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Colorado man arrested following pursuit in Stanton County
Colorado man arrested following pursuit in Stanton County

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a Colorado man following a pursuit late Wednesday. 

America honors those lost in 1941 on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

America honors those lost in 1941 on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

It's been decades since Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, but its impression on history lives on.

Benjamin Avenue expected to open by December 16

Benjamin Avenue expected to open by December 16

All lanes of traffic along Benjamin Avenue are planned to be open by the end of next week.

Small student body doesn't prevent schools from competing in One Acts

Small student body doesn't prevent schools from competing in One Acts

At the play production championships, schools who consolidate in most sports perform with the best of the best are able to showcase their talents with a small student body.

In the Spotlight Costume Shop helps bring costumes to life

In the Spotlight Costume Shop helps bring costumes to life

As Nebraska high schools are competing in the state championships for one-acts, one northeast costume shops is helping make their scenes come alive.

One dead, two injured in Dakota County crash

One dead, two injured in Dakota County crash

A crash in Dakota County killed one person and put two others in the hospital.

Madison ag producer announced campaign for Nebraska Legislature District 19

Madison ag producer announced campaign for Nebraska Legislature District 19

A conservative Republican, ag producer and current member of the Northeast Community College Board of Governors announced her campaign to represent Nebraska’s Legislative District 19.

Nebraska calls for more donors as it faces a blood supply shortage

Nebraska calls for more donors as it faces a blood supply shortage

As the nation faces a blood supply shortage, the state of Nebraska is not exempt as it faces its own low levels.

Volunteers make play production championships possible in Norfolk

Volunteers make play production championships possible in Norfolk

The Johnny Carson theatre lies dormant but over the next few days, schools from across the state gather to compete in the state one act competition.

Teen arrested near Norfolk for reportedly stolen handgun

Teen arrested near Norfolk for reportedly stolen handgun

An 18-year-old was arrested near Norfolk after he had a reportedly stolen handgun on him.

Street in Norfolk to temporarily close for moving of a crane

Street in Norfolk to temporarily close for moving of a crane

A street in Norfolk will temporarily close Tuesday night.

Norfolk adopts new affordable housing plan

Norfolk adopts new affordable housing plan

The city of Norfolk has adopted a new plan to help bring more affordable housing options for existing and new residents.

Stanton County Sheriff shaves head in solidarity with granddaughter battling leukemia

Stanton County Sheriff shaves head in solidarity with granddaughter battling leukemia

One northeast Nebraska sheriff keeps his promise to his grandchild who is battling cancer.

Winside hosts tree-lighting ceremony

Winside hosts tree-lighting ceremony

Holiday traditions are returning all over the state, even in some of the smallest communities. 

Humphrey holds open house for new fire station

Humphrey holds open house for new fire station

Humphrey Fire and Rescue held an open house for their new fire station that just opened up on Sunday.

Mobile home fire under investigation in Norfolk

Mobile home fire under investigation in Norfolk

Police are currently investigating the cause of a mobile home fire in Norfolk.

Volleyball dominance continues for the state

Volleyball dominance continues for the state

With two division teams facing off in the regional and the Cornhuskers looking to complete their season with a championship, Nebraska's volleyball dominance continues into the post-season.

Elkhorn Valley Museum highlights toys of the past with Toys of Yesteryear exhibit

Elkhorn Valley Museum highlights toys of the past with Toys of Yesteryear exhibit

One northeast Nebraska town is celebrating the toys of the past during this holiday season.

Elks Lodge hosts 'Stand up for Veterans' at the Norfolk Public Library

Elks Lodge hosts 'Stand up for Veterans' at the Norfolk Public Library

 On Friday the Elks Club sponsored an event called “Stand Up For Veterans” at the Norfolk Public Library. The event catered to all veterans in the Norfolk area and provided them with vital information and services. 

Veterinarians say dog owners shouldn't panic over new illness

Veterinarians say dog owners shouldn't panic over new illness

As a strange illness is affecting dogs across the country, vets say there is no reason to panic about your four-legged companions.

Foreign companies are deeply involved in Nebraska farmland – but not how you think

Foreign companies are deeply involved in Nebraska farmland – but not how you think

In 2016, 200 wind turbines started to spin across Holt County, some of them right in the middle of Mike Zakrzewski’s fields. 

Pierce starts hot and doesn't slow down in season-opener win over Howells-Dodge

Pierce starts hot and doesn't slow down in season-opener win over Howells-Dodge

Pierce looked comfortable on their season-opening road trip to Howells-Dodge as the Bluejays outscored the Jaguars 41-34 for a huge victory.

