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Falls City Shopko to close

Shopko announced last week plans to close several more stores, including the Falls City and Auburn locations. The Falls City Journal reports that the Wisconsin based retailer declared bankruptcy last month and announced the closing of the Falls City-based pharmacy. At the time they said the store lo


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.


Services set for Sac & Fox officer

BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) Memorial services are set for the police officer found dead in his patrol vehicle last week in Northeast Brown County. A celebration for Kirby Robidoux, Jr. will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pritchard Auditorium in Falls City, Nebraska.


Nebraska man charged with murder of missing Yankton woman

(KSFY) - A Nebraska man has now been charged in the death of a Yankton woman who went missing last November. Forty-seven-year-old Joseph Lloyd James of Norfolk is facing two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping and one count of carjacking.


Nebraska lawmaker compares American flag to Nazi swastika: ‘It’s a rag!’

State Sen. Ernie Chambers (I) compared the American flag to the Nazi swastika Tuesday night while on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature, according to the Washington Examiner.


Falls City man charged with convenience store robbery

(Auburn) -- A Falls City man is in custody on robbery charges. According to the Nemaha County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a robbery around 4 a.m. Thursday at the Shell Speedee Mart in Auburn. Following an investigation and public tips, authorities located a man who matched the suspect de


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


Local cheer program climbs to D2 summit

Falls City, NEB. – Champion Central Athletics, a local cheerleading training facility, announced that two of their teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions for small gyms, The D2 Summit, produced by Varsity All Star.


Howling winds, heavy snow in Nebraska, Iowa forecasts

Omaha, Neb. — Howling winds and heavy snow are forecast for much of Nebraska and Iowa this weekend. The National Weather Service says a rain later Friday could precede freezing rain and ice accumulations before the snow arrives in abundance on Saturday.


Blizzard warning issued for SW Iowa, SE Nebraska

(Valley) -- The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, has issued a blizzard warning for a large portion of southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska for Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning.


Central Nebraska in will see a wintry mix this weekend

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Friday will begin with some periods of light to moderate snowfall. The best chance of additional accumulating snow of 1 to 3 inches will be to the west and especially north of the Tri-Cities. Meanwhile, the total around the Tri-Cities should be around an inch or less.


Timber theft trend spreading into Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An unusual Midwest crime trend has made its way to Nebraska and Iowa. Thieves are stealing black walnut trees and selling them for profit. Both private and public land is being targeted, especially in rural areas. Nebraska Game and Parks has caught poachers in the metro already.


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.


KQ2 Forecast: Strong system bringing rain, snow, and strong winds

**Blizzard Warning for Atchison County (MO) from 4 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. Snowfall accumulations of 2-4 inches expected with wind gusts to 45 mph leading to dangerous travel conditions and low visibility.


Hiawatha Community Hospital appoints interim CEO; new board president steps into place

Hiawatha Community Hospital has announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive Officer and changes on the Board of Directors. The official news came after recent weeks of speculation about whether Jeff Shelton - who has been CEO for the past 18 months - was still with the hospital. Hospital


KMAland Tournament Trail Basketball Recap: Friday, February 22nd

(KMAland) -- The Maryville and Mound City boys and North Andrew and Stanberry girls captured district championships on Friday evening. Additionally, four Metro Conference schools, three from the Pioneer Conference and one from the East Central Nebraska Conference are all headed to the girl’s state b


Panzer, Finnesy highlight upsets in Hays

HAYS, Kan. - Lakin 285-pound junior Hadley Panzer and Plainville junior 170-pounder Jordan Finnesy headlined multiple upsets of No. 1-ranked wrestlers in Day 1 of the Class 3-2-1A wrestling tournament at Fort Hays’ Gross Memorial Coliseum.


Sabetha's Elliott Strahm goes from hunter to hunted in 3-2-1A state wrestling

Going into last year's Class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament ranked No. 3 at 285 pounds, Elliott Strahm knew few people gave him a shot at winning the state title. "I went in with the mindset that I was going to win, but not many people knew who I was," Strahm said.


Chargers keep busy on the court

The Horton basketball squads kept the hardwoods hot this week, as the Lady Chargers played three games in five days, while the boys played two. The girls had an unfortunate stretch, as they went 0-3 for the week, while the boys picked up their second win of the year to go 1-1.


Warmer temps late week will make more potholes

​Most of the accumulating snowfall for late Tuesday into Wednesday happened between 6pm and 1am. Some spots had light freezing drizzle and light snow as the system gradually pulled away.