Poison Prevention during Halloween

Poison Prevention during Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children, and the staff at the Poison Center would like to remind parents and care givers to take some simple precautions to make sure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. Here are a few tips to know about these…
Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

Omaha, Neb. -- A federal grand jury has indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire. The U.S. attorney's office announced that the federal grand jury…
October observed as Economic Education Month!

October observed as Economic Education Month!

Listen to interview on October as Economic Education Month by clicking on picture below LINCOLN, NE – October 1, 2021 – October is officially National and Nebraska Economic Education Month! The observance promotes the importance of teaching economics in our schools.  Economics, at its core, is all about decision making. It’s…
Two Arrested Following Pursuit on Highway 30 near Cozad

Two Arrested Following Pursuit on Highway 30 near Cozad

North Platte, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following a pursuit in Dawson and Lincoln Counties overnight. At approximately 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on a Toyota 4Runner for failing to stop at a stop sign after exiting Interstate 80…
Nebraska Tourism opens marketing grant cycle

Nebraska Tourism opens marketing grant cycle

LINCOLN, Neb. (October 19, 2021) - The Nebraska Tourism Commission’s application cycle is now open for both the Tourism Marketing Grant Program and Community Impact Grant Program. The programs offer funding opportunities to organizations to promote their events, destinations, community or region to travelers. “The goal of the grant program…
California man expected to plead in Nebraska triple fatality

California man expected to plead in Nebraska triple fatality

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A 36-year-old California man charged after a traffic crash killed three people in Nebraska is expected to take a plea bargain in the case. KNOP reports Kenneth Kratt, of Madera, California, was scheduled to go to trial Monday on three counts of felony manslaughter. His attorney…
Down Syndrome Awareness Month focuses on awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness Month focuses on awareness

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recognizes the month of October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month to help raise public awareness about the condition, and advocate for acceptance, understanding, and helping people with Down syndrome live better lives in communities across our state. Down syndrome…
Nebraska Launches “The Good Life is Calling” Campaign to Draw Talent to the State

Nebraska Launches “The Good Life is Calling” Campaign to Draw Talent to the State

Video from today’s press conference is available by clicking here. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced the launch of a national marketing campaign to promote Nebraska as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  By highlighting everything Nebraska has to offer,…
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor General Colin Powell

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor General Colin Powell

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor General Colin Powell, who passed away earlier today.  General Powell was a four-star general, recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart,…
Car-train crash near Cozad results in one death

Car-train crash near Cozad results in one death

    At 3:57am Monday, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was called to a car-train crash one mile east of Cozad near Highway 30.        Deputies on scene discovered that a westbound Union Pacific train was traveling on the northernmost of three tracks when it collided with a 2013 Dodge Avenger that was…