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Nebraska Labor Department: State jobless rate hit 3% in May

Nebraska Labor Department: State jobless rate hit 3% in May

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials say Nebraska’s unemployment rate has risen again, hitting 3% in May. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary May rate is up a tenth of a point from April’s 2.9% and March’s rate of 2.8%. The May 2018 rate was 2.8% as well. The…

Bankers survey indicates improving farm economy in 10 states

Bankers survey indicates improving farm economy in 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Bankers surveyed in parts of 10 Plains and Western states are seeing improvement in the region’s farm economy. The Rural Mainstreet survey released Thursday shows the survey’s overall index rising from a stunted 48.5 in May to 53.2 this month. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy, while a score…

Officials: Rain, high reservoir releases to mean wet summer

Officials: Rain, high reservoir releases to mean wet summer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The continued threat of rain and higher-than-normal reservoir releases into the Missouri River will hamper the draining of flooded fields and delay repairs to many damaged levees. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service said Thursday during a news conference that although water levels on…

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KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 6/24/19

KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 6/24/19

Runza Seniors (16-5) Monday @ Grand Island – 7:30 Tuesday @ Lexington – 7:30 Wednesday vs. Hastings – 7:30 (Fan Appreciation Night) — Post 52 Juniors (11-10) Monday @ Grand Island – 5:00 Tuesday @ Lexington – 5:00 Wednesday vs. Hastings – 5:00 (Fan Appreciation Night) — Jersey’s Seniors (10-9) Host Jersey’s Tournament This Weekend…

KGFW Sports – 5 Storm Players Heading to the NHL

KGFW Sports – 5 Storm Players Heading to the NHL

A team-record five Tri-City Storm players were picked in NHL draft over the weekend. Center Shane Pinto was the first pick of the second round and 32nd overall and was slected by Ottawa. Zac Jones was taken with the 68th pick by the New York Rangers while Ronnie Attard went to Philadelphia with the 72nd…

KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 6/21/19

KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 6/21/19

Runza Seniors (16-5) def. North Platte – 9-0 5-innings Monday @ Grand Island – 7:30 — Post 52 Juniors (11-10) lost to North Platte – 3-1 Monday @ Grand Island – 5:00 — Jersey’s Seniors (8-7) def. Shelton/Gibbon – 16-6 Host Jersey’s Tournament This Weekend Friday vs. Cozad – 12:00 vs. DCB – 7:30 Saturday…

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Indiana Catholic high school fires gay teacher days after nearby school refused

Indiana Catholic high school fires gay teacher days after nearby school refused

smolaw11/iStock(INDIANAPOLIS) — A second Catholic high school in Indiana faced the decision of whether or not to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage, and unlike the first school that publicly refused, this school decided to cut ties with the teacher for the church.The push by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for local schools to fire…

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As America takes on Spain in World Cup, fans are already inspired

As America takes on Spain in World Cup, fans are already inspired

FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images(LE HAVRE, France) — As the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) gears up for its first game in the knockout round of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Americans in France are super excited for the players.”They’re really inspiring and, just — it’s [great] to see them play,” Leah Beaubien, an 11-year-old from…

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Wetter, stormier weather returns to the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a wetter pattern is becoming established, following a brief period of dry weather that allowed some corn and soybean planting to take place in drier and better-drained areas. Currently, showers and thunderstorms stretch from the Dakotas to Ohio. In addition, much cooler air is overspreading the northern Corn Belt. On the…

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Fury unleashed: Samuel L. Jackson calls out Sony for Nick Fury eye patch blunder

Fury unleashed: Samuel L. Jackson calls out Sony for Nick Fury eye patch blunder

Jay Maidment(LOS ANGELES) — Sony Pictures has some major explaining to do to Marvel Cinematic Universe star Samuel L. Jackson. On Monday, Jackson, who’s portrayed S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury since 2008’s Iron Man, took to Instagram to go off on a major blunder that Sony made in its ad campaign for Spider-Man: Far From Home.…