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Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform
Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Governor Jim Pillen to call special session sometime between mid-July and the start of the new school year

Madison teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Madison teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Court documents allege the incident happened after a recent graduation party

Nebraska State Colleges Award Multi-Activity Scholarships

Nebraska State Colleges Award Multi-Activity Scholarships

Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges awarded the Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Scholarship to twelve high school students at the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) State Soccer Championships.

Fire causes more than $50,000 in damage to Norfolk home

Fire causes more than $50,000 in damage to Norfolk home

The Norfolk Fire Division estimated $75,000 in damages to a home in Norfolk after a fire on Saturday morning.

After 5 years without drinkable water, Santee asks: When will our tap water be safe?

After 5 years without drinkable water, Santee asks: When will our tap water be safe?

Kameron Runnels watches, frustrated, as a pair of Santee tribal members move a pallet of water bottles with a borrowed forklift.

Two 100-year-old World War II veterans, born on the same day, meet

Two 100-year-old World War II veterans, born on the same day, meet

Both Jim Black and Gerry Schumacher served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and were stationed in Guam at the same time.

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is encouraging Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' savings plans to help you pay for post-secondary education.

Summer reading program unveils new, more flexible format

Summer reading program unveils new, more flexible format

Enrollment for Norfolk's summer reading program is underway

Northeast Nebraska Primary Election Results 2024

Northeast Nebraska Primary Election Results 2024

Here are the current results for the primary elections in the northeast Nebraska area.

Voter ID Laws now in effect, no difference in turnout

Voter ID Laws now in effect, no difference in turnout

With Tuesday being election day for the state of Nebraska, some minor differences make the voting process slightly different for citizens.

Procession escorted by Norfolk Police for fallen deputy

Procession escorted by Norfolk Police for fallen deputy

A procession escorted by Norfolk Police was held for an off-duty deputy who passed away last week in a tragic accident

New Norfolk apartment complex holds groundbreaking ceremony

New Norfolk apartment complex holds groundbreaking ceremony

The Foundry Apartments will be a 178-unit complex, located on the north end of Big Red Restaurant and Sports Bar near Highway 275.

Great American Comedy Festival announces full Saturday Gala lineup

Great American Comedy Festival announces full Saturday Gala lineup

The event will feature five comedians headlined by comedy legend Frank Caliendo.

NECC building collapses in downtown Norfolk

NECC building collapses in downtown Norfolk

A building in downtown Norfolk has collapsed. This happened around 1:00 p.m. near 7th Street and Norfolk Avenue. 

Apartment evacuation finds one dead in Norfolk

Apartment evacuation finds one dead in Norfolk

One person is dead after a northeast Nebraska apartment had to be evacuated for carbon monoxide.

Sunset Plaza Mall T.I.F. bond approved for $3.5 million

Sunset Plaza Mall T.I.F. bond approved for $3.5 million

The Norfolk Community Development Agency held a rather large, but brief, discussion in regards to a tax increment funding project on Monday night. 

Great American Comedy Festival returning to Norfolk

Great American Comedy Festival returning to Norfolk

The 2024 Great American Comedy Festival will feature two full night of laughs, with a Friday Comedy Showcase not to be missed.

Malawi-to-Nebraska pipeline changes lives, it also leaves students broke, homeless, lost, they say

Malawi-to-Nebraska pipeline changes lives, it also leaves students broke, homeless, lost, they say

The sisters were kicked out of Wayne State College a month into the semester because they had no money to pay tuition, room and board.

Neligh becomes Certified Local Government, looks to preserve historic sites

Neligh becomes Certified Local Government, looks to preserve historic sites

A town of just over 1,500 people is now one of only nine cities in Nebraska known as Certified Local Governments (CLG).

Flag ceremony honors veterans at loyalty day event

Flag ceremony honors veterans at loyalty day event

Despite some rain beforehand, a flag ceremony, the playing of Taps and the pledge of allegiance were all part of the event.

Woman charged with tampering in Bloomfield murders pleads not guilty

Woman charged with tampering in Bloomfield murders pleads not guilty

One of the suspects in the Bloomfield double homicide pled not guilty to one count of tampering with evidence.

