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WEC warden dies same day as retirement
WEC warden dies same day as retirement

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced the passing a a 75-year-old woman who was a Work Ethic Camp warden. 

Cattle crossing leads to temporary delay

Cattle crossing leads to temporary delay

A highway was closed for part of Tuesday for a cattle crossing. 

Burn scheduled at Ash Hollow SHP on Jan. 31

Burn scheduled at Ash Hollow SHP on Jan. 31

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will burn tree and brush piles on the west side of Ash Hollow State Historical Park on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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.

Guardians of the Children hosts annual chili cook off

Guardians of the Children hosts annual chili cook off

Guardians of the Children hosted their annual chili cook off at the D&N event center Saturday in North Platte.

Winter weather drops more snow on Nebraska

Winter weather drops more snow on Nebraska

he weekend is here, and so is more snow for some parts of Nebraska.

More winter weather on the way for northern Nebraska

More winter weather on the way for northern Nebraska

A weekend storm could add to the already high snowfall totals in portions of Nebraska this year.

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

There are 13 counties that will be hit by delayed shipments of 2023 license plates. 

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution inmate dies

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution inmate dies

A TSCI inmate died at the age of 72 at a Lincoln hospital. 

Eli Young Band to perform at Perkins County Fair in Grant

Eli Young Band to perform at Perkins County Fair in Grant

The Perkins County Fair announced the Eli Young Band will perform at their 2023 fair scheduled for July 22, 2023.

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

Human Trafficking is defined as "the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service."

Roads reopen in Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado after winter blast

Roads reopen in Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado after winter blast

All roads that were closed in the Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado have reopened, including Highway 30, Interstate 80 and Interstate 76. 

Officials close Interstate 80, Highway 30 from Cheyenne, Wyo. to Kearney, Neb.

Officials close Interstate 80, Highway 30 from Cheyenne, Wyo. to Kearney, Neb.

Two major roads in the southern Nebraska Panhandle closed at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night as a major winter storm slammed the area.

Ogallala prepares for around a foot of snow

Ogallala prepares for around a foot of snow

With the possibility of 11 to 17 inches of snow, the City of Ogallala prepared for the incoming winter storm by declaring a snow emergency Tuesday afternoon. 

Weather service upgrades winter storm watch to warning

Weather service upgrades winter storm watch to warning

A winter storm watch for the southern Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado, and eastern Laramie County in southeast Wyoming was upgraded to a winter storm warning Monday afternoon.

Region's next winter storm forecast to hit this week

Region's next winter storm forecast to hit this week

Heavy snow is possible across portions of western and north-central Nebraska this week, according to the National Weather Service office in North Platte. 

NSP troopers arrest two in traffic stop after finding cocaine, fentanyl

NSP troopers arrest two in traffic stop after finding cocaine, fentanyl

The Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested two people following a traffic stop in Lincoln County this week. 

Chase County fire extinguished Thursday

Chase County fire extinguished Thursday

A fire at a fertilizer plant in southwest Nebraska that shut down traffic earlier this week has been put out.

2023 Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Honorees include Keith County family

2023 Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Honorees include Keith County family

The Nebraska Chamber and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Business announced the 2023 inductees into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame

Fire involving chemicals closes Highway 6 in southwest Nebraska

Fire involving chemicals closes Highway 6 in southwest Nebraska

Authorities in southwest Nebraska are investigating a structure fire involving chemicals 23 miles west of Imperial on Wednesday afternoon. 

Four-vehicle crash shuts down I-80 near Maxwell Tuesday

Four-vehicle crash shuts down I-80 near Maxwell Tuesday

A four-vehicle accident shut down I-80 for ninety minutes Tuesday.

Hershey High School band receives honors at Alamo Bowl performances

Hershey High School band receives honors at Alamo Bowl performances

Every year the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio hosts high school bands from across the country to meet and play in competitions and during the halftime of the Alamo Bowl football game.

Early Sunday morning house fire kills two dogs

Early Sunday morning house fire kills two dogs

The North Platte Fire Department responded to a house fire on the city’s southside Sunday.

One dead, four injured during weekend accident

One dead, four injured during weekend accident

Authorities in Lincoln County are investigating a two-vehicle accident that happened over the weekend. 

New Operations, Group Tour, & Convention Manager named for Visit North Platte

New Operations, Group Tour, & Convention Manager named for Visit North Platte

The Visit North Platte has named a new Operations, Group Tour, & Convention Manager. 

