• Fischer meets with Hero Flight participants

    (NRG and Sen. Fischer's office)- U.S. Senator Deb Fischer greeted Nebraska Korean War veterans Friday visiting from Buffalo County. The group of more than 25 veterans and their families is touring Washington, D.C. this week with the Heroes Flight program. The senator met the group at the Korean War Memorial in Washington. Read More
  • Johanns meets with area veterans

    (NRG and Johanns office)- U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns Friday met with Korean War veterans from Buffalo County as they visited the memorial honoring their service. The group, which includes 25 veterans, their families and volunteers, is visiting Washington, D.C., this week for a Heroes Flight. Read More
  • Casterline found guilty of 1st Degree Murder

    (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of helping his mother stab her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. The Hastings Tribune reports ( ) jurors found Andrew J. Casterline of Guide Rock guilty on Thursday of first-degree murder, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and burglary in the death of Virginia Barone. Casterline's mother, Shelley, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder. She'll be sentenced later this month. Barone's body was found partially covered by boards in her home last fall. Prosecutors argued Andrew Casterline helped his mother attack Barone, who was stabbed twice in the back and 20 times in the chest and torso. Shelley Casterline says she had a bad relationship with Barone. She says they were arguing before Barone's death. Read More
  • UNK picks Homecoming Royalty

    (UNK)- Sergio Ceja of Lexington and Cacia Lyon of Giltner were crowned homecoming king and queen Thursday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Ceja and Lyon were among eight finalists selected by a student vote, with a second round of voting determining the winners. Lyon is a senior majoring in organization communication with a support track in family studies. She is currently senior resident assistant for Nester Hall South and has been a resident assistant for three years. Lyon is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Eta Sigma, Christian Student Fellowship and is secretary of community relations for UNK Student Government. Ceja is a junior majoring in elementary education. He is currently public relations chair for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, president for Loper Liaisons, and is on the Executive Cabinet for Student Government. This summer, he helped incoming students register for classes and get to know campus as a New Student Enrollment Leader. Read More
  • Grand Island airport gets $9.8 million grant

    (AP) - Federal authorities have awarded $9.8 million to the Central Nebraska Regional Airport to create a passenger terminal. The Grand Island Independent reports ( ) the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grant for the $14.2 million terminal. The airport's executive director made the announcement on Thursday. Construction crews will break ground next month and the nearly 34,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in 2016. The administration office and covered parking area will be demolished to make room for the terminal. An airport board chairwoman says the terminal is the biggest project at the site since the airport's construction. It will replace a 60-year-old terminal. Read More