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Sen. Deb Fischer supports sending munitions to Ukraine, eager to see specifics of House package
Sen. Deb Fischer supports sending munitions to Ukraine, eager to see specifics of House package

Nebraska’s senior U.S. senator is voicing her cautious support for sending billions of dollars worth of munitions to Ukraine.

Pillen: Special session on property taxes coming

Pillen: Special session on property taxes coming

No date has been announced

Living Memorial Gardens clean-up day postponed

Living Memorial Gardens clean-up day postponed

Clean-Up day at the Living Memorial Gardens has been postponed to April 27 due to expected cold weather.

Authorities recover vehicle from August drowning near Columbus

Authorities recover vehicle from August drowning near Columbus

On Wednesday, Platte County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search and recovery a vehicle from an August drowning.

Looking back at the history of North Elementary

Looking back at the history of North Elementary

More than 90 years ago, North Ward Elementary School became part of the Sidney community. At the end of the 2023-2024 school year, the building will close. A few students and staff were asked to share their memories of North Elementary.

Sidney woman facing charges after April 14 house fire

Sidney woman facing charges after April 14 house fire

A Sidney woman was arrested on charges including Second Degree Arson following the investigation of a house fire. The house fire occurred in the early hours of April 14.

Likelihood of special session grows, as tax policy package stalls

Likelihood of special session grows, as tax policy package stalls

Supporters and opponents of the bill voice their positions on the final day of the 60-day session

Nuclear Security revives Stratcom collaboration

Nuclear Security revives Stratcom collaboration

Sen. Deb Fischer says U.S. needs to avoid boom and bust cycles of nuclear weapon production

Miles for milk: How student-run grocery store reshaped rural community’s food access

Miles for milk: How student-run grocery store reshaped rural community’s food access

A rural Nebraska community got creative to get that cup of sugar.

NioCorp explores magnet recycling

NioCorp explores magnet recycling

Company says its proposed Elk Creek process could establish magnet recycling in the United States

Special session on taxes appearing far more likely

Special session on taxes appearing far more likely

In the cross hairs is Governor Jim Pillen's plan to fix it all.

Light pole installation blamed for many of the 911 outages that hit Nebraska, three other states

Light pole installation blamed for many of the 911 outages that hit Nebraska, three other states

Many of the emergency 911 service outages that hit several states for a few hours were caused by the installation of a light pole, an official with a company that operates fiber lines said Thursday.

‘You can make magic happen’: NU presidential finalist makes pitch to campuses

‘You can make magic happen’: NU presidential finalist makes pitch to campuses

During his first fall semester as dean of a medical university in Ohio, Dr. Jeffrey Gold recalls a first-year student seeking to return her iconic white coat hours after receiving it.

Norfolk police arrest driver following traffic stop

Norfolk police arrest driver following traffic stop

Norfolk police have arrested a man after conducting a traffic stop early Thursday morning.

Dr. Kenton Shaffer of Kearney receives Champion Award for behavioral health outreach

Dr. Kenton Shaffer of Kearney receives Champion Award for behavioral health outreach

A retired Kearney pediatrician is receiving statewide recognition.

Temporary 911 outages hit Nebraska, three other states

Temporary 911 outages hit Nebraska, three other states

Law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Texas reported temporary outages to 911 services before saying hours later that services had been restored.

Norfolk named Runner-Up in Strongest Town Contest

Norfolk named Runner-Up in Strongest Town Contest

After weeks of competition, Norfolk fell just short of being named the winner in the 9th Annual Strongest Towns Contest.

Beatrice Firefighters sent to testing lab fire, at Exmark Manufacturing

Beatrice Firefighters sent to testing lab fire, at Exmark Manufacturing

Fuel ignites during mower testing

Nebraska State Patrol touches on distracted driving

Nebraska State Patrol touches on distracted driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Trooper Nathan Schulz with the Nebraska State Patrol gave insight as to what exactly qualifies as distracted driving.

Man gets 37-year sentence for kidnapping FBI employee in South Dakota

Man gets 37-year sentence for kidnapping FBI employee in South Dakota

One of three people convicted of carjacking and kidnapping an FBI employee in South Dakota has been sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Panhandle Public Heath District awarded $500,000 HUD grant for lead hazard control

Panhandle Public Heath District awarded $500,000 HUD grant for lead hazard control

Panhandle Public Health District is the recipient of a half-million dollar HUD grant for lead hazard mitigation.

