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Nuckolls County gets grant for new show arena

Nuckolls County gets grant for new show arena

A southern Nebraska county will soon have a new show arena for its county fairgrounds.

UNK sweeps Augustana to start season 4-0.

UNK sweeps Augustana to start season 4-0.

The UNK Lopers have closed out their opening weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.

UNK wins comeback thriller over Oklahoma Baptist

UNK wins comeback thriller over Oklahoma Baptist

The UNK Lopers would not stay down against Oklahoma Baptist, earning a comeback victory in thrilling fashion.

District Judge Vicky Johnson grants change of venue for Bailey Boswell trial

District Judge Vicky Johnson grants change of venue for Bailey Boswell trial

Saline County District Court Judge Vicky Johnson said the 'pervasive publicity' of the case makes it impossible for Boswell to receive a fair trial in Saline County, or even southeast Nebraska.

Man Nearly Drowns in Lake Near Elm Creek

Man Nearly Drowns in Lake Near Elm Creek

Elm Creek, NE --- A man was transported to the hospital Friday after he almost drowned in a lake near Elm Creek. The Buffalo County Sheriff's office says Donnie Brown, Melissa Martin, and Glenda White were camping at the Union Pacific State Recreation are

Authorities say woman, 81, dies after being struck by pickup

Authorities say woman, 81, dies after being struck by pickup

Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while walking along a county road in southwest Nebraska.

Sasse hears testimony from Nebraska attorney general, others, on human trafficking and its financial impacts Tuesday

Sasse hears testimony from Nebraska attorney general, others, on human trafficking and its financial impacts Tuesday

Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade Finance, was in Lincoln Tuesday for a hearing on human trafficking and its "Intersection with the Financial System.”

Officials warn of rising river levels with more rain possible

Officials warn of rising river levels with more rain possible

Southeast Nebraska could receive 1-4 inches of rain from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.

Fairbury's Jillian Caroon one of the very first to be admitted at UNL in 2020

Fairbury's Jillian Caroon one of the very first to be admitted at UNL in 2020

Caroon is the first member of her immediate family to go to college. She plans to study finance at UNL. She participates in softball, wrestling, FFA, student council, National Honor Society and FBLA at Fairbury High School.

Geneva 'recall committee' moving forward on efforts to try and remove mayor Eric Kamler

Geneva 'recall committee' moving forward on efforts to try and remove mayor Eric Kamler

News Channel Nebraska obtained one of the recall committee’s pamphlets they've been handing out to residents, which lays out bullet points on why they want Kamler recalled.

Geneva mayor Eric Kamler: recall attempt by 'recall committee' is 'absolutely ridiculous'

Geneva mayor Eric Kamler: recall attempt by 'recall committee' is 'absolutely ridiculous'

GENEVA - A committee of roughly 10 people who call themselves the 'Recall Committee' in Geneva are attempting to recall first-term mayor Eric Kamler. The 28-year-old Shickley native was elected mayor last November. He’s currently the youngest mayor

Nebraska Teenager's Senior Pictures Honor Father Killed In Afghanistan

Nebraska Teenager's Senior Pictures Honor Father Killed In Afghanistan

A Nebraska high school student's senior pictures are gaining thousands of interactions on social media.

Mike Flood announces candidacy for Nebraska Legislature

Mike Flood announces candidacy for Nebraska Legislature

The former Speaker of the Nebraska Unicameral announced his candidacy Friday, pledging to focus on rural depopulation.

Nebraska State Fair preparing for 10th year in Grand Island, 150th year overall

Nebraska State Fair preparing for 10th year in Grand Island, 150th year overall

The Nebraska State Fair is celebrating its 10th year in Grand Island and its 150th year overall.

Recent business closures in Beatrice spark comments of despair, officials contend that city is growing rapidly

Recent business closures in Beatrice spark comments of despair, officials contend that city is growing rapidly

Risky's Sports Bar and Grill shut its doors permanently last week, sparking a lot of reaction throughout the community. Despite a string of recent business closures, city officials contend that Beatrice is still prospering.

