Smith reminds Third District students to apply for Youth Advisory Council

Smith reminds Third District students to apply for Youth Advisory Council

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Youth Advisory Council. Third District students who are current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to submit their application by July 31st. The Third District Youth Advisory Council is a forum for students to share…
Kearney woman charged with DUI following Car-Tractor collision east of Lexington

Kearney woman charged with DUI following Car-Tractor collision east of Lexington

Lexington, Neb. -- A Kearney woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol-first offense following a car-tractor collision three-miles of east of Lexington on Highway 30. The collision occurred Thursday about 5:25 p.m. when the driver attempted to pass a tractor, but noticed an oncoming car and collided…
Contraband THC items seized at Cozad rest area

Contraband THC items seized at Cozad rest area

Two men were arrested at the eastbound Cozad rest area after a number of contraband THC items were discovered. It occurred around 7:46pm Thursday July 11, 2024 as a Nebraska State Patrol trooper came upon a parked pickup pulling a utility trailer. The trooper contacted the occupants of the vehicle…
Fourth fatal crash in York County in recent weeks

Fourth fatal crash in York County in recent weeks

York, Neb. -- A fourth fatality crash in York County along Highway 34 in a little over a month has York County Sheriff Paul Vrbka searching for answers. The latest tragic crash Wednesday at 11 a.m., at the intersection of Highways 81 and 34 on the west side of York…
Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will hold mobile office in Kearney

Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will hold mobile office in Kearney

Kearney, Neb. -- Representatives from the Nebraska Attorney General's Office will be available in Kearney to receive concerns from citizens on Wednesday, July 17. Mobile Office hours will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Peterson Activity Center. Citizens will be able to pick up Consumer Protection Kits to help…
Despite a hurricane and record holiday travel, gas prices barely budge

Despite a hurricane and record holiday travel, gas prices barely budge

The national average for a gallon of gas rose three cents to $3.54 from last week. The slight nudge higher came despite Hurricane Beryl smacking into the coast of Texas, a record number of July 4th car travelers, and oil costs hovering above $80 per barrel. AAA's survey of fuel outlets…
CIR upholds Governor Pillen’s Order for State Employees to return to workplace

CIR upholds Governor Pillen’s Order for State Employees to return to workplace

LINCOLN, NE -- Today the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations (CIR), which rules on labor disputes, issued an order upholding Governor Jim Pillen’s November 2023 executive order (EO 23-17) for all state employees to return to their workplaces. The CIR’s decision completely upheld the validity of the Governor’s executive order, ruling…
Work to begin at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area

Work to begin at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area

Calamus Reservoir -- An extensive road construction project will begin Monday, July 15 at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and extend into the spring. Visitor access will be limited and phased during construction. Calamus Reservoir is located in the Sandhills, 6 miles NW of Burwell. The Nebraska Department of Transportation…
Camp Augustine Pre-Final Master Plan Open House Planned

Camp Augustine Pre-Final Master Plan Open House Planned

Grand Island, Neb. — The City of Grand Island is once again inviting interested residents to attend a third public meeting regarding the Camp Augustine master plan, which will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 4-6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Grand Island City Hall. The City…