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Scottsbluff Inn manager arrested on drug, weapon, child abuse charges
Scottsbluff Inn manager arrested on drug, weapon, child abuse charges

A motel manager in the Panhandle was arrested this week on multiple charges.

Talmage re-elects fire board

Talmage re-elects fire board

New election cuts Gottwald and DeGroot from fire board, recognizes Schroeder and Teten

NCN Friday morning brief

NCN Friday morning brief

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Grand Island man sentenced for meth-related charges

Grand Island man sentenced for meth-related charges

A 39-year-old Grand Island man was sentenced to over nine years in prison for meth-related charges. 

Team Jack Radiothon draws in listeners, important funds

Team Jack Radiothon draws in listeners, important funds

The Team Jack Radio-thon took place Thursday, rallying support from stations across Nebraska.

Life-Net called for Cass County car accident

Life-Net called for Cass County car accident

One person was taken to a hospital by helicopter after a car accident in southeast Nebraska.

19-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide in Lexington fatal accident

19-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide in Lexington fatal accident

A Central Nebraska teenager is facing charges after a fatal accident over the weekend.

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.

Drug hearings for two Scottsbluff residents

Drug hearings for two Scottsbluff residents

Police in the panhandle reported finding over seven grams of meth during a home search.

Downtown Norfolk escape room to open its doors (and lock people inside)

Downtown Norfolk escape room to open its doors (and lock people inside)

One new Northeast Nebraska business is bringing the sense of crime, mystery, and problem-solving during its opening this weekend.

Bacon undergoes emergency appendectomy

Bacon undergoes emergency appendectomy

Congressman Don Bacon, who represents Nebraska's second district, underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday night, his office said Thursday morning.

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Chuy: The Pet of the Week

Chuy: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Chuy, you can contact the Paws and Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

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.

Buffett’s company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

Buffett’s company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

Warren Buffett’s company picked up another $368 million worth of Occidental Petroleum stock this week to give it control of nearly 21% of the oil producer.

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.

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

An Osceola man is accused of trying to kill a Hastings Police officer in connection to an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

Chadron School Board Cuts Property Tax Rate And Budget

Chadron School Board Cuts Property Tax Rate And Budget

The Chadron School Board last night approved its budget and property tax request, but not before cutting the property tax rate by 2-cents per hundred, trimming the dollar amount by about $124,000. 

OPD: Man booked for charges related to August homicide

OPD: Man booked for charges related to August homicide

After allegedly escaping custody in Arkansas, authorities have booked 20-year-old Wuanya Smith.

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

OPD investigating after 13-year-old boy found fatally shot

OPD investigating after 13-year-old boy found fatally shot

Omaha Police said they are investigating a homicide that happened on Wednesday night. 

Pregnant woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Omaha

Pregnant woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Omaha

A pregnant woman has died from her injuries after being struck by an SUV earlier this week.

Overturned livestock trailer leads to loose hogs on I-80

Overturned livestock trailer leads to loose hogs on I-80

Several hogs were loose along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska after a crash Wednesday.

Woman convicted in Lancaster County goes missing from CCC-L

Woman convicted in Lancaster County goes missing from CCC-L

A woman initially sentenced on a burglary conviction has gone missing from a correctional facility in Lincoln.

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.

Scottsbluff man arrested after missing court date for drug-related charge

Scottsbluff man arrested after missing court date for drug-related charge

A Scottsbluff man is behind bars after ?missing ?his court appearance.

Hastings College Mural Day sparks creativity, draws 38 high schools

Hastings College Mural Day sparks creativity, draws 38 high schools

On Mural Day, Hastings College is the hub of high school art in Nebraska.

Scottsbluff Police Department warns of utility scam calls

Scottsbluff Police Department warns of utility scam calls

The Scottsbluff Police Department is aware that several citizens have been contacted via-telephone by subject(s) posing as officials of local electrical utilities.

Streets, police, aquatic center: campaign pushing for Norfolk improvements kicks off

Streets, police, aquatic center: campaign pushing for Norfolk improvements kicks off

In November, voters around the area will have a chance to vote and make it happen.

Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people are in custody after a brief standoff in central Nebraska.

GIPD investigates open fraud case in unpaid for Eakes products

GIPD investigates open fraud case in unpaid for Eakes products

The Grand Island Police Department is investigating a fraud situation reported by Eakes Office Plus.

LPD makes arrest in connection to August homicide

LPD makes arrest in connection to August homicide

The Lincoln Police Department arrested a man on Wednesday for a homicide from August.

Nearly $300K worth of meat stolen in Grand Island

Nearly $300K worth of meat stolen in Grand Island

Authorities are investigating another meat theft in Grand Island.

