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Colorado legislator has baby, eyes quick return to session
Colorado legislator has baby, eyes quick return to session

A Colorado lawmaker who gave birth during the legislative session said she plans to return to the Capitol as soon as possible to take votes on the floor.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for man accused of sexual assault of a minor

Preliminary hearing scheduled for man accused of sexual assault of a minor

A man accused of sexually assaulting a minor will make a court appearance in Cheyenne County early next week.

Western Nebraska Regional Airport Director placed on paid leave

Western Nebraska Regional Airport Director placed on paid leave

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - According to multiple media reports, Western Nebraska Regional Airport Director Raul Aguallo has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation.

Amanda Snook, a Fairbury native named Ms. Wheelchair Nebraska, looks to spread message of encouragement

Amanda Snook, a Fairbury native named Ms. Wheelchair Nebraska, looks to spread message of encouragement

Snook's role as Ms. Wheelchair Nebraska will be to advocate for those with disabilities around her community and across the state.

Nebraska City Proposes Tobacco Age At 19 Despite Federal Act Setting Age At 21

Nebraska City Proposes Tobacco Age At 19 Despite Federal Act Setting Age At 21

Attorney suggests public hearing on addition of vaping and nicotine alternatives to age restrictions

Jefferson County Commissioners appoint Michael Dux to join search committee for JCH&L CEO

Jefferson County Commissioners appoint Michael Dux to join search committee for JCH&L CEO

Dux, who serves District 3 of Jefferson County, said he had previously expressed interest to the hospital board in helping with this process.

Nebraska Lawmakers Continue Debate on Sick Leave Bill

Nebraska Lawmakers Continue Debate on Sick Leave Bill

Bill would require paid sick leave for employers with four or more workers.

Two arrested for drugs, firearm violations

Two arrested for drugs, firearm violations

Two people were arrested after they were called in for sitting at a gas pump too long and were found to be in possession of drugs and a firearm.

Friends and Family resuming search for Chance Englebert

Friends and Family resuming search for Chance Englebert

Seven months after a Wyoming man's disappearance in Nebraska, friends and family are once again picking up the search.

Omaha Police Arrest Man In Connection With Shooting

Omaha Police Arrest Man In Connection With Shooting

Omaha Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting investigation last week.

US Bonds Hit Market for 1st Time Since 1986

US Bonds Hit Market for 1st Time Since 1986

What's old is new again in the US bond market.

Study: Commonly Used Drugs Could Kill Cancer Cells

Study: Commonly Used Drugs Could Kill Cancer Cells

A new study indicates that commonly drugs used for other conditions may be able to kill some kinds of cancer cells.

YWCA accepting dresses for upcoming "Gowns for Good" event

YWCA accepting dresses for upcoming "Gowns for Good" event

Prom season is a few short months away, and one Hastings organization has a way to make your night more affordable.

Volunteers pack over 32,000 meals for starving kids around the world

Volunteers pack over 32,000 meals for starving kids around the world

While many of us see MLK Day as a day off work, some people in Hastings used it as a day on to make sure no one goes to bed hungry.

Police: 1-year-old Omaha girl overdosed on prescription pills

Police: 1-year-old Omaha girl overdosed on prescription pills

Two women were arrested last week after a toddler overdosed in Omaha.

Nebraska man arrested in Kansas

Nebraska man arrested in Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said a Nebraska man involved in a fight with a sheriff's deputy who fired shots at him has been arrested.

LPD investigating armed home invasion in central Lincoln on Sunday night

LPD investigating armed home invasion in central Lincoln on Sunday night

Lincoln Police are searching for two suspects after an armed home-invasion-style robbery which occurred Sunday night.

Peru State Teams With TSCI For Training

Peru State Teams With TSCI For Training

Frakes calls program a first in the country

Colorado lawmakers: Toughen workplace harassment protections

Colorado lawmakers: Toughen workplace harassment protections

Two Colorado lawmakers are working on a proposal to rewrite state rules for workplace harassment claims.

Massachusetts skier killed at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

Massachusetts skier killed at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

Authorities have identified a skier from Massachusetts who died after he was found in some trees next to a ski run at a Colorado resort.

