August 16th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska officials are turning to hunters this year to ask their ideas about public land use in the state.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska will begin the three-year survey on Sept. 1.
Hunters at wildlife management areas or private lands enrolled in the Open Fields and Waters program may be approached by UNL researchers or Game and Park staff, who will ask a series of questions about their hunting experiences.
LINCOLN â€“ A petition initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska has met the qualifications to be voted on during the general election. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatures have been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.
At least 80,386 signatures were required to add the petition initiative to the ballot. At least five percent of those who signed had to come from 38 of the stateâ€™s 93 counties. â€śIn this case, 89,817 signatures were verified which was more than enough to meet the threshold,â€ť explained Gale.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer.
Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in Jack's brain in April, and follow-up tests in Boston on Wednesday showed the tumor had grown.
Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack's CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.
VIDEO: First Nebraska football practice of the year
The Nebraska Cornhuskers had their first practice today in Lincoln, Neb.
VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014
Tune in this evening to "Gregg Ritz Hunt Masters" on the Outdoor Channel, and join 40 million households across the world on a turkey hunt at the Mike Pitzel Ranch up by Taylor. Broken Bow's own Robbie Johnson from Arrow Seed served as guide.
Filmed the end of April, word has it that the show visited Arrow Seed and Schmick's Market shopping for provisions, and features a segment working cattle for the landowner as well as hunting turkeys.
The premier is Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm Eastern time(7:30 Central) on
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wants to be known for being more than just a pass rusher.
After leading the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season, he says he needs to become better as a run-stopper.
Gregory's difficulty holding his ground against the run stemmed from his struggle to maintain weight. He dropped as low as 230 pounds last season. Last week, the 6-foot-6 Gregory was up to 248.
The city of Broken Bow has two informational sessions concerning the pros and cons between City Administrator and and City Manager forms of government planned for this Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
The discussion sessions will be lead by Bill Podraza with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. of Kearney.
Please plan to attend, by law, the decision is be up to the voters and your opinion counts.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska lawmakers are looking at ways to increase oversight of the state's troubled prison system, possibly by creating an independent watchdog position or by having the department answer to the Legislature.
Some senators are already drafting legislation after learning that prison officials knowingly miscalculated sentences for hundreds of inmates.
Washington, D.C. â€“ U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today joined a bipartisan group of six other senators in visiting the southern border, which included briefings at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, the Hidalgo Bridge connecting the United States and Mexico, and facilities at Lackland Air Force Base currently housing children from Central American who have illegally crossed the southern border. Upon returning to Washington, Fischer released the following statement: