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Rural Leigh teen pleads guilty to three felony charges related to April break-in, assault
Rural Leigh teen pleads guilty to three felony charges related to April break-in, assault

A 17-year-old facing multiple felony charges related to a break-in and sexual assault pleaded guilty to three felony charges Monday.

Two NE Nebraska women sentenced for separate Highway 275 meth arrests

Two NE Nebraska women sentenced for separate Highway 275 meth arrests

Two northeast Nebraska women will spend time behind bars after separate drug convictions in Stanton County.

Homestead Market Closes

Homestead Market Closes

Future of Dalton store being researched DALTON -- The store that is as much living history as small town convenience and conversation is closed.

California man originally arrested near Pilger sentenced for 2021 meth charge

California man originally arrested near Pilger sentenced for 2021 meth charge

A California man who was arrested near Pilger and later fled the state before he could be sentenced was back in a northeast Nebraska courtroom on Monday.

Commissioners OK beer garden proposal

Commissioners OK beer garden proposal

SIDNEY -- The Cheyenne County Commissioners today approved the Cheyenne County Fair Board's proposal for a beer garden.

Thayer County Sheriff looking for man missing from Bruning area

Thayer County Sheriff looking for man missing from Bruning area

BRUNING, NE — The Thayer County Sheriff is asking for the public's assistance as they try to find a man reported missing from the Bruning area.

Man from Mexico receives over 6 years in prison

Man from Mexico receives over 6 years in prison

A man from Mexico was given 6 1/2 years in prison for a meth-related charge.

Lincoln man gets prison time for firearm-related charge

Lincoln man gets prison time for firearm-related charge

A firearm-related charge puts a Lincoln man in prison for 2 1/2 years.

Officers rescue man who fell through ice

Officers rescue man who fell through ice

Man brought to safety on pond north of Syracuse

Lincoln man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

Lincoln man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

A man from Lincoln was sentenced to prison for 17 1/2 years due to gun-related charges.

Ricketts continues Groundhog Day tradition as senator

Ricketts continues Groundhog Day tradition as senator

New royalty are King Turner Moore and Queen Shelby Wallen

Gage County law officers investigating fraud involving bank transfer

Gage County law officers investigating fraud involving bank transfer

Scheme involved request to transfer funds

Lincoln man reportedly loses $350K after crypto currency scam

Lincoln man reportedly loses $350K after crypto currency scam

A Lincoln man lost hundreds of thousands of dollars during a crypto currency scam, according to authorities. 

18-year-old cited in Lancaster County animal abandonment case

18-year-old cited in Lancaster County animal abandonment case

Authorities cited an 18-year-old for animal abuse, neglect and littering after a puppy was abandoned along a Lancaster County road.

Norfolk man arrested for drugs, terroristic threats

Norfolk man arrested for drugs, terroristic threats

A 58-year-old Norfolk man was arrested for drug charges and terroristic threats after attempting to enter a residence. 

RTC staff member gets assaulted by inmate

RTC staff member gets assaulted by inmate

Authorities are investigating an assault of a staff member at the Reception and Treatment Center. 

Columbus Police investigating armed robbery

Columbus Police investigating armed robbery

Authorities in Columbus are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Sunday night.

January much wetter in 2023 than a year ago

January much wetter in 2023 than a year ago

After 2022, 99 percent of Nebraska was experiencing drought conditions, but 2023 has turned a new, wetter leaf.

Electricity blamed for fire at Hajny Auto Sales in Hastings

Electricity blamed for fire at Hajny Auto Sales in Hastings

Hastings Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at a closed business on Sunday afternoon.

Sidney awarded $300,000 transportation grant

Sidney awarded $300,000 transportation grant

SIDNEY -- The City of Sidney was recently awarded a $300,000 Safe Streets Planning Grant.

