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Norfolk Police Investigate Gas Station Card Skimming

Norfolk Police Investigate Gas Station Card Skimming

Authorities say card skimmers have been been found at four Norfolk gas stations in what police are calling a "criminal enterprise".

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.

Digital Citizenship and Safety Presentation

Digital Citizenship and Safety Presentation

Norfolk Public Schools will be teaching students and the public about how to be safe online in a presentation on Tuesday.

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.

Norfolk Card Skimmers Update

Norfolk Card Skimmers Update

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

Police say skimming devices placed on Norfolk gas pumps

Police say skimming devices placed on Norfolk gas pumps

Authorities are advising northeast Nebraska residents to be aware when paying for gas at the pump.

Democratic congressional candidate says Fortenberry can be beat

Democratic congressional candidate says Fortenberry can be beat

Babs Ramsey is one of two Democrats vying for the seat held by the District 1 Representative since 2004.

Norfolk man missing from community correctional facility

Norfolk man missing from community correctional facility

Authorities say Jamie Bear left for work release on Friday and didn't come back.

Nebraska Democrats Gather for State Committee

Nebraska Democrats Gather for State Committee

Nebraska Democrats gathered in Norfolk on Friday to discuss the state of the party.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Black Hawk Demonstration Held in Norfolk

Black Hawk Demonstration Held in Norfolk

Northeast Nebraska first responders got a chance to learn more about something they don’t normally see.

Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk Gets National Recognition

Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk Gets National Recognition

Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its quality care.

Winter Weather Advisory for to Affect Eastern Nebraska

Winter Weather Advisory for to Affect Eastern Nebraska

It looks like eastern Nebraska will see a wintry start to the weekend.

Ricketts: $500 Million in Property Tax Relief Over Next Three Years

Ricketts: $500 Million in Property Tax Relief Over Next Three Years

One day after state lawmakers unveiled their property tax relief plan for 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts has put his on the table.

Fifty-one student-athletes named Fall Academic All-Region

Fifty-one student-athletes named Fall Academic All-Region

Northeast Community College student-athletes continue to excel on the court and in the classroom as 51 were named Fall Academic All-Region on Tuesday.

Stanton Mustangs Win Double Overtime Thriller Over Plainview

Stanton Mustangs Win Double Overtime Thriller Over Plainview

The Stanton Mustangs played with grit and determination on Tuesday night, coming from behind to defeat the Plainview Pirates in a double overtime thriller.

Stanton Girls Use Offensive Firepower To Defeat Plainview

Stanton Girls Use Offensive Firepower To Defeat Plainview

The Stanton Mustangs utilized a fast start and hot shooting to defeat the Plainview Pirates on Tuesday night.

Lawmakers Propose 15% Property Tax Solution

Lawmakers Propose 15% Property Tax Solution

Try this on for size.

A 15 percent cut in the property taxes you pay to your school district.

Multi-Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic

Multi-Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic

A multi-vehicle accident in Norfolk is slowing traffic for the evening commute.

Macy Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Macy Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

A Macy man has been sentenced to federal prison for sexual abuse of a minor.

Winnebago Tribe to Receive Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant

Winnebago Tribe to Receive Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant

A Nebraska Indian tribe is getting a federal boost in the fight against youth suicides.

Youth Philanthropy Contest Gives Kids a Chance to Make a Difference

Youth Philanthropy Contest Gives Kids a Chance to Make a Difference

The Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska is encouraging young people from Kindergarten to age 25 to think about how they can make our community a better place by participating in the 2020 Youth Philanthropy Contest.

Norfolk Mayor is running for re-election

Norfolk Mayor is running for re-election

Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning is seeking a second term in office.

Wayne School Board Accepts Resignation Of Dennis Dolliver

Wayne School Board Accepts Resignation Of Dennis Dolliver

The Wayne School Board has officially accepted the resignation of Junior High Principal and Athletic Director Dennis Dolliver.

Downtown Norfolk Buildings Utilizing Solar Energy

Downtown Norfolk Buildings Utilizing Solar Energy

Solar energy is becoming more and more common in the US, and the same can be said for the City of Norfolk.

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson will stay with NPS

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson will stay with NPS

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson announces she will be staying with Norfolk Public Schools.

Vigil Held for Ashlea Aldrich

Vigil Held for Ashlea Aldrich

Members of the Nebraska Native American community gathered in Lincoln for a vigil in remembrance of 29-year-old Ashlea Aldrich, who died in Macy on January 7th.

Norfolk Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

Norfolk Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

A Norfolk man has been arrested for domestic assault and child abuse after police say he pushed a woman and smashed her cell phone.

Norfolk Administrator named Superintendent of Palmyra School District

Norfolk Administrator named Superintendent of Palmyra School District

Mike Hart takes over for the retiring Rob Hanger

Madison County Fair announces entertainment lineup

Madison County Fair announces entertainment lineup

The Madison County Fair is diversifying its entertainment lineup this year.

Nebraska energy plant ordered to pay unpaid landfill bills

Nebraska energy plant ordered to pay unpaid landfill bills

A northeastern Nebraska renewable energy plant has been ordered to pay $32,531 to a landfill for failing to pay for waste services.

Nebraska's Crowded Prisons Hit Federal Courtroom

Nebraska's Crowded Prisons Hit Federal Courtroom

Nebraska's prisons, which are bulging at the seems, are front and center in an Omaha federal courtroom today (Monday).

