Hunt sees progress with LGBTQ-related legislative bills

Hunt sees progress with LGBTQ-related legislative bills

LINCOLN--Nebraska Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha says she has the “dubious honor” of being the Legislature’s first openly LGBTQ senator, and she’s using her position to ensure she's not the last. Hunt has been a driving force behind multiple bills related to gender identity and sexual orientation in her three…
Holdrege Hires New Head Basketball Coach

Holdrege Hires New Head Basketball Coach

HOLDREGE - Holdrege Public Schools has announced the new hiring of Brandt Runge as a socials studies teacher at Holdrege High School and the Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach. Runge will replace Jon Karn. Brandt and his wife Carlie both graduated from Axtell High School and attended the University of…
Former US attorney to work for Nebraska attorney general

Former US attorney to work for Nebraska attorney general

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former top federal and county prosecutor in Nebraska has joined the state attorney general's office. Former U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly will serve as chief of the attorney general's Criminal Bureau, where he will oversee prosecutions and appellate cases. Kelly was appointed to his federal role…
Norfolk Public Schools on probation for racial slurs at game

Norfolk Public Schools on probation for racial slurs at game

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - Norfolk Public Schools will be on probation for the rest of the school year after racial slurs were yelled at players from Omaha Northwest's girls basketball game earlier this month. The Nebraska School Activities Association concluded its investigation Thursday. The school district is implementing several measures…
Storm win season series against Force in 5-2 victory

Storm win season series against Force in 5-2 victory

February 27th, 2021 Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm won the six-game season series against the Fargo Force in a thrilling 5-2 victory at the Viaero Center on Saturday night. Ben Schoen, Rhett Pitlick, Guillaume Richard, Carter Mazur, and Isac Jonsson all scored goals in the Storm’s win. Tri-City concludes “Concrete…
Nebraska vaccine plan to prioritize certain ailments

Nebraska vaccine plan to prioritize certain ailments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska officials expect to release a plan in the next two weeks for vaccinating residents with underlying health conditions after they were removed from the high-priority group of senior citizens that are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine right now. Dr. Gary Anthone said Friday that the…
UNK Unable To Hold Off Missouri Western

UNK Unable To Hold Off Missouri Western

Kearney, Neb. – Sophomore guard Reese Glover stuck his sixth three pointer of the day with 26 seconds left to help Missouri Western State edge Nebraska-Kearney, 74-72, Saturday afternoon in St. Joseph.The Griffons (13-9) tied for third in the final standings and avenge a 75-67 loss to the Lopers (8-14) earlier this…
Armed man shot by law enforcement in Hastings

Armed man shot by law enforcement in Hastings

Officers from the Hastings Police Department were in the area of 3rd Street and Laird Avenue at approximately 1:04 p.m. on Feb. 27. Officers recognized a wanted individual in the area. Officers attempted to make contact with the wanted individual and he fled on foot. The foot chase ended in…
Loomis Blows Past Coyotes, Earns State Bid

Loomis Blows Past Coyotes, Earns State Bid

BRADY - In the D2-District 5 Final at Brady Public Schools, #5 Loomis dominated from beginning to end with a standout performance from junior Quinn Johnson en route to a 83-45 victory over #12 Potter-Dix as the Wolves move on to the Boys State Basketball Championship in Lincoln. The Wolves…