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The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Knox County have waded into the legal fight over the nation's opioid addiction epidemic, arguing that the Native American people and the county's budget are suffering at the hands of the nation's prescription drug makers and sellers. The pair filed separate lawsuits in ...
Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Corhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10's Chris Bumbaca will answer a recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a ...

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily dashed the hopes of state corrections officers who sought to be represented by a new union. The court ruled that the prospective new union, the Nebraska Protective Services Unit, had missed a key deadline for making the change.
1965 — Lightning struck the Nebraska National Forest at Halsey, touching off a fire that destroyed about one-third of the man-made forest. May 6. 1866 — Grenville Dodge assumed his duties as chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad. 1877 — The Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse surrendered at Fort ...
Now that the weather is warming up, people are starting to head outdoors again. Those walking through tall grass need to remember to look out for ticks. In the Omaha metro area, the most common tick is the American dog tick, said Jonathan Larson, an entomology educator with University of Nebraska ...
As a Nebraska State Patrol airplane circled overhead, about 30 police, sheriff and state patrol officers converged on schools in Nebraska City with sirens sounding. All four schools in the community had been placed on lockdown as authorities first investigated a threat against the middle school and then ...

The poster came off the printer April 6 with colorful data showing how gravity loads, magnetic fields and seismic activity dating to 1979 could be used to map fault lines deep below Nebraska's soil. Kris Guthrie was all ready to present her findings to other collegiate scientists at the Nebraska Academy of ...
The Nebraska Crime Commission announced Friday that Brenda Urbanek, a 28-year employee of the Grand Island training center, will take over as director next week. Urbanek replaces Bill Muldoon, who led the center for 12 years before being named emergency communications director in Sarpy County ...
Sarah Polak has been named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska at Fonner Park in the Nebraska Building. Sarah Polak. Polak, a Nebraska native, brings more than two decades of administrative and agricultural experience to the position. A UNL alumn, she previously held responsibilities with the ...
(AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized 182 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $500,0000 in a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska. The patrol says in a news release that troopers stopped a van suspected of speeding Thursday afternoon near Beaver Crossing.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost has been clear he hopes to make the spring game entertaining for fans at Memorial Stadium and at home watching on Big Ten Network. ... Coach Scott Frost makes his debut on the field in front of Huskers fans on Saturday, April 21, at Nebraska's annual spring game. The Big ...
KEARNEY — “We're going to talk about a really big idea,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Landscape Architecture Kim Wilson said Friday to open a presentation at the Plains Safaris: A Conference on Tourism and Conservation in the Great Plains. The big idea is a possible National Heritage ...
LINCOLN — The recently fired village clerk in Craig, Nebraska, has been charged with stealing at least $5,000 over the past three years from the small farming community, Burt County Attorney Frank Barron said Thursday. Kristie Jensen, who had served as clerk for at least 15 years, was charged with theft, ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska State Museum's Sunday with a Scientist program this weekend will engage children in learning about aerodynamics, birds and fossils through hands-on activities. The events take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Morrill Hall ...
Nebraska lawmakers approved two dozen last-minute bills Wednesday on the final day of a contentious session that was dominated by disputes over state budget cuts, taxes and abortion. Senators ended the short, 60-day session on a positive note, even as some implored their colleagues to try harder to ...
An East Point man was arrested in Nebraska on Monday after he was caught with 114 pounds of marijuana in his SUV, according to a Nebraska State Patrol news release. Tzeghai Sayetu-Hazell, 32, remained in the Lancaster County jail Wednesday on $50,000 bond, according to jail records. He faces charges of ...
Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don't miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here.

