Nebraska bicyclist struck & killed by car

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska authorities say a drunk driver has fatally struck a 57-year-old cyclist. Lancaster County Sgt. Mike Peschong tells the Lincoln Journal Star that Douglas Dalke of Linco... Read More

Nebraska woman gets life in prison for slaying

A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. The Lincoln Journal Star reports 41-year-old Shelley Casterline, of Guide Rock, was sentenced Monday in Adams County District Court on one count ... Read More

US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using ... Read More

Gas prices continue downward trend in Neb.  & nationally

Since June 20,  the price of gas has been  falling, allowing drivers to breath a sigh of relief when it comes to filling up their cars.  But will the trend continue?  Trilby Lundberg of the independent U-S petroleum market research company,  "Th... Read More

Grand Island prepares for new wastewater salt rule

Grand Island has been preparing to cut in half its discharge of chloride from the city wastewater treatment plant, anticipating a state regulation that will take effect next year. The city will have 41/2 years to comply with the tougher rule. ... Read More

Morgan Stanley fuels doubts over US corn, soy acreage data

So just how much corn and soybeans did US farmers plant this year? Morgan Stanley stoked ideas grew that officials may be overstating estimates for US soybean and, in particular, corn plantings by on Monday underlining a lower estimate for planti... Read More

Report: Kansas Senate challenger's assets top $21 million

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The independent candidate trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas says he owns assets worth between $21.5 million and $86 million. Greg Orman on Monday released a copy of the financial disclosure report that candidat... Read More

Farmers Hoping To Open Boot Hill Distillery

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Several western Kansas farmers are planning to build a distillery on land in Dodge City that was once the site of the Boot Hill Cemetery. If the plans work out, the Boot Hill Distillery will open next July. The Hutchinson Ne... Read More

Kansas Conducting Agriculture Preparedness Exercise

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will lead an emergency preparedness exercise September 22- 24, 2014, in Clay, Lyon, Riley and Pottawatomie counties, to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease. The functional exerc... Read More

Nebraska man who shot ex-wife, lawyer kills self

A 58-year-old Nebraska man who had been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife and his divorce lawyer last November has been found dead in his cell. Prison officials said Michael Petersen was found shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, and eff... Read More

Abdullah picks up honor

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is the co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten along with Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.  Abdullah recorded 313 all-purpose yards, including 229 yards rushing, in the Cornhuskers' victory over Miami. Abdullah carried a c... Read More