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Wisner-Pilger girls, boys sweep Lutheran High Northeast in Tip Off Classic
Wisner-Pilger girls, boys sweep Lutheran High Northeast in Tip Off Classic

The Wisner-Pilger Gators were hungry and chomped their way to a pair of victories on Thursday night against the Lutheran High Northeast Eagles in Norfolk.

Dune: The Pet of the Week

Dune: The Pet of the Week

If you’re interested in adopting Dune, you can contact the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska at 402-750-4665.

Wayne State's Taya Beller, Maggie Brahmer named D2CCA All-American First Team

Wayne State's Taya Beller, Maggie Brahmer named D2CCA All-American First Team

One day after being named AVCA First Team All-Americans, Wayne State sophomore middle hitters Taya Beller and Maggie Brahmer added one more post-season honors to their long list Thursday.

Meeting for Benjamin Ave update set for December 14

Meeting for Benjamin Ave update set for December 14

The City of Norfolk announced there will be a meeting for an update on the Benjamin Ave. and First St. construction. 

Mickey Joseph arrested for alleged assault, strangulation

Mickey Joseph arrested for alleged assault, strangulation

Mickey Joseph has been arrested on charges of Strangulation and 3rd Degree Domestic Assault.

Charlotte's Crusaders help wage the war against breast cancer

Charlotte's Crusaders help wage the war against breast cancer

A northeast Nebraska group is doing what they can to help those battling cancer.

'We've Got You Covered' is helping local communities stay warm and fed

'We've Got You Covered' is helping local communities stay warm and fed

A northeast Nebraska radio station is making sure local residents are fed during the holiday season.

O'Neill man found guilty of child abuse

O'Neill man found guilty of child abuse

An O'Neill man was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death last Wednesday. 

Water break on Benjamin Ave. may lead to discolored water

Water break on Benjamin Ave. may lead to discolored water

The City of Norfolk released a noticed Wednesday morning that there was a water main break on Benjamin and some may see discolored water. 

Laurel quadruple homicide suspect has case bound over to district court

Laurel quadruple homicide suspect has case bound over to district court

The suspect in a quadruple homicide case in northeast Nebraska is now headed to district court after waiving a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Business is booming: Norfolk business has busy day despite heavy snowfall

Business is booming: Norfolk business has busy day despite heavy snowfall

Captivating Windows by Magnolia's experienced a busy day Tuesday despite snow and road conditions

Norfolk man leaves $40,000 to Northeast Community College for nursing scholarships

Norfolk man leaves $40,000 to Northeast Community College for nursing scholarships

A love for nursing and a desire to help young people prompted a Norfolk man to include a nursing scholarship at Northeast Community College in his estate planning.

Snow has made its way to northeast Nebraska

Snow has made its way to northeast Nebraska

A winter storm has made its way to northeast Nebraska with low visibility conditions. 

Norfolk man arrested for alleged assault with trash can

Norfolk man arrested for alleged assault with trash can

Around 6:15 p.m., Norfolk Police said they responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of West Bluff Avenue.

NPD makes meth arrest

NPD makes meth arrest

Around 2:50 p.m., Norfolk Police said they saw a man they recognized that had three active arrest warrants. 

Rhule officially introduced, preaches hard work, building toughness within program

Rhule officially introduced, preaches hard work, building toughness within program

The Nebraska Football program turned over a new leaf, introducing Matt Rhule as the 31st head coach in program history.

McCarthy wins recount, defeats challenger Steiner retaining Ward 4 Council seat

McCarthy wins recount, defeats challenger Steiner retaining Ward 4 Council seat

Incumbent Andrew McCarthy defeated challenger Zach Steiner to retain his spot on the Norfolk Ward 4 Council.

Little Red Hen Theatre helps spread holiday cheer with Christmas show next weekend

Little Red Hen Theatre helps spread holiday cheer with Christmas show next weekend

A theatre in northeast Nebraska is helping spread some holiday cheer.

Wayne State men rally for 89-87 win at Eckerd College in Florida

Wayne State men rally for 89-87 win at Eckerd College in Florida

The Wayne State men’s basketball team overcame a 20-point first half deficit and 58 percent shooting by host Eckerd College as the Wildcats rallied in the second half for a 89-87 victory over the Tritons.

WSC women storm back from 24 down and win at Colorado Mesa 62-59

WSC women storm back from 24 down and win at Colorado Mesa 62-59

Wayne State College rallied from a 46-22 deficit early in the third quarter as the Wildcats stormed back to shock host Colorado Mesa 62-59 Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn-Airport Thanksgiving Women’s Basketball Classic in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Nebraska reports 13th case of avian influenza in flock of 1.8M birds

Nebraska reports 13th case of avian influenza in flock of 1.8M birds

The state has reported another case of avian flu in a commercial flock.

