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North Platte man convicted of assault

Douglas D. Thompson was convicted Thursday of assault after he reached a plea agreement with the Lincoln County Attorney. ...More

Teens charged with shoplifting

At around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, police went to the Wal-Mart Super Center to check out a reported theft attempt the day before. ...More

Entertainment around town

A rundown of entertainment in North Platte and Lincoln County. ...More

Bluegrass festival opens at Lincoln County Fairgrounds

Jamming began Wednesday niight at Nebraska's best bluegrass music festival, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, as entertainers and fans roll in  for the three-day festival. ...More

Cruz to join Sasse campaign rally in North Platte (20 Talk Back Entries 20)

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who filibustered the U.S. Senate over Obamacare, has endorsed Ben Sasse for the Senate and will join Sarah Palin and others Friday in North Platte for a Sasse rally. ...More

Public to school board: Find advanced welding teacher (10 Talk Back Entries 10)

Twelve people, business owners as well as students, urged the North Platte school board Tuesday to hire another welding instructor at the high school. ...More

North Platte man accused of welfare fraud (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

An accusation of personal harassment has led to charges of welfare fraud against a North Platte man. ...More

Pickup totaled at Jeffers St. intersection (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

A 2002 Chevy S-10 pickup truck was totaled Monday in a collision at the intersection of Jeffers and Francis streets. ...More

Driver hits pedestrian, then leaves (5 Talk Back Entries 5)

North Platte police are looking for a hit and run driver who hit a pedestrian on Saturday. ...More

Needed: Honest candidates on campaign trail (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

Velma Dawson, 94, has never seen our country or our government in the bad shape it’s in today.  ...More

The bombing of Dickens during World War II (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

Memories have faded and very few, if anyone, are alive today who were witness to the accidental bombing of the small town of Dickens during World War II. ...More

Easter bunny appears at Children's Museum

The Nebraska Easter Bunny, who hopped into the North Platte Area Children’s Museum on a chilly and windy day, follows an egg-acting schedule, according to his closest helper in town, Mrs. Bob (Clydene) Britton. ...More

Senate campaign to bring Palin to North Platte (52 Talk Back Entries 52)

A heated Republican race for the U.S. Senate will bring conservative leaders Sarah Palin and Sen. Mike Lee to North Platte April 25 to support Ben Sasse. ...More

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Spruce trees show winter burn

Have you noticed lately that your spruce has white-tipped or brown needles? Rachel Allison, western forest health assistant with the Nebraska Forest Service noticed this when traveling in western Nebraska as well as in the trees near her office in North Platte....More

Workersí memorial day: April 28

The Nebraska Department of Labor Thursday announced its recognition of Workers’ Memorial Day, held annually on April 28 to honor workers who have died on the job and renew focus on preventing workplace accidents and illness....More

Tom Brewer calls for leadership on Benghazi probe

Col. Tom Brewer, Ret., Republican candidate for Nebraska’s Third Congressional District, emphasized again Thursday he supports congressional action to investigate ongoing questions relating to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans including Brewer’s friend, Glen Doherty. ...More

Power District considers route for high capacity line

Route options and substation site locations will be the focus of a series of open houses in late April and early May hosted by Nebraska Public Power District for its R-Project....More

Pipeline protest begins in Washington, D.C.

An alliance of cowboys and Indians -- ranchers, farmers and tribal leaders including nearly 100 from Nebraska — launched a five-day “Reject and Protect” encampment on National Mall Tuesday to urge the White House to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline....More

Bruning: Nebraskans safer under broader K2 ban (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 811 Tuesday,  a bill that expands the current statewide ban on K2....More

Quilters to gather in Cozad

A regional gathering of quilters, Colorful Quilting, will be held in Cozad on Saturday, April 26. ...More

Statewide drug take-back day set

Attorney General Jon Bruning and the Nebraska State Patrol will set up seven collection sites in Nebraska for a Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26....More

Firefighting air tanker to be dedicated

The city of Chadron will host an airport fly-in breakfast and dedication on Saturday, April 26 at the Chadron Municipal Airport. ...More

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