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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


David Rogers, one of the victims of the Holdrege shootings, was a 'jack-of-all-trades' who was 'always helping people'

KEARNEY — Known by many in Holdrege as “Squiggy,” David Rogers would do anything for virtually anyone, his family told the Hub. “He was a jack-of-all-trades, always busy and helping people,” said his daughter Stephanie Miller, 31, of Scottsbluff.


Register for census training workshop March 6 in Holdrege

HOLDREGE — The South Platte United Chambers of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau are a sponsoring a 2020 Census training workshop 10 a.m. to noon March 6 at Ag West Commodities, 415 W. Fourth Ave., Holdrege.


Two men fatally shot in Holdrege, suspect in custody

Two men were fatally shot and another was wounded Thursday afternoon in Holdrege, the Nebraska State Patrol said Friday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the Holdrege Police Department received a report of a shooting at 416 Logan St. Other law enforcement agencies were summoned.


Library’s Tuesday Tales features therapy dogs

HOLDREGE — Next week’s Tuesday Tales story time at Holdrege Area Public Library will feature trained therapy dogs Hugo and Eva and their handlers, Lori and Richard Reiner. Tuesday Tales is a half-hour story time for families with children ages 2-5. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. For more informat


Lone survivor remains hospitalized after Holdrege shootings

HOLDREGE, Neb. (WOWT) -- One man remained hospitalized Friday morning in the aftermath of a shooting incident in Holdrege that claimed the lives of two others. Manuel Gomez, 45, is in custody accused of the shootings.


Victim of Buffalo County crash identified

Kearney, Neb. — Positive identification has been made of the victim of a two-vehicle fatal crash on February 10 on the Highway 10 Platte River Bridge. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a northbound pickup has been identified as 33 year old Brent Pedersen of Hildreth. Next of kin


You May Just Want To Drop Everything And Move To The Happiest Town In Nebraska

Nebraska is packed with charming small towns and incredible places to live. This state is blessed to have innumerable spots that anyone would be proud to call home. Though it seems like an impossible task, researchers from career search platform Zippia managed to narrow down the top ten happiest pla



Authorities say the sole suspect in the fatal shootings of two people and the wounding of another in south-central Nebraska drove to the county sheriff’s office. The Nebraska State Patrol says 45-year-old Manuel Gomez’s vehicle was spotted Thursday afternoon in Holdrege shortly after officers found


University of Nebraska Medical Center dean's list

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its fall 2018 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and the allied health professions of medical resonance imaging, medical laboratory science and radiography.


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.


Three Overton women make 103 quilts for Kearney veterans' home

OVERTON — When Shirley Burkhead of Overton heard about the new veteran’s home coming to Kearney she immediately thought of a project she could do. She decided to make lap quilts to give to the veterans as the new facility was being built.


2 dead, another critically injured in Holdrege shooting

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — Police in south-central Nebraska say two people have been killed and a third person critically injured in a shooting. The Nebraska State Patrol confirms that the shooting happened Thursday afternoon in Holdrege, a city of around 5,500 that lies about 200 miles (321.85 kilometer


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


Kearney woman arraigned on 3 counts of Motor Vehicle Homicide

Felony charges of Motor Vehicle Homicide while Driving Under the Influence was read in Dawson County Court Thursday morning to a 20-year-old Kearney woman. Angelique Kampmann was arraigned before Dawson County Judge Jeff Wightman. Kampmann is also charged with Driving Under the Influence while causi


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.


Emergency crews respond to multiple-car crash on Second Avenue overpass

KEARNEY — Kearney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rescue call at the Second Avenue overpass around 1:40 p.m. Friday after a report of a two-vehicle crash on the bridge.


New Younes Conference Center will dwarf even some of Kearney's biggest stores

KEARNEY — Earthwork will resume after the spring thaw, and then the public can get a glimpse of steel rising in south Kearney on Paul Younes’ latest and largest hotel and conference center project.


Multiple crashes close parts of 2nd Avenue in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. -- UPDATE: The Kearney Police Department said the lanes opened back up by around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Police and emergency crews are responding to multiple crashes in Kearney.


Snow emergency issued in Keanrey in anticipated of winter weather

KEARNEY, Neb.- (KSNB) The city of Kearney street division announced in anticipation of the snow event, a snow emergency is in effect beginning Friday, February 22, 2019 at midnight until Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.