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In his many roles in Wilber area, BJ Fictum, 54, 'always kept other people first'
The life of BJ Fictum could be told in so many ways. The emergency manager who seemingly never slept and threw every ounce of his giant frame into protecting the people of Saline County.
Saline County Sheriff’s Office participating in nationwide drunk driving campaign
WILBER, NE – The Saline County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the nationwide You Drink & Drive, You Lose Crackdown, which begins Friday and ends Jan. 1. During this period, increased patrols will be made possible due to a grant through the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Saf
Sheriff’s Department Investigating What Lead to Fatal Crash
The Lancaster County Sheriffs Office is still trying to piece together what lead up to a fatal crash at the intersection of Highway 77 and West Hallam Road. Sheriff Terry Wagner says a 42 year old Lincoln woman was killed and a 61 year old Cortland woman was critically injured in the accident Friday
Vikings send 6 to finals at Logan View
Lakeview High wrestling sent a dozen wrestlers to the medal stand, six to championship matches and finished second overall as a team among a field of 15 schools while Scotus Central Catholic had four on the medal stand and one in a title match while taking fifth Saturday at the Logan View Invite.
Burglary suspects caught in the act
LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Officers patrolling an area due to recent commercial thefts caught two of the thieves red-handed. Lincoln officers observed an unoccupied F-150 pickup near N. 70th and McCormick Dr. shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday.
Doane University to recognize graduates at Commencement on Sunday
Crete, NE — Doane University will recognize graduates from the College of Professional Studies and College of Education at its December Commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 16.
State senate-elect Tom Brandt stops in Fairbury Tuesday, talks local issues with county commissioners
FAIRBURY, NE – State-senate elect Tom Brandt of Plymouth has had three key issues on his mind since his campaign began. Lower property taxes, fairness in K-12 education funding and improved rural broadband.
Nebraska mother, son open cannabidiol shop; both promptly arrested for possession of controlled substance
SCOTTSBLUFF — The arrest of two Scottsbluff business owners will bring the debate about cannabidiol to a Scotts Bluff County courtroom. On Friday, Scottsbluff police arrested Heather Kaufman Beguin and her son Dreyson Beguin on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a Class I felony. Heath
Lincoln Man Charged with Possession, Child Abuse After Doing Heroin While Watching Children
A 31-year-old man is in jail after overdosing on heroin while watching his fiance’s children Monday evening. Lincoln Police say Joshua Prusa was arrested after the two children notified neighbors near 4600 Briarpark Drive that they couldn’t wake him up. Police arrived to the apartment complex just a
Update: Lincoln woman killed on Hwy 77 identified
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office sent out a press release Saturday evening, updating a fatal car crash from Friday night. The press release indicates that at 7:47 p.m. on December 14th, 2018, Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Hallam Volunteer Fire Department, Cortland Rural Fire &
Saline County Click It or Ticket results released
Speeding -- 1 Driving Under Suspension -- 1 The Saline County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the Nebraska Department of Transportation and other state and local law enforcement and highway safety professionals to launch a high-visibility enforcement initiative in targeted areas to increase seat
Fatal Crash At Hwy 77 & West Hallam Road
The following is a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office:. Volunteer Fire Department, Cortland Rural Fire & Rescue, and Lincoln Fire & Rescue, responded. to a report of two pedestrians who had been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Hwy 77.
Case of paralyzing illness confirmed in young Douglas County resident, the third so far in Nebraska
A case of a paralyzing illness has been confirmed in a young Douglas County resident, marking the third documented case of the rare condition so far in Nebraska. The resident confirmed with acute flaccid myelitis is younger than 18 years old and has been released from a hospital, Douglas County heal
Crete Police’s Operation ‘Under the Tree’ completing record-setting fifth year
CRETE, NE – Crete Police has helped those in need in Saline County around the holidays with “Operation Under the Tree.” “In the last coupe years, it’s gone from just toys to clothes as well,” senior public officer Audrey Arbuckle said. “We just want to make sure kids across the county enjoy the holi
Women's basketball: Nebraska vs. Arkansas
NEBRASKA (5-5) C Kate Cain 6-5 So. 9.7. Scouting Arkansas: It’s no surprise that Mike Neighbors, who led Washington to the Final Four in 2016, has Arkansas going again. After the Razorbacks finished 13-18 in Neighbors’ first year, they’ve started hot this season with a fast-paced, guard-oriented sty
Nebraska, Akron reach agreement on canceled game
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska and Akron announced an agreement Monday addressing the Sept. 1 season-opening game between the two that was canceled because of bad weather. Nebraska wanted to play Akron the following day, but the Zips couldn't find a hotel for Saturday night and the Huskers said Akron tur
Nebraska agrees to pay Akron $650,000 for canceled game, and teams will play in 2025
LINCOLN — The first Nebraska football game in history canceled by thunderstorms turned into a rain check — seven years from now — for the team the Huskers were scheduled to play.
Nebraska volleyball finishes No. 2 in final rankings, Creighton lands at No. 13
Nebraska finished the year ranked No. 2 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, and Creighton came in at No. 13. Nebraska, which entered the NCAA tournament ranked No. 6, came up just short in its quest for a third national title in four years. The Huskers lost in the national fin
Sheriff: Largest meth seizure ever in Stanton County, NE
STANTON, Nebraska (KTIV)- On Saturday evening at about 7:00 p.m. the Stanton County Sheriff’s office says they arrested a 28-year-old Minnesota woman on felony drug charges in the largest seizure of Methamphetamine in Stanton County history.
After recent offer from Creighton, Crete's Morgan Maly likes Bluejays' 'vibe'
Crete junior Morgan Maly took an unofficial visit to Creighton last week and received a scholarship offer from the Bluejays. "I really like the coaching staff and the vibe I get from the culture and the family environment that Creighton has," said the 6-foot Maly. "I also like that it is close, and