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Be wary of IRS scam

The IRS telephone scam is running again, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said Friday. ...More

Gas price drops for four straight months (5 Talk Back Entries 5)

Fuel prices hit $1.85 a gallon Friday at some outlets in North Platte, as gas prices across the country continue their downward trend, reports AAA Nebraska.  ...More

Thursday court: Meth charges bound over against teen

Keith Urbanek, 18 waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on four felony meth-related charges. ...More

Strange tracks found near Curtis (6 Talk Back Entries 6)

CURTIS -- A walker on the snow-covered Arrowhead Meadows golf course in Curtis recently discovered large barefoot tracks that she firmly believes "was something walking." ...More

Gov. Ricketts talks plans in North Platte (4 Talk Back Entries 4)

Gov. Pete Ricketts stopped in North Platte Thursday to talk about his goals for Nebraska, just hours after he laid out his plans in Lincoln for the Legislature. ...More

Benefit set Sunday for Susie Maupin (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

A benefit for Susie Maupin will start at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Wallace High School gymnasium. ...More

UP: One-man RR crews possible, but not now (7 Talk Back Entries 7)

I want to respectfully address a few of the comments made in the Jan. 18 story entitled “Unions warn about one man per train.” We have important information on the topic of two-person crews and points in the story. ...More

North Platte man charged with sex assault (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

Eric McClain, 24, was charged Wednesday with first-degree sexual assault for alleged relations with a teenage girl. ...More

Omaha senator proposes medicinal marijuana (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

On Wednesday, Sen. Tommy L. Garrett introduced the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, LB 643 at the Legislature to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. ...More

Entertainment around town

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

California man charged with meth distribution

A California car was stopped Monday on I-80 near Maxwell with more than two pounds of methamphetamine in the trunk. ...More

Wages increase for city's part time workers (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

The city’s 16 part-time workers will get a 25-cent an hour raise to $8 an hour, following a unanimous vote Tuesday by the North Platte city council. ...More

Weekend police report: Penny's clerk accused of shoplifting (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

A 19-year-old clerk at JC Penny was charged Saturday with stealing merchandise from the store. ...More

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Bill would charge $50 for marriage license

Marriage can be more complicated than it seems....More

Public, senators talk guns in hearing

Sen. Ernie Chambers' blood pressure might have been higher than usual Thursday afternoon....More

Proposed bill would legalize, regulate electric bicycles

LINCOLN - A newly proposed bill would recognize and allow electric-powered bicycles on Nebraska's streets, bike paths and sidewalks and regulate them just like bicycles....More

Proposal: Home school students could play public school sports

LINCOLN--Home schooled and other students in Nebraska could be on public schools' sports teams, under a bill introduced in the Legislature....More

Medicinal marijuana research, agritourism, beer manufacturer tax incentive among introduced bills

LINCOLN - Here is a summary of notable bills introduced during the second week of the 2015 legislative session:...More

New Nebraska Corrections Director named

Gov. Pete Ricketts named Scott Frakes as the new Director of the Nebraska Department of Corrections on Tuesday....More

Good Morning America correspondent to be honored in Omaha

Amy Robach, a correspondent for ABC News, will be honored at the Ambassador of Hope Gala on March 21 at the CenturyLink Center....More

Wild ride leads to driverís arrest

A Lincoln man was arrested Monday after he took a wild ride across the city in a car that was reported stolen....More

Educational focus on teen drivers, seat belts

As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of injury and fatality crashes on state roadways, the Nebraska State Patrol will begin a six-month long initiative focusing on teen drivers and seat belt usage....More

Ebola watch: Patient in Omaha is virus free

The health care worker who came to Nebraska for treatment after a high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone remains virus-free....More

Fischerís staff to be in Stapleton, Tryon

Sen. Deb Fischer announced Tuesday that her staff will hold office hours in Stapleton and Tryon on Tuesday, Jan. 27....More

Be wary of utility frauds

In recent months, people in communities across Nebraska have received suspicious phone calls from individuals who claim to work for a local utility company, according to a statement from the Dawson Public Power District....More

Gov. Ricketts: Pull together in Martin Luther Kingís memory
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