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Several rescue units responding to Highway 81 crash near Hadar
Several rescue units responding to Highway 81 crash near Hadar

First responders from multiple counties were on the scene of a crash north of Norfolk Monday afternoon.

LHNE boys back on track after composed win against St. Francis

LHNE boys back on track after composed win against St. Francis

The Eagles improve to 13-4 and will next take on the Riverside Chargers at home Monday, Jan 30.

Led by Preister post effort, St. Francis girls coast past Lutheran High Northeast

Led by Preister post effort, St. Francis girls coast past Lutheran High Northeast

With the win, the Flyers improve to 15-4 and have won five straight games. Next, the Flyers travel to Central Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

'Shock and anger': Norfolk mayor speaking out about NFAT

'Shock and anger': Norfolk mayor speaking out about NFAT

With what took place, Moenning said he wishes city officials could have done something to stop it.

Multiple northeast Nebraska counties remain in winter storm warnings

Multiple northeast Nebraska counties remain in winter storm warnings

Several counties in the northeast Nebraska area are in winter storm warnings.

Lincoln Northeast rockets past Norfolk in sweep

Lincoln Northeast rockets past Norfolk in sweep

On a chilly Saturday afternoon, the Lincoln Northeast Rockets weren't cold on the hardwood, as they swept Norfolk in both games, 65-49 in the girls  and 73-32 in the boys.

Omaha man arrested near Stanton for alleged stolen vehicle

Omaha man arrested near Stanton for alleged stolen vehicle

A man from Omaha was arrested in northeast Nebraska for reportedly stealing vehicle.

Winter weather drops more snow on Nebraska

Winter weather drops more snow on Nebraska

he weekend is here, and so is more snow for some parts of Nebraska.

Former Northeast ag dean, instructor named deputy director at NDA

Former Northeast ag dean, instructor named deputy director at NDA

A former Northeast Community College administrator and instructor has been named deputy director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Pillen names Norfolk Public Safety Director Scott Cordes as new state fire marshal

Pillen names Norfolk Public Safety Director Scott Cordes as new state fire marshal

A Norfolk man is Nebraska's newest fire marshal, with Gov. Jim Pillen announcing Scott Cordes to the position on Friday.

WSC art gallery showcases work of well-known Nebraska photographer

WSC art gallery showcases work of well-known Nebraska photographer

The photography displayed is the work of Derrick Burbul, an art and photography professor at the University of Kearney.

Finding home: Frantzdie Barner's journey from Haitian orphanage to Wayne Basketball

Finding home: Frantzdie Barner's journey from Haitian orphanage to Wayne Basketball

After multiple orphanages and being torn from everything she knew, Frantzdie Barner found her love for basketball.

Schuyler man facing litany of charges related to alleged assault, trafficking of children

Schuyler man facing litany of charges related to alleged assault, trafficking of children

A northeast Nebraska man is facing several charges related to the alleged sex trafficking of minors.

LENRD votes to not accept dam projects for Battle Creek flood control

LENRD votes to not accept dam projects for Battle Creek flood control

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District approved a motion to no longer pursue Battle Creek flood control projects with a dam.

War and cattle: How one Nebraskan made it from two tours in Ramadi to ranching in the Sandhills

War and cattle: How one Nebraskan made it from two tours in Ramadi to ranching in the Sandhills

Garrett Dwyer runs about 500 head of Hereford and Angus cattle on his Bartlett ranch on the east edge of the Sandhills.

Pierce uses second-half spurt to escape Crofton with win

Pierce uses second-half spurt to escape Crofton with win

It was a tale of two halves on Thursday night in Crofton, where the Pierce Bluejays defeated the Crofton Warriors 47-33.

Crofton outlasts Pierce in girls basketball slugfest

Crofton outlasts Pierce in girls basketball slugfest

The strength of the Mid-State's Conference was on display Thursday night, when the #4 Crofton Warriors pulled out a tight win over the Pierce Bluejays 39-33.

More winter weather on the way for northern Nebraska

More winter weather on the way for northern Nebraska

A weekend storm could add to the already high snowfall totals in portions of Nebraska this year.

Record-setting LHNE senior Wiederin aims to add more all-time marks to portfolio

Record-setting LHNE senior Wiederin aims to add more all-time marks to portfolio

Wiederin is now the all-time career leader in points, steals, and assists per season, and is on pace for all-time points per season, career assists, and career 3-pointers. 

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

LINCOLN - Nebraska knew they'd be in for a challenge with an impressive Northwestern team visiting Lincoln on Wednesday night.

