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Officer Chris Marcello’s name added to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial
Officer Chris Marcello’s name added to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial

Officer Christopher Marcello’s name will now be forever imprinted on the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial. 

Sidney Police investigating burglary of 'The Rock'

Sidney Police investigating burglary of 'The Rock'

Sidney Police are investigating the burglary of "The Rock" in Sidney. The burglary occurred during the early morning hours of May 11.

After 5 years without drinkable water, Santee asks: When will our tap water be safe?

After 5 years without drinkable water, Santee asks: When will our tap water be safe?

Kameron Runnels watches, frustrated, as a pair of Santee tribal members move a pallet of water bottles with a borrowed forklift.

Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point re-routing calls to Hastings and Franklin County

Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point re-routing calls to Hastings and Franklin County

Effective May 16, calls to the Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) in Campbell, Nebraska are being re-routed to the Hastings PSAP and the Franklin County PSAP due to to Campbell transitioning between 9-1-1 systems. 

Slama will not endorse legislative candidate

Slama will not endorse legislative candidate

State senator calls both Schaardt, Hallstrom solid candidates

UNK History grad student to speak in Sidney on Sioux Ordnance Depot history

UNK History grad student to speak in Sidney on Sioux Ordnance Depot history

University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate history student Tatiana Moore will be speaking at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney on May 18.

State makes changes to nursing scholarship fund to reach more NE students before deadline

State makes changes to nursing scholarship fund to reach more NE students before deadline

Guidelines for a scholarship fund for budding Nebraska nurses, which had not been tapped as anticipated, have been changed to reach more students before an impending deadline.

Lori Liggett to fill District 1 WCCA Board vacancy

Lori Liggett to fill District 1 WCCA Board vacancy

The Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors is pleased to announce that the District 1 vacancy has been filled by Lori Liggett of Gordon.

Students recognized for President's and Dean's Lists at Chadron State College

Students recognized for President's and Dean's Lists at Chadron State College

Chadron State College has announced the undergraduate students qualifying for the Spring 2024 President’s and Dean’s Lists.

Crane Trust aims to diversify bison genetics

Crane Trust aims to diversify bison genetics

There's a special new member to the Crane Trust bison herd. 

Two 100-year-old World War II veterans, born on the same day, meet

Two 100-year-old World War II veterans, born on the same day, meet

Both Jim Black and Gerry Schumacher served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and were stationed in Guam at the same time.

Sidney man facing charges related to infant death

Sidney man facing charges related to infant death

SIDNEY -- Charges have been filed against a Sidney man in connection with the death of a two-year-old child. An arrest affidavit was signed against Brandon Russell of Sidney.

Robbery suspect arrested in Tecumseh

Robbery suspect arrested in Tecumseh

Vape Town robbed at Syracuse on Mother's Day

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is encouraging Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' savings plans to help you pay for post-secondary education.

One injured, one in custody in stabbing incident

One injured, one in custody in stabbing incident

ALLIANCE -- A man was transported with injuries and a suspect is in custody following a reporting stabbing incident.

Court seals complaint against robbery suspect

Court seals complaint against robbery suspect

Sheriff thanks Syracuse community and businesses for helping with investigation

Northeast Colorado authorities recover stolen car, juveniles arrested

Northeast Colorado authorities recover stolen car, juveniles arrested

Two juveniles were arrested and charges are pending against other individuals following the theft of a mint condition 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle from Logan County, Colo.

State prison sentence for homeless man, following weapon conviction

State prison sentence for homeless man, following weapon conviction

Charges stem from a Beatrice Police arrest in September, 2023

Why was voter turnout high in Cherry County?

Why was voter turnout high in Cherry County?

Statewide voter turnout in this week’s Nebraska primary election hovered around 27%. However, several counties saw significantly higher levels of participation, including Cherry County where 60% of voters participated.

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office honor fallen in Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office honor fallen in Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony

Law enforcement in Buffalo County are honoring fallen officers.

Sidney senior class leads final concert of school year

Sidney senior class leads final concert of school year

Sidney High School and Middle School held their last concert of the school year on Tuesday May 14, 2024.

Regional West Celebrates Hospital Week in May

Regional West Celebrates Hospital Week in May

Regional West is proud to celebrate its health system physicians, providers, and employees during Hospital Week May 12 through 18, 2024.

