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December 1st

Nebraska officials look to expand broadband

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials have released a plan that aims to have faster Internet service available to more households by 2020.

The goals in the "Broadband in Nebraska" report include having broadband service of at least 25 megabytes per second available to 90 percent of homes, and having 90 percent of Nebraska households subscribe to broadband service.

Rural areas are more expensive for carriers because the service has to cover greater distances and even then reaches relatively few paying customers.

UPDATE on the firing of Bo Pelini - WHO NEXT?

December 1, 2014

Who's next? Possible candidates for Nebraska job

When trying to figure out which direction a school might take with its next head coach, often it helps to assess the athletic director for tendencies.

At Nebraska, that won't work. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst has only been at Nebraska for two years after a stint as AD at Miami, where his biggest job was helping the school navigate an NCAA investigation.

Pelini fired after 7 seasons with Cornhuskers

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of wins and losses didn't get Bo Pelini fired. It was the way some of those losses happened.

Pelini was dismissed as Nebraska's coach Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the football team to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.

TV special will highlight Nebraska's landscape

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans will have another chance to see the variety in their state's landscape from above.

NET Television is planning to rebroadcast an hourlong special that features aerial footage shot from a helicopter.

The "Nebraska Land & Sky" special will air Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and repeat at midnight.

NET executive producer Joe Turco says the show offers viewers an amazing view of Nebraska, including rugged landscapes in the Panhandle, vast prairie and cropland and cities.

The footage was shot by a British aerial videography company called Skyworks.

November 26th

Possible Missing Person

November 26, 2014

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Custer County resident Mark Joseph Lenstrom. Mark was last heard from around the beginning of November 2014, and was last seen in Comstock, NE, driving a 1977 Silver Ford Granada license plate number 4A3877. If you have had contact with Mark Lenstrom in the last three weeks please call the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.

Missing Person Information Sought

November 26, 2014

Custer County Sheriff's Deputy Gibbons has taken a report from Mark Lenstrom’s brother stating that he has not been seen for a while. We have very limited information. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please contact the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.

November 24th

D2 Championship Football: Exeter-Milligan 40, Anselmo-Merna 26

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. Kyle Jensen ran for 187 yards and scored three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as top-ranked Exeter-Milligan came from behind and pulled away for a 40-26 victory over No. 4 Anselmo-Merna in the Class D2 title game Monday.

"The game was a lot closer than the score indicates," said Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Conover. "A-M was only trailing 22-18 with 6 and a half minutes left in the game."

The Timberwolves (13-0) are state champions a second straight year. They won Class D1 in 2013.

Cattle quarantined on two Wheeler County farms

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Livestock have been quarantined on two Nebraska farms following diagnoses of a disease that can hamper an animal's ability to eat and drink, state officials said Monday.

The Nebraska Agriculture Department said in a news release that a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory confirmed the diagnoses of vesicular stomatitis. The samples were taken from infected cattle on two farms in Wheeler County.

Arrest made in Kearney shooting, suspect found in Broken Bow

November 24, 2014

25-year-old man arrested in Kearney shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Broken Bow after a Kearney shooting.

Authorities say Evan Swenson was arrested Sunday on a Buffalo County warrant. He faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

The shooting happened Saturday morning in south Kearney. Officers were called to the area after people reported a suspicious person. Once there, officers found a man who had been shot twice. The wounded man's name hasn't been released.

GAME UPDATE - Final Score Exeter-Milligan 40 & Anselmo Merna 26

November 24, 2014

FINAL SCORE - A-M 26, E-M 40

SCORE at the third quarter Anselmo-Merna 18, Exeter-Milligan 14

SCORE at the HALF- Anselmo-Merna 12, Exeter Milligan 14.

ANSELMO-MERNA competes today at Memorial Field for statewide honors in Class D Football, Go Coyotes.

The game is live streamed through NET, also on KCNI-KBBN. Look this week for a full write-up on this fun game, and on this site for quarter updates.

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