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Columbus woman facing arraignment on drug, firearm charges
A Columbus woman facing three felony charges had her case bound over to Platte County District Court Monday by Judge Frank Skorupa during her first appearance in Platte County Court.Megan E. Peterson, 32, was arrested in early September on charges stemming from allegedly being in possession of metha
At least two injured in shooting near 66th Street and Ames Avenue
Two people have been injured in a shooting Tuesday evening in north-central Omaha.The shooting was reported at 6:53 p.m. in the 4700 block of North 66th Street, which is just north of Ames Avenue.One person was taken in critical condition to Nebraska Medical Center, the other in serious condition.St
Animals Inside & Out returns to Ag Park Tuesday
Prior to attending this year's Animals Inside & Out event at Platte County Ag Park, fourth-grader Caroline Rickert had never seen or touched a real-life heart before.“It felt like rubber,” the St. Isidore Elementary School student said Tuesday after touching beef and swine hearts, adding they were t
Here's your guide to area Halloween events
MainStreet of Fremont’s annual Halloween Hysteria is Thursday, Oct. 18, in downtown Fremont.
Man claims $1M Powerball ticket prize with 3 days to spare
Abraham bought the ticket at a Kwik Shop on Capehart Road in Bellevue. It matched the first five numbers drawn April 18: 9, 10, 12, 17 and 23. But it didn't match the Powerball number of 9. Had it, the ticket would have been worth $122 million before taxes.
Driver dies after vehicle crashes into tree near Norfolk
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -A woman has died after her vehicle ran off a highway and rammed a tree in northeast Nebraska's Madison County, authorities said.
Lakeview FFA brings back its Corn Maze
Those looking to participate in family-friendly activities without breaking the bank are in luck because Lakeview Future Farmers of America is bringing back its Corn Maze.“We just thought it was a cool way of giving back to our community,” said Madison Schwarz, president of Lakeview FFA and senior a
Win and you're in, lose and...
Postseason hopes for local football programs Columbus High, Lakeview and Scotus Central Catholic sit on a knife edge as the schedule winds into the final week of the regular season.The only certainty among the three is the Discoverers. Win or lose Thursday at home against Omaha Northwest, CHS will h
Miller aiming for big finish
Columbus High's Lucas Miller is preparing for his third state cross country meet on Friday at the Kearney Country Club. The Discoverers will run at 1:30 p.m.Miller has been one of the strongest runners all years for CHS, and with his ninth-place finish at districts, was able to lead his team to a th
Living Hopeful dinner brings local breast cancer survivors together
“It’s a good opportunity for women to get to know other women that have had similar experiences,” Keit said. “Because discussing what they’ve been through, on that journey, is invaluable.”
Meadow Grove man fined $1,000
A 45-year-old Meadow Grove man was sentenced in Antelope County Court, Wednesday, Oct. 3, for his role in the theft of farm equipment.Chad Wulf appeared with counsel Brad Montag for sentencing on a misdemeanor charge of attempt of a Class IV felony, a count reduced from accessory to a Class II/IIA f
Police: Parents, children living in house with feces, maggots, trash
Flies were in the air. An officer saw a baby in diapers crawling on the kitchen floor, which “was covered with dirt and trash including beer cans,” a police report says.
Two arrested after incident at Lincoln hotel
Police said on Oct. 13 around 1 a.m., officers responded to the Baymont Inn and Suites, located at 1133 Belmont Avenue on a report of a man and a woman fighting.
Platte County growers experience harvest delays due to rain
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day - a classic nursery rhyme that probably describes the thoughts and feelings of Platte County farmers lately. The recent string of rainy weather has caused harvest delays for local growers.Brent Melliger of Columbus grows corn and soybeans in the south-east
PRS violations, no-shows in district court
A string of several post-release supervision and probation violations, including many where the defendant failed to appear in court, filled the docket in district court on Monday, prompting apparent frustration from District Court Judge Geoffrey Hall.Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass called five ca
Man gets probation, jail after being caught with $24,000 worth of marijuana
YORK – Sean Burgess, 42, of Youngstown, Ohio, has been sentenced to time in the county jail and probation after being caught with $24,000 worth of marijuana in York County.
Lincoln woman injured by falling tree branch
LINCOLN, Neb. --A woman is in critical condition after a tree branch fell on her while she was trying to remove other branches from her car, Lincoln Police said.
Columbus man faces fifth DUI charge
A Columbus man with a lengthy history of driving under the influence of alcohol had a hearing before Judge Robert Steinke Friday morning in Platte County District Court.Travis L. Hammons, 34, is charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol fifth offense, refusing to submit to a chemical test
Not guilty plea entered in forgery case
Finley has been formally charged with three counts of first degree forgery, each of which is a Class 3 felony that carries a possible maximum sentence of four years in prison, upon conviction. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit a forgery, also a Class 3 felony.
Raiders struggle in weekend action
CCC's Shania Borchers (10), Rylee Kwapnioski (14) and Maddie Davis (18) celebrate after scoring a point in a game against Doane University JV earlier this season.NATE TENOPIR FILE PHOTOS, THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM