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Nebraska jobless mark of 3.1% unchanged for 4th month

Lincoln, Neb. -- Officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate hit 3.1% in October, matching the September, August and July figures. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Tuesday that t... Read More

Tobacco Cessation Week November 18-22

The week of November 18-22, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD), the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline and other partners across the state are teaming up for Cessation Week. This week focuses on encouraging Nebraskans to quit tobacco and pro... Read More

Shortage of sugar could see imports from Mexico

The sugar market could be facing a shortage next year, as an early freeze and wetter conditions than usual have ruined some of this year’s crop.  On Friday, Nov. 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it fully intends to take app... Read More

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

Omaha, Neb. --  A woman accused of stealing from the bank she was working for in Fremont has been given 12 months and a day in prison. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Erica File was sentenced Monday in Omaha for theft by a bank employee. She also was... Read More

Multi-County Pursuit Ends with Arrest in Antelope County

Norfolk, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with the Cedar and Antelope County Sheriff’s Offices and the Laurel and Randolph Police Departments apprehended a subject following a pursuit Monday morning in northeast Nebraska. A... Read More

1 person convicted, 1 acquitted in immigration case

Lincoln, Neb.  -- A jury found one person guilty and acquitted another after a trial stemming from immigration raids in northern Nebraska. The August 2018 raids targeted businesses that officials say knowingly hired _ and mistreated _ immigrants ... Read More

Early checked deer numbers up 8 percent statewide

LINCOLN, Neb. – Preliminary deer check-in numbers indicate that statewide harvest numbers are up approximately 8 percent compared to the 2018 opening weekend of Nebraska’s firearm season. During the 2019 opening weekend of the November firearm... Read More

VIDEO: Butler Co. farmer and leader awarded NRRA's

NRRA annual meeting photo album  The Nebraska Rural Radio Association bestowed it's prestigious "Service to Agriculture Award" Monday to Rising City farmer and leader Bart Ruth. NRRA President Ben Steffen of Humboldt presented the award during th... Read More

Give BIG Lexington 2019 Wrap-Up

Lexington, NE (November 14, 2019) – On Thursday, November 14th Lexington celebrated the community’s generous spirit during the ninth annual Give Big Lexington campaign. Lexington is known as one of the State’s most generous communities. Sinc... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Spotlights German Biotech Investments as Trade Mission Concludes   

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – This weekend, Governor Pete Ricketts wrapped up his first trade mission to Germany.  His final activities included visiting companies that have made key investments in Nebraska and promoting Nebraska beef. On Friday, Gov.... Read More

Human remains discovered in Lincoln County

Human remains found in Lincoln County is assisting a homicide investigation in Missouri. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a ranch south of Hershey on Friday November 15, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. The rancher reported he found h... Read More