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Two suspects in Fairbury homicide plead not guilty to felony charges in district court

Two suspects in Fairbury homicide plead not guilty to felony charges in district court

Two suspects facing felony charges in the death of a Lincoln man in Fairbury plead not guilty in district court this week.

Roca Berry Farm's Ready for 2019 Season

Roca Berry Farm's Ready for 2019 Season

Roca Berry Farm is a staple for people in southeast Nebraska.

Search during Nebraska prison lockdown yields weapons, drugs

Search during Nebraska prison lockdown yields weapons, drugs

A lockdown and search at Nebraska's largest prison has unearthed a variety of drugs, homemade weapons and other contraband.

Aubrey Trail Asks For New Trial

Aubrey Trail Asks For New Trial

Convicted murderer Aubrey Trail’s attorney filed a request for a new trial Wednesday, saying an outburst that led to Trail slicing his throat tainted the jury.

Mosquito breed known to carry Zika found in Nebraska

Mosquito breed known to carry Zika found in Nebraska

A mosquito species native to tropical climates and known to carry the Zika virus has been found in Nebraska.

Thayer Central, the surprise on the rise in C2, sweeps Fairbury Tuesday

Thayer Central, the surprise on the rise in C2, sweeps Fairbury Tuesday

The Titans, fresh off of their first state tournament appearance since 2012 last season, stayed undefeated, sweeping Fairbury (26-24, 25-13, 25-15) on Tuesday night at Fairbury High School.

Fairbury school board approves 2019-2020 operating budget

Fairbury school board approves 2019-2020 operating budget

This year’s operating budget is just over $15.9 million. That’s an increase of over $500,000 from last year.

Jefferson County Commissioners hold 2019-20 county budget hearing Tuesday

Jefferson County Commissioners hold 2019-20 county budget hearing Tuesday

The county's operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year is $6 million, up from $5.4 million last year. A big reason for this increase, Mark Schoenrock says, is for the increase in jail and attorney costs, which takes up about $750,000 on its own.

Jefferson County, Fairbury Public Library considering a county library

Jefferson County, Fairbury Public Library considering a county library

Susan Thomas and Deborah Aden from the library, along with city administrator Collin Biesler, gave a brief presentation on the idea of having a county library - a library that would be partially funded by the county.

Harvest Festival Honors Local Heroes

Harvest Festival Honors Local Heroes

Farm family, military family, city worker and educator recognized

ABC's World News Tonight features Army Colonel from Nebraska City

ABC's World News Tonight features Army Colonel from Nebraska City

A Nebraska City native and current Colonel in the United States Army was highlighted in an ABC News Report called "The Hunt for ISIS Fighters" that aired Monday night on World News Tonight.

University of Nebraska system enrollment drops again

University of Nebraska system enrollment drops again

The University of Nebraska system's enrollment dropped again this fall.

One person killed in SUV, semi crash on U.S. Highway 136 Monday

One person killed in SUV, semi crash on U.S. Highway 136 Monday

The crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 136 about a mile west of Jansen, and about two miles east of Fairbury.

ASA Entertainment stops at Beatrice High to share cool stunts, anti-bullying message

ASA Entertainment stops at Beatrice High to share cool stunts, anti-bullying message

Students from Beatrice and Southern Public Schools packed the stands for a performance from ASA Entertainment - a stunt group that travels the nation, sharing various messages with young audiences. The high school tour focuses on anti-bullying.

Thousands of THC Products Seized in I-80 Stop

Thousands of THC Products Seized in I-80 Stop

Thousands of THC products, 20 pounds of pot, and three people were arrested in a traffic stop on I-80.

Police Investigate Car Attack, Stabbing

Police Investigate Car Attack, Stabbing

Man said he crawled through parking lot trying to escape further attack

District Judge Vicky Johnson grants change of venue for Bailey Boswell trial

District Judge Vicky Johnson grants change of venue for Bailey Boswell trial

Saline County District Court Judge Vicky Johnson said the 'pervasive publicity' of the case makes it impossible for Boswell to receive a fair trial in Saline County, or even southeast Nebraska.

