Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana; Ricketts, Peterson cry foul
President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, and Nebraska's governor and AG are criticizing the decision.
Local Salvation Army facing food shortage
One northeast Nebraska charitable organization is facing hardship as it continues to help a growing number of those in need on a decreasing amount of supplies.
Hurricane hit areas led US with missing 2020 census data
Along with rural Logan and Banner counties in Nebraska, the parishes had rates of homes with missing information that required the statistical technique to be used ranging from 8.4% to 11.5%.
With Sasse out, is Ricketts in?
Is Gov. Pete Ricketts first in line to replace Sasse?
Nebraska man sentenced to 18 months in prison for threatening Colorado election official
A Nebraska man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for online threats he made against Colorado’s top elections official.
Duffield thankful for support of Adopt-a-Dog as she exits the animal shelter
After what she calls a "long, fun, sad, happy and (on some days) frustrating" 38-year animal rescue career, Terry Duffield announced this week she'll be leaving Adopt-a-Dog at the end of the year.
Sources: Sasse leaving Senate for academic job
Multiple sources have indicated that U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse will resign his position to accept a job at the University of Florida.
Superior man originally arrested in Beatrice sentenced for federal meth conviction
A southeast Nebraska man has been sentenced to over six years in prison on a federal meth conviction.
Missing inmate back in custody
An inmate who went missing last month is back in custody.
Omaha man convicted of distributing child porn
A 50-year-old Omaha man was found guilty of child porn crimes on Wednesday.
Zoning, NRD officials eye watershed improvements north of Beatrice
More than two dozen dams help reduce flood flow into rivers and streams
Jan. 6 committee schedules next public hearing for Oct. 13
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has scheduled its next hearing for Oct. 13, pushing the investigation back into the limelight less than three weeks before the midterm election for Congress.
Missing Blair man safely located
An alert for a missing and endangered man has been canceled after authorities reported finding him.
Internet and phones restored for NNTC customers
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company everyone in their service area should be up and running.
Authorities provide updates on rollover, injury accident
Authorities near Sidney, Neb. said they responded to a rollover accident Wednesday that ejected a person.
Sampson: The Pet of the Week
If you're interested in adopting Sampson, you can contact the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska at 402-750-4665
Bovee Fire nearly contained
After burning nearly 19,000 acres, the Bovee Fire in central Nebraska is now 94 percent contained.
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company outage
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company is currently experiencing an all-service area outage.
Survey shows Nebraska youth value communities, worry about future local job prospects
A new study shows Nebraska youth remain committed to small communities but their hometowns still have work to do in convincing them they can achieve their long-term career goals.
Chief retiring after 38 years in the fire-fighting business
Bill Bowes led Papillion since 2006.
Nebraskans to fly flags half-staff for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
On Wednesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that all flags - U.S. and Nebraska - are to be flown at half-staff for a three day period.
Historic facelift in Omaha
Keeline Building dates back to 1911
Kearney welcomes Denver Air Connection, cuts ribbon on Kearney Flight Services
A new era at the Kearney Regional Airport is starting to take shape.
Injuries considered non-life threatening in one-vehicle rollover west of Sidney
Authorities responded to an injury accident west of Sidney Wednesday evening.
Wildcat Hills Nature Center set to host free event
Wildcat Hills Nature Center is hosting a bird watching event for all to enjoy.
Rapid City man pleads guilty to drug charges in Scotts Bluff County District Court
A South Dakota man facing drug charges in the Nebraska Panhandle has pleaded guilty to three felony counts in Scotts Bluff County District Court.
AOK Ladies spread kindness in Grand Island for 25th year
The City of Kindness is feeling extra cheerful this week.
Omaha woman facing homicide charges in Bellevue crash that left 2 dead, 4 injured
An Omaha woman has been arrested in the investigation of a three-vehicle crash last month in Bellevue that left two people dead and four others hurt.
Wisner man arrested on drug charges during murder investigation seeks competency evaluation
A northeast Nebraska man who was arrested after authorities found a marijuana grow operation during a murder investigation has filed a motion for a competency evaluation in Wayne County Court.
Home heating costs could triple this winter
Local utility hopes divers sources of energy can help avoid the worse of the price surge
Bill Ogg leaving Nebraska State Fair
The Nebraska State Fair Executive Director announces that he will be leaving.
Nebraska bands compete in the 2022 Pierce Marching Band Invitational
One northeast Nebraska high school welcomed bands from all over to participate in the clash of music.
