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South Dakota Man Sentenced For His Involvement In The Killing Of A Federally Protected Bald Eagle

South Dakota Man Sentenced For His Involvement In The Killing Of A Federally Protected Bald Eagle

CEDAR COUNTY, Neb. – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced Wednesday that on March 20, 2019, United States Magistrate Judge Susan M. Bazis sentenced Abel Hernandez, age 27 of Yankton, South Dakota, to a three (3) year term of probation, 300 hours of community service, and a $1,250 fine following his misdemeanor conviction for his involvement…Read more »

Work to begin on US-30, 12th Ave. to 7th Ave. in Kearney

Work to begin on US-30, 12th Ave. to 7th Ave. in Kearney

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “Weather permitting, work will begin April 1 on US-30 from 12th Ave. to 7th Ave., in Kearney, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Paulsen Inc., of Cozad, Nebraska, has the $2,061,040 contract for this project.  Work will include grading, pavement repair, paving, curb…Read more »

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Supports Major Disaster Designation

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Supports Major Disaster Designation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Farm Bureau: “Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and rural citizens sincerely appreciate President Trump’s actions issuing a Major Disaster Designation. Extensive flooding throughout large portions of the state has decimated farms, ranches, small towns, and larger metro areas alike.” “For the farm and ranch families who have experienced…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

Governor Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website to help connect more Nebraskans with opportunities to request and provide relief.  The website can be viewed at http://www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong/. “Nebraska’s response to the flooding has been incredible as neighbors have been stepping up to help…Read more »

Grand Jury for District of Nebraska has returned indictments

Grand Jury for District of Nebraska has returned indictments

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of United States Attorney Joe Kelly: “United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 19 indictments charging 21 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Issues Two Executive Orders Waiving Certain Requirements for Trip Permits & Deceased Livestock

Governor Ricketts Issues Two Executive Orders Waiving Certain Requirements for Trip Permits & Deceased Livestock

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts has issued two new executive orders to provide relief to flood impacted communities.  Executive Order 19-03 gives farmers and ranchers a reasonable amount of time to dispose of deceased livestock lost due to severe weather and flooding.  Executive Order…Read more »

FEMA, Vice President Coming to Flood Ravaged State

FEMA, Vice President Coming to Flood Ravaged State

LINCOLN, Neb. (NEMA) – “We have not had a disaster that has been this widespread in the state, I don’t think, ever,” Governor Pete Ricketts said yesterday while visiting Wood River. “We’ve had disasters where we’ve had a greater loss of life. But as far as how many places have been touched by this, I…Read more »

NDOT Announces Opening of Highways

NDOT Announces Opening of Highways

LINCOLN (NDOT) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is continuing its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state. Highway US-34/US-75 is now open between Plattsmouth and Bellevue Highway N-11 is now open from Wood River to Cairo. Highway 36 into Fremont is open to one-lane. Traffic…Read more »

UNK statement on death of student Brittney Newsome

UNK statement on death of student Brittney Newsome

KEARNEY (UNK) –The following is a statement from the University of Nebraska at Kearney on the death of student Brittney Newsome, a freshman from Cordova. Newsome, 19, died Saturday in a fire at her family home, in which three others also died. “The UNK family is sad at the news of the loss of Brittney,…Read more »