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Texas Man Arrested After Fatal Crash in Hitchcock County
Texas Man Arrested After Fatal Crash in Hitchcock County

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Texas man following a fatal crash in southwest Nebraska.

Commission approves race track license change from Hastings to Ogallala

Commission approves race track license change from Hastings to Ogallala

Developers have cleared a regulatory hurdle in their efforts to build a race track and casino in Ogallala.

Little Feet on the Farm hopes to be a conversation starter for families

Little Feet on the Farm hopes to be a conversation starter for families

Little Feet on the Farm is back for another year and is aiming to teach children about where their food comes from.

Trail on trial: A $15 million trail, paid for with federal dollars, is York leaders’ dream. Some residents think it’s a nightmare.

Trail on trial: A $15 million trail, paid for with federal dollars, is York leaders’ dream. Some residents think it’s a nightmare.

The city of York got $15.6 million from the federal government to built a hiking and biking trail that city officials have dreamt of for two decades. It seemed like a no-brainer, until it didn’t.

State 4-H programs continue to provide life skills experiences to Nebraska youth

State 4-H programs continue to provide life skills experiences to Nebraska youth

When carnival rides and food stands lie dormant in the mornings, 4-H programs are the sole heartbeat of county fairs, which do more than just show off animals.

Kimball School Board addresses firearms in school based on recent state legislature

Kimball School Board addresses firearms in school based on recent state legislature

The Kimball School Board recently discussed a sensitive topic - whether school employees should be allowed to carry a firearm.

NWS expects Central Nebraska to see severe weather Friday afternoon

NWS expects Central Nebraska to see severe weather Friday afternoon

The National Weather Service says severe weather is once again likely to strike Central Nebraska.

Following vandalism closure, Kearney’s Harmon Pool set to reopen Monday

Following vandalism closure, Kearney’s Harmon Pool set to reopen Monday

After being shut down for a week because of vandalism, the biggest outdoor pool in Kearney is set to reopen.

One person life-flighted from the scene of a DUI wreck

One person life-flighted from the scene of a DUI wreck

It happened Thursday evening at the Madison-Pierce County Line

Richardson County workers declare impasse

Richardson County workers declare impasse

Union report says county commissioners are on a union-busting campaign

Downtown Sounds

Downtown Sounds

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

Troopers Urge Slower Speeds as Summer Flies By

Troopers Urge Slower Speeds as Summer Flies By

High speeds are on the rise across Nebraska roadways. The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to slow down to keep all travelers safe.

Helmbrecht named Interim Dean

Helmbrecht named Interim Dean

Associate Professor Dr. Brittany Helmbrecht has been named the Interim Dean of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences at Chadron State College. Helmbrecht’s first day as interim dean is Aug. 5.

New GICC elementary school ready to welcome students

New GICC elementary school ready to welcome students

The new Catholic elementary school in Grand Island is one month away from opening its doors and everything is set for the school year.

Sidney church giving back to community

Sidney church giving back to community

The Well Church of Sidney is offering a day of service to residents of the Sidney area.

Dix man arrested on multiple charges

Dix man arrested on multiple charges

A Dix man was arrested on four charges July 17 by the Kimball County Sheriff's Office.

Humboldt man sentenced for criminal mischief linked to copper wire on irrigation pivots

Humboldt man sentenced for criminal mischief linked to copper wire on irrigation pivots

Investigators estimated damage in excess of $32,000

One person dies after train and van collide in east Kearney

One person dies after train and van collide in east Kearney

One person is dead after a train and van collided in east Kearney.

Two arrested after major drug busts in Kearney and Funk

Two arrested after major drug busts in Kearney and Funk

Two men are behind bars after major drug and gun busts in Central Nebraska.

Madison man sentenced to 57 months for fentanyl conspiracy and cocaine possession

Madison man sentenced to 57 months for fentanyl conspiracy and cocaine possession

Madison man sentenced for drug conspiracy.

How farmers keep cattle cool in summer heat

How farmers keep cattle cool in summer heat

The summer season brings a unique set of challenges for cattle farmers.

