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Clouse running on experience in race to represent Kearney-area in unicameral
Clouse running on experience in race to represent Kearney-area in unicameral

Kearney’s mayor is making his experience and ability to listen the cornerstones of his campaign for state legislature.

Grand Island Police arrest two men for sex trafficking of a minor in separate cases

Grand Island Police arrest two men for sex trafficking of a minor in separate cases

Two men in central Nebraska are behind bars after being charged with sex offenses.

UNK football to scrimmage Concordia-St. Paul this spring in Omaha metro

UNK football to scrimmage Concordia-St. Paul this spring in Omaha metro

The Nebraska-Kearney football team will head to the Omaha metro this spring to scrimmage a fellow Div. ll team.

Emerald Ash Borer located in Lincoln County

Emerald Ash Borer located in Lincoln County

The North Platte Tree Board has reported that Emerald Ash Borer has been found within Lincoln County.

S-E-M athletes Arbuthnot, O’Neill sign with UNK, Hastings College

S-E-M athletes Arbuthnot, O’Neill sign with UNK, Hastings College

One of the smallest schools in the state is churning out multiple college athletes.

Bilingual dispatchers help Hall County Emergency Center to respond more effectively

Bilingual dispatchers help Hall County Emergency Center to respond more effectively

Everyone knows what number to dial when there’s an emergency. 

But who is it on the other line?

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

LINCOLN, NEB. — A state congressman is touting Nebraska as the best place in the country for law enforcement officers to live, and he's putting together a recruitment plan in the hopes of filling the state's current shortage. 

Flock cameras lead Kearney Police to arrest man for stolen vehicle, six total charges

Flock cameras lead Kearney Police to arrest man for stolen vehicle, six total charges

A Chicago man is behind bars on several charges thanks in part to automated license plate readers in Kearney.

New UNK receivers coach recruited away from alma mater, buys into Held’s message

New UNK receivers coach recruited away from alma mater, buys into Held’s message

One of UNK football’s top recruits won’t be strapping on a helmet this season.

Cozad man charged with 2 counts of felony child abuse

Cozad man charged with 2 counts of felony child abuse

A Cozad man faces two counts of felony child abuse charges after police said he seriously injured a two-month-old.

Kearney boys get top seed in district tournament, Hastings boys are two-seed in subdistricts

Kearney boys get top seed in district tournament, Hastings boys are two-seed in subdistricts

The Kearney boys basketball team will host a Class A district tournament.

New polling finds 70% support for legalizing medical cannabis

New polling finds 70% support for legalizing medical cannabis

New polling found that 70% of respondents are ready to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska and that a majority of those responding want to approve a novel alternative to property, sales and income taxes.

Blizzard frequency in the U.S. may decrease in the future

Blizzard frequency in the U.S. may decrease in the future

A unique study from The University of Nebraska- Lincoln Assistant Professor Liang Chen predicts fewer blizzards throughout the U.S. using identical models used by the intergovernmental panel on climate change.

Vehicles arriving for Kearney Police Department’s new assigned vehicle program

Vehicles arriving for Kearney Police Department’s new assigned vehicle program

A Central Nebraska police department is getting closer to providing a vehicle to every officer.

Nebraska’s First Lady shares agriculture with Grand Island elementary students

Nebraska’s First Lady shares agriculture with Grand Island elementary students

Nebraska’s First Lady is sharing and connecting students with agriculture through stories. 

Former Husker basketball player suing university over relationship with ex-assistant

Former Husker basketball player suing university over relationship with ex-assistant

Two years after being removed from the team, a former Husker women's basketball player has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska. 

Peg Dethlefs of Ravenna named NCN Community Hero for January

Peg Dethlefs of Ravenna named NCN Community Hero for January

A lifelong Ravenna resident is being recognized for decades of serving her community.

Full tuition waivers proposed for Nebraska student teachers

Full tuition waivers proposed for Nebraska student teachers

Nebraska student teachers could receive 100% tuition waivers beginning in 2025 through a legislative proposal under consideration this session.

UNK unveils new Power of the Herd slogan, brand campaign

UNK unveils new Power of the Herd slogan, brand campaign

The University of Nebraska-Kearney is leaning into its Loper mascot for its new slogan.

Former Husker Lee leaving UNK for secondary coach job at Lincoln University

Former Husker Lee leaving UNK for secondary coach job at Lincoln University

A former UNK assistant coach is pulling another Loper coach to his new school.

21-point 4th Quarter helps Hastings Boys defeat Minden on Senior Day

21-point 4th Quarter helps Hastings Boys defeat Minden on Senior Day

Junior Parker Ablott led the Hastings Tigers with 17 points, who helped them beat Minden 56-49 on Senior Day at Hastings High.

Tough defense propels Adams Central to 16-point win over Kearney Catholic

Tough defense propels Adams Central to 16-point win over Kearney Catholic

Freshman Hunter Nepple scored 20 points and Adams Central pulled away from Kearney Catholic for a 48-32 home win on Friday night.

Highland North development unveils new concept, promises to redefine modern living

Highland North development unveils new concept, promises to redefine modern living

A new Grand Island housing development promises to be the next community where neighbors become family. 

