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Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

The nation's drug addiction crisis has been turning in a deadly new direction with more Americans struggling with meth and cocaine.

Nebraska Regent Hawks Says He Won't Seek 4th Term On Board

Nebraska Regent Hawks Says He Won't Seek 4th Term On Board

A University of Nebraska Board of Regents member has decided not to seek another six-year term. Howard Hawks made the announcement Monday.

Plattsmouth Reforms Cemetery Authority

Plattsmouth Reforms Cemetery Authority

Cemetery board loses "governing" authority

Ace Rent-to-Own Expanding Showroom At Former Thurman's Bike & Sport Location

Ace Rent-to-Own Expanding Showroom At Former Thurman's Bike & Sport Location

Lyn Leach tells city council he is excited for more space and better visibility

Clearwater Woman Wins $200,000 In Lottery

Clearwater Woman Wins $200,000 In Lottery

A Clearwater woman has won big from the Nebraska Lottery.

High Schools & Colleges Take Part In Robotics Competition At Wayne State

High Schools & Colleges Take Part In Robotics Competition At Wayne State

High school and college teams from across Nebraska gathered at Wayne State on Monday for the annual NECC-WSC Robotics Competition Series.

Sidney-based Adams Industries receives Foreign Trade Zone approval

Sidney-based Adams Industries receives Foreign Trade Zone approval

SIDNEY, NE - A Sidney-based company recently received foreign-trade zone approval and they’re hopeful it provides a boost to the area.

State senator files for re-election

State senator files for re-election

Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard made it official Monday.

Importance of diversity in education stressed at MLK Day event

Importance of diversity in education stressed at MLK Day event

The Pan Africans of Northeast Nebraska hosted the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Day celebration Monday morning.

Armed Kearney man arrested following overnight standoff

Armed Kearney man arrested following overnight standoff

Kearney Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he barricaded himself inside his garage.

19 babies born to 19 NICU nurses in the same unit in 2019

19 babies born to 19 NICU nurses in the same unit in 2019

The year 2019 is leaving an impact on the Methodist Women's Hospital, specifically in the NICU.

Norfolk Card Skimmers Update

Norfolk Card Skimmers Update

Norfolk Police have released more details on the card skimmers at several Norfolk gas stations.

Longtime SCC Coach Bill Campbell Retiring...Former Star Player Picked to Head Golf Team

Longtime SCC Coach Bill Campbell Retiring...Former Star Player Picked to Head Golf Team

Former star Southeast Community College golfer named Head Coach, for the Storm

Hitchcock County man arrested for child enticement

Hitchcock County man arrested for child enticement

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Technical Crimes Division have arrested a Palisade man for child enticement by electronic device.

Free Speech For Student Journalists Bill Advances

Free Speech For Student Journalists Bill Advances

A bill protecting free-speech rights of students journalists has once again been introduced in the legislature, and has won first-round approval.

Worthman Arraigned On Drug Charge, Preliminary Hearing Set

Worthman Arraigned On Drug Charge, Preliminary Hearing Set

Box Butte County Public Defender Jon Worthman was formally arraigned Friday afternoon in Scotts Bluff County Court on a felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits Council Bluffs

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits Council Bluffs

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg stopped in Council Bluffs Saturday night to discuss policy, caucuses, and local issues with Nebraska and Iowa voters.

NPPS increases pay for substitute teachers

NPPS increases pay for substitute teachers

Substitute teachers for the North Platte Public Schools will see a boost in pay after the district's Board of Education approved the increase at their meeting this week.

Broken Bow swears in new Mayor

Broken Bow swears in new Mayor

Rod Sonnichsen was sworn in as the new Broken Bow Mayor during a ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

LPD responds to firearm threat at McDonalds

LPD responds to firearm threat at McDonalds

Lincoln police are investigating a firearm threat that took place at a McDonald's restaurant on Sunday.

The search for a Beaver City man scaled back

The search for a Beaver City man scaled back

The search for a missing Furnas County man has been scaled back according to The Furnas County Sheriff's Office.

