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French leader still hopes to sway US on climate

French President Emmanuel Macron says he isn't about to quit trying to convince President Donald Trump to reverse himself on his decision to exit the climate accords - and thinks he will succeed. Macron said ahead of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that "I deplore the American dec

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 20:09:00

Nebraska to withhold voter data from Trump panel for now

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska's secretary of state says he will continue to withhold voting data from President Donald Trump's election commission until he gets more information about how the data will be used and kept secure. Secretary of State John Gale raised several concerns Tuesday in a lette

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 19:07:00

Nebraska city sees uptick in unlicensed youths driving

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) -- An eastern Nebraska county is seeing more juveniles driving without a proper driver's license or permit. Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl tells the Columbus Telegram that there have been 10 to 15 such cases so far this year. One involved a 14-year-old who crashed into a tre

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 18:40:00

Trump tells the UN: North Korean leader 'is on a suicide mission'

President Donald Trump, in his first address to the United Nations, derided Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader, as a "rocket man" on Tuesday and warned that he "is on a suicide mission." "If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph," Trump said, as he detailed the hor

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 17:28:00

More than two million computers affected by CCleaner hack

Hackers have now targeted a type of PC cleaning software. Security researchers and Piriform said hackers compromised CCleaner in a sophisticated attack that affected over two million computers. CCleaner deletes unneeded files and web browser caches to keep windows computers free of junk. But hackers

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 14:12:00

Lost Hurricane Wedding Rings? Few details from jeweler just days before ceremony

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (WOWT) - Just days before her wedding a Council Bluffs woman fears her rings may be gone forever. Mackenzie Hoppens said she trusted her engagement ring and wedding band with Kay Jewelers but they are telling her Hurricane Irma may have played an unexpected role in their disapp

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 12:53:00

City officials stress the importance of the essential air service program

As work continues to find a replacement for PenAir, city officials are stressing how important it is to have a good air provider for North Platte. North Platte currently has six bids from air carriers to replace PenAir as the essential air service provider for the region. City Administrator Jim Hawk

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 02:28:00

Internet community bands together to resurrect fan-favorite rivalry trophy and support charities

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The $5 Bits of Broken Chair trophy has returned. Through a collaborative effort between supporters of the University of Nebraska and the University of Minnesota, the fan-favorite trophy has been brought back to life with an added purpose; to raise funds for both the Team ack Foundat

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 01:58:00

Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion Pentagon budget. The measure sailed through the chamber, 89-8, even though lawmakers have yet to agree on a plan for waiving restrictions imposed by a six-year-old law to control government spending. The

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-19 01:11:00

Man gets prison term in another man's death by hypothermia

TRENTON, Neb. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to at least 50 years in prison in connection with the death of another man who had been left in a rural area of southwest Nebraska and died of hypothermia. The Nebraska attorney general's office says 25-year-old John R. Leahy was sentenced Monday in Hi

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 23:42:00

Maria intensifies into Category 4 hurricane

MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Maria has intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm as it bears down on the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday the storm is growing in strength as it approaches land. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the island of Dominica on Monda

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 23:05:00

Lexington man killed in crash in Kansas

LYON COUNTY, Kan. -- A Lexington man is dead after a crash Monday morning in Kansas. Lyon County, Kansas deputies located a vehicle in a ditch near the 500 block of West Highway 50 at 3:57 a.m., Monday. The driver was identified as Michael D. Happel of Lexington. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 22:35:00

54 Nebraska employers, 34 communities win wellness awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Fifty-four Nebraska employers and 34 communities have won accolades for offering wellness programs to their employees. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the winners Monday of the Governor's Wellness Award. Ricketts says the businesses recognized are "putting people first" and creati

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 19:42:00

Teacher uses experience of becoming US citizen to teach students

OAKLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) -- Joanne White was recently teaching her second graders about the Constitution -- a document that means a great deal to her. "Sharing my love for this country and if they can love their country as much as I love their country, it's all worth it," said White. She and her h

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 19:02:00

Man who restores tractor has collection like no other

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - In the back woods of DeFuniak Springs, Florida sits a collection like no other. It is said to possibly be the largest restored tractor collection in the world. "So I spent my spare time over those 43 years in the shop [re]doing old tractors," said Dr. James Shep

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb largest in the country

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- Thousands dedicating their weekend to the fallen firefighters of 9/11, at the largest stair climb in the U.S. "For all those people to come out and remember something that was a huge impact on our country, heard 16 years ago, still remembering it, it's just amazing to see,

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 17:42:00

Man pulled from Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. - Omaha Fire and Rescue pulled one man out of the Missouri River Monday morning. According to Acting Battalion Chief Chris Langlois the man, in his 30s, went to the hospital in critical condition. He said it's possible the man has life threatening injuries. Omaha Fire originally got the

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 17:15:00

Family searches for soldier who made kind gesture to son

NEWPORT, Ohio (WTAP) -- Back on Sept. 8, 5-year-old Carter and his dad stopped at the speedway gas station in Belpre, Ohio. Little did they know a military sergeant, a position Carter has always looked up to, was also making a stop at the same station. "And so I noticed the soldier standing there a

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-09-18 16:57:00

Meet your neighbor: Dawn L. Scott

Dawn L. Scott always has a smile on her face for customers who walk into the Kwik Stop where she works. "Miss Dawn," as most people call her, has been working for the convenience store chain for two decades. "I started with Kwik Stop when I was 22 and I'll be 43 next month," Scott said. "I've been w

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-19 08:00:00

A new adventure: Bed-and-breakfast open outside NP

Joyce McNeil is an adventurer who loves to try new things. She recently opened Li'l Bit Country Cabin, a bed-and-breakfast hidden away in a very accessible location near North Platte. "It was just perfect with the cabin, so then it was just a matter of cleaning up the yard, which hadn't been done fo

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-19 08:00:00