Howells-Dodge prevails over Pierce in season opener

Howells-Dodge prevails over Pierce in season opener

It had been six years since the Howells-Dodge Jaguars girls basketball team had last beaten Pierce.
But that all changed after a 47-39 victory on Thursday night at home.

Norfolk man rings up 45,000 Christmas lights for the holiday season

Norfolk man rings up 45,000 Christmas lights for the holiday season

Tis the season for Christmas lights! There’s a North Pole closer to home in northeast Nebraska, where Rocky Smidt has been setting up Christmas lights for decades.

Norfolk receives grant money to revitalize downtown

Norfolk receives grant money to revitalize downtown

One northeast Nebraska city was chosen to receive funds to help revitalize its downtown district.

Winnebago man receives prison time for sexual contact with a minor

Winnebago man receives prison time for sexual contact with a minor

A Winnebago man was given prison time after he was convicted of abusive contact with a minor.

Prison time given to California man for meth-related conviction in Wayne County

Prison time given to California man for meth-related conviction in Wayne County

After being convicted for meth in Wayne County, a California man was given prison time.

WSC Forensics team continues successful season

WSC Forensics team continues successful season

One northeast Nebraska college's speech team is having a successful season as they begin to wrap up the semester.

Blue Devils see rise in expectations going into season

Blue Devils see rise in expectations going into season

After making their first district final since 2016, Wayne Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Aaron Carlson said the team wants to see growth from last year’s run to the final.

‘Not unlucky, we have to be better’: Rhule recaps first season at helm

‘Not unlucky, we have to be better’: Rhule recaps first season at helm

On Wednesday morning, Rhule met with reporters to recap the season, and look ahead to improving the program during the offseason

Norfolk native talks importance of lung cancer screening

Norfolk native talks importance of lung cancer screening

Dr. Ben LaCrosse, a Norfolk native and onsite Board-Certified Radiologist at Fountain Point Imaging Center in Norfolk, is raising awareness about the benefits of Low-Dose Chest CT scan for lung cancer screening.

Grant awarded to City of Norfolk for façade improvements

Grant awarded to City of Norfolk for façade improvements

The City of Norfolk was recently awarded $435,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to help with commercial rehabilitation activities downtown in the form of façade improvements through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

11 applications approved by LENRD

11 applications approved by LENRD

The Lower Elkhorn NRD Board of Directors received and approved 10 applications for the Community Forestry Incentive Program, and one application for the Forestry Incentive for Public Facilities Program for Fiscal Year 2025.

Blue Devils to see up-tempo play with smaller lineup

Blue Devils to see up-tempo play with smaller lineup

Wayne Blue Devil basketball coach Rob Sweetland says his team will focus on the defensive side of the ball but in a different way than years past.

Salvation Army heads into busiest time of year amid growing need

Salvation Army heads into busiest time of year amid growing need

Today is Giving Tuesday and many organizations, including the Salvation Army, are hoping to use the day to give back to the community.

One pet killed in Monday night house fire in Norfolk

One pet killed in Monday night house fire in Norfolk

While there were no human injuries during a Monday night house fire in Norfolk, a pet was killed in the fire.

Norfolk house fire Monday night

Norfolk house fire Monday night

Around 6:00 p.m. Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to a fire off of West Prospect Avenue.

Former NFAT Director's pretrial continued until next year

Former NFAT Director's pretrial continued until next year

Former NFAT Director Jeffery Stewart appeared in Madison District Court on Monday.

Norfolk man arrested in weekend assault

Norfolk man arrested in weekend assault

A Norfolk man is in jail after authorities say another man was beaten so badly he needed to be hospitalized. 

Minnesota woman pulled over for speeding, charged for drugs

Minnesota woman pulled over for speeding, charged for drugs

A Minnesota woman was arrested for drug charges after being pulled over for erratic driving and speeding in Stanton County. 

Plainview woman arrested after pursuit near Norfolk

Plainview woman arrested after pursuit near Norfolk

A woman from Plainview was arrested on Thursday following a pursuit with NSP near Norfolk.

Black Friday is an expected hit for another year

Black Friday is an expected hit for another year

Black Friday sets up to be a big hit.

Norfolk man arrested for terroristic threats, other charges

Norfolk man arrested for terroristic threats, other charges

Norfolk man arrested for terroristic threats and assault in addition to an investigation out of Madison. 

