Nebraska seeks federal aid for ag losses from harsh weather before floods

LINCOLN — Leaders of Nebraska’s agricultural groups expressed appreciation Monday that a request has been made to cover weather-related losses beyond those caused by epic floods earlier this... Read More

Senators Debate Proposed Constitutional Amendment on TIF

BEATRICE – An Omaha lawmaker wants voters to consider a constitutional amendment that would expand the use of tax increment financing for up to twenty years, in areas considered “extremely blighted”. Senator Justin Wayne’s proposed amendme... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in south-central Nebraska collision

HASTINGS, NE (1011 NOW) - Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a sport utility vehicle in south-central Nebraska. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Kevin Johnson of Fairfield died Friday evening at a U-S H... Read More

NW Nebraska Ford dealer helping with flood recovery in Fremont

_informq.push(); CHADRON, NE (News Channel Nebraska) - Fremont residents are getting flood relief from Nebraskans hundreds of miles away. Last week Wahlstrom Ford in Chadron collected food and supplies destined for Fremont. Owner Rob Wahlst... Read More

Nebraska Legislators Advance School Resource Officer Bill

BEATRICE – Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that seeks to provide duties in state law for school resource officers, in Nebraska. LB 390 advanced to second round on a 34-0 vote Monday, with a Judiciary Committee amendment essentially repla... Read More

Spring is here, and gardeners are 'raring to go'

Spring is here, and your yard is calling. There are things to do, even if morning temperatures are winter-like — in the 20s and 30s. Soil temperatures are on the cusp of the minimum needed for planting spring crops. Those leaves you left in... Read More

Nick Townsend advances on 'American Idol,' but Omahan Grace Giebler is eliminated

One Nebraskan will remain on “American Idol.” The other was sent home. After his performance, Nick Townsend said he wasn’t sure what would happen. “The judges have everything in their hands,” said Townsend, a native of... Read More

Insurance coverage for children's hearing aids gaining momentum in Legislature

A senator who was deaf as a baby is getting closer to passing a law that would help families of children with hearing problems. State Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue introduced Legislative Bill 15, which would require that health insurance plans cove... Read More

Authorities searching for person of interest in Otoe County double homicide

Brindar Jangir DOUGLAS, Neb. - A person of interest in a double homicide in Otoe County is on the run from authorities. Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday, Otoe County Sheriff's Deputies responded to reports of gun shots at 100 Otoe St in the ... Read More

Nebraska jobless rate at 2.8 percent in February; Iowa's 2.4 percent tied for lowest in nation

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s unemployment rate in February remained at 2.8 percent for the seventh month in a row, according to a report released Friday. The Nebraska Labor Department said the preliminary February rate was just under the yea... Read More

'We've got birds': More sandhill cranes arrive as harsh weather subsides

Nebraska, we’ve got sandhill cranes! Thousands and thousands of them, right on cue. That was the word Friday afternoon from both the Crane Trust at Wood River and Audubon Nebraska’s Rowe Sanctuary at Gibbon in the central Pl... Read More