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Tell Spies is latest brother in family legacy of Loper football players
Tell Spies is latest brother in family legacy of Loper football players

Jake came first, then Tye, and now Tell. The three brothers from Mullen have made the Lopers a family tradition.

Grand Island man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

Grand Island man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

It was announced Friday that 43-year-old Nicholas Holder, of Grand Island, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Blomstedt announces resignation as education commissioner

Blomstedt announces resignation as education commissioner

State Board of Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt announced his resignation on Friday, noting that he will stay in the position until early next year.

Lexington proud of new turf field, hoping to notch first win

Lexington proud of new turf field, hoping to notch first win

The Lexington football team is hoping to notch its first win on its new turf field.

Hastings panel to interview city administrator finalists this week

Hastings panel to interview city administrator finalists this week

A panel of Hastings officials is preparing to interview finalists vying to become the next city administrator.

Nebraska Noir: Crime writing giant Jim Thompson forgotten in native state

Nebraska Noir: Crime writing giant Jim Thompson forgotten in native state

Jim Thompson grew up in tiny Burwell, went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, wrote for Nebraska Farmer...and then wrote a book that Stephen King calls an American classic.

Men convicted in Dawson, Lancaster Counties go missing from CCC-O

Men convicted in Dawson, Lancaster Counties go missing from CCC-O

Two inmates have gone missing from a correctional facility in Omaha.

Husker softball wins 10-0 over Lopers

Husker softball wins 10-0 over Lopers

The Huskers claim a blowout 10-0 win over the Lopers

Two Grand Island men facing child porn conspiracy charges in federal court

Two Grand Island men facing child porn conspiracy charges in federal court

Two central Nebraska men are facing federal charges for conspiracy to produce child pornography over a four-year period of time.

St. Paul man facing federal firearm charges related to alleged domestic incident

St. Paul man facing federal firearm charges related to alleged domestic incident

A St. Paul man is facing federal charges related to a reported domestic incident in August, court officials announced Thursday.

$6 million Career Pathway Scholarship established at CCC-Hastings

$6 million Career Pathway Scholarship established at CCC-Hastings

Central Community College has been selected to establish a Walter Scott Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship at CCC-Hastings.

Californians facing up to life in prison for allegedly transporting meth, fentanyl in foam statues

Californians facing up to life in prison for allegedly transporting meth, fentanyl in foam statues

Two Californians are facing federal charges related to an alleged drug discovery in central Nebraska, according unsealed indictments released by Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell.

UNK student’s research idea receives $395K in grant funding

UNK student’s research idea receives $395K in grant funding

Mackenzie Hagemeister decided to focus on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition that occurs in regions where there’s less sunlight during certain times of the year.

Arnold man dies in car vs. semi crash near Merna

Arnold man dies in car vs. semi crash near Merna

A car vs. semi collision has claimed the life of a central Nebraska man.

36 new citizens from 18 countries welcomed during ceremony at historic Nebraska school

36 new citizens from 18 countries welcomed during ceremony at historic Nebraska school

A total of 36 new U.S. citizens from 18 countries celebrated their newly minted citizenship at a historic building last week.

Nebraska Board of Regents to consider alcohol sales at Husker basketball games

Nebraska Board of Regents to consider alcohol sales at Husker basketball games

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is considering allowing alcohol sales at Nebraska basketball games.

Farm Bureau's McHargue appointed to advisory committee in Washington

Farm Bureau's McHargue appointed to advisory committee in Washington

A Nebraska agricultural representative now has a seat at the table in Washington.

Kearney High administrators apologize after students accused of harassing Lincoln High volleyball players

Kearney High administrators apologize after students accused of harassing Lincoln High volleyball players

Administrators at Kearney High School and Lincoln High School are investigating allegations of Kearney students directing hateful language towards Lincoln High volleyball players.

Facade removal underway in Hastings for building next to former Bert's Pharmacy

Facade removal underway in Hastings for building next to former Bert's Pharmacy

Contractors are beginning to remove the brick façade from a downtown Hastings building that suffered severe smoke and water damage.

Grand Island Salvation Army shelter closes after wave of staff resignations

Grand Island Salvation Army shelter closes after wave of staff resignations

The men's shelter of the Salvation Army of Grand Island has shut its doors due to a staffing shortage. 

