Nebraska corrections official to retire amid criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska corrections official who was criticized by lawmakers in a state prisons investigation is set to retire. Larry Wayne, the deputy director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services, will step down effective April 3. The department's new director, Scott Frakes...

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Nebraska corrections official to retire amid criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska corrections official who was criticized by lawmakers in a state prisons investigation is set to retire. Larry Wayne, the deputy director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services, will step down effective April 3. The department's new director, Scott Frakes...

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York man dies in rollover on I-80 near Bradshaw exit

BRADSHAW, Neb.  Authorities say a 29-year-old York man has been killed in an accident on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-80 near the Bradshaw exit. The patrol says Robert Howard lost control of his car, which struck a guardra...

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February report: Economic growth likely in Midwest, Plains

A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he s...

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EPA Likely to Receive Budget Cut

To no one's surprise, Republicans appear unlikely to grant the president's request for $8.59 billion to fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming fiscal year. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified last week before the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the agency's budg...

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Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Seven same-sex couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the state's voter-b...

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2:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive – Broken Bow @ Municipal Building
Red Cross Blood Drive – Broken Bow @ Municipal Building
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broken Bow will host the American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, March 2nd from 2 – 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building and on Wednesday, March 11th from 8:30 to 2:30 at the Elk’s[...]
4:00 pm Wilson Public Libarary Movie Mat... @ Wilson Public Library
Wilson Public Libarary Movie Mat... @ Wilson Public Library
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm
Monday, March 2, Wilson Public Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a special matinee at 4:00 pm.  No tickets are necessary, but stop at the front desk or call 784-2019 for the title of[...]
Mar
3
Tue
3:00 pm Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Novel Stitchers meets on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. If you enjoy stitching—knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project—join us at the library for 2 hours of stitching and visiting. We[...]
5:00 pm VITA – Income Tax Instruction – ... @ Lexington Public Library
VITA – Income Tax Instruction – ... @ Lexington Public Library
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
VITA will be at the library again this year to help you with your income tax forms.  The VITA schedule will be Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.[...]
6:00 pm Tree Pile Burning Workshop – Gui... @ Guide Rock Community Center
Tree Pile Burning Workshop – Gui... @ Guide Rock Community Center
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) will host a tree pile burning workshop at the Guide Rock Community Center, 355 University Ave. on March 3. Presentations will include: Learning the tips[...]

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