Major Recreational Trail Construction This Year, in Beatrice

Major Recreational Trail Construction This Year, in Beatrice

Long awaited Hannibal Park Trail to be constructed this year, in Beatrice.

Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

Authorities say an ice jam is causing minor flooding near Loup City in central Nebraska's Sherman County.

Blight Study to be Conducted for Area Along U.S. Highway 136, in East Beatrice

Blight Study to be Conducted for Area Along U.S. Highway 136, in East Beatrice

Study to be conducted on possible blight and substandard designation, for east Beatrice

Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

The nation's drug addiction crisis has been turning in a deadly new direction with more Americans struggling with meth and cocaine.

Nebraska Regent Hawks Says He Won't Seek 4th Term On Board

Nebraska Regent Hawks Says He Won't Seek 4th Term On Board

A University of Nebraska Board of Regents member has decided not to seek another six-year term. Howard Hawks made the announcement Monday.

Plattsmouth Reforms Cemetery Authority

Plattsmouth Reforms Cemetery Authority

Cemetery board loses "governing" authority

Ace Rent-to-Own Expanding Showroom At Former Thurman's Bike & Sport Location

Ace Rent-to-Own Expanding Showroom At Former Thurman's Bike & Sport Location

Lyn Leach tells city council he is excited for more space and better visibility

Clearwater Woman Wins $200,000 In Lottery

Clearwater Woman Wins $200,000 In Lottery

A Clearwater woman has won big from the Nebraska Lottery.

High Schools & Colleges Take Part In Robotics Competition At Wayne State

High Schools & Colleges Take Part In Robotics Competition At Wayne State

High school and college teams from across Nebraska gathered at Wayne State on Monday for the annual NECC-WSC Robotics Competition Series.

Sidney-based Adams Industries receives Foreign Trade Zone approval

Sidney-based Adams Industries receives Foreign Trade Zone approval

SIDNEY, NE - A Sidney-based company recently received foreign-trade zone approval and they’re hopeful it provides a boost to the area.

State senator files for re-election

State senator files for re-election

Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard made it official Monday.

Importance of diversity in education stressed at MLK Day event

Importance of diversity in education stressed at MLK Day event

The Pan Africans of Northeast Nebraska hosted the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Day celebration Monday morning.

Armed Kearney man arrested following overnight standoff

Armed Kearney man arrested following overnight standoff

Kearney Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he barricaded himself inside his garage.

19 babies born to 19 NICU nurses in the same unit in 2019

19 babies born to 19 NICU nurses in the same unit in 2019

The year 2019 is leaving an impact on the Methodist Women's Hospital, specifically in the NICU.

Norfolk Card Skimmers Update

Norfolk Card Skimmers Update

Norfolk Police have released more details on the card skimmers at several Norfolk gas stations.

Longtime SCC Coach Bill Campbell Retiring...Former Star Player Picked to Head Golf Team

Longtime SCC Coach Bill Campbell Retiring...Former Star Player Picked to Head Golf Team

Former star Southeast Community College golfer named Head Coach, for the Storm

Hitchcock County man arrested for child enticement

Hitchcock County man arrested for child enticement

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Technical Crimes Division have arrested a Palisade man for child enticement by electronic device.

Free Speech For Student Journalists Bill Advances

Free Speech For Student Journalists Bill Advances

A bill protecting free-speech rights of students journalists has once again been introduced in the legislature, and has won first-round approval.

Worthman Arraigned On Drug Charge, Preliminary Hearing Set

Worthman Arraigned On Drug Charge, Preliminary Hearing Set

Box Butte County Public Defender Jon Worthman was formally arraigned Friday afternoon in Scotts Bluff County Court on a felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits Council Bluffs

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits Council Bluffs

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg stopped in Council Bluffs Saturday night to discuss policy, caucuses, and local issues with Nebraska and Iowa voters.

NPPS increases pay for substitute teachers

NPPS increases pay for substitute teachers

Substitute teachers for the North Platte Public Schools will see a boost in pay after the district's Board of Education approved the increase at their meeting this week.

