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Nebraska Bans Indoor E-Cigarette Use In Workplaces

LINCOLN – Starting November 14, the expanded Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act goes into effect prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in every enclosed indoor...

Diller-Odell Takes Nebraska D-2 State Volleyball Championship Saturday

In comeback fashion, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins took Chambers/Wheeler Central in five sets Saturday to claim the D2 State Volleyball Championship, repeating a D1...

Injury Accident Reported Outside Odell

An injury accident was reported early Sunday morning in Gage County. One person was partially trapped, and another injured outside the vehicle when emergency...

DHHS/NDEE Issue Smoke Advisory for Southeast and South Central Nebraska

Current prescribed burning in Kansas and Oklahoma for the management of prairie and rangelands may affect the air quality in Nebraska. Therefore, both states...

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Johnson County Nebraska

AUBURN – The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) has confirmed a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the district. The person is a man in...

Hevelone Foundation Grant Deadline Approaches

The Hevelone Foundation is now accepting grant applications for events and projects held in 2020 to support arts activities sponsored by local and regional...

Fatality Accident Reported Thursday Near Wymore

A fatality accident was reported Thursday evening, shortly before 7 p.m. in southern Gage County, claiming the life of 82-year-old Roy Farwell, of Dubois....

First Nebraska Death Related To Vaping Illness Reported To DHHS

LINCOLN – The first Nebraska death related to severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes or vaping has been reported to the Nebraska Department of...

Strong To Severe Storms Forecasted For Area Today & Tonight

A line of showers and storms is moving along the Kansas/Nebraska border late this morning. Most of these storms should stay north of the...

Multiple Rounds Of Severe Weather Possible Across Area This Weekend

Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms are possible beginning late Friday evening into Saturday. On Friday evening, best chance for thunderstorms is towards north central...

Kansas Headlines

KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday,...

Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Christopher Etzel to Fill District Court Vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District

TOPEKA – Today Governor Laura Kelly appointed Christopher Etzel, Havensville, to the 2nd Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Chief...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces FY 2022 Kansas Budget to Protect Fiscal Foundation and Kickstart Economic Recovery

Governor Laura Kelly today announced her third budget recommendation. The fiscally responsible budget protects and invests in core services – like education, infrastructure, and...

KBI Seeks Person of Interest In Death Investigation

CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a person of interest in a...

Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Hospitals Seek Help From Nearby States, But The Whole Midwest Faces A COVID Surge

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas...

Kansas Republicans Keep Their 3 Congressional Seats; Davids Reelected In Kansas City Suburbs

By Stephan Bisaha Stephen Koranda, Nadya Faulx, Aviva Okeson-Haberman - Kansas News Service Democrats and Republicans in Kansas will keep their seats in the U.S....

Republicans Keep Kansas’ Open Senate Seat By Electing Roger Marshall

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Kansas Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is moving up to the U.S. Senate after...

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...