Officials say flu infections already common across Nebraska

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say they are seeing more cases of the flu across the state in the past two weeks. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that cases of infl... Read More

NU Regents still mulling over president candidates

The University of Nebraska regents are still mulling four candidates for the system's top spot. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the Board of Regents met behind closed doors for two hours on Tuesday to review feedback submitted by students, facu... Read More

18-year-old imprisoned for robbing Lincoln store

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old from Omaha has been sentenced to prison for the armed robbery of a Lincoln convenience store. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Luis Ayala, also known as Luis Fierros, was sentenced on Tuesday.... Read More

Ag Drone Maker Receives Permission to Fly

Trimble scored a public relations coup December 10 when it received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration allowing it to fly its UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution (drone) for commercial purposes. Specifically, the exemption is to Secti... Read More

Carcasses of 3 missing dogs found in Hastings

  HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A local animal shelter has put up a reward for information after the carcasses of three missing dogs were found near railroad tracks in Hastings. Start Over Rover says there's no evidence that there's any foul p... Read More

Kansas Tribes Take Cautious Approach to Marijuana

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Some northeast Kansas American Indian tribes say they need more information before making a decision on whether to grow and sell marijuana on tribal land after the federal government said it wouldn’t interfere with those who do. ... Read More

USDA to Survey Farmland Owners

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey farmland owners to measure financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. Landowners should receive the survey form by the end of this month. More than 80,000 farmland owners and prod... Read More

Economic growth could slow in Nebraska in spring 2015

University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson  says economic  growth could slow in Nebraska in spring 2015.    Thompson says  for the second time in three months, the state's  Leading Economic Indicator index fell,  dropping 1.3  pe... Read More

Wilson Public Library adds two new educational computers

The Wilson Public Library in Cozad recently added two, AWE AfterSchool Edge computers in the children's section. The computers were funded by the city of Cozad and an AWE-some Grant from the Nebraska Library Commission. Library Director, Laurie Yo... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent to Retire

  (Lincoln, Neb.) Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, is planning to retire as head of the Patrol. Col. Sankey is a 27-year veteran of the State Patrol. His retirement is effective Dec. 31, 2014. Gov. Heineman a... Read More

Ethanol Committee Reviews Progress, Explores Opportunities

The Ethanol Committee of the National Corn Growers Association met in St. Louis recently to review current programs and initiatives related to domestically produced biofuels, get updates from ethanol industry experts and discuss strategy aimed at con... Read More