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Lexington teen creates books for nonverbal children, awarded highest Girl Scout honor
Lexington teen creates books for nonverbal children, awarded highest Girl Scout honor

A central Nebraska girl has proved you can still be a teenager and author books -- and that you can do it quite creatively, too.

Veteran pushing marijuana petition for PTSD treatment

Veteran pushing marijuana petition for PTSD treatment

A veteran in Grand Island is encouraging people to sign the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana petition by the end of July 6, its last day.

10-year-old boy killed in York hotel roof collapse identified

10-year-old boy killed in York hotel roof collapse identified

A 10-year-old boy killed in a roof collapse at a York hotel has been identified.

Infant found with symptoms similar to 'wartime prisoners'

Infant found with symptoms similar to 'wartime prisoners'

A couple in North Platte faces charges after their infant son was found to be severely malnourished.

Northeast Nebraska journalist receives national award

Northeast Nebraska journalist receives national award

LuAnn Schindler, who publishes the Summerland Advocate-Messenger, was honored with a national award over the weekend.

PCSO commends deputy for help in fire

PCSO commends deputy for help in fire

Pennington County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Lindquist lends a hand during a fire at the Cactus Bar in Wall.

Special elk depredation season designated in southwest Nebraska

Special elk depredation season designated in southwest Nebraska

A special elk depredation season has been ordered for July in a portion of southwest Nebraska because of excessive crop damage caused by elk.

Man runs 163 miles to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis

Man runs 163 miles to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis

163 miles in six days, that’s what it took Eric Henrich to run from Holdredge, Nebraska to Lincoln Northeast High School.

Mountain lion season approved in Nebraska for 2023

Mountain lion season approved in Nebraska for 2023

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved staff recommendations for 2023 mountain lion season at its June 17 meeting in Lexington.

Campbell man indicted on federal drug charges

Campbell man indicted on federal drug charges

A south-central Nebraska man is facing federal drug and weapon charges. 

CCC’s internship program could prove beneficial to Hall County Corrections

CCC’s internship program could prove beneficial to Hall County Corrections

Students of Central Community College are working at the Hall County Corrections for the first time as part of an internship.

Hershey, Neb. native crowned Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

Hershey, Neb. native crowned Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

After three days of competition, Nebraska has a new Miss Teen Rodeo.

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

The Nebraska Department of Health And Human Services is educating the community about Elder Abuse as Wednesday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

NDCS reports missing inmate

NDCS reports missing inmate

An inmate serving time for charges out of Buffalo and Sarpy Counties has gone missing.

North Platte Police awarded funds toward bulletproof vest

North Platte Police awarded funds toward bulletproof vest

The North Platte Police Department is beefing up its protection, thanks to a recent infusion of funds from a statewide program.

One dead after shooting in North Platte

One dead after shooting in North Platte

One man is dead and another is in serious condition after a shooting in North Platte. 

'Different from other Midwest communities': Hastings PRIDE expecting hundreds

'Different from other Midwest communities': Hastings PRIDE expecting hundreds

One community in central Nebraska is boasting how supportive their community is of LGBTQ+ people. 

‘This is the second battlefield’: Nebraskan and Ukrainian farmers worry about global food crisis, vow to help

‘This is the second battlefield’: Nebraskan and Ukrainian farmers worry about global food crisis, vow to help

Don Hutchens is a farmer, just like his father and his father's father. He wears an "I stand with Ukraine" button on his chest and a red University of Nebraska ring on his finger.

Ukrainian farmers, harvesting while dodging missiles, get help from expert with Nebraska ties

Ukrainian farmers, harvesting while dodging missiles, get help from expert with Nebraska ties

An Ukrainian ag industry leader used to teach modern farming practices to Ukrainian farmers. Now, she helps them learn how to de-mine their fields and harvest and plant amidst a war. And she's doing it while touring Nebraska.

Woodhead falls short of U.S. Open at final qualifying event

Woodhead falls short of U.S. Open at final qualifying event

A former NFL star from western Nebraska won't be making a dream trip to the U.S. Open...at least not this year.

Adams County Visitors Bureau relocates after downtown fire

Adams County Visitors Bureau relocates after downtown fire

A Hastings fire that burned down a pharmacy has caused many businesses to relocate.

More severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska

More severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska

Thunderstorms that pelted the state during the weekend are hanging around on Monday.

37 year old sentenced on possession of machine gun

37 year old sentenced on possession of machine gun

37-year old Jose Rodriguez was sentenced in the federal court of Lincoln, Nebraska for possession of a machine gun.

