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Latest U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought Summary The active weather pattern persisted across most of the nation, though unfavorably dry, hot weather lingered over parts of the South and Southwest. During the 7-day period ending Tues... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Sunflower rust may be problematic in 2018 – be aware

Rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia helianthi, is not a disease that we see every year. However, if it occurs early in the season, it can pose severe disease problem of sunflowers in Nebraska, particularly in irrigated fields.      ... Read More

Student sentenced to probation for assault on Gering teacher

A student who attempted to sexually assault a teacher in western Nebraska has been given a year and 225 days on probation. The Star Herald reports teenager has been ordered to complete treatment at a therapeutic group home. The boy admitted to ... Read More

Administration Discord Over China Tariffs

Sources close to the White House tell Bloomberg that President Donald Trump backed off imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods because of discord within the administration. There’s also concern within the White House over the po... Read More

Krist: Ricketts budget cuts put senior healthcare at risk

The Democratic candidate for Governor, Sen. Bob Krist, has taken Gov. Pete Ricketts to task for placing Nebraska’s aging population at risk because of his cuts to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Krist said Wednesday the tens of m... Read More

Senate passes key Veterans legislation

The Senate has passed major legislation that will dramatically change the way the VA delivers care to veterans. The bill streamlines community care programs, expands support for caregivers, and provides tools for attracting and retaining top health c... Read More News: May 23, 2018

Today on News: A busy weekend and large crowds expected at Lake Minatare for Memorial Day Weekend Western Sugar working with NDEQ for full compliance Torrington again one step closer to finding new, permanent police chief Bill B... Read More

Sasse Introduces Livestock Haulers Legislation

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Ben Sasse led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act. Currently, overly strict trucking regulations from the Department of Transportation require mandatory r... Read More

State Golf FINAL RESULTS: Bridgeport's Stevens T-3, Scottsbluff & Kimball finish 4th

The State Golf Championships have wrapped up at four area courses across the state this afternoon. Here are the final results from Classes B, C, and D. Class B- Columbus The Scottsbluff Bearcats finished in 4th place in the overall team stan... Read More

Copy Story   Share Summer is the Ideal Time to Sip Fresh, Friendly Sicilian Wines, Which are Arriving in America in Record Numbers

CHICAGO, -- Americans won't need to travel far from their backyard or beach chair to sip Sicilian wine this summer. With millions of bottles expected to arrive on America's shores this summer, Sicilian wine will set the tone for a light and... Read More

Wall of Hope butterfly donations for Festival of Hope

The annual Festival of Hope will be held Saturday June 16th, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell. Dr. Vince Bjorling encourages people to recognize a cancer survivor or a loved one lost to cancer with a donation to the Wall of Hope.... Read More