WATCH: Security footage shows vehicle crash that damaged power pole on Burlington Avenue

WATCH: Security footage shows vehicle crash that damaged power pole on Burlington Avenue

WATCH: A vehicle barreled past a stop sign on Burlington Avenue in Hastings before crashing into a power pole on the other side of the street.

Pierce High robotics team qualifies for international competition

Pierce High robotics team qualifies for international competition

Pierce High's robotics team has made the World VEX Championship for the second year in a row.

Company that runs Precise Fabrication adding businesses, expanding

Company that runs Precise Fabrication adding businesses, expanding

Kinney manufacturing has branched out into other businesses....and is expanding at the Gage County Industrial Park

City-wide Garage Sales to headline weekend in Fairbury

City-wide Garage Sales to headline weekend in Fairbury

Fairbury is set to host city wide garage sales Friday through Sunday to kick off the garage sale season. 

Two arrested, one cited in afternoon disturbance at Walmart

Two arrested, one cited in afternoon disturbance at Walmart

Sidney and County authorities responded to a disturbance involving a firearm at about 2:12 p.m. this afternoon at Walmart.

Gage County approves over $2 million bid for replacing bridges with box culverts

Gage County approves over $2 million bid for replacing bridges with box culverts

Six locations to see culvert construction, replacing bridges

Gage County officials considering solutions to closed bridge near Pickrell

Gage County officials considering solutions to closed bridge near Pickrell

Closure stems from deck deficiency found during a bridge inspection

Wheat Belt reporting power restored to occupied residential accounts

Wheat Belt reporting power restored to occupied residential accounts

Wheat Belt Public Power is reporting all occupied residential accounts have their service restored. Next is working on irrigation accounts.

Valentine High School placed on ‘hold’ due to medical emergency

Valentine High School placed on ‘hold’ due to medical emergency

Valentine High School was placed on “hold” Wednesday morning. A “hold” is when people are not allowed to be moving around the building.

Valentine students' PSA focused on texting & driving headed to state

Valentine students' PSA focused on texting & driving headed to state

According to the latest statistics from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, distracted driving played a role in almost 4,000 car crashes in 2020, including 19 deaths.

How Kansas women's disappearance on a drive to pick up kids led to 4 arrests in Oklahoma

How Kansas women's disappearance on a drive to pick up kids led to 4 arrests in Oklahoma

The search for two missing Kansas women came to a fatal end last weekend when Oklahoma authorities confirmed the two women were dead.

Beatrice Educational Foundation naming three Hall members, Friend of Education

Beatrice Educational Foundation naming three Hall members, Friend of Education

Beatrice Educational Foundation recognizing Hall of Fame members Sunday, at BHS scholarship ceremony

No injuries from two tornadoes, east of Wichita, Kansas

No injuries from two tornadoes, east of Wichita, Kansas

Tuesday morning tornadoes touched down near Eureka and Virgil, Kansas

Officials cut 'ribbon' on new Adams County Jail

Officials cut 'ribbon' on new Adams County Jail

The new Adams County Jail is finally open and ready to provide some much needed relief to county officials that have had problems with the current jail for years.

UNK chancellor search to last at least into the fall

UNK chancellor search to last at least into the fall

The search for the next University of Nebraska at Kearney chancellor will be lasting at least several more months.

SONGBIRDS to land in Sidney May 3

SONGBIRDS to land in Sidney May 3

Rebecca Noble’s Cabaret Theatre returns to the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 3Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students (including WNCC), and children under 5 are free.

Proof in the numbers: courthouse officials explain efficiency in digital upgrades

Proof in the numbers: courthouse officials explain efficiency in digital upgrades

Court officials recently explained how upgrading technology resulted in savings in time, labor and money.

Fairbury residents called for campground cleanup

Fairbury residents called for campground cleanup

High wind speeds with trash is not a good combination and Fairbury’s Crystal Springs Campground has been affected by it.

Open Sky on property taxes pay-for: Expand the sales tax base and cut the sales tax rate

Open Sky on property taxes pay-for: Expand the sales tax base and cut the sales tax rate

Rebecca Firestone: “That's generally good policy. That if you're going to do an expansion to the base you use those revenues in order to reduce the rate.”

Commissioners approve Promotion grants

Commissioners approve Promotion grants

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved promotions grants for Sidney Gold Rush Days and for the Cheyenne County Fair Board.

