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Semitrailer driver dies in northeast Nebraska crash

PIERCE, Neb. The driver of a semitrailer has been killed in northeast Nebraska after his vehicle crashed into a fertilizer truck. The Nebraska State Patrol says 39-year-old Charles L. Smith, of Col... Read More

$2 million was awarded to 15 projects around Nebraska from The Nebraska Department of Economic Development

The Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development awarded 15 projects in Nebraska. Over $2 million was awarded out of the fund toward projects such as  the development and/or renovation of civic... Read More

July 1 Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of 1 inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged near normal.... Read More

More Troubles For Illinois Women's Basketball Program

URBANA, Ill. (AP) _ Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players have sued the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The players ac... Read More

Ricketts defends donation to death penalty petition group

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty.   Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels strongly that voters should be allowed to decide whether to keep capital punis... Read More

Missing YRTC juveniles captured in Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND -  According to the Kearney Police Department, the two remaining missing juveniles from the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (YRTC) in Kearney were apprehended Tuesday in Grand Island. A total of six adolescents escaped early S... Read More

Number of wiretaps in Kansas surge in drug investigations

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new government report shows a surge in the use by authorities of wiretaps last year in Kansas for drug investigations. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued its annual report to Congress Wednesday. It reports... Read More

Kansas Residents Have Higher Taxes, Less Gun Regulation

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun. The tax increases and concealed carry change are among a raft of ne... Read More

Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Wednesday Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical... Read More

Tractor burns southeast of Cozad

  Cozad Fire and Rescue were called out to a tractor on fire southeast of Cozad Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Gary Banzhaf said the fire spread to nearby grass and hay burning about 7 or 8 acres. Banzhaf said it took a while to get enough equi... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Coalition Applaud Attorney General, Say Fix Needed for WOTUS

LINCOLN, NEB. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) final “Waters of the U.S.” Rule (the Rule) will be damaging to Nebraska’s agriculture and business sectors, while driving up costs for... Read More