Jefferson County authorities arrest three on drug charges Sunday

Jefferson County authorities arrest three on drug charges Sunday

All parties are currently housed at the Jefferson County Jail and are awaiting bond.

Skier dies at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

Skier dies at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

A missing skier who was found in trees next to an intermediate run at Winter Park was pronounced dead at the resort's base area.

Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers

Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers

A state lawmaker who has fought for years to restrict human trafficking in Nebraska is now trying to hit traffickers in the wallet with a proposed sales tax on dating and escort services.

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

A 16-year-old Colorado boy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy on Facebook.

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Federal authorities say an Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha.

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

Want to try your hand at waterfowl or turkey hunting, but leery of the expense of buying blinds and decoys? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a solution.

Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

The Nebraska State Patrol says a winter storm that raked the state Friday snarled traffic for hundreds of drivers and caused at least one death on Interstate 80.

Two men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Two men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Authorities in central Nebraska say two Elwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty.

Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested

Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a Nebraska man involved in a fight with a sheriff's deputy who fired shots at him has been arrested.

Game and Parks delays consideration of Lake McConaughy camping changes

Game and Parks delays consideration of Lake McConaughy camping changes

The proposed plan calls for changes to camping regulations to "help ensure public safety and address over-crowding and over-burdened infrastructure."

Columbus drivers say main roads okay following snow

Columbus drivers say main roads okay following snow

The National Weather service said Columbus got up to three inches of snow in some areas Friday.

Scam artist impersonating Madison County Deputy

Scam artist impersonating Madison County Deputy

Madison County's sheriff issues pointed warning to scammer pretending to work for the MCSD.

Community leaders meet to relaunch Western Nebraska Economic Development group

Community leaders meet to relaunch Western Nebraska Economic Development group

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE - Several panhandle community leaders took the first step Thursday to reviving a once-dormant group as they met to restart the Western Nebraska Economic Development group.

Governor Ricketts Wraps Up Townhall Tour

Governor Ricketts Wraps Up Townhall Tour

Governor Pete Ricketts reviews State of the State Address at Beatrice townhall meeting

USDA Announces High-Speed Broadband Investment for Rural Nebraska

USDA Announces High-Speed Broadband Investment for Rural Nebraska

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $5.7 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure to improve rural e-connectivity in three Nebraska counties.

Snow tapers in Norfolk by mid-afternoon, more snow expected in the evening

Snow tapers in Norfolk by mid-afternoon, more snow expected in the evening

Freezing rain has continued throughout the day, creating slippery conditions for drivers and pedestrians.

Wayne Snow Update

Wayne Snow Update

High winds are blowing snow around to create near whiteout conditions in some areas in Wayne.

Jail Searches Result In Meth Charges

Jail Searches Result In Meth Charges

State contends that meth was found in wallet and purse during booking searches

Beaver City man still not located, search area expanded

Beaver City man still not located, search area expanded

The Furnas County Sheriff's Office is still searching for 78-year-old Larry Hardenbrook, who was last seen Tuesday.

Madison County Sheriff Urges Caution on Roads

Madison County Sheriff Urges Caution on Roads

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is advising motorists to drive drive safe and use caution during the latest winter storm hitting northeast Nebraska.

Snow, freezing rain rake eastern Nebraska on Friday

Snow, freezing rain rake eastern Nebraska on Friday

A winter weather system moving across the country is dropping snow, sleet and freezing rain on eastern Nebraska.

101 Pounds Of Pot Seized By Police

101 Pounds Of Pot Seized By Police

Lincoln Police took more than 100 pounds of pot off the streets Thursday morning.

Man cited for interfering with firefighters

Man cited for interfering with firefighters

Lincoln Police cited a 28-year-old man for interfering with firefighters after burning and melting grapes, plastic, and other items in his apartment.

Omaha experiences snow covered streets

Omaha experiences snow covered streets

The Omaha metro area is dealing with the latest round of snowfall.

Ice and snow falling in Fremont

Ice and snow falling in Fremont

Residents in Fremont are getting a little bit of everything weather-wise Friday.

