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Sen. Ricketts hosts briefing in Norfolk to discuss issues at southern border
Sen. Ricketts hosts briefing in Norfolk to discuss issues at southern border

U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts made a stop in Norfolk on Monday as part of his border briefing plan across the state.

Millard West wins first Class A state title over Bellevue West in nail biter

Millard West wins first Class A state title over Bellevue West in nail biter

Millard West took down Bellevue West 58-55 Saturday to win its first Class A state title in school history.

Pender uses smothering defense to win Class D1 Girls State Championship

Pender uses smothering defense to win Class D1 Girls State Championship

The Pender Pendragons defense held the Southern Valley Eagles to a season-low 25 points, and got a 16-point performance from Maya Dolliver to win their second consecutive State Championship Title.

McCool Junction falls in 1st round of state tournament for second straight year

McCool Junction falls in 1st round of state tournament for second straight year

The St. Mary's Cardinals held the McCool Junction Mustangs to only two points in the second quarter to advance to the semifinals of the NSAA state basketball tournament. 

Norfolk to compete in Strongest Town Contest

Norfolk to compete in Strongest Town Contest

Norfolk is one of 16 towns to compete in Strongest Town Contest next month.

Woman arrested after trespassing in Norfolk

Woman arrested after trespassing in Norfolk

A woman was arrested in Norfolk after trespassing Wednesday.

Strong winds increase risk of fire in Nebraska

Strong winds increase risk of fire in Nebraska

According to our accuweather forecast report, 35-45 mph wind gusts are moving to the southeast, pelting towns like Norfolk and the areas around it. 

Why Nebraskans are seeing sudden change in weather

Why Nebraskans are seeing sudden change in weather

The National Weather Service explains why the temperature has suddenly shifted back to the cold after days of warmth: Alberta Clipper.

Human trafficking awareness in Nebraska and how to stay safe

Human trafficking awareness in Nebraska and how to stay safe

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery and is happening all over Nebraska. It's a multi-billion-dollar operation that happens illegally.

Jeff Jensen looking to challenge Norfolk's Ward 3 council seat

Jeff Jensen looking to challenge Norfolk's Ward 3 council seat

Jeff Jensen announces candidacy for Norfolk Ward 3 council position.

Norfolk man arrested for third-degree domestic assault and child abuse

Norfolk man arrested for third-degree domestic assault and child abuse

A man is behind bars after police say he attacked a woman who was holding a child.

Investigators believe suspect entered Bloomfield bowling alley planning to kill two men

Investigators believe suspect entered Bloomfield bowling alley planning to kill two men

Authorities believe the Nebraska man accused of murdering two people in a small-town bowling alley entered the business planning to kill the men according to court documents.

St. Jude 2024 Radiothon kicks off with US92

St. Jude 2024 Radiothon kicks off with US92

A mission to raise money for children battling cancer is underway in Norfolk.

Victims identified, still no motive after double-homicide

Victims identified, still no motive after double-homicide

A small community in northeast Nebraska was rocked by a double murder and the motive behind it is still not clear following a press conference on Wednesday morning.

Salvation Army launches first ever boys and girls club in Norfolk

Salvation Army launches first ever boys and girls club in Norfolk

The Salvation Army of Norfolk has launched it's first ever boys and girls club.

Norfolk gets update on Parks Master Plan

Norfolk gets update on Parks Master Plan

The city of Norfolk got an update on a Parks Master Plan which aims to meet community park needs over the next ten years.

Boone Central and Battle Creek to face off in C1-8 Sub-District Final

Boone Central and Battle Creek to face off in C1-8 Sub-District Final

First overall seed Boone Central survived a battle with fourth seeded Ord, while second seeded O'Neill and third seeded Battle Creek traded punches back in forth until the Braves landed the final blow

NSP releases additional information on Bloomfield double-homicide

NSP releases additional information on Bloomfield double-homicide

The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of the suspects in Bloomfield's double-homicide. 

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

LINCOLN, NEB. — A state congressman is touting Nebraska as the best place in the country for law enforcement officers to live, and he's putting together a recruitment plan in the hopes of filling the state's current shortage. 

NSP investigates alleged double-homicide in Bloomfield

NSP investigates alleged double-homicide in Bloomfield

The Nebraska State Patrol says they are investigating an alleged double-homicide that happened in Bloomfield Tuesday morning. 

Stanton County Commissioners say no to CO2 pipeline

Stanton County Commissioners say no to CO2 pipeline

An over 2000-mile carbon pipeline will have to regroup after an eight-and-a-half-mile stretch was denied in Stanton County by the county commissioners on Tuesday.

Norfolk man dies in Douglas County accident on Sunday

Norfolk man dies in Douglas County accident on Sunday

A man from Norfolk died from a Sunday collision in Douglas County.

