Consumer Groups Want Bee Killing Pesticide out of Lowe’s

Consumer campaigns are urging Lowe’s to take ‘bee-killing’ pesticides off its shelves.   Friends of the Earth said the environmental group and its allies have organized more than 30,000 people ... Read More

California drought takes bite out of harvest

WOODLAND, Calif. - California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains use... Read More

Furlough program released violent inmates early

The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing Wednesday as the chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop, questioned Gov. Dave Hei... Read More

Hyannis minus starter for Minatare rematch

Minatare topped visiting Hyannis 54-46 this past Friday to earn a birth in the Six-Man State Football Playoffs beginning this Friday. It will be a rematch of the two teams, this time in Hyannis, but the homestanding  Longhorns will be minus one o... Read More

2nd annual bra auction for Festival of Hope tonight

The 2nd annual "Save a Rack at Backaracks" bra auction to raise funds for Festival of Hope will be going on this evening starting at 7 p.m. All of the decorated bras will be auctioned, plus the event will feature the sale of special shirts and a 50/5... Read More

Perkins receives honor for work as WNCC trustee

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) recently named Dr. M. Thomas Perkins of the Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors as the recipient of the 2014 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award. The ACCT Association Aw... Read More

DENVER (AP) _ Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night. Antti Niemi stopped 31 shots and both Avalanche players in the shootout to give the Sharks the win.... Read More

Former Broncos star Bailey to retire

DENVER (AP) _ Champ Bailey has decided to retire after a 15-year NFL career that included 12 Pro Bowl berths, a record for a cornerback. Bailey's agent, Jack Reale, said from Atlanta, Georgia that Bailey had opportunities to play this season but ... Read More

Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven't yet. Staff for the nonprofit Kansas Global Trade Services and the state of Kansas will speak at s... Read More

Missing Broncos fan found

DENVER (AP) _ A man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game told police he had ``his fill of football'' and walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado. Paul Kitterman was found safe Tuesday night in Pueblo ... Read More

Former Alliance High graduate missing

Help is needed in locating a recent Alliance High School graduate. 18-year-old Jason Berglund, the son of Brad and Mary Berglund of Alliance, was last seen Wednesday, October 22, leaving the University of Nebraska-Kearney in a charcoal colored... Read More