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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream issues voluntary recall due to listeria

The possibility of listeria has prompted Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to voluntarily recall all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and, ice cream sandwiches. A random sample collected at Whole Foods in Lincoln by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture contained listeria monocytogene, an organism that can cause serious infections in people with weakened immune […]

Nebraska hits peak of spring turkey hunting season

This is a great time for turkey hunters. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says we are entering what he calls the “magic window”. He says the last week in April and the first week of May is the best spring turkey hunting of all. Wagner says, “Hens are just starting to nest […]

Homestead Monument generates $2.4M in economic activity

A report produced by the National Park Service estimates the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice generates $2.4 million in economic impact. Homestead Monument Superintendent Mark Engler says that 69,156 people visited the monument last year. “Good for us to remember that as we can grow visitation and attendance, not only at Homestead but […]

Death investigation complete on an 8 year old Fremont girl

Fremont police completed their investigation in the tragic death last month of an 8 year old Fremont girl.   After Eva Imus was injured at home, Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott says a babysitter was driving her to the hospital when the vehicle was involved in an accident. He says Eva was then put into another […]

Manhunt underway after Holdrege shooting

A gunman is said to be on the loose following an overnight shooting in Holdrege, which left one man in critical condition. The Nebraska State Patrol and Phelps County Sheriff’s Department describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a tattoo on his neck. He’s believed to have been wearing dark pants and a navy […]