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Two men accused of stealing items from flood victim in Nebraska

OMAHA, NE (Omaha World-Herald News Source) – Two men were arrested Sunday in northwest Douglas County after officials say they stole building materials that were washed away by floodwaters.


Nebraska City superintendent takes Northwest job

GRAND ISLAND, NE (Omaha World-Herald News Source) – A southeast Nebraska superintendent is taking over a central Nebraska school district. Officials with the Northwest District in Grand Island announced Sunday that current Nebraska City superintendent Jeff Edwards has accepted that same position for


Colorado, Nebraska men killed Monday in rural Weld County crash

Two men died early Monday in a crash on a rural Weld County road, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Both men, a 27-year-old from Colorado and 21-year-old from Nebraska, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Weld County Road 110 and U.S. 85 near Carr. No other passengers were in the v


Flooding in Nebraska demonstrates the importance of maintaining crop insurance

As floods pummel through the Midwest, National Association of Wheat Growers extends its support and consideration to those farmers and ranchers who are facing the devastating aftermath. As growers work to pull through, NAWG calls for state and federal governments to use all resources available to he


Sheriff reports Spencer, NE dam compromised

(KTIV) – The Knox County, Nebraska Sheriff said Spencer, Nebraska dam is compromised. The sheriff’s office said they are trying to contact everyone along the Niobrara River to evacuate them.


Motorcyclist dies in south-central Nebraska collision

HASTINGS, NE (1011 NOW) – Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a sport utility vehicle in south-central Nebraska. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Kevin Johnson of Fairfield died Friday evening at a U-S Highway 281 intersection about two miles east of the t


North Platte relief efforts reach Lynch

LYNCH, Neb. (KNOP) - When disaster strikes it's heartwarming to see people coming together and helping out any way they can. North Platte Police Officer Lisa Citta brought donations all the way from North Platte to O'Neil for the Boyd-Holt Mutual Aid District.


Niobrara Valley Hospital ER in service without water

LYNCH, Neb. KNOPTV It's been one week since the floodwaters ravaged communities along the Niobrara River. Lynch is just one of many communities in northeastern Nebraska that are still reeling from the impacts of the historic flood.


'Swept off the map' -- Family loses brother, business when Niobrara dam failed

It was still dark early last Thursday when Scott Angel got the word -- the Spencer Dam had been compromised by the ice-packed Niobrara River. He lives a quarter-mile up from the river valley, so he headed down U.S. 281 to check on his family bar and bait shop, Angels' Straw Bale Saloon, and his chil


Boyd County has a long road to recovery

BOYD COUNTY – Boyd County, Nebraska enjoys the scenic views outdoor activities of being tucked on the banks of the Niobrara River, but with the fun outdoor opportunities comes pain and destruction during flood season. With the Spencer Dam collapsing, this year brought record floods that knocked out


Creighton escapes major flood damage

The immediate Creighton area escaped major flood damage as raging water and ice ravaged nearby communities last week. Late-winter flooding started last Tuesday, caused by a rapid snowmelt and Wednesday, about three inches of rain fell on still-frozen ground, which was unable to absorb it.


Person missing in wake of Spencer Dam breach

HOLT COUNTY, NE (News Channel Nebraska) – Officials say a dam in north-central Nebraska had been compromised. The Holt County Sheriff’s Office says the Spencer Dam was compromised in the early morning hours of Thursday. The Dam is 23 miles north of O’Neill.


Local schools announce decisions about classes after flooding

On Sunday, March 17, local schools announced decisions about classes after flooding caused road conditions to deteriorate in the area. Antelope County officials meet with school administrators, Sunday, in Neligh, to discuss the situation.


One missing after residence destroyed by flood

SPENCER, Neb. (KCAU) - Officials say one person is missing after his residence was destroyed after the breach of the Spencer Dam. The Holt County Sheriff's Office says all emergency personnel in Boyd and Holt Counties were activated Thursday morning after the Spence Dam became compromised. They said


Union County residents along Missouri River asked to prepare for flooding

The National Weather Service in North Platte extended the Flood Warning until Saturday morning for the Elkhorn River near Ewing affecting Holt County. Flood stage is at 27 feet. The river was at 28 feet by 9 a.m. Friday, and expected to continue to rise to near 33.5 feet by Tuesday, according to the


US 275 listed as impassable

At 1:04 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, the Nebraska Department of Roads listed U.S. Highway 275, between Summerland Club Road, three miles east of Ewing and Nebraska Highway 121, at the Battle Creek spur, as impassable.


Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River is Compromised

SPENCER, NE — Officials say a dam in north central Nebraska has been compromised. Authorities with the National Weather Service and the Nebraska State Patrol say the dam was compromised sometime after five P-M Wednesday. This video shows the Niobrara River pouring through gaping holes in part of the


Dangerous weather conditions in Antelope County

Thunder, lightning, snow, sleet, rain, frozen ground and widespread flooding continues to dominate much of Nebraska including Antelope, Holt and Knox counties, Thursday morning, March 14.


Cancellations and postponements for Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15

The Ewing School Board meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. DW's Pub, in Ewing, is closed. Sunset Store, in Ewing, is closed. Class D District speech at Verdigre - which includes Ewing Public Schools - is postponed.