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North Platte spared of new snow Friday morning

North Platte, Neb. (KNOP) - Snowfall potential sits at a 50% chance today, and increasing going in to Saturday. Early morning precipitation has mostly missed North Platte this morning, with the early morning snow generally being contained to the northern northeast, southwestern parts of the state, a


New home for recovery to open in early March

A new home for recovering addicts will soon open in North Platte. Ron Felton and Shari Shore, therapists at Family Matters Counseling Service, will open Sisters in Sobriety, a all-female recovery home, in early March.


Latest winter blast will be miserable but not historic

Winter’s latest February assault probably won’t be legendary, but it’s expected to throw most every type of misery — freezing drizzle, high winds, cold and fresh snow — at west central Nebraska today and Saturday.


Vehicle stolen out of Washington County recovered in North Platte, Nebraska

On January 13, 2019 at approximately 1:47 a.m., Washington County Deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road DD and County Road 51 to conduct a welfare check on a female who called 911. When WCSO Deputies arrived in the area, they were unable to locate anyone. After further investigation, h


NP Chamber DEVCO secure Pawnee Hotel tax certificate

NORTH PLATTE – The North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation has secured the tax certificate for the Pawnee Hotel. The tax certificate, representing several years’ worth of delinquent real estate taxes, was recently assigned by the former certificate holder, Street Corner, Inc., to the Cha


NP man facing multiple charges after crash, foot pursuit

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man on several charges, including possession of methamphetamine, open container, and leaving the scene of an accident, following a foot pursuit Wednesday morning near Sutherland.


Nebraska man arrested on assault charge in Red Oak

(Red Oak) -- A York County, Nebraska man was arrested on an assault charge in Red Oak Thursday night. According to the Red Oak Police Department, 39-year-old Jared HoffSchnieder of Bradshaw was arrested for domestic abuse assault--first offense--around 10:13 p.m. He was booked into the Montgomery Co


Weather Alert Day: Snow, wind and ice

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Another batch of winter weather passes through Thursday evening into the night. Snow should remain fairly light, with around an 1" of accumulation possible in town with 1" to 3" possible across the far northern parts of the state.


Wanted man captured after accident, foot chase

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A North Platte man is now in jail after an Interstate 80 accident and foot chase Wednesday morning with the Nebraska State Patrol. Eric White, 35, was found two miles from the accident.


Snow emergency issued for the City of North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP The City of North Platte has declared a snow emergency effective immediately. A snow alert is a warning for all residents to start moving their vehicles before a possible snow emergency is declared.


Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature. “I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanct


KCI basketball: West Platte, North Platte to meet in district semifinals

DEARBORN, Mo. — The West Platte and North Platte boys basketball teams were victorious in Class 2 District 15 opening round games on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at North Platte High School.


Girls basketball: Class C-1 and C-2 district finals capsules

CLASS C-1 C1-1 at North Platte, Syracuse (17-8) vs. No. 3 Mitchell (23-1), 3 p.m.: Mitchell's Kenana Wilfred, a UNLV recruit, is one of the state's top post players. The Rockets beat Auburn to reach the district final round.


Hugely popular boy band Why Don't We coming to Nebraska

The next big thing is Why Don't We. In the vein of boy bands past — Jonas Brothers, One Direction and others who were once the top of the pop world but whose star has since faded — the five-member pop group is currently the object of affection for pre-teens everywhere.


MPCC to host Visit Day on March 6

Mid-Plains Community College will host a Visit Day on March 6, giving prospective students and their families an opportunity to experience MPCC’s programs first-hand. The event will take place simultaneously in North Platte and McCook from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Review: Two of the best living singer-songwriters landed in Nebraska last night

LINCOLN — It’s hard to say something about James Taylor that hasn’t been said. Legendary songwriter? Yep. Songs you know by heart? Uh-huh. Killer band? You know it. Guitar and vocal skills as steady as in 1968? Oh yes.


Snow storms make dirty floors

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Snow storms tend to make a mess of things outside- but we hardly talk about what it does inside. It's inevitable that most of us will venture outdoors at some point during a winter flurry.


Taking care of your heart during Heart Health Month

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in America today. Heart experts say that education and early detection can help you reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Along with moderate exercise, experts say it's important to eat heart healthy foods.


Sen. Mike Groene Discusses Bill To Authorize Restraint & Removal Of Students

LINCOLN – A proposed legislative bill is looking to give more authority to Nebraska teachers and administrators. LB147, introduce by Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte to the Education Committee, would allow the use of necessary physical restraint to control a student who becomes physically violent. A


Trout Unlimited Fundraiser to highlight Dry Spotted Tail Creek project to return trout to waters

MITCHELL — When Bruce Rolls first moved to the area to teach school, he remembers his students taking him out to go fishing on Nine Mile or Winter Creeks, where they would catch two 5.5 pound rainbow trout from the streams.