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Farmers and Ranchers See Protection in Rural Tourism Bill


LINCOLN -- Farmers and ranchers who open their property to tourists could be protected from certain laws. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Farmers and Ranchers See Protection in Rural Tourism Bill

Purebred Bison Herd Growing in South-Central Nebraska


WOOD RIVER -- A small herd of purebred bison is growing in south-central Nebraska. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Purebred Bison Herd Growing in South-Central Nebraska

Initial Pavement Work Approved for Entrance to Nebraska Distillers


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors have agreed to term for survey work to help pave a road near the ethanol plant. LISTEN: Initial Pavement Work Approved for Entrance to Nebraska Distillers

Road Work to Begin in Holt County


HOLT COUNTY -- Road work is scheduled to begin in Holt County this week. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Road Work to Begin in Holt County

Ricketts Vetoes Death Penalty Repeal


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has used his veto power to oppose the repeal of Nebraska's death penalty. Here's Gabe Altieri with what's next. LISTEN: Ricketts Vetoes Death Penalty Repeal

Ricketts Rallies Death Penalty Support, ACLU Asks Questions


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts is pushing for support before he decides whether to veto the legislature's death penalty repeal. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ricketts Rallies Death Penalty Support, ACLU Asks Questions

Nebraska Legislature Approves Marijuana Study


LINCOLN -- A marijuana study has been approved by the Nebraska legislature. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Nebraska Legislature Approves Marijuana Study

Farmers and Ranchers Protected Under Tourism Bill


LINCOLN -- Nebraska farmers and ranchers who open their property to tourists could be shielded by lawsuits. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Farmers and Ranchers Protected Under Tourism Bill

Rural Nebraska Economic Outlook May Remain Weak for Near Future


OMAHA -- Nebraska's economy may remain weak for the next few months. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Rural Nebraska Economic Outlook May Remain Weak for Near Future

Property Tax Exemptions Coming For Nebraska Business Owners


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers are continuing to look for ways to relieve property tax burdens. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Property Tax Exemptions Coming For Nebraska Business Owners

Youth Illegal Immigrant License Bill Passes Final Approval


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill that would allow children brought to the United States illegally to obtain licenses. Gabe Altieri explains what's next with the measure. LISTEN: Youth Illegal Immigrant License Bill Passes Fi

Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentence Bill Stalls


LINCOLN -- A bill that would limit mandatory minimum prison sentences will not pass in the legilslature this year. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentence Bill Stalls

Ricketts Approves $9 Billion Budget


LINCOLN -- Nebraska's budget for the next two years is set. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ricketts Approves $9 Billion Budget

Burwell Honors Students Finish Another Year of Recycling


BURWELL -- The Burwell school wide recycling program finished another year this week. Gabe Altieri explains what this entails and how kids learn from it. LISTEN: Burwell Honors Students Finish Another Year of Recycling

Garfield County's District 70 Closes


GARFIELD COUNTY -- A Garfield County Schoolhouse is closing its doors. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Garfield County's District 70 Closes 

Nebraska Set to Repeal Death Penalty


LINCOLN -- Nebraska's death penalty is poised to be repealed. Gabe Altieri has the latest. LISTEN: Nebraska Set to Repeal Death Penalty

Ord Student Wins NSAA Logo Contest


ORD -- An Ord Student has been picked as the winner of an NSAA logo contest. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ord Student Wins NSAA Logo Contest

Youth Illegal Immigrant License Bill Advances to Final Vote


LINCOLN -- A bil that would give illegal immigrants brought to the United State illegally the ability to get licenses has passed second-round approval in the Nebraska Legislature. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Youth Illegal Immigrant License B

Human Traffickers Face Stiffer Penalties Under New Law


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has sgined a bill that puts stiffer penalties on accused human traffickers. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Human Traffickers Face Stiffer Penalties Under New Law

Columbus Man Sentenced After Child Abuse Accusations


COLUMBUS -- A Columbus man has been sentenced for hitting his girlfriend's one-year-old son. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Columbus Man Sentenced After Child Abuse Accusations

Despite Rain, Nebraska Corn and Soybean Planting on Track


NEBRASKA -- Farmers have had to deal with plenty of rain lately. Gabe Altieri explains how this has affected field work. LISTEN: Despite Rain, Nebraska Corn and Soybean Planting on Track

Nebraska Won't Ban Poultry at County Fairs Amidst Bird Flu Reports


NEBRASKA -- Nebraska won't ban poultry at county fairs this summer after bird flu reached the state. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Nebraska Won't Ban Poultry at County Fairs Amidst Bird Flu Reports

Local Groups Combine to Support Ord Food Pantry


ORD -- Local businesses and organizations combined to raise contributions for the Ord Food Pantry. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Local Groups Combine to Support Ord Food Pantry

Nebraska Senators Approve Medical Marijuana Study


LINCOLN -- A bill that could ease marijuana legalization has advanced in the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Nebraska Senators Approve Medical Marijuana Study

Man Wanting to Build Strip Club Sues Hall County Supervisors


GRAND ISLAND -- A man who wants to open a strip club near Grand Island has sued the Hall County Board of Supervisors. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Man Wanting to Build Strip Club Sues Hall County Supervisors

One Dead After Grand Island Motorcycle Crash


GRAND ISLAND -- One person is dead after an accident in Grand Island. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: One Dead After Grand Island Motorcycle Crash

2015 Nebraska Farmer Finances Off to Slow Start


KANSAS CITY, MO -- Farm income has started 2015 slow. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: 2015 Nebraska Farmer Finances Off to Slow Start

Wilcox Native Among Marines Killed in Nepal Helicopter Crash


NEPAL -- A Wilcox native was among the marines kille in a helicopter crash in Nepal last week. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Wilcox Native Among Marines Killed in Nepal Helicopter Crash

Melham Medical Center Rejuvenates Emergency Department


BROKEN BOW -- The Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow has finished an expansion project. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Melham Medical Center Rejuvenates Emergency Department

Scheduled Sentence for Woman Convicted of Drowning Puppy


GRAND ISLAND -- Sentencing has been scheduled for a Florida woman convicted of drowing a puppy at the Grand Island Airpot. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Scheduled Sentence for Woman Convicted of Drowning Puppy

Marijuana Arrest Made in Buffalo County


MINDEN -- A Colorado man has been arrested for carrying marijuana across Nebraska. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Marijuana Arrest Made in Buffalo County

Bill to Freeze High School Minimum Wage Fails


LINCOLN -- A bill that would stall the minimum wage for high school students has died in the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Bill to Freeze High School Minimum Wage Fails
Capitol of Nebraska, Lincoln. The building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in st

Death Penalty Repeal Passes Second Vote, ACLU to Investigate Ricketts


LINCOLN -- There are more developments in the debate over Nebraska's death penalty. Here's Gabe Altieri with the latest. LISTEN: Death Penalty Repeal Passes Second Vote, ACLU to Investigate Ricketts

New Ord Football Scoreboard Coming this Summer


ORD -- A new football scoreboard is on its way to Ord. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: New Ord Football Scoreboard Coming this Summer

Amid Death Penalty Debate, Ricketts Orders Execution Drug Purchase


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska death penalty debate has taken a new turn. Here's Gabe Altieri with the latest. LISTEN: Amid Death Penalty Debate, Ricketts Orders Execution Drug Purchase

2nd Nebraska Farm Quarantined Due to Bird Flu


DIXON COUNTY -- A second Nebraska farm has been quarantined due to bird flu. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: 2nd Nebraska Farm Quarantined Due to Bird Flu

Nebraska Lawmakers Override Gas Tax Veto


LINCOLN -- Nebraskans will pay more at the pump after a legislative vote. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Nebraska Lawmakers Override Gas Tax Veto

Nebraska Budget Passes Final Approval


LINCOLN -- A proposed Nebraska budget has passed final approval in the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Nebraska Budget Passes Final Approval

Youth Illegal Immigrant License Bill Passes First-Round Approval


LINCOLN -- Nebraska is a step closer to issuing drivers licenses to youths brought to this country illegally. Here's Gabe Altieri with the latest. LISTEN: Youth Illegal Immigrant License Bill Passes First-Round Approval

Valley County Supervisors Reappoint VCHS Board Member


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors reappointed a member of the hospital board. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Valley County Supervisors Reappoint VCHS Board Member

Cattle Brand Inspection Fee Goes Up


LINCOLN -- The cost of cattle brand inspections wil lgo up after a bill was signed into law. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Cattle Brand Inspection Fee Goes Up

Ord Changes Student Immunization Policy


ORD -- The Ord school district is changing its immunization policy. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: Ord Changes Student Immunization Policy

Ricketts Urged Chief Medical Officer Not to Resign


LINCOLN -- Pete Ricketts didn't want the Chief Medical Officer to resign last week. Gabe Altieri explains why it still happened. LISTEN: Ricketts Urged Chief Medical Officer Not to Resign

Disabled Nebraskans Have Benefits Protected in New Bill


LINCOLN -- A legislative movement could help disabled Nebraskans. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Disabled Nebraskans Have Benefits Protected in New Bill

Nebraska Marijuana Bill Passes First-Round Approval


LINCOLN -- A bill that would legalize marijuana for patients with certain diseases has passed the first round of voting. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: Nebraska Marijuana Bill Passes First-Round Approval

Prison Sentence Bill Moves Squeaks Through Second Approval


LINCOLN -- A bill to eliminate some minimum prison sentences has advanced, but Gabe Altieri explains how it might still be in trouble. LISTEN: Prison Sentence Bill Moves Squeaks Through Second Approval

Valley County Supervisors Approve Distiller Operation


VALLEY COUNTY -- Nebraska Distillers Products took the next step in beginning its operation. Here's Gabe Altieri with the latest. LISTEN: Valley County Supervisors Approve Distiller Operation

Ord Blood Drive Reaches Donation Goal


ORD -- Ord High School held a blood drive this week to help raise money for scholarships. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Ord Blood Drive Reaches Donation Goal

First Bird Flu Cases Reported in Nebraska


DIXON COUNTY -- The first case of bird flue has reached Nebraska. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: First Bird Flu Cases Reported in Nebraska

Man Charged in Gibbon Murder Changes Plea


GIBBON -- A man accused of first-degree murder in an incident in Gibbon has changes his plea. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Charged in Gibbon Murder Changes Plea

Ord Board of Education Votes to End Weighted Courses


ORD -- The Ord Board of Education eliminated weighted classes this week. Gabe Altieri details what went into the decision. LISTEN: Ord Board of Education Votes to End Weighted Courses

Ainsworth Care Center Temporarily Saved


AINSWORTH -- Senator Al Davis is intervening to try and save the Ainsworth Care Center. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ainsworth Care Center Temporarily Saved

Sen. Davis Replys to Conflict of Interest Accusations


LINCOLN -- Senator Al Davis has become the face of a conflict of interest issue. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Sen. Davis Replys to Conflict of Interest Accusations

Ord City Council Approves Two Road Closings For Upcoming Events


ORD -- A few road closings have been approved for this summer in Ord. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: Ord City Council Approves Two Road Closings For Upcoming Events

