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NU Board of Regents to meet March 29

Lincoln, Neb. -- The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 11 a.m. The meeting will lead off with presentations on the university's efforts to meet N... Read More

Impacted by Recent Flooding?  Here’s how to Apply for Help

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskans in nine counties impacted by the recent flooding are immediately eligible to apply for state and federal disaster to help jump start their recovery.  It’s as easy as a 20-minute phone call or a click online. Pres... Read More

Rain could push swollen Missouri River even higher this week

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rain storms expected later this week could lead to another crest along the Missouri River and its tributaries just as residents are cleaning up from this spring's flooding. National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Low said t... Read More

Nebraska could raise legal age for e-cigarettes to 21

Lincoln, Neb. --  An apparent surge in vaping among Nebraska teenagers is prompting a new push from lawmakers to raise the age limit on e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 and ban their use in bars, restaurants and workplaces. School officials say the cra... Read More

Ag college is hosting disaster benefit Tuesday

  CURTIS, Neb. – Aggies helping agriculture is ‘what’s for dinner’ Tuesday night in Curtis.                                                                         T... Read More

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion. The ongoing floodi... Read More

Nebraska leaders announce opening of community corrections 160-bed female unit

Courtesy/ Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Left to right: Governor Ricketts, Director Scott R. Frakes, Rick Wintermute, VP of Kingery Construction   March 22, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Director Scott Frakes joined Governor Pete Ric... Read More

(Audio) Ford Driving Skills for Life Coming to Nebraska Safety Center, Kearney

  March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) —          Free hands-on driver training program focuses on newly permitted and licensed drivers          2019 tour marks the 3rd year Nebraska has offered the Ford Driving Skills for Life... Read More

State response to severe weather continues

Lincoln, Neb. – North Bend Central Public School is one of the few buildings unaffected by flood along the Platte River.  Since the school is largely unaffected by flood waters, the school has become a community center for response efforts in the... Read More

Person of Interest Wanted for Questioning in Double Homicide Investigation

  MARCH 23, 2019 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are seeking information regarding the whereabouts a person wanted for questioning in connection with a double homicide that occurred in Douglas, Nebraska Satu... Read More

Game and Parks urges kayakers, canoers to stay off of flooded rivers

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges the public to stay off of rivers affected by recent flooding. Strong currents and inadequate clearance under bridges make kayaking, canoeing and recreational boating extremely dangerou... Read More

Gilder Lehrman accepting Nebraska history teacher nominations for award

    The History Teacher of the Year Award highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring outstanding American history teachers from elementary school through high school. The award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher from each... Read More

Broadcaster's fund drive raised more than $430,000 for flood relief

More than $430,000 was raised Friday in a one-day telethon for flood relief. Sponsored by Radio and Television station members of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the “#NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief” raised funds for the American Re... Read More

Adams County accident claims motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died in an accident Friday evening about 9 miles south of Hastings. The Nebraska State Patrol says it occurred around 6:30pm Friday as the motorcycle attempted to cross Highway 281 at the 1E  Spur, failed to yield the right of way and... Read More