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1 year 1 month ago

Nebraska's wheat crop could be low

The USDA is predicting Nebraska's wheat crop could be the smallest since 1944. While farmers are doing their part by growing the same number of acres as last year, expectations are lower for harvest. Germination of the plots has been hampered by dry conditions since last fall. The outlook...

1 year 6 months ago

Neb. lawmaker introduces firearm legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers will debate new gun restrictions for juveniles this year in the wake of a recent mass killing at a Connecticut elementary school and with memories still fresh of shootings at an Omaha department store and school. Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford introduced two bills this...

1 year 8 months ago

King Soopers, City Market recalling ice cream

DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people...

1 year 11 months ago

West Nile found in Nebraska

A human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Nebraska. Health officials there say a man in his 50's tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The county involved received notice of the test results earlier this week. There have...

2 years 8 months ago

Banks closed in Neb, Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have closed small banks in Nebraska and Utah, bringing to 87 the number of bank failures in the U.S. this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday seized Mid City Bank, based in Omaha, Neb., with $106.1 million in assets and $105.5 million in deposits,...

3 years 1 month ago

Nebraska nuclear plants safe from flooding

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal regulators say the utilities running both of Nebraska's nuclear power plants have taken the steps needed to protect them from flooding from the Missouri River. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks said Friday that Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun plant near Blair and Nebraska...

3 years 1 month ago

Colorado sends helicopter to Nebraska floods

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is sending an Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter with a crew of three to support flood relief operations in Nebraska. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order allowing the deployment at the request of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. The soldiers will support sandbagging...

3 years 4 months ago

Relphorde leads Colorado past Nebraska 67-57

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Marcus Relphorde, Levi Knutson and Cory Higgins celebrated senior night by leading Colorado past Nebraska 67-57 Saturday. Relphorde scored 19 points, Knutson added 13 and Higgins chipped in 12 as the Buffaloes (19-12, 8-8 Big 12) kept alive their slim hopes for an NCAA bid. With...

4 years 1 month ago

CU Board of Regents back move to Pac-10

The University of Colorado has officially joined the Pac-10. The Board of Regents unanimously voted Friday to accept a bid to join conference. Regent Michael Carrigan said the vote was an easy one. The Buffaloes may have started the dominoes falling by bolting the Big 12 on Thursday....

4 years 1 month ago

Snake owner makes deadly mistake

A Papillion, Nebraska man died Wednesday night after being strangled by his own snake. Corey Byrne, 34, was holding his pet when the snake when it slither around his neck and put a death squeeze on him. Corey's girlfriend was there in the apartment with Byrne and called...

4 years 1 month ago

Nebraska man crushed by his own snake

A Papillion, Nebraska man died Wednesday night after being strangled by his own snake. The boa was 34-year old Corey Byrne's pet. Byrne had no pulse when rescue crews arrived at his downtown apartment. He died at Midlands Hospital. Investigators say the man's girlfriend, who was there in...

4 years 3 months ago

Budget shortfall? Get it from criminals

Nebraska and Iowa have figured out how to plug budget shortfalls--seize money from alleged drug runners. This week, law officers seized a total of $3.2 million. The Iowa Department of Transportation seized $2 million during a truck inspection near Council Bluffs. A Douglas County, Nebraska sheriff's deputy seized another...

4 years 3 months ago

Spend your spring break with the cranes

Late in February thousands of Sandhill Cranes begin their annual trek from south to north, stopping off near the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge to load up on fuel. For millions of years, the Sandhills have been spending their spring break in "Colorado's Valley of the Cranes", now every spring...

4 years 5 months ago

Buffs basketball team beats Nebraska

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Alec Burks scored 21 points, hitting 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch, and Colorado beat Nebraska 72-60 Wednesday night to keep the Cornhuskers winless in Big 12 play. Christian Standhardinger had 14 points off the bench to lead Nebraska (12-8, 0-5). None of the Cornhuskers' starters...

4 years 5 months ago

Winter storm in Midwest brings fierce winds

A winter storm moving across several Midwestern states has brought dangerously strong winds but little snow. The storm Monday left travelers stranded and closed some schools and businesses. Heavy snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was falling - or had already fallen in...

4 years 7 months ago

Survey suggests rural economy remains weak

For a fourth straight month, signs from a survey of rural bankers that includes Colorado suggest that economic recovery is inching along in 11 Midwest and Plains states. The Rural Mainstreet Index rose to 40.9 in December, from 38.4 in November, 37.5 in October and 36.5 in September. The survey's...

4 years 8 months ago

Pueblo fugitive captured in Nebraska

A suspect wanted for the murder of a Pueblo man last month has been arrested in Nebraska. On Wednesday, the Norfolk Nebraska Police Department arrested Jayson Oslund, 28, for first degree murder. Oslund is suspected in the beating death of 18-year old Matt Maez of Pueblo. The attack happened in...

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