Police share advice for what to do when getting fake police call

Police share advice for what to do when getting fake police call

Officers in Nebraska share what to pay attention to if you think someone is pretending to be law enforcement over the phone.

Power outage at Central Park in Norfolk

Power outage at Central Park in Norfolk

Central Park in Norfolk will have the lights off for the next several weeks due to repairs.

Pierce's rally falls short in season-ending thriller against Ord

Pierce's rally falls short in season-ending thriller against Ord

For the Pierce Bluejays, it just wasn't enough as the Ord Chanticleers managed to stay alive with a 43-35 victory in the Class C1-8 Sub District first round on Monday night.

Norfolk Buddy Baseball giving those with disabilities a chance to play ball

Norfolk Buddy Baseball giving those with disabilities a chance to play ball

The Norfolk Buddy Baseball program is a league that's designed to help those with disabilities to be able to play the sport of baseball.

Norfolk Fire Department responds to small apartment fire

Norfolk Fire Department responds to small apartment fire

Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to a small apartment fire near 13th and W Benjamin Ave around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night. 

Founders Bar looks to honor Norfolk's past

Founders Bar looks to honor Norfolk's past

A new bar in Norfolk is looking to honor Norfolk's most important figures ranging from the city's first settlers to the larger than life icon Johnny Carson.

Wynot punches ticket to District Final after topping Humphrey-St Francis

Wynot punches ticket to District Final after topping Humphrey-St Francis

For the second straight season, Wynot wins the Class D2-6 Subdistrict and secures a bid to another District Final. And just like last season, the Blue Devils had to overcome the Humphrey-St Francis Flyers.

Madison City Council agrees to pay out former employee

Madison City Council agrees to pay out former employee

After back-and-forth conversations between council members and family members of former utilities superintendent Jim Lewis, Madison City Council voted 2-1 in favor of paying out Lewis’ contract with the city.

Nebraska's Mother of the Year talks about being a Mom

Nebraska's Mother of the Year talks about being a Mom

Angie Stenger has been named the 2024 Nebraska Mom of the year by American Mother Inc.

Big third quarter propels Hawks over Raiders in rivalry win

Big third quarter propels Hawks over Raiders in rivalry win

The Northeast CC Hawks snap a two game losing streak after defeating the Central CC Columbus Raiders at home 68-53

Hawks match highest point total of the season in blowout win over Raiders

Hawks match highest point total of the season in blowout win over Raiders

The highly anticipated "Battle for Highway 81" rivalry between Northeast CC and Central CC-Columbus saw pure dominance from the hometown Hawks

Flower Shops prepare for Valentine's Day rush

Flower Shops prepare for Valentine's Day rush

Flower Shops in Norfolk prepare for their biggest day of the year.

Norfolk Crush reaches new milestone on road towards completion

Norfolk Crush reaches new milestone on road towards completion

A project to get roads ready for a new soybean crushing plant in Norfolk is set to start in June, with a goal to be ready by August.

Arlt to remain Plainview superintendent on 5-1 vote, amid conditions

Arlt to remain Plainview superintendent on 5-1 vote, amid conditions

A decision has been made on the status of Dr. Darron Arlt as Plainview's superintendent.

UPDATE: Grain cleaned up, Highway 81 fully open

UPDATE: Grain cleaned up, Highway 81 fully open

A semi-truck was blocking northbound lanes of traffic along Highway 81 after tipping onto its side Monday.

Water main break in Norfolk, few days of Pasewalk as single-lane

Water main break in Norfolk, few days of Pasewalk as single-lane

A water main break has closed one lane of traffic on Pasewalk Ave. in Norfolk.

Students who like to ‘act up’ might find themselves at home in the Northeast theater program

Students who like to ‘act up’ might find themselves at home in the Northeast theater program

There are few things bigger in Adam Peterson’s life than his love of theater. That quickly becomes apparent when he starts to discuss the Northeast Community College theater program.

‘An inspiration to a lot of dancers’: Nebraskans help lead iconic Dallas Cowboys cheer team

‘An inspiration to a lot of dancers’: Nebraskans help lead iconic Dallas Cowboys cheer team

They get paid peanuts, work on nights and weekends and have been in the past subjected to some even worse treatment. And yet, two Nebraskans who are part of the iconic Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad wouldn't trade it for anything.

Samuel and Edward: Two boys, buried under misspelled headstones, at center of fight with US Army

Samuel and Edward: Two boys, buried under misspelled headstones, at center of fight with US Army

Five boys from northeast Nebraska got on a train bound for Pennsylvania, and the notorious Carlisle Indian Industrial School, more than a century ago.
Three never made it home.

Norfolk senior signs with Nebraska, excited to take next step in football career

Norfolk senior signs with Nebraska, excited to take next step in football career

Norfolk High senior Rowdy Bauer put pen to paper after signing with the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a walk-on on Wednesday.

