18-year-old imprisoned for robbing Lincoln store

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old from Omaha has been sentenced to prison for the armed robbery of a Lincoln convenience store. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Luis Ayala, als... Read More

Kansas Tribes Take Cautious Approach to Marijuana

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Some northeast Kansas American Indian tribes say they need more information before making a decision on whether to grow and sell marijuana on tribal land after the federal government said it wouldn’t interfere with those who do. ... Read More

USDA to Survey Farmland Owners

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey farmland owners to measure financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. Landowners should receive the survey form by the end of this month. More than 80,000 farmland owners and prod... Read More

Economic growth could slow in Nebraska in spring 2015

University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson  says economic  growth could slow in Nebraska in spring 2015.    Thompson says  for the second time in three months, the state's  Leading Economic Indicator index fell,  dropping 1.3  pe... Read More

Wilson Public Library adds two new educational computers

The Wilson Public Library in Cozad recently added two, AWE AfterSchool Edge computers in the children's section. The computers were funded by the city of Cozad and an AWE-some Grant from the Nebraska Library Commission. Library Director, Laurie Yo... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent to Retire

  (Lincoln, Neb.) Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, is planning to retire as head of the Patrol. Col. Sankey is a 27-year veteran of the State Patrol. His retirement is effective Dec. 31, 2014. Gov. Heineman a... Read More

Ethanol Committee Reviews Progress, Explores Opportunities

The Ethanol Committee of the National Corn Growers Association met in St. Louis recently to review current programs and initiatives related to domestically produced biofuels, get updates from ethanol industry experts and discuss strategy aimed at con... Read More

Man caught hauling drug cash in Nebraska sentenced

A judge has sent to federal prison a 30-year-old California man caught hauling nearly $935,000 in drug money through Nebraska. Federal prosecutors say Ryan Perich, of Woodbridge, California, was sentenced last week to a year and a day in prison an... Read More

Kansas lawmakers floating plenty of tax proposals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are tossing around plenty of proposals for raising new revenues to help close the state’s budget shortfalls. They’re not confining themselves to rethinking personal income tax cuts that re... Read More

Kansas, Arizona Seek Rehearing in Voter Citizenship Lawsuit

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas and Arizona have asked an appeals court for a rehearing of its ruling that their residents can register to vote using a federal form without having proof of citizenship. A petition filed late Monday contends the 10th Circ... Read More

Seedmakers Settle Patent Lawsuits

Two of the biggest U.S. agribusiness companies say they have agreed to settle their patent-infringement lawsuits against each other that had been pending in a St. Louis federal court. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday by DuPont Co. and Monsanto Co... Read More