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Severe weather rolls across the central plains
Severe weather rolls across the central plains

Thunderstorms pack high winds and carry the threat of large hail across a wide region

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Firefighters are battling several fires in northcentral Nebraska that Region 26 Emergency Management says were sparked by dry lighting.

The Big Event still going strong in second decade

The Big Event still going strong in second decade

More than 450 volunteers signed in and served at 60 jobsites Saturday during Chadron State College’s eleventh annual The Big Event (TBE).

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Firefighters are battling several fires in northcentral Nebraska that Region 26 Emergency Management says were sparked by dry lighting.

Clean-up, investigation of train derailment in Chappell underway

Clean-up, investigation of train derailment in Chappell underway

A Union Pacific train that derailed near the Frenchman Valley Coop grain elevators forced the evacuation of a few residents on the west end of Chappell for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

Large hail, some tornadoes possible with overnight severe storm

Large hail, some tornadoes possible with overnight severe storm

The eastern two-thirds of Nebraska is bracing for potential severe weather.

Wheat Belt crews start day with 35 residences needing power

Wheat Belt crews start day with 35 residences needing power

Wheat Belt crews are reaching completion for residential clients. Next on the list is

Fairbury sees signs of growth through new businesses

Fairbury sees signs of growth through new businesses

Fairbury is showing signs of growth through another ribbon cutting of a new business.

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement around the country conduct high numbers of traffic stops every single day, but each time brings a risk into play, making Scott's Law crucial. 

Nebraska lawmakers pass a bill to restore voting rights to newly released felons

Nebraska lawmakers pass a bill to restore voting rights to newly released felons

Nebraska lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to restore the voting rights of those convicted of felonies upon the completion of their sentences, including prison and parole time.

Growing UNMC Omaha campus seeks modern student housing option, aims to build six-story project

Growing UNMC Omaha campus seeks modern student housing option, aims to build six-story project

Responding to a growing demand from students, the University of Nebraska’s main medical training campus is diving into new territory: building new on-campus student housing.

Ricketts, GOP battle Senate Dems over Mayorkas impeachment trial

Ricketts, GOP battle Senate Dems over Mayorkas impeachment trial

Despite Ricketts plea for a Senate trial, there is no indication that the Democratic controlled Senate would convict Mayorkas.

NU appoints Charlie Bicak as UNK interim chancellor

NU appoints Charlie Bicak as UNK interim chancellor

A longtime administrator is coming out of retirement to serve as interim chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Sunday night accident results in two deaths in Wayne County

Sunday night accident results in two deaths in Wayne County

Two people died from a two-vehicle accident in Wayne County on Sunday night.

Teen passes away following two-vehicle crash in rural Madison County

Teen passes away following two-vehicle crash in rural Madison County

One of three minors injured in a rural Madison County car accident has passed away.

Two teens injured in weekend crash near Lake Maskenthine

Two teens injured in weekend crash near Lake Maskenthine

Two teens were sent to the hospital following a crash near Lake Maskenthine.

Footloose in small town USA: Rise of dance programs

Footloose in small town USA: Rise of dance programs

What activities did you take part in growing up—maybe basketball, FFA or speech? For a growing number of children across the country, their after-school programs include dance.

NPPD plans outage for line relocation in Johnson County

NPPD plans outage for line relocation in Johnson County

Power line work is prompting a four-hour long outage, set for April 22nd

Search of Odell home nets two arrests

Search of Odell home nets two arrests

Authorities also seize drugs and paraphernalia

Big hail a potential threat, to begin the week

Big hail a potential threat, to begin the week

Strong thunderstorms packing large hail could affect southeast, south-central, eastern and central Nebraska

Retiring Creek Valley educator wins $5,000 grand prize at Sidney Spring Expo

Retiring Creek Valley educator wins $5,000 grand prize at Sidney Spring Expo

An outgoing Nebraska Panhandle educator won the ultimate retirement gift at the 33rd Annual Spring Expo, furnished by Sutton Home Gallery, at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities respond to early morning structure fire

Authorities respond to early morning structure fire

State and local officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred at about midnight Saturday, April 13.

Two arrested, one cited in afternoon disturbance at Walmart

Two arrested, one cited in afternoon disturbance at Walmart

Sidney and County authorities responded to a disturbance involving a firearm at about 2:12 p.m. this afternoon at Walmart.

Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop on Highway 77

Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop on Highway 77

An officer died on Highway 77 when a car collided with his vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday night.

Wheat Belt recovery enters Day 7

Wheat Belt recovery enters Day 7

Wheat Belt and mutual aid linemen returned to the field this morning to repair more poles and return electric service to customers.

Sidney School District announces 2024-2025 bussing plan

Sidney School District announces 2024-2025 bussing plan

The Sidney School District today announced fees will be implemented for students who live in Sidney.

Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Three Nebraska Senator hopefuls took questions from Adams, Phelps, and Kearney County residents, and made their case to become the next representative of District 33 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

The priority candidate for University of Nebraska president is making his case to the public.

Keep Keith County Beautiful hosting 'Great American Cleanup®' April 20

Keep Keith County Beautiful hosting 'Great American Cleanup®' April 20

Keep Keith County Beautiful is planning its first 2024 Great American Cleanup event for April 20 at Western Resources Group in Ogallala.

Fairbury Chamber hosting wine and beer tasting festival

Fairbury Chamber hosting wine and beer tasting festival

Southeast Nebraska is inviting people to enjoy a beer and wine tasting festival Saturday. 

Scholarship established at CHI Health Good Samaritan in honor of retiring nurse

Scholarship established at CHI Health Good Samaritan in honor of retiring nurse

Aspiring healthcare professionals now have the chance to obtain a new scholarship that honors a local nurse.

Hornady donates $750,000 to establish CCC criminal justice fund

Hornady donates $750,000 to establish CCC criminal justice fund

A prominent Grand Island manufacturing business is making a six-figure donation to a local college.

Gordon teen accused of murdering newborn will be tried as adult

Gordon teen accused of murdering newborn will be tried as adult

A Gordon teen accused of murdering her newborn baby will be tried as an adult. 17-year-old Chloe Coplen-Anderson made an appearance in Sheridan County District Court on Friday to withdraw her motion to move her case to juvenile court.

Nebraskans, not state, will get more child support under recently passed bill

Nebraskans, not state, will get more child support under recently passed bill

Katie Nungesser had stretched her monthly welfare check to its limit. The $281 paid for her cell phone bill, infant daughter’s diapers and car insurance, but she couldn’t afford enough gas to drive for her kid’s weekend visit with her ex-husband.

Power restored at Wildcat Hills SRA

Power restored at Wildcat Hills SRA

Power has been restored at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area south of Gering and all systems, including water, are available.

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

A week’s worth of winner-take all here in Nebraska, with a national audience watching, ends right where it started, plenty of noise but no action, not yet.

Seventeen horses owned by Nebraska vet died, neighbors want to know: why is no one paying?

Seventeen horses owned by Nebraska vet died, neighbors want to know: why is no one paying?

Shelby kept her head low, hanging toward the back of the pen as potential buyers stopped to admire her. Two other horses lined up at the front, blocking Shelby from the curious gazes and constant noise of the Palmyra auction house on March 12. 

Wheat Belt reports progress on storm recovery

Wheat Belt reports progress on storm recovery

Work continues in the Wheat Belt Public Power District storm recovery as more crews and supplies arrive. The number of customers without power has fallen from 1,500 to 672 as of 9:30 p.m. April 11.

Nebraska corrections officials looking for man convicted in Saline County

Nebraska corrections officials looking for man convicted in Saline County

Inmate did not return to Community Corrections, in Lincoln

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

For teenagers of the 1980s, Omaha offered little to do on warm summer nights. 

33rd Annual Spring Expo

33rd Annual Spring Expo

987 The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country welcomes you to the 33rd Annual Spring Expo, presented by Sutton Home Gallery, on April 13-14 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney.

City of Beatrice seeks public input on Safe Streets action plan

City of Beatrice seeks public input on Safe Streets action plan

Study looking at crash data and ways to improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety

Fatal vehicle accident claims life of Scottsbluff man

Fatal vehicle accident claims life of Scottsbluff man

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality accident west of Scottsbluff at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police asking for help to identify vehicle involved in hammer assault case in Gering

Police asking for help to identify vehicle involved in hammer assault case in Gering

Police in Gering need your help in identifying a vehicle believed to belong to the suspect involved with beating a man with a hammer last week.

