Nebraska woman gets life in prison for slaying

A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. The Lincoln Journal Star reports 41-year-old Shelley Casterline, of Guide Rock, was sentenced M... Read More

Morgan Stanley fuels doubts over US corn, soy acreage data

So just how much corn and soybeans did US farmers plant this year? Morgan Stanley stoked ideas grew that officials may be overstating estimates for US soybean and, in particular, corn plantings by on Monday underlining a lower estimate for planti... Read More

Report: Kansas Senate challenger's assets top $21 million

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The independent candidate trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas says he owns assets worth between $21.5 million and $86 million. Greg Orman on Monday released a copy of the financial disclosure report that candidat... Read More

Farmers Hoping To Open Boot Hill Distillery

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Several western Kansas farmers are planning to build a distillery on land in Dodge City that was once the site of the Boot Hill Cemetery. If the plans work out, the Boot Hill Distillery will open next July. The Hutchinson Ne... Read More

Kansas Conducting Agriculture Preparedness Exercise

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will lead an emergency preparedness exercise September 22- 24, 2014, in Clay, Lyon, Riley and Pottawatomie counties, to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease. The functional exerc... Read More

Nebraska man who shot ex-wife, lawyer kills self

A 58-year-old Nebraska man who had been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife and his divorce lawyer last November has been found dead in his cell. Prison officials said Michael Petersen was found shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, and eff... Read More

Abdullah picks up honor

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is the co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten along with Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.  Abdullah recorded 313 all-purpose yards, including 229 yards rushing, in the Cornhuskers' victory over Miami. Abdullah carried a c... Read More

Warren Fairchild, strong NRD supporter, receives Hall of Fame Award

(KEARNEY, NE) – Warren Fairchild, a life-long supporter of water conservation and the natural resources districts, was inducted posthumously into the Nebraska Association of Resources District’s (NARD) Hall of Fame at the NARD annual meeting in K... Read More

U.S. and Japanese Trade Officials to Meet this Week

Top U.S. trade officials are expected to meet with Japanese trade officials this week in Washington, according to a report from The Hill. The two groups are expected to continue dialogue on issues in the Asia-Pacific trade deal. U.S. Trade Repr... Read More

Grand Island Northwest named best at UNK Band Day

Grand Island Northwest won the Sweepstakes Trophy and was named the top band overall at Saturday’s 2014 UNK Band Day Parade Competition. Twenty-four Nebraska bands marched in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Homecoming Parade and were later... Read More

Bridge work to close I-80 lanes near Gothenburg

Drivers looking to be on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska later this month should know of plans to close the highway overnight for construction work. I-80 westbound lanes will be closed at Gothenburg from 11 p.m. on Sept. 29 to 6 a.m. the next day.... Read More