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Hastings Police: Not enough evidence to prosecute suspects

HASTINGS, Neb.  Southern Nebraska authorities say four people accused of pretending to kidnap children to scare them won't face charges due to a lack of sufficient evidence. The Hastings Tribune r... Read More

Stokes Named Third-Team All-American

Kiki Stokes was recognized for an outstanding junior season on Wednesday, May 27, when she was named a third-team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The 15th Nebraska softball player to be recognized as an NFCA ... Read More

Cozad & Lex school threats under investigation

  Both Cozad and Lexington school buildings have reopened after being on lockdown this morning due to bomb threats to both high schools.    Meanwhile, the Orthman Community YMCA will remain closed for the rest of the day, according to Branc... Read More

New Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With today's ... Read More

Brownback looks at possible worker furloughs amid budget row

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s office is looking at perhaps furloughing state workers if the Legislature does not pass a balanced budget in the coming weeks. Brownback’s spokeswoman, Sara Belfry, said Wednesday his offic... Read More

Legislative Session One Of The Longest Ever

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they’re still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues. Lawmakers were convening Thursday for the 98th day of their session, ... Read More

First Day State Golf Results

The first day of the Boys State golf tournaments are is the books. In Class A, Creighton Prep leads the way with a 296, Millard North is second. Kearney is 10th and Grand Island is 11th. Jack Minnick has the first round lead after shooting a 67. I... Read More

Lexington's Health Center board adopts budget for next fiscal year

  On Tuesday evening, the Lexington Regional Health Center Board of Directors approved their budget and capital requests for their next fiscal year which begins July 1st. Chief Financial Officer Wade Eschenbrenner made the presentation to the... Read More

Kansas Senate Rejects Plan to Raise Taxes on Businesses and Farmers

The Kansas Senate has rejected a bill for raising taxes to close a projected state budget shortfall.   Senate President Susan Wagle said after the chamber's action Wednesday that legislators will need to trim additional spending from the budget.... Read More

Nebraska pilot's remains to be buried at national cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ More than 70 years have passed since the family of a 23-year-old Nebraska fighter pilot learned that he had been killed in World War II. The Pentagon recently announced that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe... Read More

Nebraska's April jobless rate of 2.5 pct still lowest in US

LINCOLN, Neb. A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to hit 2.5 percent in April, remaining the lowest rate in the nation. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Wednesday that the preliminary ... Read More