Archive - News Article
February 15th, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Politicians who use campaign money illegally could have a harder time hiding their violations under a bill that will go before Nebraska lawmakers this week.
The measure would change a rule that allows candidates and office-holders to self-report the amount of money in their campaign accounts.
Supporters say the bill might have helped officials catch former state Sen. Brenda Council earlier, before she gambled away $63,000 in campaign money. It's set for a hearing Thursday before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
LINCOLN--Nebraska could join 23 states and the District of Columbia in legalizing forms of marijuana use under proposed legislation.
Two bills dealing with the substance have been introduced and are scheduled for hearings on March 6.
LB 390, introduced by Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, would create a pilot project allowing the University of Nebraska Medical Center to conduct medical marijuana research for seizure and intractable epilepsy patients.
Serenade your Sweetheart Feb. 13th with a 'SINGING TELEGRAM!'
Create a lasting memory with by signing up for a 'Singing Telegram'
For $50 send a song,a rose, a cookie and a card to someone special Feb. 13 ($10 for each additional person to serenade) with the proceeds going to the Broken Bow Public Library Building Project.
Call the Broken Bow Public Library at 308-872-2927 prior to Feb. 11 to reserve your time or for additional information.
Got Health Insurance Yet?
Do you or someone you know need Health Insurance? The Open Enrollment Period to get insurance will end on February 15, 2015. Open Enrollment is the time when you can apply for a new Marketplace plan, keep your current plan, or pick a new one.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday tossed the conviction and prison sentence of a man accused of shooting into an unoccupied sheriff's cruiser, signaling that prosecutors botched the case by failing to present evidence to support the weapons charge against him and declaring that he could not be tried again.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's recruiting efforts apparently weren't set back by the coaching transition from Bo Pelini to Mike Riley.
Riley was able to retain most of the players who verbally committed to Pelini's staff, and he ended up unveiling a class of 20 on Wednesday.
A team-by-team glance at the Big Ten's 2015 recruiting class starting with Nebraska:
Top 25 Class: No.
Best in class: Eric Lee, CB, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Best of the rest: Jalin Barnett, OL, Lawton, Okla.; Avery Anderson, CB, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Late addition: Adrienne Talan, LB, Davie, Fla. He was considering Pittsburgh and Temple.
One that got away: Kendall Bussey, RB, New Orleans. He signed with Texas A&M.
Top 25 Class: No.
Best in class: Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Nashville, Tenn.
Omaha, Neb.)- Two Nebraska State Patrol troopers escaped injury and two people were taken into custody after shots were fired at their patrol car during an attempted traffic stop in Omaha.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 10 p.m. this evening until noon Wednesday.
â€¢ TIMING - snow is expected to develop across the Panhandle and Western Sandhills late this evening spreading east overnight. the snow will diminish and end by Wednesday afternoon.
â€¢ ACCUMLATION - Expect snow accumulations to be from 2-6 inches.
â€¢ WIND - North to Northeast winds will increase to 15-25 mph late tonight and continue into Wednesday.
â€¢ IMPACTS - The combination of snow and blowing snow will cause travel difficulties across the advisory area.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska wildlife advocates and a farmers group asked lawmakers Tuesday to repeal a law designed to limit the spread of black-tailed prairie dogs, a critical native species that some ranchers view as pests.
Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha presented his repeal measure to the Legislature's Agriculture Committee, saying the current law is too vague and runs afoul of property rights.