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2 teens arrested in connection with North Platte slaying
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Police release new details in Pohlmeier homicide
Buy NowIncoming Police Chief Daniel Hudson, right, speaks at a press conference Monday at the North Platte Police station in North Platte.Tammy Bain / The North Platte Telegraph
Fire crews respond to a grain truck on fire
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOPThe North Platte Fire Department responded to grain truck fire on Highway 30 Tuesday afternoon.It happened at 2:20 p.m. just west of the Log Cabin on Highway 30.Captain Mel Everhart says the breaks on the axle overheated, causing a fire in the engine compartment.The fire was p
Suspects charged: First-degree murder, no bond
Jesus Martinez and Brayden Turner, both juniors in high school, were apprehended Friday in Grand Island and brought to the Lincoln County jail.
Owner: Local Sears parent company not connected to Sears bankruptcy
Buy NowThe Sears Hometown store at 601 E. Francis St. is not a part of the Sears Holdings Corp. that is seeking Chapter 11 protection. Mary Studley, the owner of the local store, says the Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores company and Sears Holdings have been separate companies since 2012.Job Vigil /
Wild fourth-set victory earns North Platte 3-1 win over Ogallala on Tuesday
The Bulldogs (13-20) had twice this season lost to their foes to the west, but feeding off a large and lively home crowd, North Platte earned a 25-16, 25-12, 10-25, 25-23 victory in the last regular-season home game of the season.
North Platte woman lobbies Congress to help fight cancer
A North Platte volunteer joined nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from the 50 states in Washington, D.C., in the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.
NPPSD to roll out Raptor ID security check-in system next week.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOPThe North Platte Public School District will be rolling out their Raptor ID security check-in system next week.It's all part of the school district's revamped security policy that was adopted by the school board this past summer.Starting next week, all visitors will be require
Man charged, woman sought after assault
Just after 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of an assault that happened earlier in the day in the 1500 block of East 12th Street, said Public Information Officer Beth Kerr.
New North Platte police chief to be sworn in Tuesday
Hudson, whose appointment was confirmed by the council Sept. 4, has been working alongside retiring Chief Mike Swain since the start of the month. The Hemingford native and retired Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant was chosen over two other finalists Aug. 23 by Mayor Dwight Livingston.
North Platte High journalism adviser honored
The NHSPA honors sponsors who have positively influenced students and programs. Characteristics that are considered include years of service, publications advised, awards or honors earned, ways advisers have positively influenced their students or their programs.
Over 50,000 without power in eastern Nebraska after snow
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 50,000 utility customers are without power after heavy, wet snow blanketed eastern Nebraska.The Omaha Public Power District says 51,000 customers lacked power at 5 p.m. Sunday. That was down from a peak of about 56,000.
Trout to be stocked at area fishing spots
A spinning or spin-cast rod and reel with a hook baited with a worm will work well. Add a split shot a couple of feet above the hook and a bobber a couple of feet above the split shot. Spinners, salmon eggs, dough baits and artificial flies also can catch trout.
NPPD reacts to officer assault incident
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOPNorth Platte Police Department Public Information Officer Beth Kerr says Officer Alexander Parker of Sutherland, had just completed his training last month before he was hurt on the job.The 23-year-old officer was responding to a home burglary on the 1300 block on West 17th St
Kidney disease: It strikes without warning
Buy NowTina Pelland, R.N., monitorsa patient undergoing dialysis at Great Plains Health. Kidney disease and kidney failure are treated at GPH by Dr. Pushkar Kanade, board-certified nephrologist.Job Vigil / The North Platte Telegraph
NP police officer injured while making arrest
There, he tried to arrest Walterio Seabrooks, 27, and “a scuffle ensued,” Kerr said in a press release.
Authorities searching for 14-year-old autistic girl in North Platte
According to the police department, Fletcher was wearing a dark grey Nebraska Huskers hoodie, black wind pants and black-framed glasses. She is 5-foot-9 and 115 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.
North Platte officer hospitalized after fight with suspect
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A North Platte police officer has been hospitalized following a fight with a suspect, who has been charged with attempted murder in the case.
Document shredding, electronic recycling collection event is Oct. 27
Recycle just about anything with a cord. Businesses and residents can drop off computers, printers, DVD/CD/VCR players, CDs, monitors, TVs and countertop appliances with a cord. Electric tools, cellphones, and toner cartridges will also be accepted.
Nebraska would owe Scott Frost as much as $26 million if it moves on from coach
Saturday, the Cornhuskersfell to 0-6 for the first time in program historywith an overtime loss to Northwestern, which tied the game on a 99-yard touchdown drive that ended with 12 seconds left in regulation.