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North Platte Fire Department responds to fire near Camp Maranatha
North Platte Fire Department responds to fire near Camp Maranatha

The Maxwell Rural Fire & Rescue, Brady Rural, and North Platte Fire Department responded to a fire near Camp Maranatha and Maxwell on Saturday.

Lincoln business reports overnight vandalism

Lincoln business reports overnight vandalism

Around 12:20, officers said they were called on a report of vandalism to Caterpillar Vapes on 2601 N 11th St.

Nebraska towns hit record-high temps

Nebraska towns hit record-high temps

Three Nebraskan towns reached new record highs for Monday, June 13th.

Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas are fully booked from July 1-5 for overnight campgrounds, including beach campsites.

Steffany Lien named Miss Nebraska

Steffany Lien named Miss Nebraska

On Saturday night in North Platte, your 2022 Miss Nebraska from Capital City was crowned.

Severe weather threat for western Nebraska Sunday

Severe weather threat for western Nebraska Sunday

Five years after the largest severe weather outbreak in recent memory, the Nebraska Panhandle is under the gun again for possible strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday.

North Platte Police awarded funds toward bulletproof vest

North Platte Police awarded funds toward bulletproof vest

The North Platte Police Department is beefing up its protection, thanks to a recent infusion of funds from a statewide program.

One dead after shooting in North Platte

One dead after shooting in North Platte

One man is dead and another is in serious condition after a shooting in North Platte. 

Woodhead falls short of U.S. Open at final qualifying event

Woodhead falls short of U.S. Open at final qualifying event

A former NFL star from western Nebraska won't be making a dream trip to the U.S. Open...at least not this year.

Weather service places Nebraska Panhandle, southeast Wyoming in severe thunderstorm watch

Weather service places Nebraska Panhandle, southeast Wyoming in severe thunderstorm watch

A slight risk for severe thunderstorms in the Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado was highlighted by the Storm Prediction Center Tuesday morning.

Large hail, gusty winds primary threat in thunderstorms Monday

Large hail, gusty winds primary threat in thunderstorms Monday

The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne placed the majority of the Nebraska Panhandle in a severe thunderstorm watch Monday. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for western Nebraska

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for western Nebraska

Severe weather continues in Nebraska, with a western Nebraska county now under a tornado warning.

37 year old sentenced on possession of machine gun

37 year old sentenced on possession of machine gun

37-year old Jose Rodriguez was sentenced in the federal court of Lincoln, Nebraska for possession of a machine gun.

Severe weather warnings and watches for Nebraska counties

Severe weather warnings and watches for Nebraska counties

Several counties in Nebraska are in a severe thunderstorm warning and watch for Sunday evening.

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

One of the most important parts of fishing is following local and state regulations, but the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has already had a few poaching busts this season.

Memorial Day weekend activities to be impacted by weather

Memorial Day weekend activities to be impacted by weather

People planning outdoor activities Sunday through Tuesday, count on getting wet.

North Platte police find body in a vehicle during welfare check

North Platte police find body in a vehicle during welfare check

On Saturday afternoon, North Platte police were contacted by a man concerned about a vehicle he had seen sitting in the same spot for some time.

New Martin Bay boat ramp opens at Lake McConaughy in time for Memorial Day traffic

New Martin Bay boat ramp opens at Lake McConaughy in time for Memorial Day traffic

Boaters have a new way to access Lake McConaughy thanks to a new entrance at Martin Bay.

Charges amended for Harlie Saathoff

Charges amended for Harlie Saathoff

Harlie Saathoff of North Platte has been in the Lincoln County Jail in North Platte since the November 12, 2020 death of her boyfriend Bryce Wood of North Platte.

NE Chamber Foundation announces new Leadership Nebraska members

NE Chamber Foundation announces new Leadership Nebraska members

The NE Chamber Foundation has announced the members of its new Leadership Nebraska class. 

Sutherland honors three veterans with quilts of valor

Sutherland honors three veterans with quilts of valor

On Sunday, May 22, the Quilts of Valor organization continued its mission of honoring veterans touched by war.

UNK announces dean’s list for 2022 spring semester

UNK announces dean’s list for 2022 spring semester

The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester.

Additional resources called to assist with wildfire at Nebraska National Forest near Halsey

Additional resources called to assist with wildfire at Nebraska National Forest near Halsey

Crews continue to battle a wildfire at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. 