Small Business Saturday gives local businesses the spotlight

Small Business Saturday gives local businesses the spotlight

It was an important weekend for smaller businesses around the country. Saturday marked ‘Small Business Saturday’ as the annual day encouraging shoppers to check out their local shops and appreciate what they do for the community.

Vehicle crash that led to heavy smoke around area sends one to hospital

Vehicle crash that led to heavy smoke around area sends one to hospital

Fire crews in Norfolk spent Saturday morning responding to a car crash that led to heavy smoke filling the area.

Palmer won't return to Nebraska, announces plans to pursue NFL draft

Palmer won't return to Nebraska, announces plans to pursue NFL draft

Nebraska's single season receiving yards record holder will not return to Huskers. 

3-pointers carry Wayne State men past Tampa 72-63

3-pointers carry Wayne State men past Tampa 72-63

Wayne State sank 13 3-pointers and held off a late Tampa rally to down the Spartans 72-63 Friday evening at the Eckerd Thanksgiving Classic Men’s Basketball Tournament in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Small businesses in downtown Norfolk also benefit from Black Friday

Small businesses in downtown Norfolk also benefit from Black Friday

National stores weren't the only places enjoying a heavy influx of customers on Black Friday.

Winside HS students build shelters for community cats this winter

Winside HS students build shelters for community cats this winter

'It's the difference between life and death for a few cats in town...' said Emma Burris-Janssen.

Northeast Livestock Judging Team raising travel funds with annual Classic Steer and Heifer Show

Northeast Livestock Judging Team raising travel funds with annual Classic Steer and Heifer Show

A community college in northeast Nebraska is holding a livestock show this weekend.

Wildcats blast Fort Lewis behind career-high 37 points from Zacharias

Wildcats blast Fort Lewis behind career-high 37 points from Zacharias

Lauren Zacharias scored a career-high 37 points as the Wayne State women’s team dominated Fort Lewis 90-60 on Friday in Colorado.

Elsmere rancher named Northeast's Agceptional Woman of the Year

Elsmere rancher named Northeast's Agceptional Woman of the Year

An advocate for agriculture in Nebraska has been recognized for her contributions to the industry.

Waterfowl death at Lewis & Clark State Recreational Area leads to advisory

Waterfowl death at Lewis & Clark State Recreational Area leads to advisory

A mass waterfowl death at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area in northeast Nebraska has prompted state officials to urge caution to potential visitors.

'Rage Room' in Norfolk provides an opportunity to release stress

'Rage Room' in Norfolk provides an opportunity to release stress

Owner Bryce Schmitz said it's a place where everyone can come and let off some steam.

Offer made for new superintendent for South Sioux City school district

Offer made for new superintendent for South Sioux City school district

The South Sioux City Community School District has extended an offer to Dr. Rony Ortega to serve as the new superintendent. 

Nebraska Created helps ease Christmas shopping list and boost local-businesses

Nebraska Created helps ease Christmas shopping list and boost local-businesses

One northeast Nebraska business is now open to help your holiday shopping, and also help your local Nebraska-owned businesses.

Four Wildcats earn AVCA regional recognition; Kneifl, Beller earn top honors

Four Wildcats earn AVCA regional recognition; Kneifl, Beller earn top honors

Wayne State College placed four players on the 2022 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-Central Region Team announced Wednesday morning.

FYRA gives an update on Battle Creek alternatives

FYRA gives an update on Battle Creek alternatives

FYRA engineering gave a brief update on the alternative option study for the Battle Creek Watershed

Americarts project at former sale barn facility potentially in jeopardy

Americarts project at former sale barn facility potentially in jeopardy

Americarts announced Tuesday that it is no longer in a purchase agreement with the owners of the Livestock Sales Barn property.

LENRD directors discuss recent article about nitrates and drinking water

LENRD directors discuss recent article about nitrates and drinking water

The general manager of the LENRD addressed a recent article written about nitrates' effects on drinking water in Nebraska.

Northeast Nebraska teen found

Northeast Nebraska teen found

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for missing 15-year-old Deztinee Bare from Hoskins.

Norfolk's Hometown Holidays Festival

Norfolk's Hometown Holidays Festival

Norfolk held its annual Hometown Holidays Festival Tuesday night. 

Wayne State football lands seven players on Academic All-District Team

Wayne State football lands seven players on Academic All-District Team

Seven Wayne State College football players were named Tuesday to the CoSIDA/College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Football Team. Student-athletes have to maintain a minimum 3.50 grade point average to earn the honor.

Remington: The Pet of the Week

Remington: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Remington, you can contact the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska at 402-750-4665.

Four Wayne State volleyball players earn Academic All-District honors

Four Wayne State volleyball players earn Academic All-District honors

Four Wayne State College volleyball players were named to the 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team announced Tuesday.

Norfolk man accused of making threats with knife

Norfolk man accused of making threats with knife

A 29-year-old Norfolk man is facing felony charges after an arrest early Wednesday morning.

