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Eastbound I-80 closed between Aurora and Giltner

As of about 9:30 this morning, eastbound Interstate 80 was closed between Aurora and Giltner due to a multi-vehicle crash, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The accident occurred near mile marker 328.


Aurora to host Blair in B-2 final

Aurora's path to its fourth-straight state tournament appearance is clear as the only thing standing in the Huskies' way is Blair. The 24-1 Huskies will host Blair in the B-2 district final scheduled for Saturday with tipoff time yet to be announced. Aurora earned the No. 2 seed while Blair is No. 1


Footprints lead Merrick County deputies to fugitive

PALMER — Merrick County deputies arrested a 28-year-old man Monday after tracking the suspect about five miles. Arrested was Alan E. Rodriguez. Deputies responded to the 2300 block of Fourth Road just east of Palmer to apprehend Rodriguez, who had an active Hall County arrest warrant. Upon their arr


Bighorn sheep captured in the Nebraska Panhandle

CHADRON -- Bighorn sheep in the Panhandle are sporting some new accessories thanks to the work of a helicopter crew, wildlife professionals and volunteers. A team of about 50 people from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and other agencies worked to capture and process 48 sheep Monday and Tuesd


College professor accused of vandalizing Nebraska GOP lawmaker's campaign signs

An assistant professor and political activist in Nebraska was ticketed Tuesday on suspicion of vandalizing a GOP lawmaker's campaign signs. Patricia Wonch Hill, a research assistant professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was ticketed on three counts of vandalism relating to Re


Weather blamed for 11-vehicle pileup on I-80

An Indiana man was flown to a hospital in Kearney with life-threatening injuries after being injured in an 11-vehicle pileup Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 between Giltner and Aurora.


U.S. Marshals Believe Nebraska Fugitive May Be In Tulsa

TULSA, Oklahoma - Muskogee Police and U.S. Marshals are looking right now for a fugitive wanted in Nebraska for sexually assaulting a child. They believe Yarnell Payne could be in the Tulsa area this evening. They say he's wanted for sexual assault of a child, failure to register as a sex offender a


Huskies hold on, beat Dukes

AURORA — Aurora was ready for York to make a run in Tuesday’s Class B, Subdistrict 6 championship game. But the Huskies were hoping that it wasn’t the type of run that would shrink a 17-point third-quarter lead into a one-possession game.


York boys to meet Aurora for subdistrict final

AURORA — The first eight minutes of the B-6 semifinal between the No. 5-rated York Dukes and the No. 7 Hastings Tigers at Aurora High School on Monday night was a fast-paced, up-and-down treat for fans.


Nebraska senator targets 'spoofed' phone calls by telemarketers, scam artists

LINCOLN — Exasperated by phone calls from scam artists using fake telephone numbers, Larry D. TeSelle came to the State Capitol on Tuesday to ask lawmakers to do something. The retiree from Milford, Nebraska, said he’s gotten calls that show up on his caller ID as originating from a state office, th


Legislature discusses allowing cannabidiol sales in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - State lawmakers are deciding if they should remove cannabidiol from Nebraska's banned substance list. The Sarpy County attorney told one CBD shop they needed to go because, under Nebraska law CBD, hemp and marijuana are all considered banned substances.


Platte River ice jam poses flood possibility in Hall County

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — An ice jam on a Platte River channel is posing the possibility of flooding just south of Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff’s Department says the biggest current risk is to a fast-food restaurant and hotel parking lot near the Grand Island interchange. Some houses upstre


Producer Progress Reports: Hunnicutt Farms

This winter has been an interesting one. After we received 4-plus inches of rain in December, we have missed most of the snows that have come through, outside of a little dusting a few times. This past weekend, we finally got enough snow that the kids are excited they can go sledding. And with more



Kimball community leaders attend the Feb. 13 ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming newly opened Nebraska Coffee at 607 E. 3rd St. to the business scene. In addition to U.S. grown, Nebraska roasted java, the establishment offers a fine food menu, daily lunch specials and a drive-through window. Hours are


Baby calf dies in York barn fire

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A fire has destroyed a York barn, resulting in the death of a baby calf Wednesday afternoon. York Fire Department was dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. northeast of York to 1418 Road 14.


Hugely popular boy band Why Don't We coming to Nebraska

The next big thing is Why Don't We. In the vein of boy bands past — Jonas Brothers, One Direction and others who were once the top of the pop world but whose star has since faded — the five-member pop group is currently the object of affection for pre-teens everywhere.


Scottsbluff, Chadron Polar Plunges raise money for Special Olympics Nebraska

SCOTTSBLUFF — Panhandle residents willing to plunge into bone-chilling waters have two opportunities this weekend to freeze for a good cause. The annual Polar Plunge takes place this weekend in Scottsbluff and Chadron to raise money for Special Olympics Nebraska.


Women at the Nebraska Correctional Center in York are earning a college degree while serving their time.

York, Neb. - (KSNB) For the past three years the women have been taking classes. They hope that once the get out, they have a better chance at a normal life. "This is my fourth time coming here so I am a habitual criminal," said Bridgette, Incarcerated for Theft.


Case involving motorist hitting pedestrian bound over

YORK – A criminal case against Jamison Hall, 36, of York, in which it is alleged that he intentionally hit a pedestrian with his vehicle, has been bound over to District Court.


Grand Island schools officials discuss process of canceling school

With Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island Central Catholic, Heartland Lutheran High School and Northwest Public Schools all canceling school due to the weather Wednesday, many were left wondering how the districts make the decision.