Over the summer, spokespeople said Nebraska may be reimbursed for sending troopers to the southern border. But behind the scenes, there was an understanding that the state would pay.
State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said it happened shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday when a State Patrol investigator was driving south on U.S. 77 in an unmarked vehicle 1 mile north of town.
The Nebraska State Patrol has identified the two semi-truck drivers killed in a crash on Interstate 80 Tuesday as men from Arizona and Iowa.
As first responders work the scene, the interstate will remain closed. Drivers will be required to exit at Goehner.
A 31-year-old Lincoln man was arrested after jumping the fence at the Governor's Mansion, according to Nebraska State Patrol.
About 25 Nebraska state troopers will deploy this week to the U.S.-Mexico border. Critics who consider the deployment political want more transparency about costs and what the troopers will be doing.
A team of about 25 troopers will travel from Nebraska to Del Rio, Texas, later this month in response to a request from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash. Seat belts also were not in use.
During a traffic stop, a patrol dog smelled marijuana in the car. A search of the vehicle uncovered 186 pounds of marijuana in heat-sealed packages.
A Nebraska State Patrol trooper saw a Mercedes Sprinter Van fail to signal a turn while taking the exit near Giltner in Hamilton County. During the stop, a police dog indicated the smell of drugs.
Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said the trooper attempted a traffic stop near the Crete exit, but the car didn't stop, prompting a pursuit.
A State Patrol spokesman said a trooper saw a cargo van speeding and fail to signal as it headed east on I-80 at about 3:50 p.m. During the stop, the deputy smelled marijuana coming from inside the van.
As the car neared the Iowa border, the trooper performed a "tactical vehicle intervention" to bring the vehicle to a stop and arrest the driver, according to a Nebraska State Patrol spokesman.
A search revealed 163 pounds of marijuana in duffel bags in a rooftop luggage carrier, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The trooper also found a handgun in the possession of a passenger.
The Jeep fishtailed across both lanes of traffic, nearly going into the median, then overcorrecting to the outside lane and going into the ditch, rolling once.
When the patrol’s SWAT team searched the house at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, it couldn’t find the man. Officers did find a gun and phone, the State Patrol said.
A search of Hunt's Construction & Roofing on Thursday turned up more than 500 Xanax pills and led to the arrest of the owner, the Nebraska State Patrol said.
Both drivers suffered injuries that weren't considered life-threatening following the Wednesday morning crash.
A search allegedly turned up 970 pills of suspected ecstasy, 4 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun.
The State Patrol is working with the South Dakota National Guard to return it to them and locate the driver who abandoned it.
It's not clear when the Nebraska State Patrol will decide the fate of its 20-year-old motorist assist program.
The estimated street value is more than $5 million.
A semitrailer driven by Michael Brunkhorst rear-ended another semi as traffic was slowing for the construction zone. The second semi then collided with a Honda CRV.
A pickup heading north crossed into the southbound lane and struck Isaac Speece of Friend and Crystal Gerdes of Milford. The boy was in a wheelchair.
Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a 17-year-old boy who escaped from the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney, following a pursuit near Grand Island early Monday.