UNMC key player in national health disaster planning

UNMC key player in national health disaster planning

UNMC is chosen to spearhead plans for large scale health care crises such as COVID and Ebola.

Cheyenne County Fair offering busy week starting July 20

Cheyenne County Fair offering busy week starting July 20

The Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo is offering plenty of events for the public starting Saturday, July 20.

Uncorking success: Niobrara Valley Vineyards puts rural Nebraska on wine map

Uncorking success: Niobrara Valley Vineyards puts rural Nebraska on wine map

When you think of a thriving vineyard, rural Nebraska might not come to mind, but Niobrara Valley Vineyards is uncorking the potential of the region, proving you don't need to be in Napa Valley for a fine vintage.

Braydon Zink, Mud County on stage for second Downtown Sounds

Braydon Zink, Mud County on stage for second Downtown Sounds

Braydon Zink and Mud County will be taking the stage Friday, July 19, for the second of three Downtown Sounds concerts this summer. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Nebraska Governor, Revenue Committee Chair, talk of solving the 'crisis' of property taxes

Nebraska Governor, Revenue Committee Chair, talk of solving the 'crisis' of property taxes

Legislators return to the State Capitol for a special session, July 27th

Grand Island man sentenced for police chase, shutting himself in stranger’s bedroom

Grand Island man sentenced for police chase, shutting himself in stranger’s bedroom

A Grand Island man will spend a decade in prison for leading police on a chase and barricading himself inside a child’s room.

Manhattan man dies in NE Kansas collision

Manhattan man dies in NE Kansas collision

Pickup was attempted to pass when it collided with semitrailer truck

Kearney middle schoolers make, sell products via entrepreneurship summer class

Kearney middle schoolers make, sell products via entrepreneurship summer class

Middle school students in Central Nebraska are gaining experience as entrepreneurs.

City of Kimball moving forward with replacing City Park equipment

City of Kimball moving forward with replacing City Park equipment

The City Council approved the next step in remodeling the City Park.

New bus route expands transportation options in rural Nebraska

New bus route expands transportation options in rural Nebraska

This week Open Plains Transit made a big announcement--the first ever north-south intercity bus route through Nebraska’s midsection.

NWS issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

NWS issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather. Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cheyenne County.

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss his thoughts on Nebraska potentially returning to the prestigious Association of American Universities. 

Bellamy, Hoeft advance as district court judge nominees

Bellamy, Hoeft advance as district court judge nominees

The state is moving closer to filling a judicial vacancy in Central Nebraska.

Grand Island Fire Department gets pet oxygen masks thanks to donation

Grand Island Fire Department gets pet oxygen masks thanks to donation

A fire department in central Nebraska is now more equipped to help pets during a fire thanks to a donation from a local clinic.

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office issued a statement in response to the published opinion of Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers on LB20.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Logan County, Colo.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Logan County, Colo.

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Logan County in Northeast Colorado.

Sidney Garden Club hosting garden tour July 20

Sidney Garden Club hosting garden tour July 20

SIDNEY -- The 2024 Sidney Garden Club Tour is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Tickets can be purchased at the Living Memorial Gardens the day of the tour, and at the Sidney Public Library.

OPPD mutual aid shifts to Illinois

OPPD mutual aid shifts to Illinois

Nebraska power company returns to favor in storm recovery

Crosswalk light needing repairs

Crosswalk light needing repairs

SIDNEY -- The crosswalk light at the northeast corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Street is malfunctioning. The State of Nebraska is expecting to have it repaired in two to three days.

Skyview Lake celebrates 20 years since vital renovations

Skyview Lake celebrates 20 years since vital renovations

Skyview Lake received lake-saving renovations back in 2004.

Sheriff reports ATV fatality near Murray

Sheriff reports ATV fatality near Murray

Murray man killed when 4-wheeler rolls down embankment

Southeast Panhandle under marginal risk of severe weather

Southeast Panhandle under marginal risk of severe weather

Panhandle under "marginal risk" of severe weather. National Weather Service says moisture level could lead to severe thunderstorms.

Dog dies in Buffalo County house fire

Dog dies in Buffalo County house fire

A home in Central Nebraska is damaged after a fire that could have been started by lightning.

