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You really need to update your iPhone. Here’s how.
You really need to update your iPhone. Here’s how.

Apple’s latest security update was easy to miss. But security experts are warning that everyone should update any Apple device they have immediately.

Temporary casino development to start after Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island

Temporary casino development to start after Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island

A temporary casino could be opening in Grand Island soon. 

Drug distribution, possession...sends Lincoln man to state prison

Drug distribution, possession...sends Lincoln man to state prison

Probation revoked for man convicted of selling meth in Beatrice...

Severe weather hits central, eastern Nebraska Thursday evening

Severe weather hits central, eastern Nebraska Thursday evening

A cold front making its way across the state brought severe weather and heavy hail in central and eastern Nebraska Thursday evening.

One person hospitalized after pickup gets stuck under semi

One person hospitalized after pickup gets stuck under semi

Multiple vehicles were involved in crash in Columbus early Thursday evening.

Beatrice Lady Orange home base, now Kiwanis Field

Beatrice Lady Orange home base, now Kiwanis Field

Beatrice service organization donated $40,000 to diamond upgrade

Large Crowd Attends Meeting On Proposed Jefferson County Wind Farm

Large Crowd Attends Meeting On Proposed Jefferson County Wind Farm

The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning meeting was packed with over 100 people debating whether the aesthetic view shed, financial, and environmental risks that come along with them, are worth the clean energy rewards.

Despite health concerns OPPD delays coal plant's shutdown

Despite health concerns OPPD delays coal plant's shutdown

The utility's North Omaha coal station was scheduled to be completely converted and shut down by the end of 2023.

Local animal clinic gaining recognition for cat program

Local animal clinic gaining recognition for cat program

The Madison County Veterinary Clinic is becoming a popular spot not only around northeast Nebraska but the whole state as well for its Barn Cat program.

NCN Friday morning brief

NCN Friday morning brief

Stay up to date with all of the news from across Nebraska!

Grand Island man charged with possessing fake vaccine card

Grand Island man charged with possessing fake vaccine card

A Grand Island man is facing a federal charge on an accusation he used fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Officials say buried electrical cable stolen

Officials say buried electrical cable stolen

Officials say it's extremely dangerous to try and steal electrically-charged cables

Car vs. train collision near Holdrege sends driver to hospital

Car vs. train collision near Holdrege sends driver to hospital

A Central Nebraska woman is injured after an Amtrak train collided with her car.

Madison County hay bale blaze keeps firefighters busy Thursday

Madison County hay bale blaze keeps firefighters busy Thursday

The Madison Volunteer Fire and Rescue was called out to a hay fire Thursday. 

Michael Foods hosts annual Safe + Sound Week

Michael Foods hosts annual Safe + Sound Week

The egg products company hosted their annual safety fair with OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week to continue to remind and educate people on the best safety practices in the workplace.

Thunderstorms popping up in Nebraska

Thunderstorms popping up in Nebraska

Over a third of Nebraska is in a severe thunderstorm watch.

UNK senior Grace McDonald uses journalism to make an impact

UNK senior Grace McDonald uses journalism to make an impact

University of Nebraska at Kearney senior Grace McDonald has loved to tell stories for about as long as she can remember.

Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

A child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in an eastern Nebraska river, health officials said.

North Omaha senator traveled to Africa, learned something about his hometown

North Omaha senator traveled to Africa, learned something about his hometown

On the west coast of Africa near the Gulf of Guinea, Nebraska State Sen. Terrell McKinney felt something that he says he rarely feels in the United States: serenity. 

Parts of Nebraska experiencing worst drought conditions in near decade

Parts of Nebraska experiencing worst drought conditions in near decade

NEBRASKA — Portions of western Nebraska are dealing with drought conditions not seen in the state in almost 10 years.

Columbus approves temporary use permit for potential AG Park casino

Columbus approves temporary use permit for potential AG Park casino

Another Nebraska town is taking preliminary steps to possibly hosting casino games soon.

