LINCOLN, Neb. — During the month of December, 20 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. These 20 fatalities occurred in 18 crashes, and 16 of the 19 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts. Six fatalities occurred on the interstate, eight […]

RALSTON – Eight high school basketball games from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. were scheduled to take place from the Ralston Arena Saturday. For the ninth year the Nebraska Prep Classic was held at the Ralston Arena in Ralston. The day featured six boys and two girls basketball games. The Wayne High boys were coming […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator is proposing a ballot measure that would give Nebraska voters the chance to legalize medical marijuana in November. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln introduced a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday after several previous legalization bills stalled in the Legislature. Wishart says she believes voters should get the opportunity […]

Omaha, NE.—Washington finger-pointing over the government shutdown is alive and well in the Nebraska Senate race, or not. Incumbent Republican Deb Fischer who says she’s “disappointed” with the closing is on the receiving end of the political blame game. Late last night Fischer’s Democratic opponent, Jane Raybould, said, “The people of Nebraska will remember Senator […]

NEBRASKA CITY – Republican governor candidate Krystal Gabel says the legalization of industrial hemp is the solution to Nebraska’s tax issues. She said establishing hemp as an agricultural economy will provide sustainable economic benefit, compared to Gov. Pete Rickett’s tax proposal. Gabel: “The budget-tax package proposed last week by Gov. Pete Ricketts merely re-shuffles existing […]

LYONS – Residents in many areas of rural Nebraska do not have access to high speed internet. Two legislative bills introduced today by Sen. Lynne Walz, of Fremont, seek to close the digital divide. LB 1113 introduced by Sen. Walz and co-sponsored by Sen. Tom Briese of Albion, would make it easier for public entities […]

NEBRASKA CITY – The Nebraska City wrestling team not only battled Syracuse on the mat Thursday, but they are also fighting illnesses and injuries on the squad. Despite the extra challenges and having to give up 18 points because of open weight classes, the Pioneers were able to edge their Otoe County counterparts, 40-34, at […]

PENDER – The Pender Medical Clinic will join over 5,000 program sites nationwide that are preparing America’s youngest children to succeed in school during a program called Reach Out and Read. According to a press release from the Pender Community Hospital, health care providers incorporate Reach Out and Read’s evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups. […]

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — A 39-year-old former football coach and teacher accused of sexually assaulting a child in northwest Iowa has been convicted of a similar crime in Nebraska. Court records say Kyle Ewinger was found guilty Tuesday of sexual assault in Omaha. Prosecutors say that in 2012 and 2013, he assaulted the 9-year-old son […]

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