Omaha streetcar backed by mayors past and present, D's and R's

Omaha streetcar backed by mayors past and present, D's and R's

Republicans and Democrats insist the plan "literally" pays for itself

NCN Monday morning brief

NCN Monday morning brief

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Poll questions wind and solar energy in NE

Poll questions wind and solar energy in NE

Support dropping for both alternative sources

Scholarship available for Banner County High School graduate or resident oursuing medical career

Scholarship available for Banner County High School graduate or resident oursuing medical career

Regional West Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Marjorie Jane Streeks Brown Scholarship.

Omaha fire caused by candle results in $16,000 in damage, OFD says

Omaha fire caused by candle results in $16,000 in damage, OFD says

Omaha firefighters responded to a fire allegedly caused by an unattended candle.

Doane University hosts benefit to help Crete volunteer firefighter

Doane University hosts benefit to help Crete volunteer firefighter

Last week Brad Elder, a Crete volunteer firefighter, returned home after nearly 90 days in the hospital. He’s still recovering from his injuries sustained while fighting historic wildfires in southern Lancaster County.

Crews respond to fire at Omaha strip mall Sunday morning

Crews respond to fire at Omaha strip mall Sunday morning

The Omaha Fire Department is investigating a fire at a strip mall Sunday morning.

Celebration held in Hoskins, 200 people in attendance

Celebration held in Hoskins, 200 people in attendance

A northeast Nebraska community held a celebration on Saturday, with an eye on an even bigger one.

Norfolk man arrested for cocaine, marijuana

Norfolk man arrested for cocaine, marijuana

A man from Norfolk was arrested near Stanton after cocaine was reportedly found in his vehicle.

Housing the homeless: Lincoln’s plans for a new development

Housing the homeless: Lincoln’s plans for a new development

For at least 24 people facing chronic homelessness, a Lincoln project could mean the start of a new life.

Millard school funding vote to take place later this month

Millard school funding vote to take place later this month

About 75,000 voters in the Millard school district will be receiving a ballot in the mail later this month.

Meth-related charge sends Doniphan woman to prison

Meth-related charge sends Doniphan woman to prison

Over five years in prison was given to a Doniphan woman due to a meth-related charge.

Lexington man sentenced to prison for 9 years

Lexington man sentenced to prison for 9 years

A meth-related charge puts a man from Lexington in prison for nine years.

Omaha woman found guilty of firearm-related charge

Omaha woman found guilty of firearm-related charge

A woman from Omaha was found guilty in court for a firearm-related charge.

WSC planetarium expecting an uptick in visitors this year

WSC planetarium expecting an uptick in visitors this year

The director of the Fred G. Dale Planetarium Dr. Todd Young said being able to educate the public with the planetarium is special.

Omaha zoo unveils plans for renovating orangutan habitat

Omaha zoo unveils plans for renovating orangutan habitat

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium unveiled plans for its next big project.

Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska

Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska

A United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems.

One injured in crash near Beatrice Municipal Airport

One injured in crash near Beatrice Municipal Airport

Car changing lanes collides with rear of southbound pickup

NCN weekend brief

NCN weekend brief

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Lumber industry showing signs of normalcy

Lumber industry showing signs of normalcy

Despite a challenging last couple of years within the lumber industry due largely in part to the Covid-19 pandemic, officials say things are starting to return to normal.

ALLO celebrates Sidney grand opening

ALLO celebrates Sidney grand opening

SIDNEY -- ALLO Fiber's presence became official Thursday with a grand opening at their new office.

LSO: looks for person responsible for leaving puppy on side of road

LSO: looks for person responsible for leaving puppy on side of road

Authorities are looking for the person who abandoned a puppy in a ditch near Lincoln, Friday.

'He had plans on changing his life': family mourns loss of 19-year-old killed in crash

'He had plans on changing his life': family mourns loss of 19-year-old killed in crash

Family members are seeking to help defray funeral costs after a 19-year-old father died in a crash in northeast Nebraska on Thursday.

