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Traffic ticket leads to drug arrest

A speeding ticket lead to a drug arrest in Dawson County over the weekend. Shortly before 4:00am Saturday, a Dawson County Sheriff's deputy stopped a car three miles west of Lexington in Interstate 80 for speeding. A ticket was issued to a 22-year-ol... Read More

Investigators say Nebraska man had shot wife before he died

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) _ Sarpy County Sheriff's officials have revealed more information on an incident in an Omaha suburb that left a woman with a gunshot wound to her head and her husband dead. Chief Deputy Greg London said Thursday in a written r... Read More

Lincoln high school coach accused of sex assault of student

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say a Lincoln high school basketball coach and faculty member has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault of a student. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 33-year-old Marcus Perry, an in-school s... Read More

Nebraska 911 plan would allow for text, photo, video reports

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska's 911 director is proposing a plan that would enable emergency reporting via text, photo or video. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Director David Sankey updated Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday on a plan to implement ... Read More

Natural Gas Utility Focuses Energy on Giving Back During Improving Life Week

LINCOLN, Neb. — When Black Hills Energy employees parked their trucks and put boots to the ground in the communities it serves, Judy Duckworth of Scottsbluff felt an extra jolt of holiday spirit. Judy was having issues keeping the pilot light l... Read More

Man dead, woman critically wounded in eastern Nebraska home

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a shooting in eastern Nebraska that left one person dead and another in critical condition. The Sarpy County sheriff's office says it found the body of a 68-year-old man in the garage of a home ... Read More

New Hastings police chief takes oath of office

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) _ The city of Hastings has sworn in its new chief of police. Television station KSNB reports that dozens of people turned out Wednesday to see Chief Adam Story take the oath of office. Last month, the City Council voted unan... Read More

Gosper County Santa Cop program in 9th year

The Gosper County Sheriff's Office launched the Gosper County Santa Cop program in 2008 and has grown over the years with more community involvement. Sheriff Dennis Ocken says he and deputies saw a need for providing less privileged children and thei... Read More

Gov. Ricketts: State Agencies Achieving Operational Goals, Reducing Headcount

LINCOLN , Ne.  --  Governor Pete Ricketts this week delivered an update on a state hiring freeze which has reduced the size and scope of the state’s workforce. Starting in October 2016, the hiring freeze has targeted the reduction of non-essentia... Read More

Open Enrollment Ends on December 15

DECEMBER 13, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — Bruce Ramge, Director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance, would like to remind Nebraskans that this is the final week of open enrollment for plans available for sale on the health insurance marketplace. The ... Read More

Nebraska DOT: $11.2 billion in roadwork needed over 20 years

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska state road officials have identified $11.2 billion in construction needs over the next two decades The Department of Transportation released the projection Wednesday in its annual report to lawmakers. The projection i... Read More

Lincoln police: Tip led to traffic stop, drug seizure

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Police say tip helped officers find a large stash of marijuana and methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Television station KOLN reports that the stop happened Tuesday afternoon near Industrial Road and Superior Street. Polic... Read More

Omaha police make arrest in death of man found dead in lot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha police have announced an arrest in the death of a man whose body was found last month in a vehicle in a police station parking lot. Police said Wednesday that an 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of first-de... Read More

Senator Matt Williams files for re-election

Williams Files for re-election to represent District 36 Gothenburg, NE—Senator Matt Williams of Gothenburg, today, filed for re-election to represent Nebraska Legislative District 36, which comprises Dawson, Custer, and the northern third of ... Read More