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November 3rd, 2014

Finalists for University of Nebraska president named

November 3, 2014

The University of Nebraska Presidential Search Screening and Selection Committee today named four finalists for the next president of the university.

CAPITOL FOCUS: Nebraska sees increase in registered independents

November 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeing a continued surge in independent voters as Tuesday's election nears, but Republicans continue to hold a giant registration advantage in the conservative state.

About 48 percent of registered Nebraska voters are Republicans, while Democrats account for nearly 31 percent. Independent voters — officially known as nonpartisan — make up 20 percent.

High profile races at center of Nebraska election

November 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Races for Nebraska governor, U.S. Senate, a competitive House race and a minimum wage ballot measure are drawing voters to the polls. Some highlights:

FROM CROWDED PRIMARIES

The Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate emerged from unusually crowded primary races that divided the party.

October 31st

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

Manager vs Administrator: Broken Bow business leaders like the idea; Mayor not so much

October 31, 2014

Though running unopposed on the ballot, Broken Bow Mayor Cecil Burt is actively campaigning to keep his mayoral status. He is advocating for voters to reject a proposal on the November ballot to change the city government system from Mayor and Council to a City Manager system.

Meanwhile Monday, the members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation took an unprecedented move to ask voters for a “yes” vote on the ballot proposal to change the system. The business and industry leaders endorsed the move as more, efficient and effective method of municipal governance.

Matured Nebraska QB Armstrong set to face Purdue

October 31, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has grown up a lot since he last faced Purdue.

The Nebraska quarterback turned in one of his worst performances while making his first career road start against the Boilermakers last year.

Sure, the Cornhuskers won by 37 points against an overmatched opponent. But that didn't do much to make Armstrong feel better about being off target on 12 of 18 passes and throwing three interceptions.

The Boilermakers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) figure to see a much improved Armstrong when they visit the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1, No. 15 CFP) on Saturday.

October 19th

Pilot program offers alternative in neglect cases

October 19, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have launched a pilot program to keep more neglected children with their families, as long as steps can be taken to keep them safe.

The program gives parents a chance to avoid law enforcement and the courts if they are deemed a low risk to hurt their children.

October 17th

Update to breaking news: Two men sought in armed robbery in Kearney

October 17, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are hunting for two men who robbed the Eaton Federal Credit Union in Kearney.

Police say the robbery occurred around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union office on East Highway 30. One of the men was armed with a handgun, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Additional Information: Police say the men got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

There are two suspects, both are black males, short hair and thin build.

Third Grade Adventure

October 17, 2014

Adams Land and Cattle and Broken Bow’s third grade class celebrated a milestone this past week. This is the 20th year that the corporation has taken the class under its wing in a partnership program between the company and Broken Bow Public Schools. Part of their sponsorship includes a day trip to the company’s South Lot.

“I love interacting with the kids,” said tour guide, ALCC employee and third grade mom Stephanie Miller, “especially the kids who have never been around corn or beef.”

October 15th

Lock Your Vehicle

October 15, 2014

Following a string of thefts over the past weekend, Broken Bow Police Department is warning local residents to lock their vehicles.

Chief Steve Scott reports that an arrest has been made in connection with those thefts, which involved unlocked vehicles in driveways and on streets. Wallets, cash, credit cards, cell phones and personal items were
reported stolen.

“To protect your belongings, it’s best not to leave personal items in your vehicles,” Chief Scott said. “And we’re asking that you keep your vehicles locked.”

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