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'The worst I've ever seen it': Police departments facing critical staffing shortages
'The worst I've ever seen it': Police departments facing critical staffing shortages

Police departments are facing major staffing shortages, which is causing citizens and officials to sound the alarm.

Four Wildcat volleyball players earn All-American honors

Four Wildcat volleyball players earn All-American honors

For the first time in school history, Wayne State College has a First-Team All-American, and the Wildcats also have more than two All-Americans for the first time ever.

SD governor bans state employees from TikTok use

SD governor bans state employees from TikTok use

Officials announced Wednesday that the governor of South Dakota signed an executive order to ban TikTok for state employees. 

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.

A look at how Tuesday's snowstorm affected Nebraska

A look at how Tuesday's snowstorm affected Nebraska

The snowfall lasted just a short period of time, but Nebraska got a glimpse of what might be down the road later this winter.

Rail strike-fight heading to Congress as major safety deadline nears

Rail strike-fight heading to Congress as major safety deadline nears

Battle over 2-Person crews front and center

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.

911 system restored in Saunders, Platte and Butler Counties

911 system restored in Saunders, Platte and Butler Counties

A significant number of people in east central Nebraska are without access to 911, according to officials.

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. 

Northeast gets four players in double figures in close win over Concordia JV

Northeast gets four players in double figures in close win over Concordia JV

The Northeast Community College men's basketball team held off a feisty Concordia University JV squad Monday night in Norfolk.

Northeast sweeps North Platte Community College in women's hoops

Northeast sweeps North Platte Community College in women's hoops

It was a season sweep for the Northeast Community College women's basketball team against an in-state foe.

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. 

Closings, cancellations, road conditions and more

Closings, cancellations, road conditions and more

It may not be a blizzard, but late November snow is affecting roadways across much of Nebraska. Get the full picture of closings, cancellations, road conditions and the forecast for the rest of the week.

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.

Winter weather advisories issued across Nebraska

Winter weather advisories issued across Nebraska

Of Nebraska's 93 counties, 83 are in a winter weather advisory heading into Tuesday.

DEC 2 (6:05 PM CT) - Wausa vs Plainview (NCN TV)

DEC 2 (6:05 PM CT) - Wausa vs Plainview (NCN TV)

PLAINVIEW - The doubleheader between Wausa and Plainview will be televised on News Channel Nebraska and streamed online via the NFHS Network starting at 6:05 PM CT.

DEC 3 (5:05 PM CT) - Ponca vs Wayne (NCN TV)

DEC 3 (5:05 PM CT) - Ponca vs Wayne (NCN TV)

WAYNE - The doubleheader between Ponca and Wayne will be televised on News Channel Nebraska and streamed online via the NFHS Network starting at 5:05 PM CT.

Company ups its fight against 'oppressive' child labor accusations

Company ups its fight against 'oppressive' child labor accusations

Next federal court hearing set for December 7 in Lincoln.

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.

Rhule officially named Nebraska's head football coach

Rhule officially named Nebraska's head football coach

Nebraska officially has its new head football coach, naming Matt Rhule to the post Saturday morning.

Newman Grove mayor dies at 47

Newman Grove mayor dies at 47

A northeast Nebraska mayor has died.

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.

Huskers survive, pick up first win over Iowa since 2014

Huskers survive, pick up first win over Iowa since 2014

If Friday was his last game at the helm of the Nebraska football program, Mickey Joseph went out in style, delivering the team its first win over Iowa since Bo Pelini's last game in 2014.

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.

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in east central Nebraska.

72% of Nebraska hospitals not in compliance with federal law, better than national average

72% of Nebraska hospitals not in compliance with federal law, better than national average

A new study shows that fewer than a third of Nebraska's hospitals are in compliance with a federal law that requires patients to be informed of the costs of services before receiving care, but the state is well ahead of the national average.

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.

Teen sentenced in mall killing

Teen sentenced in mall killing

With good time the teen is likely to be eligible for parole when he is in his 50's.

Huskers Fall to Sooners, 69-56

Huskers Fall to Sooners, 69-56

Juwan Gary had a team-high 16 points, but Nebraska shot just 42 percent from the field in a 69-56 loss to Oklahoma in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational Thursday afternoon.

'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. 

NDE releases information about post-COVID school testing

NDE releases information about post-COVID school testing

Nebraska government officials were given a clearer picture of the state’s post-COVID educational standing.

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.

Hoskins teen found, returned to Wayne County

Hoskins teen found, returned to Wayne County

Authorities in northeast Nebraska said that Deztinee Bare was found Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. in Stanton.

NSAA announces finalists for executive director position

NSAA announces finalists for executive director position

The Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors has selected four candidates to interview for the NSAA executive director position.

Norfolk's Hometown Holidays Festival

Norfolk's Hometown Holidays Festival

Norfolk held its annual Hometown Holidays Festival Tuesday night. 

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.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS: Pierce dominates Aurora with Brahmer's record breaking night

HIGHLIGHTS: Pierce dominates Aurora with Brahmer's record breaking night

A record breaking performance and a shutout second half led the Blue Jays to yet another state title. 

Knights dominate in shutout style to win it all

Knights dominate in shutout style to win it all

LINCOLN - The Norfolk Catholic Knights added an 11th trophy to the case Tuesday with a 23-0 blanking of Cedar Catholic in the Class C-2 championship.

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.

Late rally fuels WSC in men's basketball NSIC opener; Janssen becomes program's top rebounder

Late rally fuels WSC in men's basketball NSIC opener; Janssen becomes program's top rebounder

Freshman David Harmon scored 10 points late in the second half to fuel a Wildcat rally as Wayne State stormed back from a 10-point deficit with 10 minutes remaining to defeat Augustana 69-61 in the NSIC men's basketball opener for both teams.

Storm outlasts Northeast 80-79 behind Williams' heroics

Storm outlasts Northeast 80-79 behind Williams' heroics

In a game that featured 13 ties and 19 lead changes, Southeast Community College edged Northeast Community College 80-79 Tuesday night, the Storm's second one-point win over the Hawks this season.

Storm stifles Northeast to avenge earlier loss

Storm stifles Northeast to avenge earlier loss

Southeast Community College used a stifling defense and a balanced offense to knock off Northeast Community College Tuesday night.

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.