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Footprints lead Merrick County deputies to fugitive

PALMER, NE (Omaha World-Herald News Service) – This winter’s snow made life difficult for a lot of folks but it did make it easier for law enforcement to track down a wanted man this week.


Eastbound I-80 closed at York and Giltner-Aurora due to multiple crashes

Eastbound I-80 is closed at York due to a multi-vehicle crash. The crash happened Saturday around 2:40 p.m. at mile marker 353. The Nebraska State Patrol also said I-80 is now closed in both directions between Giltner and Aurora due to multiple crashes.


Class B Day Two Local State Wrestling Highlights/Results

Paul Ruff (38-4) Champ. Round 1 - Paul Ruff (Alliance) 38-4 won by tech fall over Jorge Loarca (Nebraska City) 27-13 (TF-1.5 4:26 (17-0)) Quarterfinal - Paul Ruff (Alliance) 38-4 won by tech fall over Reece Jaqua (Wayne) 42-9 (TF-1.5 4:04 (16-1))


Conditions deteriorate as heavy snow moves through Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Road conditions deteriorated rapidly as blizzard conditions moved into the metro Saturday afternoon. As the snow moved across the state, multiple portions of Interstate 80 shut down due to massive pileup accidents. As of 5:50 p.m., the interstate was shut down completely between


Photos: Blizzard takes aim at eastern Nebraska

Roads, sidewalks very slick after Friday drizzle; winter weather advisory in effect until noon. In midtown Omaha, main roads were wet but drivable. Side roads were icy.


Nebraska county seeks help in paying $28M judgment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is looking to help a southeastern county pay a $28 million federal judgment owed to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying.


Lakeview girls advance in blowout of Central City

Three different Lady Vikings scored in double digits, the defense, especially Abby Kapels, harassed Central City ball handlers all night and Lakeview advanced to the sub-district final with a 61-37 win over the Bison on Tuesday night at Columbus High School.


93 take the plunge for Special Olympics Nebraska

SCOTTSBLUFF - Ninety-three brave souls jump into the frigid North Platte River on Saturday to raise more than $20,000 for Special Olympics Nebraska. Some teams have jumped into the river all eight years of the event, but there was a new team this year with 12 members. The Crazy Chefs were sponsored


University of Nebraska Medical Center dean's list

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its fall 2018 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and the allied health professions of medical resonance imaging, medical laboratory science and radiography.


Monolith investing millions in Nebraska in reinventing the carbon black industry

Carbon black is everywhere. It reinforces the tires on motorists’ cars and colors the ink in writers’ pens. It’s in dark-hued plastic silverware and eyeliner. Cellphone batteries and rubber soles and printer toner contain carbon black, as do many other rubber products and almost anything that’s blac


Jensen, Caldwell named to Nebraska State Fair Board

Former Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen and Dawn Caldwell, head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Co-op, are new members of the Nebraska State Fair Board. Both were appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.


Daily record for Friday, Feb. 22

Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid after law enforcement agencies have determined the seriousness of the crime and the usefulness of the inform


I80 closed in eastern Nebraska

Interstate 80 is closed, in both directions from Grand Island to Gretna as winter storm bears down in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol advises there are several crashes in that 70 mile stretch. Please do not attempt to travel in these severe conditions.


VIDEO: Multi-Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Interstate Near York

YORK, NE — The Nebraska State Patrol says Interstate 80 in both directions is shut down between Seward and Grand Island. Authorities are reporting several multi-vehicle accidents along the 70-mile stretch of road. This video comes from Jeremy Steckly and it shows a multi-vehicle accident involving n


City’s one-and six-year street program approved

YORK – The York City Council approved the one- and six-year street program during their regular meeting this week. This is simply a plan that outlines the most needed projects for the future and documents priority work moving forward.


A few snowflakes can’t stop horse races

Wandering around Fonner Park on opening day, it’s not hard to find people who have a long history with the track. Randy Zalman, 69, was 5 years old when his grandparents brought him to Fonner for the first time. His grandma, Lettie, made fried chicken, which they enjoyed at the track.


York man accused of drug, weapon possession

YORK – Paul M. Galvan, 26, of York, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, and possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony, a Class 3 felony.


Patriots rally for state berth

AURORA — Adams Central clamped down on defense in the second half of the Class C-1, District 8 final. Because of that, the Patriots earned a spot at the girls state basketball tournament for the first time since 2009.


Parking ban goes into effect

A parking ban will be in effect for the city of Grand Island from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday. During this time, vehicles may not be parked on the city’s emergency snow routes, which can be identified by the posted road signs every few blocks on these streets. A list of snow routes is also list


Interstate 80 closed from Gretna to Grand Island as blizzard blows into region

Heavy wet snow reached the Lincoln area shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, and it didn't take long for blizzard conditions to make for dangerous driving conditions. The Nebraska State Patrol closed Interstate 80 between Grand Island and Seward at 4 p.m. due to numerous crashes along the 70-mile stret