Decent rains and prices lift US winter wheat area

Hard red winter wheat seedings will lead a rise in US wheat area for 2015, as rainy weather in the southern Plains, and a relatively strong insurance price, attract farmers to the grain. The Intern... Read More

Review hearing delayed for 70's Sutherland family murderer

A judge has postponed an annual review hearing for a man who killed six members of a western Nebraska family in 1975. Lincoln County District Judge Donald Rowlands rescheduled the hearing for Erwin Simants to Nov. 18. Simants has lived at the L... Read More

Blackburn Named National Sorghum Producers Director of Operations

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Producers has named Jennifer Blackburn director of operations. Blackburn previously held the position as NSP’s communications coordinator four and a half years before taking on this new role. She has also ... Read More

NU and Michigan State Could Turn Into Shootout

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ No. 10 Michigan State is off to a historic start on offense and faces another high-scoring team in No. 19 Nebraska to open Big Ten play on Saturday night. Michigan State (3-1) has scored 201 points through four games, best ... Read More

Kimball phone service restored, Minatare still asking for reduced water use.

Minatare residents are being asked to limit their use of water due to the large amounts of rain the town has received in the last 48 hours. The city says sewers are full and pumps are working overtime to handle the load. Residents are being asked ... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Reminds Farmers, Ranchers of Sales Tax Change

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is reminding farmers and ranchers that repair and replacement parts for agricultural machinery and equipment will no longer be subject to Nebraska sales and use taxes, effective Oct. 1. The... Read More

Lawmakers will look at new prison sentencing snafu

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A legislative committee will investigate Nebraska's newest  prison sentencing snafu, which took place while officials were rounding up inmates who were released too early. Sen. Steve Lathrop, the committee's chairman, said Tu... Read More

I-80 stop near Hershey nets 35.7 pounds of pot

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County has led to the seizure of nearly 36 pounds of marijuana and two arrests. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2014 Nissan Maxima for ... Read More

Scottsbluff shooting victim identified

Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks says 44 year old Kerrie Kier of Scottsbluff has been identified as the woman who died in a shooting at a Scottsbluff residence. Eubanks told KNEB News the shooting, which occurred at 1101 Avenue E, has been d... Read More

Rural Scottsbluff man sentenced to minimum 60 years in prison for child sexual assault

A 47 year old rural Scottsbluff man has been sentenced to a minimum of sixty years in prison for the sexual assault of a child. Michael Sessions was accused of sexually assaulting a child for thirteen years and was convicted of two counts of felon... Read More

Blessing of the Animals to be held Sunday

Pet owners will gather this Sunday for the Blessing of the Animals, celebrated by the clergy of St. Francis Episcopal church and hosted by the Panhandle Humane Society. The Pet Blessing will take place at the Gazebo in the center of Centennial Par... Read More