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Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa
Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa

The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the collision deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again.

Father, son killed in plane crash north of Valentine in South Dakota

Father, son killed in plane crash north of Valentine in South Dakota

A father and son were killed in plane crash north of Valentine in South Dakota last Sunday.

Nebraska, Iowa ordered lowered for Sept. 11 observance

Nebraska, Iowa ordered lowered for Sept. 11 observance

The governors of Nebraska and Iowa have ordered flags lowered to observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Police: Man who killed himself in Nebraska killed Iowa clerk

Police: Man who killed himself in Nebraska killed Iowa clerk

Police in eastern Iowa say they've determined that an Illinois man who shot and killed himself as he fled troopers in western Nebraska last month was the gunman who killed a Bettendorf convenience store clerk a day before his death.

GOP Challenger: Sasse a Do-Nothing Senator

GOP Challenger: Sasse a Do-Nothing Senator

Time and time again Republican Ben Sasse refers to himself as one of the most conservative members of the United States Senate and many of Nebraska's top GOP officials agree.

North Platte Police look for suspect who painted racial slur

North Platte Police look for suspect who painted racial slur

North Platte Police are looking for the person who spray painted a racial slur on a white fence in the city.

Homeowners say explosive thrown at their home started NP fire

Homeowners say explosive thrown at their home started NP fire

North Platte Police are investigating a Friday night mobile home fire after Fire Marshal George Lewis called it arson.

Public Welcomed to 9-11 Flag Display

Public Welcomed to 9-11 Flag Display

Nearly three-thousand American flags, 2-thousand nine hundred and 77 to be exact, are on display in Omaha for the next several days, remembering those who died on 9-11 eighteen years ago.

Nebraska man dies after semi truck smashes into his pickup

Nebraska man dies after semi truck smashes into his pickup

Investigators say a cornfield blocked a driver's view before he pulled out in front of an oncoming semitrailer truck and caused a fatal crash.

Police investigate possible child abduction attempts

Police investigate possible child abduction attempts

The North Platte Police Department is warning residents to watch for suspicious behavior after a possible child abduction attempt.

Bacon Back From 'Crisis' at the Border, Differs with President

Bacon Back From 'Crisis' at the Border, Differs with President

Fresh off his first trip to the US-Mexico border as a Congressman, Republican Don Bacon finds himself at odds with President Trump on a variety of immigration issues.

Authorities say woman died after being struck by train

Authorities say woman died after being struck by train

Authorities say a woman has died after being struck by a train in western Nebraska’s Keith County.

Troopers Find 14 LBs of Marijuana on I-80

Troopers Find 14 LBs of Marijuana on I-80

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol seized around 14 pounds of pot during a traffic stop on I-80 near North Platte on Tuesday.

What's Blue, 300 Pounds and Is Trolling for Your Attention?

What's Blue, 300 Pounds and Is Trolling for Your Attention?

What's blue, weighs 300 pounds and is trolling for your attention?

New Poll Targets Property Taxes

New Poll Targets Property Taxes

You've heard it more than once, the number one political issue for most Nebraskans is property tax relief.

Now there's a new poll looking at one key plan to lower property taxes.

Authorities say woman, 81, dies after being struck by pickup

Authorities say woman, 81, dies after being struck by pickup

Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while walking along a county road in southwest Nebraska.

GOP Lawmaker Has No Regrets for Anti-Trump Tweets

GOP Lawmaker Has No Regrets for Anti-Trump Tweets

No regrets and several thousand dollars in campaign contributions.

That's just a few of State Senator John McCollister's takeaways from a few anti-President Trump tweets from one month ago.

Omaha Trolling for New Attraction

Omaha Trolling for New Attraction

One of Omaha's favorite tourist attractions is looking to be even more appealing.

Sheriff: Elderly coupled killed when train hits car

Sheriff: Elderly coupled killed when train hits car

Authorities in southwestern Nebraska say a married couple were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing east of McCook.

Farmers' loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

Farmers' loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

When President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on China that scrambled global grain markets, many U.S. farmers were willing to absorb the financial hit.

Couple killed in car-train collision

Couple killed in car-train collision

A Hitchcock County couple died in a train collision at a rural crossing east of McCook.

Secretary of State Evnen visits Western Nebraska

Secretary of State Evnen visits Western Nebraska

Over the past week Secretary Bob Evnen launched his speaking tour across western Nebraska.

Some Nebraska wildlife areas still closed by flooding

Some Nebraska wildlife areas still closed by flooding

State officials say some Nebraska wildlife management areas are still closed because of flooding and high water.

