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Conviction, sentence upheld for man who killed grandson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and more than 100-year sentence of a man who killed his 2-year-old grandson.  Peter Draper, of Naponee, was convicted last ye... Read More

Nebraska tourism challenge sees increase in participants

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska tourism officials say they've seen an uptick in the number of participants in a program that challenges travelers to explore the state and receive stamps in a passport-like book along the way.  The Scottsbluff Star-... Read More

Defeated Kansas Congressman Eyes Possible 2018 Comeback

ASSOCIATED PRESS - U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is eyeing the 2018 election in a move to possibly reclaim the Kansas congressional seat he lost in the Republican primary. The Hutchinson News reports Huelskamp quietly filed his statement of candidacy wi... Read More

New Research Shows Potential of Great Northern Beans

Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 28, 2016 – New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Food Science and Technology has determined that adding great northern beans to a diet rich in fatty foods may prevent weight gain, fatty liver d... Read More

Ex-deputy who shot himself found not guilty of child abuse

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) _ A former sheriff's deputy in Nebraska who accidentally shot himself in 2014 has been found not guilty of child abuse charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports a jury on Oct. 21 found 28-year-old Joshua Nincehelser not guilt... Read More

USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands through CRP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA C... Read More

Report Finds WOTUS Rule Motivated By Politics

A new report released this week by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee details findings of a two-year investigation into the waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS). The report found the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of... Read More

Omaha police: Twin girls safe following reported abduction

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha police say 8-month-old twin girls are safe following reports they were in a vehicle that was carjacked from a supermarket parking lot.   The Omaha Police Department says the girls' mother reported the abduction Thursday afte... Read More

Space Farming? NASA Crew Plants Lettuce on the International Space Station

Astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) are starting to plant their third on-orbit lettuce. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a new crew member aboard the ISS, started the Veg-03 experiment, which is a validation of the tools and procedu... Read More

Veterinarian, Physician on Antibiotic Panel at KLA Convention

A veterinarian who has represented animal agriculture during discussions on antibiotic resistance and a trained physician who formerly headed the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will discuss regulatory attempts to reduce antibiotic resistance... Read More

NBB Sends Letter to Congress Urging Action on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires on December 31st. The letter was sent on behalf of U.S. biodiesel producers nationwi... Read More