'We've got to keep pushing': Norfolk girls basketball optimistic despite losses

'We've got to keep pushing': Norfolk girls basketball optimistic despite losses

Going into Friday’s matchup against Grand Island, who is another team that has had a bumpy season, the Panthers are preparing to possibly win their second game on the season.

Norfolk Fire Division shares how it stays safe during Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Norfolk Fire Division shares how it stays safe during Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Firefighters put their lives on the line every day when fighting a fire, dealing with smoke inhalation, etc., but the leading cause of death in the profession is occupational cancer.

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

There are 13 counties that will be hit by delayed shipments of 2023 license plates. 

California man awaits sentencing for Stanton County charges

California man awaits sentencing for Stanton County charges

A man from California has been brought back to Stanton County to face a felony drug charge from 2021.

Winside teacher arrested for alleged relationship with student

Winside teacher arrested for alleged relationship with student

For the second time in a year, a Winside school teacher faces allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Grain hotspot fire near Madison attracts attention

Grain hotspot fire near Madison attracts attention

There are no reported injuries in a grain hotspot fire near Madison.

LRHT holding trio of events throughout Wakefield over the next 30 days

LRHT holding trio of events throughout Wakefield over the next 30 days

The Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield is holding two concerts and one murder mystery event over the next 30 days.

Authorities search for information on wanton waste

Authorities search for information on wanton waste

Authorities in northeast Nebraska are looking for the person who they say dumped and wasted several hunted animals near Meadow Grove. 

Norfolk man arrested after police find suspected meth in sock

Norfolk man arrested after police find suspected meth in sock

Around 7 p.m., Norfolk Police said they had contact with a man standing outside his residence. 

Alexandre's huge second half lifts Northeast

Alexandre's huge second half lifts Northeast

Emaniel Alexandre went off in the second half, helping propel the Northeast Community College men's basketball team past Southwestern Community College.

Meth-related charge lands Santee woman in prison for 10 years

Meth-related charge lands Santee woman in prison for 10 years

A sentence of 10 years in prison was given to a Santee woman for a meth-related charge.

Norfolk man sentenced for meth-related charge

Norfolk man sentenced for meth-related charge

A man from Norfolk was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison for a meth-related charge in Butler County.

Norfolk Public Library holding annual reading challenge

Norfolk Public Library holding annual reading challenge

The Norfolk Public Library is holding its annual Winter Reading Challenge.

Preliminary hearing date set for Laurel homicide suspect

Preliminary hearing date set for Laurel homicide suspect

Monday morning saw the arraignment of Carrie Jones, who has been arrested in connection to a quadruple murder in Laurel.

Winnebago school evacuates for potential gas leak

Winnebago school evacuates for potential gas leak

A school in northeast Nebraska had to evacuate students Monday morning.

Janssen becomes WSC's all-time leading scorer in Wildcats' dominant home win

Janssen becomes WSC's all-time leading scorer in Wildcats' dominant home win

Fifth-year forward Jordan Janssen poured in a career-high 32 points on his way to becoming the all-time leading scorer in Wayne State men’s basketball history Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats cruised past Minnesota Crookston.

'Workaholics' Erik Griffin lights up the stage in downtown Norfolk

'Workaholics' Erik Griffin lights up the stage in downtown Norfolk

A well-known comedian performed in northeast Nebraska on Saturday night.

Stanton County Sheriff's Office held annual appreciation supper

Stanton County Sheriff's Office held annual appreciation supper

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office had their annual appreciation supper for their staff.

Longtime Norfolk physician recognized for distinguished service by Northeast Community College

Longtime Norfolk physician recognized for distinguished service by Northeast Community College

A retired Norfolk physician who has been active in emergency management medicine has been recognized for his efforts.

Norfolk woman arrested after allegedly breaking into home, threatening people with knife

Norfolk woman arrested after allegedly breaking into home, threatening people with knife

A Norfolk woman was arrested after she allegedly broke into a home and threatened the residents with a knife.

Man arrested in Woodland Park for alleged assault

Man arrested in Woodland Park for alleged assault

A man was arrested in northeast Nebraska after reportedly assaulting a woman.

No injuries in late night fire in Norfolk

No injuries in late night fire in Norfolk

A fire in Norfolk took almost 90 minutes to be put out.

Bernecker scores 1,000th career point in Trojan's 2OT win at Wayne

Bernecker scores 1,000th career point in Trojan's 2OT win at Wayne

Senior Jaxson Bernecker scored his 1,000th career point in a back-and-forth affair that saw the Cedar Catholic edge Wayne 46-45 in a double overtime.

