Nebraska supporters of the proposed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline met in Norfolk. The group "Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence" held a pipeline safety seminar. Group members said the pipeline is key to future infrastructure in America. A former director of the Pipeline Safety Administration told the group that the U.S. has aging roads and bridges and that there are 2.6 million miles of oil pipeline running through the country.
Spencer, Iowa has a new police chief. The Mayor announced Monday the appointment of Interim Police Chief Mark Warburton to the spot of full time Chief. Warburton has been serving as the interim chief since April 1 when he took over for Chief Mark Lawson.
Northeast Nebraskans are stepping up to help a young man who's living with Muscular Dystrophy. Tyson Freeman, 21, needs the help of friends and family to perform every day tasks. What he really loves is hunting and the outdoors. It can be hard for Tyson to get around to hunt, so he's hoping to get an Action TrackChair, a wheelchair designed for the outdoors. The special chair costs between $13,000 and $15,000, but a fundraising campaign is underway to help Tyson pay for it. You can find more about Tyson's Fundraiser on our website, ktiv.com.
Construction is scheduled for the Sioux City Children's Museum. Work will begin in August after the project will be bid out on June 30. Because of structural issues, the building that currently sits on the site will be demolished. Fundraising efforts have brought in $6 million, but museum officials hope to raise an extra million to pay for programming and future exhibits. The museum is scheduled to open next year.
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