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Ricketts appeals to public to flip death penalty votes

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is ramping up pressure on lawmakers to try to keep them from overriding his promised veto of a death penalty repeal bill. The Republican g... Read More

Westar Energy Rates to Increase to Cover Environmental Costs

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Westar Energy plans to increase its rates starting in June to cover the costs of its environmental projects. The Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday approved a $10.8 million increase in Westar’s environmental cost recove... Read More

COF Report Shows Lower Placements

USDA's Cattle-On-Feed Report Friday was released a little early due to the long holiday weekend. It showed April placements falling short of expectations.   On-feed  101%, placements at 95% and marketings 92%. Nebraska feedlots, with capacities... Read More

Girlfriend of burglary suspect ticketed

Lexington Police have made another arrest into the investigation of a burglary at Uncle Neal's North, a convenience store in Lexington. It was broken into in the early hours of May 9th. Among the missing items were Nebraska Lottery tickets. The suspe... Read More

Senate Ag Committee Reauthorizes Grain Standards Act

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Act on Thursday that includes measures designed to avoid interruption in inspection services at export terminals. The legislation fixes a lingering concern fol... Read More

State Track And Field Champions From The Region

State Medalists from the region Class A Boys Shot Put Jacob Long ,Kearney, 57-7.50 Class A Boys Pole Vault Kevin Cahoy, Grand Island 16-00.25 Class C Girls Pole Vault Katherine Montgomery, North Platte St. Pats 11-0 Class C Girls ... Read More

Man Hospitalized After Being Rescued From Beneath Tractor

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ A 79-year-old Norfolk man has been hospitalized after being rescued from beneath a tractor. The Norfolk Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1EnfFd2) that Longin Karel was pinned by the tractor after it was struck by a car around... Read More

Flags to fly at half-staff beginning Friday

         Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, U.S. Marine Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz, and the Memorial Day holiday. Flags ... Read More

NPPC President Ron Prestage Statement On Walmart Commitment To Responsible Farming

The National Pork Producers Council applauds Walmart’s commitment, announced today, to sustainable and responsible farming, which America’s pork producers make every day. By using antibiotics responsibly and providing humane and compassionate car... Read More

Emergency meeting called to discuss Nebraska death penalty

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ The Hall County Board of Supervisors has called an emergency meeting to discuss legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Nebraska.    On Wednesday state lawmakers approved a bill abolishing capital punishment. G... Read More

U.S. Wheat Growers Call for Equal Trade in Canada

ARLINGTON, Virginia – Yesterday, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) jointly called for improvements in Canada’s treatment of U.S. wheat classes in a letter to Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri... Read More