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Kearney man gets jail time for fatally beating and stabbing dog

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Kearney man has been sentenced to a year in jail for brutally beating and stabbing his dog to death before burying the... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Nebraska bill to permanently allow carry out booze advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An emergency order that lets Nebraska restaurants offer carry-out alcohol could become a permanent state law under a mea... continue reading
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2 men arrested after 770 pounds of marijuana found in van

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — Two California men were arrested Wednesday after Nebraska State Patrol troopers found 770 pounds of marijuana in the carg... continue reading
Lincoln State News

Police investigating after man found dead in Lincoln home

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man who was found inside a Lincoln home as a homicide. Officers were... continue reading
Covid 19

Nebraska administered nearly 87,000 vaccine doses last week

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials administered nearly 87,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines last week as the state worked to distri... continue reading

Andy Hoffman Co Founder of Team Jack passes away

ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — The father of the young cancer patient who captured the hearts of college football fans when he ran for a touchdown in ... continue reading
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Pursuit and Manhunt Leads to Arrest in Dawson County

MARCH 1, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Of... continue reading

Troopers Find Six LBs of Methamphetamine in Traffic Stop

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested two people after locating six pounds of methamphetamine ... continue reading

Endangered Missing Advisory (Jade Nicole Sides) CANCELLED/LOCATED

The Endangered Missing Advisory activated to determine the whereabouts of Jade Nicole Sides, has been cancelled.The alert has been cancelled due to... continue reading
Omaha State News

Nebraska toddler hit and killed by truck driven by her father

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sheriff's investigators say an 18-month-old girl has died after being hit by a pickup truck driven by her father in easter... continue reading
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Nebraska launches virus aid program for tenants and landlords

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has launched a federally funded aid program for renters and landlords who have lost income due to the pandemic, b... continue reading
Lincoln State News

Lancaster Co Sheriff IDs woman killed and man wounded in police shootout

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Nebraska have identified a Wyoming couple at the center of a police shootout over the weekend tha... continue reading
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Suspect Charged in Palisade Shooting Investigation

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — A McCook man has been charged with several felony counts following an investigation into a Dec... continue reading

Rush Limbaugh the voice of American conservatism has died

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. His death Wednesday at the age of 70 came a year after ... continue reading
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Dog euthanized after Nebraska baby dies from head trauma

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Nebraska have euthanized a family dog they say caused the death of an 1-month-old baby in t... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Nebraska sees low temp records broken as Arctic air descends

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska saw a number of low-temperature records broken Monday as a polar vortex pushed Arctic air into the Plains. The Na... continue reading
Covid 19

Nebraska ranks 33rd in rate of administering virus shots

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska ranks in the middle of the pack in the rate of administering coronavirus vaccines, but state officials are workin... continue reading
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Mid Plains Community College Rodeo Coach Garrett Nokes has passed away

Nebraska's all-around cowboy great Garrett Nokes has passed away at the age of 45.     Garrett was kicked in the head on January 2... continue reading

US Attorney for Nebraska Joe Kelly submits resignation

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, Joe Kelly, has submitted his resignation. Kelly announced his resignation in a letter Wedn... continue reading
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Nebraska virus hospitalizations at lowest level since October

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Nebraska has dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of ... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Iowa official chosen as next director of Nebraska DOT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen an Iowa state government official to serve as the next director of the Nebraska Department... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Nebraska prison staffer arrested after giving inmate a phone

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison employee was arrested after she admitted to investigators that she gave an inmate a cell phone. The Ne... continue reading
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Ricketts voices concerns about new pharmacy vaccine program

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska should see at least 43 retail pharmacies participating in a new federal program to help provide coronavirus vacci... continue reading
Nebraska State News

2 killed in head on crash in south central Nebraska

RED CLOUD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Nebraska say two people were killed in a head-on crash near Red Cloud in Webster County. ... continue reading
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McCook Public Schools Hires New Business Manager

School Board approved Jeff Gross contract to become business manager for McCook Public Schools.  Listen to the full interview with McCook Supe... continue reading