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‘Long road ahead’: Lincoln woman recovering after being attacked with brick
‘Long road ahead’: Lincoln woman recovering after being attacked with brick

Wrong place, wrong time — that’s how it went for Victoria Masters late at night on Friday, June 14, near 17th and Sumner streets.

Beauty through brushstrokes: Artists paint along the Niobrara

Beauty through brushstrokes: Artists paint along the Niobrara

Paint Along the Niobrara River is a four day event near Valentine, Nebraska.

We Care for Kids says strides still need to be made for affordable childcare

We Care for Kids says strides still need to be made for affordable childcare

We Care for Kids 2024 report underscores a growing need for affordable child care in Nebraska.

County finds no fault with gravel pit site

County finds no fault with gravel pit site

BRONSON -- The Cheyenne County Commissioners recently reviewed the Conditional Use Permit for a sand and gravel pit operated by Turner Landscaping.

Biden immigration moves hit NE Senate race

Biden immigration moves hit NE Senate race

This week Biden announced an executive order providing legal status to undocumented people who are married to U.S. citizens. Their children are also included. To qualify, a person must have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years.

Otoe Kids Club 'changing the culture'

Otoe Kids Club 'changing the culture'

County board uses keno funds after commissioner pays half for new playground equipment

Boomfest planning means trail closure in Norfolk

Boomfest planning means trail closure in Norfolk

A portion of the Skyview Lake trail will be shutting down in preparation for the annual fireworks display

Norfolk Economic Development Director wins Local Professional of the Year

Norfolk Economic Development Director wins Local Professional of the Year

NORFOLK - An economic leader in northeast Nebraska is being recognized statewide for her efforts. Norfolk Economic Development Director Candice Alder was named the 2024 Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) Local Professional of the Year, at NED

UPDATE: Sheriff identifies victims in fatal Grand Island rest stop stabbing

UPDATE: Sheriff identifies victims in fatal Grand Island rest stop stabbing

One person has died after authorities say he was stabbed during an attempted robbery at an Interstate 80 rest stop.

Multiple agencies assist with Box Butte County grass fire

Multiple agencies assist with Box Butte County grass fire

Several fire departments, including Cheyenne County's fire departments, responded to a mutual aid call for a grass fire in south Box Butte and north Morrill County June 18.

Initial approval given to Southeast Community College budget

Initial approval given to Southeast Community College budget

Final budget approval is expected in September

Southeast Community College jumps CEO pay 10-percent, in new contract

Southeast Community College jumps CEO pay 10-percent, in new contract

Compensation negotiating team looked at progress of the school and comparison to other CEOs of community colleges, along with national reputation

Grand Island sets special election for economic development district on August 13

Grand Island sets special election for economic development district on August 13

A special election will take place in August in Grand Island that could help fund a development within the city's Good Life District.

Grand Island announces nearly $4 million in workforce housing funds

Grand Island announces nearly $4 million in workforce housing funds

More workforce housing projects are underway in Grand Island.

Bequette: Nebraska City excited about jobs, economic impact of Goodlife Agriculture

Bequette: Nebraska City excited about jobs, economic impact of Goodlife Agriculture

Half of loan could be forgiven if job targets are met

Hall County Commissioners vote to issue $40 million in bonds for courthouse project

Hall County Commissioners vote to issue $40 million in bonds for courthouse project

Hall County will issue bonds to pay for a major renovation and expansion to the county's 120-year-old courthouse.

Stothert: McDonnell 'does not get under my skin'

Stothert: McDonnell 'does not get under my skin'

One year ago, a poll said 68 percent of Omaha voters oppose the streetcar, 19 percent are for it and 13 percent unsure. It’s a poll that, according to the mayor, is just not true.

Sandhills Energy breaks ground on solar collection facility

Sandhills Energy breaks ground on solar collection facility

City and company officials broke ground on the future solar energy collection facility in northeast Sidney today. The facility is expected to be online by early 2025.

The Afterburn Podcast

The Afterburn Podcast

Here's what you missed - or want to relive again - on The Burn, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 987 The Big Boy, thebigboy987.com, the free News Channel Nebraska app and you can tell Alexa to "play 987 The Big Boy."

From John Wayne’s stuntman to rich ranchers: Grant County’s history recognized

From John Wayne’s stuntman to rich ranchers: Grant County’s history recognized

Grant County's rich history is being recognized with a new roadside historical marker.