Multiple-vehicle accident slows down Norfolk traffic Tuesday evening

Multiple-vehicle accident slows down Norfolk traffic Tuesday evening

A pickup truck could be seen in the middle of the road missing its back end and flipped over. Another car that sustained minor damage to its front was in the process of being towed.

'It's heartbreaking': Norfolk Area Pride talks about Club Q

'It's heartbreaking': Norfolk Area Pride talks about Club Q

Norfolk Area Pride discusses how the tragedy at Club Q has affected the LGBTQ+ community of Norfolk and how to move forward.

Zoning change opens opportunity for proposed apartments in Norfolk

Zoning change opens opportunity for proposed apartments in Norfolk

A zoning change has opened an opportunity for a new apartment to come to downtown Norfolk.

Recount approved for Ward 4 in Norfolk

Recount approved for Ward 4 in Norfolk

A recount of votes for a northeast Nebraska city council race will take place on Monday.

Temporary stop signs and no parking zone in Norfolk

Temporary stop signs and no parking zone in Norfolk

Concerns of traffic flow and navigation have led to temporary changes to Norfolk's roads.

Wayne State's Jordan Janssen named NSIC South Division Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Wayne State's Jordan Janssen named NSIC South Division Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Jordan Janssen of Wayne State College was announced Monday morning as the Northern Sun Conference Men’s Basketball South Division Player of the Week.

WSC's Bohn nominated for Harlon Hill Trophy

WSC's Bohn nominated for Harlon Hill Trophy

Wayne State College quarterback Nick Bohn is among 48 football players to be nominated for the 2022 Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II College Football Player of the Year.

NSP increasing patrols statewide to keep roads safe Thanksgiving weekend

NSP increasing patrols statewide to keep roads safe Thanksgiving weekend

Law enforcement agencies around Nebraska are in for a busy holiday weekend.

Norfolk man dies in accident near Battle Creek

Norfolk man dies in accident near Battle Creek

Authorities in northeast Nebraska responded to a single-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a Norfolk man. 

Norfolk officials encourage citizens to take part in Small Business Saturday

Norfolk officials encourage citizens to take part in Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a national event to help encourage people to shop small, local businesses. 

NPD: Madison man arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

NPD: Madison man arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

A traffic stop in northeast Nebraska led to arrest for alleged cocaine possession on Sunday.

Northeast Community College graduate recognized as PTK New Century Scholar

Northeast Community College graduate recognized as PTK New Century Scholar

A graduate of Northeast Community College has been recognized nationally for her work in and out of the classroom.

Northeast SAC members earn regional campus promotion honors; qualify for nationals

Northeast SAC members earn regional campus promotion honors; qualify for nationals

Members of the Student Activities Council (SAC) at Northeast Community College have been recognized for their promotion activities across the college over the past year.

Wayne State men down UNK 77-67

Wayne State men down UNK 77-67

Senior forward Jordan Janssen scored 25 points and senior guard Nate Mohr added 21 as the Wayne State men’s basketball team defeated Nebraska-Kearney 77-67 Saturday afternoon at the UNK Health and Sports Center.

Aschoff, Price inducted into Northeast Community College Alumni Hall of Success

Aschoff, Price inducted into Northeast Community College Alumni Hall of Success

Northeast Community College has honored two individuals for career success and achievement following graduation from the institution.

Widener named vice president at Northeast Community College

Widener named vice president at Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College has named Dr. Charlene Widener as its new vice president of educational services.

#2 Wayne State ends season with 3-1 loss to #7 St. Cloud State in NCAA Central Region semi-finals

#2 Wayne State ends season with 3-1 loss to #7 St. Cloud State in NCAA Central Region semi-finals

Wayne State ends the season at 30-3, winners of the NSIC regular season title for the first time in school history.  It's just the fourth time in school history that a Wildcat volleyball team has won 30 games in a season.

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

On a chilly Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska fell to Wisconsin 15-14, spoiling senior day for the Big Red.

Norfolk native making name for himself in competitive weightlifting

Norfolk native making name for himself in competitive weightlifting

Norfolk native Hunter Bowers recently competed in the World Hex Bar Deadlift Championships in Minnesota and was named world champion for ages 18 and under.

Wildcats fall to Minnesota State in NCAA Division II football playoffs

Wildcats fall to Minnesota State in NCAA Division II football playoffs

Wayne State took a 3-0 lead in its NCAA Division II playoff game at Minnesota State, but the Wildcats were unable to overcome 26 straight points by the Mavericks in a 26-3 opening round loss.

Wayne State opens NCAA Central Regional with sweep of Harding

Wayne State opens NCAA Central Regional with sweep of Harding

Wayne State advances to the NCAA Central Regional semi-finals to face No. 5 seed and 7th-ranked St. Cloud State Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.