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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-ho... Read More

Kansas Senate Rejects GOP Member's Attempt To Kill Tax Plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has started a debate over a bill raising taxes to close a projected budget shortfall by rejecting a conservative Republican member's attempt to kill the measure. Senators on Wednesday voted 25-13 against a m... Read More

YMCA hire new CEO

HOLDREGE – The YMCA of the Prairie has hired Ginger Cowne as the new CEO. Cowne has 13 years of Y experience, including serving at YMCAs in Hillsboro, Ohio; Albuquerque, NM; Buffalo, NY; and most recently as interim CEO of the Clinton County Com... Read More

Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents... Read More

Western Nebraska All Star Games Set

The annual Western Nebraska All Star Football and Volleyball games are set June 13th in Scottsbluff. Here's a list of the area coaches and athletes who have been chosen to play in the games. The football game will be broadcast that night at 8pm centr... Read More

Fourth Case of Avian Influenza Found in Nebraska

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers scrap medical marijuana bill for the year

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska will not legalize medical marijuana this year in light of other controversial measures dominating the final days of the legislative session. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue asked Wednesday to hold his bill until June 15, en... Read More

NSAA Boys State Golf Underway

The NSAA boys golf tournaments are underway at four locations across the state. Highlands in Lincoln is hosting Class A, Riverside in Grand Island is hosting Class B. Holmes golf course in Lincoln is hosting Class C and Meadowlark Hills in Kearney is... Read More

EPA Releases Final Ruling on Waters of the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today, despite criticism from numerous agriculture groups. According to the EPA,the goal of the rule is to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Ac... Read More

Sheriff: Car that carried teens into river has been found

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.  The Lincoln County sheriff says a diver has reached a car that carried two teenagers into the rushing waters of the South Platte River in western Nebraska. But Sheriff Jerome Kramer said Tuesday that the car can't be recovered... Read More

Husker women set to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Lincoln - Nebraska will welcome a North Carolina school to Pinnacle Bank Arena for the second straight season, when the Huskers take on North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 D... Read More