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

As Nebraska gets ready for casino gaming, state officials are giving residents the ability to take themselves out of the game. 

Upcoming vote on rail contract raises questions

Upcoming vote on rail contract raises questions

Voting is scheduled to begin Thursday

One dead in U-Haul and train collision in McCook

One dead in U-Haul and train collision in McCook

A U-Haul truck and an AmTrak train kills one person in a collision early Tuesday morning in McCook.

Kearney group organizes support rallies outside public schools

Kearney group organizes support rallies outside public schools

People in Kearney are showing their support for public schools one honk, one wave and one sign at a time.

Hastings man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug-related charge

Hastings man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug-related charge

A man from Hastings received 10 years of prison time on Sept. 20.

Two transported following Highway 281 & Old Potash crash

Two transported following Highway 281 & Old Potash crash

Two people were injured in a crash Tuesday at a busy intersection in Grand Island.

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Round two of the first ever 'Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska' tournament now has eight contestants. 

Fatal crash on Highway 14 near Central City

Fatal crash on Highway 14 near Central City

One person is dead while another is seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Central City.

Kearney High School inducts 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame

Kearney High School inducts 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame

Kearney High School will induct three people into the Kearney High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday at the Bearcat Football game.

Police: 14-year-old runaway stole truck, led officers on chase through Minden

Police: 14-year-old runaway stole truck, led officers on chase through Minden

A 14-year-old could face criminal charges after police say he stole a truck and led officers on a chase.

SEPT 24 (12:45 PM CT) - Central Missouri vs UNK (NCN TV)

SEPT 24 (12:45 PM CT) - Central Missouri vs UNK (NCN TV)

KEARNEY - The game between Central Missouri and UNK will be televised on News Channel Nebraska and streamed online via the MIAA Network starting at 12:45 PM CT.

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

It may be a bye week for Nebraska, but there was no shortage of talking points at Mickey Joseph’s Tuesday press conference.

Hastings College Homecoming Court, events announced

Hastings College Homecoming Court, events announced

Hastings College continues celebrating its 140th year during homecoming festivities this week.

NSP provides Carrier Enforcement Training to 13 agencies

NSP provides Carrier Enforcement Training to 13 agencies

The Nebraska State Patrol said their Carrier Enforcement Division provided troopers and officers from more than a dozen other agencies with skills and knowledge to better serve their communities.

Medical marijuana initiative official voices ‘disgust’ at late review of its signatures

Medical marijuana initiative official voices ‘disgust’ at late review of its signatures

The leader of an initiative to allow Nebraskans to vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana is expressing her “absolute disgust” that state officials haven’t yet completed a final review of the petition signatures.

Webster County officials making a push for a new jail

Webster County officials making a push for a new jail

The current Webster County Law Center serves as both a jail and the Webster County Sheriff's Department Office. 

Nebraska honors 'Battle of the Big Reds' with OU visit

Nebraska honors 'Battle of the Big Reds' with OU visit

Johnny Rodgers honored for 50 years after winning Heisman trophy

New rash of meat trailer thefts hits Grand Island

New rash of meat trailer thefts hits Grand Island

Over $750,00 worth of meat believed to be stolen.

‘Thriving Children’ conference promotes growth of early childhood education

‘Thriving Children’ conference promotes growth of early childhood education

Community leaders are working to grow early childhood education offerings in Nebraska.

Alcohol inspections held in Red Willow County

Alcohol inspections held in Red Willow County

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol performed alcohol inspections in Red Willow County on Sept. 15.

UNK volleyball moves up one spot to #7

UNK volleyball moves up one spot to #7

The UNK volleyball team stays in the top 10 of the NCAA Division II coaches' poll, moving up to No. 7 in the latest rankings.

Aurora, Burwell among Nebraska airports to get federal grants

Aurora, Burwell among Nebraska airports to get federal grants

Two central Nebraska airports are getting significant federal grants for construction projects.

Ricketts pushing voter ID after mom bankrolled effort

Ricketts pushing voter ID after mom bankrolled effort

Marlene Ricketts contributed at least $376,000 to a statewide petition drive.

