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Nebraska Abolishes The Death Penalty

Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 on... Read More

Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents... Read More

Sioux City Elementary School receives books

Hunt Elementary School in Sioux City has received over 300 books from Sioux City's chapter of the Quota Club. reports that this is Hunt's second book giveaway this year. 350 books were given to students at the Tuesday event...... Read More

Fourth Case of Avian Influenza Found in Nebraska

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case... Read More

NSAA Boys State Golf Underway

The NSAA boys golf tournaments are underway at four locations across the state. Highlands in Lincoln is hosting Class A, Riverside in Grand Island is hosting Class B. Holmes golf course in Lincoln is hosting Class C and Meadowlark Hills in Kearney is... Read More

Three injured in Sioux City crash

Three people were transported to a hospital Tuesday afternoon following a three-car wreck in Sioux City at about 2:00 p.m. KTIV reports that a Nissan Altima drove through a stop sign, striking a red Honda pickup and a Toyota Corrola parked at the ... Read More

EPA Releases Final Ruling on Waters of the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today, despite criticism from numerous agriculture groups. According to the EPA,the goal of the rule is to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Ac... Read More

Council Bluffs man charged with felony in alleged beating of teenager

35-year old Council Bluffs resident Ryan Linehan has been charged with a felony after being accused of choking, beating, and kicking a 15-year old boy following a traffic accident. According to, Linehan is accused of attacking ... Read More

Husker women set to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Lincoln - Nebraska will welcome a North Carolina school to Pinnacle Bank Arena for the second straight season, when the Huskers take on North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 D... Read More

Man jailed after wrecking car into house

A suspected drunken driver operating a car reportedly stolen from Treynor, wrecked into a Council Bluffs house early Sunday Morning. reports that 22-year old Mark E. Wilke, Jr was taken into custody on suspicion of reckless dri... Read More

Awards handed out at Pender-Thurston Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Awards were given for 2014 Business Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Youth Volunteer of the Year at Pender-Thurston Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet. According to, Brian Kent of Kent Insurance & Investment... Read More