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UPDATE: I-80 closed at Exit #199 Brady due to accidents

  UPDATE: Nebraska State Patrol reports this area has been re-opened.   Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 80 westbound lane at Brady Interchange #199 to North Platte due to multiple... Read More

Nebraska sees jump in vaccinations, lag in follow-up shots

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska public health officials are urging residents who received their first coronavirus vaccination shot to return for their second dose to get full immunity, saying that roughly 6,000 people have not done so within the recommen... Read More

Advocates back Nebraska bill to extend protection orders

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Advocates for people who have experienced harassment, domestic abuse or sexual assault have backed a bill that would extend protection orders from one to five years and make it easier to get one. The measure by Sen. Adam Morfe... Read More

Madison County Fugitive Arrested in Montana

Norfolk, Neb. -- A suspect, wanted on an arrest warrant connected to a traffic stop last summer, has been arrested in Montana. Nebraska State Patrol investigators worked with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Anaconda Police Department, bot... Read More

Man found not responsible for burning down Nebraska church

Kearney, Neb. -- A judge says a man accused of burning down a Nebraska church is not responsible by reason of insanity. Forty-year-old Mathew Poehler, of Shelton, was charged with second-degree arson after investigators say he set a fire that dest... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Nebraska Achieving an All-Time High in Daily Vaccines Administered   

Video from today’s briefing is available by clicking here.  LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts gave an update on coronavirus vaccination across the state.  He noted that Nebraska administered over 14,000 vaccinations yesterday—... Read More

Nebraska US Sen. Sasse pushes back against GOP activists

Omaha, Neb. -- U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska is pushing back against some fellow Republicans who want the state party to formally censure him for his outspoken criticism of President Donald Trump after the U.S. Capitol riot. Sasse on Thursday po... Read More

Bryan Elementary Placed in Secure

Lexington, Neb. -- A lockout took place for a few minutes Friday morning at Bryan Elementary School while Lexington Police Department served a search warrant at a nearby residence. In a Facebook post, Lexington Public Schools said, "At 9:35 AM tod... Read More

Below Average Runoff Forecast for the Upper Missouri River Basin in 2021

The updated 2021 calendar year runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, continues to be below average. Missouri River Basin Water Management Chief John Remus says, “Both plains snowpack and mountain snowpack continue ... Read More

TSCI staff member injured in assault

Tecumseh, Neb. -- A staff member at the Tecumseh State Prison received a serious injury Tuesday in an assault by an inmate. The assault happened after the staff member stopped the inmate as he left the dining hall, and told him to throw away food ... Read More

Bill seeks transmission line moratorium study

 February 4, 2021 Sen. Tom Brewer, LB409 The Executive Board heard testimony Feb. 3 on a bill that seeks to halt construction on certain rural electric transmission lines and establish a legislative committee to examine the issue. Intr... Read More

Facebook Live on DHHS COVID-19 vaccine minority outreach

  Lincoln – At noon today, in the latest in a scheduled series of Facebook Live sessions addressing COVID-19 vaccination distribution, DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith and Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity Administrator Josie Rodriguez ... Read More

Tax Year 2021 Homestead Exemption

FEBRUARY 2, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division (DOR) reminds property owners that the Nebraska Homestead Exemption Application, Form 458, must be filed with their county assessor between February... Read More

PSC suspends carriers for non-compliance

LINCOLN, FEBRUARY 3, 2021 – The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued an Order (MT-0001.01) suspending 52 passenger carriers and 15 household goods movers for failure to comply with its annual renewal requirements pursuant to N... Read More