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Senator Johanns joined other Republican senators in confronting EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, arguing against expansion of the Clean Water Act which could lead to the regulation of ponds and streams on farms. Johanns says Republicans expressed frustration with what he calls a long list of regulatory burdens against agriculture. Johanns says a pr...
Protesters who support climate change legislation and who oppose the Keystone X-L pipeline project are marching across the country today. A group of protesters led by BOLD Nebraska will march to the state capital in Lincoln. BOLD's Jane Kleeb says they're delivering one-thousand petition signatures which ask the governor to disclose the contents of...
Gibbon officials say damage from the fire that destroyed several vehicle and a city shop building wasn't as bad as feared, but still will slow routine maintenance and other projects this summer. The city lost four pickups and a street sweeper in Tuesday's blaze. City Administrator Chris Rector says it likely will be months before all the vehicles a...
The Perkins family restaurant has now opened there doors for customers. Nick Rayfelt the VP for Cyhawk hospitality says this restaurant is one that not only the community wanted but he believes was needed in the Hastings community. Rayfelt says this opening will provide a good boost to the local economy. The Hastings location adds to the 10 Perkins...
The city maintenance building in Gibbon is a total loss after a fire started in a pickup and spread. City Administrator Chris Rector in the city of 1,800 people says the building was reported in flames at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. The fire was extinguished about four hours later. A wire in the engine compartment in one of the city pickups is the suspected...
Nebraska lawmakers may have to add money to the state's general fund when they convene next year. A legislative report says the state faces a projected shortfall of nearly $4.6 million for the new budget year that began this month. Despite the estimate, state officials say Nebraska's overall finances are in good shape. The state is expected to see ...
Quick thinking by a neighbor Wednesday afternoon alerted two children that their house was on fire. Denise Kamper says that her neighbor then called 911. Hastings Fire and Rescue was able to put out the fire in the attached garage at 38 Sara Dr., but not before it started to spread.  Fire Chief Kent Gilbert said that even though the house didn't bu...
Quick thinking by a neighbor Wednesday afternoon alerted two children that their house was on fire. Denise Kamper says that her neighbor then called 911. "The neighbor down the street called to say she could see flames. The kids got the animals and went out the north side door, the opposite side of where the fire was and went down to the n...
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, and they're asking for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. The Red Cross says that vacation and the summer holidays mean they've had fewer donors. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. Type...
Authorities say they're investigating a wreck that killed a 21-year-old Nebraska man. The Howard County Sheriff's Office says Derek Holt from St. Paul died Sunday night after his vehicle was hit by another automobile traveling in the opposite direction. The wreck occurred on Nebraska Highway 92, about two miles west of St. Paul. Holt was pronounced...
Nebraska's Natural Resources Commission is laying the groundwork for projects intended to preserve the state's long-term water supply. The commission received $21 million this month as part of a new state water sustainability law, and is expected to collect $10 million to $11 million annually for water management and flood-control projects. The sta...
Multiple fire crews are working to control a massive fire in Clay County that broke out late last night. Firecrews are still on scene from 8 different departments at Oregon Trail Equipment, just east of Fairfield. Darren Clarke with the Hastings Fire Department says both the Hastings Fire Department and reserves are providing mutual aid. Investigat...
A Hastings man is in custody this morning, after he fired off several shots at the north Burger King last night. According to News 5 TV 32 year old Clinton Mohlman is charged with making terrorist threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, disturbing the peace, discharging a firearm within city limits, driving under the influence of alcohol and l...
Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha harshly criticizes Governor Heineman for his stance on the estimate 200 illegal immigrant children who have been housed in Nebraska. Heineman's demand that the federal government tell him who the children are and where they are staying has drawn criticism from a number of groups, including the ACLU, those groups met ...
Forecasters are urging people to take precautions as intense heat makes its way into Nebraska. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for the eastern half of Nebraska today and tomorrow. Leslie Schaffer with the the American Red Cross says it's important to take precautions in the heat, especially for the elderly and young children...
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