VPD looks for suspect in cemetery hit-and-run

VPD looks for suspect in cemetery hit-and-run

Authorities in northwest Nebraska are looking for a suspect in a hit-and-run that happened sometime during the snow storms. 

Two Panhandle counties in flood advisory due to ice jam

Two Panhandle counties in flood advisory due to ice jam

Keith and Garden Counties are in a flood advisory until further notice.

Power outages reported in the Panhandle

Power outages reported in the Panhandle

Morning snowfall and freezing drizzle in the panhandle Monday caused hundreds of power outages. 

Snow hits Panhandle, ice to blanket northeast Nebraska, wintry mix for the rest of the state

Snow hits Panhandle, ice to blanket northeast Nebraska, wintry mix for the rest of the state

The weather forecast is getting dicier, and icier, as 2023 gets off to a tumultuous start in parts of Nebraska.

Dog rescued after stuck on frozen lake for four hours

Dog rescued after stuck on frozen lake for four hours

The year almost started out in disaster for a North Platte family. Their 160 pound mastiff, Finn, wandered out onto frozen Lake Maloney and upon realizing the ice was thin, refused to come back.

Snowmobile employed to deliver penicillin to sick child in Sandhills

Snowmobile employed to deliver penicillin to sick child in Sandhills

With snow drifts blocking local highways, residents of the Sandhills village of Cody were forced to use a snowmobile Friday to deliver penicillin to a sick child stuck at a local ranch.

South Platte schools host impromptu graduation ceremony for first-year teacher

South Platte schools host impromptu graduation ceremony for first-year teacher

When Chadron State College was forced to cancel their winter commencement on Dec. 16, South Platte Public Schools responded to honor their first-year Spanish teacher.

I-80 westbound re-opens near Ogallala after serious accident

I-80 westbound re-opens near Ogallala after serious accident

SIDNEY, Neb.-- Injuries have been reported in a multiple semi accident that has closed I-80 westbound between exit 133 at Roscoe and exit 117 near Brule. Roads were snow covered and visibility was limited by blowing snow at the time of the accident. Tempe

Highways shutting down in western Nebraska

Highways shutting down in western Nebraska

Blizzard-like conditions are shutting down highways in north-central and northwest Nebraska. 

Helping cows cope with cold stress

Helping cows cope with cold stress

Cold stress increases a cow’s energy requirement and can pull down her body condition.  Thin cows can result in weak calves being born in the spring and/or poor breed up.

Lincoln County Raceway hands out meal boxes to ensure everyone has a warm Christmas meal

Lincoln County Raceway hands out meal boxes to ensure everyone has a warm Christmas meal

On Saturday the Grinch and Santa showed up to Lincoln County Raceway to make sure that everyone has a merry Christmas.

Wallace man receives over four years in prison for armed bank robbery

Wallace man receives over four years in prison for armed bank robbery

A man from Wallace was convicted on Friday for an armed bank robbery in Gothenburg.

Gov. Ricketts issues emergency proclamation following severe winter storm

Gov. Ricketts issues emergency proclamation following severe winter storm

Governor Pete Ricketts issued an Emergency Proclamation on Friday for impacted counties in the Panhandle and North Central Nebraska following a major winter storm last week.

Fourth-straight snow day for Sidney, Kimball, Potter-Dix, and Leyton

Fourth-straight snow day for Sidney, Kimball, Potter-Dix, and Leyton

A vast and volatile storm system that hurled blizzard conditions across the Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado led to a fourth consecutive day of canceled classes for area schools.

Game and Parks points to widespread drought as factor in decrease of deer harvest numbers

Game and Parks points to widespread drought as factor in decrease of deer harvest numbers

As the deer season nears its end, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is taking a closer look at deer harvest data.

Clean water doesn’t come cheap

Clean water doesn’t come cheap

Nebraska towns are shelling out millions to treat nitrate-laced drinking water

Winter weather continuing to force closures, halting traffic

Winter weather continuing to force closures, halting traffic

The winter weather continues to have an effect on travel in western Nebraska, with I-80 and Highway 30 still shut down for major portions.

Massive US storm brings tornadoes to South, blizzard threat

Massive US storm brings tornadoes to South, blizzard threat

A massive storm blowing across the country has spawned several tornadoes that wrecked buildings and injured a handful of people in Oklahoma and Texas.

Cheyenne County closes county roads

Cheyenne County closes county roads

In a statement released at about 8:45 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 13, all Cheyenne County roads are closed due to the storm. "Effective at 8:30 a.m. this morning after conversing with our county highway superintendent Doug Hart, we have made the decision to

US blizzard expected to impact millions in Rockies, Midwest

US blizzard expected to impact millions in Rockies, Midwest

A massive winter storm blowing toward the center of the United States on Monday is threatening millions of people with heavy snow, freezing rain and flooding.

