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Wurth's passion for writing leads her back home

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:08:07 GMT

When she puts her pen to paper or her fingers hit the keyboard, K. Lyn Wurth oftentimes finds herself transported to the community of her youth.




Cause Of Deadly Prison Riot Identified

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:51:42 GMT

The National Institute of Corrections says the March 2nd incident in which two inmates were killed at the Tecumseh State Prison can be traced back to a batch of homemade alcohol. The report, prepared by two out-of-state corrections professionals, says the uprising of angry inmates started after prison staffers confiscated 150 pounds of homemade alcohol from the cells of inmates.




Javier Bardem went from makeup chair to monster in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:05:28 GMT

Members he... Bloomington, Ind. - The Nebraska baseball team opened the Big Ten Tournament with a 15-9 win over Purdue on a rainy Wednesday night at Bart Kaufman Field.




Nebraska cemetery visitors remember developmentally disabled

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:26:40 GMT

Staff and residents from a Nebraska center for people with developmental disabilities have been visiting a local cemetery around Memorial Day for two decades to ensure former residents are remembered.




Fischer Reintroduces Bill to Lift EPA On-Farm Fuel Storage Burden

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:40:55 GMT

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer , a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee , this week reintroduced legislation to provide regulatory relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers. The bill, known as the Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act, builds on her past efforts to modify costly EPA regulations that could negatively affect ag producers with on-farm fuel storage.




Cities prepare for total solar eclipse in August

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:11:38 GMT

On August 21, 2017, a rare event will happen, a total solar eclipse will take place over the United States. The moon will move in front of the sun and completely block it.




Brother of Manchester bombing suspect knew an attack was coming, Libyan official says

Thu, 25 May 2017 02:46:33 GMT

A 21-year-old Alaska man has been charged with murder after the bullet from his failed suicide attempt hit and killed his girlfriend.In the early morning hours o... -- The U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a security warning about a potential threat posed by a group it referred to as a "terrorist organization." "The embassy is aware of ... If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called "sue and settle" abuse.




Nebraska Sen. Baker will not seek re-election in 2018

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:07:33 GMT

Sen. Roy Baker of Lincoln said Wednesday that he and his wife, Paula, are leaving their home and establishing new residences in Minnesota and Arizona to be closer to family members.




Man assaulted during morning robbery

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:31:31 GMT

A Kearney woman who attacked two people and a dog that later died has been sentenced to four year in prison. A Kearney woman who attacked two people and a dog that later died has been sentenced to four year in prison.




Nebraska Commission Sets O'Neill Hearing Fora

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:04:13 GMT

A state commission that will decide whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline's route through Nebraska has scheduled a one-day public hearing in northern Nebraska's Holt County. The Nebraska Public Service Commission says the hearing will run from 1 to 8 p.m. June 7 at the O'Neill Community Center in O'Neill.




UK police arrest three in connection to Manchester arena attack

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:38:11 GMT

A convicted murderer was declared innocent and set free this week after spending more than two decades in a Pennsylvania prison. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was re... - President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, a highly anticipated first meeting between the two leaders who had previously publicly ... A Nebraska state senator is vowing to launch a statewide ballot drive to lower property taxes if lawmakers don't address the issue next year.




Biden Launches Cancer Center

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:13:48 GMT

The University of Nebraska's Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Center was dedicated Tuesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the dedication.




Loved ones search for Manchester missing on social media after concert attack

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:44:21 GMT

Following Monday's bombing that killed 22 and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there are currently no plans to make significant sec... -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday the threat level in the region has been raised from severe to critical following Monday's attack in Manch... A Nebraska state senator is vowing to launch a statewide ballot drive to lower property taxes if lawmakers don't address the issue next year. Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard di... -- The contract transferring Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is going to auction, ESPN reports.




Nebraska senator eyes property tax ballot measure in 2018

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:51:41 GMT

A Nebraska state senator is vowing to launch a statewide ballot drive to lower property taxes if lawmakers don't address the issue next year.




Nebraska Legislature's sergeant-at-arms retiring from post

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:51:40 GMT

Witkowski began his career as an assistant sergeant-at-arms in 1997, and was first elected sergeant-at-arms in January 2004.




2 plead not guilty to murder charge in reservation slaying

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:18:31 GMT

Court records say 19-year-old Jeremiah Wolfe and 21-year-old Lawrencia Merrick entered the pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. The charge: second-degree murder.




Nebraska school choice advocates applaud bill's advancement

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:18:30 GMT

Private school administrators, parents and advocates say they'll keep pushing Nebraska lawmakers to pass school choice legislation next year.