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Super Regionals Set

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Five of the eight national seeds in the NCAA baseball tournament have advanced to super regionals, and the three others were playing winner-take-all regional finals late Monday.Nati... Read More

Kansas Net Farm Income Slipped Further in 2014

Lower prices paid to farmers for their crops in 2014 pulled average net farm income in Kansas below previous year levels and well below the five-year average, according to the Kansas Farm Management Association. Net farm income across 1,175 KFMA m... Read More

Search firm sought in finding next chancellor of college

Officials with the University of Nebraska have started the process of looking for the next chancellor of its Lincoln campus.    University officials say a search firm and a university-appointed committee will be used to help find a replacement for ... Read More

USDA Says Soybean Plantings Still Lagging

The nation's corn crop is within five percentage points of being planted and nearly one-half of the soybean crop is emerged, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress and Condition reports issued Monday. As of May 31, 95% of the corn was planted and ... Read More

Man injured as fire guts rural Bayard home

A rural Bayard man was injured after a fire swept through his home Saturday morning. The Bayard Fire Department said that the home, owned by Farmers Irrigation, was a total loss, as were most of the contents. The fire was reported about 8:1... Read More

Man gets 40-60 years for killing wife at their Nebraska home

A 66-year-old man has been given 40 to 60 years in prison for killing his wife in northeast Nebraska.    Phillip Privett, of Verdigre,  had pleaded no contest and was convicted of second-degree murder and a weapons charge after prosecutors lowered... Read More

Foster Farms backs away from using human antibiotics in poultry

Foster Farms, one of the top U.S. chicken producers, plans to largely eliminate antibiotics used to treat humans from its poultry production, it said on Monday. The move brings California-based Foster Farms in line with other top chicken producers... Read More

UNL TEAM RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING TO IMPROVE LOW-MOISTURE FOOD SAFETY

Lincoln, Neb.- A team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received a portion of a $5 million USDA food safety grant to enhance low-moisture food safety by improving development and implementation of pasteurization technologies. UNL will recei... Read More

Omaha zoo worker treated for dragon bite Sunday

OMAHA, Neb. An Omaha zoo worker bitten by a large lizard Sunday is expected to make a full recovery. Paramedics were called to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Sunday afternoon, and the female zoo worker was taken to the hospital. The zoo says... Read More

Abortion Rights Group Challenges New Kansas Restrictions

ASSOCIATED PRESS - An abortion rights group is challenging Kansas’ first-in-the-nation ban on a commonly used procedure to end second-trimester pregnancies. The lawsuit filed Monday in Shawnee County District Court by the Center for Reproductive... Read More

Stack of hay bales catches fire at Nebraska dairy farm

RISING CITY, Neb.  Firefighters have responded to a blaze that broke out at Butler County Dairy in Rising City, Nebraska. Nebraska media outlets report firefighters were called to the dairy farm Sunday afternoon when a stack of 450 1-ton hay bale... Read More