Lathrop introduces bill to legalize hemp in Nebraska

» Industrial hemp. Industrial hemp would be legalized in Nebraska under Legislative Bill 457, introduced by State Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha. The proposal would define industrial hemp... Read More

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Decision Of Lower Loup NRD Ground Water Regulations

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently confirmed the authority of a natural resources district to impose groundwater management requirements and levy penalties on a landowner. The Supreme Court said the Lower Loup Natural Resources District had authorit... Read More

Freezing Drizzle Makes Icy Driving Conditions

_informq.push(); NORFOLK, NE -- Ice scrapers and spinning tires are the dominant sounds in Norfolk over the lunch hour. Freezing drizzle has been falling since 10:00 AM making road conditions slick.  The Nebraska Department of Transportation... Read More

State Sen. Morfeld disputes attorney general's comments about medical marijuana bill, petition

A Lincoln state senator is calling out Attorney General Doug Peterson for saying a petition and bill that would legalize medical marijuana are motivated by the marijuana industry. Lincoln State Sens. Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart are t... Read More

An awesome experience': Nebraska woman to appear Friday on 'The Price is Right'

RAVENNA, Neb. — A Ravenna woman will “come on down” on Friday’s episode of “The Price Is Right.” Connie Kulwicki was one of several people chosen from an audience of about 300 people to play on the popular daytime game show h... Read More

Arizona man dies in two-vehicle crash southwest of Columbus

A 58-year-old man has died in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 30 near Duncan, Nebraska. Charles Matthies, of Green Valley, Arizona, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report from the Platte County Sheriff's Office. The cras... Read More

Chief justice says Nebraska court system lacks the funds to establish mental health courts

LINCOLN — The chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court said Thursday that his agency lacks the funds to establish a special court to handle offenders with mental illnesses. Douglas County is among the counties seeking a “mental health court... Read More

State tax receipts down for third straight month in December

LINCOLN — State tax collections in December fell below projections for the third month in a row. A report issued by the Nebraska Department of Revenue Tuesdayshowed that net tax receipts were 8.8 percent, or $37.4 million, lower than e... Read More

Guns in school? Nebraska could arm teachers, staff under legislative proposal

LINCOLN — By the time law enforcement can respond to a school shooting, it’s usually too late, said State Sen. Steve Halloran of Hastings. That’s especially true in rural communities, Halloran said, where a sheriff’s deputy or ... Read More

Veterans get warm welcome as they move into new home in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. — One by one as they crossed the threshold to their new home, the new occupants of the Central Nebraska Veterans Home were met with applause, handshakes and “Welcome to Kearney” greetings. “This is a helluva welcome... Read More

Nebraska attorney general wants to inform public on marijuana risk as state senators push legalization

_informq.push(); LINCOLN, NE - Medical marijuana continues to be a key issue facing the Nebraska Legislature this session. In December, Nebraska senators Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart created the Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana laws committ... Read More