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Regents approve PBA alcohol sales, Memorial Stadium upgrades, multimedia rights deal
Regents approve PBA alcohol sales, Memorial Stadium upgrades, multimedia rights deal

The Regents approve three new endeavors for the Nebraska Athletic Department.

Doane Engineering Program new accreditation affords students, school more opportunities

Doane Engineering Program new accreditation affords students, school more opportunities

CRETE, NE — After launching their Bachelor’s in Engineering Program six years ago, Doane University has earned accreditation for the program.

Lancaster County doctor arrested for sexual assault

Lancaster County doctor arrested for sexual assault

A southeast Nebraska doctor is in custody for alleged sexual assaults of his patients earlier this year.

Nebraska joins lawsuit against pesticide makers for anticompetitive practices

Nebraska joins lawsuit against pesticide makers for anticompetitive practices

Nebraska AG Doug Peterson has joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 10 states and the Federal Trade Commission in filing a lawsuit against pesticide makers Syngenta and Corteva, alleging anticompetitive practices that have harmed farmers. 

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike.

ACLU criticizes dress code policies in 15 Nebraska school districts

ACLU criticizes dress code policies in 15 Nebraska school districts

The ACLU of Nebraska evaluated the dress codes of Nebraska's largest school districts, issuing sharp criticism in most cases.

Nebraska joins five other states in challenging Biden's loan forgiveness program

Nebraska joins five other states in challenging Biden's loan forgiveness program

Nebraska is one of six states filing a challenge to President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program.

Pillen goes from roads and broadband ‘not that bad’ to ‘not acceptable,’ won’t explain

Pillen goes from roads and broadband ‘not that bad’ to ‘not acceptable,’ won’t explain

Major course correction an arguable flip-flop

People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people.

Beatrice looking to pick up big win, reach .500 against rival Norris

Beatrice looking to pick up big win, reach .500 against rival Norris

It’s a game that means more for Beatrice - the Orangemen welcome the rival Norris Titans to the House of Orange for a homecoming tilt, on Friday night.

Lancaster County grass fire contained by firefighters

Lancaster County grass fire contained by firefighters

Crete Assistant Fire Chief James Yost said the cause of the fire was possibly from a swather cutting hay.

Doane breaks ground on new president's home

Doane breaks ground on new president's home

CRETE, NE — A university in southeast Nebraska will soon have a new space for its leader to live. Wednesday, Doane broke ground on a new president's residence.

Hoiberg, Huskers looking to balanced offense for success in 2022-23

Hoiberg, Huskers looking to balanced offense for success in 2022-23

Husker basketball is looking to end a streak of losing seasons under Fred Hoiberg with another fairly new group this year.

Beatrice stays hot, run rules Platteview 11-1

Beatrice stays hot, run rules Platteview 11-1

Beatrice softball had no problems with the Trojans on Tuesday night. 

Jefferson County Commissioners officially approve 2022-'23 budget

Jefferson County Commissioners officially approve 2022-'23 budget

JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE — A county in southeast Nebraska has officially adopted its budget for the next fiscal year. The Jefferson County Commissioners put the final stamp on things Tuesday morning.

Doane, Southeast Community College announce partnership providing aid for transferring students

Doane, Southeast Community College announce partnership providing aid for transferring students

LINCOLN, Neb. — Students completing their associate’s degrees at Southeast Community College now have the option of making a cost-effective, seamless transition into a related bachelor’s degree through Doane University.

Over 8 lbs. of cocaine found in Seward County traffic stop

Over 8 lbs. of cocaine found in Seward County traffic stop

A 19-year-old California man was arrested for more than eight pounds of cocaine Monday, according to authorities. 

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

The Huskers are back to work, preparing for Saturday night’s homecoming tilt with Indiana.

NDCS talks about hiring progress at prison facilities

NDCS talks about hiring progress at prison facilities

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) released an update on their hiring progress over the last, nearly, year.

Nebraska's child welfare transition a work in progress

Nebraska's child welfare transition a work in progress

Several hundred case workers have been hired by the state, 49 openings remain.

