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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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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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Nebraska Lawmakers Pass Electric-Powered Bicycle Bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would treat electric-assist bicycles the same as regular bikes has passed in the …Read More

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Nebraska Senators Pass Bill to Restore Smoking in Cigar Bars

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The fate of Nebraska cigar bars is now in the hands of the governor after lawmakers …Read More

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Ricketts to Conduct National Search for Dept. of Roads Head

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will conduct a national search for a new director of the …Read More

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Wyoming Teenager Gets at Least 60 Years in Nebraska Jailer’s Death

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A district court judge has sentenced a Wyoming teenager to at least 60 years in prison …Read More

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Hot Sheets (2/20): My Best Friends Call Me Cash Money

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-Weekend

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Tonight: A slight chance of rain …Read More

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Ogallala Man Accused of Killing Wife in 1978

An Ogallala man is awaiting extradition to California after authorities charged him in connection with the 1978 murder of his …Read More

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NP Man Charged with Felony for Harassing Letters

A North Platte man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly repeatedly attempted to contact a woman who had …Read More

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Former Inland Truck Parts Employee Accused of Theft

A Big Springs woman, who formerly lived in North Platte, has been charged with a felony after she allegedly stole …Read More

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USDA: Nebraska Farm Numbers Decline 500 in 2014 to 49,100

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms and …Read More

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Nebraska Lawmakers Urged to Pass Campaign Disclosure Law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Political watchdog groups are asking Nebraska lawmakers to pass a new campaign disclosure law that would …Read More

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Nebraska Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill Voted Out of Committee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would abolish some of Nebraska’s mandatory minimum sentences will be debated on the …Read More

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Federal Judge to Rule Later on Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The same sex-couples challenging Nebraska’s ban on gay marriage say they’re hurt every day the law …Read More

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More Than 74,000 in Nebraska Find Coverage on Exchange

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials say that more than 74,000 people in Nebraska have signed up for health care …Read More

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Emergency Transfer to Cover Nebraska Child Welfare Advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are moving ahead with an emergency $7 million cash transfer to prevent the state’s …Read More

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Fracking Water Disposal Plan Draws More Nebraska Criticism

HARRISON, Neb. (AP) — Sioux County commissioners have joined the opposition to a proposed disposal well for fracking water at …Read More

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