Plymouth Fire and Rescue, numerous other departments, host 'Bus Safety Day' with real-life crash simulation

Plymouth Fire and Rescue, numerous other departments, host 'Bus Safety Day' with real-life crash simulation

Plymouth Fire and Rescue, along with about eight other area departments, gathered in the parking lot of Tri County High School on Saturday morning for a 'Bus Safety Day.'

Nebraska prison ends lockdown, eases restrictions on inmates

Nebraska prison ends lockdown, eases restrictions on inmates

Nebraska's largest prison has ended a lockdown that was initiated so staff members could search for drugs, weapons and other contraband after a string of violent attacks on employees.

Bridge At Rulo Expected To Open Friday Evening

Bridge At Rulo Expected To Open Friday Evening

Shoulder and painting being finished today

Otoe County Deputies Seize $625,000 That Smelled Of "Raw Marijuana"

Otoe County Deputies Seize $625,000 That Smelled Of "Raw Marijuana"

K9 Units Called To Nebraska Side of Missouri River Bridge

Norris, Crete off to 1-0 starts in 2019 with new head coaches

Norris, Crete off to 1-0 starts in 2019 with new head coaches

CRETE - Crete (1-0) looks to do two things this season they haven’t done for awhile - beat Norris for the first time in 2015, and make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. This could be the team to do it. After going 3-6 in 2018, the Cardinal

Veterans can get replacement dog tags this month in Nebraska City

Veterans can get replacement dog tags this month in Nebraska City

"Dog Tag Day" will be held at the Rowe Public Safety Complex on Sept. 23.

Nebraska City Adding Friday Events As Visitor Numbers Climb For AppleJack Festival

Nebraska City Adding Friday Events As Visitor Numbers Climb For AppleJack Festival

Carnival and downtown flea market to begin at 5 p.m. Friday

Fairbury's Conrad Park, City Park get spruced up before next week's 150th birthday celebration

Fairbury's Conrad Park, City Park get spruced up before next week's 150th birthday celebration

With Fairbury's 150th birthday celebration on the horizon, the Fairbury Civic Foundation Board of Directors voted to disperse $1,000 from the Foundations’ general fund to be used toward beautification of the downtown area. 

Clinton Quintana honored as Veteran of the Month by Jefferson County Commissioners

Clinton Quintana honored as Veteran of the Month by Jefferson County Commissioners

During 24 years of service, Quintana served in Korea, Vietnam and Germany.

Geneva City Council approves new fire hall construction

Geneva City Council approves new fire hall construction

The Geneva Rural Fire District voted strongly in favor (119-63) of the new fire hall last November.

Sasse hears testimony from Nebraska attorney general, others, on human trafficking and its financial impacts Tuesday

Sasse hears testimony from Nebraska attorney general, others, on human trafficking and its financial impacts Tuesday

Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade Finance, was in Lincoln Tuesday for a hearing on human trafficking and its "Intersection with the Financial System.”

EDC Urges Support For Morgan Drive Housing

EDC Urges Support For Morgan Drive Housing

North Star Housing proposes 28 units that qualify for federal home financing

Rudder Sentenced For Child Porn On Computer

Rudder Sentenced For Child Porn On Computer

Salem man sentenced to four to nine years

Injuries Caused In Bellwood Two-Vehicle Accident

Injuries Caused In Bellwood Two-Vehicle Accident

A two-vehicle accident in Bellwood Saturday evening resulted in an unknown number of injuries.

Audit Reveals Over $44,000 In Dubious Charges At Education Department

Audit Reveals Over $44,000 In Dubious Charges At Education Department

A state audit has revealed a former Nebraska Department of Education employee spent more than $44,000 on questionable items with a work credit card.

At Least Two Injured In Shooting At The Royal Grove

At Least Two Injured In Shooting At The Royal Grove

At least two people are injured following a shooting early Saturday morning at The Royal Grove in Lincoln.

Southern dominates Diller-Odell in home opener Friday

Southern dominates Diller-Odell in home opener Friday

After falling by 26 in Odell last year, the Southern Raiders (1-0) got revenge and then some Friday, dominating Diller-Odell, 54-8, at Arbor State Park on Friday night.

