Prison for Hemingford man convicted of 4th offense DUI

A Box Butte County man has been sent to prison after being convicted of drunk driving for the fourth time. The Alliance Times-Herald reports that 32-year-old Casey Grimes of Hemingford was orde... Read More

DeLauro Urges OMB to Finalize Food Safety Rules

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is urging the Office of Management and Budget to finalize two pending food safety rules. DeLauro, a democrat from Connecticut, wrote the office director expressing concern that if the rules are not finalized by the end of t... Read More

TPP Talks Likely to get Ugly

A New Zealand based website reports Trans-Pacific Partnership talks are likely to get ugly before a deal is reached. Stuff dot co dot nz reports New Zealand ambassador to Japan, Mark Sinclair says it was always difficult to "judge from the outside" t... Read More

Woman dies in collision near North Platte

Authorities say a 34-year-old passenger in a minivan has been killed in a head-on collision north of North Platte. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the accident was reported just after 11:15 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 83. The office sa... Read More

Nile Theatre celebrates 75th anniversary

The Nile Theatre will celebrate “75 Years of Movie Magic” on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Nile Theatre in downtown Mitchell. The Nile will be showing DreamWorks, “Penguins of Madagascar” and doors will open with a social hour starting 6:30 p.m. ... Read More

Inmate dies at Torrington prison

The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at  the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness. Department officials said Thursday an autopsy has been ordered in compliance  with department policy. Sixty-se... Read More

President Would Veto Current Tax Extenders Bill

President Barack Obama would veto the current tax extenders bill that Congress is writing, because the bill does not include tax breaks for the middle class – according to the Hagstrom Report. Congressional Democrats would support the president and... Read More

750 served at Thanksgiving in the Valley

An estimated 750 people were served during the 31st annual Thanksgiving in the Valley Dinner Thursday at the Guadalupe Center in Scottsbluff. 400 meals were served to home-bound residents, a record for the number of meals delivered to people aroun... Read More

Parole board member says she was pressured to release inmates

Governor Dave Heineman says he is unaware of parole board members being pressured by a former prison director into paroling more inmates to reduce overcrowding. Esther Casmer, the chairwoman of Nebraska's parole board, testified under subpoena for... Read More

Regional West Foundation awards $73,600 in nursing scholarships

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – The board of directors of Regional West Foundation is pleased to announce that $73,600 in scholarships has been awarded by the Foundation to 25 area students who are enrolled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Col... Read More

Brazil Still Suffering from Transport Handicap

The U.S. transportation system may be creaky, but it works far better than the so-called "roads of death" Brazilian truckers must use to haul soybeans to export markets. Despite decades of political promises, Latin American transport systems continue... Read More