LPD: Three different construction site thefts are investigated

LPD: Three different construction site thefts are investigated

Tools were allegedly taken from three separate construction sites last week in Lincoln.

CCC Board Member Earns National Recognition

CCC Board Member Earns National Recognition

CCC Board of Governors member Diane Keller has been named as the recipient of 2022 Western Region Trustee Leadership Award by the Association of Community Colleges Trustees.

Lincoln man allegedly threatens people with a knife

Lincoln man allegedly threatens people with a knife

The Lincoln Police Department arrested a man Wednesday evening for threatening others with a knife.

Lancaster County men facing felony counts, in Beatrice house shooting

Lancaster County men facing felony counts, in Beatrice house shooting

Charges against the pair carry potential prison terms of up to 50 years

Northeast program highlighted in national magazine

Northeast program highlighted in national magazine

A Northeast Community College agriculture program has been featured in a national publication.

Norfolk 101: Citizens Academy starting in September

Norfolk 101: Citizens Academy starting in September

Norfolk 101: Citizens Academy gives the residents of Norfolk a chance to see how the city government works. 

Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

After Terrence Hersey had a stroke on the way home from his railroad job in 2015, he underwent months of therapy to learn how to put words together in sentences and learn to walk again.

Adira: The Pet of the Week

Adira: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Adira, you can contact the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska at 402-750-4665.

Sheriff reports fatal accident near Kansas border

Sheriff reports fatal accident near Kansas border

Head-on collision on Highway 75

Authorities believe medical issue is the cause of fatal ATV crash near Stapleton

Authorities believe medical issue is the cause of fatal ATV crash near Stapleton

A North Platte man is dead following an ATV accident.

Three people killed in Richardson County crash

Three people killed in Richardson County crash

Three people were killed in a two-car crash just north of the Kansas border.

Crash near Madison leaves one dead and two injured

Crash near Madison leaves one dead and two injured

At around 4:15 p.m., officials said a three-vehicle crash occurred near the intersection of Highway and 832 Road between Madison and Norfolk. 

'Unfinished business': Pierce football team setting high expectations for 2022

'Unfinished business': Pierce football team setting high expectations for 2022

The Pierce Bluejays are amping things up in practice and preparing to play Wahoo at home on August 26th.

Accident between Madison and Norfolk closes road

Accident between Madison and Norfolk closes road

The Nebraska Department of Transportation said there is a road closure between Norfolk and Madison due to a crash Wednesday afternoon. 

Morrill County man charged in shooting death of father waives preliminary hearing

Morrill County man charged in shooting death of father waives preliminary hearing

BROADWATER, NE — A man arrested earlier this month for the murder of his father was in court in western Nebraska Wednesday.

West Point man sentenced for drug conspiracy

West Point man sentenced for drug conspiracy

A 21-year-old West Point man was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

DHHS reports first suspected death from brain-eating amoeba

DHHS reports first suspected death from brain-eating amoeba

A resident of Nebraska is suspected to have died from Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as a brain-eating amoeba. 

Oregon Trail Rodeo back for 31st year in Hastings

Oregon Trail Rodeo back for 31st year in Hastings

Hastings will host to some of the country’s top cowboys and cowgirls this weekend.

65-year-old inmate accused of assaulting officer while in Dakota County Jail

65-year-old inmate accused of assaulting officer while in Dakota County Jail

A 65-year-old Dakota County inmate accused of assaulting an officer while in custody made a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.

Winnebago man sentenced for sexual assault

Winnebago man sentenced for sexual assault

A Winnebago man was sentenced for sexually assaulting another Winnebago tribal member. 

Carter Lake man sentenced to 14 years for involvement in drug conspiracy

Carter Lake man sentenced to 14 years for involvement in drug conspiracy

A Carter Lake, Iowa man was sentenced in Omaha for his participation in a meth drug conspiracy. 

OPD has 'game plan' to stop recent spike in deadly crime

OPD has 'game plan' to stop recent spike in deadly crime

Omaha Police Chief says jumps in violent crime are not uncommon.