Kearney Police investigating theft of $52,000 worth of dirt bikes

Kearney Police investigating theft of $52,000 worth of dirt bikes

The Kearney Police Department is searching for a group of suspects who investigators say stole more than $50,000 in dirt bikes.

Summer reading program unveils new, more flexible format

Summer reading program unveils new, more flexible format

Enrollment for Norfolk's summer reading program is underway

Grand Island Fire Department making effort to reach Hispanic community

Grand Island Fire Department making effort to reach Hispanic community

The Grand Island Fire Department is taking steps to connect with the city's growing Hispanic population. 

2nd Annual Trish Hall Memorial Bronc Riding

2nd Annual Trish Hall Memorial Bronc Riding

POTTER -- The Good Times Rodeo Arena in Potter will be hosting the second annual Trish Hall Memorial Day Ranch Bronc riding, May 25, 2024. The event starts at 6 p.m. with gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 12 and younger.

Final beam placement signals construction milestone for Grand Island Casino Resort

Final beam placement signals construction milestone for Grand Island Casino Resort

The Grand Island Casino Resort is on track to open in early 2025.

Council tables AI program agreement for additional information

Council tables AI program agreement for additional information

The Sidney City Council Tuesday agreed to table a proposal to contract for location analytics, seeking assurance personal information is not collected.

Osborn, Dems at odds...and then there's Biden-Trump

Osborn, Dems at odds...and then there's Biden-Trump

Jane Kleeb: Osborn, “Has told the Democratic party that he wants the party’s endorsement.” Adding, Osborn is “going back on his word.”

Gage County approves new 911 agreement...and long-term funding for NGage

Gage County approves new 911 agreement...and long-term funding for NGage

Communications and economic development agreements approved by the board of supervisors

Trump's popularity fades slightly in River Country

Trump's popularity fades slightly in River Country

Otoe County among counties where Trump did the worst among Republican voters

Authorities respond to two-vehicle accident

Authorities respond to two-vehicle accident

Authorities responded to an injury accident near just east of Sidney at Cheyenne County Road 117 and U.S. Highway 30 today.

Former regent Bob Phares, student Katie Cornelio speaking Friday at UNK commencement

Former regent Bob Phares, student Katie Cornelio speaking Friday at UNK commencement

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will host its spring commencement 10 a.m. Friday at the Health and Sports Center on campus.

Nebraska students reveal how to talk to teens about drugs, vaping, alcohol

Nebraska students reveal how to talk to teens about drugs, vaping, alcohol

As high schoolers across the country graduate, it’s also a good time of year to talk to children about drugs, vaping and alcohol, but how do you have that conversation?

Miller, Radcliffe, Strommen lead in Cheyenne County

Miller, Radcliffe, Strommen lead in Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County voters advance District 1 Commissioner Randy Miller; Radcliffe, Kuhns, Fort and Buckner advance to general election.

Buffalo County primary election: Clouse has big edge in legislative race, Shelton approves swimming pool bonds

Buffalo County primary election: Clouse has big edge in legislative race, Shelton approves swimming pool bonds

A familiar face in area politics owns a big lead in a contest for a new position and other races are narrowing down their fields of candidates.

Adams County election results: Kenesaw sales tax passes, Hastings City Council races trim down

Adams County election results: Kenesaw sales tax passes, Hastings City Council races trim down

More than 7,000 Adams County residents voted in Tuesday’s primary election and influenced the future of government in the county.

Pawnee City voters reauthorize sales tax, economic development program

Pawnee City voters reauthorize sales tax, economic development program

Two-part issue passes by wide margin

Gage County Board, Beatrice City Council fields narrowed in Primary

Gage County Board, Beatrice City Council fields narrowed in Primary

Primary voting largely favored incumbent candidates

Jay Beckby, Jacque Cranson advance in Hastings mayoral race

Jay Beckby, Jacque Cranson advance in Hastings mayoral race

Jay Beckby and Jacque Cranson appear poised to advance to the general election in the race to become the next Hastings mayor.

Sheridan County primary election results

Sheridan County primary election results

Republican incumbent Dan Kling will face Democrat Kim Rosane for Sheridan County commissioner in the general election.

Bacon wins, fence mending next...then Vargas in November

Bacon wins, fence mending next...then Vargas in November

The rematch follows Bacon's win over fellow Republican Dan Frei in Tuesday's Primary.