Hastings lowers property tax levy, many locals upset with budget process

Hastings lowers property tax levy, many locals upset with budget process

The City of Hastings is lowering its property tax levy for the first time since 2016.

Omaha city officials preparing to consider license agreement with Google Fiber

Omaha city officials preparing to consider license agreement with Google Fiber

Google Fiber appears one step closer to coming to Nebraska's largest city.

NCN Thursday morning brief

NCN Thursday morning brief

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Authorities investigating fatal Oakland shooting

Authorities investigating fatal Oakland shooting

The Nebraska State Patrol said they are assisting a northeast Nebraska Sheriff's office and police department in an investigation for a fatal shooting in Oakland. 

Family of former Norfolk resident presents $250K check to city

Family of former Norfolk resident presents $250K check to city

The City of Norfolk received a sizable donation from a former citizen Wednesday afternoon.

Norfolk business recognized as one of the 'Best Workplaces in Aging Services'

Norfolk business recognized as one of the 'Best Workplaces in Aging Services'

A northeast Nebraska business has been honored as one of the best places in its field for employees to work.

Sidney Police Dept to purchase two police trucks

Sidney Police Dept to purchase two police trucks

The Sidney City Council approved two Ram trucks for the police department.

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse jokes that she “came out of the womb passing a volleyball.”

Three children suffer serious injuries in school bus, semi-tractor-trailer collision

Three children suffer serious injuries in school bus, semi-tractor-trailer collision

Three children were seriously injured when the school bus they were in collided with a semi-tractor-trailer in Chase County at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

City Council conducts public performance evaluation on manager

City Council conducts public performance evaluation on manager

A Panhandle city manager is facing concerns from other city officials during his official performance evaluation.

Northeast Community College Board approves 2022-23 budget with lower tax levy

Northeast Community College Board approves 2022-23 budget with lower tax levy

The Northeast Community College Board of Governors has given unanimous approval to the institution’s 2022-23 budgets. The action followed public hearings which took place Tuesday during a special meeting of the board in Norfolk.

Norfolk native builds on Seabees 80-year legacy

Norfolk native builds on Seabees 80-year legacy

A Navy sailor from northeast Nebraska is continuing an 80-year-old tradition.

Two deaths after crash in Morrill County

Two deaths after crash in Morrill County

A two-car crash resulted in two fatalities on Tuesday in Morrill County and is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Madison school board announces sudden death of superintendent

Madison school board announces sudden death of superintendent

A northeast Nebraska school district says its superintendent has died unexpectedly.

Rural Howells man arrested on gun charge

Rural Howells man arrested on gun charge

A 52-year-old rural Howells man was arrested Tuesday after Stanton County authorities executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon.

Norfolk Panthers' Friday matchup will honor military service

Norfolk Panthers' Friday matchup will honor military service

On Tuesday, Norfolk Public Schools announced they will hold Military Appreciation Night during their football match-up this Friday. 

Judge seeks convict's treatment for 'cannabis disorder'

Judge seeks convict's treatment for 'cannabis disorder'

Defense questions whether Larson had the wherewithal to conduct all the marijuana transactions had they not been set up by the sheriff's office

Madison County sends budget for state approval

Madison County sends budget for state approval

Madison County has approved its budget, tax request, and proposed tax levy for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Norfolk man arrested for alleged domestic assault

Norfolk man arrested for alleged domestic assault

A 50-year-old northeast Nebraska man was arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident in Norfolk Tuesday night.

Metro gas prices still fluctuating

Metro gas prices still fluctuating

Current Metro Average: $3.61

Joint school district budget hearing draws passionate audience

Joint school district budget hearing draws passionate audience

About 80 people turned out last night for a joint budget hearing for the Chadron and Crawford school districts.

Hastings selects Shawn Metcalf as next city administrator

Hastings selects Shawn Metcalf as next city administrator

The City of Hastings has selected its next city administrator.

Cheyenne County Fair Board appreciates public's input

Cheyenne County Fair Board appreciates public's input

The Cheyenne County Fair Board had some controversy at their latest meeting on Monday, Sept 26. 

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.

Judge calls state's deferred judgment law unconstitutional

Judge calls state's deferred judgment law unconstitutional

Judge says 2019 law that allows judges not to enter convictions for successful probationers violates separation of powers

Black Hills Energy donates $10,000 to Chappell

Black Hills Energy donates $10,000 to Chappell

The city of Chappell was able to purchase 14 picnic tables thanks to their local energy provider.

NCN Wednesday morning brief

NCN Wednesday morning brief

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Clarks woman collects Congressional Gold Medal on late husband's behalf

Clarks woman collects Congressional Gold Medal on late husband's behalf

A former Russian refugee who bonded with her U.S. soldier husband over the horrors of war collected a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her husband on Tuesday in Clarks, Neb.