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 agend... 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

Kansas seeks dismissal of teachers’ union lawsuit

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by the state’s largest teachers’ union over a new law ending guaranteed tenure in public schools. Schmidt filed his request Monday in Shawnee County District Court in resp... Read More

General Mills Shareholders Urged to Vote Against No GMO Proposal

Shareholders of General Mills are set to vote Tuesday  on a company proposal to remove genetically modified organisms from its products. The National Center for Public Policy Research is urging the investors to vote down the proposal during the annu... Read More

Nebraska woman gets life in prison for slaying

A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. The Lincoln Journal Star reports 41-year-old Shelley Casterline, of Guide Rock, was sentenced Monday in Adams County District Court on one count ... Read More

US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using ... Read More

Gas prices continue downward trend in Neb.  & nationally

Since June 20,  the price of gas has been  falling, allowing drivers to breath a sigh of relief when it comes to filling up their cars.  But will the trend continue?  Trilby Lundberg of the independent U-S petroleum market research company,  "Th... Read More

Grand Island prepares for new wastewater salt rule

Grand Island has been preparing to cut in half its discharge of chloride from the city wastewater treatment plant, anticipating a state regulation that will take effect next year. The city will have 41/2 years to comply with the tougher rule. ... Read More