Multiple agencies respond to fatal stabbing, pursuit and arrest of subject

Multiple agencies respond to fatal stabbing, pursuit and arrest of subject

Hall County, Neb. -- The Hall County Sheriff's Department responded at 7:08 a.m. Wednesday to the westbound Interstate-80 mile marker 316 & 1/2 rest area for a disturbance that left one person dead and another critically injured. Two victims had suffered wounds from an assault with a knife. Both victims…
Gov. Pillen announces appointments to Boards & Commissions

Gov. Pillen announces appointments to Boards & Commissions

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen is announcing the appointments made to boards and commissions from January 1, 2024 through May 31, 2024. A list of current board and commission openings can be found on the Governor’s website (https://governor.nebraska.gov/board-comm-req), along with instructions for completing an application. Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities…
Valuation Protest Deadline on or before June 30, 2024

Valuation Protest Deadline on or before June 30, 2024

June 17, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.) The Nebraska Department of Revenue, PropertyAssessment Division reminds property owners that valuation protests must be filed onor before Sunday, June 30, 2024. If there was an increase or decrease from the 2023 assessed valuation of a real propertyparcel to the 2024 assessed value, the county…
Gov. Pillen Announces Appointments to New Commission on Asian-American Affairs  

Gov. Pillen Announces Appointments to New Commission on Asian-American Affairs  

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen Monday announced 13 appointments to the newly created Commission on Asian-American Affairs. The commission was created through passage of LB1300, which included legislation introduced by Senator Rita Sanders. Members serve four-year terms. The Commission will coordinate programs related to Nebraska’s Asian-American community for housing, education,…
NDOT reports 22 deaths on Nebraska roads in May

NDOT reports 22 deaths on Nebraska roads in May

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Transportation says 22 people were killed in 20 crashes on Nebraska’s roads during the month of May. According to the numbers released this week, 12 of 17 vehicle occupants that were killed were not wearing seatbelts. Three of the fatalities were motorcyclists with one…
Gov. Pillen gives possible time period for special session

Gov. Pillen gives possible time period for special session

Lincoln, Neb. -- Neb. Gov. Pillen has given his strongest indication yet on a potential date for calling the Legislature into special session to consider property tax solutions. In a Governor's Column released Monday, Pillen said, "Over the past few weeks, Nebraskans across the state have begun receiving their property…
Kearney Police Officer graduates from FBI National Academy

Kearney Police Officer graduates from FBI National Academy

Kearney, Neb. -- Lieutenant Gabe Kowalek with the Kearney Police Department recently graduated from the 290th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief of Police Bryan Waugh says, “Lieutenant Kowalek is just the 6th member of the Kearney Police Department to attend and graduate from the FBI…
The Sandhills Singer – BJ Jamison on Breaking the Barrier

The Sandhills Singer – BJ Jamison on Breaking the Barrier

BJ Jamison grew up in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Though he comes from a family with deep rodeo roots, BJ always knew his passion was music. Listen as BJ sits down with Rebel Sjeklocha to share about his rural roots and journey as a recording artist.   Follow along with BJ! …
2024 Clean Your Town Day

2024 Clean Your Town Day

Lexington, Neb. -- A 2024 Clean Your Town Day will be held Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will initially meet at Plum Creek Park, 13th & Adams, Lexington. A flyer from Keep Lexington Beautiful says volunteers are invited to meet at the park for a…
Governor to appoint NPPD board seat, following resignation

Governor to appoint NPPD board seat, following resignation

Columbus, Neb. – A seat on the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Board of Directors will be appointed by Governor Jim Pillen, following the resignation of Subdivision 4 Director David Gale. Director Gale, of North Platte, submitted a letter of resignation, which was accepted by NPPD’s Board during June’s regularly scheduled meeting.…