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Hershey Male Arrested for Threats

On Sunday,  June 23,  around 4:30 p.m., Deputies responded to a disturbance in Hershey, NE. It was reported a male subject had threatened his grandmother with a knife. Deputies located the elderl... Read More

Japan mulls lifting ban on chicken imports from Russia

Japan is considering lifting an import ban on some chicken meat from Russia, with the two countries' leaders expected to discuss the matter on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 summit, government sources said Monday. Since 2005, Japan has b... Read More

Anthrax Confirmed on Uvalde County Premises

The first anthrax case of the year was confirmed in one captive antelope on a premises in Uvalde County on June 19, 2019. “The premises is located within the triangular area of Texas where anthrax is historically found in the soil,” said Dr. S... Read More

Aubrey Trail cuts own throat in court

WILBER, Neb. - A man on trial for the 2017 slaying of a Lincoln woman has slashed his neck and fallen from a wheelchair during court proceedings. Fifty-two-year-old Aubrey Trail yelled ``Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all'' Monday before swip... Read More

Honeybee Losses Jumped Sharply Higher Last Winter

Bee colony death numbers are continuing to climb. The Bee Informed Partnership released its latest survey last week, saying U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of their colonies last winter. That’s the largest number of overwintering hive losses since ... Read More

Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska officials are laying the groundwork for the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion program, but many people who will eventually qualify now face a long and difficult wait. About 90,000 low-income Nebraska residents... Read More

Armada of barges cleared for Mississippi River shipments after floods

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The upper Mississippi River reopened to barge traffic on Friday as vessels were cleared to ship through St. Louis harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said, and the situation quickly became a logistics nightmare as dozens of towboa... Read More

Secretary Perdue to Drive his International 656 Farmall Tractor in the Great Iowa Tractor Ride

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is in Iowa today for the Great Iowa Tractor Ride.  Perdue will drive his very own International 656 Farmall Tractor. The Secretary’s father, George “Ernie” Perdue Jr. purchased the Farmall new in 1... Read More

27 Governors Send Letter Asking Congress to Ratify USMCA

Just over half the nation’s governors co-signed a letter to Congress asking for rapid ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. In a letter dated Thursday, June 20, it says, “Nearly 25 years after passing the North American Free Tra... Read More

Passenger killed in eastern Nebraska SUV crash

Columbus, Neb. --  A passenger has died in the crash of a sport utility vehicle in eastern Nebraska's Platte County. The crash occurred around 6:55 a.m. Saturday, about 5 miles  north of Columbus. Authorities say the northbound SUV went out of c... Read More

Students take on important plant-based research

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Curiosity may not have ended up well for the cat, but it’s helping to provide a big career boost to eight undergraduate students at Kansas State University this summer. They make up the first-ever group of students selected f... Read More