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Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-tha... Read More

Iowa sales tax holiday set for next weekend

Iowa's annual sales tax holiday set to coincide with back-to-school shopping also brings Nebraskans looking for bargains across the Missouri River.   The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports  that Iowa's sales tax holiday this year is being held ... Read More

Cozad falls to Hickman in opening round of State Tournament

COZAD - Behind a masterful pitching performance, the Hickman Titans cruised past the Cozad Reds 12-0 in five innings, in the opening round of the Class B Senior State Legion Tournament at Muny Park Saturday night. Hickman found the scoreboard firs... Read More

Target shooting limited on wildlife area near Nebraska City<

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has banned target shooting from portions of Hamburg Bend Wildlife Management Area for safety issues.       The area sits southeast of Nebraska City in Otoe County.    Target sh... Read More

Thousands of Kansans mistakenly told Medicaid coverage ended

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The state mistakenly notified thousands of Kansans this week that their Medicaid coverage had been canceled. The Kansas Department of Children and Families said a computer glitch caused the incorrect letters to be sent out. ... Read More

Omaha man killed, wife injured in Iowa motorcycle crash

An Omaha man has been killed and his wife critically injured in a motorcycle crash in western Iowa.  The Sioux City Journal reports  81-year-old Willard Crowl was killed and 78-year-old Sonya Crowl was injured in the Thursday morning crash near Ona... Read More

Teen accused of using vehicle to damage dozens of road signs

A Ravenna teen faces charges in juvenile court after being accused of using a vehicle to push over dozens of road signs between Kearney and Ravenna _ including stop, yield and curve signs. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office tells the Kearney Hub th... Read More

Beckner Named Assistant Coach at Nebraska

Lincoln - University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Saturday the hiring of Phil Beckner as an assistant coach for the Husker basketball program.   Miles believes that Beckner’s coaching experience on the collegi... Read More

Three injured in boat accident near Valley

LINCOLN -- Three girls were injured when an inflatable collided with a boat Friday evening at Ginger Woods, a private lake 1 1/2 miles southwest of Valley. At approximately 7:46 p.m. Friday, a 45-year-old woman operating a boat towing the inflatab... Read More

Coalition opposes JBS-Cargill Pork merger

Today, American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, Iowa Farmers Union, Missouri Rural Crisis Center and National Farmers Union demanded that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate the proposed JBS-Cargill pork packing acquisition. The p... Read More

Quality improvement and community care discussed at LRHC

Towards the beginning of Lexington Regional Health Center's monthly Board of Directors meeting, some time is devoted to reports on the various quality improvement programs the staff uses. Three of the staff members explained more about why they do th... Read More