Troopers Locate Thousands of Suspected Fentanyl Pills in Traffic Stop

Troopers Locate Thousands of Suspected Fentanyl Pills in Traffic Stop

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Utah man after locating nearly five pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in North Platte.

CSC hosts annual Rising Sophomore ceremony

CSC hosts annual Rising Sophomore ceremony

Chadron State College students and employees gathered for the ninth annual Rising Sophomore awards ceremony Wednesday.

Sidney Regional Medical Center upgrades Radiology Department

Sidney Regional Medical Center upgrades Radiology Department

The Radiology Department is redefining imaging excellence through the purchase of a new MRI scanner, called Siemens MAGNETOM Altea 1.5 Tesla MRI Scanner.

Important reminders about Nebraska's new voter ID law

Important reminders about Nebraska's new voter ID law

Nebraska elections will require a voter identification beginning with the May 2024 primary.

Hastings College seeking $630,000 for French Memorial Chapel revitalization

Hastings College seeking $630,000 for French Memorial Chapel revitalization

Officials at Hastings College are raising funds to renovate and repair the school’s iconic chapel.

Community Center targeting new 60,000 square-foot facility near Sidney hospital

Community Center targeting new 60,000 square-foot facility near Sidney hospital

The Cheyenne County Community Center Foundation announced plans to target a new facility, bringing back together the fitness equipment and indoor walking track, a new full-sized basketball gym and an indoor pool. 

Wanted man arrested in Kearney with one pound of meth, police say

Wanted man arrested in Kearney with one pound of meth, police say

A Nebraska man is behind bars after police say officers found him with about a pound of meth.

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

The Nebraska State Patrol says the missing girl was found safe. The EMA is canceled.

Tickets on sale for Spring Salad Festival in Fairbury

Tickets on sale for Spring Salad Festival in Fairbury

Tickets are on sale for the Spring Salad Festival in Fairbury in early May.

Gov. Jim Pillen issues Disaster Declaration for Panhandle counties

Gov. Jim Pillen issues Disaster Declaration for Panhandle counties

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has issued a disaster declaration following the April 6 and 7 storm

Interview: Additional supplies arrive for Wheat Belt

Interview: Additional supplies arrive for Wheat Belt

Wheat Belt Public Power District General Manager Lacey Gulbranson said today 220 of 750 utility poles have been set.

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

According to the administration, last year while increasing state aid to schools by $324 million, the state imposed a so-called “soft cap” on school districts, school budgets only able to increase by more than 3 percent if the board approved.

Gage County Attorney targeted in recall petition effort

Gage County Attorney targeted in recall petition effort

Gage County woman seeking recall over handling of case involving the seizing of several horses, last summer

Authorities investigating fatal shooting in Ogallala

Authorities investigating fatal shooting in Ogallala

The Ogallala Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Keith County community that left one person dead at 411 West 6th Street on Tuesday.

Master of Arts in Teaching degree approved

Master of Arts in Teaching degree approved

The Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education has approved a proposal for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree to be offered by all three Nebraska State College System campuses.

Wheat Belt about halfway through power restoration

Wheat Belt about halfway through power restoration

Wheat Belt Public Power General Manager/CEO Lacey Gulbranson updates the public on power restoration in the area.

Sidney residents win Community Center Foundation recognition

Sidney residents win Community Center Foundation recognition

Two Sidney residents were recognized at the 19th Annual Cheyenne County Community Center Foundation fundraiser on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Nebraskans will soon have the chance to interact with the priority candidate for president of the University of Nebraska.

Library renaissance: Unveiling the modern face of Nebraska’s libraries

Library renaissance: Unveiling the modern face of Nebraska’s libraries

With this week being National Library Week, we're introducing you to today’s modern library where they’re using more than just books to empower a new generation of readers.

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

All the tax talk and frustration are building.

City looks toward upgrading north park

City looks toward upgrading north park

The Sidney City Council approved moving forward with upgrading the north Sidney Park.