LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials will seek bids this spring from companies to run buses between Lincoln and Omaha, a service aimed at the thousands of people who commute between the cities daily.

Project officials said Tuesday that a state feasibility study has put the more than 15-year-old idea closer to getting the green light.

The annual cost of $5 million has been estimated for the first two years, and transportation officials think federal funds earmarked for intercity bus service can offset half of the operating costs and most of the capital investment.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha TV weatherman and spokesman for a former mayor has been accused of emailing death threats to the director of Douglas County Health Department over her handling of the new coronavirus outbreak.