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Lexington man pleads guilty in rural Lexington homicide

  A 42-year-old Lexington man entered guilty pleas Thursday afternoon in Dawson County District Court for the October 4, 2016 death of another man. Manuel Juarez-Mendez was originally charged with First Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon to Co... Read More

SD regents pass tuition plan for students from nearby states

Aberdeen, SD --  Students from six surrounding states will soon pay the same tuition rate as South Dakota residents at the state's public universities. The Rapid City Journal reports that the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the new policy ... Read More

Body found by firefighters identified as that of Lincoln man

Lincoln, Neb. -- Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found by firefighters battling a Lincoln house blaze. Lincoln Fire & Rescue identified the man Thursday as 84-year-old Jerry Snyder. Firefighters dispatched to the ... Read More

Man takes plea deal in federal immigrant worker case

Lincoln, Neb. -- A 22-year-old man accused of providing people living in the U.S. illegally to O'Neill businesses has made a plea deal. U.S. District Court records say 22-year-old Antonio De Jesus Castro pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lincoln to conspi... Read More

Nurse gets probation, jail for stealing hospital painkiller

Lincoln, Neb . -- A woman has been given probation and 87 days in jail for stealing painkillers when she worked at a Lincoln hospital. Lancaster County District Court records say 31-year-old Krista Morgan was sentenced to two years of probation an... Read More

Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts Announce FIVE Youth Poster Contest Winners

(Lincoln, NE) The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) is excited to announce the state winners of the Natural Resources Districts (NRD) 2018 Poster Contest. The poster contest is connected to the National Association of Conservation Di... Read More

Kearney airport breaks another passenger record

The City of Kearney has announced that the Kearney Regional Airport has broken a record high number of passengers for the second month in a row. The airport has 1,168 passengers in November, which was the second month of daily non-stop jet service to... Read More

No criminal conduct found in grand jury probe

A Grand Jury for Dawson County District Court has found no criminal conduct on the part of any individual in the death of 61-year-old Joseph D. Bauer this past summer. On June 18th, law enforcement was called to an area of Highway 30 near Overton on ... Read More

Relay For Life To Celebrate Silver Anniversary in 2019

            The 25th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County recently received a stamp of approval from the Gothenburg City Council to celebrate a quarter century of fighting cancer in 2019. The event theme will ... Read More

York, Butler, Seward, and Saline Counties look to regionalize public safety software

YORK, Neb. - Four counties are working on a plan to regionalize their public safety software. York, Butler, Seward, and Saline Counties have been meeting for months to devise a plan to implement and integrate solutions from Zuercher Technologies S... Read More

Big game meetings scheduled across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters and landowners are encouraged to offer their feedback on big game issues during the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s public informational meetings this winter. Meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks district.... Read More

U.S. gasoline & diesel prices continue to decrease

Washington -- The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell to $2.45 a gallon on Monday. That’s down 8.8 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (E.I.A.). Pump prices were... Read More

Man pleads not guilty in fatal Thayer County shooting

HEBRON, Neb. (AP) _ A man accused of shooting two brothers _ one fatally _ has pleaded not guilty in southeast Nebraska. Thayer County District Court records say 21-year-old Michael Lewis entered the pleas Tuesday to charges of assault and use of ... Read More

Expert says officer's stun gun didn't work properly on man

Omaha, Neb. --  A police expert on stun guns has told a jury that an Omaha police officer's stun gun didn't work properly during the officer's attempts to control a mentally ill man. Omaha Officer Dave Staskiewicz testified Monday at the trial of... Read More