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Detectives trying to identify Nebraska Crossing shoplifters

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A pair of shoplifters checked one of their 10 Commandments at the door when they walked into the True Religion Store at Nebraska Crossing. A Sheriff’s detective could use your help in identifying them.


Daily record for Friday, April 19

SAMUELSON — To Luke and Grace (Snyder) Samuelson of Aurora, a daughter born April 15, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Douglas and Christine Synder of Arapahoe and Brian and Audrey Samuelson of Polk. Great-grandparents are Patricia Snyder of Arapahoe, Virginia Samuelson of Polk and


Aurora opening toy library for kids

AURORA — The idea of a toy swap was brewing for a while in the minds of some Aurora parents. Caleigh Heeg, a mother of two, said she and other moms talked about exchanging their children’s toys because their kids tend to tire of them quickly.


Nebraska plant manager charged in immigration case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The general manager of a northern Nebraska tomato plant is accused of knowingly using a staffing company that supplied workers who were living in the country illegally.


The Makers opening on downtown square

Ashton Wetherington feels at home in the kitchen, where she grew up helping her mother and grandmother bake pies and pastries in Stockham. She and her husband JT now share a passion for making things on several levels and are excited to open a new bakery on Aurora’s downtown square.


Nearly 150 pounds of Marijuana seized in Nebraska drug busts

LINCOLN, Neb. (KELO) -- The evidence is piling up in Nebraska. In less than 24 hours, the state patrol confiscated nearly 150-pounds of weed, along with thousands of THC vape pens and pods.


Car on fire near Aurora exit on I-80 East

A reader submitted this photo of a car on fire about a mile or two from the Aurora exit on I-80 east. The reason for the fire is unknown as of right now. More details to come when they are available.


Sackschewsky arrested by Grand Island police

Former Northwest High School teacher David Sackschewsky has been arrested and charged with taking more than $200,000 from the school’s show choir funds. Grand Island police announced today that Sackschewsky, 46, has been taken into custody on five charges.


Todd Honas is embracing role as special teamer

Looking back, part of what brought Nebraska’s football program out of relative obscurity to national dominance in the 1960s and beyond was the walk-on program founded by legendary Husker coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne.


Deputy dragged by car after having dog set upon him

Hall County deputies are seeking a fugitive who allegedly set a dog upon a deputy April 12 and drove a car that dragged the deputy along with it. An arrest warrant was issued Monday for Tristan J. Bush, 33. His address is unknown.


Fish fry Friday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the fire hall. The menu will include fish, chicken strips, sides and desserts. Proceeds will be used to help purchase new fire gear for the department.


Nebraska's 2.8% March jobless rate down over past year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at 2.8%. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary March rate was a tenth of a point under the year-ago figure of 2.9%. It also was well below the March's national fig


Nebraska populations increasing in the metro areas, decreasing everywhere else

The metro counties, Sarpy, Douglas and Lancaster, make up for 55 percent of the state's 1.9 million residents. They're living in the area for reasons like jobs and the school system.


Former Northwest teacher arrested for stealing money from show choir

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) Grand Island police Friday arrested a former Northwest High School teacher for theft and forgery on suspiscion for stealing money from the school's show choir fund.


Local house for sale - dinosaur not included

Selling a house can be difficult, but one couple enlisted a friend to help, despite the fact he has tiny arms and would be no help in the moving process. When Bethany Guzinski, a realtor with Wood Bros. Realty of Grand Island, pulled up the driveway at 108 West 5th Street to help Nicole and Adam Web


Sheriff: Deputy injured in traffic stop that left dog dead

(KHGI) -- A Hall County deputy is recovering after being bitten by a dog and dragged a short distance by a car during a traffic stop on Friday. Sheriff Rick Conrad said a deputy pulled a vehicle over for speeding at around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 110th and Old Potash Highway west of Grand Island.


(Video) Sundstroms Receive Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award

Russ, Angela, and Cheyenne Sundstrom are the recipients of the 2019 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®. The Sundstroms own and operate Broken Box Ranch in Moorefield, Nebraska.


Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Assistance Application Now Available

The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is providing financial assistance on a statewide basis to needy or distressed cattle producers in Nebraska impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer/Bomb Cyclone.


Supervisors approve financial agreements for Highway 6 roundabout

Members of the Adams County Board of Supervisors approved three action items during their meeting Tuesday to authorize an interlocal agreement for the planned roundabout at Adams Central Avenue and U.S. Highway 6.


Thousands evacuate Grand Island Senior High for emergency drill

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A multi-agency emergency drill took place at Grand Island Senior High Thursday. Thousands of students took part in a surprise evacuation to prepare for the worst.