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Arrest Made in Middle School Shooting Threat
Arrest Made in Middle School Shooting Threat

The North Platte Police Department has identified and arrested a 14-year-old boy believed to be responsible for leaving a written threat in a restroom at Adams Middle School.

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning.

Cigarette blamed for nearly 50 acres burned near Wellfleet

Cigarette blamed for nearly 50 acres burned near Wellfleet

A large grass fire just across Highway 83 from Wellfleet took four rural volunteer fire departments over two hours to contain on Friday afternoon.

Two fires break out minutes apart in North Platte

Two fires break out minutes apart in North Platte

Two fires just minutes apart kept all three North Platte fire stations busy Friday night.

Refurbished Fox sign installed

Refurbished Fox sign installed

The North Platte Community Playhouse said "Cheers for 90 Years" as they installed the newly renovated Fox sign.

CSC Graduate Named Neb Teacher Of The Year

CSC Graduate Named Neb Teacher Of The Year

Burwell English teacher and head volleyball coach Megan McNeil Helberg is the Nebraska Dept of Education's 2019-20 Teacher of the Year.

Troopers Find Cocaine, Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop near Brady

Troopers Find Cocaine, Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop near Brady

The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a California man and seized cocaine and pot found during a traffic stop on I-80 near Brady.

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a shortage of high-speed internet, and consumers who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts.

Hundreds of THC Products Found During Custer County Traffic Stop

Hundreds of THC Products Found During Custer County Traffic Stop

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Minnesota man and seized hundreds of packages of THC products following a traffic stop in Custer County.

Dump truck knocks out light pole

Dump truck knocks out light pole

Traffic at a North Platte intersection was disrupted Wednesday when a dump truck damaged a light pole.

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands

Officials say a late harvest, wet corn and the fall chill have combined to multiply demand for propane in Iowa and other states.

Schmidt Promoted to Captain of Troop D

Schmidt Promoted to Captain of Troop D

The Nebraska State Patrol has announced the promotion of Trooper Tyler Schmidt to the position of Troop D Captain.

Low-Speed Pursuit Comes to Safe End near Gothenburg

Low-Speed Pursuit Comes to Safe End near Gothenburg

The Nebraska State Patrol were able to bring a low-speed pursuit to a safe conclusion Tuesday afternoon near Gothenburg on Interstate 80.

Appeals Court won't move murder case to juvenile court

Appeals Court won't move murder case to juvenile court

A Grand Island teen will be charged and tried as an adult in North Platte.

One dead after vehicle strikes tree in North Platte

One dead after vehicle strikes tree in North Platte

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a car accident in North Platte on Sunday.

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Nebraska, Iowa

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Nebraska, Iowa

A new report says farm bankruptcies have risen in Nebraska and Iowa.

Standard time returns this weekend

Standard time returns this weekend

Daylight saving time returns to Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri in March.

Priority Candidate for NU President starts series of public forums

Priority Candidate for NU President starts series of public forums

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents' selection to become the next University President has started the public vetting process.

NE House Members Reject Impeachment Inquiry

NE House Members Reject Impeachment Inquiry

All three of Nebraska's Republican Congressmen voted against the impeachment inquiry, as did every other Republican in the House.

NSP Issues Reminders After Trooper Hit by Car

NSP Issues Reminders After Trooper Hit by Car

The Nebraska State Patrol is issuing safety reminders about winter driving after a trooper was struck by a vehicle while assisting a driver this week in Omaha.

Nebraska DMV warns residents to beware of scam calls

Nebraska DMV warns residents to beware of scam calls

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles is warning residents of scam phone calls from people claiming they work at the DMV.

Man accused of killing 6 ordered to remain in state care

Man accused of killing 6 ordered to remain in state care

A judge says a man who authorities say killed six members of a Nebraska family more than 40 years ago will remain in state care.

Troopers Find 91 Pounds of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 91 Pounds of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized 91 pounds of marijuana found in an SUV during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near the western Nebraska town of Maxwell.

January sentencing set for Chappell woman in fatal assault

January sentencing set for Chappell woman in fatal assault

A January sentencing has been scheduled for a woman accused of fatally stabbing a man in western Nebraska.

North Platte looks to gain national historic register status

North Platte looks to gain national historic register status

Officials in North Platte have begun the process to get the city’s downtown placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Water to be pumped into the Platte River

Water to be pumped into the Platte River

Kent Miller with the Twin Platte Natural Resources District said water from the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project will be pumped into the Platte River to continue providing irrigation water to Nebraskans beginning in January.

$5,000 grant to spay/neuter North Platte homeless cats

$5,000 grant to spay/neuter North Platte homeless cats

The Doris Day Animal Foundation is giving PAWS-itive Partners Humane Society of North Platte a $5,000 grant to spay and neuter cats.

Lincoln County Man Accused of Sexual Assault

Lincoln County Man Accused of Sexual Assault

A Wallace man is accused of sexually assaulting a child at the Sutherland Reservoir this past summer and possibly at other times.

Driver Injured, Several Cattle Dead After Rollover

Driver Injured, Several Cattle Dead After Rollover

One person is recovering after a semi rollover accident that killed more than a dozen cattle on I-80 Thursday night.

One dead in Sutherland Semi-Trailer Accident

One dead in Sutherland Semi-Trailer Accident

Authorities say a man whose car broke down on I-80 was struck and killed by a semi-trailer in Lincoln County.

Cherry County Wind turbine project permit approved

Cherry County Wind turbine project permit approved

Cherry County Courtroom as Commissioners approved the conditional use permit for the Cody Kilgore Wind Turbine Project Tuesday afternoon, but not without a few revisions.

Local debut scheduled for movie shot in North Platte

Local debut scheduled for movie shot in North Platte

The local debut of a movie shot in North Platte is scheduled for Friday night.

West Nebraska crash kills pickup driver, injures passenger

West Nebraska crash kills pickup driver, injures passenger

Authorities say a pickup truck driver has died in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska.

Dist. Judge throws out charges tied to mobile home park shooting

Dist. Judge throws out charges tied to mobile home park shooting

Two felony charges against a North Platte man were thrown out by a local district judge.

Tortured pet's family has medical bills covered by community, reward nears $5000

Tortured pet's family has medical bills covered by community, reward nears $5000

A North Platte family is looking for answers after their pet was found dead from by apparent torture.

Alcohol Inspections Conducted in Cherry, Brown Counties

Alcohol Inspections Conducted in Cherry, Brown Counties

The Nebraska State Patrol has conducted alcohol inspections in Cherry and Brown Counties

UPDATE: 4-year old shot in leg by older brother

UPDATE: 4-year old shot in leg by older brother

NORTH PLATTE - North Platte Police says a 4-year old girl that was accidentally shot yesterday by her 8-year old brother has been treated and released from the hospital. Police first arrived to a home on East 12th Street around 11 AM on reports of a shoot

North Platte man wanted for allegedly knifing man

North Platte man wanted for allegedly knifing man

North Platte Police are looking for a man who allegedly used a knife to assault a man in the city Tuesday night.

NTSB: Pilot in fatal SD crash should not have had passenger

NTSB: Pilot in fatal SD crash should not have had passenger

The National Transportation Safety Board says a South Dakota pilot who died in a single-engine plane crash along with his teenage son should not have had a passenger.

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.

I-80 Traffic Stops Reveal 200 LBs of Marijuana, Other Drugs, Firearm

I-80 Traffic Stops Reveal 200 LBs of Marijuana, Other Drugs, Firearm

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people and seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana during two traffic stops on Interstate 80.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.