Brenda Hicks-Sorenson

Ricketts Names New Nebraska Economic Development Director

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen a Wisconsin business recruiter to lead Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development. …Read More

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Greg Ibach

Nebraska Beef Exports Set New Record, Ag Director Says

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s beef exports have reached an all-time high as the state saw a significant increase in …Read More

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NP Animal Shelter Touts Low Euthanasia Rate in 2014

Statistics show that shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death for dogs and cats in the United States. The …Read More

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NPPD Crime Log (Jan.15-Jan. 16)

  COURTESY OF THE NORTH PLATTE POLICE DEPARTMENT 01/15/2015 01:59:45 AIRPORT SECURITY CHKPOINT “5400 E Lee Bird Dr NORTH PLATTE, …Read More

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Illness Forces Cancellation of School in Ravenna

RAVENNA, Neb. (AP) — So many students and staffers have called in sick that school’s been canceled in the central …Read More

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THE-HOT-SHEETS

Hot Sheets (1/16): Stop, That Tickles!

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-January 16 2015

Today: Sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 7 to 13 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around …Read More

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NE Legislature

Senators Defeat Effort to Open Votes for Legislative Leaders

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have rejected an attempt to end secret-ballot voting for legislative leaders. The proposed rule …Read More

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Survey: Economy Remains Weak in Nebraska, 9 Other States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 …Read More

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Nebraska Bill Would Bar Employers from Collecting Union Dues

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator is proposing a bill that would bar public school employees and other government …Read More

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Doug Peterson

Nebraska AG Targets Drugs, Human Trafficking as Priorities

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is targeting human traffickers and ingestible marijuana in his first package …Read More

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Pat McPherson

Ricketts Calls on Nebraska Education Board Member to Resign

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on a state education board member to resign in the …Read More

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Pete Ricketts

Ricketts Announces 3 Finalists to Lead Corrections Department

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has named three finalists from a national search to lead the state’s …Read More

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Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement in Chadron

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to allegations that she stole thousands of dollars from …Read More

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Longtime Neb. Senator Chambers Seeks to End Death Penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime Nebraska senator who has fought for decades to eliminate the death penalty is trying …Read More

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NPPD Crime Log (Jan. 14-Jan.15)

  COURTESY OF THE NORTH PLATTE POLICE DEPARTMENT 01/14/2015 00:05:20 EXPIRED PLATES/REGISTRATION “W WILLIAM AV /S OAK ST NORTH PLATTE, …Read More

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EPA Encourages Home Radon Testing

In recognizing January as National Radon Action Month, EPA encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for this …Read More

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Proposal Would Allow Nebraska Bars to Stay Open 24/7

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska bars could remain open 24 hours a day under a new bill in the Legislature. …Read More

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Bill Would Put $50 Million to Nebraska Property Tax Relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state fund created to reduce local property taxes would get a $50 million boost under …Read More

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Omaha Monsignor Named Bishop of Grand Island Diocese

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A monsignor from Omaha has been chosen to lead Roman Catholics in the Grand Island …Read More

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Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective

NEW YORK (AP) — As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a …Read More

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Michael Fredrickson

NP Man Accused of Choking Man Unconscious

A 53-year-old North Platte man is facing charges after he allegedly choke a man to the point he lost consciousness. …Read More

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Hot Sheets (1/15): Have You Ever Been to a Turkish Prison Joey?

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-January 15

Today: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 47. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Tonight: …Read More

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