Horse Racing season is back at Fonner Park

Horse Racing season is back at Fonner Park

Fonner Park is getting ready for another racing season.

Funkey starts as assistant city administrator in Hastings

Funkey starts as assistant city administrator in Hastings

A longtime Hastings leader is now serving the city in a new role.

Man accused of brutally beating a Kearney woman involved in crash, now in custody

Man accused of brutally beating a Kearney woman involved in crash, now in custody

The man wanted on charges of brutally beating a Kearney woman is in custody after police say he was involved in a car accident.

Public safety, economic opportunity and China: Renewable energy debate runs hot in Nebraska

Public safety, economic opportunity and China: Renewable energy debate runs hot in Nebraska

It’s a high-stakes fight, with property rights, the character and economic well-being of rural Nebraska and health of the planet all at play. 

Adams County Fairfest announces all-country lineup led by Dustin Lynch, Ian Munsick

Adams County Fairfest announces all-country lineup led by Dustin Lynch, Ian Munsick

The Adams County Fairfest is welcoming five country artists as concert performers this summer.

Nebraska confines some sex offenders years after their prison sentence

Nebraska confines some sex offenders years after their prison sentence

Nebraska confines some sex offenders for years and even decades after they have been released from prison for their crimes.

Four of Nebraska’s largest school districts use debt collectors to go after unpaid lunch tabs

Four of Nebraska’s largest school districts use debt collectors to go after unpaid lunch tabs

Four large school districts in Nebraska -- Lincoln, Kearney, Columbus and Scottsbluff -- are sending private debt collectors after parents over unpaid student lunch bills.

‘Loneliest time in human history’: Experts give tips on signs, ways to curb loneliness

‘Loneliest time in human history’: Experts give tips on signs, ways to curb loneliness

From youth to adults, loneliness has become more common for health officials across the country from a combination of social media, stress, and isolation during COVID have some experts saying it is the loneliest time in human history.

Elevate Grand Island seeks to strengthen connection between immigrant community and city

Elevate Grand Island seeks to strengthen connection between immigrant community and city

A program in central Nebraska is looking for immigrant participants who want to learn more about the city they live in.

Kearney eSports wins state title in Div. l Mario Kart

Kearney eSports wins state title in Div. l Mario Kart

Students at Kearney High are celebrating a state championship in eSports.

Grand Island recognized nationally for economic growth

Grand Island recognized nationally for economic growth

A central Nebraska city is being recognized for economic growth in 2023.

Elderly domestic abuse survivor who killed husband released on parole

Elderly domestic abuse survivor who killed husband released on parole

A McCook woman convicted of manslaughter for the death of her husband was released on parole Wednesday.

Large grass fire in northeast North Platte prompts evacuations

Large grass fire in northeast North Platte prompts evacuations

A grass fire broke out early Wednesday afternoon in northeast North Platte. The fire was so severe that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office ordered evacuations for the Calvary Hills Subdivision and Thunderhead Road.

NU volleyball coach says Nebraska Crossing could be new home for Olympic volleyball training center

NU volleyball coach says Nebraska Crossing could be new home for Olympic volleyball training center

But several say new ‘Good Life’ district bill is unconstitutional and needs changes

Kearney Police searching for man accused of assaulting woman, burglarizing home

Kearney Police searching for man accused of assaulting woman, burglarizing home

Authorities in Central Nebraska are looking for a Kearney man they say beat a woman until she was unconscious.

Garner files motion to dismiss in former Kearney girls basketball coach’s defamation lawsuit

Garner files motion to dismiss in former Kearney girls basketball coach’s defamation lawsuit

The person named in a defamation lawsuit filed by the former Kearney High girls basketball coach is asking a judge to throw out the case.

New Adams County Jail still months away from completion, 4 months after projected opening date

New Adams County Jail still months away from completion, 4 months after projected opening date

From one opening date to another, the Adams County Sheriff's Office has been forced to repeatedly push back the opening of the new County Jail due to matters out of their control.

A true Love story: How UNK brought Hunter and Jeslynn together

A true Love story: How UNK brought Hunter and Jeslynn together

Hunter, of Norfolk, and Jeslynn, of Scottsbluff, were freshmen at the University of Nebraska at Kearney when they first met inside Thomas Hall.

GICC hires former college head coach as new volleyball coach

GICC hires former college head coach as new volleyball coach

Grand Island Central Catholic is bringing on a former college head coach to replace the winningest high school coach in Nebraska history.

After departing Kearney Catholic, Conner to become head volleyball coach at Riverside

After departing Kearney Catholic, Conner to become head volleyball coach at Riverside

The legendary volleyball coach who just resigned at Kearney Catholic is now set to become the next coach at Riverside.

Hall County Commissioners form committee, urge state-level action after JBS sewage leak

Hall County Commissioners form committee, urge state-level action after JBS sewage leak

Commissioners in Hall County are taking matters into their hands regarding wastewater concerns with a meatpacking plant. 

NEED TO KNOW: What happens when Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday?

NEED TO KNOW: What happens when Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday?

