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Congressman's Tale of Two Contributions
Congressman's Tale of Two Contributions

Lev Parnas jumped back into the news recently insisting the Trump Administration orchestrated a “Dirt for Dollars” scheme leading to the President’s impeachment.

Nebraska Game and Parks Seeking Info on Swan Death

Nebraska Game and Parks Seeking Info on Swan Death

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information on the unlawful killing of a swan in North Platte.

Missoula Children's Theatre coming to western Nebraska

Missoula Children's Theatre coming to western Nebraska

SIDNEY, NE - The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) will cast local students and put on performances of "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast" in three western Nebraska towns.

North Platte HS golf coach receives national honor

North Platte HS golf coach receives national honor

NORTH PLATTE, NE - The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) selected North Platte High School boys golf coach Jim Orcutt as one of its coaches of the year for 2018-2019, the organization announced Thursday.

Snow, wintry mix impacting travel across Nebraska

Snow, wintry mix impacting travel across Nebraska

A wave of severe winter weather is moving through eastern Nebraska.

New push for Western Nebraska Economic Development group

New push for Western Nebraska Economic Development group

Some government officials are trying to reinvigorate efforts to promote economic development in western Nebraska.

Fire engulfs Brule home

Fire engulfs Brule home

An unattended candle is being blamed for a house fire in Brule early Sunday morning.

Requests for early ballots can be submitted in January

Requests for early ballots can be submitted in January

The Nebraska Secretary of State's office says requests for early ballots can be submitted as early as next week.

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Nebraska voters who want to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary election can request their ballot as early as next week.

Adrian Smith Issues Statement on Drone Sightings in Nebraska

Adrian Smith Issues Statement on Drone Sightings in Nebraska

Congressman Adrian Smith has released a statement on the drone sightings throughout Western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado.

Men sought by Nebraska State Patrol captured in Utah

Men sought by Nebraska State Patrol captured in Utah

Two brothers sought for questioning in connection to a homicide investigation in California have been captured in Utah.

Feds, Colorado seek answers in mysterious drone sightings

Feds, Colorado seek answers in mysterious drone sightings

Authorities in three central Nebraska counties are following up on drone sighting reports after several nighttime drone flights last week caused a stir in northeast Colorado and southwest Nebraska.

Patrol: Driver died in collision while trying to pass semi

Patrol: Driver died in collision while trying to pass semi

Authorities say an Omaha man died when his pickup truck collided with an oncoming semitrailer in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Chase County Sheriff’s investigating sightings of drones

Chase County Sheriff’s investigating sightings of drones

The Chase County Sheriff's Office posted this to Facebook Tuesday.

Lack of seat belt usage cited in rise in fatal wrecks

Lack of seat belt usage cited in rise in fatal wrecks

Nebraska roads saw a deadly rise in fatal crashes in 2019. State leaders say the failure to buckle up was a major factor.

Crews reopen Interstate 80 in Nebraska after winter storm

Crews reopen Interstate 80 in Nebraska after winter storm

Interstate 80 has reopened across Nebraska, but other roads remain closed in north-central Nebraska because of blowing snow from a weekend winter storm.

Many highways remain closed as winter storm moves on

Many highways remain closed as winter storm moves on

An almost 90-mile stretch of Interstate 80 was still closed Monday morning as wreckers and rescue officials worked to clear out stranded vehicles.

Road officials stressing no travel Sunday night

Road officials stressing no travel Sunday night

Vehicles sliding off roads and into ditches was a common theme Sunday due to snow, blowing snow and slick travel conditions.

Crash Near North Platte Backs Up Traffic For Miles

Crash Near North Platte Backs Up Traffic For Miles

An accident between North Platte and Maxwell on Sunday backed up traffic for miles on westbound I-80.

Mystery drone sightings continue in Colorado, into Nebraska

Mystery drone sightings continue in Colorado, into Nebraska

Authorities have confirmed reports of drone sightings in three more counties in northeast Colorado and at least one Nebraska county after nighttime drone flights in the region caused a national stir earlier this week.

Las Vegas man sentenced to prison for outburst on plane

Las Vegas man sentenced to prison for outburst on plane

A Las Vegas man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for his behavior on a commercial flight last year that forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Nebraska.

Winter weather impacting northwest, north central Nebraska as snow system settles in

Winter weather impacting northwest, north central Nebraska as snow system settles in

AINSWORTH, NE - Much of the panhandle is already seeing accumulating snow as a winter weather system continues to move its way across the state. According to the National Weather Service, throughout much of north central Nebraska, freezing rain will begin

Mixed precipitation pushing towards Interstate 80

Mixed precipitation pushing towards Interstate 80

Freezing rain began falling in eastern Colorado, northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska Friday afternoon, as a winter storm system pushes its way towards Interstate 80 in Nebraska. 

Winter weather moving into Nebraska Friday and is expected to last all weekend

Winter weather moving into Nebraska Friday and is expected to last all weekend

Rain Friday evening is expected to turn into freezing rain and then snow, potentially dropping a foot of snow on some portions of north-central Nebraska.

Weekend winter storm to impact post-holiday travel across high plains

Weekend winter storm to impact post-holiday travel across high plains

Mixed precipitation will be followed by snow and near-blizzard like conditions this weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne.

Weather could present travel challenges in Nebraska, Colorado

Weather could present travel challenges in Nebraska, Colorado

The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches Thursday for much of western Nebraska and northeast Colorado.