Schwartz leads Oshkosh Council race

Schwartz leads Oshkosh Council race

Garden County's unofficial results include the city of Oshkosh with Jeannie Schwartz collected 234 votes.

Early numbers favor Radcliffe as Sidney City Council lead

Early numbers favor Radcliffe as Sidney City Council lead

Nebraska Primary Election results are being posted with the Sidney City Council getting much of the attention.

Results for Cherry County primary election

Results for Cherry County primary election

Martin DeNaeyer will likely retain his seat on the Cherry County Commission.

Northeast Nebraska Primary Election Results 2024

Northeast Nebraska Primary Election Results 2024

Here are the current results for the primary elections in the northeast Nebraska area.

Schaardt, Hallstrom advance for state Legislature

Schaardt, Hallstrom advance for state Legislature

Schaardt holds on to 47 percent of vote

Central Nebraska Election Results 2024

Central Nebraska Election Results 2024

Nebraskans are deciding who will advance to November’s general election.

Torch Run for Nebraska Special Olympics travels through Beatrice

Torch Run for Nebraska Special Olympics travels through Beatrice

Event helps mark the start of the Nebraska Special Olympics Summer Games

Work on U.S. Highway 30 to begin May 20

Work on U.S. Highway 30 to begin May 20

GERING -- Weather permitting, work will begin May 20 on U.S. 30 from Chappell to U.S. 138 West in Keith County from reference post 87.36 to reference post 108.

Canadian wildfires impacting air quality

Canadian wildfires impacting air quality

Nebraska expects air quality to be affected for the rest of May

Voter ID Laws now in effect, no difference in turnout

Voter ID Laws now in effect, no difference in turnout

With Tuesday being election day for the state of Nebraska, some minor differences make the voting process slightly different for citizens.

Firefighters respond to grass fire

Firefighters respond to grass fire

Sidney firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire at Cheyenne County Roads 32 and 101

Research shows link between Nebraska public school ACT scores and higher education

Research shows link between Nebraska public school ACT scores and higher education

Research shows a student's ACT score influences if he or she will seek post-secondary education, and where.

Judge sets bond at $2 million in Clay County murder case

Judge sets bond at $2 million in Clay County murder case

A Nebraska man accused of killing a woman two years ago is facing a seven-figure bond.

Canadian wildfires send smoke into NE, could continue into summer

Canadian wildfires send smoke into NE, could continue into summer

Nebraskans may have noticed a hazy Monday and Tuesday due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.

Procession escorted by Norfolk Police for fallen deputy

Procession escorted by Norfolk Police for fallen deputy

A procession escorted by Norfolk Police was held for an off-duty deputy who passed away last week in a tragic accident

Kearney Cinema 8 set to close one year after major renovation

Kearney Cinema 8 set to close one year after major renovation

Just one year after reopening following a massive renovation, Kearney Cinema 8 is set to close.

Medicare fraud attempt reported in Fairbury

Medicare fraud attempt reported in Fairbury

JCH&L reminds patients to never give their Medicare number, social security number or other personal information over the phone.

Actor Sean Astin to be part of Homestead Days schedule, at national park

Actor Sean Astin to be part of Homestead Days schedule, at national park

Sean Astin played the role of "Rudy" in the real-life story of Notre Dame football player, Rudy Ruettiger

Three men charged after report of man pointing a gun at Valentine house

Three men charged after report of man pointing a gun at Valentine house

Three men are facing charges after the Valentine Police Department and Cherry County Sheriff’s Office received a report about a man pointing a gun at people and a house.

Chamber director meets with Sidney School Board

Chamber director meets with Sidney School Board

Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Toshia Jones talked with the Sidney School board about a QR card that links to available services in the county.

The Nebraska GOP is rejecting all Republican congressional incumbents in Tuesday’s primary election

The Nebraska GOP is rejecting all Republican congressional incumbents in Tuesday’s primary election

In one of the most closely watched congressional races this year, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska is looking to defeat a fellow Republican in Tuesday’s primary election in his quest for reelection.

Primary voting underway, key races await outcomes

Primary voting underway, key races await outcomes

Turnout is expected to be 35 percent.

Sheriff reports armed robbery in Syracuse

Sheriff reports armed robbery in Syracuse

Clerk escaped bounds to call 911 on Mother's Day