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Nebraska prison unit offers place for veterans' recovery

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A special unit at the Nebraska State Penitentiary houses men who once served in the military and are trying to find a way back to their core values. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Veterans Service Group began in Dec... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Women in Agriculture conference set for April 13 at Sidney

“Keep Life Simple” is the theme of the annual Women in Agriculture Conference, which will feature information and advice about simplicity and excellence, making meals with a multi-cooker, forage production, youth loans, farming with disabilities,... Read More

Police: Boy, 12, shot nail into 7-year-old brother's chest

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lincoln police say a 12-year-old boy shot a nail from a BB gun into the chest of his younger brother. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the 7-year-old was shot Sunday afternoon. Lincoln police spokeswoman Angela Sands said... Read More

Lincoln man dies 3 days after crash into tree

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man has died, several days after a crash that left him critically injured. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 65-year-old John Guenzel died Thursday at a Lincoln hospital after being involved in a crash Monday nea... Read More

River otters making a comeback in Nebraska

COLUMBUS, Neb. - River otters, once endangered in Nebraska, are making a comeback. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reintroduction program that started three decades about is restoring a species that were a... Read More

Officials confirm mountain lion seen in northeast Nebraska

WINNEBAGO, Neb. - Officials have confirmed that a mountain lion was spotted in northeast Nebraska's Thurston County. The Winnebago Wildlife and Parks Department says that a photo of the mountain lion was taken east of Winnebago on Thursday. Lan... Read More

Regulators: Loss of Nebraska tax could create new water woes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Groundwater regulators in Nebraska could have a tougher time financing water conservation projects after a bill they endorsed died in the Legislature, but some lawmakers say the measure wasn't necessary and would have led to high... Read More

Avoid Ticket Scams Following Teams in NCAA Basketball Tournament

Omaha, Neb. -- March Madness is officially here, and Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is alerting basketball fans to be on guard for fraudulent sellers when shopping for tickets online. The N... Read More

Attorney General Announces Fairbury Mobile Office

Lincoln, Neb. -- On Monday, March 19,  the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will be hosting Mobile Office hours in Fairbury inside the Fairbury Senior Center,  601 City Park Rd,  from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Fairbury is located in southeast N... Read More

Comstock Rock is back, July 20, 21, and 22

Jackyl, Third Eye Blind and Kansas After a few years of absence, the Comstock Festival Company is pleased to announce acts for Comstock Rock, July 20, 21 and 22.  It will be held at the original location, the 2nd Wind Ranch, located two miles nor... Read More

NREA GM visits DPPD Board meeting

Nebraska Rural Electric Association's new General Manager attended the Dawson Public Power District's Board of Director's meeting on Wednesday March 14, 2018. Kim Christiansen assumed her role with the NREA last November. She moved to Nebraska from K... Read More

UNK student leaders say Lopers need to be heard on issues

Krejdl, Janicek focused on budget, parking, dead week, union upgrades KEARNEY – Logan Krejdl and Taylor Janicek want students’ voices to be heard. The newly-elected student body president and vice president at the University of Nebraska at Ke... Read More

Police say boy dies after car, pickup collided in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a collision in Lincoln has killed an 8-year-old boy. Police say the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday, killing 8-year-old Camden King. Police had earlier reported that the boy killed was 10 years old. T... Read More

Nebraska Game and Parks to host public meetings about mountain lions

LINCOLN, Neb. – The public is encouraged to attend one of four upcoming informational meetings about mountain lions in Nebraska. The meetings are hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The meetings will include an overview of wh... Read More