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Wind Chill Advisory issued for Central Nebraska

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Central Nebraska

The National Weather Service is warning of extreme wind chills taking over the area starting on Saturday.

Pillen names Norfolk Public Safety Director Scott Cordes as new state fire marshal

Pillen names Norfolk Public Safety Director Scott Cordes as new state fire marshal

A Norfolk man is Nebraska's newest fire marshal, with Gov. Jim Pillen announcing Scott Cordes to the position on Friday.

Web Foot Raceway ready for Quack Off return

Web Foot Raceway ready for Quack Off return

Quack by popular demand

WSC art gallery showcases work of well-known Nebraska photographer

WSC art gallery showcases work of well-known Nebraska photographer

The photography displayed is the work of Derrick Burbul, an art and photography professor at the University of Kearney.

Finding home: Frantzdie Barner's journey from Haitian orphanage to Wayne Basketball

Finding home: Frantzdie Barner's journey from Haitian orphanage to Wayne Basketball

After multiple orphanages and being torn from everything she knew, Frantzdie Barner found her love for basketball.

Schuyler man facing litany of charges related to alleged assault, trafficking of children

Schuyler man facing litany of charges related to alleged assault, trafficking of children

A northeast Nebraska man is facing several charges related to the alleged sex trafficking of minors.

Dog, cat die in Omaha house fire caused by dryer lint

Dog, cat die in Omaha house fire caused by dryer lint

Three pets were rescued, but a cat and dog died in a Thursday night house fire in Omaha.

NTSB releases preliminary report for Auburn crash that killed Valparaiso man, former UNK student

NTSB releases preliminary report for Auburn crash that killed Valparaiso man, former UNK student

Federal officials have released their preliminary findings after investigating a plane crash that killed two people in southeast Nebraska, including a former UNK baseball player.

White House says 154K Nebraskans applied for student debt relief before program's pause

White House says 154K Nebraskans applied for student debt relief before program's pause

New data has been released on the number of applicants who applied for student debt relief, and nearly two-thirds of Nebraska's applicants were approved prior to the federal program being put on pause.

Fortner chooses Naval Academy

Fortner chooses Naval Academy

Gabrielle Fortner had two options to consider: the United States Air Force Academy and the United State Naval Academy.

Lincoln man arrested after making disturbance call

Lincoln man arrested after making disturbance call

A 51-year-old Lincoln man was arrested for terroristic threats after a disturbance call. 

Lincoln men arrested in connection to explosives investigation

Lincoln men arrested in connection to explosives investigation

The Lincoln Police Department said they have arrested two men in connection to the Wednesday investigation on explosive materials. 

Sidney School Board selects new superintendent

Sidney School Board selects new superintendent

SIDNEY -- The Sidney School District Board of Education is negotiating with Andrew Farber of Fremont, Neb. to be the District's next superintendent. Farber is currently the superintendent of Louisville Public Schools.

LENRD votes to not accept dam projects for Battle Creek flood control

LENRD votes to not accept dam projects for Battle Creek flood control

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District approved a motion to no longer pursue Battle Creek flood control projects with a dam.

Winter weather inching closer as storm's potential reach expands

Winter weather inching closer as storm's potential reach expands

While many people in northern Nebraska may be ready for the work week to end, they're also bracing for another round of winter weather over the weekend.

War and cattle: How one Nebraskan made it from two tours in Ramadi to ranching in the Sandhills

War and cattle: How one Nebraskan made it from two tours in Ramadi to ranching in the Sandhills

Garrett Dwyer runs about 500 head of Hereford and Angus cattle on his Bartlett ranch on the east edge of the Sandhills.

Two men arrested in connection to Omaha bank robbery

Two men arrested in connection to Omaha bank robbery

The Omaha Police Department announced the arrest of two men connected to a bank robbery that happened Thursday morning. 

Wind turbine setbacks take center stage at latest planning and zoning meeting

Wind turbine setbacks take center stage at latest planning and zoning meeting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE — Between the courtroom setting and lawyers presenting arguments Thursday’s planning and zoning meeting in Jefferson County had a trial feel to it.

Schuyler teacher receives award for ag education

Schuyler teacher receives award for ag education

A Schuyler kindergarten teacher received the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award.

