Pot brownie may lead to jail in some Nebraska counties

Possession of a pot brownie will result in a fine in most of Nebraska, but in some western counties it could land you in jail. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that some counties near Colorado are ... Read More

Food-Grade Sorghum On The Rise At Kansas Elevators

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Sorghum is traditionally thought of as a fodder plant, but there is a growing movement of food-grade sorghum. The Hutchinson News reports that for the past three years at elevators in Brenham, Kansas, farmers have hauled ... Read More

Questions Raised After Audit Of Kansas Rural Phone Service

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent audit of Kansas' rural telephone service program has found that it is generally well-run and efficient, but it also suggests that lawmakers consider the types of services taxpayers are now subsidizing. The Lawrence J... Read More

States Explore Trading with Cuba

Following the President’s announcement of starting normal relations with Cuba, states are looking into trade opportunities that may develop once the markets are opened up. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said “Farm Bureau has long cal... Read More

Coal cars derail in western Dodge County

Union Pacific workers have been cleaning up the scene of a coal car derailment in western Dodge County. The incident occurred around 4:45 a.m. Friday just south of U.S. Highway 30, west of North Bend. Railroad spokesman Mark Davis told the Fremont T... Read More

Lenders Telling Growers Tough Times Ahead

Buckle up your safety belts.  Crop producers will need to drive defensively in 2015. It's still early in the new-crop season. True, 2015 corn prices have climbed more than 70 cents since bottoming in late September. There's even a chance corn futur... Read More

Nebraska Air National Guard Members Going To Middle East

Nearly 50 members of the Nebraska Air National Guard soon will leave for six months of duty in the Middle East. A private goodbye ceremony is set for Monday at the Nebraska National Guard's headquarters in Lincoln. The Lincoln-based airmen are... Read More

Winter weather advisory for Central and South-Central Nebraska

Snow is expected to spread across the area this morning and continue into the evening hours, before coming to an end late tonight. Snowfall totals of 1 to 4 inches are expected for central and south central Nebraska and into north central Kansas. Gre... Read More

Fatalities rise after Kansas ups speed limit

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Traffic-related fatalities and injuries in Kansas are up on roads with newly increased 75 mph speed limits. The Kansas City Star reports numbers from the state's transportation department show a 54 percent increase in hig... Read More

Name of Omaha boarding house fire victim released

Authorities have released the name of a 37-year-old woman who died after being pulled from the basement of a burning boarding house in southeast Omaha. The Omaha Police Department identified her as Demetria Sanchez. The Omaha Fire Department says th... Read More

Kansas growers harvest bountiful cotton fields

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas growers have been harvesting bumper crops of cotton this season. That is giving a boost in the state to a crop touted for its good profit margin and low water use. The Hutchinson News reports that the uptick in yields is ... Read More