Northeast Nebraska organizations receive donation of 30,000 milk cartons
Kemps donated 30,000 milk cartons to the Orphan Grain Train and the Norfolk Food Pantry Wednesday.
Former South Sioux City teacher sentenced for sexual assault; already in prison for child porn
A former South Sioux City teacher and coach who was previously sentenced on a federal child pornography charge was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of first-degree sexual assault.
NSAA & Currency name this year's Believers & Achievers
Students across Nebraska were recognized for this school year’s Believers & Achievers program.
Victim of drunk driving injury accident, supports probation for Fairbury woman
Five year probation term handed to defendant for causing serious bodily injury in a drunk-driving crash
Northeast PTA students mark 15 years supporting ALS research
Physical therapist assistant students at Northeast Community College are doing their part to find a cure for ALS.
Wayne State Career Scholars program honors student, employer
The Wayne State Career Scholars program recently celebrated one of its top students and recognized one of its business partners for its support of the College’s cooperative education program.
Kearney Symphony Orchestra concert includes special world premiere
Kearney Symphony Orchestra will open its 117th season next week by premiering a piece that showcases the talents of several University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty members.
State’s first commercial carbon capture and storage project to be in Bridgeport
CO2 to be pipelined to underground site near the ethanol plant
Authorities are investigating after body found east of Harvard
Authorities are investigating after a body was found along a central Nebraska road Wednesday morning.
DOVES Program has served 800+ people affected by domestic violence this year
The DOVES Program invites community members across the Nebraska Panhandle to stand with them to "shine a light on domestic violence" during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
Court records provide new details about Lincoln girl accused of killing father
A 15-year-old girl, who has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her father, will appear in court on Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to be charged as an adult for first-degree murder.
NCN Thursday morning brief
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New railing being installed on river bridge, in south Beatrice
South Sixth Big Blue bridge gets a dress-up
Stolen vehicle recovered in Lincoln
A stolen vehicle from September was found early Wednesday morning by Lincoln Police.
LPD arrests 18-year-old for motor vehicle homicide
The Lincoln Police Department arrested an 18-year-old woman in connection to a fatal crash in August.
‘Best Before’ labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow
As awareness grows around the world about the problem of food waste, one culprit in particular is drawing scrutiny: “best before” labels.
Driver identified in Papa Reno Pizza crash
A vehicle drove through two Plattsmouth businesses Saturday morning.
Lincoln man arrested in connection to single-vehicle car crash
A 22-year-old Lincoln man was arrested on Oct. 4 in connection to a fatal September car crash that killed one person.
Bridge work coming up east of Pickrell, Nebraska
Part of the east-west road will be closed to traffic
Authorities ID 6 killed in southeastern Nebraska crash
Police in Nebraska have identified the six young people killed in a car crash that was first reported when a passenger’s cellphone automatically alerted dispatchers.
Bovee Fire over halfway contained, impacted area now almost 19,000 acres
Fire crews have further contained the Bovee Fire that now reaches over 18,000 acres.
Douglas County’s 911 impacted by ransomware cryptovirus
Douglas County Officials said their 911 system was impacted by a ransomware attack over the weekend.
Bacon, Vargas debate abortion before the debate
With abortion considered a key issue this election NCN spoke with Bacon and Vargas to detail their positions.
Braydon Zink helping raise funds for Sterling man battling leukemia for second time
Radio station 987 The Big Boy announced in September they've teamed with Sky Ranch Golf and Grill to present Braydon Zink in the "Keep the Faith, Finish the Fight Benefit Concert" on Oct. 7.
WSC student chapter receives national merit award
A student organization is receiving recognition for its continuing growth.
Fairbury approves changes to agreement with county over sheriff's office services
FAIRBURY, NE — Fairbury approved changes to an agreement with Jefferson County about law enforcement coverage, but not without some controversy.
Chadron State Homecoming Royalty crowned Thursday
Chadron State College crowned Homecoming royalty Thursday night during a pep rally.
Sustainable Beef to create sustainable growth in North Platte
Sustainable Beef LLC had its groundbreaking today where state and city officials came together to celebrate the new beef processing facility.
Johnson-Brock teacher wins $50,000 national prize for skilled trade education
Harbor Freight Tools awards Ashton Bohling
NCN Wednesday morning brief
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Possible gas leak forces evacuation of two Sidney businesses Monday
Two Sidney businesses were evacuated Monday morning due to a fear of a natural gas leak at the Interstate 80 interchange in Sidney.
Hy-Vee announces voluntary recall of potentially contaminated cheeses
Hy-Vee announced this week that it is voluntarily recalling certain cheeses after fears of contamination.