NCN Friday morning brief

NCN Friday morning brief

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Big city police chiefs battle push to loosen restrictions on hidden guns

Big city police chiefs battle push to loosen restrictions on hidden guns

In the past Brewer’s bill would have allowed urban areas to opt out of a concealed carry law, but this year's bill eliminates that carve out.

More winter weather on the way for northern Nebraska

More winter weather on the way for northern Nebraska

A weekend storm could add to the already high snowfall totals in portions of Nebraska this year.

Fremont 4th-grader brings loaded handgun to school

Fremont 4th-grader brings loaded handgun to school

Fremont Police are investigating after a loaded handgun was found in a fourth-grader’s backpack Thursday morning.

House committee appointments announced for Nebraska delegation

House committee appointments announced for Nebraska delegation

Two of Nebraska’s three members of the House have been officially placed on their committees.

Grand Island man faces felony child porn charges

Grand Island man faces felony child porn charges

A Grand Island man is facing 10 felony charges of possession of child pornography.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Chadron area

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Chadron area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northern Panhandle, Nebraska, and eastern Wyoming.

Ten area students to represent Hastings in Japan

Ten area students to represent Hastings in Japan

Hastings Sister City Ambassadors seek to build cultural understanding, strengthen ties with Ozu, Japan

Saunders County accident kills one, injures multiple

Saunders County accident kills one, injures multiple

Authorities in Saunders County are investigating a two-vehicle accident that injured multiple people and killed one person. 

And the winner is...!

And the winner is...!

Cheyenne County Spelling Bee goes 13 rounds SIDNEY -- Twenty-eight spellers assembled at West Elementary School today in a contest for to determine the best speller.

Wrestling empowers Grand Island girls' team

Wrestling empowers Grand Island girls' team

'So, walking down the halls I thought, 'wow this school could be really good at girls wrestling,'' said Jeff Evans.

Beatrice woman receives more prison time, for high-speed chase incident

Beatrice woman receives more prison time, for high-speed chase incident

Judge goes beyond state and defense sentencing recommendation in the case of Payton Bishop

Crash survivor returns to career with gratitude

Crash survivor returns to career with gratitude

Wiltse making remarkable return to the courtroom with a goal of soon running again

Cozad woman arrested following I-80 pursuit

Cozad woman arrested following I-80 pursuit

The Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested a Cozad woman after a Wednesday night pursuit on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. 

Mena-Werth named as next Kearney High Assistant Principal

Mena-Werth named as next Kearney High Assistant Principal

Paloma Mena-Werth has been hired as the new Kearney High School Assistant Principal beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.

AARP Nebraska educating members about vaccine, insulin benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

AARP Nebraska educating members about vaccine, insulin benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

State AARP leaders are celebrating recent federal legislation, while also encouraging Nebraskans to take advantage of the bill.

UNMC getting CDC grant to cover school nurse program

UNMC getting CDC grant to cover school nurse program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is getting federal money aimed at addressing the urgent need for nurses in Nebraska.

Potter-Dix High School celebrates students of the month

Potter-Dix High School celebrates students of the month

POTTER -- The Potter-Dix Board of Education recently recognized the January Students of the Month. January Students of the Month are To be considered for student of the month recognition, a student must 1. Follow the Coyote Code (1. Be respectful, 2. Be r

Omahan recovering after blind date assault

Omahan recovering after blind date assault

Douglas County Sheriff Aaron Hanson wants anyone meeting a stranger to remember his office at 156th and West Maple is the best place to rendezvous.

Crypto needs cheap energy. It found a whole bunch in Nebraska

Crypto needs cheap energy. It found a whole bunch in Nebraska

Just last week, the Hall County Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a 14-megawatt crypto data center near Grand Island.

Wind drifting county roads north of Potter, schools delay classes Thursday

Wind drifting county roads north of Potter, schools delay classes Thursday

POTTER -- Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs is advising not to drive county roads north of Potter unless necessary. Frerichs contacted News Channel Nebraska this afternoon to report winds and snow have resulted in several roads north of Potter blown a

Merrick County man exposes himself, engages in standoff with police, authorities say

Merrick County man exposes himself, engages in standoff with police, authorities say

A Central Nebraska man is behind bars after authorities say he exposed himself to several people and engaged in a standoff with law enforcement.

High schools, Doane partner to combat teacher shortage through tuition free dual-credit courses

High schools, Doane partner to combat teacher shortage through tuition free dual-credit courses

SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA — Using dual-credit incentives to encourage future educators.

