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Groene at Legislature: Death penalty, welfare expansion, sentencing, Dreamers-plus

Davis at the Legislature: Repeal the death penalty

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Davis at the Legislature: Death penalty needed to be repealed

This morning (Friday) the Legislature adjourned for the year. It has been a tumultuous year with a number of contentious bills before the body, several close votes, a few gubernatorial overrides, stress and anxiety for many of us, and a certain degree of fun and camaraderie. ...More

Rascal releases new CD

Rascal Martinez is one of Lincoln County's best known, enjoyable musicians. ...More

Nebraska repeals the death penalty (4 Talk Back Entries 4)

LINCOLN - Nebraska is now among the 19 states that have abolished the death penalty. ...More

Fundraiser set for Ramos, Wiezoreck families (4 Talk Back Entries 4)

The Depot Restaurant and Rail Bar will be hosting a benefit fundraiser and luncheon for the Noah Ramos and Alexis Wiezoreck families on Saturday, June 6 to help with expenses. ...More

Residential taxpayers get notice of increases (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

Property owners say it. Politicians hear it. ...More

Flood conditions: Another week

On Thursday, the South Platte River surpassed its highest point so far this spring, reaching a depth of 13.47 feet, the National Weather Service said. ...More

County court report: North Platte man convicted, two others fail to appear

Donald Morrissey, 36, was convicted and sentenced Thursday by Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull to three concurrent (at the same time) 240-day jail sentences for three misdemeanor crimes-- third-degree domestic assault, shoplifting and theft by deception. ...More

Legislature: Filibuster kills corporate livestock bill (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

Opponents managed to stop a bill Wednesday by filibuster, protecting a ban on corporations owning hogs in Nebraska. the opponents, including Sens. Mike Groene of North Platte and Al Davis of Hyannis, filibustered for four hours during the second round of debate. ...More

Legislature: Medical marijuana off the table (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sen. Tommy Garrett of Omaha requested the Legislature to bracket (postpone) his medical marijuana until June 15. ...More

North Platte man charged with stolen pickup

A 50-year-old North Platte man was charged May 25 with possession of a stolen pickup. ...More

Diver finds car filled with sand (Expanded) (7 Talk Back Entries 7)

A diver was lowered under water from a gigantic crane twice Tuesday afternoon, looking for what sonar had indicated was a car, apparently on its side, in the still-swollen South Platte River. ...More

Couple tied to years, World War II memories (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

It was just a few years ago that the 20th Century Veterans Memorial was dedicated in North Platte. I happened to attend, taking my little Kodak camera, and I snapped a few photos. ...More

More about the night when two cars disappeared (9 Talk Back Entries 9)

Two eastbound vehicles went around road closed barricades Monday night on South River Road, and one of them disappeared. ...More

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Recovery effort: Frustrated (4 Talk Back Entries 4)
Fort McPherson to host Memorial Day observance
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Dreamers granted driver's licenses

Legislators are three-for-three in overriding Gov. Pete Ricketts' vetoes. ...More

Bartley to hold car, bike show

The town of Bartley in southern Nebraska will hold its second annual car and bike show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 6, during Bartley Days....More

Old west town to be part of Buffalo Bill Rodeo

There may be some unusual characters hanging out at the Wild West Arena rodeo grounds in mid-June....More

Lawmakers pass inmate confinement reform

Senators passed a bill May 21 that revises inmate confinement policies for Nebraska’s prisons....More

Western Nebraska wildflower beauties

From corner to corner, Nebraska is a great place to explore wildflowers....More

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This week, we take an in-depth look at attempts to recover a car in the flooded South Platte River, thought to have carried two teens to their deaths. Also, we have more details about what apparently happened that night. Also... the Legislature moves slowly toward medicinal marijuana... a 1908 brick house is being restored to its original luster... fundraising for an historical marker at west-central Nebraska's only African-American settlement... O'Malley and Montgomery rise to the occasion at the state track meet... plus more.

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