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Hatcliff claims third GPAC Player of the Week award
Hatcliff claims third GPAC Player of the Week award

CRETE, NE — Doane's Mak Hatcliff has been named this week's Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Player of the Week for women's basketball after her performances against Saint Mary and Midland.

York woman found dead, suspect in custody

York woman found dead, suspect in custody

A York woman was killed in a shooting Monday night.

Former Raymond Central teacher sentenced in child porn case

Former Raymond Central teacher sentenced in child porn case

A former teacher was sentenced to probation Monday in a plea deal reached last year.

'Recovery' and cautious optimism: researchers share progress and concerns two year's after AltEn closure

'Recovery' and cautious optimism: researchers share progress and concerns two year's after AltEn closure

Researchers shared their findings after studying the impacts of the AltEn ethanol plant on the Mead community.

PACE official resigns, organization insists its 'not the target of any investigation'

PACE official resigns, organization insists its 'not the target of any investigation'

Group hopeful city funding will be reinstated

Thayer Central cancels classes Monday, Tuesday due to threat

Thayer Central cancels classes Monday, Tuesday due to threat

Thayer Central Community schools did not have classes on Monday, and have cancelled classes Tuesday, out of an abundance of caution due to a threat. 

Wilber-Clatonia, Fillmore Central, Thayer Central qualify for state dual wrestling championships

Wilber-Clatonia, Fillmore Central, Thayer Central qualify for state dual wrestling championships

As we head into February, the high school wrestling season prepares to come to a head in Nebraska.

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

In December of 2021, the NSAA reported a 15-20% decrease in officials since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chiefs, Eagles set to clash for Super Bowl

Chiefs, Eagles set to clash for Super Bowl

They took different paths to get there, but the Chiefs and Eagles are on a collision course toward a Super Bowl that could define careers and eras.

Cortland residents banding together, to save museum building

Cortland residents banding together, to save museum building

Backing of town's residents carry hope to re-open the museum on Main Street, this summer

State hearing on abortion ban this week

State hearing on abortion ban this week

Governor has indicated his support for a six-week ban

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet

Business organization celebrates 2022, looks ahead to the new year

Geneva man gets 15 years in prison for meth charges

Geneva man gets 15 years in prison for meth charges

A Geneva man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for methamphetamine charges. 

Crete firefighter injured in October wildfires returns home after lengthy recovery

Crete firefighter injured in October wildfires returns home after lengthy recovery

CRETE, NE — After nearly 100 days in hospitals and rehab facilities, Dr. Brad Elder is home.

NTSB releases preliminary report for Auburn crash that killed Valparaiso man, former UNK student

NTSB releases preliminary report for Auburn crash that killed Valparaiso man, former UNK student

Federal officials have released their preliminary findings after investigating a plane crash that killed two people in southeast Nebraska, including a former UNK baseball player.

White House says 154K Nebraskans applied for student debt relief before program's pause

White House says 154K Nebraskans applied for student debt relief before program's pause

New data has been released on the number of applicants who applied for student debt relief, and nearly two-thirds of Nebraska's applicants were approved prior to the federal program being put on pause.

Wind turbine setbacks take center stage at latest planning and zoning meeting

Wind turbine setbacks take center stage at latest planning and zoning meeting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE — Between the courtroom setting and lawyers presenting arguments Thursday’s planning and zoning meeting in Jefferson County had a trial feel to it.

Johnson County Central tops Fairbury 71-60

Johnson County Central tops Fairbury 71-60

TECUMSEH - The Johnson County boys claimed their fourth win in a row on Thursday night.

Orangemen, Lady O both to play for third place in TBC Tournament finals

Orangemen, Lady O both to play for third place in TBC Tournament finals

Both Beatrice basketball teams will be in Wahoo on Saturday. 

Fairbury outlasts Johnson County Central 42-32

Fairbury outlasts Johnson County Central 42-32

TECUMSEH - The Fairbury girls have won two in a row after a hard-fought game on Thursday.

Big city police chiefs battle push to loosen restrictions on hidden guns

Big city police chiefs battle push to loosen restrictions on hidden guns

In the past Brewer’s bill would have allowed urban areas to opt out of a concealed carry law, but this year's bill eliminates that carve out.

House committee appointments announced for Nebraska delegation

House committee appointments announced for Nebraska delegation

Two of Nebraska’s three members of the House have been officially placed on their committees.