Ricketts Declares State of Emergency for Storm-Affected Areas


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has issued a state of emergency after surveying three affected areas this week. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Ricketts Declares State of Emergency for Storm-Affected Areas

Grand Island Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Related to Nude Photos From 12-Yea


GRAND ISLAND -- A Grand Island man has pleaded not guilty to persuading a 12-year-old girl to send nude photos. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Grand Island Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Related to Nude Photos From 12-Year-Old

Riverton Restaurant Loses Liquour License for Illegal Moonshine


RIVERTON -- A Riverton bar has lost its liquor license following an investigation. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Riverton Restaurant Loses Liquour License for Illegal Moonshine

Update: Ricketts Vetoes Gas Tax Increase


LINCOLN -- A bill that would raise Nebraska's gas tax has been passed and vetoed. Gabe Altieri explains what happens from here. LISTEN: Ricketts Vetoes Gas Tax Increase

Valley County Residents Celebrate National Prayer Day


VALLEY COUNTY -- National Prayer Day was celebrated this week. Gabe Altieri shows how local residents took part in the reflection. LISTEN: Valley County Residents Celebrate National Prayer Day
Capitol of Nebraska, Lincoln. The building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in st

Gas Tax Bill Passes Final Approval


LINCOLN -- A proposed gas tax increase has passed final approval in the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains whether it can survive a potential veto. LISTEN: Gas Tax Bill Passes Final Approval

10 to 15 Homes Damaged in Roseland Tornado


ROSELAND -- A tornado touched down in south-central Nebraska this week. Gabe Altieri explains what damage was caused. LISTEN: 10 to 15 Homes Damaged in Roseland Tornado
Capitol of Nebraska, Lincoln. The building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in st

Property Owners to See Tax Relief in Proposed Budget


LINCOLN -- The proposed Nebraska budget has some good news for property owners. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Property Owners to See Tax Relief in Proposed Budget

Man Takes Plea in Crash Death of Woman Near Cozad


LEXINGTON -- A man has taken a plea deal and been convicted in the crash death of a woman near Cozad. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Takes Plea in Crash Death of Woman Near Cozad

Ord Street Parking Raises Safety Concerns on School Bus Path


ORD -- There are some safety concerns over street parking along a school bus route in Ord. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Ord Street Parking Raises Safety Concerns on School Bus Path

Wind Farm Bill Stalls in Legislature


LINCOLN -- A bill designed to attract wind farms to Nebraska has stalled. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Wind Farm Bill Stalls in Legislature

Norfolk Livestock Operation Suspends Summer Schedule


NORFOLK -- Nebraska Livestock Sales has suspended its Norfolk operation for the summer. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Norfolk Livestock Operation Suspends Summer Schedule

Atkinson Man Sentenced After Conviction in Infant Son's Death


O'NEIL -- An Atkinson man has been sentenced after being convicted of killing his infant son. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Atkinson Man Sentenced After Conviction in Infant Son's Death

Report: Nebraska Corn Planting Ahead of Schedule


LINCOLN -- A report indicates corn planting in Nebraska is ahead of schedule. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Nebraska Corn Planting Ahead of Schedule

Ord Alco Lot Gets New Owner


ORD -- There's a new owner for the Alco lot in Ord. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Ord Alco Lot Gets New Owner

Ricketts/Senator Reach Agreement on Low-Income Aid Bill


LINCOLN -- A compromise has been reached in a bill that helps low-income families. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Ricketts/Senator Reach Agreement on Low-Income Aid Bill

Livestock Friendly Benefit Bill Passes First Round Approval


LINCOLN -- There may be a benefit for counties who go livestock friendly. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Livestock Friendly Benefit Bill Passes First Round Approval

Bill to Rewards Schools for Student Preparation Advances


LINCOLN -- Nebraska school districts could soon receive reimbursements for preparing students for the future. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Bill to Rewards Schools for Student Preparation Advances

Sen. Davis Considering Supporting Gas Tax Increase


LINCOLN -- A local Nebraska lawmaker may be changing his mind on a proposed gas tax increase. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Sen. Davis Considering Supporting Gas Tax Increase

Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide has Probation Revoked


COLUMBUS -- Probation has been revoked for a man convicted of vehicular homicide in Columbus. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide has Probation Revoked

Arcadia Student to Attend Program in Hollywood


ARCADIA -- An Arcadia student is off to an acting program in Hollywood. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Arcadia Student to Attend Program in Hollywood

Ord Kids Get a Chance to Experience Livestock


ORD -- Ord area kids came to the Valley County Fairgrounds this week to experience agriculture. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Ord Kids Get a Chance to Experience Livestock

Proposed Nebraska Budget Given Initial Approval


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a new budget. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN:  Proposed Nebraska Budget Given Initial Approval

Nebraska Bottom Line Could Be Bigger than Expected


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers will have more money than expected to with with this year. Gabe Altieri explains.

LISTEN: Nebraska Bottom Line Could Be Bigger than Expected

Arguments Made in Nebraska Deferred Action Case


LINCOLN -- A judge heard arguments in a case of young illegal immigrants against Nebraska for deny them licenses. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Arguments Made in Nebraska Deferred Action Case

Ricketts Vetoes Low-Income Family Aid Bill


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts used his veto on a bill that would have provided government aid for low-income families. Gabe Altieri details why. LISTEN: Ricketts Vetoes Low-Income Family Aid Bill

Next Step in Feed Project in Valley County Approved


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors approved the next step in a project by Nebraska Distillers Products in Valley County. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Next Step in Feed Project in Valley County Approved

Nebraska Legislature One Step Away from Lowing High School Minimum Wage


LINCON -- Nebraska has moved closer to paying a lower minimum wage to high school students. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Nebraska Legislature One Step Away from Lowing High School Minimum Wage

Tom Osborne Visits Burwell's TeamMates Program


BURWELL -- Tom Osborne was in Burwell this week to speak about the benefits if his TeamMates Mentoring Program. Gabe Altieri explains his message. LISTEN: Tom Osborne Visits Burwell's TeamMates Program

Appeals Court Defers Same-Sex Marriage Arguments in Cases from Nebraska, Among O


RAPID CITY, SD -- Nebraska is among the states the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has deferred arguments of same-sex marriage on until the Supreme Court rules on the issue. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Appeals Court Defers Same-Sex Marriage A

Ricketts Reveals Finalists for Director of Roads


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has announced the candidates for the Director of the Department of Roads. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Ricketts Reveals Finalists for Director of Roads

Couple Faces Joint Trial for Fraud in York County


YORK -- A married couple will be tried together after being accused of fraud in York County. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Couple Faces Joint Trial for Fraud in York County

Second Person Pleads Not Guilty in Platte County Counterfeit Scheme


COLUMBUS -- A second person accused in a counterfeiting scheme in Platte County has pleaded not guilty. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Second Person Pleads Not Guilty in Platte County Counterfeit Scheme

Ricketts Cautions Medical Marijuana Legalization


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts Argued against a bill that would legalize medical marijuana this week. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Ricketts Cautions Medical Marijuana Legalization

Burwell Student Finishes Fourth in National Free Throw Competition


BURWELL -- A Burwell student finished in the top-five in a national free throw competition. Gabe Altieri caught up with him to hear about the experience. LISTEN: Burwell Student Finishes Fourth in National Free Throw Competition

Valley County Supervisors Approve Mortensen Expansion


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors approved an expansion of businesses at the Mortensen Industrial Site outside of Ord. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Valley County Supervisors Approve Mortensen Expansion

Nebraska Financial Aid Bill Advances to Final Vote


LINCOLN -- A college financial aid bill has advanced in the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains what students can expect from the measure. LISTEN: Nebraska Financial Aid Bill Advances to Final Vote

Former Hastings Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child


HASTINGS -- Charges have been filed against a former Hastings High School teacher accused of having an improper relationship with a student. Gabe Altieri has the latest. LISTEN: Former Hastings Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

Valley County Supervisors Hear Presentation on Livestock Friendly Designation


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation on livestock friendly designation. Gabe Altieri explains what this would mean and what concerns the board has. LISTEN: Valley County Supervisors Hear Presentation on Livest

Competency Evaluation Ordered for Norfolk Woman Charged of Arson


MADISON -- A competency evaluation has been ordered in the case of a Norfolk woman charged with trying to burn down a mobile home. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Competency Evaluation Ordered for Norfolk Woman Charged of Arson

Valley County Cub Scouts Celebrate Area Pinewood Derby's 50th Anniversary


ORD -- Cub Scout Pack 194 celbrated the 50th anniversary of its orginial pinewood derby this weekend in Valley County. Gabe Altieri explains how the event continues to thrive in the area. LISTEN: Valley County Cub Scouts Celebrate Area Pinewood Derb

Tri-City and Sioux Falls Postponed


KEARNEY -- An ice issue has caused game two of the Western Conference Finals to be postponed. No make-up has been announced. NBC Nebraska reports the situation occured when officials were drilling holes in the ice for one of the goals and hit a water pip

York Judge Considering Resentence in 1987 Conviction


YORK -- A York judge is considering resentencing a man convicted of killing his 12-year-old sister nearly 30 years ago. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: York Judge Considering Resentence in 1987 Conviction

Ground Broken at Hastings College Art Center


HASTINGS -- Ground has been broken on an addition to Hastings College. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ground Broken at Hastings College Art Center

Sen. Fischer: Trade Legislation Would Benefit Nebraskans


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade Promotion Authority legislation is moving forward in Congress. Gabe Altieri explains why Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer supports the measure. LISTEN: Sen. Fischer - Trade Legislation Would Benefit Nebraskans

Hastings Teacher Arrested and Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student


HASTINGS --  A Hastings teacher removed from the classroom has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a student. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details.

