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Proposed Nebraska college faces obstacles before opening

BLAIR, Neb. - Officials proposing a Christian university in eastern Nebraska face financial and administrative challenges before opening the school on a defunct college campus. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Charis University President Marv O... Read More

Robbery at Kearney residence leads to two pursuits Thurs. morning

On June 14, 2018, at 7:55 a.m., Kearney Police Department officers were called to 4020 Avenue I, in Kearney, regarding an assault and theft. Officers later upgraded the call to a robbery. The victim, a 66 year old female, reported that an unknown ... Read More

Man gets 8-12 years for taking nude photos of 13-year-olds

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) _ A man has been imprisoned for taking nude photos of two 13-year-old girls in an Omaha suburb. Court records say 37-year-old Jay Samudio was sentenced Wednesday in Sarpy County District Court in Papillion to eight to 12 years... Read More

Oliver named Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2019

   Eva Oliver is Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2019. The Merriman woman was crowned Wednesday night during the first performance of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte. Oliver, 20, won the categories of horsemanship, personality and photogenic f... Read More

County seeks further review in wrongful convictions case

Beatrice, Neb. -- A Nebraska county will seek further review of a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted of murder. On Monday a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to overturn the... Read More

District Judge Donald Rowlands to retire July 31, 2018

Nebraska’s longest serving sitting district court judge Donald E. Rowlands is retiring July 31, 2018. Rowlands has served the citizens of the State of Nebraska in the 11th Judicial District since taking the bench on April 25, 1986. In... Read More

Sjeklocha named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

A Hayes Center woman has been named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2018. Rebel Sjeklocha was crowned Wednesday afternoon at the North Platte Community Playhouse in North Platte. Sjeklocha, 17, won the personality, speech, written test and appearance ... Read More

Milford man sentenced to jail for lighting his wife on fire

SEWARD - A Milford man who lit his wife on fire will serve jail time. Jeremy Koch, 37, was ordered, Tuesday to serve a minimum of three years behind bars with the possibility of six years with credit of 99 days already served. Koch was sentenced in S... Read More

Benkelman builds growing reputation as an economic leader in southwest Nebraska

     Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development honors city as state’s 24th Leadership Certified Community   June 13, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has named the City of Benkelman (pop... Read More

Death penalty hearing set in Omaha medical school killings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Hearings are scheduled to begin Wednesday on whether a former doctor should be executed for killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school. A three-judge panel in Omaha will determine whether Anthony Garcia will be sen... Read More

Agricultural Education Students Receive Scholarships

LINCOLN, NEB.– The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded nine scholarships to students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Teaching Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. “Each of these nine students have demonstrated a passi... Read More

PSC hearing planned in Axtell grain dealer complaint

Lincoln, Neb.  -- The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a  hearing beginning at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, in the complaint filed against Roberts Seed,  Inc. of Axtell. The hearing will take place at the Minden City Hall, 325 ... Read More

Weather service confirms 5 Nebraska tornadoes, 1 in Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. - The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down in eastern Nebraska and one in western Iowa but caused little damage. Each spotted during Monday's powerful thunderstorms Monday caused no injuries, only min... Read More

Stromsburg Man Wins $100,000 Playing Crossword Inferno

LINCOLN - Adam Rosenquist of Stromsburg won $100,000 playing Crossword Inferno from the Nebraska Lottery. Rosenquist purchased his winning ticket from Casey’s General Store at 117 Main St. in Stromsburg. While claiming his prize, Rosenquist t... Read More