LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Governor Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor and make the announcement in a few weeks. The governor says state law requires him to appoint a second-in-command even though he's leaving office in January. Lavon Heidemann resigned last after his sister sought a protection order against him and a judge approved it.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The federal transportation department is giving Omaha about $15 million to help it develop a new bus service. The service would connect Westroads Mall with downtown and major employers in midtown. Buses would stop at the Children's Hospital & Medical Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha's campus, University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Old Market.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - A Fremont-based organization is joining forces with Good Neighbor Community Health Center in Columbus to set up a clinic in Fremont. They're seeking a $650,000 grant for the clinic that would be located at the Three Rivers District Health Department.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - De'Mornay Pierson-El of Nebraska has been named the Big Ten's special teams player of the week. He returned five punts for 150 yards in the Cornhuskers' 55-19 win over Fresno State, including an 86-yard touchdown. He also had a 51-yarder.
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