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

One of the most important parts of fishing is following local and state regulations, but the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has already had a few poaching busts this season.

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

One Ukrainanian is touring the U.S., stopping in Nebraska, to share how farmers in Ukraine are hit by the Russian invasion.

Vazquez sentenced for killing of LPD investigator

Vazquez sentenced for killing of LPD investigator

A Lancaster County judge sentenced Felipe Vazquez to 70 years to life in prison Wednesday for the killing of Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera.

MADD recognizes 12 state troopers for DUI enforcement, education

MADD recognizes 12 state troopers for DUI enforcement, education

A dozen Nebraska State Troopers have been recognized for their efforts to keep Nebraska roads safe through impaired driving enforcement and education.

Stolen vehicle gets used in pursuit

Stolen vehicle gets used in pursuit

Norfolk Police said that a vehicle was taken from a residence and later used in a pursuit. 

Norfolk woman sentenced to decade in prison

Norfolk woman sentenced to decade in prison

It was announced Friday that 37-year-old Nicole Peterson of Norfolk was sentenced in federal court in Omaha.

Attempted bank robbery in York

Attempted bank robbery in York

Police are looking into an attempted bank robbery in central, southeast Nebraska. 

Protestors take down teepees, walk to Lincoln City Hall

Protestors take down teepees, walk to Lincoln City Hall

Native Americans and environmental protestors are taking down teepees, and planning a prayer walk Wednesday, to express their opinions on a development in Lincoln.

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

A wildfire is still burning at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Officials updated us today...

Assisting farmers hit by wildfires, EQIP applications open

Assisting farmers hit by wildfires, EQIP applications open

Farmers are able to apply for funding to assist them if their land was hit by the recent wildfires.

Severe weather expected in SE Nebraska, NE Kansas Tuesday evening

Severe weather expected in SE Nebraska, NE Kansas Tuesday evening

As northeast Nebraska deals with stormy weather to start Tuesday, the southern part of the state could be dealing with just that tonight.

Health officials urge parents to avoid ‘dangerous’ homemade recipes

Health officials urge parents to avoid ‘dangerous’ homemade recipes

As parents around the nation scramble to grapple with a shortage of baby formula products, local health officials are urging families to not panic as there are local resources that can help.

Multiple vehicles crash on Highway 30 in dust storm west of North Platte

Multiple vehicles crash on Highway 30 in dust storm west of North Platte

A section of Highway 30 west of North Platte was closed Thursday afternoon due to a multiple-vehicle accident during a dust storm.

Pillen tours state in final campaign push, Ricketts goes after Herbster for taxes, allegations

Pillen tours state in final campaign push, Ricketts goes after Herbster for taxes, allegations

Republican governor candidate and UNL regent Jim Pillen is making one last campaign push, as he heads to several cities across the state, just 24 hours ahead of Election Day.

Bronze sculptures tell history of Bartlett and west

Bronze sculptures tell history of Bartlett and west

The nation's alleged largest bronze sculpture garden, located in Bartlett Nebraska, received a new addition this spring.

Medical marijuana group calls for ‘all hands on deck’ after loss of major donor

Medical marijuana group calls for ‘all hands on deck’ after loss of major donor

Unable to raise $1 million to replace funds from a major donor who died, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana issued a plea Friday for supporters of the cause to take up petitions and gather signatures.

DNA results identify remains found in North Platte building

DNA results identify remains found in North Platte building

Preliminary autopsy results reveal the human remains found in the burned rubble of the Vieyra Metal Works building in North Platte are the remains of 37-year old Jerome Vieyra.

Missing Odell Man Located, Unharmed

Missing Odell Man Located, Unharmed

An 82-year-old Odell area man that had been the subject of a search has been located, unharmed.

Nebraska Game and Parks Take ‘Em Fishing program enters fourth year

Nebraska Game and Parks Take ‘Em Fishing program enters fourth year

The Nebraska Game and Parks commission is looking out for the future of fishing, by doing what it can in the present.

York PD searching for missing tools and person who took them

York PD searching for missing tools and person who took them

Police in southeast Nebraska are looking for missing tools and the person who took them.

Rally postponed, but Herbster and Trump supporters attend in droves

Rally postponed, but Herbster and Trump supporters attend in droves

Mother Nature had other plans for the Save America rally featuring former president Donald Trump and governor hopeful Charles Herbster.