Travel Conditions to Deteriorate With Winter Storm in West Central Nebraska

Travel Conditions to Deteriorate With Winter Storm in West Central Nebraska

Have travel plans this weekend? Be mindful of the weather.

Scottsbluff, Grant hosting Farm Bill education meetings

Scottsbluff, Grant hosting Farm Bill education meetings

The University of Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host Farm Bill education meetings in Scottsbluff and Grant in January to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

U.S. senator proposes money, oversight to boost dam safety

U.S. senator proposes money, oversight to boost dam safety

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing to boost federal efforts to fortify the nation's dams following an Associated Press investigation that found scores of potentially troubling dams around the country.

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Sunday and Monday

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Sunday and Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a number of counties in central and far southeast Nebraska.

Adrian Smith: "No evidence of any crime" in Impeachment Effort

Adrian Smith: "No evidence of any crime" in Impeachment Effort

Nebraska Republican House member says there's no reason to remove President Trump, from office.

Sedgwick County Sheriff conducts second internet sexual exploitation of a child felony case

Sedgwick County Sheriff conducts second internet sexual exploitation of a child felony case

For the second time in less than a week, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Northeastern Colorado, made an arrest of a man on felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges.

Madison Middle School in North Platte dance canceled due to 'false threat'

Madison Middle School in North Platte dance canceled due to 'false threat'

A dance at Madison Middle School in North Platte came to an early end on Friday night after what school officials are now calling a "false threat."

Lincoln East Student Injured In Play Competition Recovering In ICU

Lincoln East Student Injured In Play Competition Recovering In ICU

A Lincoln East High School student was taken to the hospital after an accident at an acting competition.

Bank Argument Sparks Police Response in Downtown North Platte

Bank Argument Sparks Police Response in Downtown North Platte

The North Platte Police Department responded to a disturbance at a bank Thursday morning, but thankfully it turned out to be a false alarm.

NP man accused of possessing child pornography

NP man accused of possessing child pornography

A North Platte man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography following an investigation.

Carter waives extradition, charged with 1st degree murder of Imperial woman

Carter waives extradition, charged with 1st degree murder of Imperial woman

Keonna Carter waived extradition in a Larimer County, Colorado courtroom Tuesday morning. She is charged with 9 felonies and 2 misdemeanors for the November murder of Annika Swanson of Imperial.

North Platte leaders move to add vaping, e-cigarettes to ban

North Platte leaders move to add vaping, e-cigarettes to ban

The central Nebraska city of North Platte is moving to add vaping and e-cigarettes to its public no-smoking ban.

Snow, wind create travel hazards throughout northern Nebraska

Snow, wind create travel hazards throughout northern Nebraska

While NW Nebraska digs out of over a foot of snow, a winter weather advisory will be making travel tough in NE Nebraska Sunday morning.

Multiple Power Companies Dealing With Outages Due To Panhandle Storm

Multiple Power Companies Dealing With Outages Due To Panhandle Storm

Multiple power companies in the panhandle are dealing with outages due to Saturday's winter storm.

Interstate 80 reopens across Nebraska

Interstate 80 reopens across Nebraska

A blizzard warning continues for Sioux, Dawes, Scotts Bluff, Box Butte and Banner Counties until 5 a.m.

"Hunker down, stay off the roads, and ride it out today": No travel advised in Nebraska Panhandle Saturday

"Hunker down, stay off the roads, and ride it out today": No travel advised in Nebraska Panhandle Saturday

Areas of blowing and drifting snow is reducing visibility, covering roads with a sheet of ice and closing roads in the Nebraska panhandle and eastern Wyoming.

Blizzard conditions possible in northwest Nebraska

Blizzard conditions possible in northwest Nebraska

A winter storm watch is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday.

Two charged with killing woman in southwest Nebraska

Two charged with killing woman in southwest Nebraska

Two people already charged with kidnapping two people have been accused of killing one, whose body was found in a drainage pipe in southwest Nebraska.

North Platte Snow 12 Noon

North Platte Snow 12 Noon

The snow is starting to come down in North Platte.

Ransomware detected in Great Plains Health computer network

Ransomware detected in Great Plains Health computer network

According to Great Plains Health officials, ransomware was detected in the Great Plains Health computer network.

Body of missing Nebraska woman found in Chase County, foul play suspected

Body of missing Nebraska woman found in Chase County, foul play suspected

Authorities say they’ve found the remains of a missing woman in southwest Nebraska and arrested three people suspected in her disappearance and in the kidnapping of another woman.

Winter storm warnings issued for almost two-thirds of the state

Winter storm warnings issued for almost two-thirds of the state

The National Weather Service expects up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state between now and Wednesday morning.

Winter storm warning for Southeast Wyoming, Northeast Colorado, Western Nebraska

Winter storm warning for Southeast Wyoming, Northeast Colorado, Western Nebraska

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, saying heavy snow in the region could hamper travel during Thanksgiving week.

Potential winter storm could affect Thanksgiving travel plans in Nebraska Panhandle

Potential winter storm could affect Thanksgiving travel plans in Nebraska Panhandle

A potential winter storm is anticipated to bring heavy, accumulating snow fall to the Nebraska panhandle, southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado on Monday and Tuesday.

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.

NSP Makes Arrest in Child Enticement Investigation

NSP Makes Arrest in Child Enticement Investigation

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a North Platte man for allegedly arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

Nebraska authorities say human remains found in a stock trailer could be those of at least one of two Wisconsin brothers who prosecutors say were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer.

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.