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Nebraska Sen. Chambers seeks death penalty drug hearing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ State Sen. Ernie Chambers has filed a complaint that could trigger a legislative hearing on Nebraska's lethal injection protocol. Chambers submitted the complaint Wednesday to the Legislature's Executive Board. Chambers con... Read More

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts vetoes sentence set-aside bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would give former Nebraska prisoners and jail inmates the chance to have a judge set aside their convictions once they've served their time. The governor said Wednesday that the measur... Read More

Abortion dispute threatens to derail Nebraska budget bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A dispute over abortion and family-planning clinics is threatening to derail a Nebraska state budget bill. Lawmakers remained at an impasse Wednesday after falling three votes short of the support needed to overcome a filibust... Read More

Up with People to perform at Nebraska State Fair!

Grand Island, NE—Multinational cast of Up with People will perform their newest production, Live On Tour, at the Nebraska State Fair on Saturday, September 1, at 7:30pm. Reserved seat tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, March 23, at 10am. T... Read More

Northeast Nebraska officials find pilot dead after crash

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities responding to a plane crash in northeast Nebraska's Pierce County found the pilot had died. The small, single-engine aircraft went down Wednesday a little after 6:15 p.m., about 5 miles northwest of Pierce. The P... Read More

Rancher injured in vehicle crash while he's herding cattle

Brady, Neb. --  Authorities say a western Nebraska rancher was injured when his utility vehicle crashed while he was herding cattle. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Ryan Sanger called 911 about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to report th... Read More

(Update) Teenager injured in car-tree crash, cited for DUI

Kearney, Neb. -- A vehicle accident in the 600 block of W 11th Street in Kearney injured a teenager. The Kearney Police Department and Kearney Volunteer Fire Department as well as CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital EMS responded to the crash shortly ... Read More

Senators advance Nebraska speed limit bill, excluding I-80

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A bill that would allow higher speed limits on Nebraska highways has won first-round approval in the Legislature, but it won't apply to Interstate 80. Senators advanced the measure on a 35-2 vote Wednesday after stripping out ... Read More

Lawmakers reject push for deeper University of Nebraska cuts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lawmakers have rejected an effort to subject the University of Nebraska to deeper budget cuts than those recommended by a legislative committee. Senators voted 32-10 on Wednesday to keep in place a proposed 1 percent cut for t... Read More

Justice appointed to fill Nebraska Supreme Court vacancy

Lincoln, Neb. -- Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed an Omaha attorney to fill a vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court. The governor's office announced Wednesday that Ricketts has chosen Jonathan J. Papik to replace Justice Max Kelch, who resigned a... Read More

Kearney native Peter Peterson, billionaire and philanthropist, dies at 91

New York -- Peter Peterson's family says the executive and philanthropist who argued passionately that the U.S. must reduce its national debt has died of natural causes. He was 91 years old. Peterson, born in Kearney to Greek immigrants served as ... Read More

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Justice John F. Wright

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in honor of Nebraska Supreme Court Justice John F. Wright, who passed away at the age of 72. Earlier th... Read More

Keadle to be tried for murder in student's disappearance

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) _ A judge has ruled that prosecutors have presented enough evidence to try a man for first-degree murder in the case of a Peru State College coed who went missing more than seven years ago. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the ru... Read More

Scotty McCreery, KC & the Sunshine Band at Hall Co. Fair

The HALL COUNTY FAIR announces a great year of entertainment! The 2018 fair will kick off on July 11th and conclude on July 15th this year. New changes are in store again this year for young and old alike. However, the 4-H exhibits, open class ex... Read More