Prosecutors: Nebraskan had pot plants in cornfield

Authorities have charged a 53-year-old Sidney man who they say was growing marijuana in a field of corn. Records say Floyd Kettle bonded out of jail after being arrested on two counts of marijuana ... Read More

Governor Encourages Zombie Preparedness

Kansans are being encouraged to prepare for an invasion of the living dead, with Gov. Sam Brownback scheduled to sign a proclamation later this week declaring October Zombie Preparedness Month. The state Division of Emergency Management says if re... Read More

Kansas Supreme Court Ruling Concerns Prosecutors

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Kansas Supreme Court ruling could lead to the early release of more than 200 dangerous inmates. The ruling, first issued in May and clarified on Friday, concerns whether a defendant's prior felony convic... Read More

Facing Likely Defeat, EPA Abandons Key Farm Case in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2014 -- The EPA’s decision not to appeal a key federal ruling in favor of West Virginia farmer Lois Alt highlights the cynicism that drives the agency’s water agenda, the American Farm Bureau said today. The U.S... Read More

Man gets prison in fatal shooting of Nebraska boy

A Hastings man has been given up to five years in prison on a charge related to the shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son. The 31-year-old man was sentenced on Monday to 59 to 60 months in prison. His girlfriend's 9-year-old son has... Read More

 USDA Weekly Crop Progress Corn 7% Harvested; Soybeans 3%

OMAHA (DTN) -- Forty-two percent of the nation's corn crop had reached maturity as of Sept. 21 and 7% of the crop had been harvested, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress and Condition reports. The maturity percentage rose 15 percentage p... Read More

Neb. woman dies in car collision near Manley

Nebraska authorities say a woman has been killed and a man has been injured in a highway crash near Manley. Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann says deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash on Monday. He says 22-year-old Amanda Hauschild of W... Read More

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WHO Monitoring New Threat to Animal Health and the Poultry Industry

A new strain of bird flu is being closely monitored by the World Health Organization and other groups on animal health as it is being considered a new threat to animal health and the poultry industry. the H5N6 strain of avian influenza first reported... Read More

Nebraska bicyclist struck & killed by car

Nebraska authorities say a drunk driver has fatally struck a 57-year-old cyclist. Lancaster County Sgt. Mike Peschong tells the Lincoln Journal Star that Douglas Dalke of Lincoln was attempting to turn when a Chevy Prizm hit him from behind. He s... Read More

Woodhead to miss rest of the year

Chargers coach Mike McCoy says running back Danny Woodhead has a broken lower right leg and will miss the rest of the season. Woodhead was hurt on the first drive of the Chargers' 22-10 win at Buffalo. He was stopped after a 1-yard gain by diving def... Read More