Paddock Lane Elementary has the Paraeducator of The Year, in Beatrice

Paddock Lane Elementary has the Paraeducator of The Year, in Beatrice

Donna Arena honored by the Zoellner Family, in front of Paddock Lane school students

North central Nebraska radio station honoring military heroes

North central Nebraska radio station honoring military heroes

Flood Communications in Gordon and Valentine announced a new way to honor active duty military members.

Tornado warning issued for Platte, Madison Counties

Tornado warning issued for Platte, Madison Counties

A tornado warning has been issued for Platte County and Madison Counties.

Power restored after lightning caused substation failure north of Valentine

Power restored after lightning caused substation failure north of Valentine

Electricity has been restored after a lightning strike caused a substation failure north of Valentine.

Kearney Public Schools, UNK launch Kearney Teachers of Tomorrow scholarship program

Kearney Public Schools, UNK launch Kearney Teachers of Tomorrow scholarship program

Education leaders in Central Nebraska are creating a scholarship to help students become the next generation of teachers.

Storm damage costs near $2 million

Storm damage costs near $2 million

Early estimates have the cost of the storm damage at nearly $2 million for Cheyenne County, Region 21 Emergency Manager Ron Leal reported to the Cheyenne County Commissioners.

Winds create new power outages

Winds create new power outages

High winds have caused more down power poles and outages in the Panhandle area.

Discussion on Norfolk Ave continues despite projects tabling

Discussion on Norfolk Ave continues despite projects tabling

While a project for 105 E Norfolk Ave. has been tabled, it continues to dominate discussions at the Norfolk City Council.

Tornado warning issued for Stanton County

Tornado warning issued for Stanton County

A tornado warning has been issued for Stanton County.

Fires contained in northcentral Nebraska

Fires contained in northcentral Nebraska

Three fires in northcentral Nebraska that Region 26 Emergency Management says were sparked by dry lighting are now contained.

Homicide suspect kills himself after fleeing through 3 states, authorities say

Homicide suspect kills himself after fleeing through 3 states, authorities say

Authorities said they’re investigating a case of domestic violence that ended with a man dead and a woman injured in South Dakota, and the suspect fleeing through Wyoming before killing himself in Colorado.

Severe weather rolls across the central plains

Severe weather rolls across the central plains

Thunderstorms pack high winds and carry the threat of large hail across a wide region

Main Street Beatrice, city using state grant for workforce housing

Main Street Beatrice, city using state grant for workforce housing

Grant will enable community to begin a revolving loan fund

City of Beatrice clears path for tax increment financing around old school sites

City of Beatrice clears path for tax increment financing around old school sites

Elementary buildings to be demolished and areas redeveloped

Winds causing more outages even as linemen work to restore service

Winds causing more outages even as linemen work to restore service

PANHANDLE, Neb. -- With an already weakened system and the winds picking up, Wheat Belt Public Power District is losing power to more of its customers.

National Weather Service issues 'Hazardous Weather Outlook'

National Weather Service issues 'Hazardous Weather Outlook'

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook including a strong storm system that could impact parts of the Panhandle.

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Firefighters are battling several fires in northcentral Nebraska that Region 26 Emergency Management says were sparked by dry lighting.

The Big Event still going strong in second decade

The Big Event still going strong in second decade

More than 450 volunteers signed in and served at 60 jobsites Saturday during Chadron State College’s eleventh annual The Big Event (TBE).

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Details on four fires in northcentral Nebraska

Firefighters are battling several fires in northcentral Nebraska that Region 26 Emergency Management says were sparked by dry lighting.

Clean-up, investigation of train derailment in Chappell underway

Clean-up, investigation of train derailment in Chappell underway

A Union Pacific train that derailed near the Frenchman Valley Coop grain elevators forced the evacuation of a few residents on the west end of Chappell for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

Large hail, some tornadoes possible with overnight severe storm

Large hail, some tornadoes possible with overnight severe storm

The eastern two-thirds of Nebraska is bracing for potential severe weather.

Wheat Belt crews start day with 35 residences needing power

Wheat Belt crews start day with 35 residences needing power

Wheat Belt crews are reaching completion for residential clients. Next on the list is

Fairbury sees signs of growth through new businesses

Fairbury sees signs of growth through new businesses

Fairbury is showing signs of growth through another ribbon cutting of a new business.

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement around the country conduct high numbers of traffic stops every single day, but each time brings a risk into play, making Scott's Law crucial.