LISTEN: Hastings Teacher Arrested and Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Food Stamp Recipients


OMAHA -- Food stamp recipients now have more say in what happens to their benefits. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Nebraska Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Food Stamp Recipients

Sen. Fischer Among Those Who Voted "Nay" on Lynch


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate has approved Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, but Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer was among those who didn't approve of her nomination. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Sen. Fischer Among Those Who Voted &quo

Woman Accused of Starting Fire at Norfolk Apartment Complex


NORFOLK -- A woman has been accused of starting a fire in Norfolk. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Woman Accused of Starting Fire at Norfolk Apartment Complex

Juvenile Handcuff Bill Passes in Legislature


LINCOLN -- Most Nebraska won't appear in chains in court under a new bill. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Juvenile Handcuff Bill Passes in Legislature

Second Hand Rose Celebrates Ten Years in Ord


ORD -- Second Hand Rose is celebrating ten years in Ord. Gabe Altieri details where the shop stands a decade later. LISTEN: Second Hand Rose Celebrates Ten Years in Ord

Man Dies After Being Trapped in Grain Bin


HUMPHREY -- A man is dead after an accident in Humphrey. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Dies After Being Trapped in Grain Bin

Sex Trafficking Bill Passes First Round Approval


LINCOLN -- Convicted sex traffickers could soon see harsher punishments. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Sex Trafficking Bill Passes First Round Approval

Man Sentenced in Incident Stemming from Punching His Ex-Girlfriend


COLUMBUS -- A man has been sentenced for an incident stemming from punching his former girlfriend. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Man Sentenced in Incident Stemming from Punching His Ex-Girlfriend

Ord Announces New Head Football, Hires Softball Coaches


ORD -- Ord High School has a new head football coach and has hired its first softball coach. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Ord Announces New Head Football, Hires Softball Coaches

Alcohol Consumers Could See Benefits with Proposed Tax Credit


LINCOLN -- A bill that could benefit alcohol consumers has advanced in the legislature. Gabe Alteiri has the story. LISTEN: Alcohol Consumers Could See Benefits with Proposed Tax Credit

Renewable Energy Debate Divides Nebraska Legislature


LINCON -- A renewable energy debate has sparked in Lincoln. Gabe Altieri explains what's led to the discussion. LISTEN: Renewable Energy Debate Divides Nebraska Legislature

Puppy Breeders to See More Regulation Under New Bill


LINCOLN -- Nebraska puppy mills could face stricter supervision under a bill in the Nebraska legislature. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Puppy Breeders to See More Regulation Under New Bill

Valley County Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam


VALLEY COUNTY -- A phone scam is affecting Valley County residents. Here's a message from the sheriffs office. LISTEN: Valley County Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

Nebraska Unemployment Rate Remains Lowest in Nation


LINCOLN -- Nebraska's unemployment rate remained among the lowest in the nation in March. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Nebraska Unemployment Rate Remains Lowest in Nation

Bill to Increase Cattle Brand-Inspection Fee Advances


LINCOLN -- The price of brand inspections for cattle may be going up. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Bill to Increase Cattle Brand-Inspection Fee Advances

Nebraska Lawmakers to Debate Medical Marijuana Bill


LINCOLN -- A medical marijuana bill has made it through committee and will be debated on the legislative floor. Gabe Altieri explains what the limitations of the measure are. LISTEN: Nebraska Lawmakers to Debate Medical Marijuana Bill

Expansion on Kearney Hospital Could Begin This Summer


KEARNEY -- Expansion on the Kearney Regional Medical Center could begin as early as this summer. Gabe Altieri explains what's being done and how much it will cost. LISTEN: Expansion on Kearney Hospital Could Begin This Summer

Keeps Loup Basin Beautiful to Release 2015 Recycling Guide This Week


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Keep Loup Basin Beautiful releases its new recycling guide this week. Gabe Altieri explains what people can learn. LISTEN: Keeps Loup Basin Beautiful to Release 2015 Recycling Guide This Week

Sec. of State Reimbursing County Offices for Election Expenses


LINCOLN -- Some Nebraska counties are receiving reimbursements for expenses from the 2014 election. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Sec. of State Reimbursing County Offices for Election Expenses

Veteran's Breakfast to Benefit Avenue of Flags at Ord Cemetary


ORD -- A pancake breakfast at the Ord Veterans Club this weekend will help benefit the Avenue of Flags at the Ord Cemetary. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Veteran's Breakfast to Benefit Avenue of Flags at Ord Cemetary

Three Sent to Hospital After Fire at Kearney Senior Center


KEARNEY -- Three people were sent to the hospital after a fire at the senior living center in Kearney. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Three Sent to Hospital After Fire at Kearney Senior Center

Sen. Davis: Nebraska Prison Crowding Options Limited


LINCOLN -- The legislature and the governor's office are at odds over a prison sentence bill. Gabe Altieri explains how a local senator doesn't see many options for the state. LISTEN: Sen. Davis - Nebraska Prison Crowding Options Limited

Authorities: Hastings Man Died From Accidental Fall


KEARNEY -- Authorites have released how they believe a Hastings man died after his boyd was found in an alley in Kearney. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Authorities - Hastings Man Died From Accidental Fall

Hastings Man Sentenced After Attempted Murder Conviction


HASTINGS -- A Hastings man convicted of trying to kill a police officer has been set to prison. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Hastings Man Sentenced After Attempted Murder Conviction

Effort to Repeal Death Penalty Wins First Round Approval


LINCOLN -- A bill to repeal Nebraska's death penalty has won first round approval. Gabe Altieri explains if the measure can avoid a veto. LISTEN: Effort to Repeal Death Penalty Wins First Round Approval

Feed Manufacturer Submits Request for Conditional Use Permit in Valley County


VALLEY COUNTY -- A company looking to pelletize byproduct from the ethanol plant in Ord has requested a conditional use permit. Gabe Altieri explains what needs to happen before the group can get to work.  LISTEN: Feed Manufacturer Submits Requ

Ex-Nebraska Football Captain Picked-Up in Omaha


LINCOLN -- A former Nebraska football captain has been picked up in Omaha after missing his date to report to jail. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Ex-Nebraska Football Captain Picked-Up in Omaha

Ord Considering Ending Weighted Classes


ORD -- The Ord School District may put an end to weighted classes. Gabe Altieri explains what's leading to the consideration. LISTEN: Ord Considering Ending Weighted Classes

High School Minimum Wage May Drop Under New Bill


LINCOLN -- High School workers may receive a lower minimum wage that others under a new bill. Gabe Altieri explains.  LISTEN: High School Minimum Wage May Drop Under New Bill

Ord Couple Continues to Look for Answers at Abandoned Cemetery


VALLEY COUNTY -- An effort to honor unmarked graves is taking place in Valley County. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ord Couple Continues to Look for Answers at Abandoned Cemetery

Prison Sentence Bill Earns First Round Approval


LINCOLN -- An effort to repeal mandatory minimums for certain felonies has passed first round approval in the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains why some in Lincoln are supporting this bill and why others oppose it. LISTEN: Prison Sentence Bill Earn

Columbus Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Connection to Counterfeit Scheme


COLUMBUS -- A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to a counterfeit scheme in Columbus. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Columbus Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Connection to Counterfeit Scheme

Senators Rally to Repeal Nebraska Death Penalty


LINCOLN -- Some republican senators are forming a coalition to repeal Nebraska's death penalty. Gabe Altieri explains why and what needs to happen for repeal. LISTEN: Senators Rally to Repeal Nebraska Death Penalty

Ord Announces Staff Changes


ORD -- Ord has formally accepted the resignations of two coaches, plus there's a new high school science teacher hire. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Ord Announces Staff Changes

Kearney City Council Turns Over Land for Veterans Home


KEARNEY -- The Kearney City Council has voted to turn over land for a veterans home in the area. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Kearney City Council Turns Over Land for Veterans Home

Reenactment Group Comes to Fort Hartsuff


ELYRIA -- A reenactment at Fort Hartsuff this weekend is set to mimic life right after the civil war. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Reenactment Group Coming to Fort Hartsuff

Valley County to Pay Taxes on Schimenti Forclosure


ORD -- It appears the final details have been taken care of inthe forclosure of the Schimenti property in Ord. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Valley County to Pay Taxes on Schimenti Forclosure

Investigation Ongoing in Accident Near Sutton


SUTTON -- A man is dead after an accident in Clay County. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Investigation Ongoing in Accident Near Sutton

Ord Hires New Wrestling Coach


ORD -- Ord High School has announced a new wrestling coach. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ord Hires New Wrestling Coach

Gas Tax Bill Advances to Final Vote


LINCOLN -- A proposed gas tax increase has advanced to a final vote in the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains how the bill isn't a done deal, even if it passes on the senate floor. LISTEN -- Gas Tax Bill Advances to Final Vote

Ord to Add Softball for 2015-16


ORD -- The Ord Board of Education approved the addition of softball to its athletic offerings. Gabe Altieri explains what went into the decision. LISTEN: Ord to Add Softball for 2015-16

Gov. Ricketts Signs Pregnancy Bill into Law


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has signed a bill that assists pregnant women into law. Gabe Altieri explains what this means for mothers-to-be. LISTEN: Gov. Ricketts Signs Pregnancy Bill into Law

Bill to Extend Senator Term Length Dies


LINCOLN -- A bill that would extend the length of Senator terms has died in the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Bill to Extend Senator Term Length Dies

Burwell Student Advances to Nationals in Free Throw Competition


BURWELL -- A Burwell student has made it to nationals in a free throw competition. Gabe Altieri explains the journey so far. LISTEN: Burwell Student Advances to Nationals in Free Throw Competition

Burwell Legion Holds Fundraiser for TBS Baseball


BURWELL -- TBS baseball held its annual fundraiser at the Burwell Legion. Gabe Altieri explains how the dinner helps fund the program. LISTEN: Burwell Legion Holds Fundraiser for TBS Baseball

University of Nebraska May End Tuition Freeze


LINCOLN -- A freeze on the University of Nebraska's tuition may be over. Gabe Alteiri explains why an increase might be necessary. LISTEN: University of Nebraska May End Tuition Freeze

Solar Energy Plant May Be Coming to Kearney


KEARNEY -- An international renewable energy company is looking at Kearney for the site of a new power plant. Gabe Altieri explains what this might mean for the area. LISTEN: Solar Energy Plant May Be Coming to Kearney

Two Local Towns to Receive Learning Center Grants


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Two area towns have been awarded learning center grants. Gabe Altieri explains what the target of these programs is. LISTEN: Two Local Towns to Receive Learning Center Grants

Bill to Allow Deferred-Youth Licenses Advances to Debate


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Legislature will debate a bill that may let children who were brought to the United State illegally to obtain licenses. Gabe Altieri explains the measure. LISTEN: Bill to Allow Deferred-Youth Licenses Advances to Debate

City of Ord Plans Street Closings for Rod Run


ORD -- The City of Ord will close some downtown streets for the June 20th Rod Run. Gabe Altieri explains how the area will be set up. LISTEN: City of Ord Plans Street Closings for Rod Run

Student Sentenced After UNK Bomb Threat


BUFFALO COUNTY -- A Nebraska-Kearney student has been sentenced after a conviction of making bomb  threats at the school. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Student Sentenced After UNK Bomb Threat

Man Killed in Accident Near Albion


BOONE COUNTY -- A man has been killed after an accident in Boone County. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Killed in Accident Near Albion

Senators Compromise on Distribution of Lottery Revenue for Education


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers have reached a compromise on how to split state lottery money. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Senators Compromise on Distribution of Lottery Revenue for Education

Lower Loup NRD Plans Park Rennovations


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Lower Loup Natural Resource District has planned rennovations at a couple area parks this summer. Gabe Altieri explains what's being done. LISTEN: Lower Loup NRD Plans Park Rennovations

Man Arrested for False Imprisonment in Red Cloud


RED CLOUD -- A Red Cloud man has been arrested on a false imprisonment charge. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Arrested for False Imprisonment in Red Cloud

Comstock Art Show Gives Creative Opportunity to Central Nebraskans


COMSTOCK -- Entries into the seventh annual Comstock Open Art & Photo Competition are on display this month. Gabe Altieri explains the exhibit and what it means for artists in the area. LISTEN: Comstock Art Show Gives Creative Opportunity to Cen

Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Marijuana in York County


YORK -- A Utah man has been sent to prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana near York. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Marijuana in York County

Effort to Expand Nebraska Medicaid Fails


LINCOLN -- An attempt to expand Nebraska medicaid coverage has fallen short. Gabe Altieri explains what this means for the issue. LISTEN: Effort to Expand Nebraska Medicaid Fails

