economy

February Report: Economic Growth Likely in Midwest, Plains

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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METH

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

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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Louis Olona

NP Man Accused of Assaulting, Holding Girlfriend Captive

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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gay-rights

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

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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vote

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

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

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

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

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

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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gaymarriage

Gov. Ricketts Denounces Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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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Dennis Lee Bedker: Felony Aggravated Assault (Weapon), Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony

NP Man Accused of Assaulting Man with Shovel

A 58-year-old North Platte man has been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly assaulted a man on Sunday morning. …Read More

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‘Shrek the Musical’ Opens Friday at NPHS

The North Platte High School Music Department will present “Shrek, The Musical” on March 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. …Read More

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THE-HOT-SHEETS

Hot Sheets (3/2): You’re Confusing Me with Somebody Who Cares

Click Here To See Past Hot Sheets This information is not a criminal history. Criminal charges are often dropped or …Read More

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North Platte Weather-March 2

Today: A 20 percent chance of light snow before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a south …Read More

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box-office

Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Tops Box Office with $19.1 Million

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s …Read More

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Kearney School Administrator Assaulted by Student

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Kearney police are trying to determine whether a high school student assaulted an administrator. Kearney school …Read More

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nebraska tourism

Nebraska Looking at Ways to Lure Out-of-State Tourists

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill under review by a legislative committee could boost out-of-state tourism to some of Nebraska’s …Read More

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THE-HOT-SHEETS

Hot Sheets (3/1): The Land of Questionable Haircuts

Click Here To See Past Hot Sheets This information is not a criminal history. Criminal charges are often dropped or …Read More

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THE-HOT-SHEETS

Hot Sheets (2/28): Give a Little Whistle

Click Here To See Past Hot Sheets This information is not a criminal history. Criminal charges are often dropped or …Read More

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ne-supreme-court

Nebraska High Court: Made Up Name Not Criminal Impersonation

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a split decision, the Nebraska Supreme Court has determined that simply giving police a made-up …Read More

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common-cause-nebraska

Bipartisan Team Seeks Changes for Nebraska Redistricting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bipartisan team in the Legislature is trying to reform Nebraska’s politically charged process of approving …Read More

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marriage-licenses

Lincoln County Marriage Licenses (Week of Feb. 23)

Rusty William Foster, 20, North Platte and Delta Dawna Elsasser, 18, Hershey   Robert Daniel Woodward, 42, North Platte and …Read More

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Alcohol, Marijuana Use Suspected in Crash West of NP

A North Platte man is in a Kearney hospital following a crash on Thursday. At around 2:04 a.m., deputies with …Read More

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Taylor Rector

NP Man Accused of Stealing $1,000 Worth of Items from Walmart

A 21-year-old North Platte man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly stole items from Walmart. At around 11:04 …Read More

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