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Nebraska senators move bills to help felons re-enter society

The Nebraska Legislature is set to consider several measures that aim to help felons re-entering society after prison as part of what supporters say is a comprehensive approach to criminal justice reform. Legislative committees have advanced bills... Read More

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument visitation up in 2016

Staff at Harrison's Agate Fossil Beds National Monument say they had more than a 17 percent  increase in visitation from 2015 to 2016. The Monument had 13,264 visitors in 2015 and 15,555 in 2016. Visitation numbers at National Park sites across... Read More

Nebraskans encouraged to vote for a state reptile

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hoping to raise awareness for the state’s reptile species by encouraging all citizens to vote for a state reptile. Nebraska’s state symbols include western meadowlark, white-tailed deer, goldenrod, honey... Read More

Five people arrested on drug charges in Chadron

A traffic stop shortly before midnight Thursday night in Chadron resulted in the arrests of 5 people on drug charges. All are currently in custody at the Dawes County Jail with bond pending. Police Chief Tim Lordino says officer Brewer Newton stop... Read More

Farmer's Cooperative announces expansion and renovations

HEMINGFORD - Farmer's Cooperative Elevator Company in Hemingford has announced three capital projects of more than $3,400,000 to be done this spring and summer. The first project will be an expansion at the Mirage Flats facility. "We built two ... Read More

Bands come together for Lake Mac wildfire relief effort

(Ogallala, NE) – In light of the recent fire damage that destroyed many homes and buildings at Lake McConaughy, several bands have come together to perform at the Fight the Flames Music Festival on Saturday, April 15. Heading up the cause is Darin ... Read More

Charter Communications to hire 20K workers over 4 years

President Donald Trump is praising a plan by cable company Charter Communications to invest $25 billion and hire 20,000 American workers over the next four years. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge joined Trump a... Read More

NWS: Wyoming has wettest winter ever

The National Weather Service says Wyoming's three main winter months - December through February - were the wettest in the state's recorded history. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that nearly 5.5 inches of precipitation fell on the state this se... Read More

Texas man gets 10 years for $5M Cheyenne County cattle-buying scheme

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

Pine Ridge Job Corps student charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault

A 20-year-old male student at Chadron's Pine Ridge Job Corps has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault. Court documents say Jordan Christen was arrested on Tuesday following the alleged assault that reportedly took place on Satu... Read More

Proponent: Gallup survey indicates Nebraskans support investing in early childhood education

The largest state survey conducted about the education of young children shows overwhelming support for more money being spent on early childhood development. Samuel J. Meisels, founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute... Read More

Scottsbluff man confesses to baseball bat attack

A Scottsbluff man who now says he, not his father, was the one who struck another man with a basbeall bat last week faces a charge of second degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. James Cabral told police re-investigating the attac... Read More

Mitchell banker and avid community supporter passes away

Funeral services will be held in Scottsbluff Tuesday for 68 year old Larry Janecek, long-time local banker and community supporter, who passed away earlier this week in Lubbock, Texas after driving the WNCC women's basketball team to the National Jun... Read More

Gering man accused of sending lewd photos, soliciting sex from teens on social media

Authorities have arrested a Gering man for sending inappropriate pictures and messages to high school girls on social media. 21-year-old Riley Lenhart was arrested on Thursday on charges of Attempted Child Enticement (a Class II Felony) and Sale o... Read More