Groundbreaking this Friday for new school

Groundbreaking this Friday for new school

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Friday for the new Beatrice elementary building.

Jefferson County Commissioner candidates talk roads, budget at public forum

Jefferson County Commissioner candidates talk roads, budget at public forum

JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE — As the 2022 election creeps closer, candidates for Jefferson County Commissioners are speaking to voters about the issues.

NioCorp to combine with Nasdaq for Elk Creek minerals project

NioCorp to combine with Nasdaq for Elk Creek minerals project

The Colorado based company of NioCorp and GX Acquisition Corp. announced the signing of a definitive business agreement for a proposed combination between the two companies. 

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

The fall rematch of this summer’s special election for Congress between U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, a Democrat, will heat up next week.

Doane pushes past Dordt in OT

Doane pushes past Dordt in OT

SIOUX CENTER, IA — Key plays late in the fourth quarter and overtime pushed the Doane Tigers to a win Saturday over the Dordt Defenders in Doane's first road game of 2022.

2022 Homestead NHP deer survey shows lower results than 2021

2022 Homestead NHP deer survey shows lower results than 2021

Gage County is getting a “gauge” on the deer population at Homestead National Historical Park.

Late defensive score lifts Beatrice over Plattsmouth

Late defensive score lifts Beatrice over Plattsmouth

Beatrice improved to 2-3 on Friday night. 

BDS downs Falls City Sacred Heart as Rotter notches 250th career win

BDS downs Falls City Sacred Heart as Rotter notches 250th career win

BRUNING, NE — It was a close one through most of the first half, but the BDS Eagles pulled away from the Falls City Sacred Heart Irish to win a highly-anticipated matchup Friday night.

NCN Friday night scoreboard

NCN Friday night scoreboard

Catch all the latest high school football scores from across the state!

Cook gets 800th win as Nebraska sweeps Michigan State

Cook gets 800th win as Nebraska sweeps Michigan State

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook got his 800th career coaching win, and he did it in style, with his Huskers sweeping Michigan State in front of a raucous Devaney Center crowd.

Crash closes Highway 8 near Fairbury Friday afternoon

Crash closes Highway 8 near Fairbury Friday afternoon

A crash in southeast Nebraska has temporarily closed a portion of a highway. 

Seward man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

Seward man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

One person was killed and another is battling life-threatening injuries after a crash in southeast Nebraska.

Blomstedt announces resignation as education commissioner

Blomstedt announces resignation as education commissioner

State Board of Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt announced his resignation on Friday, noting that he will stay in the position until early next year.

Fairbury School Board Candidates speak at public forum

Fairbury School Board Candidates speak at public forum

FAIRBURY, NE — School safety and keeping and attracting staff members are at the top of mind for several school board candidates in Fairbury.

Two vehicle fatal accident near Hanover, Kansas

Two vehicle fatal accident near Hanover, Kansas

Highway patrol investigators say southbound car ran a stop sign

Community fun...and help for Beatrice Police and Fire

Community fun...and help for Beatrice Police and Fire

Carnival games, free food and fun, also helps build database

Beatrice finds trouble with bats, falls to Crete 3-1

Beatrice finds trouble with bats, falls to Crete 3-1

Beatrice's seven game win streak came to an end Thursday night. 

26 become US citizens during naturalization ceremony at Homestead NHP

26 become US citizens during naturalization ceremony at Homestead NHP

The United States of America gained a new group of citizens on Thursday afternoon. 

Recreation additions to Beatrice, celebrated with ribbon-cutting events

Recreation additions to Beatrice, celebrated with ribbon-cutting events

Trail features and river launch, celebrated

Beatrice school resource officers use national model, to protect students, staff and public

Beatrice school resource officers use national model, to protect students, staff and public

Model comes from foundation established by a father who lost his daughter, in a Colorado school shooting

Metro gas prices widely fluctuating

Metro gas prices widely fluctuating

NCN has seen prices ranging from $3.17 to $3.60 a gallon.

