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Attorney General insists clergy abuse be reported by public

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a statement release from the office of Attorney General Doug Peterson: “In light of recent events reported in the news related to allegations of abuse by members of the clergy and other persons in positions of authority, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office is issuing this important reminder to all…read more »


Medicaid ballot petition could be certified next week

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he expects to know next week whether or not a proposal to expand Medicaid has qualified for the November general election ballot. Gale said in a statement Friday he believes the certification process will be complete by that time. County election officials are currently…read more »


CAPTURED: Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Aug. 16 3:18 p.m. CDT A man released from the Buffalo County Jail Monday was apprehended the morning of August 16, without incident in Minden. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office Roger Trew appeared voluntarily at the Kearney County Courthouse in Minden for a previously scheduled court appearance. Trew was…read more »


Groups seek again to legalize casinos at Nebraska tracks

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are teaming up for another effort. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Ho-Chunk Inc. announced Wednesday that they would seek to place the issue on the 2020 ballot. The effort would involve gathering…read more »


Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – More farm loan applications are being rejected in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in reaction to weak farm commodity prices and income. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey says nearly one-third of bank CEOs reported rejecting a higher percentage of farm loans, while nearly 55 percent indicated their banks…read more »


UPDATE: Court files reveal more details of Kearney Shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Three men involved in a Kearney shooting Monday night have been arrested and booked into the Buffalo County Jail. According to court documents, authorities allege that Hunter Frecks and Michael Becker entered the home of Joshua Rose, wearing masks, and demanding marijuana and money. One assailant was armed with a pistol…read more »