Albion Declares Snow Emergency

Albion Declares Snow Emergency

The City of Albion has declared a snow emergency starting January 17th, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. and will be in effect until further notice.

Nebraska Game and Parks Seeking Info on Swan Death

Nebraska Game and Parks Seeking Info on Swan Death

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information on the unlawful killing of a swan in North Platte.

Singing Supt. is Back

Singing Supt. is Back

The singing superintendent is back with another school closing announcement.

Lincoln expects up to 3 inches and 50mph wind gusts

Lincoln expects up to 3 inches and 50mph wind gusts

Our snow coverage continues today as we check in with Brandon Aksamit who has the latest from Lincoln.

Hastings man not guilty in 2018 machete assault case

Hastings man not guilty in 2018 machete assault case

A jury cleared a Hastings man in connection with a June 2018 case involving a machete and a girlfriend.

Death Penalty Hearing Scheduled for Trail

Death Penalty Hearing Scheduled for Trail

An aggravation and mitigation hearing to determine if Aubrey Trail will receive the death penalty or life in prison has been scheduled for mid-June.

Lincoln woman missing since November

Lincoln woman missing since November

Justine Miller, 36 years old, was reported missing by family on November 19th, just after 9pm.

Blizzard warning issued for northeast Nebraska

Blizzard warning issued for northeast Nebraska

4-6" of snow expected, along with potentially a tenth of an inch of ice and 50 mph winds.

Denver officials won't hand over information sought by ICE

Denver officials won't hand over information sought by ICE

Denver officials on Thursday said they would not hand over information requested by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on four men wanted for deportation.

Kearney officials OK permit for gravel pit despite concerns

Kearney officials OK permit for gravel pit despite concerns

Officials have approved a permit that will allow a Hastings company to operate a gravel pit just east of Kearney despite objections from some neighbors.

Ex-city manager may temporarily lead Scottsbluff government

Ex-city manager may temporarily lead Scottsbluff government

Scottsbluff's former city manager likely will temporarily return to oversee city operations while officials look to permanently fill the position.

Snow, wintry mix impacting travel across Nebraska

Snow, wintry mix impacting travel across Nebraska

A wave of severe winter weather is moving through eastern Nebraska.

Eighteen-Year-Old Beatrice Man Draws Probation, for Possessing Stolen Firearms

Eighteen-Year-Old Beatrice Man Draws Probation, for Possessing Stolen Firearms

Young defendant receives four-year probation term for possessing stolen firearms, taken from Beatrice home

NE Game and Parks hosts open house to discuss proposed changes to Lake McConaughy

NE Game and Parks hosts open house to discuss proposed changes to Lake McConaughy

OGALLALA, NE - Possible changes to Lake McConaughy have caught the attention of several people. During a Game and Parks Commission open house to discuss these changes, many voiced their concerns.

Artist uses snow as canvas for massive geometrical designs

Artist uses snow as canvas for massive geometrical designs

Simon Beck is an artist with a unique canvas: snow.

Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer's guns

Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer's guns

A judge has denied a petition to seize the guns of a police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old which was sought by the teen's mother under Colorado's new red flag law.

Red flag petition filed against officer in fatal shooting

Red flag petition filed against officer in fatal shooting

A woman whose son was killed by Colorado State University police in 2017 is trying to have the guns of one of the officers involved confiscated under the state's new red flag law.

Rep. Liz Cheney to stay in House, decline Wyoming Senate run

Rep. Liz Cheney to stay in House, decline Wyoming Senate run

Rep. Liz Cheney has decided to stay in the House rather than run for the Senate in her home state of Wyoming.

Wyoming lawmakers to consider switch to daylight saving time

Wyoming lawmakers to consider switch to daylight saving time

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has recommended providing $400,000 to fund an in-state call center for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Nebraska State Patrol: 3 traffic stops lead to 4 arrests

Nebraska State Patrol: 3 traffic stops lead to 4 arrests

The Nebraska State Patrol says three traffic stops along Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska just hours apart netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs and fraudulent credit cards and led to the arrests of four people.