Broken Bow swears in new Mayor

Broken Bow swears in new Mayor

Rod Sonnichsen was sworn in as the new Broken Bow Mayor during a ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

LPD responds to firearm threat at McDonalds

LPD responds to firearm threat at McDonalds

Lincoln police are investigating a firearm threat that took place at a McDonald's restaurant on Sunday.

The search for a Beaver City man scaled back

The search for a Beaver City man scaled back

The search for a missing Furnas County man has been scaled back according to The Furnas County Sheriff's Office.

Jefferson County authorities arrest three on drug charges Sunday

Jefferson County authorities arrest three on drug charges Sunday

All parties are currently housed at the Jefferson County Jail and are awaiting bond.

Skier dies at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

Skier dies at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

A missing skier who was found in trees next to an intermediate run at Winter Park was pronounced dead at the resort's base area.

Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers

Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers

A state lawmaker who has fought for years to restrict human trafficking in Nebraska is now trying to hit traffickers in the wallet with a proposed sales tax on dating and escort services.

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

A 16-year-old Colorado boy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy on Facebook.

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Federal authorities say an Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha.

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

Want to try your hand at waterfowl or turkey hunting, but leery of the expense of buying blinds and decoys? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a solution.

Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

The Nebraska State Patrol says a winter storm that raked the state Friday snarled traffic for hundreds of drivers and caused at least one death on Interstate 80.

Two men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Two men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Authorities in central Nebraska say two Elwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty.

Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested

Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a Nebraska man involved in a fight with a sheriff's deputy who fired shots at him has been arrested.

Game and Parks delays consideration of Lake McConaughy camping changes

Game and Parks delays consideration of Lake McConaughy camping changes

The proposed plan calls for changes to camping regulations to "help ensure public safety and address over-crowding and over-burdened infrastructure."

Columbus drivers say main roads okay following snow

Columbus drivers say main roads okay following snow

The National Weather service said Columbus got up to three inches of snow in some areas Friday.

Scam artist impersonating Madison County Deputy

Scam artist impersonating Madison County Deputy

Madison County's sheriff issues pointed warning to scammer pretending to work for the MCSD.

Community leaders meet to relaunch Western Nebraska Economic Development group

Community leaders meet to relaunch Western Nebraska Economic Development group

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE - Several panhandle community leaders took the first step Thursday to reviving a once-dormant group as they met to restart the Western Nebraska Economic Development group.

Governor Ricketts Wraps Up Townhall Tour

Governor Ricketts Wraps Up Townhall Tour

Governor Pete Ricketts reviews State of the State Address at Beatrice townhall meeting

USDA Announces High-Speed Broadband Investment for Rural Nebraska

USDA Announces High-Speed Broadband Investment for Rural Nebraska

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $5.7 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure to improve rural e-connectivity in three Nebraska counties.

Snow tapers in Norfolk by mid-afternoon, more snow expected in the evening

Snow tapers in Norfolk by mid-afternoon, more snow expected in the evening

Freezing rain has continued throughout the day, creating slippery conditions for drivers and pedestrians.

Wayne Snow Update

Wayne Snow Update

High winds are blowing snow around to create near whiteout conditions in some areas in Wayne.

Jail Searches Result In Meth Charges

Jail Searches Result In Meth Charges

State contends that meth was found in wallet and purse during booking searches

Beaver City man still not located, search area expanded

Beaver City man still not located, search area expanded

The Furnas County Sheriff's Office is still searching for 78-year-old Larry Hardenbrook, who was last seen Tuesday.

Madison County Sheriff Urges Caution on Roads

Madison County Sheriff Urges Caution on Roads

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is advising motorists to drive drive safe and use caution during the latest winter storm hitting northeast Nebraska.

Snow, freezing rain rake eastern Nebraska on Friday

Snow, freezing rain rake eastern Nebraska on Friday

A winter weather system moving across the country is dropping snow, sleet and freezing rain on eastern Nebraska.

101 Pounds Of Pot Seized By Police

101 Pounds Of Pot Seized By Police

Lincoln Police took more than 100 pounds of pot off the streets Thursday morning.

Man cited for interfering with firefighters

Man cited for interfering with firefighters

Lincoln Police cited a 28-year-old man for interfering with firefighters after burning and melting grapes, plastic, and other items in his apartment.