Becton, Dickinson and Company agrees to pay  $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Nebraska subsidiaries in Columbus, Holdrege

Becton, Dickinson and Company agrees to pay $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Nebraska subsidiaries in Columbus, Holdrege

US Department of Labor’s investigation finds facilities failed to hire qualified women COLUMBUS, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Becton, Dickinson and Company to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the medical technology manufacturer’s three subsidiaries in Columbus and Holdrege. In the agreement, the…
NEworks website currently unavailable due to outage

NEworks website currently unavailable due to outage

Lincoln, Neb. -- The NEworks.nebraska.gov website is currently unavailable as the result of a national outage involving NDOL’s web vendor: Geographic Solutions, Inc (GSI). GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to…
Special elk season at capacity; hunters reminded to follow safety tips

Special elk season at capacity; hunters reminded to follow safety tips

Access to land included in the Special Elk Depredation Season area is extremely limited at this time, as landowners in contact with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission have indicated they are at capacity for the number of hunters they can safely allow. Because the season is for private land only,…
Cattle Chat: Reducing ranch expenses

Cattle Chat: Reducing ranch expenses

With inflation on the rise, many people are looking for creative ways to make the most of their financial resources. That is true for cattle ranchers as well, said Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University agricultural economist. In a recent Cattle Chat podcast from K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute, Pendell offered producers…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

Volatility looks to be the name of the trade this week as we get closer to the end of June, the 2nd quarter of 2022 and look to the last half of 2022. In the outside equities economic data was mixed Monday. Durable goods orders showed some hope. Durable good…
NSP Makes Arrest for Child Enticement in Grand Island

NSP Makes Arrest for Child Enticement in Grand Island

Courtesy/Hall County Corrections -- Hector Tercero Grand Island, Neb. -- June 28, 2022 -- Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Roca man following an investigation into child enticement. On Monday, investigators arrested Hector Tercero, 22, of Roca. Tercero had used social media to arrange a meeting for…
Former U.S. Rep. Fortenberry sentenced to probation and fine

Former U.S. Rep. Fortenberry sentenced to probation and fine

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal authorities about $30,000 in illegal campaign contributions. Tuesday's sentence came as voters in his district were deciding on his replacement in…
Koehler Signs Extension With Storm

Koehler Signs Extension With Storm

KEARNEY, NE. – The Tri-City Storm has announced a four-year contract extension for General Manager Jason Koehler following the organization’s record-breaking 2021-2022 Anderson Cup Championship season. Koehler was hired as the Storm’s Assistant General Manager on August 28th, 2019, and was promoted to his current role of General Manager on…