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Patrol says 1 dead, 4 hurt in crash near Ashland

ASHLAND, Neb.  Authorities have identified a man killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says 35-year-old Ka Paw Shee, of Omaha, ... Read More

Former University of Kansas Chancellor Hemenway Dies

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A memorial service is planned Sunday to honor former University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway. Family and university officials said Hemenway died Friday at a Lenexa nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease... Read More

Beckner Named Assistant Coach at Nebraska

Lincoln - University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Saturday the hiring of Phil Beckner as an assistant coach for the Husker basketball program. Beckner joins the Nebraska coaching staff after spending the 2014-15 season ... Read More

July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from... Read More

Crop Progress/Condition Report

Nebraska For the week ending August 2, 2015, most of Nebraska received one inch of rain or less, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The lack of rainfall contributed to dryland stress in some areas, although irrigated... Read More

Walk to End Alzheimer's Thursday in Cozad

A  "Walk to End Alzheimer's"   is coming up Thursday  in Cozad. Susie Peterson is Community Outreach Specialist for the Alzheimer's Association in Kearney.  According to Peterson,  the walk in Cozad is the first  of the season across the U.S.... Read More

FishBrain and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Create App-powered Citizen Science Engagement Opportunity Tracking Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – the federal government agency dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats – has teamed up with FishBrain ­– the world’s largest free-to-use app and social network for angler... Read More

Obama power plant cuts draw praise, criticism in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb.  President Barack Obama's effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing praise from a leading Nebraska environmental group, but an Omaha-based think tank is urging state officials to fight the plan. The group Bold... Read More

Wet Harvest Possible With El Nino

Wide swings in precipitation during the upcoming fall and winter due to El Nino have weather agency forecasters cautious about the impact on harvest conditions, river flow and fire potential in the upper Missouri River basin. The region extends from ... Read More

RFA Applauds EPA for Recalculating 2014 Ethanol Export Estimates

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen applauded a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recalculate its ethanol export estimates for 2014. In a memorandum, which was placed on the RVO docket on July... Read More

Nebraska paper carrier helps woman trapped in pickup

KEARNEY, Neb. A 9-year-old newspaper carrier is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a Nebraska woman who was trapped in her pickup for more than an hour. Skyler Wilson was on his route delivering the Kearney Hub newspaper on July 20 when he heard ... Read More