Requests for early ballots can be submitted in January

Requests for early ballots can be submitted in January

The Nebraska Secretary of State's office says requests for early ballots can be submitted as early as next week.

Workshops scheduled on safely completing prescribed burns

Workshops scheduled on safely completing prescribed burns

Workshops have been scheduled across the state on completing safe and effective prescribed fires.

Missing Stanton Boy Found Safe

Missing Stanton Boy Found Safe

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says a missing Stanton boy has been found safe.

Moenning Elected to National League of Cities Small Cities Council

Moenning Elected to National League of Cities Small Cities Council

A northeast Nebraska mayor has been selected to be part of a group looking at growing small towns nationwide.

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Nebraska voters who want to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary election can request their ballot as early as next week.

Nebraska high school athletes support Children's Hospital and Medical Center through game performances

Nebraska high school athletes support Children's Hospital and Medical Center through game performances

TEKAMAH, NE - In the Summer of 2018, Oakland-Craig and current Peru State football player Garrison Dodge and his father Donnie had an idea to turn sports statistics into charity.

Norfolk Fire Crews Respond to Chimney Fire

Norfolk Fire Crews Respond to Chimney Fire

Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews responded to a chimney fire in Norfolk Thursday night.

Talk of Threats, Ex-Husbands, Suspicious Checks Marked Town 'Hero's' Arrest

Talk of Threats, Ex-Husbands, Suspicious Checks Marked Town 'Hero's' Arrest

We are learning more and more details in the arrest of fired Pilger Village Clerk Kimberly Neiman; details surfacing in lengthy court records examined by News Channel Nebraska.

Man awaiting sentencing says he's ready to be executed

Man awaiting sentencing says he's ready to be executed

A Nebraska man awaiting sentencing for killing and dismembering a 24-year-old Lincoln woman says he's ready to be executed.

Sheriff’s Office gets recognition on Police Appreciation Day

Sheriff’s Office gets recognition on Police Appreciation Day

Stanton first graders under the care of elementary teacher Logan Evans made a special trip to the Sheriff’s office on Thursday during Police Appreciation Day.

Authorities Investigate Death of Macy Woman

Authorities Investigate Death of Macy Woman

Authorities in Northeast Nebraska are investigating the death of a Macy woman.

South Sioux City Pursuit Leads to Arrest

South Sioux City Pursuit Leads to Arrest

One person is in custody after a police pursuit and car accident that ended in South Sioux City early Thursday morning.

Fired Clerk, Town 'Hero,' Faces More Criminal Charges

Fired Clerk, Town 'Hero,' Faces More Criminal Charges

More bad news today for the former Pilger Village Clerk who was arrested yesterday.
Kimberly Nieman—once hailed as a hero in the aftermath of twin tornadoes that leveled the town in 2014— is now facing a total of 17 criminal charges.

Semi-SUV Accident Near 13th & Prospect

Semi-SUV Accident Near 13th & Prospect

Fire and Rescue crews were on the scene of a vehicle accident in Norfolk Wednesday afternoon.

'Freak accident' in Stanton County sends family to hospital

'Freak accident' in Stanton County sends family to hospital

Authorities say a freak accident on Highway 275 in Stanton County could have been much worse.

Video Update: Town 'Hero' Arrested

Video Update: Town 'Hero' Arrested

The former Pilger Village Clerk—once hailed as a hero in the aftermath of twin tornadoes that leveled the town in 2014— has been arrested and is facing several counts of theft some dating back to 2006.

Fired Clerk, Once Hailed as Town's 'Hero,' Arrested

Fired Clerk, Once Hailed as Town's 'Hero,' Arrested

The former Pilger Village Clerk, once hailed as a hero in the aftermath of twin tornadoes that leveled the town in 2014, was arrested today charged with several counts of theft some dating back to 2006.

Northeast Community College's new president hopes new position is destination of career's journey

Northeast Community College's new president hopes new position is destination of career's journey

NORFOLK, NE - As a new decade gets underway, Northeast Community College’s new president has officially started her new role.

Authorities searching for missing Stanton teen

Authorities searching for missing Stanton teen

The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding an at-risk missing teenager.

Bacon: Soleimani Killing 'Perfect'

Bacon: Soleimani Killing 'Perfect'

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian army leader, Omaha Congressman Don Bacon is defending the killing and sees no need to tie the president’s military hands.

150k Powerball Ticket Sold in Pierce; Expires in March

150k Powerball Ticket Sold in Pierce; Expires in March

A $150,000 lottery ticket sold in Pierce still hasn't been claimed.

Sasse Ripped by Fellow GOP Senator

Sasse Ripped by Fellow GOP Senator

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse getting a school-yard smack-down from an unlikely source—a fellow Senate Republican.

Key Lawmaker Wants to End Tax 'Trick'

Key Lawmaker Wants to End Tax 'Trick'

As state lawmakers return to Lincoln tomorrow continuing to search for answers to Nebraska's property tax problem, one key lawmaker wants to end what she calls a tax "trick."

Construction of Pierce East Levee Bridge Delayed Until Fall 2020

Construction of Pierce East Levee Bridge Delayed Until Fall 2020

The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced that the scheduled construction of the Pierce East Levee Bridge over the North Fork of the Elkhorn River has been delayed from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020.

Comedy festival again awarded grant

Comedy festival again awarded grant

A northeast Nebraska comedy festival is getting a boost from the Nebraska Arts Council.