Gov. Pillen Releases Property Tax Reduction Plan Ahead of Special Session

Gov. Pillen Releases Property Tax Reduction Plan Ahead of Special Session

Lincoln, Neb. -- Governor Jim Pillen joined state senators Lou Ann Linehan (District 39) and Robert Clements (District 2), presenting a sweeping plan for property tax reform. The entire proposal would slash property taxes paid by Nebraskans by an average of 50 percent, representing the largest property tax cut in…
West-central Nebraska Trooper observes milestone

West-central Nebraska Trooper observes milestone

LT. Kyle Diefenbaugh (right) was presented his 25 Years of Service Award and 25 year tie tack by Capt. Schmidt (left). Congratulations on achieving this milestone. pic.twitter.com/g6qwBQglut— NSP Troop D (@NSP_TroopD) July 18, 2024
Holdrege Library Restarting New Library Building Initiative

Holdrege Library Restarting New Library Building Initiative

HOLDREGE - The Holdrege Area Public Library and the Board of Trustees notified the public on Wednesday that they are restarting the new library building initiative. The new library building would be built to deal with increased attendance at recent events and to support the needs of the city and…
Fatal accident involving trash hauler in Southwest Nebraska

Fatal accident involving trash hauler in Southwest Nebraska

A City of McCook semi hauling trash was involved in a fatal crash shortly before 8:00am Thursday. The City of McCook says the Nebraska State Patrol is investigating with assistance from Hitchcock County Sheriff's Office. The driver passed away. The City of McCook identified him as 42-year-old Wayne A. Cook,…
One death in Kearney train-vehicle crash

One death in Kearney train-vehicle crash

The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle – train crash the resulted in the death of one adult male driver. Cap. Bob Anderson saysthe crash occurred at approximately 12:30 PM on Thursday July 18, 2024. At the time of this news media press release,…
31st Nebraska Star Party happening at Merritt Reservoir July 28th-August 2nd

31st Nebraska Star Party happening at Merritt Reservoir July 28th-August 2nd

The 31st Nebraska Star Party will take place July 28th through August 2nd at Merritt Reservoir. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about astronomy and experience the night sky without light pollution. Because of Merritt Reservoir's particularly remote location, observers are able to experience an intense…
NWS: Downburst winds responsible for most damage from Tuesday storm

NWS: Downburst winds responsible for most damage from Tuesday storm

NORTH PLATTE - The National Weather Service in North Platte has completed a survey of storm damage in central Custer County following Tuesday's severe storms. According to a release, the storm caused wind and hail damage from Brown and Rock Counties south through Blaine and Custer Counties. The thunderstorm produced…
Petitions turned in seeking to stop Nebraska’s redesigned school choice law

Petitions turned in seeking to stop Nebraska’s redesigned school choice law

Support Our Schools had to gather signatures twice in two years LINCOLN — Nebraskans appear likely to vote this November on whether to repeal the revamped version of Nebraska’s first major school choice legislation in a generation. Public schools advocacy group Support Our Schools on Wednesday announced that it was…