Southern hosting Diller-Odell, hoping to avenge last year's 72-46 loss to Griffins

Southern hosting Diller-Odell, hoping to avenge last year's 72-46 loss to Griffins

The two schools are just 13 miles apart in southern Gage County, but hadn’t played each other for many years. Diller-Odell has been 8-man for awhile, while Southern just made the change last year.

Felony Domestic Assault Charges Filed Against Pawnee City Man

Felony Domestic Assault Charges Filed Against Pawnee City Man

Kelly Red Tomahawk denies allegations

Two Arrested In Syracuse As Deputies Investigate Stolen SUV, Department Of Correction Badges

Two Arrested In Syracuse As Deputies Investigate Stolen SUV, Department Of Correction Badges

Deputies say men had possession of stolen items

Veterans Memorial Building Fundraising Gets Major Boost From Window Maker Pella

Veterans Memorial Building Fundraising Gets Major Boost From Window Maker Pella

Pella donates $50,000 in Ted Beilman's memory

Officials warn of rising river levels with more rain possible

Officials warn of rising river levels with more rain possible

Southeast Nebraska could receive 1-4 inches of rain from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.

Schaardt Vows To 'Reach Out and Stand Up' For Southeast Nebraska In Unicameral

Schaardt Vows To 'Reach Out and Stand Up' For Southeast Nebraska In Unicameral

Dennis Schaardt campaigns at Cobblestone

Senators Urge Corps of Engineers To Honor Agreement For Flood Protection At Hamburg

Senators Urge Corps of Engineers To Honor Agreement For Flood Protection At Hamburg

Corps says it does not have authority to raise flood levee at Hamburg

Kids Connection in Fairbury holds open house Tuesday evening

Kids Connection in Fairbury holds open house Tuesday evening

FAIRBURY - The Kids Connection Learning Center in Fairbury held an open house on Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. The open house was organized to commemorate four staff members who recently completed training in using the Pyramid Model - a framework of pract

Fairbury's Jillian Caroon one of the very first to be admitted at UNL in 2020

Fairbury's Jillian Caroon one of the very first to be admitted at UNL in 2020

Caroon is the first member of her immediate family to go to college. She plans to study finance at UNL. She participates in softball, wrestling, FFA, student council, National Honor Society and FBLA at Fairbury High School.

Man charged in traffic death last month of Murray woman

Man charged in traffic death last month of Murray woman

A Murray, Nebraska man has been charged with manslaughter in the traffic crash death last month of a woman.

Heavy rain, prolonged moisture still causing issues on rural roads in Jefferson County

Heavy rain, prolonged moisture still causing issues on rural roads in Jefferson County

In Jefferson County, a massive sinkhole has formed about a mile south of the village of Thompson on King Road.

Geneva 'recall committee' moving forward on efforts to try and remove mayor Eric Kamler

Geneva 'recall committee' moving forward on efforts to try and remove mayor Eric Kamler

News Channel Nebraska obtained one of the recall committee’s pamphlets they've been handing out to residents, which lays out bullet points on why they want Kamler recalled.

Parkview Apartments in Fairbury nearly ready to offer first three-bedroom units

Parkview Apartments in Fairbury nearly ready to offer first three-bedroom units

Parkview's parking lot was just expanded to include 32 more cars, the roof was recently made new and there was a $1.5 million upgrade to the building’s heating and cooling systems.

2019 Cobblestone Parade Features Wild, Wild West In Falls City

2019 Cobblestone Parade Features Wild, Wild West In Falls City

Richardson County Humane Society float selected for best of theme

State Penitentiary Housing Unit Put On Modified Operations

State Penitentiary Housing Unit Put On Modified Operations

A housing unit at the Nebraska State Penitentiary has been placed on modified operations due to separate incidents involving multiple inmates.

Flood Advisory In Effect For Hall, Adams County

Flood Advisory In Effect For Hall, Adams County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Hall and Adams County until Saturday evening.

No raise for official who used state car for personal trips

No raise for official who used state car for personal trips

Governor Pete Ricketts has denied a pay raise for the director of the Nebraska Natural Resources Department, who auditors say used a state vehicle for personal trips and falsified expense reports.