Farm Bureau's McHargue appointed to advisory committee in Washington

Farm Bureau's McHargue appointed to advisory committee in Washington

A Nebraska agricultural representative now has a seat at the table in Washington.

Gage County Planning Commission forwards regulations for solar energy

Gage County Planning Commission forwards regulations for solar energy

Proposed regulations on residential and commercial solar projects goes before public hearing in early December

Gage County finalizes rural broadband project

Gage County finalizes rural broadband project

Multi-million dollar project will make use of American Rescue Plan Act funding

NPPD holds active shooter drill at southeast Nebraska power plant

NPPD holds active shooter drill at southeast Nebraska power plant

On Wednesday morning, NPPD held an active shooter drill at the Sheldon Power Station in southeast Nebraska.

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

As Nebraska gets ready for casino gaming, state officials are giving residents the ability to take themselves out of the game. 

Upcoming vote on rail contract raises questions

Upcoming vote on rail contract raises questions

Voting is scheduled to begin Thursday

UNK hosting admissions event in Beatrice

UNK hosting admissions event in Beatrice

The University of Nebraska-Kearney will be making a stop in southeast Nebraska. 

Trucks begin hauling tons of dirt to new elementary school site in east Beatrice

Trucks begin hauling tons of dirt to new elementary school site in east Beatrice

Site preparation continues at location of future school building

Train collides with pickup, trailer northwest of Beatrice

Train collides with pickup, trailer northwest of Beatrice

No injuries as the southbound train separates pickup from trailer

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

It may be a bye week for Nebraska, but there was no shortage of talking points at Mickey Joseph’s Tuesday press conference.

Explosive found by juveniles in Seward

Explosive found by juveniles in Seward

A live grenade was found on a riverbank and detonated in Seward.

City of Beatrice finalizes new street plan

City of Beatrice finalizes new street plan

Plenty of work stacked into the first two years of the plan

Medical marijuana initiative official voices ‘disgust’ at late review of its signatures

Medical marijuana initiative official voices ‘disgust’ at late review of its signatures

The leader of an initiative to allow Nebraskans to vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana is expressing her “absolute disgust” that state officials haven’t yet completed a final review of the petition signatures.

Beatrice School Resource Officers to conduct parent, community training

Beatrice School Resource Officers to conduct parent, community training

Free session is this Wednesday at 6 p.m.

NCN interview finds Democrat Vargas keeping Biden at arm’s length

NCN interview finds Democrat Vargas keeping Biden at arm’s length

Vargas and GOP Congressman Don Bacon are in a tight race this November

Fireworks sales and use to expand, in Beatrice

Fireworks sales and use to expand, in Beatrice

City to add some days to fireworks sales and use

Nebraska honors 'Battle of the Big Reds' with OU visit

Nebraska honors 'Battle of the Big Reds' with OU visit

Johnny Rodgers honored for 50 years after winning Heisman trophy

Doane breaks ground on new residence hall

Doane breaks ground on new residence hall

CRETE, NE — As it celebrates turning 150 in 2022, a new chapter in Doane’s history is getting underway. "My job as president is to make sure we set Doane up for the next 150 years," University President Dr. Roger Hughes said.

Crete Police release name of victim killed in skydiving accident

Crete Police release name of victim killed in skydiving accident

A 34-year-old man has died from injuries suffered in a skydiving accident last Thursday. 

Ricketts pushing voter ID after mom bankrolled effort

Ricketts pushing voter ID after mom bankrolled effort

Marlene Ricketts contributed at least $376,000 to a statewide petition drive.

20 pounds of cocaine found during traffic stop near York

20 pounds of cocaine found during traffic stop near York

A California woman was arrested after Nebraska State Patrol troopers found 20 lbs. of suspected cocaine in her vehicle.

Artistic Director marking 25 years in Beatrice-area community theatre

Artistic Director marking 25 years in Beatrice-area community theatre

Jamie Ulmer's work has helped transform the local theatre into a regional draw

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

A lot has changed in the world of college football since it was announced Oklahoma and Nebraska would play one another in back to back years five years ago.

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Nebraska interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph has relieved defensive coordinator Erik Chinander of his duties.