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$9 million in federal grants awarded for rural airport improvements

$9 million in federal grants awarded for rural airport improvements

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the U.S. Department of Transportation: “The U.S. Department of Transportation announced three rural Nebraska airports will receive over $9 million in federal grants through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).  The supplemental discretionary grants will provide funding for runway rehabilitation and other improvements at Thomas…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Military and Veteran Legislation

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Military and Veteran Legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 6 and LB 138 into law. LB 6 provides for the spouse or legal dependent of a person on active duty military assigned to a permanent duty station in Nebraska to continue to receive in-state tuition from…Read more »

Multi-Agency effort leads to narcotics arrests in Kearney

Multi-Agency effort leads to narcotics arrests in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Police Department: “An on-going, joint investigation involving members of the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force resulted in the service of three search warrants at approximately 7 a.m. this morning in Kearney. Search warrants were served simultaneously at 1801, 1806, and 1811 Ave B…Read more »

Individual Assistance Now Available Until June 19 for Nebraskans

Individual Assistance Now Available Until June 19 for Nebraskans

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, homeowners, renters and business owners in Nebraska counties designated for federal assistance now have until June 19 to register for federal assistance. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster grants for qualified homeowners and renters may help…Read more »

All Nebraska Disaster Recovery Centers Close May 17

All Nebraska Disaster Recovery Centers Close May 17

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “Effective Friday, May 17, all the State of Nebraska and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close. There is always help available. After a DRC closes, survivors can still get help by contacting FEMA in these ways: • Call…Read more »

Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office takes part in Click it or Ticket campaign

Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office takes part in Click it or Ticket campaign

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office: “The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office for a selective traffic enforcement grant. The grant allows the Sheriff’s Office to utilize extra deputies for participation in the National Click It or Ticket Mobilization. The extra traffic enforcement…Read more »

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This guidance is per a White House proclamation issued Friday, May 10, 2019. Flags…Read more »