Like elsewhere, Nebraskans will plant trees and children will read poetry ang join in coloring contests.

Job Search App To Be Launched

The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state. The free app is an extension of the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site that matches employers with qualified candidates.