Adjusted Sex Trafficking Bill Advances through Committee


LINCOLN -- A bill that would increase penalties on convicted sex traffickers is set to be debated in the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Adjusted Sex Trafficking Bill Advances through Committee

Director: Waterfowl Testing Now Cause of Floods Near Wood River


WOOD RIVER -- The Executive Director of a program to protect waterfowls says his group isn't causing floods on a Hall County road. Gabe Alteiri has the story. LISTEN: Director - Waterfowl Testing Now Cause of Floods Near Wood River

Pregnancy Bill Awaits Governors Approval


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Legislature has passed a bill to protect women in the workplace. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Pregnancy Bill Awaits Governors Approval

Economic Downturn Bill Passes Final Approval


LINCOLN -- A bill that could help lawmakers anticipate economic downturns in state revenue has won final approval in the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Economic Downturn Bill Passes Final Approval

Columbus Man Scheduled to be Sentence in Child Abuse Case


COLUMBUS -- A Columbus man is scheduled to be sentenced for negligent child abuse resulting in injury next month. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Columbus Man Scheduled to be Sentence in Child Abuse Case

Grand Island Police Officer Injured in Accident


GRAND ISLAND -- A Grand Island police officer has been injured in an accident. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Grand Island Police Officer Injured in Accident

NPPD Warns Customers of Phone Scam


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Nebraska Public Power District says a phone scam is effecting people across central Nebraska. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: NPPD Warns Customers of Phone Scam

Man Dies After Accident Near Loup City


LOUP CITY -- A man is dead after an accident near Loup City. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Man Dies After Accident Near Loup City

Anderson Island Speed Limit to Change


ORD -- There's a new speed limit at Anderson Island in Ord. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Anderson Island Speed Limit to Change

Midwest Drought Conditions Expanded in March


DES MOINES, IA -- Drought conditions grew in March throughout the plains states. Gabe Altieri explains how it's affecting the region. LISTEN: Midwest Drought Conditions Expanded in March

Elm Creek Man Hospitalized After Stabbing


ODESSA -- An Elm Creek man is in serious condition after an argument escalated into a stabbing near Odessa. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Elm Creek Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

UNK Professors: Expanded Medicaid Would Benefit Nebraska


LINCOLN -- Two UNK professors say Nebraska would benefit from expanded Medicaid. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: UNK Professors - Expanded Medicaid Would Benefit Nebraska

Sen. Davis Responds to Criticism from State Trooper Association PAC


LINCOLN -- Senator Al Davis responded to claims that he didn't demand an apology from Senator Chambers after comments comparing the Omaha police in his neighborhood to the terrorist group ISIS. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Sen. Davis Re

Nebraska Property Owners May See Tax Relief


LINCOLN -- Nebraska property owners could see a lower tax bill under a new state budget. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Nebraska Property Owners May See Tax Relief

Man Charged with Arson After Minden Fire


MINDEN -- A Kearney man has been charged with arson following a fire at a pharmacy in Minden. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Man Charged with Arson After Minden Fire

Body Found in Buffalo County Truck Accident


BUFFALO COUNTY -- A man's body was found after an accident in Buffalo County. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Body Found in Buffalo County Truck Accident

Effort to Repeal Prairie Dog Legislation Likely Killed for Year


LINCOLN -- A bill that would repeal Nebraska's prairie dog legislation is likely killed for the year. Gabe Altieri explains why. LISTEN: Effort to Repeal Prairie Dog Legislation Likely Killed for Year

Underage Drinking Bill Wins Final Approval in Legislature


LINCOLN -- Underage drinkers with alcohol poisoning may avoid legal charges when the seek medical attention. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Underage Drinking Bill Wins Final Approval in Legislature

Officials Find Cause of Buffalo County Fire


KEARNEY -- Authorities have singled out a cause of a fire in Buffalo County this week. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Officials Find Cause of Buffalo County Fire

Three Injured in Accident Near Monroe


MONROE -- Three people have been injurd in an accident near Monroe. Gabe Altieri has the story.  LISTEN: Three Injured in Accident Near Monroe

Valley County Grants Easement to Nebraska Central Telephone Company


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Nebraska Central Telephone Company received an easement to perform work in Valley County. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Valley County Grants Easement to Nebraska Central Telephone Company

Lincoln Lawmakers Appear to Agree on Livestock Operator Legislation


LINCOLN -- A revised livestock bill appears to have settled a debate in the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Lincoln Lawmakers Appear to Agree on Livestock Operator Legislation

Judge Grants Class-Action For Lawsuit Against Nebraska Dept. of HHS


LINCOLN -- A judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit against the nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Judge Grants Class-Action For Lawsuit Against Nebraska Dept. of HHS

Speaker Hadley: Nebraska Legislature Movement Too Slow


LINCOLN -- The speaker of the Nebraska legislature is concerned over the slow movement of the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Speaker Hadley: Nebraska Legislature Movement Too Slow

Report: Midwest Economic Growth to Slow


OMAHA -- A new report says economic growth in the midewest will slow in coming years. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Report - Midwest Economic Growth to Slow 

Lexington Police Have Several Leads in Arson Investigation


LEXINGTON -- A fire at a lexington business building is being investigated in an arson case. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Lexington Police Have Several Leads in Arson Investigation

Proposed Fuel-Tax Increase Passes First Round Approval


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers are inching closer to passing a fuel-tax increase. Gabe Altieri exsplains what road blocks supporters still have. LISTEN: Proposed Fuel-Tax Increase Passes First Round Approval

New Sargent Bar to be Named for Beloved Resident


SARGENT -- A new Sargent bar will bear the name of one of the towns most beloved residents. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: New Sargent Bar to be Named for Beloved Resident

UNL Chancellor to Step Down in 2016


LINCOLN -- Harvey Perlman is stepping down as UNL Chancellor next year. Gabe Altieri explains what went into the decision. LISTEN: UNL Chancellor to Step Down in 2016

Valley County Looking to Remodel Sheriff's Office


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County is looking into creating more space for the sheriff's office. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Valley County Looking to Remodel Sheriff's Office

Legislators Mixed Over Proposed Fuel-Tax Increase


LINCOLN -- A proposed fuel-tax increase is drawing mixed reactions in the legislature. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Legislators Mixed Over Proposed Fuel-Tax Increase

Columbus Woman Sent to Prison After November Crash


COLUMBUS -- A Columbus woman has been sent to prison after an incident stemming from a vehicle accident. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Columbus Woman Sent to Prison After November Crash

Trial Set for Woman Accused of Drowning Puppy in Grand Island Airport


GRAND ISLAND -- A date has been set for a Florida woman accused of drowning a pupping in the Grand Island airport. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Trial Set for Woman Accused of Drowning Puppy in Grand Island Airport

Buffalo County Fire Under Investigation After Man's Death


KEARNEY -- An investigation is underway into a fire in Buffalo County. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Buffalo County Fire Under Investigation After Man's Death

Construction Begins on Springdale Bridge


VALLEY COUNTY -- Pieces are falling into place on the Springdale Bridge Construction outside of Ord. Gabe Altieri explains when the project should be finished. LISTEN: Construction Begins on Springdale Bridge

State Capitol Cleared After Bomb Scare


LINCOLN -- An unattended briefcase casues a scare at the Nebraska State Capitol today. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: State Capitol Cleared After Bomb Scare

Bill to Extend Senator Term Limits Advances in Legislature


LINCOLN -- A measure to extend term-limits for Nebraska legislators has been given first round approval. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Bill to Extend Senator Term Limits Advances in Legislature

Movement Gauges Interest for Lutheran High School in Columbus


COLUMBUS -- A movement in Columbus to open a Lutheran high school is gaining traction. Gabe Altieri explains the level of interest. LISTEN: Movement Gauges Interest for Lutheran High School in Columbus

Study: Nebraska Tax-Cut Policy Costing State Revenue


NEBRASKA -- A tax-policy group says Nebraska tax cuts may have cost the state revenue over the last decade. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Study - Nebraska Tax-Cut Policy Costing State M

Measure Which Protects Pregnant Women at Work Advances in Legislature


LINCOLN -- A bill has advanced in the legislature whic hwould protect pregnant women at work. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Measure Which Protects Pregnant Women at Work Advances in Legislature

Lawmakers Likely to Discuss Prairie Dog Bill this Week


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers are expected to vote this week on a bil that would prevent counties from killing black-tailed prarie dogs. Gabe Altieri explains how one senator plans to kill the bill and what alternative he suggests. LISTEN: Lawmakers

Kids Fair Draws Families to Ord


ORD -- Families from around the region crowded the Vintage Gym at Ord High School for the Valley County Kids Fair. Gabe Altieri describes the scene and what the event aims to achieve. LISTEN: Kids Fair Draws Families to Ord

Davis, Sullivan Join Effort Against Livestock Zoning Legislation


LINCOLN -- A bill that would remove certain livestock operation authority from the counties and give them to the state continues to move through the legislature. Gabe Altieri explains why some senators are against the measure. LISTEN: Davis, Sulliva

Colorado Defends Legal Marijuana Against Nebraska/Oklahoma Lawsuit


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Colorado is defending it's marijuana legislation against lawsuits from Nebraska and Oklahoma. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Colorado Defends Legal Marijuana Against Nebraska/Oklahoma Lawsuit

Report: Nebraska's February Unemployment Lowest in Nation


NEBRASKA -- A report show Nebraska had the lowest unemployment rate in America last month. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Report - Nebraska's February Unemployment Lowest in Nation

Sen. Davis: Chambers Could Pay Legislative Price


LINCOLN -- Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers has come under fire in Lincoln over comments he made comparing the police in his district to the terrorist group ISIS. Gabe Altieri takes us through what Senator Al Davis thinks this means for Chambers. LISTEN:&nbs

Columbus Man Faces Trial on Counterfeit Charges


COLUMBUS -- A Columbus man is facing  trial on accusations of counterfeiting $20 bills. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Columbus Man Faces Trial on Counterfeit Charges

Sen. Fischer Disapproves to Clean Water Act Changes


NEBRASKA -- Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer joined some farmers and rangers in their displeasure with new clean-water regulation. Gabe Altieri explains what the Senator thinks should be done. LISTEN: Sen. Fischer Disapproves to Clean Water Act Changes

Valley County Health System to Complete LTC Facility Transfer July 1st


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Health System is set to transfer Valley View Senior Living to LTC Midwest, LLC. Gabe Altieri explains when this process will start and what the relationship between the two will be. LISTEN: Valley County Health System

Fischer Joins Senators Pushing Budget Proposals


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer is among those pushing for a Republican budget proposal to pass in Washington. Gabe Altieri explains what the measure entails and what it means for the party. LISTEN: Fischer Joins Senators Pushing Bu

Antelope County Supervisor Convicted of Theft


NELIGH -- An Antelope County Supervisor has been convicted of theft. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Antelope County Supervisor Convicted of Theft

VCHS to Start Walk-In Clinic


ORD -- Valley County Health System is set to begin a walk-in clinic in Ord. Gabe Altieri explains when it will start and what services will be offered. LISTEN: VCHS to Start Walk-In Clinic