Girl struck by vehicle in Papillion has died

Girl struck by vehicle in Papillion has died

The Papillion Police Department says 10-year-old Abigail Whitford has died due to injuries sustained when she was hit by a vehicle at Second and Washington Streets in Bellevue.

BDS returns several key players with goal of 'having fun' as Eagles look to defend volleyball title

BDS returns several key players with goal of 'having fun' as Eagles look to defend volleyball title

The Eagles ended 2018 on a 17-match winning streak, and that momentum has carried over. The Eagles appear, once again, ready to compete with the very best in Class D2.

Indian Cave Hosts Labor Day Activities

Indian Cave Hosts Labor Day Activities

Fish Fry and Fireworks Planned Saturday

Geneva mayor Eric Kamler: recall attempt by 'recall committee' is 'absolutely ridiculous'

Geneva mayor Eric Kamler: recall attempt by 'recall committee' is 'absolutely ridiculous'

GENEVA - A committee of roughly 10 people who call themselves the 'Recall Committee' in Geneva are attempting to recall first-term mayor Eric Kamler. The 28-year-old Shickley native was elected mayor last November. He’s currently the youngest mayor

Battle for 1880 gatling gun continues between Plymouth Improvement Association, Fairbury City Museum

Battle for 1880 gatling gun continues between Plymouth Improvement Association, Fairbury City Museum

The gun has been on display at the Fairbury City Museum since 1960. The museum's president, Mick Suey, believes it should stay there.

Fairbury City Museum reports strong numbers in annual report to city council

Fairbury City Museum reports strong numbers in annual report to city council

Since last September, the museum has had 1,369 visitors. That’s more than double the 665 from last year. The museum has also received more than $1,100 in freewill donations in the last year.

Pribyl and Sobotka have played together since kindergarten, the seniors look to give Meridian their first volleyball title

Pribyl and Sobotka have played together since kindergarten, the seniors look to give Meridian their first volleyball title

The Meridian volleyball team were state runners-up in 2016 and '17. After missing the tournament last year, the Mustangs appear ready to perhaps win state for the first time in their schools’ history.

Fairbury Public starts school Wednesday, new science and special ed rooms await high school students, staff

Fairbury Public starts school Wednesday, new science and special ed rooms await high school students, staff

Seven science and special ed rooms have been remodeled, while three new science labs were added.

Vantec Expanding At Falls City, CEO says U.S. Industry Off To A Strong Year

Vantec Expanding At Falls City, CEO says U.S. Industry Off To A Strong Year

A manufacturer of plastic components is expanding at its Falls City location to keep up with demand from nearby customers

Bellwood Man Wins $1 Million Playing Powerball

Bellwood Man Wins $1 Million Playing Powerball

A Bellwood man is $1 million richer after purchasing a winning Powerball ticket in Schuyler.

New Events Approves For Falls City's Wild, Wild West Cobblestone Festival

New Events Approves For Falls City's Wild, Wild West Cobblestone Festival

Parade at 11 a.m., demolition derby starts at 7 p.m.

Falls City Neighbors Ask Council For Decisive Action On Nuisance Property

Falls City Neighbors Ask Council For Decisive Action On Nuisance Property

Police issue seven nuisance citations

Beatrice softball, led by six seniors, looks to get back to Hastings with their 'eye on the prize'

Beatrice softball, led by six seniors, looks to get back to Hastings with their 'eye on the prize'

The Orange want more, and feel capable of winning their first state title in softball since 2003. Beatrice brings back eight players with starting experience in 2018, and a group of six seniors.

Wilber-Clatonia looks ready to once again contend in Class C2 playoff race

Wilber-Clatonia looks ready to once again contend in Class C2 playoff race

Three of the top four receivers and eight of the top 10 tacklers are back, but the Wolverines must replace their starting quarterback and three of their top four rushers from 2018.

Rising City ranch opens doors to tour following animal abuse charges

Rising City ranch opens doors to tour following animal abuse charges

The Summit Calf Ranch hosted dozens on a tour outside of Rising City over the weekend.