NWS Cheyenne radar to be down for maintenance

NWS Cheyenne radar to be down for maintenance

CHEYENNE, WY — A weather radar that covers much of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle will be offline for a week beginning Thursday.

Hastings man arrested on pair of warrants after ex-girlfriend calls him in

Hastings man arrested on pair of warrants after ex-girlfriend calls him in

Authorities say a wanted man is now is jail after his ex-girlfriend called him in to police.

Fire closes commercial building at Nemaha County Fair

Fire closes commercial building at Nemaha County Fair

4-H awards, livestock auction continue today as scheduled

Hastings College athletes welcome Hastings elementary students on first day

Hastings College athletes welcome Hastings elementary students on first day

Excitement levels are high at Hastings elementary schools thanks in part to a visit from college athletes.

NCN Thursday morning brief

NCN Thursday morning brief

Stay up to date with all of the news from across Nebraska!

Southern Gage County Fire sends three departments to the scene

Southern Gage County Fire sends three departments to the scene

No one injured in the blaze, which started early Tuesday at a Sycamore Road residence

New café-style restaurant now open for business in Norfolk

New café-style restaurant now open for business in Norfolk

Fenders officially opened its doors last week and so far it's seeing a tremendous response from the community.

Lincoln woman allegedly assaults an officer

Lincoln woman allegedly assaults an officer

A reportedly intoxicated woman was taken into custody and received multiple citations in Lincoln.

Scottsbluff Fire Department mourning loss of captain

Scottsbluff Fire Department mourning loss of captain

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE — A fire department in western Nebraska is grieving after one of its captains passed away Saturday.

Report urges shifting blame from fraud victim to perpetrator

Report urges shifting blame from fraud victim to perpetrator

A new report said changing how we talk about victims of financial fraud could lead to a shift in how Nebraska and the nation respond to this growing sector of criminal activity. 

NDCS: inmate dies in custody, no cause yet

NDCS: inmate dies in custody, no cause yet

The Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) in Lincoln announced the death of an inmate on Wednesday. 

Roof permits skyrocket, in Beatrice

Roof permits skyrocket, in Beatrice

Early June hail caused significant damage to roofs, siding and vehicles

Nebraska sees decline in agriculture due to crop prices and drought

Nebraska sees decline in agriculture due to crop prices and drought

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows an economic downturn for agriculture in Nebraska. 

Hershey man seriously injured in one-vehicle crash

Hershey man seriously injured in one-vehicle crash

A 26-year-old Hershey man was hospitalized after a Lincoln County crash earlier this week.

Petition to ban abortion within city limits filed in Bellevue

Petition to ban abortion within city limits filed in Bellevue

Just a week after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced there was not enough support to call a special legislative session to ban abortion in the state, a group in Bellevue is taking matter into their own hands. 

Omaha cutting sends one to the hospital

Omaha cutting sends one to the hospital

A cutting from Wednesday morning is being investigated by the Omaha Police Department.

Cozad Community Schools names new interim superintendent

Cozad Community Schools names new interim superintendent

Cozad Community Schools Board members appointed a new interim superintendent at their meeting this week. 

OPD: Shooting leaves one with life threatening injuries

OPD: Shooting leaves one with life threatening injuries

One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning in Omaha.

Federal appeals court rules in favor of transgender people

Federal appeals court rules in favor of transgender people

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Americans with Disabilities Act covers people with gender dysphoria. 

Two injured in Omaha shooting

Two injured in Omaha shooting

The Omaha Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two people and damaged vehicles and a business.

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office total 688 traffic stops through enforcement campaign

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office total 688 traffic stops through enforcement campaign

Buffalo County law enforcement agencies are sharing their results from a national enforcement campaign.

Madison and LENRD enter funding agreement for Battle Creek study

Madison and LENRD enter funding agreement for Battle Creek study

Madison County has entered into an agreement with the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District to help fund the Battle Creek watershed.