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Giant pothole may have saved Nebraska man's life

GRETNA, Neb. (KWQC) - A lot of people complain about potholes, but one Nebraska man may have potholes to thank for saving his life. Monday afternoon, Gretna Rescue rushed to help a 59-year-old man with a racing heart at work. The ambulance had a 20-minute drive to the emergency room, and at one poin


Bond reduction denied in resisting arrest case

YORK – A bond reduction was denied this past week for Gene Royce, 47, of York, who is accused in two separate cases of resisting arrest and drug possession. The request was made by the public defender’s office but Judge James Stecker said the bond would remain the same.


Detectives trying to identify Nebraska Crossing shoplifters

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A pair of shoplifters checked one of their 10 Commandments at the door when they walked into the True Religion Store at Nebraska Crossing. A Sheriff’s detective could use your help in identifying them.


Community center needs repairs, upgrades

YORK – The York Community Center has long needed repairs and updates . . . and the needs aren’t going to go away by themselves. Cheree Folts, director of parks and recreation, explained to the city council members this week that a number of things will have to be done into the future in order to ens


Nebraska plant manager charged in immigration case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The general manager of a northern Nebraska tomato plant is accused of knowingly using a staffing company that supplied workers who were living in the country illegally.


Nearly 150 pounds of Marijuana seized in Nebraska drug busts

LINCOLN, Neb. (KELO) -- The evidence is piling up in Nebraska. In less than 24 hours, the state patrol confiscated nearly 150-pounds of weed, along with thousands of THC vape pens and pods.


Susan West Benefit for Hope

YORK -- The Susan West Benefit for Hope fundraising event will be held at the York City Auditorium on April 27, doors open at 4 p.m. and the event will end at midnight. Susan is battling ALS and this fundraiser is being put on to help with expenses. The evening will include dinner, silent auction, c


New details in Dorchester co-op bathroom spying case

New details are emerging as investigators continue to look into alleged spying by a former employee at the Farmers Cooperative in Dorchester. An investigation led to the arrest of Joshua Hagemann after a female employee found a hidden camera in the women's bathroom in February.


Ready for the next act: Freitas prepares for graduate school abroad

There are big things on the horizon for York College senior Deidre Freitas. Amid juggling the usual end of semester chaos, she’s also designing sets and costumes, doing extra homework on European philosophers, and looking for an apartment (they call them flats there) to rent in a suburb of London. T


Central Nebraska Humane Society unveils 14 new outdoor kennels

The dogs at Central Nebraska Humane Society seemed very happy with their new outdoor kennels Friday morning. The hounds couldn’t comment, of course. But their barking sounded happy, and they were clearly enjoying themselves.


Miss Nebraska Pageant Winners Meet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Lesser known pageants have named their queens for Nebraska, with the goal of advocating for minority groups. On Friday, three Nebraska Queens came together to meet one another.


Public works director: ‘Streets need more funding’

YORK – “City streets are in need of more funding.”. Mitch Doht, public works director for the City of York, has said this sentence before and he said it again this week as he explained to the council that simple maintenance of the streets has to be done in order to get as much life out of them as po


Nebraska State Patrol starts campaign to stop drugged driving

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving, but not everyone takes drugged driving as seriously. Now there's a new push by the Nebraska State Patrol to change that culture.


Man sentenced for eighth offense of driving on revoked/suspended license

YORK – A 37-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to jail for his eighth offense of driving under revocation/suspension after being caught doing the same in York County. Andre Schwindt was sentenced by Judge James Stecker in District Court.


Nebraska's 2.8% March jobless rate down over past year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at 2.8%. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary March rate was a tenth of a point under the year-ago figure of 2.9%. It also was well below the March's national fig


(Video) Sundstroms Receive Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award

Russ, Angela, and Cheyenne Sundstrom are the recipients of the 2019 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®. The Sundstroms own and operate Broken Box Ranch in Moorefield, Nebraska.


Prep glance: Nebraska prep athletes shine at Kansas Relays

Several Nebraska high school athletes had strong performances at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence on Friday. Superior's Kalynn Meyer won the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 5 inches; she will compete in the discus Saturday. Seward's Chase Berry won the pole vault with a mark of 15-8, and Kearney's El


Emergency communications receives heavy call volume

YORK – Statistics provided this past week by Leila Luft, director of the York County communications center, show an interesting perspective regarding the volume of calls coming in.


Conversation to be held about future of the auditorium

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories regarding the meeting held this week between York’s mayor, administration, department heads and council. This was the first work session regarding the city’s needs and finances . . . well ahead of the budget formulation period that typically be


Nebraska in Pro Wrestling: Gorgeous George to Baron Von Raschke, 'Mad Dog Vachon' and Sting

A valet carries a silver tray into the ring at the arena’s center, places it in a corner and sprays the ring with a perfumed disinfectant. As “Pomp and Circumstance” plays, another man walks slowly down the aisle, taunting already enraged fans as “beneath contempt” before haughtily entering the ring