Saunders County accident kills one, injures multiple

Saunders County accident kills one, injures multiple

Authorities in Saunders County are investigating a two-vehicle accident that injured multiple people and killed one person. 

Beatrice woman receives more prison time, for high-speed chase incident

Beatrice woman receives more prison time, for high-speed chase incident

Judge goes beyond state and defense sentencing recommendation in the case of Payton Bishop

AARP Nebraska educating members about vaccine, insulin benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

AARP Nebraska educating members about vaccine, insulin benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

State AARP leaders are celebrating recent federal legislation, while also encouraging Nebraskans to take advantage of the bill.

UNMC getting CDC grant to cover school nurse program

UNMC getting CDC grant to cover school nurse program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is getting federal money aimed at addressing the urgent need for nurses in Nebraska.

High schools, Doane partner to combat teacher shortage through tuition free dual-credit courses

High schools, Doane partner to combat teacher shortage through tuition free dual-credit courses

SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA — Using dual-credit incentives to encourage future educators.

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

LINCOLN - Nebraska knew they'd be in for a challenge with an impressive Northwestern team visiting Lincoln on Wednesday night.

'Bushel baskets' of cash find Pillen spending and saying 'no'

'Bushel baskets' of cash find Pillen spending and saying 'no'

Pillen says he's "investing," critics have their own views.

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. 

'In honor of him': Swarthout owns R&B Arms with late son in his heart, mind

'In honor of him': Swarthout owns R&B Arms with late son in his heart, mind

A gun store in southeast Nebraska is finding widespread success under new owner Steve Swarthout, but it means more than just success.

Residents urge Gage County Board to pave three-mile gravel gap, near Virginia

Residents urge Gage County Board to pave three-mile gravel gap, near Virginia

Gravel section is located between Liberty Asphalt Road and Nebraska Highway Four

Pillen weighs in on abortion, NU budget, new state prison

Pillen weighs in on abortion, NU budget, new state prison

Pillen: State has never been stronger

Fairbury City Council approves spending on Crystal Springs water sampling

Fairbury City Council approves spending on Crystal Springs water sampling

FAIRBURY, NE — As the Fairbury City Council continues its quest to locate a new water source for the town, the group took the next step at its latest meeting.

Controversial gun bill returns to State Capitol

Controversial gun bill returns to State Capitol

State Sen. Tom Brewer, a Republican from Gordon, is once again pushing to loosen restrictions on those who want to carry a gun and conceal it.

Three arrested following Wymore home search

Three arrested following Wymore home search

Officers of three agencies serve search warrant

Orangemen advance to conference semifinal with 71-63 win over Ralston

Orangemen advance to conference semifinal with 71-63 win over Ralston

A high scoring affair went the way of the Orangemen on Tuesday night as Beatrice avenged Friday nights loss to Ralston with a 71-63 win in the Trailblazer Conference Tournament quarterfinal. 

Missing boy's mom wants him declared dead

Missing boy's mom wants him declared dead

12-year-old Ryan Larsen, who has autism, was last seen 20 months ago, on May 17, 2021.

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. 

Update from the Jefferson County Commissioners

Update from the Jefferson County Commissioners

By Mark Schoenrock, Chairman of the Jefferson County Commissioners JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE — As we enter a new year 2023, your Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is very engaged in serving the citizens of Jefferson County.

Milford pizza place saves the day, providing lunch for 350 students on short notice

Milford pizza place saves the day, providing lunch for 350 students on short notice

The small staff at a restaurant in Milford is being credited with saving the day, after providing lunch for 350 high school students on short notice.

Multiple Kansas sheriff's deputies shot in officer-involved shooting

Multiple Kansas sheriff's deputies shot in officer-involved shooting

FORD COUNTY, KS — An investigation is underway after three sheriff's deputies from two southwest Kansas counties were shot while responding to an incident on Monday.

Dempster cleanup a multi-part, lengthy process for the City of Beatrice

Dempster cleanup a multi-part, lengthy process for the City of Beatrice

Solving removal of the former windmill and water pump manufacturing facility....is still years away

Beatrice elected officials point to downtown redevelopment, as key goal for the future

Beatrice elected officials point to downtown redevelopment, as key goal for the future

Some officials say downtown redevelopment surpasses the objective of taking down the vacant Dempster manufacturing plant

A kolache, a pivo, and a plate...license plate, that is

A kolache, a pivo, and a plate...license plate, that is

Bill would add Czech Heritage to list of specialty license plates in Nebraska

Lady O dominate Pioneers, advance in Trailblazer Conference Tournament

Lady O dominate Pioneers, advance in Trailblazer Conference Tournament

The Lady Orange are a step closer to defending their Trailblazer Conference tournament title. 