UPDATE: Third Geneva escapee located by Fillmore County authorities

UPDATE: Third Geneva escapee located by Fillmore County authorities

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office has located three boys who escaped from the Heartland Home for Boys in Geneva early Wednesday.

Norfolk health care center marks a decade of federal backing

Norfolk health care center marks a decade of federal backing

Midtown Health Care outlined their efforts to provide care for low-income northeast Nebraskans and previewed some of their future initiatives.

Geneva Celebrates Community Development Projects

Geneva Celebrates Community Development Projects

City and State officials gathered in Geneva on Monday to celebrate a variety of community development projects that are now underway.

Nebraska Supreme Court justice Mike Heavican visits Fairbury, Hebron Monday

Nebraska Supreme Court justice Mike Heavican visits Fairbury, Hebron Monday

Nebraska Supreme Court chief justice Mike Heavican and several associate justices made a stop in Fairbury on Monday morning.

A viral animal disease is back in Nebraska

A viral animal disease is back in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in a horse in Lincoln County.

Over-abundance of butterflies in Nebraska

Over-abundance of butterflies in Nebraska

There’s a new group of ladies in Nebraska… but not the type you’d expect…
The painted lady butterfly is migrating through the state and reproducing at a rapid rate.

Fairbury homicide suspect granted continuance, bond reduced Monday

Fairbury homicide suspect granted continuance, bond reduced Monday

Grable's attorney, Scott Gropp of Wilber, requested another continuance of her case Monday, which was granted.

Missing teenager in Lincoln

Missing teenager in Lincoln

Lincoln Police are asking for help finding a 14-year-old girl that has gone missing.

Two-vehicle injury accident results in cows loose on I-80

Two-vehicle injury accident results in cows loose on I-80

York County Authorities have released more information about a car accident that caused a number of cows to get loose on I-80.

Crete mayor Roger Foster remembered for his 'passion and dedication' to the city

Crete mayor Roger Foster remembered for his 'passion and dedication' to the city

Crete mayor Roger Foster passed away Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. City officials reflect on his dedicated service to the city over many years.

Congressman Fortenberry to visit Nebraska's First District

Congressman Fortenberry to visit Nebraska's First District

A member of Congress is set to visit five cities in Nebraska this week.

Thayer Central teacher Josh Lanik: 'I had never looked for diamonds before...I was using my bare hands'

Thayer Central teacher Josh Lanik: 'I had never looked for diamonds before...I was using my bare hands'

Thayer Central physical education teacher Josh Lanik had a very memorable family vacation in Arkansas last week.

Car trailer swerves to miss oncoming car and spills cars across road

Car trailer swerves to miss oncoming car and spills cars across road

Several cars were spilled onto the road during a Logan County car accident Friday, but authorities say no one was hurt.

Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley dominates Syracuse, wins junior legion title in De Witt

Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley dominates Syracuse, wins junior legion title in De Witt

Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley dominated Syracuse to win their first state title in junior legion baseball in 14 years.

Sheriff: Public Stonewalling Deadly Crash Investigation

Sheriff: Public Stonewalling Deadly Crash Investigation

Investigators looking into that alcohol-involved-crash that left four Gretna teenagers dead are being stonewalled.

That according to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s office, which announced today that new reward money might open up some leads.

Key Lawmakers Headline Property Tax Town Hall

Key Lawmakers Headline Property Tax Town Hall

Two key state lawmakers will be on hand for a mid-summer town hall on the state’s ongoing search for property tax relief.

Omaha Golfer in Lead, Heading Into Final Round of Nebraska Junior Amateur Golf Tournament

Omaha Golfer in Lead, Heading Into Final Round of Nebraska Junior Amateur Golf Tournament

Two shot lead for Omaha's Josh Peters, heading into final round of Nebraska Junior Amateur Golf tourney, at Beatrice Country Club

Stothert Budget: No Tax Hike, No Tax Cut

Stothert Budget: No Tax Hike, No Tax Cut

If Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert gets her way taxpayers will not see a tax increase next year.