Norfolk YMCA field house celebrates 5th year anniversary

Norfolk YMCA field house celebrates 5th year anniversary

Five years ago, the new addition to the Norfolk YMCA opened its doors to the public.

Child critically injured in Stanton County collision

Child critically injured in Stanton County collision

A six-year-old child was critically injured after a two-vehicle collision in Stanton County on Monday.

Storm safety tips, Nebraskans prepare for tornado season

Storm safety tips, Nebraskans prepare for tornado season

Storm season for the midwest has just begun. The state of Nebraska prepares for the upcoming 'tornado season'.

Hawks walk it off against the Redtails for Saturday sweep

Hawks walk it off against the Redtails for Saturday sweep

The Northeast Hawks came into Saturday on a 25-game losing skid, but none of it mattered with a doubleheader sweep of the Hawkeye Redtails on Saturday afternoon.

Norfolk business destroyed in Friday's storms, owners say it's 'heart-wrenching'

Norfolk business destroyed in Friday's storms, owners say it's 'heart-wrenching'

Two brothers in northeast Nebraska were left cleaning up the ruins of their business after the storms on Friday. 

Severe weather outbreak in eastern Nebraska, Friday afternoon

Severe weather outbreak in eastern Nebraska, Friday afternoon

Supercells drop hail, include funnel clouds and tornadoes

Alcohol compliance check finds three Norfolk businesses in violation

Alcohol compliance check finds three Norfolk businesses in violation

Norfolk Police said there was a significant reduction in alcohol violations during their last compliance check.

Norfolk police arrest man for domestic assault early Thursday morning

Norfolk police arrest man for domestic assault early Thursday morning

A Norfolk man was arrested after police say he assaulted a woman, pinning her arms down and preventing her from screaming.

Home sustains $100,000 worth of damages in fire

Home sustains $100,000 worth of damages in fire

No cause has been determined in a house fire in Norfolk on Wednesday afternoon.

One arrested and two cited following go-kart burglary

One arrested and two cited following go-kart burglary

Three people were in trouble with the law Tuesday after breaking into a storage building to get a go-kart

Northeast Community College rebrands with new logo, tagline

Northeast Community College rebrands with new logo, tagline

Northeast Community College unveiled a new brand, tagline, and logo for the college and the athletic department.

Stanton County Sheriff's Office swears in new Deputy

Stanton County Sheriff's Office swears in new Deputy

A new deputy has joined the Stanton County Sheriff's Office.

Resignation for Dixon approved in 3-1 vote

Resignation for Dixon approved in 3-1 vote

A search is underway for a new NPS board of education member following Lindsay Dixon's resignation.

Biden Administration awards $62M grant to Center of Rural Affairs

Biden Administration awards $62M grant to Center of Rural Affairs

The Biden Administration awarded a $62 million solar power grant to the state of Nebraska.

State Journalism hosted at Northeast Community College

State Journalism hosted at Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College is hosting State Journalism on Monday and Tuesday.

No injuries during weekend house fire in Norfolk

No injuries during weekend house fire in Norfolk

No one was injured Sunday after a house fire damaged a home in Norfolk.

Lincoln Southwest defeats Norfolk 1-0 to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

Lincoln Southwest defeats Norfolk 1-0 to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

The Silverhawks, after defeating the Lincoln Southeast Knights on Wednesday 3-2 (OT), traveled back up to Norfolk on Friday for a date with the Panthers, winning 1-0

Three non-profits in Nebraska gifted funds from billionaire

Three non-profits in Nebraska gifted funds from billionaire

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott gave $640 million to 361 non-profits across the country and three of the recipients were in Nebraska.

Union at Riverpoint project put on hold amid dispute

Union at Riverpoint project put on hold amid dispute

Developer Mark Otto has decided to table the project on First Street for the time being after citing a "toxic" environment.

New conference officially established in northeast Nebraska

New conference officially established in northeast Nebraska

The Greater Northeast Activities Conference (GNAC) will have its inaugural year for the 2024-25 school year.

Norfolk police arrest driver following traffic stop

Norfolk police arrest driver following traffic stop

Norfolk police have arrested a man after conducting a traffic stop early Thursday morning.