Grand Island, NE— Nebraska State Fair, in collaboration with the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation, will launch a custom license plate featuring a nighttime panoramic view of the midway during the annual state fair as soon as the minimum number of reservations is made. There will be a $70 fee for ...
Baseball. » Monarch Invitational (at Fricke Field, Papio South), Thursday-Saturday. » Omaha Burke at Omaha Creighton Prep, 5 p.m. Thursday. Track. » Nebraska Track and Field Festival, 3 p.m. Thursday at Papio South. » Central Nebraska Track Classic, 4 p.m. Monday at Grand Island ...
A Colorado native, Perrell has lived in Nebraska for 16 years and loves the state because of what she describes as its “solid people with solid lives.” ... After leaving the board, Evnen was co-founder and chief spokesman for the successful 2016 effort to retain Nebraska's death penalty at the polls after an ...
LINCOLN, Neb. — The daughter of North Port Mayor Vanessa Carusone and a Venice woman were arrested last week after deputies discovered 103 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop. Felicia D'Angeleo, 27, of North Port, and Kristin Schutz, 26, of Venice, were jailed for possession of marijuana with ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The next Mrs. Nebraska will be crowned Saturday, April 21 in Omaha. The event is the official qualifying pageant for Mrs. America. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the pageant starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is cash only - $35 for adults and $25 for kids. There are nine contestants ...
Nebraska's defense, at least according to coaches and players, mostly ruled the roost for the first two weeks of Husker spring practice. ... Outside linebacker Alex Davis said he's faster than he's ever been at Nebraska and trying to using his length and height — 6-foot-5, 255 pounds — to his advantage.
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: The Nebraska State Patrol announced in a tweet that Darrell Gowery has been found and is safe. -----------. An endangered missing advisory has been issued for a missing 90-year-old man in northeast Nebraska. ... Gowery was last seen near Wynot, Nebraska, about noon Friday.
LINCOLN — The emails of support for a 5G wireless bill started piling up in the inboxes of Nebraska state senators. ... easy way for senators to verify that emails are actually from constituents, said Bill Mahoney, assistant professor in the cybersecurity degree program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Western Nebraska got hammered by a Winter Storm on Friday afternoon, causing the closure of the interstate and multiple highways. That storm is making its way across Nebraska Saturday and is starting to impact northern and eastern Nebraska. Gov. Ricketts issued an emergency declaration to allow ...
The project, which partners high school students with rural business owners, will be led by Surin Kim, assistant professor in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and a Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship specialist. Kim will serve as principal investigator and research the economic and social ...
The Nebraska Public Power District advised people in and around Atkinson in Holt County, where high winds knocked down at least two-dozen power poles, to expect to remain without electricity until late Sunday. The utility planned to bring a portable transformer and generator there to restore power, but ...
Schneweis testified at a Senate subcommittee hearing titled "Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs." Nebraska top transportation official accepted the invitation from Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE). Fischer said, "Nebraska has such a great story to tell when it comes to our ...
The Nebraska Department of Education is rolling out new academic assessments this spring that could make test-taking tougher for some students and easier for others. The new type of test may eventually reduce the time students spend in state testing and get scores back to districts quicker. Students will ...
Nebraska taxpayers facing higher state tax liabilities as a result of the new federal tax law would receive relief under a bill that received first-round approval from the Nebraska Legislature. The bill ( L.B. 1090) would restore personal exemptions—a casualty of the federal overhaul—for state taxpayers, ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska sent a letter Monday to officials with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration calling for an investigation into how Nebraska obtained four drugs that it intends to use for executions. The letter leveled several allegations, including that prison officials misled ...
Nebraska's Lincoln South Beltway project, partially supported through a recent round of federal grants, is projected to ease traffic by diverting trucks around the city rather than through it. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced March 9 that Nebraska has received a $25-million Transportation ...
Senators had said they wanted to talk about budget cuts to higher education institutions in the state. And the $55.7 million in additional money headed to the Department of Health and Human Services for child welfare programs. That mostly didn't happen on Tuesday. Instead, with abortion politics ...
Any candidate for appointment may place his or her name on the candidacy list by filing a petition with the Nebraska Corn Board. Qualified candidates include those individuals who are citizens of Nebraska, are at least 21 years old, have been actively engaged in growing corn in Nebraska for a period of ...
The package would balance the state's finances through a combination of spending cuts, reclaiming unused money from state agencies and tapping into 73 different state accounts that are separate from Nebraska's general fund. Many of those stand-alone accounts receive money from fees and were ...
GOP treasurer candidate Taylor Royal said Wednesday that, if elected, he would re-examine all Treasurer's Office contracts with First National Bank to seek better terms for taxpayers and perhaps a new bank. First National, the nation's largest privately held bank, with $20 billion in assets, manages the ...
Nebraska was too nice to purloin the “nice” slogan from Minnesota for long, but it is true the average Nebraskans you meet will go out of the way to help when you need it. True, we were welcomed into the Union by the first U.S. president to be impeached, Andrew Johnson, and while Congress failed by one ...
“They have been recruiting me the most,” he said. At this time, Wydermyer doesn't have plans to visit with the Huskers but is open to the idea of getting to Lincoln at some point. He does not have a commitment timeline, either, meaning Nebraska has time to move into a favorable position with Wydermyer.
ELWOOD — A Nebraska man sentenced as a teenager to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of his mother has been resentenced. Darren McCracken, 38, was resentenced Wednesday in Gosper County District Court to no less than 51.5 years and no more than 75 years. He received credit ...
LINCOLN — Nebraska got nearly $55 million of cheerful news from the state's revenue forecasting board Wednesday. But a key state lawmaker warned that the new revenue projections will not eliminate the need for budget cuts. "I think we have to be careful and prudent how we treat this," said State Sen.
The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District board has adopted a new groundwater plan that limits when farmers can use nonorganic fertilizers and how close certain wells can be to each other, the Omaha World-Herald reported . Officials hope the time restrictions will maximize the uptake of ...
What happened at one of Nebraska's largest public high schools last year was held up as Exhibit A before the Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee during a recent hearing where a dozen high school and college students and their advisers spoke passionately about the need for more legislative ...
A bill introduced by State Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue would allow counties to enforce municipal “nuisance” ordinances in areas that lie within a city's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Legislative Bill 735 would permit cities and villages to sign interlocal agreements with counties that would enable the counties to ...
Creighton Prep won the overall title Saturday in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon at Bellevue University. Paul Martin of Prep claimed the prize of top overall scorer. The top medium-sized school was Skutt Catholic, and among the small schools, Mount Michael took first. Lourdes Central won among very ...
Nebraska's future depends in far-ranging ways on the University of Nebraska. NU, currently with 52,000 students, plays a vital role in workforce development and long-term economic vitality, training Nebraska's next generations of nurses, farmers, teachers, technologists and entrepreneurs, among other ...
Buy Now. Sasquatch bumper stickers were among the items for sale at Saturday's Second Annual Bigfoot Conference in Hastings, Nebraska. ... But at the Second Annual Bigfoot Conference this weekend in this central Nebraska city, the gray-bearded retiree, as well as some of the best-known names in the ...
Nebraska lawmakers, for the first time ever, are confronting bills about an emerging technology that is commonly known as blockchain. The bills ... John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, called blockchain technology the “biggest new marketplace idea to come along in a very long time.”.
Those traits are common when coaches describe the five defensive backs Nebraska signed in Frost's first class to fans and media. “He'll really come up and hit you,” Chinander said of Texas safety Cam Jones, drawing loud applause from a crowd at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln last week. “He will punish ...
"Local talent was hired, hotels and motels were full for two months in Scottsbluff, location fees were paid, horses and oxen were fed, fences removed, roads graded and graveled, local retailers saw a marked increase in purchases during the weeks of production," Laurie Richards, Nebraska Film Office ...


 

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