Omaha Police Union President Under Fire, Applications for Rental Assistance Soar, Omaha Police Officer Terminated, Nebraska Still Hasn’t Accepted Federal Unemployment Aid and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 3



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Good morning,

Today we have stories about thousands applying for rental assistance, an Omaha police officer facing termination and Nebraska’s failure to opt into federal unemployment benefits.

Your Top Local Stories



In Omaha

Around the State

  • The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether or not proposals to legalize casino gambling should be on the ballot this November.
  • A Lancaster County District Court judge issued a discovery ruling in a lawsuit involving eight football players from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Nebraska is one of two states that have not yet opted to give unemployed workers an extra $300 a week in federal unemployment aid.

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