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Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted

LINCOLN, Neb. - Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells. Department of Corre... Read More

Sen. Matt Williams to run for Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature

A state senator from Gothenburg has announced his intention to run for Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature in January. Gothenburg Sen. Matt Williams is looking to replace Speaker Galen Hadley of Kearney, who won’t return to office next year because... Read More

Sorghum Board Elects Pleasant Dale Man To Fill Vacancy

The Grain Sorghum Board voted at their August meeting to elect Del Ficke of Pleasant Dale, Nebraska to fill a vacancy on the Board.  Ficke will serve the remaining term of the Board-Appointed At-Large position, which runs until July 1, 2018.  In ex... Read More

Lexington man arrested following probation search

A man serving probation on possession of a controlled substance convictions was re-arrested on similar charges Monday. According to an arrest affidavit, a Lexington Police Officer assisted the Dawson County Probation Office in conducting a ... Read More

Grand Island approves project for hospital, hotel

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ The Grand Island City Council has rezoned 100 acres of land at two highways and has authorized $28.7 million of tax-increment financing for a new development that includes the construction of a second hospital in the city. ... Read More

Kansas launches crime victim notification system

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas is launching a centralized computer system that will give victims of crime the ability to track offenders being held in county correctional facilities. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Kansas Victim Information and ... Read More

Kansas forms task force to study how agencies can use drones

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas has formed a task force to study how state agencies can use drones in their operations. The Kansas Department of Transportation said in a news release Wednesday that the Unmanned Aerial Systems Joint Task Force will also ... Read More

Brownback: It’s time to consider a new school funding system

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants to hear what the public thinks about how schools are funded. Brownback told WIBW-AM that the old system had “a lot of problems,” and it’s time to talk about a new one. He said Tuesday that h... Read More

Shields Signs to Play in Germany

Lincoln - The Fraport Skyliners announced the signing of former Husker standout Shavon Shields on Wednesday. The Skyliners are based in Frankfurt, Germany, and play in the Bundesliga. Shields, a 6-foot-7 forward from Olathe, Kan., was a four-year st... Read More

(AUDIO) KAAPA To Purchase Ravenna Abengoa Ethanol Plant

KE Holdings LLC, successfully bid $115 million to buy the Abengoa Bioenergy Ethanol plant in Ravenna, Nebraska. KAAPA Ethanol Chief Executive Officer Chuck Woodside said this will be the first acquisition of an ethanol plant solely as a 100% subsi... Read More

Nebraska City, Seward, to host WWI Chautauqua in June 2017

SEWARD - Seward and Nebraska City will host “World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War” next June. Presented by Humanities Nebraska, the free, four-day Chautauqua festival of entertainment, historic presentations, exhibits, youth camps and more wi... Read More