LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has confirmed a fourth case of bird flu in Nebraska. The new case was found in Knox county and is a flock of 3 million hens. The farm is owned by the same operation as the three previous cases in Dixon County. The other cases combined with the […]

LINCOLN – The historic decision on the death penalty in Nebraska can be watched live. After Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed the death penalty repeal last week, senators will vote at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with 30 votes being needed to override the veto and get rid of the death penalty. Senators voted 32-15 to abolish lethal injection last week, meaning three […]

LINCOLN – Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the traditionally conservative state, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override. Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proof, 32-15 majority. The Republican governor has been talking to individual senators to try to weaken the […]

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska authorities say and inmate on death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, had died in custody. Spokeswoman Jessica Houseman for the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska confirmed Monday that 66-year-old Michael Ryan died in prison. Houseman said he died around 5:45 p.m. […]

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattle on Feed numbers are on the rise according to a report from the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service. Nebraska feedlots with 1,000 or more head of cattle contained 2.5 million cattle on feed as of May 1, which is a 2 percent increase from last year and the highest May 1 […]

NORFOLK – A number of Northeast Nebraskans have been tabbed as future leaders of the State of Nebraska. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce announced the 28 participants of their Leadership Nebraska class. Chamber officials say the classes were started to identify emerging leaders in the state and help enhance their leadership skills through a series […]

NEBRASKA CITY – A can of beer every day is Mark Behrends’ secret to a long life. The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraska’s oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States. “He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long […]

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Legislature has voted to repeal the death penalty. The vote came at around 11:15 this morning to pass LB 268 by a mark of 32-15, which would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Governor Pete Ricketts has promised to veto the bill. In order to override the veto, senators would need […]

Lincoln, Neb. (AP)– Less than a week after pushing a broad medical marijuana bill through a first-round vote, Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a second measure to provide faster, federally approved relief. Senators voted 33-1 Monday to allow a study examining the effectiveness of a cannabis extract in treating epilepsy. Nebraska would procure the low-potency drug from GW Pharmaceuticals. […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say the state’s upcoming fuel tax increase will help replace old bridges, repave county roads and allow work on construction projects to start earlier. Lawmakers overrode Gov. Pete Rickett’s veto and approved the 6-cent-per-gallon increase last week. It won’t start phasing in until Jan. 1, but state and local […]