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Tyson Plans to Stop Antibiotic Use in Chickens by 2017

Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations. The move comes ... Read More

Gering Council approves ordinance for Rich's Wrecking and Salvage

The Gering City Council has approved an ordinance that brings a local auto wrecking yard one step closer to moving to M Street. Under the ordinance, Rich's Wrecking and Salvage owner Steve Eich would have his entire operations enclosed by a well ... Read More

Laramie and Kimball win golf titles at Scottsbluff Invitational

The Scottsbluff Bearcats, or least some of them, hosted the Scottsbluff Golf Invitational Monday at the Scotts Bluff Country Club. With most of Mike Klein's crew returning from National DECA competition the door was left open for Laramie to win th... Read More

Sidney Police Chief pleads not guilty to charge

The Sidney police chief has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he obstructed government operations. Chief B.J. Wilkinson  made his plea Monday. His trial is scheduled to begin July 17. The allegation against Wilkinson stems fro... Read More

Nebraska oil and gas board cleared in meetings laws dispute

A special investigator says the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission didn't violate state open meetings law when it met last month to consider a proposed wastewater disposal well in Sioux County. Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Sierra Club... Read More

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. Previous studies have suggested that... Read More

Rockies make move

PHOENIX (AP) _ The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Adam Ottavino on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps inflammation and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Albuquerque. The 29-year-old Ottavino is 1-0 with three saves in ... Read More

Rockies nip Diamondbacks 5-to-4

PHOENIX (AP) _ Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer, Tyler Matzek pitched five effective innings before leaving with a hamstring injury and the Colorado Rockies held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night. Morneau hit his three-run shot off... Read More

Bird flu found in 4 more NW Iowa poultry farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable cases of avian influenz... Read More

Truckers strike at nation's biggest port complex over wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California are walking off the job in a dispute over their wages and employee status. The Monday strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach c... Read More

NEW POLL: 62% of Americans Support the Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Morning Consult released the results of a national survey conducted on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Morning Consult contacted 2,047 registered voters on April 5–7. The results show that Americans overwh... Read More