Bill Desigend to Reduce Prison Crowding Set for Debate


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Legislature will debate a bill designed to reduce prison crowding. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Bill Desigend to Reduce Prison Crowding Set for Debate

Farm Families Claim Waterfowl Conservation is Causing Platte River Floods


WOOD RIVER -- Farmers in the Wood River area are claiming waterfowl conservation efforts along the Platte River are damaging Hall County roads and cropland. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Farm Families Claim Waterfowl Conservation is Causing

A Bill to Extend Unicameral Term Limits Under Debate


LINCOLN -- Nebraska voters may have the opportunity to give lawmakers four extra years in office under a new proposal. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: A Bill to Extend Unicameral Term Limits Under Debate

NPPD's Muddy Creek Transmission Line Won't Be Affected By Ord's Whole-Sale Power


ORD -- NPPD held an open hous this week to give landowners an opportunity to see the location of the Muddy Creek Transmission Line. Gabe Altieri explains the route and what it means for the area. LISTEN: NPPD's Muddy Creek Transmission Line Won&

Verdigre Man Charged with Killing Wife Takes Plea Deal


CENTER -- A Verdigre man has taken a plea deal and has been convicted of second degree murder of his wife. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Verdigre Man Charged with Killing Wife Takes Plea Deal

Burwell Economic Develop Gauging Interest in Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation


GARFIELD COUNTY -- Burwell Economic Development is looking to help Garfield County residents with home improvements. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Burwell Economic Develop Gauging Interest in Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation Funds Househo

Request of Plea Withdrawal Denied in Hastings Trial


HASTINGS -- A judge has rejected the request of a Hastings man to have his pleas withdrawn in a case against him. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Request of Plea Withdrawal Denied in Hastings Trial

Nebraska Farm Bureau's Urge Lawmakers Not to Pass Clean Water Act Changes


NEBRASKA -- Farm groups in Nebraska are criticizing a proposed change to federal clean-water regulations. Gabe Altieri explains the issue. LISTEN: Nebraska Farm Bureau's Urge Lawmakers Not to Pass Clean Water Act Changes

Nebraska Judges Could See Pay Increase


LINCOLN -- Nebraska judgdes could be in for a raise. Gabe Altieri explains what bill could lead to a pay increase. LISTEN: Nebraska Judges Could See Pay Increase

Nebraska Attorney General Returns to Capitol After Surgery


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is back at work after surgery. Gabe Altieri details his health. LISTEN: Nebraska Attorney General Returns to Capitol After Surgery

Nebraska Traffic Fatalities Rose in 2014


NEBRASKA -- Nebraska's traffic fatalities went up in 2014. Gabe Altieri explains how high the numbers are and what may have caused the rise. LISTEN: Nebraska Traffic Fatalities Rose in 2014
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Lawmakers Near Approval of Long-Term Care Resource Centers


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers are looking to better assist hte elderly and disabled in long-term care services. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Lawmakers Near Approval of Long-Term Care Resource Centers
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Lawmakers to Debate Marijuana Seizure Study Bill


LINCOLN -- A bill is set for debate that would allow seizure patients to access marijuana under supervision. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Lawmakers to Debate Marijuana Seizure Study Bill

City to Close Part of 5th Avenue in Broken Bow


BROKEN BOW -- Part of 5th Avenue in Broken Bow will be closed starting Today, Gabe Alteiri explains what work is being done and how long it will last. LISTEN: City to Close Part of 5th Avenue in Broken Bow

Lawmakers to Review Nebraska's Business Tax Incentive Program


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers are review the states processx of distributing tax incentives to businesses. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Lawmakers to Review Nebraska's Business Tax Incentive Program

Woman Proposes Whitewater Park in Columbus


COLUMBUS -- A Monroe woman is developing a proposal for a whitewater park in Columbus. Gabe Altieri takes us through the idea.  LISTEN: Woman Proposes Whitewater Park in Columbus

Construction Planned on US-281 Near St. Paul


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Nebraska Department of Roads has announced planned construction work on US-281 North of St. Paul next month. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Construction Planned on US-281 Near St. Paul

National Weather Service to Issue State Tornado Warning Drill


NEBRASKA -- The National Weather Service is doing a tornado warning drill across the state on Wednesday. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: National Weather Service to Issue State Tornado Warning Drill

Two Skagway Stores to Close in Grand Island


GRAND ISLAND -- A pair of skagway stores are set to close in Grand Island. Gabe Altieri explains what led to the decision. LISTEN: Two Skagway Stores to Close in Grand Island

5th Annual Boone County Home, Farm & Garden Show Set for this Weekend


ALBION -- The Boone County Home, Farm & Garden Show is set for this week. Gabe Altieri explains what attendees can expect. LISTEN: 5th Annual Boone County Home, Farm & Garden Show Set for this Weekend

Arcadia Man Sentenced After Killing Another Driver in July Crash


ST. PAUL -- An Arcadia man who caused a crash that resulted in one death last year has been sentenced. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Arcadia Man Sentenced After Killing Another Driver in July Crash

Update on Shooting in Grafton


GRAFTON -- More information is available in a shooting in Grafton last week. Gabe Altieri has the latest. LINCOLN: Update on Shooting in Grafton

York County Sheriff Denies Eavesdropping Allegations


YORK COUNTY -- The York County Sheriff's department responded to allegations of eavesdropping on inmate phone conversations. Gabe Altieri has the latest. LISTEN: York County Sheriff Denies Eavesdropping Allegations

New Grand Island Bishop Takes Office


GRAND ISLAND -- The Grand Island Roman Catholic Diocese has a new bishop. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: New Grand Island Bishop Takes Office

Grafton Man Arrested on Suspicion of Brother's Attempted Murder


GRAFTON -- A Grafton man has been arrested on attempted murder suspicions. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Grafton Man Arrested on Suspicion of Brother's Attempted Murder

Nebraska Motorcycle Helmet Law Postponed


LINCOLN -- A vote on Nebraska's helment law has stalled. Gabe Altieri explains when lawmakers could decide on the measure. LISTEN: Nebraska Motorcycle Helmet Law Postponed

Fischer Discouraged By Pushback on Trafficking Bill


Washington, D.C. -- Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer is helping lead the way on a human trafficking bill, but it's facing push-back in Washington. Gabe alteiri explains. LISTEN: Fischer Discouraged By Pushback on Trafficking Bill

Burwell Chamber, Business Help Local TeamMates


BURWELL -- The Burwell Chamber is working to help out the local TeamMates Mentoring Program. Gabe Alteiri has the story. LISTEN:  Burwell Chamber, Business Help Local TeamMates

Motorcycle Helmet Law Under Debate in Lincoln


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers are debating the state's motorcycle helmet law. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Motorcycle Helmet Law Under Debate in Lincoln

Fischer Backs Legislation to Block EPA Ozone Regulations


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska has proposed legislation to block new ozone regulation. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Fischer Backs Legislation to Block EPA Ozone Regulations

Tougher Abortion Regulations Could Be Coming to Nebraska


LINCOLN -- Additional regulations on abortion could be on the way in Nebraska. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Tougher Abortion Regulations Could Be Coming to Nebraska

Raising Nebraska to Hold Ag Week Event


GRAND ISLAND -- Raising Nebraska is helping kids participate in National Ag Week. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Raising Nebraska to Hold Ag Week Event

Carbon Monoxide Legislation Signed into Law


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has signed a bill inteded to limit carbon monoxide exposure. Gabe Altieri explains what measure lawmakers are taking to protect people from the gas. LISTEN: Carbon Monoxide Legislation Signed into Law

Burwell Student Finishes Runner-Up at State Poetry Competition


LINCOLN -- A Burwell student has placed high in a state poetry tournament. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Burwell Student Finishes Runner-Up at State Poetry Competition

Low-Income Nebraska Families May Soon Receive More Financial Help


LINCOLN -- Low-income families could see an increa in pay for their children. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Low-Income Nebraska Families May Soon Receive More Financial Help

Big Give Raises $70,000+ for Valley County


VALLEY COUNTY -- The third annual Big Give hit Valley County this week. Gabe Altieri explains how much the event raised for area businesses and organizations. LISTEN: Big Give Raises $70,000+ for Valley County 

Valley County Farmer Gives Donation to VCHS Foundations


VALLEY COUNTY -- A program that highlights farms contributions to their communities has chosen a Valley County farmer for a donation. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Valley County Farmer Gives Donation to VCHS Foundations

Ord School District Examines Career-Based Classes for Students


ORD -- The Ord School District is trying to find ways to get kids to think about careers post-high school. Gabe Altieri goes through what the board is looking into and what needs to happen for it to work.  LISTEN: Ord School District Examines C

Economic Anticipation Bill Passes First Round of Approval


LINCOLN -- A bill has advanced that would help Nebraska lawmakers anticipate economic downturns. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Economic Anticipation Bill Passes First Round of Approval

Ord Hosts Blood Drive


ORD -- The American Red Cross held a blood drive this week in Ord. Gabe Altieri has the details.    LISTEN: Ord Hosts Blood Drive

Nebraska Job-Less Rate Fell to Start 2015


NEBRASKA -- Nebraska's unemployment rate got off to a good start in 2015. Gabe Altieri explains . LISTEN: Nebraska Job-Less Rate Fell to Start 2015

Winner-Take-All Bill Stalled for 2015


LINCOLN -- A bill that would reinstate the winner-take-all electoral vote sytem has stalled. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Winner-Take-All Bill Stalled for 2015

Ord School District's Affordable Care Act Options


ORD -- The transition period to the Affordable Care Act ends at the end of next year. Gabe Altieri explains what decision the Ord school district has to make in regard to the chage. LISTEN: Ord School District's Affordable Care Act Options

Spokeswoman: Surgery Successful for Nebraska Attorney General


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is recovering after surgery to address early stages of prostate cancer. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Spokeswoman - Surgery Successful for Nebraska Attorney General

VCHS Receives Donations for Glidescope Purchase


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Health System has received donations to purchase a glidescope. Gabe Altieri has the story.  LISTEN: VCHS Receives Donations for Glidescope Purchase

U.S. Treasury Gives Nebraska Money to Create Jobs


NEBRASKA -- Nebraska has received money to creat jobs. Gabe Altieri explains how much and where the money will go.  LISTEN: U.S. Treasury Gives Nebraska Money to Create Jobs

New Program Helps Prepare Inmates for Jobs


NEBRASKA -- A new program has been set up to help inmates be better trained for jobs upon release. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: New Program Helps Prepare Inmates for Jobs

Ricketts Discusses State Agro-Business Plans at Ag Week Event


BROKEN BOW -- Governor Ricketts was in Broken Bow to celebrate National Ag Week. Gabe Altieri explains how he used the opportunity to discuss his ag business plans for the state. LISTEN: Ricketts Discusses State Agro-Business Plans at Ag Week Event

Ord Elementary School to Hold "Night of Living History"


ORD -- Ord Elementary school is holding a "Night of Living History" this week. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Ord Elementary School to Hold "Night of Living History"

Burwell FFA Holds Labor Auction Fundraiser


BURWELL -- The Burwell FFA held it's labor auction this past week. Gabe Altieri explains how much the event does for the organization. LISTEN: Burwell FFA Holds Labor Auction Fundraiser
Capitol of Nebraska, Lincoln. The building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in st

