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Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 9:44 PM

A small town is mourning the loss of Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Prange, who was killed July 24 while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. "It really is a tragedy," Hickman Mayor Doug Hanson said Monday. "Our prayers and thoughts and support are with his family. If there's anything that we can do as a community to assist in any way, then we'll do that." According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Defense Prange, 30, a Hickman native, was killed in Mirugol...

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM

The Nebraska Department of Roads in Lincoln reported that 24 people died in June in 22 traffic crashes in the state. That's two more fatalities than June 2013. "We don't like to see those numbers," Nebraska Department of Roads...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The Department of Defense reported last week that Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange was killed in action in Afghanistan. According to the Lincoln Journal-Star, Prange died Thursday "after the vehicle he was riding in hit an...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 3:32 PM

BROWNVILLE – Residents received a false alarm Thursday morning from the Cooper Nuclear Station about a hazardous materials leak, but the issue was resolved quickly.According to a press release from the Nebraska Public Power...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM

In a letter signed by Joel R. Cross, Colonel, Corps of Engineers District Commander, sent to Senator Grassley and copied to various emergency management departments, it was announced that the L-594-575 Flood Risk Reduction Project (FFRP)...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Statements from Governor Heineman in the past week about the more than 200 illegal immigrant children settling within Nebraska state borders has added a greater narrative to the topic of immigration reform in Nebraska.  In a...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 1:42 AM

LINCOLN – Gov. Dave Heineman has given veterans in Nebraska the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses that hold a new veteran designation. Heineman announced on Wednesday that veterans could apply to add the new...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Highway 75 to reopen in time for Apple Jack Festival

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

LINCOLN — Many will remember the 1998 movie, "The Horse Whisperer," starring Robert Redford. One of the consultants on that movie was Curt Pate from Texas. Pate will show why his expertise was sought by the movie producers...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Community Action of Nebraska has mailed 10,000 surveys to residents statewide. According to a press release from Community Action of Nebraska, the survey "aims to discover the most pressing challenges Nebraskans face so that...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) recently announced that a revision to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) has been posted online for review.  This proposed revision, referred to as Revision 6, is...

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