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Nebraska governor again donates to death penalty cause

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ True to his word, Governor Pete Ricketts has again donated to a group trying to save Nebraska's death penalty. A monthly financial statement released Friday by Nebraskans for the D... Read More

Lexington healthcare rift appears wide as ever

Tensions between Lexington Regional Health Center and physicians at Plum Creek Medical Group continues to crop up at Health Center board meetings, the latest held Tuesday evening. At the June board meeting, Chief Executive Officer Leslie Marsh and Ch... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Major League Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Baltimore 8, Detroit 7 Toronto 7, Kansas City 6, 11 innings Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5 Texas 6, San Francisco 3 Arizona 6, Houston 4, 10 innings Seattle 6, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Yankees 13, Chic... Read More

Kansas collects $3.7M less in taxes than expected this month

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected about $3.7 million less in taxes than it expected in July, largely because of lower-than-anticipated revenues from its newly increased sales tax. The state Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state... Read More

Kansas Won’t Bar Singles as Foster Parents

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Children and Families says it will not prevent single adults from serving as foster parents for abused and neglected children. Agency spokeswoman Theresa Freed said Friday that the dep... Read More

High-tech jobs program to train 500 in Kearney area

KEARNEY - A new program approved by the White House and President Obama aims to train and hire 500 new IT professionals before the end of 2020 in central Nebraska. Buffalo County and Kearney were selected as one of 21 communities across the nation to... Read More

Cozad set to host Class B Senior State Tournament

COZAD - The 2015 Class B Senior State Tournament will be hosted in central Nebraska at Muny Park in Cozad, Aug. 1 - Aug. 5. The Reds will play in the tournament as a perk of hosting state, despite their 3-14 regular season record. Cozad played wel... Read More

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Introduce Water Leasing Program

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors approved a water leasing agreement with the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program at Friday’s board meeting for a pilot project in 2016. Central will offer to ... Read More

29 Nebraska inmates had wrong release dates over 7 weeks

OMAHA, Neb. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says that of 390 prisoners who have or will be released between June 10 and Aug. 31, more than two dozen had miscalculated release dates. Prisons director Scott Frakes said Friday that o... Read More

Winners announced for 2015 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest

Kansas Wheat is proud to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Wheat Yield Contest. This year's top wheat yields belong to Doug Queen of Rossville, Eastern Region winner; Darren Nelson of Hutchinson, Central Region Winner and Darwin Ediger of Meade,... Read More

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island.... Read More