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Beatrice school eyes drug testing for students in activities

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Beatrice school officials are considering drug tests for students who participate in extracurricular activities. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that school officials presented... Read More

Death of Castro could free Cuba to produce biofuels

The death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, a fierce critic of biofuels like ethanol, has raised hopes among industry experts that some of Cuba's vast tracts of fallow land may soon be used to ease its dependence on fuel imports. Castro branded... Read More

BLM Releases Flawed Planning Rule in the Closing Days of Presidents Term

WASHINGTON– The Bureau of Land Management today released a final version of BLM planning 2.0. Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association federal lands said this process radically alters fe... Read More

Holobek Stepping Down as Head of A-FAN

Members in attendance at this week's annual meetings of the NE Corn Growers and NE Soybean Association in Lincoln heard a presentation from A-FAN, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska. Organizational Director Willow Holoubek tout... Read More

Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight fatally shot after road rage incident

Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist outside New Orleans. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of N... Read More

Nebraska man sentenced for role in failed killing plot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Bradshaw man has been sentenced to 16 to 20 years in prison for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot. The Grand Island Independent reports that 31-year-old Derrick Shirley was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded no contest t... Read More

(AUDIO) NWB Issues Call for FY 2017-2018 Funding Proposals

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) is issuing its call for funding proposals for consideration for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Proposals should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Individuals or organizations reques... Read More

Advanced Biofuels Targets Unlikely to be Met

Biofuels blending targets are spelled out in legislation and enforced by EPA standards, as is well known. However, current policies face significant pressures for change, the Government Accountability Office says and describes "several factors" that ... Read More

One-vehicle accident sends Lincoln woman to the hospital

YORK - A Lincoln woman was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after rolling her car in rural York. According to the York County Sheriff Dale Radcliffe, authorities were called to Road 12 just south of York shortly after 4:30 p.m. to a one-vehic... Read More

Standing Bear statue eyed for Lincoln's Centennial Mall

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska officials are looking to erect a statue of a famous Native American chief on Lincoln's Centennial Mall.  The sculpture of Ponca chief Standing Bear would stand 9 feet tall near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College... Read More

(AUDIO) Crop Conditions Deteriorate as Drought Invades KS

Much needed moisture makes the top of many Kansas wheat farmers' 2016 Christmas wish lists. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of western Kansas is currently in moderate to severe drought just a few weeks after the entirety of the state was ... Read More