Nebraska advances DNA testing bill for violent crime cases

Nebraska advances DNA testing bill for violent crime cases

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would allow police to collect DNA samples from people who are charged with but not yet convicted of violent crimes, despite objections that it would infringe on civil liberties. Supporters liken the measure to police fingerprinting…
May Is National Foster Care Month

May Is National Foster Care Month

Lincoln – May is National Foster Care Month and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) encourages all Nebraskans to consider becoming foster parents. Foster parents are the backbone of the foster care system and becoming a foster parent is a unique opportunity to positively change the life of…
College-Bound Students Invited to Apply for State-Funded Career Scholarships

College-Bound Students Invited to Apply for State-Funded Career Scholarships

  Nebraska Career Scholarships Program Aims to Attract, Retain Workforce Talent May 7, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – Starting this spring, first-year students planning to attend a college or university in Nebraska could be eligible for Career Scholarships made possible by the State of Nebraska. Incoming students pursuing a degree in dozens…
New online resource helps anglers ID fish

New online resource helps anglers ID fish

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new online guide will help Nebraska anglers correctly identify the fish on the other end of their line. Fish Key: A Guide to the Most Commonly Caught Fish in Nebraska is available at OutdoorNebraska.org/fishidentification. It’s viewable on mobile devices or can be downloaded and printed to carry…
Fatal crash south of Kearney

Fatal crash south of Kearney

Kearney, Neb. -- At approximately, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, a southbound Honda Accord was making a U-Turn on Highway 44, five miles south of Kearney. A southbound Chrysler 300 struck the Honda and then a northbound semi/grain hauler struck both vehicles. The driver of the Honda, Brandi Nigh, 40, of Lincoln,…
Gov and U.S. Sen Slams 30 x 30 Report from Biden-Harris Administration Agencies

Gov and U.S. Sen Slams 30 x 30 Report from Biden-Harris Administration Agencies

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following the release of a new report by the Biden-Harris Administration on their 30 x 30 plan.   “Nebraskans have rightly been concerned about President Biden’s radical climate agenda and his 30 x 30 plan,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “To date, his plans…
Deputies find $570,000 during I-80 crash investigation

Deputies find $570,000 during I-80 crash investigation

Seward, Neb. -- More than a half million dollars of suspected drug money was found in a minivan that crashed into a bus carrying a Lincoln High School soccer team to North Platte on Wednesday afternoon according to the Seward County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were paged at approximately 2 p.m.…
Nebraska moves toward creating school finance commission

Nebraska moves toward creating school finance commission

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers are moving ahead with a plan to create a special commission that would look at the way the state's public K-12 schools are funded. The measure advanced, 37-5, despite opposition from some lawmakers who see it as a way for school lobbyists to secure…
Man charged after standoff at Grand Island airport

Man charged after standoff at Grand Island airport

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A 19-year-old Phillips man is facing two felony charges after he refused to leave an airplane parked at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island. Tyler Caudill is charged with attempted theft and possession of a deadly weapon. His bond was set Wednesday at…