Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by r... Read More

McNew enters plea

A 26-year-old Cozad man pleaded guilty Friday in Dawson County District Court to felony charges of Terroristic Threats, Child Abuse and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. In exchange for the pleas, a charge of Use of a Firearm to Commit ... Read More

Can Crude Drop to $20 Per Barrel?

How low can it go — and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while nobody can confidently answer the first question (I will try to in a moment), the second is pretty easy. Low oil prices will ... Read More

Lexington Loses Two At Northwest

Grand Island-A 13-0 spurt to start the fourth quarter wasn't enough as the Lexington Minutemaids fell to Northwest on Friday night 48-39. The Minutemaids started the fourth quarter down 38-22, but pulled to within 3 on a three pointer from Ellie Rowe... Read More

Eagle-Viewing Facilities Open for the Season Dec. 27

  (HOLDREGE, Neb.) -- The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will once again provide eagle-watching opportunities to the public this winter. The J-2 viewing center will open on Fri., Dec. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon to acc... Read More

Nebraska November jobless rate drops to 3.1 percent

A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for November dropped to 3.1 percent. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the rate was six-tenths of a point under the November 2013 rate of 3.7... Read More

Nebraska ranked in top tier of highest carbon monoxide mortality rate

The Nebraska Poison Center has seen a 24% increase in calls on carbon monoxide so far this year over 2013. Every year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning and 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, while another 4,000 are hospital... Read More

(VIDEO) Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska hold annual meeting

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska, ICON, met today in Brewster. The event was held at Uncle Buck's Lodge and drew in producers from much of the state. The day featured an "Up Close and Personal" conversation with Senator Al Davis about what's hap... Read More

Hughes to resign from Nebraska Wheat Board

Hughes was appointed to NWB in 2006, and reappointed for a second term in 2011. In that time he has represented NWB and Nebraska’s wheat farmers on a national and global level. He’s participated in multiple trade shows and educational events, ser... Read More

USDA Releases APH Yield Exclusion to Help Manage Risk

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced program details related to a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. Information made available include... Read More

Nebraska man pleads no contest in crash death

A 21-year-old western Nebraska man has pleaded no contest to procuring alcohol for a teenage girl who died in a May crash. In exchange for Chris Miller's plea, prosecutors dismissed unrelated drug charges against him and dropped plans to revoke hi... Read More