Commissioners approve ban on fireworks in Keith County this year

Commissioners approve ban on fireworks in Keith County this year

Discharging fireworks and firework sales have been banned in Keith County, including Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala, this year.

Panhandle key to Herbster's biggest wins

Panhandle key to Herbster's biggest wins

Trump favored as high as 97 percent in Herbster counties of Richardson and Morrill counties

Long miles, big dollars: What abortion in Nebraska may look like post Roe v Wade

Long miles, big dollars: What abortion in Nebraska may look like post Roe v Wade

Speaker of the Legislature Sen. Mike Hilgers, a Lincoln Republican, has said he will call a special session if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe. Hilgers and other abortion opponents will need 33 votes to overcome a filibuster. 

Weather service confirms weak tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska

Weather service confirms weak tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska

The National Weather Service has confirmed a series of weak tornadoes across rural parts of northwestern Kansas and a county in southwestern Nebraska along the Kansas line.

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

A wildfire is still burning at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Officials updated us today...

Assisting farmers hit by wildfires, EQIP applications open

Assisting farmers hit by wildfires, EQIP applications open

Farmers are able to apply for funding to assist them if their land was hit by the recent wildfires.

Wildfire burning at Nebraska National Forest near Halsey

Wildfire burning at Nebraska National Forest near Halsey

Several agencies and fire departments are on scene battling a wildfire at the Nebraska National Forest Near Halsey.

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

The megadrought fueled by climate change that has long gripped the western U.S. is moving eastward.

Severe storms possible Tuesday

Severe storms possible Tuesday

The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne warned residents in the Nebraska Panhandle, southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado about the possibilities of severe weather Tuesday.

Health officials urge parents to avoid ‘dangerous’ homemade recipes

Health officials urge parents to avoid ‘dangerous’ homemade recipes

As parents around the nation scramble to grapple with a shortage of baby formula products, local health officials are urging families to not panic as there are local resources that can help.

Sutherland Water Project helped farmers and economy

Sutherland Water Project helped farmers and economy

Back in 1920, government officials and farmers collaborated to find irrigation solutions.

Multiple vehicles crash on Highway 30 in dust storm west of North Platte

Multiple vehicles crash on Highway 30 in dust storm west of North Platte

A section of Highway 30 west of North Platte was closed Thursday afternoon due to a multiple-vehicle accident during a dust storm.

Pillen beats Trump’s candidate in Nebraska governor primary

Pillen beats Trump’s candidate in Nebraska governor primary

Jim Pillen, a hog farm owner and veterinarian, won Nebraska’s crowded Republican primary for governor on Tuesday over a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president his first loss of the midterm election season.

One person dies in two-vehicle accident in southwest Nebraska

One person dies in two-vehicle accident in southwest Nebraska

One person died in a fatality accident on Highway 6 in Chase County in southwest Nebraska on Sunday.

Jim Pillen makes final push in Norfolk before Tuesday's election

Jim Pillen makes final push in Norfolk before Tuesday's election

Jim Pillen is making his rounds around the state of Nebraska Monday to try and persuade voters before Tuesday's primary election. 

Vehicle accident closes Highway 61 south of Hyannis

Vehicle accident closes Highway 61 south of Hyannis

A vehicle accident closed both lanes of Highway 61 south of Hyannis Sunday morning. 

North Platte’s first inventors and inventions

North Platte’s first inventors and inventions

Since 1870, there have been 200 patented inventions created by Lincoln County residents.

DNA results identify remains found in North Platte building

DNA results identify remains found in North Platte building

Preliminary autopsy results reveal the human remains found in the burned rubble of the Vieyra Metal Works building in North Platte are the remains of 37-year old Jerome Vieyra.

NE Climatologists wary of extreme winds

NE Climatologists wary of extreme winds

Climatologists are noting that this year, Nebraska has seen some ridiculous wind strengths on record.

Precipitation amounts across Nebraska

Precipitation amounts across Nebraska

National Weather Service gives Nebraska's precipitation totals for the last 24-hours.

Weather information: alerts, closings and road conditions

Weather information: alerts, closings and road conditions

Here's the latest winter weather information, including weather alerts, road conditions, and storm closings and cancellations.

WNCC to host listening sessions in Garden, Sioux counties

WNCC to host listening sessions in Garden, Sioux counties

Western Nebraska Community College Interim President John Marrin is leading a series of public listening sessions this spring.