A holy day and a holiday are set to collide this Wednesday. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day, which is a rare occurrence for the Christian holy day.

Howard County Sheriff to resign to manage Heartland Shooting Park

Howard County Sheriff to resign to manage Heartland Shooting Park

A Central Nebraska sheriff is leaving law enforcement to manage a shooting park.

Kearney Catholic, Doniphan-Trumbull among Tri-Cities boys basketball subdistrict hosts

Kearney Catholic, Doniphan-Trumbull among Tri-Cities boys basketball subdistrict hosts

Several Tri-Cities area boys basketball teams will be hosting subdistrict tournaments next week.

Kearney Catholic volleyball coach Kris Conner steps down after 35 years, 753 wins

Kearney Catholic volleyball coach Kris Conner steps down after 35 years, 753 wins

A Central Nebraska coaching legend is stepping down after recording more than 750 wins.

Hastings City Council narrowly approves purchase of land from state to expand City Sanitary Landfill

Hastings City Council narrowly approves purchase of land from state to expand City Sanitary Landfill

After around 45 minutes of back and forth discussion on Monday night, the Hastings City Council needed the Mayor's tie-breaking vote to decide whether or not to expand the City Sanitary Landfill.

Sen. Aguilar says summer food program will benefit Hall County, encouraged Pillen to change his mind

Sen. Aguilar says summer food program will benefit Hall County, encouraged Pillen to change his mind

More than 150,000 students in Nebraska will now be eligible for a summer food assistance program.  

Lake Hastings project doesn’t include draining and dredging, final open house on Tuesday

Lake Hastings project doesn’t include draining and dredging, final open house on Tuesday

Officials in Hastings are getting closer to implementing a plan to revamp Lake Hastings.

Financial adviser who allegedly helped facilitate huge bank fraud still not charged

Financial adviser who allegedly helped facilitate huge bank fraud still not charged

Federal investigation, state regulatory lawsuit remains pending against Jesse Hill, prompting questions about why it’s taking so long

Grand Island Public Schools getting ready to cut personnel, budget

Grand Island Public Schools getting ready to cut personnel, budget

A central Nebraska school district is preparing for budget cuts.

Lexington man dies in Highway 30 crash near Elm Creek

Lexington man dies in Highway 30 crash near Elm Creek

Authorities are providing more information about a crash that claimed a life in Central Nebraska.

UNK releases football schedule, rivalry with Chadron St. renewed

UNK releases football schedule, rivalry with Chadron St. renewed

The Nebraska Kearney football team's 2024 schedule features five home games, two road non-conference game contests and a bye week. 

Grand Island man accused of stabbing girlfriend in front of young children

Grand Island man accused of stabbing girlfriend in front of young children

A Grand Island man is behind bars accused of attempted second-degree murder.

Gov. Pillen reverses course on summer food program for kids

Gov. Pillen reverses course on summer food program for kids

In a reversal in course, Gov. Jim Pillen announced Monday that Nebraska will be accepting federal funds for the USDA's expanded summer EBT program. 

Grand Island unveils plans for new $4.5 million fire station

Grand Island unveils plans for new $4.5 million fire station

The city of Grand Island will soon have a new fire station.

Lawmaker looks to make Nebraska the latest state to enact controversial ‘stand your ground’ law

Lawmaker looks to make Nebraska the latest state to enact controversial ‘stand your ground’ law

Nebraska would become one of the last Republican-led states to enact a so-called “stand your ground” law under a bill presented to a legislative committee on Thursday.

Update: No Injuries Following 57-Car Train Derailment Near Cairo

Update: No Injuries Following 57-Car Train Derailment Near Cairo

Friday’s commute along parts of Highway 2 may be a bit slow in Hall County, as a train has derailed near Cairo.

High School coaching legend Jeff Tomlin to join Hastings College Football Staff

High School coaching legend Jeff Tomlin to join Hastings College Football Staff

A Nebraska coaching great with 37 years of coaching experience is joining the Bronco Football coaching staff for the 2024 season. 

‘An inspiration to a lot of dancers’: Nebraskans help lead iconic Dallas Cowboys cheer team

‘An inspiration to a lot of dancers’: Nebraskans help lead iconic Dallas Cowboys cheer team

They get paid peanuts, work on nights and weekends and have been in the past subjected to some even worse treatment. And yet, two Nebraskans who are part of the iconic Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad wouldn't trade it for anything.

Grassroots Grief: In small-town Nebraska, with suicide rates high, a family delivers hope for thousands

Grassroots Grief: In small-town Nebraska, with suicide rates high, a family delivers hope for thousands

The small-town suicide rate in Nebraska is higher than the national average, and far outpaces the suicide rate in Nebraska's cities.

Drug-related conviction near Grand Island sends California man to prison

Drug-related conviction near Grand Island sends California man to prison

Five years in prison was given to a man from California after he was convicted of having drugs near Grand Island.

'The Happy Brush' owner selling, hoping to keep business alive

'The Happy Brush' owner selling, hoping to keep business alive

A widely known local business in Grand Island is selling and is hoping to transfer it to a new owner.