Supporters of Trump, Herbster arrive in Greenwood

Supporters of Trump, Herbster arrive in Greenwood

Former President Donald Trump is not scheduled to speak until 8:00 p.m. Friday night, but supporters of both Trump and gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster have arrived with plenty of time to spare.

Why has it been so windy? Will it ever stop? Thoughts from the NWS.

Why has it been so windy? Will it ever stop? Thoughts from the NWS.

It’s been a theme for the spring of 2022 across Nebraska. Every radio and television weather report reads the words “blustery”, “windy”, and “breezy” day after day.

Road 702 fire remains at zero percent containment, NEMA advises against travel

Road 702 fire remains at zero percent containment, NEMA advises against travel

State officials are asking people to avoid affected areas as firefighters continue to battle the Road 702 Fire.

UPDATE: Nebraska wildfires kill ex-fire chief, hurt 15 firefighters

UPDATE: Nebraska wildfires kill ex-fire chief, hurt 15 firefighters

Nebraska Emergency Management officials have released the latest tally of damage from this weekend's fires.

Wildfire evacuations lifted, roads open, over 130,000 acres burned

Wildfire evacuations lifted, roads open, over 130,000 acres burned

Wildfires continue plaguing much of western and central Nebraska in a more active fire season than the area has seen in recent memory.

Polk County Rural Public Power District shares dangers of downed power lines

Polk County Rural Public Power District shares dangers of downed power lines

An east-central Nebraska community got a reminder of how dangerous downed power lines can be this week.

High winds fuel fires in southwest Nebraska

High winds fuel fires in southwest Nebraska

The high winds around Nebraska have fueled fires in southwest Nebraska, Friday evening. 

Nebraska teen celebrates prom in the hospital

Nebraska teen celebrates prom in the hospital

A teenager recovering from a devastating car crash got to celebrate prom in the hospital.

Woman killed in fog-related accident in York County

Woman killed in fog-related accident in York County

Dense fog early Thursday morning led to a deadly accident in York County.

200 children to get free preschool education through Waterford Upstart

200 children to get free preschool education through Waterford Upstart

"Things have changed a lot since we were little kids," Kim Fischer of Waterford.org said. It's why she's encouraging families to apply for the chance for free pre-school in Nebraska.

CFRA to host Latina Women in Business Conference in South Sioux City

CFRA to host Latina Women in Business Conference in South Sioux City

Registration is open for the Empowerment for Latina Women in Business Conference, set for May 3 in South Sioux City.

Majocha selected UNK senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

Majocha selected UNK senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

Kristen Majocha has been selected as the new senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Fairbury Robbery Leads To Arrest near Beatrice

Fairbury Robbery Leads To Arrest near Beatrice

Lincoln man arrested near Beatrice in multi-agency search

Temporary campfire ban continues in Nebraska state parks, burn bans for the Panhandle

Temporary campfire ban continues in Nebraska state parks, burn bans for the Panhandle

The temporary ban on campfires remains in effect at central and western Nebraska state parks as drought conditions have triggered extreme fire danger.

UNK soccer club members share passion for global game

UNK soccer club members share passion for global game

With approximately 4 billion fans and more than 250 million players, soccer is the world’s most popular sport.

Region V Services wood shop workers being transitioned to marketplace

Region V Services wood shop workers being transitioned to marketplace

Auburn council considers letter of support for keeping wood shop

Inclusive Playground to Be Named After Local Entrepreneurial Family

Inclusive Playground to Be Named After Local Entrepreneurial Family

The Grand Island City Council has approved the naming of a $1.5 million multi-generational inclusive playground to be constructed at Ryder Park.

Nebraska Man Sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Nebraska Man Sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

A Holdrege man was sentenced in federal court today after being found hiding in a shed with at least 52 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Nebraska Legislature has moment of silence for Elwood fire chief

Nebraska Legislature has moment of silence for Elwood fire chief

The state Legislature took a moment during its session on Friday to remember the Elwood fire chief who was killed in a head-on crash while responding to a fire in central Nebraska.

Relief efforts continue as fire burns in Gosper, Furnas Counties

Relief efforts continue as fire burns in Gosper, Furnas Counties

Emergency management officials say relief efforts continued Friday morning, with the Nebraska Forest Service stating that the fire had zero percent containment by 10:00 a.m. CT.

Evacuation order issued as departments battle wildfire in Gosper, Furnas Counties

Evacuation order issued as departments battle wildfire in Gosper, Furnas Counties

Area firefighters from across the region are battling an enormous wildfire about six miles north of Arapahoe and nine miles south of Elwood in Gosper County.