Norfolk named Runner-Up in Strongest Town Contest

Norfolk named Runner-Up in Strongest Town Contest

After weeks of competition, Norfolk fell just short of being named the winner in the 9th Annual Strongest Towns Contest.

Pierce High robotics team qualifies for international competition

Pierce High robotics team qualifies for international competition

Pierce High's robotics team has made the World VEX Championship for the second year in a row.

First responders conduct emergency drill at Norfolk water treatment plant

First responders conduct emergency drill at Norfolk water treatment plant

First responders are conducting an emergency drill in Norfolk Wednesday morning.

Power restored in Dixon, Dakota Counties

Power restored in Dixon, Dakota Counties

Power has been restored to Dixon and Dakota Counties.

Power outages reported across Dakota, Dixon Counties

Power outages reported across Dakota, Dixon Counties

As severe weather pushes through the area, numerous customers in northeast Nebraska are without power.

Tornado warning issued for Platte, Madison Counties

Tornado warning issued for Platte, Madison Counties

A tornado warning has been issued for Platte County and Madison Counties.

Discussion on Norfolk Ave continues despite projects tabling

Discussion on Norfolk Ave continues despite projects tabling

While a project for 105 E Norfolk Ave. has been tabled, it continues to dominate discussions at the Norfolk City Council.

Tornado warning issued for Stanton County

Tornado warning issued for Stanton County

A tornado warning has been issued for Stanton County.

Sunday night accident results in two deaths in Wayne County

Sunday night accident results in two deaths in Wayne County

Two people died from a two-vehicle accident in Wayne County on Sunday night.

Teen passes away following two-vehicle crash in rural Madison County

Teen passes away following two-vehicle crash in rural Madison County

One of three minors injured in a rural Madison County car accident has passed away.

Two teens injured in weekend crash near Lake Maskenthine

Two teens injured in weekend crash near Lake Maskenthine

Two teens were sent to the hospital following a crash near Lake Maskenthine.

Big hail a potential threat, to begin the week

Big hail a potential threat, to begin the week

Strong thunderstorms packing large hail could affect southeast, south-central, eastern and central Nebraska

Traffic study begins in northeast Nebraska

Traffic study begins in northeast Nebraska

A traffic study in Norfolk will slow down vehicles for the next three to four months.

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

The Nebraska State Patrol says the missing girl was found safe. The EMA is canceled.

Lindsay Dixon resigns from NPS Board of Education

Lindsay Dixon resigns from NPS Board of Education

Board member Lindsay Dixon has submitted her resignation from the NPS Board of Education.

City of Norfolk seeking volunteers for 7th annual 'Clean the Fork' Day

City of Norfolk seeking volunteers for 7th annual 'Clean the Fork' Day

The city of Norfolk is asking for volunteers to help clean up the community on Saturday, April 20.

Zoning change approved for Farmer's Pride fuel station

Zoning change approved for Farmer's Pride fuel station

A zoning change to allow a fuel station to advertise it's prices was approved Tuesday morning.

Partial street closure coming on S 4th Street in Norfolk

Partial street closure coming on S 4th Street in Norfolk

A portion of S 4th St. will be closed next week for a sanitary sewer installation.

Human Library tackles difficult subjects, teaches new perspectives

Human Library tackles difficult subjects, teaches new perspectives

Most people have been to a library before but rarely do they get a chance where the people become the book.

Iowa man cited following single vehicle crash

Iowa man cited following single vehicle crash

An Iowa man was cited on drug charges after being involved in a single vehicle car crash.

NPS approved $6.68 million middle school addition

NPS approved $6.68 million middle school addition

NPS has approved a project to bring a new addition to it's middle school building.

One dead following shooting in Schuyler late Sunday night

One dead following shooting in Schuyler late Sunday night

Schuyler Police have confirmed that one person is dead following a shooting that took place in Schuyler late Sunday night. 

Senator Robert Dover advocates for families amidst healthcare challenges, seeks additional term

Senator Robert Dover advocates for families amidst healthcare challenges, seeks additional term

Election year is upon the state of Nebraska as many officials both within and outside of the state will be elected to hold political office.