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Fort Kearny schedules Labor Day weekend of history

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) _ Demonstrations, cannon blasts and a soldiers camp will be parts of a three-day Labor Day weekend of history at Fort Kearny State Historical Park. Buffalo Bill's connections to ... Read More

Perez pleads guilty in Lexington child abuse case

A North Platte man pled guilty Friday to charges related to traumatic injuries caused to a 17-month-old boy in Lexington in February 2014. Twenty-two-year-old Christopher M. Perez pled guilty to two charges in a negotiated plea agreement. The first c... Read More

Huskers Open Season With Sweep of Tulsa

  Lincoln - The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team began the 2015 season with a 25-22, 25-14, 25-16 sweep of Tulsa at the Nebraska Invite at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday night before 8,028 fans. Annika Albrecht led the Huskers with... Read More

Bearcats dominate Lexington in opener, 41-0

The Scottsbluff Bearcats are off and running for the 2015 high school football season.  The Cats rushed for 485 yards on 50 carries en route to a 41-0 win over visiting Lexington Friday night at Bearcat Stadium. Junior Max Mason lead the ground a... Read More

Rogers Leads Holdrege To Win Over Gothenburg

Holdrege-Holdrege senior running back Cooper Rogers had a night to remember rushing for 303 yards and three scores as the Dusters opened up the season with a 34-21 win over Gothenburg. Rogers who missed all of last season with an injury went 80 yards... Read More

Deere Unveils New 9RX Series

The line includes seven models - four in "ag" trim and three scraper machines. The four ag models are the 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX with the model number denoting engine horsepower. Three models - the 9470RX, 9520RX and 9570RX are available i... Read More

EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA sa... Read More

USDA to Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered Potato

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. says that the Russet Burbank can also be stored a... Read More

The Fun is in the Fair Food

GRAND ISLAND - Always one of the top three reasons fairgoers attend the Nebraska State Fair, Fair Food will not disappoint when the gates open on August 28th  in Grand Island. State Fair facilities director, Jaime Parr says, “The favorites will... Read More

4th Congressional Hearing Planned on Colorado Mine Blowout

DENVER (AP) _ A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced Friday it plans a hearing on Sept. 16. ... Read More

 Home Federal of Nebraska to merge with Home Federal of Grand Island

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Grand Island (HFGI)  has announced it has entered into an agreement with Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Nebraska (HFNE) to merge with HFGI, pending regulatory approval. HFGI will be the surv... Read More