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Farmers on Keystone XL route deed land to Indian tribe

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native American tribe, creating a potential roadblock for the project. Art and Helen Tand... Read More

Groundbreaking held for Henderson's new Long Term Care Facility

HENDERSON, Neb. - Ground has officially been broken on Henderson Health Care's new Long Term Care Facility. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday on the $8.3 million, 36,000 square foot facility, located north of existing Henderson Health C... Read More

South Dakota high court dismisses appeal against Keystone XL

Pierre, S.D. -- South Dakota's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. Groups fighting TransCanada Corp.'s pipeline appealed a judge's dec... Read More

Nearly 150 LBs of Marijuana Seized in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing ... Read More

Proposed Nebraska college faces obstacles before opening

BLAIR, Neb. - Officials proposing a Christian university in eastern Nebraska face financial and administrative challenges before opening the school on a defunct college campus. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Charis University President Marv O... Read More

Robbery at Kearney residence leads to two pursuits Thurs. morning

On June 14, 2018, at 7:55 a.m., Kearney Police Department officers were called to 4020 Avenue I, in Kearney, regarding an assault and theft. Officers later upgraded the call to a robbery. The victim, a 66 year old female, reported that an unknown ... Read More

Man gets 8-12 years for taking nude photos of 13-year-olds

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) _ A man has been imprisoned for taking nude photos of two 13-year-old girls in an Omaha suburb. Court records say 37-year-old Jay Samudio was sentenced Wednesday in Sarpy County District Court in Papillion to eight to 12 years... Read More

Oliver named Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2019

   Eva Oliver is Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2019. The Merriman woman was crowned Wednesday night during the first performance of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte. Oliver, 20, won the categories of horsemanship, personality and photogenic f... Read More

County seeks further review in wrongful convictions case

Beatrice, Neb. -- A Nebraska county will seek further review of a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted of murder. On Monday a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to overturn the... Read More

District Judge Donald Rowlands to retire July 31, 2018

Nebraska’s longest serving sitting district court judge Donald E. Rowlands is retiring July 31, 2018. Rowlands has served the citizens of the State of Nebraska in the 11th Judicial District since taking the bench on April 25, 1986. In... Read More

Sjeklocha named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

A Hayes Center woman has been named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2018. Rebel Sjeklocha was crowned Wednesday afternoon at the North Platte Community Playhouse in North Platte. Sjeklocha, 17, won the personality, speech, written test and appearance ... Read More

Milford man sentenced to jail for lighting his wife on fire

SEWARD - A Milford man who lit his wife on fire will serve jail time. Jeremy Koch, 37, was ordered, Tuesday to serve a minimum of three years behind bars with the possibility of six years with credit of 99 days already served. Koch was sentenced in S... Read More

Benkelman builds growing reputation as an economic leader in southwest Nebraska

     Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development honors city as state’s 24th Leadership Certified Community   June 13, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has named the City of Benkelman (pop... Read More

Death penalty hearing set in Omaha medical school killings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Hearings are scheduled to begin Wednesday on whether a former doctor should be executed for killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school. A three-judge panel in Omaha will determine whether Anthony Garcia will be sen... Read More