Tornado Watch Issued for Areas in Southern Nebraska

Tornado Watch Issued for Areas in Southern Nebraska

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for five counties in south central Nebraska until 12 AM CDT.

Reports say stolen Hy-Vee account information being sold

Reports say stolen Hy-Vee account information being sold

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based grocery chain says it's aware of reports that hacked customer account information is being sold online.

Authorities ID driver killed in collision near North Platte

Authorities ID driver killed in collision near North Platte

Authorities have identified the driver of a car killed in a collision with a semitrailer south of North Platte.

Heavy rainfall as storms rumble across Nebraska

Heavy rainfall as storms rumble across Nebraska

Flood and storm warnings have been issued for much of Nebraska as storms rumble across the state.

Man gets 20 months for North Platte pedestrian's death

Man gets 20 months for North Platte pedestrian's death

A man has been given 20 months for the death of a pedestrian in North Platte.

Sarpy Crash Reward Grows, Info Stalls

Sarpy Crash Reward Grows, Info Stalls

A month ago Sarpy County investigators were asking two questions.

Who provided the alcohol tied to a crash that killed four teen-age girls and where did the alcohol come from?

Man Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound Following I-80 Pursuit

Man Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound Following I-80 Pursuit

An Illinois man has died following an incident on Interstate 80 near Brule Sunday evening.

Linehan: New State Tax Law Finds Many Having 'Hard Time Adjusting'

Linehan: New State Tax Law Finds Many Having 'Hard Time Adjusting'

A new state tax law, aimed at protecting taxpayers, finds local governments having a "hard time adjusting," according to the lawmaker behind the law.

Driver arrested following pursuit in North Platte

Driver arrested following pursuit in North Platte

A North Platte man is facing multiple charges after leading the Nebraska State Patrol on a pursuit Wednesday morning.

Immigration Poll Finds Citizenship on the Table

Immigration Poll Finds Citizenship on the Table

A recent survey of rural Nebraskans finds one of the country's most divisive issues revealing a variety of mixed views.

Former village clerk gets year of probation for theft

Former village clerk gets year of probation for theft

A former village clerk and treasurer accused of stealing from her central Nebraska community has been given a year's probation.

Nikko Jenkins' Attorney: He's 'Severely Mentally Ill'

Nikko Jenkins' Attorney: He's 'Severely Mentally Ill'

The attorney for convicted killer Nikko Jenkins is once again making the case that Jenkins, who killed four people during a 10-day rampage in 2013, is mentally incompetent and should be taken off death row.

Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa

Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa

The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the 2017 traffic deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again, this time until October.

A viral animal disease is back in Nebraska

A viral animal disease is back in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in a horse in Lincoln County.

POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING IN SOUTHERN NEBRASKA THIS EVENING

POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING IN SOUTHERN NEBRASKA THIS EVENING

A RISK OF FLASH FLOODING TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...

Pursuit through I80 construction zone ends with arrests

Pursuit through I80 construction zone ends with arrests

Two people from North Platte were arrested after a chase by Nebraska State Patrol Troopers early Thursday morning.

Omaha Police Chief: Mass Killing Threats Can Be Lessened

Omaha Police Chief: Mass Killing Threats Can Be Lessened

In the aftermath of this week-ends two deadly mass shootings, the head of the Omaha Police Department says that while no city can be fully prepared for such violence, threats can be lessened.

Car crash near Burwell kills York man

Car crash near Burwell kills York man

A York man is dead after a car crash near Burwell which authorities say was caused by a reckless pilot car driver.

Arson suspect ruled not competent to stand trial

Arson suspect ruled not competent to stand trial

A central Nebraska judge has ruled that a North Platte man arrested in connection with the arson of his own home is not competent to stand trial.

Man gets 6-12 years for injuring North Platte police officer

Man gets 6-12 years for injuring North Platte police officer

A North Platte man has been imprisoned for injuring an officer during a fight.

Sasse, Democrats Spar Over Trump, Shootings, Racism

Sasse, Democrats Spar Over Trump, Shootings, Racism

Senator Ben Sasse is off and running for re-election, so far without a Democratic opponent.

FOX Theater revamps signature sign

FOX Theater revamps signature sign

The FOX Theater sign is no longer hanging on the side of the North Platte Community Theater.

UPDATE: Worst of Monday's storms now expected to shift east into Iowa; Panhandle now forecast for severe weather

UPDATE: Worst of Monday's storms now expected to shift east into Iowa; Panhandle now forecast for severe weather

After calling for an "enhanced" chance of severe weather in NE Nebraska, the NWS says it now appears much of that area will go unscathed.