Wisner man pleads not guilty to murder charge

Wisner man pleads not guilty to murder charge

Following his arraignment on Wednesday, Carl Ruskamp faces a life sentence for an alleged first-degree murder charge that occurred at a rural Wisner home back in 2022.

Supporters discuss their thoughts on Norfolk's public art

Supporters discuss their thoughts on Norfolk's public art

Art supporters are making their voices heard amid concerns of how public arts are being financed in Norfolk.

Lutheran High Northeast flies by Laurel-Concord-Coleridge for big bounce back win

Lutheran High Northeast flies by Laurel-Concord-Coleridge for big bounce back win

Lutheran High Northeast has had a tremendous season so far and it continued on Tuesday night with a home win over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge takes early lead the distance in win over Lutheran High Northeast

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge takes early lead the distance in win over Lutheran High Northeast

The LCC Bears improved on their already good season with another win, this time against the Eagles of LHNE

NSP investigating Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting

NSP investigating Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting

The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating a Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Two-vehicle accident in Wayne kills one, injures another

Two-vehicle accident in Wayne kills one, injures another

One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Wayne County.

Norfolk resident raises questions on how art should be purchased

Norfolk resident raises questions on how art should be purchased

A resident has raised concerns on how artwork should be purchased by the city of Norfolk.

Wingate family honored by city for helping with student lunch debt

Wingate family honored by city for helping with student lunch debt

Brooklyn, Lincoln, and heather Wingate were all recognized during Monday's city council meeting for raising $2000 for paying off student lunch debt.

City of Norfolk approved new projects for Johnson Park

City of Norfolk approved new projects for Johnson Park

With funding from ARPA grants the city of Norfolk will be getting new additions to Johnson Park as it's renovations continue.

Ice jams may cause flooding throughout parts of the state

Ice jams may cause flooding throughout parts of the state

Parts of Nebraska are under a hazardous weather advisory.

Pillen, University officials announce new scholarship for high achieving Nebraska high school students

Pillen, University officials announce new scholarship for high achieving Nebraska high school students

The University of Nebraska is making aggressive efforts in keeping the best and brightest of the future generation in the Cornhusker state when they pursue higher education.

Four-vehicle accident leaves one injured in Madison Monday morning

Four-vehicle accident leaves one injured in Madison Monday morning

Authorities responded to a four-vehicle accident early Monday morning. 

One person injured in airborne car crash

One person injured in airborne car crash

Authorities say seatbelts and airbags saved a person's life after their car went airborne in Stanton County.

Plainview superintendent placed on administrative leave following online comments

Plainview superintendent placed on administrative leave following online comments

Dr. Darron Arlt, Superintendent of Plainview Public Schools, will be placed on administrative leave beginning Feb. 5.

West Point-Beemer and North Bend Central win in semifinals, ready for duel in East Husker Conference Championship

West Point-Beemer and North Bend Central win in semifinals, ready for duel in East Husker Conference Championship

North Bend Central and West Point-Beemer are set for action in the East Husker Conference final on Saturday night.

Crofton proposes $12.5 million school bond

Crofton proposes $12.5 million school bond

A northeast Nebraska school is looking to upgrade their facilities after proposing an $12.5 million bond.

Preacher Lawson and Frank Caliendo announced as Great American Comedy Festival headliners

Preacher Lawson and Frank Caliendo announced as Great American Comedy Festival headliners

Frank Caliendo will be headlining the festival’s annual Gala on Saturday, June 15, while Preacher Lawson will headline the Friday night Comedy Showcase on June 14.

What's that smell? Why residents in Norfolk have noticed an odd odor recently

What's that smell? Why residents in Norfolk have noticed an odd odor recently

The source of a strange smell in Norfolk is being addressed by the city.

Pender and West Point-Beemer set to face off in East Husker Conference Championship

Pender and West Point-Beemer set to face off in East Husker Conference Championship

One of the best basketball conferences in all of Nebraska has its final two tournament teams set for a duel on Saturday night as Pender and West Point-Beemer pick up wins in the East Husker Conference Tournament semi-finals.

Breast cancer fundraiser aims to build relationships, raise awareness

Breast cancer fundraiser aims to build relationships, raise awareness

Organizers of ‘For the Girls’ say the yearly fundraiser gives an opportunity for women to talk about a disease that affects many people across the state.

Girls wrestling community looks ahead for growth in Nebraska

Girls wrestling community looks ahead for growth in Nebraska

After a social media post was made by a northeast Nebraska superintendent, the girls wrestling community is focused on one thing…growth.

Nebraska bill would directly fund municipalities and lower property taxes

Nebraska bill would directly fund municipalities and lower property taxes

A bill aimed at lowering local property taxes by directly funding cities, villages, counties, and schools has been introduced in the Nebraska legislature.

Superintendent's comments about girls wrestling draw sharp pushback

Superintendent's comments about girls wrestling draw sharp pushback

A now-deleted post questioned whether Nebraska was ready for girls wrestling.