Last year’s flooding was a shock to the Tri-Cities, causing damage to homes and businesses. In Grand Island, streets tend to overflow quite often when intense rain hits. On Wednesday roads flooded again and the city had to get the roadways under control.
A bill that would let Nebraska teachers physically restrain students who are hurting themselves or others died in the Legislature Thursday after opponents mounted a filibuster to keep it from coming to a vote.
The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.