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Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes

Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes

Aug 10, 2022 / Dorothy Lynch/Facebook Post

(Columbus, NE) - Tuesday night the official "Dorothy  Lynch" Facebook page informed fans of the dressing that the man who bought the original ...
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Gibbon Man Arrested after Pursuit/Standoff near I-80 Missouri River Bridge

Aug 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 5, 2022 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person following a pursuit and standoff on Int...
NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

Aug 4, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a suspect in connection with four homicides that occurred in Laurel early Thursday morning. The investigatio...
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Fatal Single Vehicle Accident on US Highways 6-34

Aug 4, 2022 / Josh Keenportz

McCook- At Approximately 9:51a.m. the Red Willow County Sheriff's Department, McCook Fire, and Red Willow Western were dispatched to a fatal single...
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Breaking: Lady A cancels tour, State Fair appearance

Aug 4, 2022 / Press Release

Lady A has announced they have canceled their Request Line Tour for 2022. The band was scheduled to perform Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Nebraska Stat...
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UP to spend $1B to upgrade 600 older locomotives

Jul 27, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade 600 of its old diesel locomotives over the next three years and m...
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Nebraska Department of Economic Development Rescue Plan Act Funding Update

Jul 26, 2022 / DED Release

July 26, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.) - The State of Nebraska received $1.04 billion in Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSFRF) from the American R...
The POET Bioprocessing facility near Fairmont, Nebraska. (Courtesy photo/Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

Jul 26, 2022 / University of Nebraska Release

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26, 2022 — The Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of producti...
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NSP Investigating South Sioux City PD Officer-Involved Shooting

Jul 22, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an officer-involved shooting that involved the South Sioux City P...
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Roadside Hay Permits Open July 30th

Jul 21, 2022 / NDOT Release

(Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced hay harvesting permit applications for the public will be ac...
Gov. Ricketts, State Leaders Honor Chief Standing Bear

Gov. Ricketts, State Leaders Honor Chief Standing Bear

Jul 21, 2022 / Governors Office Release

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined State leaders and Ponca Tribe members to honor Chief Standing Bear through the dedication of t...
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Troopers Arrest Driver After Wrong-Way Pursuit on I-80

Jul 17, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JULY 16, 2022 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the North Platte Police Department a...
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City of McCook - State 1 Water Watch

Jul 15, 2022 / City of McCook

The City of McCook is issuing a stage 1 water watch. The Water treatment plant and wells have pumped over 4 million gallons of water per day for 5 ...
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Firefighters take on Fire near Red Willow reservoir

Jul 14, 2022 / Red Willow Western Rural Fire Department

McCook, NE - Red Willow Western Rural Fire Department (RWW) responded to a cabin/grass/trees on fire on the SW end of the lake yesterday afternoon ...
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McCook Public School Superintendent Grant Norgaard Recap

Jul 12, 2022 / Hometown Family Radio

McCook Public School Superintendent Grant Norgaard explains the latest projects and updates at McCook Public School. Full interview below:
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Bryan Health to Provide Mobile Vascular Screenings at Community Hospital

Jul 12, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Bryan Health will provide mobile vascular disease screenings on Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5 in McCook. The Bryan Hea...
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Average US gasoline price falls 19 cents to $4.86 per gallon

Jul 11, 2022 / Associated Press

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plunged 19 cents over the past two weeks to $4.86 per gallon. Indus...
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Troopers Make 24 DUI Arrests During Fourth of July Weekend

Jul 7, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska State Troopers removed from the road 24 impaired drivers during the Independence Day weekend. “As Nebraskans kept the...
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State Patrol Begins 66th Basic Recruit Camp

Jul 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JULY 5, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nineteen recruits have started their journey to become Nebraska State Troopers. The recruits will t...
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NSP Trooper Honored for Stop Stick “Hit of the Year”

Jul 1, 2022 / State Patrol Release

JUNE 30, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been honored by Stop Stick Ltd. for the 2021 “Hit of the Year&rdquo...
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No Jail Time For Fortenberry

Jun 28, 2022 / AP

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal ...
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Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was ...
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Uncertainty looms over possible Nebraska abortion session

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could be headed to a special session to try to ban abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given states t...
Mike Roth, one of the Pickleball Improvement Project committee members, occasionally teaches an introduction to pickleball at the YMCA. He is pictured here, front left, with a group of recent class members.

Pickleball Improvement Project Bringing New Courts to McCook

Jun 16, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.— One of McCook’s fasting growing sports is getting new courts. A Pickleball Improvement Project is moving forward at Russe...
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Molly Smith - Director of McCook Chamber visits with Hometown Family Radio

Jun 16, 2022 / Hometown Family Radio

Hometown Family Radio talks with Molly Smith about the latest McCook Chamber meeting and events that are planned in the coming weeks.  Full in...