Minor injuries reported in two vehicle accident

Minor injuries reported in two vehicle accident

Authorities responded to two vehicles in the east ditch along Highway 19 near Lorenzo this morning.

GIPD says drunk teens kicked, threatened to kill officers

GIPD says drunk teens kicked, threatened to kill officers

Two teenage boys are facing charges in Grand Island after police say they were violent toward officers.

Grand Island Police Department fully staffed for first time since 2016

Grand Island Police Department fully staffed for first time since 2016

After many years of being understaffed, a central Nebraska police department is now fully staffed. 

Victim in private lake drowning identified

Victim in private lake drowning identified

The Norfolk Police Division has identified the victim who drowned in a private lake on Sunday. 

Falls City hopes to grow workforce 'organically'

Falls City hopes to grow workforce 'organically'

State chamber report advises Nebraska broadcasting itself as the most welcoming place in America for immigrants

Flores-Machado sentenced for burglary

Flores-Machado sentenced for burglary

Jose M. Flores-Machado was sentenced in Cheyenne County District Court to 36 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections on a burglary charge.

Fischer, Osborn track different Big Rail concerns

Fischer, Osborn track different Big Rail concerns

Osborn calling for passage of the Railway Safety Act; Fischer has introduced the Amtrak Transparency Act.

Solar-powered cars returning to the Homestead National Historical Park

Solar-powered cars returning to the Homestead National Historical Park

University teams will compete in a solar car cross-country event that goes through Nebraska

Valentine Public Library receives $10,000 donation

Valentine Public Library receives $10,000 donation

The Valentine Public Library is looking at expanding services after receiving a $10,000 donation.

First annual concert series features two free shows in Hastings

First annual concert series features two free shows in Hastings

Two Hastings businesses are organizing the first annual 'Downtown Summer Sounds' concert series, which features two free outdoor concerts. 

County, city law officers arrest three in search of Beatrice home

County, city law officers arrest three in search of Beatrice home

Search of a home along Market Street seizes drugs, a weapon and drug paraphernalia

One killed, another injured after train and semi collide in Dundy County, sheriff’s office says

One killed, another injured after train and semi collide in Dundy County, sheriff’s office says

One person was killed and another was injured after a train and semi collided near Highway 34 in Dundy County on Tuesday.

Stephens attends AASCU conference

Stephens attends AASCU conference

Austen Stephens, Dean of Student Affairs at Chadron State College, recently participated in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) in Washington DC this June.

Troopers Help Keep Roads Safe During Oregon Trail Days

Troopers Help Keep Roads Safe During Oregon Trail Days

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed three impaired drivers and three drivers under suspension from the roads in Scotts Bluff County during Oregon Trail Days.

New Kimball restaurant had successful first week open

New Kimball restaurant had successful first week open

A Colorado family has brought a new restaurant to Kimball - Heritage Cafe.

Man killed in fiery crash near Rushville

Man killed in fiery crash near Rushville

A 25-year-old man died in a fiery crash north of Rushville, Nebraska on Saturday.

Lightning injures man near Rushville, Nebraska

Lightning injures man near Rushville, Nebraska

Sheridan County Sheriff Jeff Brewer said that the man was sitting in a vehicle when he was struck by lightning.

Looking for a Nebraska staycation? New book has you covered

Looking for a Nebraska staycation? New book has you covered

If you’re looking for a staycation this summer, you don’t have to look far. A Nebraska author has released a new book titled, “100 Things to do in the Nebraska Sandhills Before You Die.”

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss where Nebraska fits into the state of higher education in the 21st Century and who he'd like to see helping lead NU's campuses in the future. 

Robinson sentenced on charges of Robbery, Senior Adult Abuse

Robinson sentenced on charges of Robbery, Senior Adult Abuse

Nathan Robinson, formerly of Dix, was sentenced July 15 in Cheyenne County District Court to minimum of 20 years with the Nebraska Department of Corrections for Robbery and Senior Adult Abuse.

Randall describes trauma of Great Dane attack

Randall describes trauma of Great Dane attack

Falls City council reviewing its dangerous dog ordinance