Woman gets probation, jail time for misuse of credit card

Woman gets probation, jail time for misuse of credit card

A former business manager for a nursing home in southwest Nebraska has been given two years of probation and ordered to spend some weekends in jail.

Eastern Nebraska bracing for potential severe weather

Eastern Nebraska bracing for potential severe weather

Weather officials say it could be a busy afternoon and evening for severe weather.

Omaha Democrats Demand Bacon Response to Trump 'Racism'

Omaha Democrats Demand Bacon Response to Trump 'Racism'

Omaha Democrats are calling on GOP Congressman Don Bacon to repudiate what they say are President Trump's latest string of racist comments.

Fortenberry Town Hall Finds Trump, Racism Front and Center

Fortenberry Town Hall Finds Trump, Racism Front and Center

Does Nebraska Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry think President Trump is a racist?

Lincoln Co. Inmates accused of assaulting and robbing another inmate

Lincoln Co. Inmates accused of assaulting and robbing another inmate

Four inmates at the Lincoln County Detention Center are facing charges after allegedly assaulting and robbing another inmate.

Gov. Ricketts appoints new economic development director

Gov. Ricketts appoints new economic development director

Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that Tony Goins will be next Director of the Department of Economic Development.

Omaha Bows to State in Tax Feud

Omaha Bows to State in Tax Feud

The City of Omaha is bowing to the state in a feud over property taxes. As News Channel Nebraska first reported, a new state law demands that local governments hold a separate public hearing and vote if their property tax revenue increases one year to the

Ricketts Hits LaVista Over Tax Proposal

Ricketts Hits LaVista Over Tax Proposal

A proposed restaurant tax has set off a feud between the state's top Republican and a small town GOP Mayor.

Car trailer swerves to miss oncoming car and spills cars across road

Car trailer swerves to miss oncoming car and spills cars across road

Several cars were spilled onto the road during a Logan County car accident Friday, but authorities say no one was hurt.

Man held, drugs seized after western Nebraska traffic stop

Man held, drugs seized after western Nebraska traffic stop

Nebraska state troopers have arrested a man and seized 18 pounds of a marijuana extract following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska.

Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley dominates Syracuse, wins junior legion title in De Witt

Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley dominates Syracuse, wins junior legion title in De Witt

Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley dominated Syracuse to win their first state title in junior legion baseball in 14 years.

USDA announces more information regarding aid for farmers affected by tariffs

USDA announces more information regarding aid for farmers affected by tariffs

Nebraska's farmers have been fighting through a tough 2019, but relief will soon be on the way. The USDA announced Thursday more details regarding payments to be made to farmers impacted by tariffs.

North Platte police officer pleads no contest, gets probation for DUI

North Platte police officer pleads no contest, gets probation for DUI

A North Platte police officer has accepted a plea agreement for an off-duty drunk driving incident in April.

Lincoln County inmate wanted for escape

Lincoln County inmate wanted for escape

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is looking for an inmate wanted for escape.

A Year In Jail Sentenced For Shoe Assault On Nebraska City Woman

A Year In Jail Sentenced For Shoe Assault On Nebraska City Woman

Charges that he broke into his mother's house while she was in jail are dismissed

Troopers seize numerous drugs, firearms in I-80 traffic stop

Troopers seize numerous drugs, firearms in I-80 traffic stop

The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested two people and seized 16 pounds of meth, during a traffic stop in Lincoln County.

North Platte man tried to suffocate woman with pillow

North Platte man tried to suffocate woman with pillow

A North Platte man faces strangulation and assault charges after a Sunday morning incident in which his girlfriend said he smothered her with a pillow until she nearly passed out.

Ron Rosati, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture leader for six years, to retire

Ron Rosati, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture leader for six years, to retire

Ron Rosati, the top administrator at the two-year Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, will retire early next month.

Man imprisoned for setting fires but not letting wife flee

Man imprisoned for setting fires but not letting wife flee

A 27-year-old man has been given five to 10 years in prison for trying to set his North Platte home on fire but not letting his wife leave.

Cherry County Commissioners Temporarily Restrained From Voting On Wind Farm

Cherry County Commissioners Temporarily Restrained From Voting On Wind Farm

A contentious lawsuit regarding wind energy in the Sandhills is on hold following a Monday afternoon hearing.

Nebraska schools could see new debate over Indian mascots

Nebraska schools could see new debate over Indian mascots

Nebraska schools with Native American mascots could see a new debate over their team names and logos.