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Kearney man going to prison for assaulting jogger

Kearney man going to prison for assaulting jogger

A Kearney man convicted on a felony for attacking a jogger is going to prison.

Education Funding, Prisons, Medicaid, Tax Relief...All in 60 Days

Education Funding, Prisons, Medicaid, Tax Relief...All in 60 Days

Upcoming sixty day legislative session expected to include a lot of work, on a lot of important issues

Ainsworth Airport Receives $6.5M grant

Ainsworth Airport Receives $6.5M grant

A north central Nebraska airport is poised to get a major upgrade.

Father sues pumpkin patch where son was killed by inflatable

Father sues pumpkin patch where son was killed by inflatable

The father of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed when a wind gust flipped the inflatable jumping pad where he and his sister were playing has filed a wrongful death suit against the owners of the pumpkin patch where it happened.

Fremont Police Search for Bank Robber Suspect

Fremont Police Search for Bank Robber Suspect

Fremont Police are searching for the man responsible for robbing a bank on Thursday afternoon.

Brief Standoff In Farragut Ends In Arrests, Despite Fake Bank Robbery Report

Brief Standoff In Farragut Ends In Arrests, Despite Fake Bank Robbery Report

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says a couple surrendered in Farragut after the K9 Roby was deployed

Auditor: Iowa budget healthy but concerns on the horizon

Auditor: Iowa budget healthy but concerns on the horizon

Iowa’s auditor says the state budget is in good shape with surpluses but that beneficial federal tax policies will end in a few years, potentially causing problems.

Gage County District Judge Sends Three to Prison, One to Probation

Gage County District Judge Sends Three to Prison, One to Probation

Sentences announced in controlled drug sales, rural home burglary

Rural Hospital Hosts Newest Brain Procedure

Rural Hospital Hosts Newest Brain Procedure

Nebraska City hospital is among the busiest in America with incisionless brain procedure to relieve movement tremors

New Crete library will be open to the public by mid-January

New Crete library will be open to the public by mid-January

In a newsletter published Thursday, library officials say the new building is scheduled to be open on Jan. 13, 2020, though it could be delayed up to a week.

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.

Survey of bankers shows rural economy growing in November

Survey of bankers shows rural economy growing in November

A new survey of bankers suggests the economy continues growing in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the ongoing trade disputes continue to hurt the outlook for more growth.

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.

Burglary of Rockville Post Office Under Investigation

Burglary of Rockville Post Office Under Investigation

The Sherman County Sheriff's Office is looking suspects responsible for the burglary of a post office.

Senator Albrecht to Seek Relection

Senator Albrecht to Seek Relection

Senator Joni Albrecht of Thurston has announced she will seek reelection to the Nebraska Legislature in District 17 which includes Dakota, Thurston, and Wayne counties in Northeast Nebraska.

Suspect arrested in connection with metro bomb threat

Suspect arrested in connection with metro bomb threat

David Gautier, 53, has been arrested in connection with a threat that forced the evacuation of a metro Walmart on Tuesday afternoon.

Leadership class put together by Nebraska Chamber of Commerce hosted in Norfolk

Leadership class put together by Nebraska Chamber of Commerce hosted in Norfolk

NORFOLK - 30 community professionals from around the state are in Norfolk this week as part of a leadership class put together by the state chamber of commerce.

Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

A man is charged with a dozen counts stemming from a deer poaching investigation in south-central Nebraska.

Clabaugh Family Education Award Goes to Beatrice Middle School Instructor

Clabaugh Family Education Award Goes to Beatrice Middle School Instructor

Beatrice Middle School Instructor Ben Essam, winner of third annual Clabaugh Family education award

Frankie Klausen Signs With Midland University Women's Basketball

Frankie Klausen Signs With Midland University Women's Basketball

Frankie Klausen is a senior on the Wayne High girl's basketball team and recently signed her national letter of intent to join the Midland University women's basketball team.

Man pulls out bottle of whiskey during traffic stop, arrested for 4th offense DUI

Man pulls out bottle of whiskey during traffic stop, arrested for 4th offense DUI

A 38-year-old man was arrested for his fourth DUI after he pulled out a bottle of whiskey in front of an officer during a traffic stop.

