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Hunters may enter lottery for deer hunting access on the Central Platte River

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may enter a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 47 hunters will be chosen from a rand... Read More

Southwest Neb. confirms first case of influenza

McCook, Neb. --  The first laboratory-verified case of Influenza A has been confirmed in the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s (SWNPHD) nine county health district. Influenza is highly contagious and is caused by the influenza vir... Read More

Reynolds Series gives audience taste of Ingalls Wilder’s life

KEARNEY – Kelly Kathleen Ferguson quit her job, bought a prairie dress and visited every “Little House” from the popular Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Then she wrote her own book about the journey – “My Life as Laura: How I Searched for L... Read More

Health Alert Issued for Kirkman’s Cove- Alerts Continue at Iron Horse Trail Lake, Willow Creek Reservoir, Rockford Lake

Lincoln, Neb. -- The state has issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Kirkman’s Cove Lake in Richardson County. Alerts continue at Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and Rockford Lake in Gag... Read More

New boat launch opening at Box Butte Reservoir

HEMINGFORD, Neb. -- Construction is wrapping up for the upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area and its new ramp is expected to be open for this weekend’s visitors. Husker Engineering of Burwell is completing final touch... Read More

Death sentence for ex-doctor who killed 4 people

Omaha, Neb. -- A former doctor convicted in the revenge killings of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school has been sentenced to death. A three-judge panel on Friday sentenced 45-year-old Anthony Garcia of Terre Haute, Indiana. The jud... Read More

Nebraska company sued over refusal to hire deaf driver

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused an Omaha-based trucking company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for not hiring a Texas driver because he is deaf. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that t... Read More

Report: State auditor's office hours short, bar lunches long

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A newspaper has reported that Nebraska's state auditor sometimes spends more of his Lincoln workday at a sports bar than at his Capitol office. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a three-month investigation of state auditor C... Read More

Nebraska company sued over refusal to hire deaf driver

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused an Omaha-based trucking company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for not hiring a Texas driver because he is deaf. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the c... Read More

California woman takes plea deal in Nebraska marijuana case

North Platte, Neb. -- A California woman accused of having marijuana for sale has been fined in western Nebraska. Lincoln County District Court records say a judge told 51-year-old Jewel Estrada on Monday to pay fines of $5,000 and $5,000 restitut... Read More

California woman takes plea deal in Nebraska marijuana case

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) _ A California woman accused of having marijuana for sale has been fined in western Nebraska. Lincoln County District Court records say a judge told 51-year-old Jewel Estrada on Monday to pay fines of $5,000 and $5,000 rest... Read More

Nebraska secretary of state finalizes names on 2018 ballot

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska secretary of state's office has reviewed and finalized the list of candidates and issues will appear on the November general election ballot. Secretary of State John Gale said Thursday his office has certified all of ... Read More

Ricketts deploys Nebraska Guard for hurricane relief

Lincoln, Neb. -- Gov. Pete Ricketts is mobilizing the Nebraska Army National Guard to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The governor's office announced Thursday that two Guard helicopters and 13 soldiers assigned to a Lincoln-based avia... Read More

Gage County Board raises taxes to pay $28.1M jury award

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ The Gage County Board has approved a plan to raise taxes to help pay off a $28.1 million jury verdict for the wrongful convictions of six people for a 1985 murder. The board on Wednesday approved its $36 million annual budget... Read More