Southwest Airlines adding several Omaha flights

Southwest Airlines says it plans to add several new seasonal flights from Omaha's Eppley Airfield starting next year. Omaha television station KETV reports that Southwest's daily nonstop seasonal ... Read More

Gov. Heineman Updates Veterans’ Participation for Driver’s Licenses, Military Honor Plates

(Omaha, NE) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman provided an update on the Nebraska Veterans’ Registry and encouraged recognition of military service.  The Registry was created in 2013 by the Nebraska Legislature to place the word “veteran” on driver’s... Read More

ASTA Unveils New Research

Today, the American Seed Trade Association unveiled the results of a new survey that focused on consumer perception around seed and seed improvement. “The agriculture industry recognizes the significance of seed innovations and that many things wh... Read More

Ag Groups In Favor of Improved Cuba Relations

The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. Announcing ... Read More

Congress Passes Key Tax Extenders Legislation

WASHINGTON- the U.S. Senate voted 76 to 16 to pass a tax extenders package that holds key provisions for small businesses such as section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation. The tax extenders package was previously approved in the U.S. House of Rep... Read More

Prosecutors appeal prison sentence of York man

York County prosecutors are appealing the five- to 10-year prison sentence of a York man for the 2013 crash death of an Aurora teacher. Deputy York County Attorney Benjamin Dennis says  that 39-year-old Otis Newcomb's sentence handed down by Judge ... Read More

Agriculture Applauds Passage of Tax Extenders Bill

The U.S. Senate voted 76 to 16 to pass a tax extenders package that holds key provisions for small businesses such as section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation. The tax extenders package was previously approved in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read More

Bearcats Find New Coach

Jessica Day is the new Head Volleyball Coach for Kearney High School. Day has been teaching Social Sciences at KHS since 2006. Prior to coming to Kearney High, Jessica taught and was the Head Volleyball Coach at Millard South High School. Day says, ... Read More

AFBF Appoints New Promotion & Education Committee

American Farm Bureau has appointed members to its new Promotion and Education Committee. The committee was launched to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau members to convey the significance of agriculture. In January, ... Read More

Federal Agencies Support Market Based Approach for Improving Water Quality

The EPA and USDA Tuesday said they support market based approaches to improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy along with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack called the Virginia program a model for similar programs across... Read More

Smoking continues in Nebraska cigar bars

One Nebraska bar owner is frustrated over cigar bars still allowing indoor smoking following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court earlier this year saying the practice was unconstitutional. The owners of Big John's Billiards had filed a lawsuit ch... Read More