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Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Beatrice, Neb. -- A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder has approved a new half-cent sales tax to help pay the legal judgment. The Gage County Board of Supervisors voted 7-0 on Wednesday to ... Read More

Four Corners Health Department Continues To Work On Issue With Tropical Mosquito, Asks Community To Help Out

YORK- A mosquito from the Tropical region has been discovered in the southwest part of York. This mosquito, the Aedes Aegypti, has been known to pass along the Zika virus, but of course, the mosquito would have to bite someone with the virus to pass ... Read More

I-80 Traffic Stops Reveal 200 LBs of Marijuana, Other Drugs, Firearm

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested four people and seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana and other drugs during two traffic stops on Interstate 80. At approximately 7:45 a.m.... Read More

City Of York Approves Budget For 2019-2020

YORK- York's City Council has approved the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. There are a few improvements in which they plan to spend money on, but some improvements have been pushed unless necessary. The budget does hold a .06 tax levy increa... Read More

Subject arrested near Gretna after assaulting Trooper

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Council Bluffs man following a confrontation in the parking lot of Nebraska Crossing, near exit 432 on Interstate 80. At approximately 7:35 p.m... Read More

Nebraska homeowners to get $104.15 credit per $100K in value

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska homeowners and farmers will get a slightly bigger tax credit this year to reduce what they would otherwise have to pay on their property tax bills. The Nebraska Department of Revenue announced Thursday that homeowners will... Read More

Traffic Stop Results in Drug Bust At York Interchange

YORK-The York County Sherriff's office conducted a stop on 2019 Chevrolet Impala at the York interchange, at the Petro Travel Store. During that stop, they found 26 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $60,000. The Deputy deployed a ... Read More

Proposal to restore open-air theater wins council blessing

Kearney, Neb. -- Kearney leaders are backing a proposal to restore an open-air theater in the city's Harmon Park. The City Council heard about the plan for the Sonotorium at Tuesday's meeting. The Kearney Hub reports that Councilman Randy Buschkoe... Read More

Water Quality Regulation Changes to be Revised

After hearing input from the public that they serve, the Board of Directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has resolved to send a proposal for regulation changes back to the committee level for additional research and revision. ... Read More

NRD Hall of Fame Inductees Announced at Husker Harvest Days

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days this afternoon, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized three individuals, who will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame later this month. “Nebraska’s Natural Resources Dis... Read More

NDOT to Host Series of Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney Intercity Bus Route Public Meetings

September 11, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is conducting a feasibility study to deliver a future Grand Island to Hastings to Kearney intercity bus route. The project team will review and discuss project... Read More

Nebraska Capitol to close on Saturday for water system work

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska Capitol will close to the public on Saturday to make way for work on the building's water system. The Nebraska Capitol Commission says the building will remain closed all day but will reopen for public tours on Sunday... Read More

Father, son died in plane crash in southern South Dakota

Crookston, Neb. --  A father and his teenage son who farmed near the border of South Dakota and Nebraska have died in a single-engine plane crash. Todd County, South Dakota Sheriff Barry Bailey identifies the victims as 39-year-old Cl... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD To Send Proposal Back To Committee

YORK-Following an August 19th hearing in which hundreds of farmers and concerned citizens attended at the Holthus Convention Center, Tuesday evening Upper Big Blue NRD held a board meeting that drew hundreds of farmers again, this time at York Colleg... Read More