Driver Forgets 59 Head Of Cattle As Truck Speeds Through Auburn With Deputies Behind

Driver Forgets 59 Head Of Cattle As Truck Speeds Through Auburn With Deputies Behind

Tennessee man charged with possession of meth, reckless driving

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Station Bond Issue Sells in One Day

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Station Bond Issue Sells in One Day

Bonds for new Beatrice Fire and Rescue Station sold to mostly local investors

Christmas Lighting Proposed For Courthouse

Christmas Lighting Proposed For Courthouse

Window candles and wreaths for this season, but a committee hopes to light the courthouse in coming years

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

Facing thousands of clergy sex-abuse cases, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest modern crisis with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards.

Review finds 90% of Missouri rape kits never tested

Review finds 90% of Missouri rape kits never tested

A sweeping review has found that close to 90% of Missouri rape kits have never been tested.

Game and Parks to release pheasants at 14 WMAs before Thanksgiving

Game and Parks to release pheasants at 14 WMAs before Thanksgiving

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will release rooster pheasants at 14 wildlife management areas across the state in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

75-year-old Lincoln man identified as person killed by SUV on West O Street

75-year-old Lincoln man identified as person killed by SUV on West O Street

A Lincoln Police Accident Report identified the 75-year-old man killed by an SUV on Wednesday night as Donald Gropp, of Lincoln.

UPDATE: Scottsbluff Elementary School on Lockout due to Police Activity

UPDATE: Scottsbluff Elementary School on Lockout due to Police Activity

Scottsbluff authorities are releasing more information on a standoff that caused a local elementary school to go on lockout.

Bellevue City Council member accused of sexual harassment, threatening remarks

Bellevue City Council member accused of sexual harassment, threatening remarks

A Bellevue City Council member is accused of making sexual and threatening comments. During Tuesday's council meeting, Councilman Paul Cook read a prepared statement listing the allegations.

Hastings Kool-Aid Days merging with Oregon Trail Rodeo

Hastings Kool-Aid Days merging with Oregon Trail Rodeo

The summer event which celebrates Hastings as the home of Kool-Aid is changing locations and partnering with the Oregon Trail Rodeo.

Nebraska Committed To Northeast Expressway

Nebraska Committed To Northeast Expressway

State working on environmental impact on flood-prone southern segments

Winds blow trailer on top of truck

Winds blow trailer on top of truck

A driver in the Panhandle found himself hauling a bit more in his truck than he wanted Wednesday evening.

Baby Shark Live coming to Ralston Arena in 2020

Baby Shark Live coming to Ralston Arena in 2020

Baby Shark Live is coming to the Omaha-metro area this spring.

Downtown Broken Bow Accident Between School Bus And Semi Result In No Injuries

Downtown Broken Bow Accident Between School Bus And Semi Result In No Injuries

An accident between a Broken Bow School Bus and a semi hauling an empty cattle trailer, resulted in no injuries.

Health Officials Link Blackberries From Fresh Thyme Grocery Stores to Hepatitis A Multistate Outbreak

Health Officials Link Blackberries From Fresh Thyme Grocery Stores to Hepatitis A Multistate Outbreak

Federal health agencies say the Hepatitis A reports announced earlier this month have been traced to blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme stores in September.

American Legion Auxiliary Celebrates 100 Years

American Legion Auxiliary Celebrates 100 Years

Plattsmouth mayor declares American Legion Auxiliary Centennial

Nebraska is 1st to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau

Nebraska is 1st to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau

Nebraska is the first state agreeing to share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald Trump’s order to count the number of U.S. citizens.

Community College to utilize USDA Rural Development Distance Learning Grant

Community College to utilize USDA Rural Development Distance Learning Grant

Federal distance learning grant awarded for health care education

Hebron holds open house Wednesday on proposed swimming pool

Hebron holds open house Wednesday on proposed swimming pool

Hebron's current pool will turn 90 years old in 2020, making it one of the oldest original swimming pools in the state.

Columbus, Lakeview students getting ready for robotics competition this weekend

Columbus, Lakeview students getting ready for robotics competition this weekend

Robotics coach Joe Haschke said he's been coaching robotics for six years and that it takes determination for students to build competition-worthy robots.

Gage County Drug Defendant Draws 12-to-18 Year Prison Term

Gage County Drug Defendant Draws 12-to-18 Year Prison Term

Gage County District Judge revokes probation, issues lengthy prison term for drug user

U.S. House Passes Name Change, For Homestead National Monument of America

U.S. House Passes Name Change, For Homestead National Monument of America

Bill renaming Homestead National Monument of America the Homestead National Historical Park, is passed by the U.S. House

Hastings woman gets jail, suspended sentence in sexting case

Hastings woman gets jail, suspended sentence in sexting case

An Adams county judge Wednesday sentenced a former Hastings High school para-educator to one year on probation for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Bottle Caps Saved For "Buddy Benches"

Bottle Caps Saved For "Buddy Benches"

Auburn Girl Scouts collect over 500 pounds of bottle caps to establish "buddy benches" at schools and parks

Lexington Man Wins $82,000 in Lottery

Lexington Man Wins $82,000 in Lottery

A Lexington man is feeling lucky after winning more than $80,000 in the Nebraska Lottery.

