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Woman threatens police at hi-rise apartment building

A woman at Buffalo Bill Manor in North Platte told officers early Monday that if they came into her apartment, she would shoot them. ...More

North Platte man held for protection order violations

Around 7 a.m. Saturday, a police officer received information from a 28-year-old woman that Daniel Navarrette, 25, called her and contacted her via text messages the night before.  ...More

Groene at the Legislature: Terms limits, TIF oversight, prairie dogs, Ernie Chambers (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

We have 36 legislative days remaining to approve a budget, provide property tax relief and do the general work of the citizens. ...More

Saturday night wildfire burns 27,000 acres

Firefighters battled a wildfire through the night Saturday that raged across three counties. ...More

Man, woman charged with thefts at college (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police went to south campus of North Platte Community College, 601 W. State Farm Rd., to investigate a report that a man and a woman were getting into unlocked cars.  ...More

Fishing pads for I-80 lakes

Work has started on improvements to interstate lakes from Gothenburg to North Platte to make for better fishing and boating. ...More

Court decision opens door for gay marriage (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

On March 2, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down Nebraska’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. ...More

Dads hope again for shared parenting rights (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

Hopefully, the fourth try will be a charm. ...More

Contest to recycle plastic bags (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

To combat the spread of waste plastic bags, North Platte and Brady schools will see which one can collect the most plastic for recycling. ...More

Olympic gold medalist speaks at Hershey education rally

Rulon Gardner, the 2000 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion, was the keynote speaker Friday at Hershey schools. ...More

Davis: Fighting for local control of prairie dogs

Sen. Al Davis of Hyannis burned up some time on the floor of the Legislature Thursday, trying to derail Sen. Ernie Chambers’ bill, which eliminates a county's ability to develop plans for the control of the prairie dog on private land.  ...More

Effort dies to repeal motorcycle helmet law (7 Talk Back Entries 7)

After three days of debate, a bill that would no longer require motorcyclists to wear helmets stalled Monday. ...More

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Commission takes testimony, no action yet on fracking injection well (3 Talk Back Entries 3)
Ayres nominated as high school principal (8 Talk Back Entries 8)
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License plate pays tribute to breast cancer awareness

Linda Gill is a volunteer for Komen Nebraska, a group promoting the Nebraska Breast Cancer license plate....More

'Farmland' film to be shown in Curtis

A nationally-acclaimed film will show free of charge at the Star Theater in Curtis at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, compliments of county and college Farm Bureau chapters at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture....More

Tax day tea party set in Omaha

Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and Tea Party Patriots-Nebraska will sponsor their annual Tax Day Tea Party from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Walnut Grove Park, 150th & Q Streets, Omaha. ...More

Trooper seizes pot on I-80

An Illinois man is in jail after a state trooper seized 45.3 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Hamilton County....More

Lincoln man sentenced in drug, money laundering conspiracies

A Lincoln man will forfeit $1.1 million in cash and serve 15 years in federal prison for a series of crimes while ran Exotica adult stores in Omaha, South Sioux City and Council Bluffs....More

Maxwell football fields under renovation

Maxwell Public Schools are giving their football field a much needed upgrade with the installation of underground sprinklers, followed by re-seeding....More

Senators: Juggling jobs while in Legislature

Sen. John Keuhn of Heartwell grips the handle of his gray travel mug, only setting it down to gesture with his hands while speaking....More

NRDs, Oil and Gas Commission, UNL taking better look at aquifer

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling effort and money, along with additional funds from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska panhandle by collecting and digitizing decades’ worth of data from thousands of oil and gas well logs....More

Loomis brothers honored as seat belt survivors

Two brothers in Loomis who survived a rollover crash that claimed the life of a family friend were honored Tuesday with the Nebraska State Patrol seat belt survivor award....More

Alliance woman honored as entrepreneur of year

It took persistence for Maria Swenson of Alliance to start a business to help provide services to juveniles on probation and their families....More

Six Nebraskans charged in credit card conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg said Monday that six people have been indicted in a conspiracy to use stolen debit and credit card account numbers. ...More

States concerned about EPA ozone limit

On March 17, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, joined 13 other states to express concern with the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to lower the current air quality standard for ozone. ...More

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Hellcats start season with a win

Track: Hershey-St.Patís Invitational

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The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration says there is a "culture of retaliation" at Bailey Yard when workers report injuries to managers. This week, read about their controversial decisions and conclusions. Also... a North Platte woman shows off a 130-year-old war ambulance wagon that carried injured soldiers out of harm's way... and... a downtown business leader talks about appealing the post office move... Sen. Al Davis discusses his marijuana reform bill... the Prowler reports a weird mailing mistake... Rick on great trout fishing... J-Money previews North Platte High's soccer teams... and Randy recalls the days of collectible baseball cards instead of fast-moving kid's soccer, and more.

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