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Former Fremont PD officer arrested for alleged sexual assault of child.

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested Austin Williams, 33, a former Fremont police officer, following an investigation into allegations of sexual assault of a child.


Around Fremont: Weed control conference

Larry Klahn, Dodge County Weed Superintendent, recently attended the 72nd Annual Nebraska Weed Control Conference, held at Lied Lodge and Conference Center on Feb. 11-13 in Nebraska City.


Two flu deaths reported in three-county district

Amy Roberts hopes area residents will get a flu shot. Roberts is the disease surveillance coordinator and health educator for the Three Rivers Public Health Department. “We’re still seeing high levels of flu activity in our area and we definitely recommend that everyone receive a flu shot if they ha


Hybl: A full immersion experience

February was training season at the KFB office. Training in writing and submitting grants to the NDEQ to make sure they adhere to updated application requirements, the Keep America Beautiful Conference in Baltimore and most recently the Fremont Area Community Foundation Big Give Kickoff Training for


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.


Nebraska man faces two counts of first-degree murder after Thursday shootings in Holdrege

A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in Holdrege, Nebraska. Deputy Phelps County Attorney Natalie Nelsen on Friday announced the charges against Manuel Gomez of Holdrege. Gomez was arrested Thursday after the shoo


Sisters bring outlaw history to Fremont

Area residents will get a chance to learn a little bit about famous Nebraska outlaws from the Old West during an event at Keene Memorial Library on March 4. The library, in partnership with Humanities Nebraska, is hosting "Sisters from the Outlaw Trail: History through Poetry and Music" from 7-8 p.m


Police conduct anti-sex trafficking sting, at least five men charged

At least five men from Council Bluffs, McClelland, Omaha and Bellevue are charged with solicitation of a prostitute following an anti-sex trafficking operation by the Council Bluffs Police Department Vice Unit conducting.


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.


Singles group plans dinner gathering

Supportive Singles, a group of men and women, will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Anita’s Restaurant, 207 S. Bell St., in Fremont.


Garden Bros Circus to stop in Fremont

Christensen Field will take on quite a transformation next week. That’s because the indoor Fremont arena will be hosting a circus. Garden Bros Circus, a family tradition for over 100 years, will be presenting shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at 1710 W. 16th St. in Fremont.


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 this weekend

A blizzard warning has been issued for Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, Page, Lancaster, Cass, Otoe, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson counties. A winter weather advisory will be in effect until noon Saturday.


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.


Citywide Bible study rescheduled to March 2

The Citywide Women’s Bible Study has been canceled for Saturday morning due to the weather. Instead, the study will start at 10 a.m. March 2 at Full Life Church, 2380 Seaton Ave., in Fremont.


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.


Concert to benefit Life Choices

A benefit concert for Life Choices will take place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Milady Coffee House in downtown Fremont. The concert will feature local artists. Freewill donations will be collected.


Tigers fall to top-seeded Thunderbirds

BELLEVUE -- Chucky Hepburn scored a game-high 20 points to lead top-seeded Bellevue West to a 68-33 win over Fremont High School on Friday night in the A-1 district tournament.


Pancake breakfast set for Sunday

The Knights of Columbus will be having a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Delaney Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. Pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, toast, coffee and orange juice will be served.


Meetings hope to address poverty, other issues in Fremont

A new group affiliated with the Fremont Family Coalition is starting up monthly meetings, inviting community members to come and discuss issues brought on by poverty and gaps in community services.