Woman punches victim, dumps chili on porch before leaving

Woman punches victim, dumps chili on porch before leaving

Lincoln Police have cited a woman who they say showed up to a woman's house, punched her, and dumped a bowl of chili on the front porch before leaving.

Stray bullet from hunter strikes home

Stray bullet from hunter strikes home

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a safety reminder for hunters after a stray bullet struck a home on Tuesday.

Wind Watchers Keep Pushing For Changes to Gage County Zoning Regulations

Wind Watchers Keep Pushing For Changes to Gage County Zoning Regulations

Gage County Planning Commission meeting to be held December 10th....possibly to set hearing on proposed wind regulations amendment

Recall Election Date Set for Broken Bow Mayor

Recall Election Date Set for Broken Bow Mayor

A central Nebraska mayor will face a recall election at the start of 2020.

Man arrested for stabbing near 48th and O streets

Man arrested for stabbing near 48th and O streets

Lincoln Police have arrested a man for a stabbing that left the victim with life-threatening injuries.

Nebraska inmates can apply to serve sentences in home states

Nebraska inmates can apply to serve sentences in home states

The Nebraska corrections department has asked more than 600 inmates to say if they would prefer to serve their sentences in facilities in their home states, opening the door to transfers that could help ease overcrowding in Nebraska’s prisons.

Omaha Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat

Omaha Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat

An Omaha Walmart has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to officials.

Sarpy County Commissioners vote to cut their own pay by $95

Sarpy County Commissioners vote to cut their own pay by $95

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to lower their own salaries.

Dump truck driver faces 2 vehicular homicide charges for crash that killed 2 Millard students

Dump truck driver faces 2 vehicular homicide charges for crash that killed 2 Millard students

A man charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with an Aug. 7 crash that killed two juveniles in Gretna had his preliminary hearing in court Tuesday.

Facebook Helping Reunite Dogs With Owners

Facebook Helping Reunite Dogs With Owners

Plattsmouth has 638 licensed dogs, but Facebook postings are helping find owners of those without tags

Omaha police seek suspect after bank robbery

Omaha police seek suspect after bank robbery

Omaha police seek assistance identifying a suspect after a bank robbery occurred at a U.S. Bank location Tuesday afternoon.

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic in Grand Island

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic in Grand Island

A two-vehicle crash led to a slowdown of traffic during rush hour Tuesday in downtown Grand Island.

March trial set for man accused in death of infant daughter

March trial set for man accused in death of infant daughter

A March trial has been scheduled for a western Nebraska man accused of intentional child abuse in the death of his 7-month-old daughter.

Longtime Nebraska law professor sues for equal pay

Longtime Nebraska law professor sues for equal pay

A longtime law professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has sued the university’s Board of Regents for equal pay.

Attorney for Omaha firefighter claims 3-month-old's injuries are due to birth defects

Attorney for Omaha firefighter claims 3-month-old's injuries are due to birth defects

The lawyer for an Omaha Firefighter accused of Child Abuse is saying injuries are actually from Birth Defects.

Preferred Popcorn, Valmont Named 2019 Manufacturers of the Year

Preferred Popcorn, Valmont Named 2019 Manufacturers of the Year

Preferred Popcorn and Valmont Industries are your 2019 Nebraska Manufacturers of the Year.

Accident West of Culbertson Injures One

Accident West of Culbertson Injures One

The Hitchcock County Sheriff's Department reports at 7:45 am, Tuesday, a 54-year-old woman was air-lifted to Great Plains Health after colliding with an oncoming semi 1.7 miles east of Culbertson on Highway 6 & 34.

Ex-UNL athletic director’s son sentenced in child porn case

Ex-UNL athletic director’s son sentenced in child porn case

The 20-year-old son of a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic director has been sentenced to six months in jail in a child pornography case.

Omaha City Council approves vape tax

Omaha City Council approves vape tax

Omaha City Council has approved adding vaping products to the city's 3% tobacco tax during Tuesday’s meeting.

Inmate death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary

Inmate death at the Nebraska State Penitentiary

An inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary has died in custody.