A second woman steps forward by name to allege Charles Herbster groped her

A second woman steps forward by name to allege Charles Herbster groped her

State Sen. Julie Slama expresses relief, while Herbster denies wrongdoing

Nearly 2,000 without power in Thayer, Fillmore counties Saturday morning

Nearly 2,000 without power in Thayer, Fillmore counties Saturday morning

THAYER AND FILLMORE COUNTIES, NE — Several people in southeast Nebraska are without power Saturday morning after storms ripped through the area Friday evening.

Possible severe weather in western Nebraska Thursday

Possible severe weather in western Nebraska Thursday

Strong thunderstorms, possibly severe weather, is expected across Nebraska through Saturday, according to News Channel Nebraska Chief Meteorologist Geoff Fox.

Why has it been so windy? Will it ever stop? Thoughts from the NWS.

Why has it been so windy? Will it ever stop? Thoughts from the NWS.

It’s been a theme for the spring of 2022 across Nebraska. Every radio and television weather report reads the words “blustery”, “windy”, and “breezy” day after day.

Crews work to contain Road 702 Fire, donations pour in

Crews work to contain Road 702 Fire, donations pour in

It’s taking a team effort to combat the Road 702 fire.

Road 702 fire remains at zero percent containment, NEMA advises against travel

Road 702 fire remains at zero percent containment, NEMA advises against travel

State officials are asking people to avoid affected areas as firefighters continue to battle the Road 702 Fire.

UPDATE: Nebraska wildfires kill ex-fire chief, hurt 15 firefighters

UPDATE: Nebraska wildfires kill ex-fire chief, hurt 15 firefighters

Nebraska Emergency Management officials have released the latest tally of damage from this weekend's fires.

Officials release more details on Friday fires in Cheyenne, Scotts Bluff counties

Officials release more details on Friday fires in Cheyenne, Scotts Bluff counties

Some rural residents in Cheyenne County were evacuated Friday night when three wind-driven wildfires ignited between Sunol and Lodgepole. 

Meteorologist: High winds, fire potential to continue through early summer

Meteorologist: High winds, fire potential to continue through early summer

Yes, it has been windier across the Sidney area this spring, but trying to compare wind speeds from years past gets tricky.

Wildfire evacuations lifted, roads open, over 130,000 acres burned

Wildfire evacuations lifted, roads open, over 130,000 acres burned

Wildfires continue plaguing much of western and central Nebraska in a more active fire season than the area has seen in recent memory.

One fatality, three firefighters hurt in spring wildfires across Nebraska

One fatality, three firefighters hurt in spring wildfires across Nebraska

Throughout the last 24 hours fires have been reported in Blaine, Brown, Cherry, Cheyenne, Deuel, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Perkins, Scotts Bluff, Red Willow and Thomas counties.

Wildfires keep area departments busy Friday

Wildfires keep area departments busy Friday

The Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado experienced dangerous fire weather conditions Friday.

Wildfires force evacuations across Nebraska

Wildfires force evacuations across Nebraska

Crews were making progress fighting wildfires that forced people in several communities in southwestern Nebraska to evacuate, authorities said Saturday.

Grass fire forces evacuation of Benkelman

Grass fire forces evacuation of Benkelman

An uncontained wildfire forced the evacuation of the Village of Benkelman on Friday afternoon.

Chief says cigarette likely started Thursday evening fire near Gothenburg

Chief says cigarette likely started Thursday evening fire near Gothenburg

30-40 acres of marsh-type area burned

Weather service includes northeast Colorado in high wind warning

Weather service includes northeast Colorado in high wind warning

The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Friday to midnight Friday night. 

North Platte Airport drops mask mandate

North Platte Airport drops mask mandate

For the first time in two years, travelers will no longer be required to wear masks on things like planes and other forms of public transportation.

Nebraska law will advance proposed Colorado canal project

Nebraska law will advance proposed Colorado canal project

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a law Monday that will allow the state to move forward with plans to build a canal in Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River because of fears about Colorado’s increased water use.

North Platte’s infamous nickname “Little Chicago”

North Platte’s infamous nickname “Little Chicago”

Following World War I, North Platte was known for being rough and ready because of the railroad and its workers.

Temporary campfire ban continues in Nebraska state parks, burn bans for the Panhandle

Temporary campfire ban continues in Nebraska state parks, burn bans for the Panhandle

The temporary ban on campfires remains in effect at central and western Nebraska state parks as drought conditions have triggered extreme fire danger.