Nebraska bill aims to cap the cost of insulin for insured people

Nebraska bill aims to cap the cost of insulin for insured people

The day after Jerrold Warren’s 26th birthday, freshly off his parents’ health insurance, he went to the pharmacy and was met with the harsh reality that is the cost of insulin in America -- one that he’s now paying for the rest of his life.

Doane announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Doane announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023

CRETE, NE — The Doane Tigers will add another seven people to its hall of fame this Spring.

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts sworn in as U.S. Senator

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts sworn in as U.S. Senator

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in on Monday as U.S. Senator. 

Tecumseh inmate serving life sentence for Omaha-area murder dies in custody

Tecumseh inmate serving life sentence for Omaha-area murder dies in custody

A Tecumseh State Correctional Institution inmate, who was sentenced to life for murder out of Douglas County, died Monday. 

Weekend Beatrice traffic stop ends with drug arrest

Weekend Beatrice traffic stop ends with drug arrest

Police stop driver near 7th and Arthur Streets

Major bridge, culvert work to begin in Pawnee County

Major bridge, culvert work to begin in Pawnee County

Local detour to allow for property owner access

Key Omaha lawmaker is lone Democrat backing six-week abortion ban

Key Omaha lawmaker is lone Democrat backing six-week abortion ban

And there’s more, that same Democrat, Mike McDonnell is also the lone Democrat backing a pair of bills targeting transgender youth.

Doctors sound opposition to six-week abortion ban

Doctors sound opposition to six-week abortion ban

At the moment the six-week ban is backed by 29 lawmakers, 33 votes are needed to break a likely filibuster, and backers are clearly optimistic.

Snow system crawls across northern Kansas, southern Nebraska

Snow system crawls across northern Kansas, southern Nebraska

Steady, light snow makes roads sliushy

‘Right to repair’ advocate plans to wait and see if recent MOU really helps

‘Right to repair’ advocate plans to wait and see if recent MOU really helps

Farmers Union representative says deal with John Deere looks like ‘damage control’ and little else.

An Aging Breed: Nebraska’s farmers are getting older. Who will replace them?

An Aging Breed: Nebraska’s farmers are getting older. Who will replace them?

As the combine gobbled soybean plants in a Buffalo County field north of Amherst on a summer-like October afternoon, beans went into its bin and dry pods, stems and leaves scattered out the back.

Fairbury Public Schools Names Molloy As Next Superintendent

Fairbury Public Schools Names Molloy As Next Superintendent

The Fairbury School board felt fortunate to have a strong candidate within the district, who for four years has been a part of and understands the needs of FPS.

Lady Orange pick up 11th win at Ralston, Orangemen drop second straight

Lady Orange pick up 11th win at Ralston, Orangemen drop second straight

Beatrice basketball split the Friday night trip to Ralston as the Lady Orange picked up 58-18 victory, while the Orangemen fell 68-60. 

Crete Fire & Rescue, Doane to hold benefit for firefighter injured in '22 wildfires

Crete Fire & Rescue, Doane to hold benefit for firefighter injured in '22 wildfires

CRETE, NE — Two organizations in Crete are coming together to help one of their own.

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."

York County sheriff fined for appearance in Herbster commercial

York County sheriff fined for appearance in Herbster commercial

A southeast Nebraska sheriff will pay a $1,000 fine after a complaint was filed with the state regarding his appearance in his sheriff's uniform for an advertisement promoting then-gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster.

NSP responds to hundreds of weather-related incidents

NSP responds to hundreds of weather-related incidents

The Nebraska State Patrol said they responded to hundreds of weather-related incidents over Wednesday and Thursday as both snow and ice accumulated across the state. 

Pickup, semi pulling flatbed...collide southwest of Beatrice

Pickup, semi pulling flatbed...collide southwest of Beatrice

Neither driver injured during rear-end collision on U.S. 136

Supreme Court win lets DHHS employees wear jeans

Supreme Court win lets DHHS employees wear jeans

The Nebraska Supreme Court released a decision Friday that allows for casual days in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.