Lexington sisters get big surprise when brother returns from deployment

Lexington sisters get big surprise when brother returns from deployment

Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 27, 2022 — Birthdays, holidays, graduations. After nearly a year deployed overseas, U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Allen Castaneda wanted to make up for some of those important family moments he missed while serving, especially for his younger sisters, Priscila and Leslie. Castaneda left for a mission in…
AARP Nebraska Accepting 2022 Community Challenge Grant Applications

AARP Nebraska Accepting 2022 Community Challenge Grant Applications

The annual program aims to make local communities in Nebraska more livable  LINCOLN, NE (January 25, 2022) - AARP Nebraska invites local organizations and governments across the state to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 22, 2022. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more…
DeBoer Fund to provide scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM fields

DeBoer Fund to provide scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM fields

  (Hastings, Nebraska) – A new scholarship program at Hastings College supported by the Jennifer and Scott DeBoer Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial support for underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  An initial gift of $15,000 will fund three scholarships for the 2022-23 academic…
$34,040 in Internship Grants Awarded to Nebraska Public Libraries

$34,040 in Internship Grants Awarded to Nebraska Public Libraries

The Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded Nebraska Library Internship Grants totaling $34,040 to thirty Nebraska public libraries. These internship grants will support public library interns who will contribute to the scope and value of the diverse programs and activities in Nebraska’s public libraries. “The internships are a great opportunity for students to get involved in…
Nebraska panel weighs tighter window for early voting

Nebraska panel weighs tighter window for early voting

Lincoln, Neb. -- A bill that would shorten the time window for early and mail-in voting in Nebraska and bar special interest groups from gathering large numbers of voter ballots hit a wall of resistance in a legislative committee. Advocates for voting rights, retirees, and disabled voters argued that the…
Law Enforcement Partnership in Nebraska Takes Stance Against Methamphetamine

Law Enforcement Partnership in Nebraska Takes Stance Against Methamphetamine

KEARNEY, Neb. – In response to the increasing amount of methamphetamine seen threatening Nebraskans, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Nebraska have formed a coalition to help combat the number one drug threat in both rural and urban communities across the state. Nebraska Attorney General, Doug Peterson; Interim U.S.…
Two Arrested in Grand Island Related to Kearney Shooting

Two Arrested in Grand Island Related to Kearney Shooting

Two people wanted in connection to a Kearney shooting on January 17th were arrested in Grand Island on Tuesday, according to our media partner NTV. 18-year-old Joshua Morris and 19-year-old Mariah Chamberlin both of Kearney were lodged in Hall County Jail following their arrests and were transfered to Buffalo County.…
Fortenberry seeks to move trial from California to Nebraska

Fortenberry seeks to move trial from California to Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Attorneys for U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry are asking a federal judge to move the Nebraska Republican's upcoming trial from California, where he faces federal charges, to his home state. The congressman's attorneys filed a new motion on Monday, arguing that California is an "impractical forum" for…