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Hall County officials launch investigation into local jail

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ The Hall County Board of Supervisors has voted to hire a Lincoln law firm to lead an investigation into the Hall County Jail.   The board voted Tuesday after a short meeting... Read More

72 Counties Removed from Drought Status in Kansas

Topeka – Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 15-04. For the past year all 105 counties have either been i... Read More

Recovery efforts in Lincoln County drowning to resume

The South Platte River water flows have decreased enough that the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is beginning to make plans to resume efforts to recover a submerged vehicle as early as next week. The deep water and high current where the vehicle is ... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

INTERLEAGUE Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 4, 14 Innings Minnesota 8 Cincinnati 5 Chi White Sox 2 St. Louis 1, 11 Innings Colorado 2 Oakland 1 Seattle 5 San Diego 0 Wednesday's Games= Minnesota (May 4-6) at Cincinnati (Cueto 4-5), 12:... Read More

72 counties removed from drought status in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The state has removed 72 counties from drought status thanks to recent rain in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback’s office said in a release Tuesday that for the past year all 105 counties have either been under drought emergency... Read More

Kansas Allowing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in all 105 Kansas counties. But the state on Tuesday wasn’t yet allowing gay and lesbian spouses to change their last names on driver’s licenses or file joint income tax returns. ... Read More

Kansas June Revenues Fall Short

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas has collected about $22 million less in revenues than anticipated this month. The state Department of Revenue reported Tuesday that the state took in a little more than $529 million in taxes in June. The state’s officia... Read More

Nebraska Counties Designated as Presidential Disaster Areas

Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced 12 Nebraska counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding. Those counties are Cass, Du... Read More

Kansas Wheat Harvest Report-Day 8

Kansans across the state are hearing the annual rumblings of combines as they venture out into fields. Jeremy Millershaski from Lakin reported that their crew is now more than halfway done with harvest. Because of hail damage from storms in the last ... Read More

The City of Cozad begins demolition of the Rialto Theater

The City of Cozad decided to begin tearing down the Rialto Theater. The demolition began Monday.  Being built in the 1920s, the Rialto was closed in 2008 due to poor conditions. In 2010 Cozad hired an engineering firm to give an estimate on what ... Read More

Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program to Begin July 1

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the... Read More