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AK-47 Bandit strikes again

It is believed the AK-47 Bandit struck again; this time in Mason City, Iowa. On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at approximately 9:55 a.m. the Heartland Community Credit Union at 1602 S. Monroe Avenue was rob... Read More

AG Schmidt asks EPA to delay ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule pending judicial review

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday joined 28 other attorneys general in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the August 28 implementation of the final regulation regarding the “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of t... Read More

Army Corps Questions EPA's Use of Documents in Developing the Clean Water Act Rule

They Army Corps of Engineers is criticizing the methodology used by the Environmental Protection Agency as it developed rules to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act. EPA and the Army Corps issued the rule jointly last month, but the Corps now sa... Read More

GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican legislators have blocked a state audit of the Kansas foster care system even though several of them acknowledged they have concerns about how it operates. A legislative committee that directs the work of state audi... Read More

Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission says it will investigate whether Kansas voter identification laws have affected voter turnout. KCUR reports that the Kansas Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commi... Read More

Searches yield drug & weapon charges against two

Two individuals were arrested Saturday in Oxford on suspicion of  possessing drugs and stolen items in an investigation that involved the Harlan and Furnas County Sheriff's Offices. The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office obtained information about nar... Read More

Nebraska Rural Water Association Receives $99,000 to Assist Small Communities in Meeting Regulatory Requirements

USDA Rural Development has awarded $99,000 to the Nebraska Rural Water Association (NeRWA) in Wahoo, Nebraska. “USDA funds will allow NeRWA to provide onsite technical assistance to small communities and to assist them in complying with state an... Read More

Counterfeit bill passed in Cozad

The Cozad Chamber of Commerce is alerting it's membership about a counterfeit $100 bill that was passed at a local business on Tuesday night. The bill appears to be a computer scan. The Cozad Police Department is investigating. The suspects are descr... Read More

Lawsuit over death of Peru State College student dismissed

A federal judge in Lincoln has dismissed a lawsuit against Nebraska college officials over the disappearance of a 19-year-old student.       Judge John Gerrard said in his ruling Tuesday that the officials could have done more to protect Peru S... Read More

USDA Scientist Helps Texas Sorghum Growers Reduce Water Use

Sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains are trying to save water, at levels that could be costing them yield. US Department of Agriculture scientist Susan O’Shaughnessy and her colleagues are studying yields and water-use efficiency of early- and ... Read More

Valentine woman accused of stealing from Cherry County

A former deputy county clerk of Cherry County has been accused of stealing from the county.    On Tuesday Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott announced the arrest of 44-year-old Monica Bristow, of Valentine. She's charged with theft and unauthorized ... Read More