Platte Institute: Nebraska Tax Rates Higher Than Rivals

OMAHA  – U.S. Census Bureau data show that taxpayers in Nebraska face significantly higher tax rates and tax burdens on income and property per person than in states to which Nebraska is losing i... Read More

DES MOINES (AP) — The past two weeks have been wet across much of Iowa, officials say, with the statewide average rainfall total nearly double the normal amount. In an update on water conditions Monday, the Iowa Department of Natural R... Read More

AUBURN - Auburn Mayor Scott Kudrna told Nemaha County commissioners July 16 that a water feature in the courthouse yard could help build commerce in the Southside business district. Mayor Kudrna said the feature would be designed with the input ... Read More

Two Florida men, both members of the same bicycle club, were victims of separate accidents while participating in RAGBRAI, the annual bicycle ride across Iowa. James A. Foley, 67, of Middleburg, Florida, became the ride’s second victim when he w... Read More

PLATTSMOUTH, NE - The community of Plattsmouth will take center stage when eight legion baseball teams come to town for the Class B State Tournament Saturday, July 30th through Wednesday, Aug. 1st. It is the first time the town has hosted the do... Read More

HAMBURG – The Fremont County Sheriff’s office arrive to find a live hand grenade. On July 26 a real estate agent reported finding the grenade while cleaning the property.  A family member of the agent looked at the grenade and determined it w... Read More

OMAHA - A conservative think tank from Omaha said July 13 that five states — Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Iowa — are Nebraska’s top economic competitors. The Platte Institute for Economic Research said it will study those states’ ... Read More

YANKTON, SD (KTIV) - Yankton Police say a suspicious package found at a bank robbery was not dangerous. Authorities continue their search for an individual who robbed the Wells Fargo on 2nd and Cedar Streets around five Tuesday afternoon. Polic... Read More

AUBURN - Motorists driving on highway 75 north of Auburn can expect some delays. The Nebraska Department of Roads is scheduled to begin road work between 6th Street in Auburn to 1 mile north of Auburn. Motorists will need to watch for a 45 mph spee... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - Evelyn Boyd of Nebraska City encourages growers to share their bounty of blossoms at the Otoe County Fair. Boyd, an accredited flower show judge who has been showing at fairs for over two decades, said the growing season did its pa... Read More

SYRACUSE - The garden and crops show at the Otoe County Fair provides opportunities to evaluate the growing season this year and promote farmers for years to come. Dylan Vela, the 10-year-old grandson of Don Wheatley, entered four stalks of field ... Read More