NSP holds alcohol compliance checks in multiple counties

NSP holds alcohol compliance checks in multiple counties

The Nebraska State Patrol Investigators held alcohol compliance checks in Buffalo, Kearney, Logan, Thomas, Hooker, and Grant Counties.

Two injured by explosive in Sutherland

Two injured by explosive in Sutherland

Two Sutherland men were injured after an explosive went off early Monday morning.

Nebraska panhandle, northeast Colorado, southeast Wyoming under blizzard warning

Nebraska panhandle, northeast Colorado, southeast Wyoming under blizzard warning

The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne upgraded the winter storm watch to a blizzard warning for the Nebraska panhandle, northeast Colorado, and southeast Wyoming early Monday morning. 

Two arrested after large amounts of drugs found during two separate I-80 traffic stops

Two arrested after large amounts of drugs found during two separate I-80 traffic stops

Nebraska State Patrol troopers found over 20 lbs. of methamphetamine and 157 lbs. of marijuana during two separate traffic stops near Maxwell and York.

McCook inmate sentenced out of Buffalo County dies

McCook inmate sentenced out of Buffalo County dies

An inmate at the Work Ethic Camp in McCook died on Saturday.

Weather service advises to prepare for possible blizzard conditions this week

Weather service advises to prepare for possible blizzard conditions this week

A new round of winter storm watches issued early Sunday morning included the majority of the Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado. 

Meteorologist: Nebraska panhandle, northeast Colorado in bulls-eye of projected winter storm

Meteorologist: Nebraska panhandle, northeast Colorado in bulls-eye of projected winter storm

Confidence in a winter storm that could dump anywhere between 8-12 inches of snow, with the potential of 12-16 inches, across the Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado early next week remained high Saturday morning.

One person killed in Highway 83 accident north of North Platte

One person killed in Highway 83 accident north of North Platte

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rollover accident on Highway 83 between North Platte and Stapleton.

Protest, lawsuit filed to stop merger of public power and irrigation districts

Protest, lawsuit filed to stop merger of public power and irrigation districts

A group of central Nebraska irrigators have launched 2 legal challenges to the planned merger of two public power and irrigation districts.

Hershey man identified as weekend accident victim

Hershey man identified as weekend accident victim

Authorities have released the name of the man who died in an accident between North Platte and Hershey Sunday night. 

Building sustains minor damage in fire north of North Platte

Building sustains minor damage in fire north of North Platte

The North Platte Fire Department responded to a grass fire at the Highway 83 and Highway 97 junction Sunday afternoon.

Head-on collision west of North Platte leaves one person dead, another with minor injuries

Head-on collision west of North Platte leaves one person dead, another with minor injuries

One person is dead following a two-car crash west of North Platte.

A look at how Tuesday's snowstorm affected Nebraska

A look at how Tuesday's snowstorm affected Nebraska

The snowfall lasted just a short period of time, but Nebraska got a glimpse of what might be down the road later this winter.

Weather service upgrades Kimball, Banner, and east Laramie County to winter storm warning

Weather service upgrades Kimball, Banner, and east Laramie County to winter storm warning

A total of three to five inches of snow could be possible in Bridgeport, Sidney, Kimball, and Pine Bluffs, according to a winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service Office in Cheyenne Monday morning. 

Accident in North Platte causes car to flip

Accident in North Platte causes car to flip

The North Platte Police Department responded to an accident on Wednesday afternoon after a three-car crash resulted in one car flipping onto its side.

Elsmere rancher named Northeast's Agceptional Woman of the Year

Elsmere rancher named Northeast's Agceptional Woman of the Year

An advocate for agriculture in Nebraska has been recognized for her contributions to the industry.

19-year-old facing multiple charges including manslaughter

19-year-old facing multiple charges including manslaughter

The Nebraska State Patrol said they are investigating a homicide that happened between Thursday and Friday night.

Man taken into custody after standoff in North Platte

Man taken into custody after standoff in North Platte

The Nebraska State Patrol and North Platte Police responded to a standoff near South Buffalo Bill Avenue and West A Street in North Platte Sunday afternoon.

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

On a chilly Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska fell to Wisconsin 15-14, spoiling senior day for the Big Red.

North Platte Police Department rolls out automated license plate readers

North Platte Police Department rolls out automated license plate readers

New crime fighting technology is being utilized by the North Platte Police Department.