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Bodies of man, woman found in Scottsbluff storage unit

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) – The bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a Scottsbluff storage unit and may be those of two missing people. Authorities say the bodies were discovered Friday morning by the owner of Jerry’s Self Storage, Jerry Gealy. He’s the father of a 29-year-old man reported missing over…read more »

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Multiple YRTC inmates taken into custody for February assaults

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the office of Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eatherton: Three individuals from YRTC-Kearney were taken into custody for charges stemming from assaults on three YRTC employees February 7. 17-year-old Jabreen Sidney was arrested for First Degree Assault and three counts of Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Assault and faces…read more »

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Hastings College President stepping down for new position

HASTINGS, Neb. – Dr. Travis Feezell announced to campus today that he will step down as president of Hastings College effective March 2, 2020, to accept another leadership position in higher education. Feezell became the 17th President of Hastings College on June 1, 2017, following a national search. Under his leadership, the College began a study abroad…read more »

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Knox County egg farm building erupts in flames

BLOOMFIELD, Neb. (AP) – An egg farm building went up in flames and thousands of chickens died outside a small town in northeast Nebraska. Authorities say no employees or firefighters were injured Thursday evening by the fire at the Michael Foods facility. It sits a little less than 3 miles west of Bloomfield in Knox…read more »

Vaping

Bill would ban indoor vaping

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Vaping inside restaurants, stores and other public buildings could soon be banned under a bill advanced by lawmakers. The measure moved Thursday through the first of three required votes, 31-2. Sen. Dan Quick, of Grand Island, said he introduced it to protect non-smokers from potential health risks from the vapors each…read more »

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Nebraska lawmakers want flood control

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have sent a nearly unanimous message to federal officials who control the flow of the Missouri River: focus on preventing floods above all else. Lawmakers voted 43-1 on a resolution Thursday calling on Congress and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make flood control their top priority. The…read more »

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Historic horse racing machines at Fonner blocked

GRAND ISLAND – Historic horse racing machines have been blocked at Fonner Park in Grand Island while a legal challenge traverses the courts. A Judge issued the injunction Thursday. Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson issued the following statement: “We are pleased with Court’s ruling today applying well established Nebraska law on horse race wagering. Unfortunately,…read more »