LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska farmers are making good progress in the state's wheat harvest thanks to recent dry weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 79 percent of Nebraska's winter wheat crop had been harvested, which is only slightly behind the average of 83 percent. About 74 percent of the state's corn crop remains in good or excellent condition. The USDA says 72 percent of the soybean crop is also in good or excellent condition.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged another man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Omaha man. Nineteen-year-old Jaquez Clifton has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Authorities say Clifton shot and killed 59-year-old Frank Sanders at his home on July 20. Another man, 24-year-old Absalom Scott, also faces a first-degree murder charge in the case. Twenty-nine-year-old Rico Larry has been charged with being an accessory to felony murder.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€? Additional federal aid is being made available to Nebraska for areas affected by recent severe weather. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the money will supplement state and local recovery efforts for areas affected in early June by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. Federal funding is available for emergency work in Burt, Butler, Cass, Hamilton, Holt, Nemaha, Pawnee, Polk, Rock, Thurston, Valley, and Washington counties.
WISNER, Neb. (AP) - The small northeast Nebraska town of Wisner has hired its first city administrator. Wisner hired Al Vacanti to be its city administrator, clerk and treasurer. He's replacing Barb Rabe who has been clerk and treasurer for nearly 26 years.
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