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Furnas County man arrested on child pornography

An Oxford man was taken into custody on October 12th, following the execution of search warrant at his residence by the Furnas County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska Attorney General's Office. Sheriff Kurt Kapperman says the investigation began on Sept... Read More

4 former Chadron State wrestlers arrested in hazing case

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - Four former Chadron State College wrestlers have been arrested on charges of hazing and assault. Court records say the four are 24-year-old Luke Zeiger, 21-year-old Chance Helmick, 22-year-old Cooper Cogdill and 21-year-old Wi... Read More

NIC earns international award as best ‘new’ research campus

Reflecting five years of momentum, Nebraska Innovation Campus was honored with the Emerging Research Park Award from the Association of University Research Parks on Oct. 6. The award, among several of the association’s Awards of Excellence, is p... Read More

Distinguished Judge Awards Presented to Douglas County District Court Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf and Seward County Court Judge C. Jo Petersen

Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf of the district court in Omaha and Judge C. Jo Petersen of the county court in Seward were given the Supreme Court’s highest honor on October 12, 2017, in Omaha. Judge Retelsdorf was given the Service to the Community ... Read More

October is breast cancer awareness month

"Think Pink" events during the month of October are aimed at breast cancer awareness. But authorities say breast cancer doesn't discriminate by gender.  About 25-hundred men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the U-S, along with 250-thous... Read More

Applications sought for Nebraska Young Artist Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for the 21st annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards. The awards go to 11th-grade students who are talented in visua... Read More

Furnas, Red Willow and Hitchcock producers eligible for cover crop initiative

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ag producers in Furnas, Red Willow and Hitchcock counties are eligible to receive assistance planting cover crops to enhance soil health and wildlife habitat. The Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Cropland Cover Ini... Read More

Nebraska man charged with helping girlfriend commit suicide

WEEPING WATER, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska man faces an assisted suicide charge after authorities say he helped his girlfriend commit suicide in the woods. Cass County sheriff's deputies charged 41-year-old Matthew J. Stubbendieck, of Weeping Water, in... Read More

BroncoBOOST brings crowdfunding opportunities to Hastings College

(Hastings, Nebraska) – The Hastings College Foundation has launched a new crowdfunding platform that allows the Foundation to launch campaigns to support specific needs for campus organizations, groups and departments. Known as BroncoBOOST, the m... Read More

Nebraska county proposes signs to replace roadside memorials

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials in a southeast Nebraska county are crafting a policy that would allow people to buy a sign commemorating a loved one's death instead of creating private, personal roadside memorials. The Lincoln Journal Star reports ... Read More

Nebraska offering grants for community learning centers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Education Department is offering grants to organizations that want to establish community learning centers. The goal of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is to establish or expand community learn... Read More

Bolduc sworn in as new NSP Superintendent

Today, Secretary of State John Gale swore in Col. John Bolduc as the new Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. Bolduc can now begin his official duties for the NSP. He previously served as the Vice President of Public Safety and Police Chie... Read More

277 FFA Jackets Awarded

This year’s Blue Jacket. Bright Futures. program received the most applications ever with 764 applications. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we were able to award 277 deserving FFA members with a new FFA jacket and tie or scarf. A c... Read More

Norfolk Man Struck By Vehicle At Large Party Near Stanton

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an early morning incident that critically injured a 20 year old Norfolk man. Blake Mayers was apparently run over by a vehicle at an outdoor party at a rural residence northeast of... Read More