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Riverboat loses power, drifts from Nebraska to Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say at least three people have been injured when a riverboat carrying 135 passengers struck a riverbank in Omaha, Nebraska, lost power and drifted across the Missouri... Read More

Pinning welcomes graduates to nursing profession

It was the end - and the beginning. For the 23 students in the Mid-Plains Community College Licensed Practical Nursing Program, Thursday couldn’t come soon enough. The pinning ceremony at North Platte Community College’s South Campus w... Read More

Lincoln to save money by sharing 911 radio system with state

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The city of Lincoln will save more than $570,000 through an agreement to share emergency radio system assets with the state. Lincoln public safety director, Tom Casady, tells the Lincoln Journal Star that the city will operate... Read More

USDA Confirms Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Washington State

Twenty two unapproved genetically modified (GMO) wheat plants have been found growing in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday but the strain, developed by Monsanto, has not been traced in commercial supplies. ... Read More

Brazil Passes Australia as Biggest Beef Exporter to China

Chinese consumers are eating more beef than the country can produce, and that’s led to a sales bonanza for exporters in Brazil. About a year after recovering from a mad-cow scare, Brazil has supplanted Australia as the biggest seller of beef to ... Read More

Maryland Farmer Elected New U.S. Grains Council Chairman

Chip Councell, a 10th generation farmer from Talbot County, Maryland, was elected as the new U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman during the organization’s 56th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting this week in Louisville, Kentucky. Councell and his... Read More

Indicator: Nebraska Growth Strong Through the Rest of 2016

Lincoln, Neb., July 29, 2016 – Nebraska should experience strong economic growth through the rest of 2016, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The indicator, a composite of economic ... Read More

Man gets probation for illegally taking unemployment pay

YORK, Neb. - A 51-year-old York man who wrongfully received unemployment pay has been given four years of probation. Court records say Timothy Ballard also was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail, in 30-day increments, unless waived by the court. ... Read More

(Audio) Alma  Seniors Ready For State

The Class C Seniors State Baseball tournament begins tomorrow in Ainsworth. Alma has qualified for third straight year. KRVN's Jayson Jorgensen spoke with coach Scott Prickett this week....... Read More

J2 Regulating Reservoir Project Placed On Hold

The proposed water storage project between Lexington and Overton on the south side of the Platte River known as the "J2 Regulating Reservoir Project" has been put on hold. In a recent news release, the Governance Committee of the Platte River Reco... Read More

Nebraska pilot killed in crop-duster crash, authorities say

DAVID CITY, Neb. Authorities say a crop-dusting pilot has died in the crash of the plane he was flying in eastern Nebraska. The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. Thursday, about three miles northeast of David City. The pilot was pronounced d... Read More