Otoe County pushes for more child care providers

Otoe County pushes for more child care providers

Camaraderie at Syracuse meeting raises hopes for growing child care capacity

Police: Active shooter told over 20 times to drop his rifle

Police: Active shooter told over 20 times to drop his rifle

OPD: Seven minutes from first 911 call until police shoot and kill 32-year-old Joseph Jones.

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. 

CPD Citizens' Police Academy aims to bring public closer to law enforcement

CPD Citizens' Police Academy aims to bring public closer to law enforcement

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of the police department.

Pillen appoints former Norfolk mayor Scheer to University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Pillen appoints former Norfolk mayor Scheer to University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen announced he is appointing Jim Scheer to serve as the District 3 Regent on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. 

UNK students, Special Olympics athletes team up through new partnership

UNK students, Special Olympics athletes team up through new partnership

University of Nebraska at Kearney students and Special Olympics athletes shared the court Wednesday evening inside the Health and Sports Center on campus.

Nebraska community colleges oppose elimination of property tax authority

Nebraska community colleges oppose elimination of property tax authority

Southeast Community College official says bill would end modernization of college facilities

A new way to value Nebraska agriculture land for taxation, under committee review

A new way to value Nebraska agriculture land for taxation, under committee review

Revenue committee takes up bill to consider income producing capacity.....not market value

Johnny Carson Foundation offers assistance for transit services in Norfolk

Johnny Carson Foundation offers assistance for transit services in Norfolk

The efforts to resume public transportation services in Norfolk have potentially received a significant boost.

County Commissioners meet Monday

County Commissioners meet Monday

The Cheyenne County Commissioners are scheduled to meet 8 a.m. Monday, February 6 at the commissioners meeting room.

Northeast awarded $843K in counseling grants

Northeast awarded $843K in counseling grants

The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska has announced awardees in the first round of its American Rescue Plan Act funding, with grants totaling $19.5 million.

North Platte events receive grant awards

North Platte events receive grant awards

A southwestern Nebraska tourism organization has announced over $60,000 worth of grants intended to support community events.

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, missing

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, missing

A 54-year-old inmate didn't return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln after his community job. 

Fairbury and Jansen Fire Departments Battle Thursday Night Fire

Fairbury and Jansen Fire Departments Battle Thursday Night Fire

FAIRBURY - Fire Crews from Fairbury and Jansen responded to a structure fire Thursday night in rural Jefferson County.

Fund established for injured child care director

Fund established for injured child care director

Child Care director hospitalized following traffic accident. A GoFundMe account has been set up for Rhonda Halligan.

Morning structure fire in Norfolk, cause determined to be electrical

Morning structure fire in Norfolk, cause determined to be electrical

Firefighters battled flames and frigid temperatures in northeast Nebraska early Friday.

Unlikely champs: NorthStar, program for Black Omaha boys, wins lacrosse title

Unlikely champs: NorthStar, program for Black Omaha boys, wins lacrosse title

In 2022, Omaha's NorthStar Foundation got the unlikeliest of state titles.

Chinese spy balloon over Nebraska City?

Chinese spy balloon over Nebraska City?

Meteorologists expect the balloon to travel over northeastern Kansas and southern Missouri by Saturday morning

Western Nebraska Arts Center announces IMAGE winners

Western Nebraska Arts Center announces IMAGE winners

Western Nebraska Arts Center has announced its annual IMAGE Show winners.

NCN Friday morning brief

NCN Friday morning brief

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19-year-old from Schuyler killed in Highway 15 crash near Clarkson

19-year-old from Schuyler killed in Highway 15 crash near Clarkson

A 19-year-old from Schuyler was killed in a northeast Nebraska crash Thursday afternoon.

Chadron State College Theatre presents ‘Working’ in February

Chadron State College Theatre presents ‘Working’ in February

The Chadron State College Theatre department opens its 2023 spring season with Working, a musical adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers.