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North Platte woman gets jail time for drug possession

In Lincoln County Court Thursday, Julie Hanson was sentenced to 180 days in jail for two counts of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of Xanax. Hanson, 40, pled no contest to the charges. She picked up her first meth charge on Jan. 3 when police conducted a routine probation s

NORTH PLATTE BULLETIN - 2018-03-24 19:50:38

Man accused of stealing sunglasses, not paying for tattoo

A 21-year-old man arrested in North Platte on Wednesday is suspected of thefts in North Platte, Grand Island and Texas. About 1 p.m. Wednesday, Alive Outside in North Platte reported a theft. A man had tried on a $200 pair of sunglasses and suddenly ran out with them, police reports said. A short ti

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-24 08:00:00

All smoke and no bite

Smoke on the horizon raised concerns for many in North Platte on Friday. But smoke was all it really amounted to, officials say. Employees at the sewage treatment plant on Newberry Access had been burning off weeds, which resulted in a large plume of dark smoke. The fire was planned, although the sm

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-24 11:00:00

Gutherless named manager at the Buckle

Buckle, Inc. recently announced that Danielle Gutherless has been named manager of the Platte River Mall Buckle store in North Platte. Gutherless began her career with the buckle in 2010. She was the manager at the St. Joseph, Mo. Buckle store before being named manager of the Platte River Mall Buck

NORTH PLATTE BULLETIN - 2018-03-23 22:44:42

Jail inmate dies, grand jury to investigate

A grand jury will be convened to look into the death of county jail inmate John J. Jones, Jr. on Sunday, March 18. The North Platte police are investigating Jones' death. At 4:51 p.m. Sunday, a county jail detention worker asked for an ambulance for Jones, 48, who said he was ill and whose condition


Three new businesses gear up for their openings

Construction crews could be seen beginning the demolition process Thursday, at 1304 S. Jeffers St. In early January, franchise owner Justin Jones announced his plans to open the North Platte restaurant, known for hand-battered chicken fingers. On Thursday, Dee Collins, director of marketing, said th

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-23 08:00:00

North Platte Public Schools Future Chef Culinary Challenge.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The kitchen at Madison Middle School was buzzing with activity Friday afternoon where eight students put their cooking skills to the test during the 2018 North Platte Public Schools Future Chef Culinary Challenge. The chefs were selected from forty-one entries. They wer

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2018-03-24 01:16:00

Man accused of child abuse, domestic assault

A North Platte man is accused of child abuse and domestic assault after an incident early Wednesday. North Platte police were called to a disturbance in the 2700 block of West Second Street about 3 a.m. and found the 21-year-old man leaving the home, police reports said. He had severe cuts on one ar


Two car crash sends one person to the hospital

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. A crash at the intersection of Leota and Jeffers Street in North Platte caused some traffic delays Wednesday afternoon. It happened right around 5:15 p.m. North Platte police say a Chevy Impala was headed west on Leota Street when a Chevy Cruze, driven by a 17-year-old male, ran t


Sheriff: Juvenvile driver texted before car crash

A juvenile driver who crashed into the back of a parked car Saturday was texting at the time, Nebraska State Patrol troopers said. The wreck occurred during a sobriety checkpoint south of Hershey the night of St. Patrick's Day, Lt. Buck Boje said. A trooper had stopped a vehicle and was speaking wit


Game and Parks talks mountain lions

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conducted a public meeting about mountain lions on Thursday night in North Platte. Sam Wilson was the presenter and said the purpose was to increase understanding and awareness about the big cats in our state. Wilson is the furbearer and carnivore program manager f

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-23 08:00:00

Accident on Highway 83 north of North Platte could have been much worse

North Platte, Neb. (KNOP)- One person was wearing a seatbelt and walked away after her car left the roadway. Her car flipped once, then landed on its wheels. Emerald Miller of the North Platte Fire Department said that six airbags in the car deployed, and the driver's husband picked her up from the


North Platte's Dancing with the Stars brings with it surprises and laughs

NORTH PLATTE. Neb -- There was no shortage of talent at the third annual 'Dancing with the Stars' event in North Platte. It was a sold out show for this year's event, with twelve hundred tickets being sold. This year had a wide array of performances. Some featuring a Micheal Jackson theme, others ha


Fire sparks from heat lamp at North Platte residence

A heat lamp sparked a fire Friday afternoon at a house on James Avenue. Two of North Platte's fire stations responded to the call about 12:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the neighbor who had made the call was dousing flames with a garden hose. Firefighters took over and had the remainder of the


Development doesn't stop St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Attendees at the downtown Saint Patrick's Day parade often go beyond wearing green and don fun costumes, such as this Irish-spirited hat in the shape of a beer glass.Tammy Bain / The North Platte Telegraph Downtown North Platte's redevelopment project didn't stop St. Patrick's Day celebrations Satur


Bring on the green! And the candy!

North Platte, Neb. (KNOP) - The annual St. Patrick's Day parade was successful, even with cool spring temps which were more winter like than springy. But folks smiled and children laughed. And there was very little to complain about, according to attendees - except, maybe, the cold weather. But mo


Sunday Focus: A rescue-dog success story

Sky Seery, or rather her schnauzer Pippa, is proof that following the "adopt don't shop" motto can give you a full-breed dog. Seery likes small dogs. Schnauzers don't shed and her in-laws had them. "They're just the breed for us," she said. While Sky and her husband, Brandon, bought their oldest sch


Clinic helps future pageant contestants

Joni Qualm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2015, speaks to attendees at this year's Miss Rodeo Nebraska clinic at North Platte Community College South Campus. Qualm said she hoped to teach girls personal growth both in and outside of the rodeo pageant world. She now works as a registered nurse in Denver while


Construction to begin Monday at NPCC

Beginning on Monday, the North Platte Community College South Campus will be accessible via Willow Street only. The State Farm Road entrance and exit will be barricaded due to construction on the parking lots on the south side of campus. Barricades will also be set up on the northeast corner of the


Racketeering case bound over to District court

North Platte Housing Authority's suspended director waived a preliminary hearing in County Court, so her case will soon move to Lincoln County District Court. New details about Smith's case came to light Thursday. Jennifer Smith, 42, appeared in Lincoln County Court on Thursday. Smith is charged wit