Hastings Museum celebrates Hastings 150 exhibit, opens new outdoor classroom

Hastings Museum celebrates Hastings 150 exhibit, opens new outdoor classroom

The Hastings Museum is leading the effort to celebrate 150 years of Hastings history.

UNK track, cross country bring Bonsall family closer together

UNK track, cross country bring Bonsall family closer together

'We didn’t want them to feel pressured or obligated to do stuff,' said Brady Bonsall.

World’s Largest Truck Convoy returns to central Nebraska

World’s Largest Truck Convoy returns to central Nebraska

The World's Largest Truck Convoy made its trek through Hastings and into Grand Island Saturday. 

Group in Kearney walks to end Alzheimer’s

Group in Kearney walks to end Alzheimer’s

Kearney played host to the second of three Walk End Alzheimer's on Saturday. 

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

A lot has changed in the world of college football since it was announced Oklahoma and Nebraska would play one another in back to back years five years ago.

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Nebraska interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph has relieved defensive coordinator Erik Chinander of his duties. 

Kearney High School impresses again at UNK Band Day competition

Kearney High School impresses again at UNK Band Day competition

Kearney High School earned the top honor during the 63rd annual UNK Band Day Parade and competition.

Outdoor notes: Anglers will benefit from completed aquatic projects at Fort Rob, Summit

Outdoor notes: Anglers will benefit from completed aquatic projects at Fort Rob, Summit

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area, renowned for its Sandhills location providing spectacular astronomical views, has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park.

Lopers Score Early, Eat Clock Late to Hold Off Washburn, 21-13

Lopers Score Early, Eat Clock Late to Hold Off Washburn, 21-13

The No. 28/21 Nebraska Kearney football team scored 21 first half points, forced three late punts and had a game closing seven-minute drive to hold off No. 26/18 Washburn, 21-13, Saturday afternoon in Topeka, Kan.

HIGHLIGHTS: Oklahoma pounds Nebraska 49-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Oklahoma pounds Nebraska 49-14

A day that started with widespread optimism, did not end the way the Huskers had hoped as Oklahoma dominates Nebraska 49-14.

Huskers Succumb to No. 6 Sooners

Huskers Succumb to No. 6 Sooners

Nebraska scored on its opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, but Oklahoma answered with seven touchdowns, as the No. 6 Sooners rolled to a 49-14 victory to spoil the Husker head coaching debut of Mickey Joseph on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Friday night scoreboard

Friday night scoreboard

Catch all the latest high school football scores from across the state!

Grand Island takes down Lincoln High 27-14

Grand Island takes down Lincoln High 27-14

LINCOLN - Grand Island turned up the heat in the second half to earn its third win of the season.

Anselmo-Merna hands Leyton first loss of season

Anselmo-Merna hands Leyton first loss of season

Anselmo-Merna Junior Quinten Myers rushed for 114 yards on 27 carries and finished with two total touchdowns in the Coyotes' 14-12 victory over Leyton Friday afternoon in Dalton.

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

An important part of the game day tradition at Memorial Stadium is keeping fans safe and that’s exactly the goal of the Nebraska State Patrol.

Joseph takes away Blackshirts

Joseph takes away Blackshirts

Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph has temporarily taken away the Blackshirts.

Truck driver trapped for two hours after crash, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

Truck driver trapped for two hours after crash, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

Two people were trapped inside the cab of a truck after a crash in central Nebraska Thursday.

Ricketts still mum on future

Ricketts still mum on future

Governor has not said if he's running for President

Loup County student wins national award for unsung hero documentary

Loup County student wins national award for unsung hero documentary

Gracie Conrad's documentary beat out hundreds of entries to win the International Discovery Award.

NSAA Executive Director Jay Bellar to Retire

NSAA Executive Director Jay Bellar to Retire

After more than 40 years in education, Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) Executive Director, Jay Bellar, will be retiring in July 2023.

Woman arrested after meth, gun found by troopers

Woman arrested after meth, gun found by troopers

The Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested a woman after finding 10 lbs. of suspected methamphetamine during an encounter near York.

New Library Dean Evan Boyd sees ‘great opportunity’ at UNK

New Library Dean Evan Boyd sees ‘great opportunity’ at UNK

When he applied for the library dean position at the University of Nebraska at Kearney earlier this year, Evan Boyd wasn’t sure what to expect.