USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that h... Read More

Low prices putting brakes on hog expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa – Larger numbers of hogs plus U.S. Department of Agriculture revisions that increase hog statistics equals expansion of the U.S. pork industry. Right? Not so fast, said three noted livestock economists in response to the second-... Read More

Scottsbluff girls sweep tennis matches

Scottsbluff swept two matches at a Gering tennis triangular Tuesday.  The Cats topped the host Bulldogs  6-to1 and bested the Alliance Bulldogs 6-to-3. Alliance won the other match-up of the day, 6-to-3 over Gering. Zoe Holscher, Christina Vi... Read More

Additional arrest made in Scottsbluff check forgery case

Another 18-year-old has been arrested in connection to several forged checks that were cashed in Scottsbluff. Tyson Gutierrez was arrested Tuesday morning. Gutierrez was the man who allegedly took the $1275 cash from forged checks that were cashed... Read More

EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on glyphosate herbicide

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will requ... Read More

Minatare man accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl

A 29-year-old man is facing a 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Charge in Scotts Bluff County. Jacob Summerville of Minatare was arrested  yesterday by Sheriff's Deputies. Court documents say that on March 16th, the 3-year-old victim was ta... Read More

Gering girls top visiting Torrington 3-1; Bulldog boys lose in Torrington

Three first half goals by the Gering Bulldogs held up in a 3-to-1 girls soccer win over visiting Torrington Tuesday.  Meanwhile, the Gering boys traveled to Torrington and fell 6-to-1. Brittany Spreier scored the games first goal in the 33rd minu... Read More

K-State, Iowa State to do research on childhood obesity

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Researchers from Kansas State University and Iowa State University are using a $2.8 million grant to research a school-based program that combats childhood obesity. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last month that t... Read More

Proposed fuel-tax increase divides Nebraska lawmakers

A proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges. Lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a measure that would phase in a 6-cent increase o... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Tuesday's Games= Ottawa 2, Detroit 1, SO Vancouver 5, Nashville 4, SO Boston 3, Florida 2 Washington 4, Carolina 2 Columbus 3, New Jersey 2, OT Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Rangers 3, Winnipeg 2 Wednesday's Games= Toronto at Buffalo,... Read More

Record crowd watches another pitching gem for the Huskers

Lincoln – In front of 7,319 fans, the largest crowd ever for a regular-season game between Nebraska and Creighton in Lincoln, the No. 18 Nebraska baseball team concluded its 16-game homestand on Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Creighton Bluej... Read More