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Grand Island man charged with 9 felony counts

COLUMBUS, Neb. -The man who shot a Columbus Police officer could spend the rest of his life in prison.Platte County Attorney Carl Hart filed nine felony charges against 24-year-old Jorge Robledo. The charges include attempted murder, first degree assault on an officer and use of a deadly weapon to c

KSNBLOCAL4.COM - 2018-06-18 06:27:00

Man accused of shooting Columbus police sergeant faces life in prison

Wangler, a 19-year-veteran of the force, was released June 11 from Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

NEBRASKATV - 2018-06-16 16:37:32

Columbus salon owner eager for future

Transcendence Salon & Spa owner Kiara Ziemba, left, chats with customer Liana Holt while working on her hair Thursday.MATT LINDBERG, THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM


Highland's demolition ready to get underway

Columbus Christian School will begin tearing down next week.Cuba Construction of Columbus is moving in to begin the demolition of the south-facing portion of the former Highland Park School, located at 3418 15th St., said Larry Pilakowski, a former school board member who has been helping out with g


Man's body recovered from Pawnee Lake

A 28-year-old man drowned in Pawnee Lake on Sunday after falling off a floating device near the swimming beach, Malcolm Fire Chief Jim Densberger said.The man had been in the lake with a young boy, who was safely pulled from the water shortly after the incident, which occurred on the east side of th

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-06-18 00:45:00

Duncan Ribfest a magnet for area's barbecue lovers

A small Platte County village’s population will be swelling by more than tenfold next weekend when barbecue devotees converge for Duncan Ribfest, filling Main Street during the annual two-day event.The 15th annual event, set for June 23-24 this year, has historically been the magnet for 6,000 barbec


Columbus Blues sweep Grand Island

Get out the brooms because The Columbus United Federal Credit Union Junior Blues swept Grand Island on Wednesday night on the road, winning both games of a doubleheader by scores of 5-4 and 3-1.In the first game, a walk-off single propelled Columbus to a decisive, dramatic victory over Grand Island.


Woman dies in two-car crash

A 40-year-old Hastings woman died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Showboat Boulevard and J Street, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.Carmen Molina died in the collision, which was reported at 12:49 p.m.

HASTINGS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-16 18:39:00

Man sentenced for unregistered sawed-off shotgun

Tyson Quigley, also known as Tyson Stands, 29, of Columbus, Neb., was sentenced Thursdayfor felony possession of a firearm. He received 35 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Preparing for safe surgical procedures

If you are scheduled to have a surgical procedure, the wait may make you anxious. But there are some steps you can take to prepare yourself for surgery. Not only can these tips help put your mind at ease, they can also help reduce the risk of complications.Pre-surgeryBefore your surgery, you will ha


Columbus Seniors lose to Grand Island, 10-4

Things began well enough for the Columbus Cornerstone Insurance Group Seniors at Pawnee Park on Wednesday afternoon in the opening game of their doubleheader against Grand Island.Scoring three runs in the first inning will do that for a team.In the opener, Columbus was designated the visiting team,


First phase of BD east plant remodel underway

Columbus’ community development director said May’s issuance of a $2 million building permit for a remodeling of the BD Medical east plant is just the beginning of a massive makeover of the medical technology leader’s facility.“This is just the very start,” said Dan Curtis, of the city building depa


Wounded Columbus officer released from hospital

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Columbus Community weighs in on U.S. Open

The Columbus Telegram is beginning a new weekly feature in which we will ask local people around the community a question regarding sports.Question: Who are you cheering for in the U.S. Open, and who do you think will win?Tate VunCannon:


Grand Jury called to investigate death

MADISON - A grand jury has been called by District Judge James Kube in Madison County to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 59-year-old Steven Thomas.According to a release from the Madison County District Court the purpose of a grand jury is to investigate the death to determine


David City wins on walk off

You normally don’t think about the idea of a last-second run in baseball, but that’s exactly what the David City Juniors team did on June 5 when they got a walk-off hit right before the two hour time limit expired in a 10-9 defeat of York.The home team exploded in the second inning when Cadon Kozise


Rech steps away from Street Department after 45 years

During his 45-year-long career with the David City Street Department, Rodney Rech learned his service area like the back of his hand.From repairing city streets to maintaining areas at the David City Municipal Airport, monitoring the city recycling center and local tree dump, Rech and his three full


Blues lose second game of season

The Columbus United Federal Union Junior Blues dug themselves into a hole early on Tuesday night, which proved to be too much to overcome as they fell to Hastings, 7-5.After three innings, Hastings had a 7-0 lead by capitalizing on five errors by the Blues.Things really started going south for Colum


Police identify officer and suspect involved in Columbus gunfight

COLUMBUS, Neb. (WOWT) --Columbus Police have idenfitied the officer injured in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect Thursday as Sgt. Brad Wangler, a 19-year-veteran with the department. The suspect, also shot, is identified as Jorje Robledo, 24.In a Facebook post, the department said tht Sgt. Wangl


Court records detail Robledo's extensive criminal past

Jorje Robledo is a habitual criminal, according to Nebraska courts. His first encounter with the system dates back to 2007, at just 14 years old. He's been in and out of the state penitentiary and police were trying to take him back when the shooting happened.