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Cuming County Included In Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Cedar, Thurston, Wayne, Stanton, Cuming, Platte and Colfax counties from 4 p.m. this afternoon (Friday) until noon tomorrow (Saturday). It predicts mixed precipitation with round one-tenth of an inch of ice and one inch of snow. P


Lincoln, much of eastern Nebraska in blizzard warning Saturday

Lincoln has seen a lot of snow so far this season, more than 40 inches. But Saturday could be the worst yet. The National Weather Service in Valley has issued a blizzard warning — the first one since November — for parts of eastern Nebraska, including Lincoln, starting at noon Saturday and going unt


(Audio) Training Classes For Foster Care Parents Coming To West Point

Building Blocks Foster Care and the Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association invites you to attend pre-service foster parent training in West Point. It’s a 30 hour training curriculum to become a foster or adoptive parent. You must attend all 10 sessions of training to be considered for foste


Timber theft trend spreading into Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An unusual Midwest crime trend has made its way to Nebraska and Iowa. Thieves are stealing black walnut trees and selling them for profit. Both private and public land is being targeted, especially in rural areas. Nebraska Game and Parks has caught poachers in the metro already.


Howling winds, heavy snow in Nebraska, Iowa forecasts

Omaha, Neb. — Howling winds and heavy snow are forecast for much of Nebraska and Iowa this weekend. The National Weather Service says a rain later Friday could precede freezing rain and ice accumulations before the snow arrives in abundance on Saturday.


Services Held For Bernie Hunke In West Point

Services were held this morning in West Point for Bernie Hunke, Cuming County’s Veterans Service Officer and Emergency Manager at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors were held in the St. Boniface Cemetery-Monterey, in rural West Point.


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


Driver faces April sentencing for role in fatal accident

WEST POINT, NE — A driver will be sentenced in April for his role in a three-vehicle accident in northeast Nebraska. Cuming County Court records say 20-year-old Alexander Ausdemore pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. His sentencing is set for April 10.


Nebraska wins grant to get people in mental crisis treated sooner

Nebraska has won a $150,000 grant to pilot a registry designed to help get a patient having an acute psychiatric emergency into an inpatient mental health treatment center sooner.


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


Walthill man pleads guilty to firing shots at van

OMAHA -- A Walthill, Nebraska, man has pleaded guilty to firing a handgun at a van full of people. Angelo Russell, 38, entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. As part of a plea agreement, a charge of dis


Northeast Community College in West Point schedules estate planning course

WEST POINT – Northeast Community College in West Point will offer a class on estate planning next month. Estate Planning & The Probate Process – What, Why, How (FNPL 5110/19S & CRN #70070) will meet two consecutive Wednesdays, March 6 and 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the West Point Technical Center, 200


Village not moving forward with illegal immigration ordinance

Despite a board member's efforts to convince his fellow board members to at least look at the issue further, the Arlington Village Board of Trustees will not draft an ordinance that requires immigrants and others to obtain a license and prove their citizenship status before renting housing in the co


Suspect charged in fatal south-central Nebraska shootings

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — The lone suspect in the fatal shootings of two people and the wounding of another in south-central Nebraska has been charged in the case. The Phelps County Attorney's office has charged 45-year-old Manuel Gomez, of Holdrege, with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of


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.


Pilger, NE woman flown to Sioux City hospital after rollover accident

PILGER, Nebraska (KTIV) – A Pilger woman was flown to a Sioux City hospital Monday night after a rollover accident in the SUV she was driving. The Stanton County Sheriff says it happened about 8:30 p.m. on Highway 275, two miles west of Pilger.


Animal of the Week 2/20/19

This week’s Animal of the Week is Zach Borer of the North Bend Central wrestling team. Zach went unscored upon in his quest to the Class C 170 pound state wrestling title, Thursday-Saturday. He won his first two matches at state by pinfall, advanced in the semifinals with an 11-0 major decision, and


LifeNet Helicopter Responds To Accident Near Pilger

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday night the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a one vehicle accident that sent a rural Pilger woman to a Sioux City, Iowa hospital for treatment of possible head injuries.


Nebraska HHS hints at Medicaid expansion curbs

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Friday opposed a proposal to create a legislative task force to help track implementation of Medicaid expansion while signaling that eligibility for new benefits may be tied to "pathways to engagement."


AlertSense public notification system debuts in Fremont

When the city of Fremont declared a snow emergency on Sunday, it utilized a new public alert system that’s never been used here before. The Dodge County Board of Supervisors adopted the new system during a September meeting, as part of an effort spearheaded by County Emergency Manager Thomas Smith.