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Nebraska Senators Wade Back Into Term Limits Debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed ballot measure to let Nebraska lawmakers serve up to 12 consecutive years is under …Read More

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Lincoln County Marriage Licenses (Week of February 16)

Dylan Michael Bourke, 24, North Platte and Meagan Nicole Ross, 24, North Platte   Preston Alan Wallace, 30, North Platte …Read More

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Scott Shoemaker

NP Man Gets 4-5 Years for Child Sex Assault

A North Platte man will spend the next four to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a young boy. …Read More

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Ron Walker

Nebraska Man Convicted of Stealing $580K Worth of Gasoline

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska man accused of stealing more than $580,000 worth of gas from his former …Read More

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Eugene Leetch

Rapid City Man Busted with Stolen Vehicle in North Platte

A Rapid City man is being lodged at the Lincoln County Detention Center after police found him with a stolen …Read More

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2 Teens Accused of Robbing Another Teen at Cody Park

Two juveniles are facing felony charges after they allegedly robbed another teen in a North Platte park. At around 2:10 …Read More

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Sheena Mendoza

NP Mom Arrested, Father Sought After 2-Year-Old Ingests Meth

A North Platte woman is in jail on felony child abuse charges, and her husband is being sought by law …Read More

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Dustin Chauncey

Jury Selection Begins for Man in Nebraska Child’s 2008 Death

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection has begun for the Gering trial of a man accused in the death of …Read More

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Nebraska Finds Funding Paperwork That US Officials Wanted

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials say the Nebraska Crime Commission has tracked down records needed to explain how 20 …Read More

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Escaped Western Nebraska Inmate Turns Himself In

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A sheriff says an inmate has turned himself in to authorities after not returning to jail …Read More

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Woman Fatally Struck on I-80 Near Gibbon Exit

GIBBON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old woman who stepped onto Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska has been killed. …Read More

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Hot Sheets (2/23): And Now for Something Completely Different

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-February 23

Today: Sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -7. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, …Read More

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USDA: Cattle in Nebraska Feedlots Up Again This Month

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of cattle in Nebraska feedlots is up 2 …Read More

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US Gas Prices Jump 13 Cents Per Gallon, 26 Cents in Last Month

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two …Read More

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Partisan Motives Alleged in Push to Open Nebraska Votes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The last election gave Republicans an even larger majority in Nebraska’s nonpartisan Legislature, and now some …Read More

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Fuel-Hauling Trains Could Derail at 10 Per Year

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of …Read More

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Hot Sheets (2/22): I Don’t Think That Goes There

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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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Scottsbluff Case

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s dismissal of sexual harassment claims against the city …Read More

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Nebraska Panel Approves Bill Allowing Teenage Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Eighteen-year-olds could serve as state legislators, governor or lieutenant governor under a resolution that will be …Read More

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Panel Eyes Mental Health, Oversight in Nebraska’s Prisons

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative panel is looking at ways to reduce crowding, expand oversight and increase access to …Read More

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Hot Sheets (2/21): May Be Applied Topically or Inhaled Directly

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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Cara Sanchez, NPCC student, helps Jefferson Elementary students Logan Schroeder and Gabe Vrchoticky, with math assignments on Friday.

NPCC Students Encourage Jefferson 4th Graders

It was a win-win for both groups. North Platte Community College education students spentFriday morning at Jefferson Elementary mentoring fourth …Read More

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Dustin Chauncey

Mother of Slain Western Nebraska Girl Detained to Testify

GERING, Neb. (AP) — The mother of a western Nebraska child who was slain in 2008 has been detained as …Read More

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