Cedar Catholic girls fend off comeback attempt against Wayne 56-47

Cedar Catholic girls fend off comeback attempt against Wayne 56-47

Cedar Catholic scored a huge road victory over Wayne Friday night.

Northeast’s Andersen selected for national workforce development academy

Northeast’s Andersen selected for national workforce development academy

The apprenticeship director at Northeast has been selected to participate in a year-long endeavor that is designed to advance knowledge and skill development of community college workforce education professionals who are relatively new to the field.

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

Human Trafficking is defined as "the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service."

Third annual 'March for Life' held in Norfolk

Third annual 'March for Life' held in Norfolk

Community members in northeast Nebraska were speaking out against abortion on Friday.

What to do in snow emergencies

What to do in snow emergencies

As winter weather made its way through Nebraska, cities across the state declared a snow emergency, but what does that exactly mean?

Roll over accident totals vehicle, occupants treated at scene

Roll over accident totals vehicle, occupants treated at scene

Northeast authorities responded to a single-vehicle accident Thursday evening. 

Sleds and smiles: Norfolk embraces snow day

Sleds and smiles: Norfolk embraces snow day

Many Nebraska students got at least one day off school this week due to the winter weather. Many took to the hills with their best sleds.

Death penalty sought for man charged in Laurel killings

Death penalty sought for man charged in Laurel killings

Prosecutors in northeastern Nebraska will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the killings of four people last summer in the small town of Laurel.

'Just about every yard is short of employees': NDOT facing truck shortages, unhappy workers

'Just about every yard is short of employees': NDOT facing truck shortages, unhappy workers

There’s a problem that is making life difficult for the department; limited trucks and unhappy employees.

Snow emergency will be cancelled Thursday afternoon for Norfolk

Snow emergency will be cancelled Thursday afternoon for Norfolk

Norfolk went into a snow emergency Wednesday at 12 a.m., and it will be effectively cancelled at 3 p.m. today. 

Vehicles towed, Madison man arrested for DWI

Vehicles towed, Madison man arrested for DWI

Multiple vehicles towed in Stanton County, and a Madison man arrested for a DWI following an accident during Wednesday's snow storm.  

Man allegedly assaults Norfolk woman, receives multiple charges

Man allegedly assaults Norfolk woman, receives multiple charges

A 27-year-old northeast Nebraska man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a woman in Norfolk on Wednesday. 

Local businesses reevaluate staffing, closing procedures amongst dangerous road conditions

Local businesses reevaluate staffing, closing procedures amongst dangerous road conditions

With the second major winter storm to hit Nebraska in as many weeks, News Channel Nebraska spoke with Jessica Fox from District Table and Tap, located in Norfolk.

NDOT preparing for the worst amid winter storm across the state

NDOT preparing for the worst amid winter storm across the state

In northeast Nebraska, some areas could get close to a foot throughout the evening into the overnight hours.

NFAT updates the City of Norfolk

NFAT updates the City of Norfolk

North Fork Area Transit claims it can be up and running again in a short time, but that all depends on if they receive enough donations.

Snow emergency declared in Wayne

Snow emergency declared in Wayne

The City of Wayne has issued a snow emergency. 

Ward 3 seat open in Norfolk, applications now accepted

Ward 3 seat open in Norfolk, applications now accepted

The City of Norfolk is accepting applications for the Ward 3 seat that is now open. 

Madison outlasts Stanton in overtime thriller

Madison outlasts Stanton in overtime thriller

Despite a buzzer-beater to tie the game and a hostile road environment, the Madison Dragons came out on top in a battle with the Stanton Mustangs.

Stanton Mustangs heat up early in big win over Madison

Stanton Mustangs heat up early in big win over Madison

The Stanton Mustangs and Madison Dragons came into Tuesday night's matchup looking for a spark and the Mustangs got just what they were searching for with a 49-20 win over the Dragons.

Norfolk woman arrested while reportedly intoxicated at elementary school

Norfolk woman arrested while reportedly intoxicated at elementary school

A Norfolk woman was arrested after she was reportedly intoxicated outside of an elementary school in northeast Nebraska.

Battle Creek feedlot owner accused of sexually abusing teenage employees indicted on unrelated theft charge

Battle Creek feedlot owner accused of sexually abusing teenage employees indicted on unrelated theft charge

A northeast Nebraska feedlot operator accused of sexually abusing two teenage employees was back in court for an unrelated charge on Monday.

Snow emergencies declared in northeast Nebraska towns

Snow emergencies declared in northeast Nebraska towns

Both O'Neill and Norfolk have declared a snow emergency for Wednesday.