They also won't see a tax cut.

Man imprisoned for setting fires but not letting wife flee

Man imprisoned for setting fires but not letting wife flee

A 27-year-old man has been given five to 10 years in prison for trying to set his North Platte home on fire but not letting his wife leave.

Slumlord Watchdogs Eyeing Omaha's City Budget

Slumlord Watchdogs Eyeing Omaha's City Budget

Omaha’s housing watchdogs are keeping a close eye on the next city budget.

Could Restaurant Tax Fix Omaha's Roads?

Could Restaurant Tax Fix Omaha's Roads?

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert continues to push a multi-million dollar, property tax increasing, bond issue to fix the city’s broken streets.

But another option, one that doesn’t raise property taxes, has not been discussed.

Update: Arrest made in Saturday evening house fire in Kearney

Update: Arrest made in Saturday evening house fire in Kearney

Kearney Fire Personnel responded to 902 Central Avenue for reports of a structure fire. When crews arrived they saw smoke and flames coming out of two front windows. Crews started fighting the fire just after 8 p.m. and had it under control by 8:20 p.m.

York mayor passes away

York mayor passes away

Orval Stahr, a former mayor of York, former York County Commissioner and former zoning administrator for York County, has died.

Aubrey Trail's attorneys say request for a new trial is 'routine,' confidence is 'not high'

Aubrey Trail's attorneys say request for a new trial is 'routine,' confidence is 'not high'

Aubrey Trail's court appointed attorneys, Ben and Joe Murray from Hebron, say they're not confident in getting a new trial, but recognize everyone's right to as fair of a trial as possible.

Sheriff: Who Gave Teens Alcohol?

Sheriff: Who Gave Teens Alcohol?

Authorities in Sarpy County want to know how several teens involved in a deadly crash got their hands on alcohol.

NDOT To Hold Open House For US-81 Improvements In Stromsburg

NDOT To Hold Open House For US-81 Improvements In Stromsburg

An informational open house will soon be held to discuss proposed improvements to US-81 in Stromsburg.

Free Speech or Crime? Graffiti Tags City Hall

Free Speech or Crime? Graffiti Tags City Hall

Freedom of speech or a crime? That question front and center at Omaha City Hall today as graffiti marked the sidewalk up and down the City-County Civic Center.

Gibbon Begins to Recover From Flooding

Gibbon Begins to Recover From Flooding

Residents of Gibbon are busy with familiar tasks today. Pumping water from basements and removing carpet, furniture and wet drywall are too fresh in the memories of many central Nebraskans.

Controversial Chase Ending Technique Coming Back

Controversial Chase Ending Technique Coming Back

News Channel Nebraska has learned that a controversial chase-ending technique used by the Nebraska State Patrol, is back to its old-self.

Nebraska schools could see new debate over Indian mascots

Nebraska schools could see new debate over Indian mascots

Nebraska schools with Native American mascots could see a new debate over their team names and logos.

Political Pay Raises a Tough Sell

Political Pay Raises a Tough Sell

For the second time in eight months the Bellevue City Council is looking to raise its own pay. The council voted no last November, but at least one councilman says it's time to try again, despite criticism from the public that is already pouring in. News

Central Nebraska Average Wage Report; May 2019

Central Nebraska Average Wage Report; May 2019

A report released by the State of Nebraska shows hourly earnings in the northeast Nebraska area are behind the national average.

Driver Identified in Deadly Blair Crash

Driver Identified in Deadly Blair Crash

The teen driver in that deadly car-full-of-kids crash near Blair has been identified.

Wood River Continues Flood Preparations

Wood River Continues Flood Preparations

The community of Wood River is continuing to prepare for the upcoming floodwaters expected to arrive later today and tomorrow.

Trail waives jury hearing Thursday, death penalty decision goes to three-judge panel

Trail waives jury hearing Thursday, death penalty decision goes to three-judge panel

Trail uses his right to waive an aggravated circumstances hearing Thursday. A three-judge panel will now decide if he's sentenced to death.

