Nebraska News

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

Midwest Bank Destroyed by Tornado to Rebuild in Nebraska Town

Midwest Bank has announced it will rebuild its branch in Pilger, Neb., that was destroyed in June by a tornado that leveled much of the northeast Nebraska town. Doug Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Midwest Bank, tells the Norfolk …

Crops Flattened, Windows Shattered in Nebraska Hailstorm

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska. Hailstones as big as …

Tornado Recovery in Nebraska Town Expected to Cost Tens of Millions

Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it’s expected to climb into the tens of millions. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will send teams to the northeast Nebraska …

Damage Assessment Begins After Twin Tornadoes Flatten Nebraska Town, Kill 2

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes. Pilger’s 350 residents evacuated their homes after the powerful twisters slammed …

Repairs Ongoing from Early June Hailstorm in Nebraska

The severe thunderstorms that spawned large hail and strong winds earlier this month left a lasting mark on many Nebraska communities. Aaron Volkman tells the Norfolk Daily News it will take weeks or even months to repair all the damage …

Midwest Hit by Damaging Hail Storms, Tornadoes

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on June 2 as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes. The National Weather Service said reports of extensive …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Insurer for Nebraska’s Douglas County Sued for Damages in Murder Case

Two men wrongfully accused in a 2006 double murder are going after Douglas County’s liability insurance carrier to recoup a multimillion-dollar judgment against the county’s former crime lab chief. Attorneys for Matthew Livers and Nicholas Sampson filed garnishment claims last …

Coverys to Acquire Nebraska’s Preferred Professional Insurance Co.

Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Co. (ProMutual), a Coverys member company, has plans to acquire Preferred Professional Insurance Co. (PPIC), located in Omaha, Neb. PPIC supports Catholic healthcare systems across the country by providing professional liability insurance, other casualty coverages, and …