Beatrice Public Schools new facility nearing occupancy

Beatrice Public Schools new facility nearing occupancy

A more modern and secure learning environment is on the way, for the youngest Beatrice students.

Housing development concepts examined by Beatrice officials

Housing development concepts examined by Beatrice officials

Plans could add several single family homes and duplexes on two sites that would no longer have school buildings

Former Lincoln residents embarking on epic cross-country run to raise awareness about grief

Former Lincoln residents embarking on epic cross-country run to raise awareness about grief

A family is embarking in a journey across the nation to raise awareness about grief. 

Sheriff: nobody injured after shots fired during mental health crisis

Sheriff: nobody injured after shots fired during mental health crisis

A Gibbon woman is now in emergency custody after authorities say she fired several shots near a road.

7th annual Suicide Awareness Poker Run draws crowd

7th annual Suicide Awareness Poker Run draws crowd

The 7th annual Suicide Awareness Poker Run was held June 15 beginning in downtown Sidney, looping into Colorado before ending the day in Chappell. Proceeds support local suicide awareness programs.

Two Grand Island officers injured in Friday night altercation

Two Grand Island officers injured in Friday night altercation

Two officers are recovering from injuries after police say a man fought them in Grand Island.

Martin launches its first farmers market

Martin launches its first farmers market

The market will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 3-6 p.m. at the Martin City Park.

Man who died in downtown Lexington was homeless, likely died from fall

Man who died in downtown Lexington was homeless, likely died from fall

Authorities are releasing more information about a body found in a downtown alley of a Central Nebraska city.

History of the American flag celebrated by the Elks Lodge 1894

History of the American flag celebrated by the Elks Lodge 1894

The Sidney Elks Lodge 1894 celebrated the history of the American flag Friday June 14, 2024. Joined by DOES with a demonstration of the folding of the flag and the meaning of each fold.

Mammoth bones found in Cherry County on display in Valentine

Mammoth bones found in Cherry County on display in Valentine

Mammoth bones that were unearthed in the Sandhills are now on display in Valentine.

Omaha Take Steps raises more than $100,000 for Crohn’s and colitis research

Omaha Take Steps raises more than $100,000 for Crohn’s and colitis research

Patients with IBD are hoping every step taken on Saturday morning at Werner Park was a step towards a cure.

Authorities arrest North Platte man after hours long standoff

Authorities arrest North Platte man after hours long standoff

An hours-long standoff Friday evening in North Platte resulted in the arrest of North Platte resident Marshall Gallegos.

Nebraska State Patrol Graduates 69th Recruit Class

Nebraska State Patrol Graduates 69th Recruit Class

Thirteen new Nebraska State Troopers are ready to hit the road in service to the people of Nebraska.

Grand Island City Council to consider calling special election for tax incentive within Good Life District

Grand Island City Council to consider calling special election for tax incentive within Good Life District

Grand Island City Council members will soon be presenting a resolution that could transform the city for years to come. 

Taking the oath to become new United States citizens

Taking the oath to become new United States citizens

People from several countries become new citizens on Friday

Property taxes and tornadoes: Dozens won't pay, more expected

Property taxes and tornadoes: Dozens won't pay, more expected

As News Channel Nebraska first reported, following the Arbor Day storms you do not have to pay property taxes on homes levelled by the tornadoes, not long ago you would have.

Creating future leaders in Cheyenne County

Creating future leaders in Cheyenne County

Sidney - Leadership Cheyenne County held its graduation at Beans and Steams Coffee House Thursday Jun 13. The class is through the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce. Emily Thomas has headed the class for the last six years.

State Fair books Los Huracanes Del Norte as replacement act

State Fair books Los Huracanes Del Norte as replacement act

The Nebraska State Fair is filling a vacant spot in its lineup created by a tour cancellation.

6 Regions, 1 Nebraska meeting scheduled for June 24 in Gering

6 Regions, 1 Nebraska meeting scheduled for June 24 in Gering

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen's Office, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced in May the new 6 Regions, One Nebraska initiative.

Autopsy scheduled after body found in downtown Lexington alley

Autopsy scheduled after body found in downtown Lexington alley

The Lexington Police Department is investigating after finding a body in an alley.