Livestock Operating Bill to Be Debated in Lincoln


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Legislatured is set to debate a bill that would set statewide standards for livestock permits. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Livestock Operating Bill to Be Debated in Lincoln

Ord to Receive Assistance from IDEA Funds


ORD -- Ord has received additional fuds to assist special education students. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Ord to Receive Assistance from IDEA Funds
Capitol of Nebraska, Lincoln. The building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in st

Bill Signed to Raise Marriage License Fees


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has signed legislation that raises the cost of marriage licenses. Gabe Altieir explains the price hike. LISTEN: Bill Signed to Raise Marriage License Fees

Valley County Continues to Have Concern on Former Surveyor's Bill


VALLEY COUNTY -- A bill from a former Valley County Surveyor has come under question by the Supervisors. Gabe Altieri explains the latest on the disagreement. LISTEN: Valley County Continues to Have Concern on Former Surveyor's Bill

Valley County Historical Society to Hold Fundraiser for Museum


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Historical Society is holding a fundraiser for its museum. Gabe Altieri explains why this is so important for the group. LISTEN: Valley County Historical Society to Hold Fundraiser for Museum

Lawmakers Propose Gas Tax to Help Pay for Roads, Bridges


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Legislature is set ot debate a bill to raise gas taxes to finance roads and bridges. Gabe Altieri explains what kind of increase tit will be and how it might alleviate other tax burdens. LISTEN: Lawmakers Propose Gas Tax to H

Keystone XL Opponents Urge Lawmakers to Repeal Eminent Domain Approval


LINCOLN -- Opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline are trying to get lawmakers to repeal a law that allows a route throught the state. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Keystone XL Opponents Urge Lawmakers to Repeal Eminent Domain Approval

Company Hauling Livestock Waste Warned by Hall County After Complaints


HALL COUNTY -- A company that hauls livestock waste in Hall County has received a warned from the Board of Supervisors. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Company Hauling Livestock Waste Warned by Hall County After Complaints

Broken Bow's Melham Park Among Those Getting Stocked with Trout


BROKEN BOW -- The Nebraska games and parks commission is stocking several city ponds and lakes with catchable fish. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Broken Bow's Melham Park Among Those Getting Stocked with Trout

Governor, Farm Bureau Federation Respond to Farm Tax Bill Stall


NEBRASKA -- A bill that wwould have lowered the taxable land value for farmers and rangers died in committee at the Nebraska Unicameral. Gabe Altieri explains what this means for the effort to find property tax relief. LISTEN: Governor, Farm Bureau

Ord Chromebook Program Going Smoothly After 3 Months


ORD -- It's been a few months since Ord distributed Chromebooks to its students. Gabe Altieri explains how the program is going, so far. LISTEN: Ord Chromebook Program Going Smoothly After 3 Months

Dunning Man Dies in Auto Accident


DUNNING -- A man is dead after an auto accident near Dunning. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Dunning Man Dies in Auto Accident

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Receives Two Grants


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Keep Loup Basin Beautiful has received to grants for its projects. Gabe Altieri explains.  LISTEN: Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Receives Two Grants

2015 Big Give Kicks-Off Next Week


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Big Give is coming up in Valley County. Gabe Altier explains how people can give back to the community, LISTEN: 2015 Big Give Kicks-Off Next Week

Farm Sales Tax Bill Stalled in Committee


LINCOLN -- A farm sales tax bill has stalled in the Nebraska legislature. Gabe Altieri explains the bill and why it's faced opposition. LISTEN: Farm Sales Tax Bill Stalled in Committee

Bridge Repair Bill Put on Hold


LINCOLN -- A bill intended to accelerate Nebrasa bridge repair has been shelved for another year by county officials. Gabe Altieri explains what problem some officials have with the measure. LISTEN: Bridge Repair Bill Put on Hold

O'Neil Woman Dies in Accident


INMAN -- An O'Neil woman is dead after an accident in Holt County. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: O'Neil Woman Dies in Accident

Senator Davis Among Those Proposing Marijuana Legislation


LINCOLN -- Senator Al Davis is among those in Lincoln to propose marijuana legislation. Gabe Altieri explains what makes his different that others. LISTEN: Senator Davis Among Those Proposing Marijuana Legislation

Valley County Hires Engineer For Preliminary Bridge Work


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors have planned work on a bridge near North Loup, as well as some highway drainage area. Gabe Altieri explains.  LISTEN: Valley County Hires Engineer For Preliminary Bridge Work

Ord to Add School Security


ORD -- Ord has decided to add to its school security, Gabe Altieri explains what the district plans to do. LISTEN: Ord to Add School Security

Bill to Repeal Nebraska's Death Penalty Moves to Legislature


LINCOLN -- A push to repeal Nebraska's death penalty has advanced out of committee. Gabe Altieri explains how much of a chance supporter have to get the law off the books. LISTEN: Bill to Repeal Nebraska's Death Penalty Moves to Legislature

Changes May Be Coming to Aurora Nursing Home


AURORA -- The future of an Aurora nursing home is in question. Gabe Altieri explains what might cause the facility to close its doors. LISTEN: Changes May Be Coming to Aurora Nursing Home

Burwell Student to Participate in State Poetry Championship


LINCOLN -- A Burwell student is among those taking part in a state poetry competition this weekend. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Burwell Student to Participate in State Poetry Championship

Ord Teen Celebrates One-Year After Bone Marrow Transplant


ORD -- A local kid is celebrating the anniversary of a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia. Gabe Altieri explains how he is doing, one year later. LISTEN: Ord Teen Celebrates One-Year After Bone Marrow Transplant

Nurse Practitioner Bill Signed into Law


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts has signed a bil that makes patient care easier for Nurses. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Nurse Practitioner Bill Signed into Law

Former Gov. Heineman to Pay for Misuse of Public Resources


LINCOLN -- Former Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has a fine to pay. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Former Gov. Heineman to Pay for Misuse of Public Resources

A Bill That Would Repeal a Nebraska Motorcycle Helmet Law Advances to Debate


LINCOLN -- Discussion on a bill that would repeal a mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists is being debated in the Nebraska legislature. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: A Bill That Would Repeal a Nebraska Motorcycle Helmet Law Advanc

Update in Valley County Burglary Arrest


VALLEY COUNTY -- More information is available on the arrest of an Ord woman in connection to area burgalries. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Update in Valley County Burglary Arrest

Sargent Man Dies in Highway 70 Accident


CUSTER COUNTY -- A man is dead after an accident on Highway 70 in Custer County. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Sargent Man Dies in Highway 70 Accident

NWS Holds Severe Weather Preparedness Meeting


NORTH LOUP -- The National Weather Service in Hastings is helping people prepare for sever weather situations. Gabe Altieri explains what people can do to help the service and stay safe in those situations. LISTEN: NWS Holds Severe Weather Preparedn

Wednesday Accident to Cost at Grand Island Clinic


GRAND ISLAND -- A Wednesday morning accident has caused a lot of damage at the Grand Island Clinic. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: Wednesday Accident to Cost Grand Island Clinic

Appeals Court Rules to Keep Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Place


NEBRASKA -- A ruling that struck down Nebraska's gay marriage ban has been put on hold. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: Appeals Court Rules to Keep Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Place

Trial Set for Columbus Mother


COLUMBUS -- A trial date has been set for a Columbus mother accused of abusing her three-year-old daughter. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details.  LISTEN: Trial Set for Columbus Mother

Group Home Closes in Grand Island


GRAND ISLAND -- A group home has closed in Grand Island due to finances Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Group Home Closes in Grand Island

3 Nebraska Sheriffs Join Kansas, Colorado Counterparts, Sue Latter over Marijuan


DENVER, CO -- Sheriffs from three stats, including Nebraska, are suing Colorado for legalizing marijuana. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: 3 Nebraska Sheriffs Join Kansas, Colorado Counterparts, Sue Latter over Marijuana Legalization

Keystone XL Supporters Fail Senate Override


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Members of the U.S. Senate failed in an attempt to override President Obama's veto of the Keyston XL pipeline legislation. Gabe Altieri explains how close the vote was and what's next.  LISTEN: Keystone XL Supporters

Medicaid Bill Passes First Round of Approval in Nebraska Legislature


LINCOLN -- A bill is up for vote in the Nebraska legislature that would benefit Medicaid recipients. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Medicaid Bill Passes First Round of Approval in Nebraska Legislature

Lower Loup NRD Approves New Chemigation Rules


ORD -- The Lower Loup NRD Board approved new ground water rules in respect to chemigation. Gabe Altieri explains how this might affect area irrigation.  LISTEN: Lower Loup NRD Approves Chemigation Rules

Nebraska Ag Land Prices Take a Dip


NEBRASKA -- A survey shows agricultural land prices have dropped since last year. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Nebraska Ag Land Prices Take a Dip

Ord Parks Committee to Choose Engineer for New Pool


ORD -- An engineer might soon be chosen for the new Ord pool. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Ord Parks Committee to Choose Engineer for New Pool

Wrongful Conviction Bill Passes First Round of Approval


LINCOLN -- A bill that would help wrongly convicted Nebraska prisoners is moving through the legislature. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. LISTEN: Wrongful Conviction Bill Passes First Round of Approval

Ord Continues Discussions with NPPD over New Contract


ORD -- The City of Ord and the Nebraska Public Power District are in discussions to renew their agreement. Gabe Alteiri explains how these talks are going. LISTEN: Ord Continues Discussions with NPPD over New Contract

Bill Proposed to Help Out-of-State Tourism


LINCOLN -- A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would help boost out-of-state tourism. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Bill Proposed to Help Out-of-State Tourism

Arrest Made in Connection to Valley County Burglaries


VALLEY COUNTY -- An arrest has been made in connection to several burglaries in Valley County. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Arrest Made in Connection to Valley County Burglaries

Ord City Council Makes Citizen Advisory Committee Appointment


ORD -- The Ord City Council made a new apointment to the Citizen Advisory Committee. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Ord City Council Makes Citizen Advisory Committee Appointment

Winner-Take-All Bill Passes First Round in Nebraska Legislature


LINCOLN -- A bill that would change how Nebraska's electoral votes get split up is going through the Nebraska legislature. Gabe Altieri explains what the bill is and how soon it might pass. LISTEN: Winner-Take-All Bill Passes First Round in Nebr

LLNRD Selects First Female Board Member


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Lower Loup Natural Resource District has selected its first female board member. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: LLNRD Selects First Female Board Members

Bipartisan Pair Proposes Legislative Redistricting Changes


LINCOLN -- A pair a state senators are working to change Nebraska's legislative boundaries. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Bipartisan Pair Proposes Legislative Redistricting Changes

Bipartisan Pair Proposes Legislative Redistricting Changes


LINCOLN -- A pair a state senators are working to change Nebraska's legislative boundaries. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: Bipartisan Pair Proposes Legislative Redistricting Changes

Bill Makes Healthcare Easier for Nurses


LINCOLN -- Healthcare in Nebraska got a little bit easier for nurses. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: Bill Makes Healthcare Easier for Nurses  

Judge Strikes Down Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban


OMAHA -- A federal judge has lifted Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage. Here's Gabe Altieri with the story. LISTEN: Judge Strikes Down Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban

Burkamper Earns First Career Win, Huskers Take Series


LOS ANGELES -- Derek Burkamper tossed seven innings of one-run ball to pick up his first career win as Nebraska beat Loyola Marymount, 5-1, on Sunday. The Huskers win the final two contests of the weekend to take the series.

