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Alliance man charged with attempted murder in woman's beating

An Alliance man has been charged with four felonies including attempted murder following a September 12 incident. 53-year-old Paul Wesner has been charged with attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, first degree domestic assault... Read More

Nebraska faces worker shortage in manufacturing

A leading state business group says Nebraska needs more skilled workers to fill its manufacturing jobs. The president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Wednesday that the shortage is the greatest challenge that its manufacturin... Read More

Leafgreen: More funding needed for the Heartland Expressway

A half dozen people testified at a public hearing Wednesday night sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Roads on the environmental assessment of the Heartland Expressway's proposed widening of Highway 385 to four lanes between Alliance and the L-62... Read More

More than 60,000 students to converge on Louisville Oct. 29-Nov. 1 for 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014/National FFA Organization) – The 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo continues the second year of its three-year run in Louisville Oct. 29. More than 60,000 FFA members from throughout the United States ... Read More

Cougar basketball teams begin practices

Wednesday was the first official day that junior colleges could begin practices and the Western Nebraska Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams hit the court hard in preparation for their season openers next month. The Cougar wom... Read More

July 2015 goal for opening of Gering hotel

A Lincoln development group says its goal is to have a new hotel in Gering operating in July 2015, but it is not set in stone. Josh Berger with the Tetrad property group told KNEB News Wednesday afternoon agreements with partners in the project still... Read More

California Governor Veto’s Animal Antibiotics Bill

California’s Governor has vetoed a bill that would have curbed the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Governor Jerry Brown says most major meat producers have already agreed to go beyond voluntary Food and Drug Administration Standards, according ... Read More

U.S. Dairy Groups Upset Over Possible Trade Deal

U.S. dairy groups said this week they are concerned that provisions in the proposed European Union-Canadian free trade agreement on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocation of a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for che... Read More

Scottsbluff schools test emergency preparedness

Scottsbluff Public Schools conducted their annual district-wide emergency response drill earlier this afternoon. In today's exercise, Superintendent Rick Myles says the scenario was that of district-wide lock down situation. Meaning doors locked, ... Read More

Grass fire chars 100 acres in Wildcat Hills

A  grass fire believed started by lightning from storms that dropped four to five inches of rain earlier this week charred 100 acres in the Wildcat Hills Tuesday night. Gering Fire Chief Jay Templar says his unit responded around 5:15 p.m. and ob... Read More