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

When Jeffrey Gold begins his presidential tenure on July 1, he hopes to distinguish himself in one key area: the duration of his term. 

Beatrice City officials to examine concepts for future use of elementary school properties

Beatrice City officials to examine concepts for future use of elementary school properties

City council work session will review potential plans for Paddock Lane and Lincoln Elementary school properties

Sidney's Downtown Sounds to feature six bands this summer

Sidney's Downtown Sounds to feature six bands this summer

A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Another concern, not necessarily new but certainly heightened, human trafficking.

California driver cited for motor vehicle homicide after crash near Elm Creek

California driver cited for motor vehicle homicide after crash near Elm Creek

A California man is dead after he was thrown from a vehicle which crashed Wednesday on Interstate 80 between Overton and Elm Creek.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage stops in Sidney

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage stops in Sidney

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passed through Sidney June 13 on its way to Indianapolis, Ind.

Turtle fence protects rare turtle species in the Sandhills

Turtle fence protects rare turtle species in the Sandhills

Volunteers in the Sandhills are repairing turtle fences damaged by flooding, severe weather and car crashes.

The Quilted Truck highlights 'a special place'

The Quilted Truck highlights 'a special place'

Mural artists offer metaphor for endurance, community

Renovated waterfall, dedicated at Beatrice Chautauqua Park

Renovated waterfall, dedicated at Beatrice Chautauqua Park

Area had been inactive for several years, until a private-public effort revived it

Blue Valley Community Action offers scholarship for child care costs

Blue Valley Community Action offers scholarship for child care costs

The child care industry is in a tough spot. 

Shaq coming to Lincoln for DJ set

Shaq coming to Lincoln for DJ set

He's known as one of the greatest big men ever to play in the NBA, but now he's coming to Nebraska to show off a different skill. 

Makerspace, new businesses bring hope for former ‘Skid Row of the Plains’

Makerspace, new businesses bring hope for former ‘Skid Row of the Plains’

Art has replaced alcohol at one of the once-notorious buildings in this dusty village on the Nebraska-South Dakota border.

Beatrice Board of Public Works recommends study of possible local electric generation

Beatrice Board of Public Works recommends study of possible local electric generation

Board asks for city council approval of a consultant study

Pillen announces $845K grant for Museum of Nebraska Art expansion

Pillen announces $845K grant for Museum of Nebraska Art expansion

Gov. Jim Pillen announced an $845,000 shovel-ready grant for the Museum of Nebraska Art on Wednesday.

Kearney City Council approves future housing project

Kearney City Council approves future housing project

More than 36 acres of land are set to be transformed into housing units and commercial buildings in a central Nebraska city.

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

The Sandhills are known for world-class golf courses, but in north-central Nebraska you’ll also find another unique type of golfing experience—a sand green course.

‘A new generation’: Peregrine falcon chicks return, hatch atop Nebraska State Capitol

‘A new generation’: Peregrine falcon chicks return, hatch atop Nebraska State Capitol

A trio of peregrine falcon chicks — the first to hatch atop the Nebraska State Capitol in eight years — received ankle bands Wednesday that will aid in tracking, research and conservation.

Number of truckloads down....tonnage higher, in this year's Beatrice large-item collection

Number of truckloads down....tonnage higher, in this year's Beatrice large-item collection

Overall collection was about five percent lower than last year

Mutual Tower: Going up

Mutual Tower: Going up

When finished at 677 feet the Mutual Tower will be the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.

City Council OKs Chamber contract

City Council OKs Chamber contract

The Sidney City Council approved continuing its agreement with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce in the June 11 city council meeting.

KWBE celebrating 75 years of broadcasting, June 12th

KWBE celebrating 75 years of broadcasting, June 12th

Station was among the first in the Midwest to operate its own live, weather radar

One dead in accident near Madison

One dead in accident near Madison

One person was pronounced dead and two others were injured in an accident near Madison.

Haz Mat crews respond to train derailment of synthetic rubber product

Haz Mat crews respond to train derailment of synthetic rubber product

tanker reportedly slid into Wolf Creek south of Union

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

The Sidney City Council approved a one-year agreement with Placer.ai. Data provided by Placer could be used to track movement in public events or retail centers. It does not record personal identity information.

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

SCOTTSBLUFF -- One person died when a motorcycle and a Subaru Outback collided at the intersection of East 27th Street and Highway 26 today.