Burkamper retired the side five times and sent down ten straight batters at one point. The seven innings was a career-high for the sophomore.

The righty got plenty of

Nebraska Legislature to Have Less to Spend Than Expected


LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers will have less money to spend than expected this legislative session. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Nebraska Legislature to Have Less to Spend Than Expected

Lawsuit Against Merrick County Sheriffs Office Dropped


CENTRAL CITY -- A former employee has dropped her lawsuit against the sheriff of Merrick County. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Lawsuit Against Merrick County Sheriffs Office Dropped

Judge Halts Keystone XL Land Seizing in Nebraska


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- A Nebraska Judge has put a hold on the company lookign to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Judge Halts Keystone XL Land Seizing in Nebraska

VCHS Announces Appointments and Reappointments


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Health System announced its appointments and reappointments at its most recent meeting. Gabe Altieri has the details.  LISTEN: VCHS Announces Appointments and Reappointment

Garfield County and Burwell to Partner in Zoning Practices


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The City of Burwell and Garfield County are trying to make their planning and zoning practices more in-sync. Gabe Altieri explains.  LISTEN: Garfield County and Burwell to Partner in Zoning Practices

Gov. Ricketts Signs Bill that Allows Cigar Bars to Operate


LINCOLN -- Governor Ricketts signed a bill that allows cigar bars to stay in business. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Gov. Ricketts Signs Bill that Allows Cigar Bars to Operate

Valley County Announces One-and-Six Year Road Plans


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County has announced its one-and-six year road plans. Gabe Altieri explains what projects are on the schedule. LISTEN: Valley County Announces One-and-Six Year Road Plans

VCHS Holding Annual Health Fair this Summer


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Health System is holding it's annual health fair this summer. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: VCHS Holding Annual Health Fair this Summer

Valley County Home & Ag Expo Coming this Weekend


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Home & Ag expo is this weekend in Ord. Gabe Altieri explains what attendees can expect. LISTEN: Valley County Home & Ag Expo Coming this Weekend

County Farm Land Lease Renewed...with Changes


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors made adjustments on a lease for county farm land outside of Ord. Gabe Altieri explains. LISTEN: County Farm Land Lease Renewed

Garfield County Releases One-and-Six Year Road Plans


GARFIELD COUNTY -- Garfield County has released its one-and-six year raod plans. Gabe Altieri explains what work is on the schedule. LISTEN: Garfield County Releases One-and-Six Year Road Plans

America's Farmers Grow Communities Winner to Present Check to VCHS Foundation


 VALLEY COUNTY -- The America's Famers Grow Communities Program has selected its winner of $2,500. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: America's Farmers Grow Communities Winner to Present Check to VCHS Foundation

Valley County BOS Questions Former Surveyor's Bill


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors had questions about a bill from a former County Surveyor. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Valley County BOS Questions Former Surveyor's Bill

Sen. Fischer on Keystone XL Veto "It's the President's Responsibility to Make a


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) responded to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. Gabe Altieri has the story. LISTEN: Sen. Fischer on Keystone XL Veto "It's the President's Responsibility to Make a

Winner-Take-All Electoral Vote Bill to be Debated Today


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska State Legislature is discussing a bill that could change the election landscape. Here's Gabe Altieri. LISTEN: Winner-Take-All Electoral Vote Bill to be Debated Today 

Arrest Made in Connection to York High School Bomb Threat


YORK -- An arrest has been made in connection with a bomb threat at York High School earlier this week. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Arrest Made in Connection to York High School Bomb Threat

Ord Pool Project Update


ORD -- Plans for a new Ord pool keep moving forward. Gabe Altieri has the latest on the project. LISTEN: Ord Pool Project Update

Scratchtown Brewing Company to Expand Across Nebraska


ORD -- Scratchtown Brewing Company is set to distribute its product across Nebraska. Gabe Altieri has the details. LISTEN: Scratchtown Brewing Company to Expand Across Nebraska

Cornerstone Bank Set to Replace North Loup River Valley Bank


NORTH LOUP -- Cornerstone Bank is set to replace North Loup River Valley Bank in North Loup. Gabe Altieri has the details of the purchase.
LISTEN: Cornerstone Bank Set to Replace North Loup River Valley Bank

Dietitian Visits Ord, Explains Healthy Eating


ORD -- Valley County Health System organized a presentation on how to create healthy eating habites. Gabe Altieri explains what attendees took from the day.
LISTEN: Dietitian Visits Ord, Explains Healthy Eating

KLBB Hosts Marker Recycle Program


CENTRAL NEBRAKSA -- Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is partnering with area schools for a marker recycling program. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: KLBB Hosts Marker Recycle Program

Ord School Board Mulling Three-Year Reserve


ORD -- The Ord Board of Education has set up a plan to protect itself through tough financial times. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: Ord School Board Mulling Three-Year Reserve

Allied Schools Bill Resurfaces in Lincoln


LINCOLN -- A legislative bill has been presented in the Nebraska Unicameral that could require scome schools to allign their schedules with others. Gabe Altieri explains. 
LISTEN: Allied School Bill Resurfaces in Lincoln

Domina Holds Syngenta Presentation


ST. PAUL -- Omaha attorney Dave Domina stopped by St. Paul to talk to farmers about their options with Syngenta litigation. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Domina Holds Syngenta Presentation

Ord School District Hears School Security Presentation


ORD -- The Ord School District hear a presentation from a school security company at its most recent meeting. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details.
LISTEN: Ord School District Hears School Security Presentation

Senator Davis Proposes Two-Man Train Bill


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Senator Al Davis has presented a bill to the state legislature that would require trains to have at least two workers on board. Here's Gabe Altieri with the details. 
LISTEN: Senator Davis Proposes Two-Man Train Bill

Omaha Attorney Domina to Hold Informational Session on Syngenta Litigation


LINCOLN -- Omaha attorney Dave Domina is holding an informational session in St. Paul this Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Gabe Altieri caught up with Dave to see what farmers can expect at the meeting.
LISTEN: Omaha Attorney Domina to Hold Informational Session on Syngenta Litigati

Sen. Davis Proposes Property Tax Relief Bill


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Senator Al Davis has proposed a bill that would ease the tax load for rural landowners. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: Sen. Davis Proposes Property Tax Relief Bill

Burwell Hosts Prom Dress Exchange


BURWELL -- The Burwell National Honor Society is hosting a prom dress exchange this weekend. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Burwell Hosts Prom Dress Exchange

Electoral Vote Bill to Be Divisive in Nebraska Unicameral


LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Legislature will be debating a new winner-take-all bill for presidential electoral votes in coming weeks. Gabe Altieri explains the history of the subjuct in Nebraska and whether this bill has a chance to pass.
LISTEN: Electoral Vote Bill to Be Divisive in Nebraska Unicameral

NPPD Answers R-Project Environmental Concerns


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- NPPD is wrapping up preparations on the R-Project, but some landowners have environmental concerns about the construction. Gabe Altieri explains how those concerns are being handled. 
LISTEN: NPPD Answers R-Project Environmental Concerns

Lawyer in Syngenta Litigation Meets with Area Farmers


ORD -- Nebraska farmers had a chance to hear from a lawyer handling the Syngenta Seed Litigation that's effecting farming communities across the country. Gabe Altieri explains what was learned from the meeting and what options farmers have.
LISTEN: Lawyer in Syngenta Litigation Meets with Area Farmers

LARM Visits Ord City Council


ORD -- The Ord City Council hear a pitch from a Nebraska risk management group at its most recent meeting. Gabe Altieri explains what this association would do for the city.
LISTEN: LARM Visits Ord City Council

City of Ord Accepts Property Deed from Valley County


ORD -- The City of Ord has accepted the deed to an area property from Valley County. Gabe Altieri explains what's next. 
LISTEN: City of Ord Accepts Property Deed from Valley County

More Snow Coming for Central Nebraska


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- More snow is on its way to Central Nebraska. Gabe Altieri explain when and how much is on its way.
LISTEN: More Snow Coming for Central Nebraska

VCHS Partners with Ivantage Health Analytics


VALLEY COUNTY -- VCHS has partnered with a company to analyze its health care and compare it to other health systems. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: VCHS Partners with Ivantage Health Analytics

KNLV Among Those Honored by Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce


BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce recognized KNLV for 50 years of sevice to the area at its annual banquet, on Saturday.

The 2015 Award Winners are listed below.

Citizen of the Year

David J. Birnie

Business of the Year

Ag-Land ATV

Excellence in Customer Service - Individual

Julie Hueftle, Nebraska One Box Convention Center

Excellence in Customer Service - Business

Holcomb Pharmacy, P.C.

Cell Phone Reception to Improve in VCHS


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Health System appears to have a solution to its cell phone reception issue. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Cell Phone Reception to Improve in VCHS

Republican Senate Braces for Keystone XL Veto


WASHIGNTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate has approved a bill for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. With a presidential veto looming, Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer explains what's next.
LISTEN: Republican Senate Braces for Keystone XL Veto

VCHS to Improve In-House Communications


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Health System is working on improving its in-house communication. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: VCHS to Improve In-House Communications

Valley County BOS Sets Dates for Wozab Scholarship Applications


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors for when they will accept applications for this year's Wozab Scholarship. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS Sets Dates for Wozab Scholarship Applications

Valley County Wants to Wait and See with Livestock Friendly Designation


VALLLEY COUNTY -- Valley County echoed Garfield County in its disinterest in the Nebraska Livestock Friendly designation. Gabe Altieri explains the Board of Supervisors concerns. 
LISTEN: Valley County Wants to Wait and See with Livestock Friendly Designation

New VCHS Appointments


VALLEY COUNTY -- Three new appointments were announced by the Valley County Health System. Gabe Altieri has the details. 
LISTEN: New VCHS Appointments

Valley County BOS to Hold Hearing, Take Bids on County Farm Land


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors have set a date for a hearing and to take bids on the county farm land behind the Mortenson Industrial Site. Here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS to Hold Hearing, Take Bids on County Farm Land

LVRPPD to Turn Power Off for Part of Ord on Thursday


ORD -- The Loup Valley's Rural Public Power District is shutting off power in part of Ord, on Thursday. Gabe Altieri explains where and for how long the work is being done.
LISTEN: LVRPPD to Turn Power Off for Part of Ord on Thursday

UNL-Extension to Hold Farm Succession Workshop


BROKEN BOW -- The Nebraska Extension in Custer County is holding a farm sucession series to help famers and ranchers with estate planning. Gabe Altieri details how to expect. 
LISTEN: UNL-Extension to Hold Farm Succession Workshop

Home Schooled Students May Participate in Public Sports Soon


NEBRASKA -- If a bill passes in the Nebraska Unicameral, home schooled students could be  on public sports teams. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Home Schooled Students May Participate in Public Sports Soon

