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February Report: Economic Growth Likely in Midwest, Plains

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey …Read More

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Buffalo County Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 3.5 Pounds of Meth

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A weekend traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Buffalo County led to the seizure of 3.5 lbs. of methamphetamine and …Read More

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NP Man Accused of Assaulting, Holding Girlfriend Captive

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A 40-year-old man, who recently moved to North Platte from Denver, is being held on charges that he assaulted his …Read More

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Nebraska Governor’s Office: No More Ban on Gay Foster Parents

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A spokesman for Gov. Pete Ricketts’ office says the state is no longer considering the sexual …Read More

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Nebraska Winner-Take-All Bill Clears First-Round Vote

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to reinstate the winner-take-all system in presidential elections has cleared a first-round vote in …Read More

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Disaster Policy to Give Nebraska Cities Faster Payments

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Emergency Agency will be changing its policy so that communities that are rebuilding after …Read More

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Nebraska Corrections Official to Retire Amid Criticism

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska corrections official who was criticized by lawmakers in a state prisons investigation is set …Read More

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Doug Peterson

Some Nebraskans at Risk from Security Data Breach

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general’s office says nearly 105,000 Nebraskans could have had their personal information exposed …Read More

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1 Killed, 2 Others Hurt in Nebraska Panhandle Crash

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MELBETA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old woman has been killed in a car collision with a semitrailer in …Read More

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Gov. Ricketts Denounces Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is denouncing a federal judge’s decision to strike down Nebraska’s constitutional amendment that …Read More

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Regional News
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Iowa Middle School Teacher Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

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UNDERWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A teacher at an Iowa middle school has been arrested on charges related to a claim …Read More

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Seward Woman Busted Driving 116 MPH While Drunk

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A traffic stop of a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner on Interstate 80 just west of Lincoln led …Read More

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UNL to Host Debate on Regulating Carbon Emissions

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is slated to host a debate on the effects of regulating carbon …Read More

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Omaha Man Charged for Burning Rainbow Flag

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a 23-year-old man is facing a criminal charge after stealing a rainbow flag …Read More

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Federal Study: Foster Kids Struggle to Get Health Screenings

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A study by federal health investigators warns that some foster children are not getting their …Read More

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Nebraska Police Find Marijuana in Container Labeled ‘Not Weed’

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had …Read More

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North Dakota Woman Accused of Locking Children in Kennel

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GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — A woman is accused of locking four young children in a dog cage in a North …Read More

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Obama: ‘Now is the Moment’ for Police to Change

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says now is the moment for police to make changes that build trust in …Read More

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Police: Iowan Faked Pregnancy for Money in Adoption Scam

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Ankeny woman accused of faking pregnancy to trick an Iowa couple …Read More

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York Man Dies in Rollover on I-80 Near Bradshaw Exit

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BRADSHAW, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old York man has been killed in an accident on Interstate 80. The …Read More

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NPCC Knights Softball Swept by Western Nebraska

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The North Platte Community College Knights softball team was defeated by the Western Nebraska Community College Lady Cougars in a …Read More

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Four Huskers Earn Big Ten Awards

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Lincoln – Emily Cady and Rachel Theriot earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, while Tear’a Laudermill added honorable-mention recognition when the Big …Read More

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Bleacher Replacement Begins at NPCC

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The third and final phase of a $1.6 million remodeling project is underway in the North Platte Community College McDonald-Belton …Read More

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SEC’s Slive Leery of Making Freshman Athletes Ineligible

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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it would be best to wait until after the NCAA’s initial eligibility rules take …Read More

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No. 1 Kokesh Leads Huskers in Big Ten Pre-Seeds

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Five Huskers earned top-five pre-seeds for this weekend’s Big Ten Championships when the conference announced them on Monday. Senior Robert …Read More

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Broncos Place Franchise Tag on Demaryius Thomas

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly …Read More

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Chiefs Place Franchise Tag on All-Pro Houston

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The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston. The Chiefs announced the move …Read More

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NFL Salary Cap Increases $10 Million to Top $143 Million

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season. …Read More

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Kentucky No. 1, Change Hits Rest of AP Top 25

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Kentucky remains the unanimous No. 1 during a tumultuous week in The Associated Press Top 25. The Wildcats (29-0) received …Read More

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June Rose Sowle, Death Notice

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June Rose Sowle, age 72 of North Platte passed away Sunday March 1, 2015. Cremation was chosen and services will …Read More

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Marlin Douglas Miller

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Marlin Douglas Miller, 77, of North Platte, passed away March 1, 2015 at his home. He was born June 18, …Read More

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Bonnie Ellen Lunkwitz

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Bonnie Ellen Lunkwitz, 71, of Maxwell, departed this life February 28, 2015 at Great Plains Health. She was born the …Read More

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