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UNK celebrates milestone in STEM building construction

UNK celebrates milestone in STEM building construction

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from UNK Communications: “The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s new STEM building reached a milestone Tuesday afternoon. Representatives from UNK and the construction team gathered for a ceremonial beam signing and topping-out event to celebrate the continued progress on the 90,000-square-foot facility that will transform science, technology, engineering and…Read more »

$48 Million Approved for Nebraskans After March Flooding

$48 Million Approved for Nebraskans After March Flooding

NEBRASKA – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “One month after the March 21 major disaster declaration for Nebraska flooding, more than $48 million in federal funding has been approved for Nebraskans affected by the disaster. The State of Nebraska, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other federal agencies, the private sector…Read more »

Temporary Lane Closures: 26th Street and Avenue N

Temporary Lane Closures: 26th Street and Avenue N

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that Nielsen Contracting will be working in the area of 26th Street and Avenue N beginning today Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and lasting through Monday April 29, 2019. Citizens should expect the northbound outside lane of…Read more »

Nebraska lawmakers soon will take on budget, tax changes

Nebraska lawmakers soon will take on budget, tax changes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – With the legislative session more than two-thirds over, Nebraska lawmakers are getting ready to confront some of the biggest issues they’ll face this year. Lawmakers still must approve a new state budget and also will consider plans to lower property taxes by raising the state’s sales and cigarette taxes. Lawmakers face…Read more »

Work to Begin on US-183, I-80 to Elm Creek

Work to Begin on US-183, I-80 to Elm Creek

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “Weather permitting, work will begin April 29 on US-183 from Reference Post 47.07 to Reference Post 50.34, the Platte River Bridge to 56th Rd. including L-10E, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Work will include bridge repair on five structures and asphalt…Read more »

Funds Available For Nebraskan Transportation Needs

Funds Available For Nebraskan Transportation Needs

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced funds are now available to private non-profit organizations and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate. Eligible applicants include private non-profit…Read more »

420 Drug Impaired Enforcement Campaign this Weekend

420 Drug Impaired Enforcement Campaign this Weekend

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “This weekend, Officers of the Kearney Police Department will be joining other agencies across the State to participate in a nationwide 420 Drugged enforcement campaign looking for drug impaired drivers. In 2016, 42% of the fatalities in the U.S. involved a driver that tested…Read more »

Nebraska troopers seize THC items in traffic stops

Nebraska troopers seize THC items in traffic stops

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized thousands of marijuana and THC products and arrested eight in four separate stops. Three of the stops occurred Wednesday, the first being just before noon on Interstate 76 in western Nebraska. The patrol says a car stopped for speeding was found to be…Read more »

1 worker killed, 1 injured in fall at future chicken plant

1 worker killed, 1 injured in fall at future chicken plant

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say one person was killed and another injured when they fell while working on a future chicken processing plant in Fremont. First responders were called around 9:40 a.m. Thursday to the Costco site. Fremont police say the two men fell about 40 feet (12.2 meters) from a basket in which…Read more »