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Moody’s lowers Kansas rating for new pension bonds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A major credit agency is rating $1 billion in bonds that Kansas hopes to sell to bolster its pension system for teachers and government works in line with the state’s existing ... Read More

Kansas Won’t Bar Singles as Foster Parents

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Children and Families says it will not prevent single adults from serving as foster parents for abused and neglected children. Agency spokeswoman Theresa Freed said Friday that the dep... Read More

High-tech jobs program to train 500 in Kearney area

KEARNEY - A new program approved by the White House and President Obama aims to train and hire 500 new IT professionals before the end of 2020 in central Nebraska. Buffalo County and Kearney were selected as one of 21 communities across the nation to... Read More

Cozad set to host Class B Senior State Tournament

COZAD - The 2015 Class B Senior State Tournament will be hosted in central Nebraska at Muny Park in Cozad, Aug. 1 - Aug. 5. The Reds will play in the tournament as a perk of hosting state, despite their 3-14 regular season record. Cozad played wel... Read More

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Introduce Water Leasing Program

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors approved a water leasing agreement with the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program at Friday’s board meeting for a pilot project in 2016. Central will offer to ... Read More

29 Nebraska inmates had wrong release dates over 7 weeks

OMAHA, Neb. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says that of 390 prisoners who have or will be released between June 10 and Aug. 31, more than two dozen had miscalculated release dates. Prisons director Scott Frakes said Friday that o... Read More

Winners announced for 2015 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest

Kansas Wheat is proud to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Wheat Yield Contest. This year's top wheat yields belong to Doug Queen of Rossville, Eastern Region winner; Darren Nelson of Hutchinson, Central Region Winner and Darwin Ediger of Meade,... Read More

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island.... Read More

Soil Sampling Goes High-Tech

Tom McGraw has seen a lot of changes in agriculture over the past six decades, but soil sampling isn't one of them. "We haven't gotten professional enough at it yet," the owner of ag consulting group Tom McGraw Consulting told a crowd gathered for... Read More

Ogallala pilot critically burned in East Texas plane crash

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas  Authorities say a 46-year-old pilot from Nebraska has been critically burned in the crash of his small plane at an East Texas airport. David German of Ogallala, Nebraska, was at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Frid... Read More

(Video) Riley Ready To Get The Season Started

Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley met with the Media at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Friday.  He was asked about coaching players that he didn't recruit.    Video Below.   Riley also spoke about one of ... Read More