NPS 5th grader learns to play guitar differently with help from teachers

NPS 5th grader learns to play guitar differently with help from teachers

Through hard work and dedication a 5th grader, with the help of her teachers, was able to play guitar without the use of her left hand.

Online shopping growing, expected to grow during holidays

Online shopping growing, expected to grow during holidays

With Black Friday approaching, online shopping has already seen an increase and is expected to make another jump for the holidays.

Nebraskans gear up to start the holiday season early with a cheers

Nebraskans gear up to start the holiday season early with a cheers

Americans across the county are getting ready to celebrate the holiday season early.

Two counties see townships qualify for LENRD management

Two counties see townships qualify for LENRD management

Water sampling shows areas of the LENRD have qualified for phase two management in Thurston and Dixon counties.

Knights claim 12th state title, shutout Chanticleers for three quarters

Knights claim 12th state title, shutout Chanticleers for three quarters

Norfolk Catholic scored 41 unanswered points in the final three quarters of play to beat the Ord Chanticleers 41-3 for the program's 12th state title.

This Shot Sucks annual tournament will make a shot this Thanksgiving

This Shot Sucks annual tournament will make a shot this Thanksgiving

One northeast Nebraska bowling tournament is making it's way back to bowlers for a nice holiday start.

Neligh woman sentenced for health care fraud

Neligh woman sentenced for health care fraud

After being convicted of health care fraud, a Neligh woman was given prison time.

City approves tax exception bond for first responder upgrades

City approves tax exception bond for first responder upgrades

First responders in Norfolk will be getting some upgrades and needed repairs with a tax exception bond.

U.S. Congressman held town hall for Nebraskans to voice their opinions, concerns

U.S. Congressman held town hall for Nebraskans to voice their opinions, concerns

A U.S. Congressman held a town hall meeting in northeast Nebraska to hear the concerns of the community.

Kyle Cox headlines historic D2 championship for Sandhills/Thedford

Kyle Cox headlines historic D2 championship for Sandhills/Thedford

Sandhills/Thedford won the D2 State Championship off of a record-breaking performance by quarterback Kyle Cox.

Multiple-vehicle crash in Norfolk sends at least one to hospital

Multiple-vehicle crash in Norfolk sends at least one to hospital

A multiple-vehicle crash happened outside of Norfolk along Highway 275 on Sunday afternoon.

National Adoption Day celebrated at Norfolk YMCA

National Adoption Day celebrated at Norfolk YMCA

Those who have grown their families celebrated National Adoption Day in Norfolk for the 14th annual day.

Five sent to hospital in crash Saturday afternoon

Five sent to hospital in crash Saturday afternoon

Five were sent to the hospital after an accident in Norfolk that flipped a car on Saturday.

Three hospitalized after two vehicle crash outside of Norfolk

Three hospitalized after two vehicle crash outside of Norfolk

The accident stalled traffic for around an hour at the intersection at Highway 35 and East Benjamin Avenue.

The Hair Lair helps residents feel beautiful in their skin in Norfolk

The Hair Lair helps residents feel beautiful in their skin in Norfolk

One northeast Nebraska business is helping its residents feel comfortable in their own skin.

Ponca students visit interpretive center and donate money

Ponca students visit interpretive center and donate money

Ponca Public School students made a trip to Freedom Park in South Sioux City to donate to the new interpretive center. 

Norfolk Fire Division gets new equipment

Norfolk Fire Division gets new equipment

After receiving a grant, the Norfolk Fire Division says they were able to purchase new equipment. 

State holds its first Nebraska Library Week

State holds its first Nebraska Library Week

Nebraska is honoring its libraries for a full week as they help bridge the gap between broadband and communities.

Pierce's Zion Lutheran receives donation of $500 through Stretch Across Nebraska, Medica

Pierce's Zion Lutheran receives donation of $500 through Stretch Across Nebraska, Medica

November's northeast Nebraska winner for Stretch Across Nebraska was Ashley Halsey and Zion Lutheran in Pierce. 

Prison time given to Guatemalan man for shooting bald eagle in Stanton County

Prison time given to Guatemalan man for shooting bald eagle in Stanton County

After shooting a bald eagle in Stanton County, a man from Guatemala was sentenced to prison.

'Philanthropy for All' author celebrates book launch

'Philanthropy for All' author celebrates book launch

Tammy Day did not envision herself writing a book but the newly launched book focuses on other aspects than money in new businesses.

Madison County Small Business Scavenger Hunt helps small businesses

Madison County Small Business Scavenger Hunt helps small businesses

One northeast Nebraska county is helping its local small businesses gain traction.