UNK’s Walker Art Gallery launches Platte Basin Timelapse exhibition

UNK’s Walker Art Gallery launches Platte Basin Timelapse exhibition

Science and beauty are converging at an art gallery mere miles from the project’s subject.

'We've got to keep pushing': Norfolk girls basketball optimistic despite losses

'We've got to keep pushing': Norfolk girls basketball optimistic despite losses

Going into Friday’s matchup against Grand Island, who is another team that has had a bumpy season, the Panthers are preparing to possibly win their second game on the season.

Grand Island west connector trail extension design approved

Grand Island west connector trail extension design approved

Grand Island is planning to extend the current trail system to connect the gaps in them. 

NCN Thursday morning brief

NCN Thursday morning brief

Stay up to date with all the latest news from all over Nebraska!

'Bushel baskets' of cash find Pillen spending and saying 'no'

'Bushel baskets' of cash find Pillen spending and saying 'no'

Pillen says he's "investing," critics have their own views.

Historic Preservation Board awards signage grant

Historic Preservation Board awards signage grant

The Sidney Historic Preservation Board recently awarded a signage grant to Main Street Games. The signage grant funds are allocated through the City of Sidney's LB840 program.

Norfolk Fire Division shares how it stays safe during Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Norfolk Fire Division shares how it stays safe during Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Firefighters put their lives on the line every day when fighting a fire, dealing with smoke inhalation, etc., but the leading cause of death in the profession is occupational cancer.

WNCC trains for the Trades

WNCC trains for the Trades

Western Nebraska Community College is seeking to train for the trades. Part-time instructors are sought for the Sidney, Alliance, Chadron and Scottsbluff campuses.

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

There are 13 counties that will be hit by delayed shipments of 2023 license plates. 

Questions revived about whether Nebraska lawmaker lives in his district

Questions revived about whether Nebraska lawmaker lives in his district

State Sen. Tom Brewer serves northwest Nebraska but registered to vote in eastern Nebraska

Residents urge Gage County Board to pave three-mile gravel gap, near Virginia

Residents urge Gage County Board to pave three-mile gravel gap, near Virginia

Gravel section is located between Liberty Asphalt Road and Nebraska Highway Four

New inclusive Grand Island playground purchase approved

New inclusive Grand Island playground purchase approved

The inclusive playground at Ryder Park in Grand Island is closer to the finish line. 

Grand Island Casino Resort pulls in $97K in taxable revenue in five days

Grand Island Casino Resort pulls in $97K in taxable revenue in five days

In just five days of operation, the Grand Island Casino & Resort made more than $97,000 in taxable revenue, according to the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission.

Pillen weighs in on abortion, NU budget, new state prison

Pillen weighs in on abortion, NU budget, new state prison

Pillen: State has never been stronger

Woman reportedly attempts to steal vehicle from Lincoln gas station

Woman reportedly attempts to steal vehicle from Lincoln gas station

A man reported that a woman tried to steal his vehicle while he was inside a Lincoln gas station.

City Council supports LB712

City Council supports LB712

City Council supports LB712
Bill could make funding available for growth related to missile project

Multiple gunshots heard in Lincoln, door damaged

Multiple gunshots heard in Lincoln, door damaged

A door was reportedly damaged by a bullet in Lincoln.

California man awaits sentencing for Stanton County charges

California man awaits sentencing for Stanton County charges

A man from California has been brought back to Stanton County to face a felony drug charge from 2021.

Minor injuries suspected after pickups collide on highway

Minor injuries suspected after pickups collide on highway

Driver brings truck to a safe stop after driver's side impact

Traffic stop leads to explosive investigation

Traffic stop leads to explosive investigation

The Lincoln Police Department said that their Investigations Units is investigating explosives that were found during a traffic stop. 

Fairbury City Council approves spending on Crystal Springs water sampling

Fairbury City Council approves spending on Crystal Springs water sampling

FAIRBURY, NE — As the Fairbury City Council continues its quest to locate a new water source for the town, the group took the next step at its latest meeting.

Controversial gun bill returns to State Capitol

Controversial gun bill returns to State Capitol

State Sen. Tom Brewer, a Republican from Gordon, is once again pushing to loosen restrictions on those who want to carry a gun and conceal it.