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CME Group Announces Record Volume Day in Ag Products

CHICAGO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its Agricultural Products reached a record of 2,873,291 in trading volu... 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

Hall County officials launch investigation into local jail

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ The Hall County Board of Supervisors has voted to hire a Lincoln law firm to lead an investigation into the Hall County Jail.   The board voted Tuesday after a short meeting with the county's attorney, Jack Zitterkopf.   ... Read More

Anti-TPP Group Sues Japan Government

A former Japanese ag minister is leading a group of protestors who filed lawsuit in that country to halt the government's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The plaintiffs fear that any trade deal removing import tariffs on protected co... Read More

July 4th Cookout Costs Less This Year,  Still Under $6 Per Person

A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says t... Read More