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Fire destroys second-story Columbus apartment Tuesday morning

COLUMBUS -- A structure fire decimated a second-story Columbus apartment flat Tuesday morning. Members of the Columbus Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 8:05 a.m. to 2513 21st St. in regard to a conflagration tearing through the top portion of a multi-family apartment dwelling, Fire C

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-03-20 20:15:00

YMCA maintenance man gets 3-6 years in child porn case

NEZ039>041-046>049-061>064-074>077-211500- /O.NEW.KGID.FG.Y.0003.180321T0925Z-180321T1500Z/ Valley-Greeley-Nance-Sherman-Howard-Merrick-Polk-Buffalo-Hall- Hamilton-York-Kearney-Adams-Clay-Fillmore- Including the cities of Ord, Greeley, Spalding, Scotia, Wolbach, Fullerton, Genoa, Loup City, Sherman

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-21 10:46:22

No serious injuries in Tuesday morning crashes on Highway 30

No serious injuries were reported in three separate crashes Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 30 east of Kearney, partially attributed to slick road conditions. At 6:24 a.m. a 19-year-old man lost control of the 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup he was driving near Lakota Road as he tried to pass a slower movi

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-20 15:32:00

Upcoming session offers training for storm spotting

COLUMBUS - The Columbus and Platte County Emergency Management in collaboration with the National Weather Service will be hosting a Storm Spotter Training session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Platte County Courthouse's community room. "There has always been a huge interest by the public," said Tim Hof

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-03-21 13:00:00

Speaker highlights issues on assisted suicide

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Area Right to Life on Monday evening held a community event discussing the effects of euthanasia -- assisted suicide --at the Veteran of Foreign Wars building. Alex Schadenberg, executive director for Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, spoke about the downfalls of assisted suic

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-03-20 21:42:00

Prosecutors: Man used auto dealership to defraud Russians

NEZ039>041-046>049-061>064-074>077-211500- /O.NEW.KGID.FG.Y.0003.180321T0925Z-180321T1500Z/ Valley-Greeley-Nance-Sherman-Howard-Merrick-Polk-Buffalo-Hall- Hamilton-York-Kearney-Adams-Clay-Fillmore- Including the cities of Ord, Greeley, Spalding, Scotia, Wolbach, Fullerton, Genoa, Loup City, Sherman

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-21 12:29:13

Norfolk Man Arrested After Breaking Down Apartment Door

NORFOLK - A Norfolk man is in jail after witnesses say he broke down a door to enter an apartment in which he wasn't supposed to be. Norfolk Police Capt. Michael Bauer says 40-year old Shannon Vowell was arrested late Tuesday. Bauer says police were called to an apartment in the 100-block of North 3

SAND HILLS EXPRESS - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Son and father heading for prison, jail cells

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. COLUMBUS - A 21-year-old Duncan man on Friday acknowledged his father sitting in the gallery before leaving the courtroom to begin serving a prison sentence of up to five years for his conviction of theft-receiving stolen property last November. Platte D


CCH hosting Pain Management Symposium

COLUMBUS - The subject of opioid abuse has been getting national headlines because of high addiction rates and numerous deaths associated with the prescription medication. Because of its accessibility and addictive qualities, pain-relieving medications can rapidly consume people's lives if they are

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-03-20 13:00:00

Behlen visits Columbus High School welding class

Students at Columbus High School Friday got a firsthand introduction to what a life working at Behlen Building Systems might look. Tyler Bertsch, Behlen corporate training manager, spent time with Tracy Dodson's welding classes at CHS to speak about welding opportunities with Behlen. Columbus Career


River otters making a comeback in Nebraska

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - River otters, once endangered in Nebraska, are making a comeback. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reintroduction program that started three decades about is restoring a species that were a common part of the Nebraska landscape before the


Work to begin on Highway 79, detour planned

LINCOLN - Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin March 26 on Nebraska Highway 79 from Raymond Road to Valparaiso, Reference Post 5.09 to Reference Post 13.57, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Pavers Companies of Waverly, Nebraska has the $11,634,126 contract. Work incl

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2018-03-20 19:54:00

Police identify third-grader killed in Friday crash

Crisis team members from Lincoln Public Schools will be available to meet with staff and students at Randolph Elementary following Friday's death of a third-grade student. Camden King, 8, was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash that also injured his father, Jesse, Lincoln police said. The b


Central City man has been missing more than 40 days

At 7:45 a.m. Jan. 31, Tenley Jansen left her Central City home to go to work at Dodge Elementary School in Grand Island. That's the last time she saw her husband, David. At some point that day, David Jansen left the house on foot, and people are still looking for him. Local people have put a lot of


Furlough granted for man in jail since October

A Fremont man was offered a furlough for drug treatment in district court on Monday, as his case was continued into April, pending the results of a substance test that his defense attorney says is long overdue. Edwin Caceres, 33, has been in jail for drug-related charges since October 2017 with his


Columbus Public Library comes to the rescue with ebooks

This winter, particularly January and February, has been a pain to all of us. While not of epic proportions, it reminded us that we have benefited from several very mild winters. Remember when you were a child and the joy you felt when school was cancelled for weather? I still love a day when my reg


Police Department seeks approval for new building

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Police Department hopes to move forward with a new facility due to the current lack of security, amenities and accessibility in its existing building. The department has been occupying its existing location since the early 1990s. Before the building was repurposed for the pol


Columbus Streets Department working to repair potholes

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. As the temperature rises, the ground returns to normal levels but the pavement remains raised creating a gap that leads to potholes. With the sun out and the ice melting away, people begin feeling the effects of the freeze and thaw cycle on their morning


River otters, a threatened species in Nebraska, are making a comeback

COLUMBUS, Neb. - They're elusive and rarely seen, but river otters are reclaiming Nebraska's waterways from border to border. Like bighorn sheep and mountain lions - two other species making a comeback - North American river otters once were a common part of the Nebraska landscape before they were w


Norfolk woman sentenced to decades in prison for death of her daughter

MADISON, Neb. - The Norfolk woman convicted of causing the death of her four-year-old daughter will be spending decades in prison. Judge James Kube sentenced Carla Montoya to 55-75 years at a Madison County District Court hearing on Thursday. Montoya was found guilty of felony intentional child abus