Gov. Ricketts Speaks On Gibbon Flooding

Gov. Ricketts Speaks On Gibbon Flooding

Another city that has been hit by this round of flooding is Gibbon. According to the National Weather Service, the Wood River near Gibbon was at Major Flood Stage with levels at 16.6 feet.

Mayor Looking to Increase Street Repair Budget

Mayor Looking to Increase Street Repair Budget

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says she'll be asking the City Council for more money to fix the city's roads. The Mayor is not saying how much more, she's keeping that number under wraps until she releases her next budget later this month. As we reported earli

Defense says Trail 'is not guilty,' murder charge can't be proven 'beyond reasonable doubt'

Defense says Trail 'is not guilty,' murder charge can't be proven 'beyond reasonable doubt'

Aubrey Trail's court-appointed attorney, Joe Murray, offered his closing statement Wednesday afternoon, pleading that the jury treat the defendant with fairness, and not let emotion drive their deliberations.

A fourth person in connection with Fairbury homicide is now in custody

A fourth person in connection with Fairbury homicide is now in custody

An additional fourth person was taken into custody on Tuesday in connection with the July 1st homicide in Fairbury.

Prosecution alleges Trail dismembered his own story and killed Loofe intentionally

Prosecution alleges Trail dismembered his own story and killed Loofe intentionally

Both sides are beginning their closing arguments on Wednesday morning.

Trail: 'I am the one that caused Sydney's death'

Trail: 'I am the one that caused Sydney's death'

After a two-week absence, Aubrey Trail testified on Tuesday afternoon against his lawyers' wishes.

Aubrey Trail back in court Tuesday for the first time since outburst

Aubrey Trail back in court Tuesday for the first time since outburst

WILBER - The last time Aubrey Trail was in the Saline County Courthouse on June 24, he shouted out, "Bailey (Boswell) is innocent and I curse you all!" After that, Trail took some kind of object and made slashes on the right side of his neck. Trail was es

Drenching Rains, Brief Tornado Hit South Central Nebraska

Drenching Rains, Brief Tornado Hit South Central Nebraska

Torrential rainfall, brief rope tornado in southern Nebraska

Charges Filed Against Broken Bow Mayor

Charges Filed Against Broken Bow Mayor

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has officially filed charges against Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst stemming from an incident on April 6, 2019.

Fireworks Complaints in Omaha Hit Four Figures

Fireworks Complaints in Omaha Hit Four Figures

If you thought there were more than enough do-it-yourself fireworks shows in Omaha this fourth of July, you were right and we now have the numbers to prove it. Despite the city's decision to roll back the discharges from 10 days down to three, July 2nd th

Victim of a Fairbury shooting found in Jefferson County road ditch

Victim of a Fairbury shooting found in Jefferson County road ditch

A body believed to be the victim of a shooting that took place outside of Fairbury on July 1st was recovered early Monday morning.   

Small Nebraska post office reopens months after flooding

Small Nebraska post office reopens months after flooding

Muddy waters several inches deep filled the North Bend Post Office when much of the town flooded in March after a levee failed.

Sydney Loofe's death caused by "homicidal means," according to pathologist

Sydney Loofe's death caused by "homicidal means," according to pathologist

Dr. Michelle Elieff from Physician Laboratory in Omaha performed Sydney Loofe's autopsy in December 2017. The results of that autopsy were shared at Aubrey Trail's trial on Monday.

Deadly Blair Crash Investigation Continues

Deadly Blair Crash Investigation Continues

We are expecting more details today (Monday) following last Friday’s deadly crash involving a car-load of young teens near Blair.

Over a Half Foot of Rain, for some Kansas Towns

Over a Half Foot of Rain, for some Kansas Towns

Some areas of central and north central Kansas received torrential rainfall July 4th

NCN Exclusive Results in Another Twist and Turn

NCN Exclusive Results in Another Twist and Turn

It's another and possibly the last twist and turn following an exclusive investigation (see our initial report here) by News Channel Nebraska.