Ricketts to Make Ag Trade Easier for Nebraska


BROKEN BOW -- Governor Ricketts is starting his term by touring Nebraska. Gabe Altieri was at the stop in Broken Bow where part of Ricketts' message was about the future.
LISTEN: Ricketts to Make Ag Trade Easier for Nebraska

Taxes, Keystone XL Highlight Ricketts' First State of State


LINCOLN -- Governor Pete Ricketts gave his first State of the State Address, on Thursday. Gabe Altieri goes through the highlights of the speech. 
LISTEN: Taxes, Keystone XL Highlight Ricketts'G First State of State

St. Paul School Receives Social Media Threats


ST. PAUL -- Threat's of violence at St. Paul Public Schoo caused law enforcement to heighten security. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: St. Paul School Receives Social Media Threats

Garfield County has Concerns with Livestock Friendly Designation


GARFIELD COUNTY -- Many Nebraska counties have been designated "Livestock Friendly" by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, but Gabe Altieri explains Garfield County is not interested in the distinction.
LISTEN: Garfield County has Concerns with Livestock Friendly Designation

Ord COC Holds Youth Entrepreneurship Event


ORD -- The Ord Chamber of Commerce is encouraging youth entrepreneurship in the region. Here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Ord COC Hold Youth Entrepreneurship Event

Burwell Chamber Holds Elections


BURWELL -- The Burwell Chamber of Commerce recently held Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elections. Here's Gabe Altieri with the results.
LISTEN: Burwell Chamber Holds Elections

Garfield County BOC Disagrees with State Zoning Proposal


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commissioners expressed its objection with a new proposal at the state legislature. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: Garfield County BOC Disagrees with State Zoning Proposal

String Bean Performance Comes to Ord


ORD -- The children's entertainment group, String Beans, came to Ord this week. Gabe Altieri was on hand to take in the event.
LISTEN: String Bean Performance Comes to Ord

Burwell to Make Zoning Changes


BURWELL -- The City of Burwell and Garfield County are looking to simplify their zoning process. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: Burwell to Make Zoning Changes

Schimenti Property Signed to Ord


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors signed the deed for the Schimenti property to the City of Ord at their most recent meeting. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Schimenti Property Signed to Ord

Valley County Accepts Bid for Mortensen Site Work


VALLEY COUNTY -- Owners of Kokes and Agland in Ord are looking to expand their business farther into the Mortensen Industrial Site. Gabe Altieri explains what's next in the process. 
LISTEN: Valley Count Accepts Bid for Mortensen Site Work

Garfield County BOC Selects New Chairman


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commissioners met for the first time in 2015 and there's a new chairperson for the group. Here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Garfield County BOC Selects New Chairman

Ord Teachers Seeing Success with APL Training


ORD -- Educators in the Ord School District have been applying skills learned through APL Teach Inservice to their classes. Gabe Altieri explains how the skills are have positive effects on students
LISTEN: Ord Teachers Seeing Success with APL Training

Springdale Bridge Construction on Schedule


VALLEY COUNTY -- The preparation to replace a bridge outside of Ord this spring has begun. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Springdale Bridge Construction on Schedule

Valley County BOS Elects 2015 Chairperson


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of 2015. Gabe Altieri explains how this year's board will look.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS Elects 2015 Chairperson

Ord to Oppose NSAA Dual Participation Proposal


NEBRASKA -- Some school districts in Nebraska are in support of a potential NSAA bylaw change that would allow for dual participation in a single sports season. Gabe Altieri explains how Ord is not one of those schools.
LISTEN: Ord to Oppose NSAA Dual Participation Proposal

Bartlett Lion's Club to Hold 53rd Ground Hog Supper


BARTLETT -- The 53rd Annual Wheeler County Ground Hog Supper is right around the corner. Gabe Altieri details the event.
LISTEN: Bartlett Lion's Club to Hold 53rd Ground Hog Supper

Ord School District Looking at Scoreboard Options


ORD -- The Ord School District is exploring replacement options for its football scoreboard. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Ord School District Looking at Scoreboard Options

Valley County Economic Development Looking For Alco Replacement


ORD -- Valley County Economic Development Organizers are looking for a store to replace Alco once it closes its doors. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley County Economic Development Looking For Alco Replacement

VCHS Names Associate of the Quarter


A new Associate of the Quarter has been named for the second quarter at Valley County Health System. The award goes to Paul Lamb. Lamb shows compassion for his job, the patients and his co-workers. Lamb has been a Ward Clerk at Valley County Health System since April 2011.

Ord Board of Education Names Executive Positions


ORD -- January's meeting was the first for the new Ord Board of Education. Gabe Altieri explains what's different and what's the same with the group.
LISTEN: Ord Board of Education Names Executive Positions

Big Give Preparation Begins in Valley County


ORD -- Preparation for the 2015 Big Give is underway in Valley County. Gabe Altieri details the information for this year's events. 
LISTEN: Big Give Preparation Begins

Three Local Students Advance to State After Elks District Hoop Shoot


KEARNEY -- The Elks District Hoop Shoot was held in Kearney over the weekend. Gabe Altieri explains what's next for the three regional participants advancing to states.
LISTEN: Three Local Students Advance to State After Elks District Hoop Shoot

Comstock Water Main Break


COMSTOCK -- A water main break in Comstock has caused the village to issue a boil water advisory for all customers. The adivisory is in effect until there is no longer a public health concern. Customers will be notified with that happens. 

Ag Sale Tax Exemption Workshop to be Held in Ord


ORD -- The Nebraska Department of Revenue is holding a workshop at the Valley County Economic Development Office for farmers and ranchers detailing the new agricultural sales tax exemption. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Ag Sale Tax Exemption Workshop to be Held in Ord

Broken Bow Elks Club Hoop Shoot Results


BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot this past week. Gabe Altieri details the event and what's next for the winners.
LISTEN: Broken Bow Elks Club Hoop Shoot Results

Nebraska DOR Interested in Purchasing Land West of Ord


ORD -- Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Roads were at the most recent Ord City Council meeting to explain the states wish to purchase land to the west of Highway 70. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Nebraska DOR Interested in Purchasing Land West of Ord

Ord City Council to Take Bids on Community Pool


ORD -- JEO Consulting Group presented the Ord City Council with a scope of their fees to build a community pool. Gabe Altieri explains what the council plans to do from there.
LISTEN: Ord City Council to take Bids on Community Pool

Miss Rodeo Nebraska Set for Coronation


ERICSON -- Joni Lynn Qualm has here coronation fro Miss Rodeo Nebraska this Saturday. Gabe Altieri caught up with Joni to talk about how she got here and what's next.

WHAT: Miss Rodeo Nebraska Coronation
WHERE: Younes Convention Center, Kearney, NE.
WHEN: Event begins at 5:30 with social hour. 
OTHER: Tickets: $35 for Adults, $25 for Children and Visiting Royalty. 

For more information contact janequalm@hotmail.com or 308-653-2147

LISTEN: Miss Rodeo Nebraska Set for Coronation

County Government Day May Be Coming Back to Valley County


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Ord Vets Club wants to bring County Government Day back to Valley County. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: County Government Day Coming to Valley County

Early Snowfalls Costing Valley County


VALLEY COUNTY -- Early snowstorms have caused Valley County to use a lot of resources clearing roads. Gabe Altieri details how much has been used.
LISTEN: Early Snowfalls Costing Valley County

Valley County BOS Recommends Cassiy's Backroad BBQ & Grill for Liquor License


BURWELL -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors recommends a liquor license for Cassidy's Backroad BBQ & Grill in Burwell. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS Recommends Cassiy's Backroad BBQ & Grill for Liquor Li

Elks Lodge Organizers Expect Large Crowd for Hoop Shoot


BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Elks Lodge is holding its annual Hoop Shoot to kick off 2015. Gabe Altieri explains how organizers are expecting a large turnout.

All area schools have been sent specific information on the event. For additional information give Stan or Nancy Sedlacek a call at 308-872-6192

LISTEN: Elk Lodge Organizers Expect Large Crowd for Hoop Shoot

Garfield County Mulls Weed Removal Options


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commissioners are considering ways to hnangle trees and undergrowth bordering public roads, which haven't been trimmed by landowners. Gabe Altieri explains the boards options.
LISTEN: Garfield County Mulls Weed Removal Options

Burwell Chamber Elections Coming in January


BURWELL -- The Burwell Chamber Board is holding Board of Director Elections in January. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: Burwell Chamber Elections Coming in January

Ord Post-Prom to Hold Varmint Hunt


ORD -- The Ord Post-Prom Committee wants you to ring in the New Year with a varmint hunt. Below is the point system that will be used to judge the winners.

Bobcat - 20 pts.
Coyote - 15 pts.
Badger - 4 pts.
Coon - 3 pts.
Possum - 2 pts.
Skunk - 2 pts.
Other? - 1 pt.

1st Prize - $250
2nd Prize - 100
3rd Prize - 4%0

For more information, you can contact...

Ron Bower: (308)730-0870
James Psota: (308)730-0021 or (308)728-3195
Todd Zulkoski (308)730-2251

LISTEN: Ord Post-Prom to Hold Varmint Hunt

UNL-Extension to Hold Producer Profitability Meetings


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Custer County is looking to help local producers in a changing cattle market. The group will hold eight meetings throughout January. Dates and locations are listed below.

January 5th - Holt County County Courthouse Annex Meeting Room, O'Neil (10 AM - 2 PM), 402-336-2760

January 5th - Zion Lutheran Church, Ainsworth (5 PM - 9 PM), 402-387-2213

January 6th - Broken Bow Country Club, Broken Bow (10 AM - 2 PM), 308-872-6831

January 12th - College Park, Grand Island (10 AM - 2 PM), 308-236-1235

January 12th - Brady Community Center, Brady (4:30 PM - 9 PM), 308-532-2683

January 13th - Bullseye Building, Mullen (10 AM - 2 PM), 308-645-2267

January 13th - Peppermill Restaurant, Valentine (4 PM - 9 PM), 402-376-1850

January 19th - Kimball Event Center, Kimball (5 PM - 9 PM), 308-235-3122

***Must register one week in advance. Registration is $15/person.
 

LISTEN: UNL-Extension to Hold Producer Profitability Meetings

Holiday Bull Riding Coming to Ord


ORD -- Bull riding is coming to the Valley County Fairgrounds this Holiday season. Gabe Altieri explain what led to the event landing in Ord.
LISTEN: Holiday Bull Riding Coming to Ord

Burwell Christmas Decoration Judging Results


BURWELL -- Businesses and residents were judged based on their Christmas decorations. Gabe Altieri reports on the winners. 

BUSINESSES

1) Barb's Diner

2) Burwell Feeders

3) KC Creations Photography

4) Burwell Floral

5) Burwell Plaza

Honorable Mention: Burwell Community Health Center, Sandstone Grill, Dry Creek Western Wear, Pet Palace.

RESIDENCES

1) Maxson Home

2) Helgoth Home

3) Hulinsky Home

4) Trojan Home

5) Miller Home

Honorable Mention: Bustamente Home, Senn Home, Smith Home, Swett Home
 

LISTEN: Burwell Christmas Decoration Judging Results