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Weld Central runs away from Sterling in Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week
Weld Central runs away from Sterling in Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week

The Denver Broncos High School Football Game of the Week was held in northeast Colorado with Sterling hosting Weld Central.

911 back online in Panhandle after 10-hour outage

911 back online in Panhandle after 10-hour outage

911 service has been restored in the Panhandle after being out for about 10 hours Thursday night and Friday morning in all areas except Scottsbluff-Gering. 

The Conflagration will be skating through northeast Nebraska this Saturday

The Conflagration will be skating through northeast Nebraska this Saturday

This Saturday, Good Life Action Sports will be hosting its first event at the Norfolk Skate Park since its opening in 2020.

Northeast-Doane partnership provides transition for students to complete bachelor’s degrees

Northeast-Doane partnership provides transition for students to complete bachelor’s degrees

Students completing their associate's degrees at Northeast Community College now have the option to transition into a related bachelor’s degree through Doane University — at nearly the same cost.

NCN weekend brief

NCN weekend brief

Stay up to date with all the latest news from all over Nebraska!

Dawson County businesses pass alcohol inspections

Dawson County businesses pass alcohol inspections

The Nebraska State Patrol reported Dawson County businesses had 100% compliance in alcohol inspections. 

Groundbreaking for Columbus Harrah's postponed due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

Groundbreaking for Columbus Harrah's postponed due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

The groundbreaking ceremony for an eastern Nebraska casino will have to wait a little longer.

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

'I just like seeing them smile,' the 6-foot-1, 295-pound redshirt sophomore, Drake Sherman said. 'Hopefully this makes their day a little better.'

Mills County Sheriff identifies man found dead in Missouri River

Mills County Sheriff identifies man found dead in Missouri River

A body found earlier this year in the Missouri River has been identified.

Sheriff: La Vista man found dead on Highway 275 was hit by vehicle

Sheriff: La Vista man found dead on Highway 275 was hit by vehicle

Authorities say a La Vista man who was found dead on Highway 275 earlier this month was hit by a vehicle.

UNMC's Innovation Hub gets approval from Regents

UNMC's Innovation Hub gets approval from Regents

The Innovation Hub Project near Farnam Street and Saddle Creek Road will facilitate growth of research, collaboration for UNMC branches.

Box Butte County man sentenced to prison on meth charge

Box Butte County man sentenced to prison on meth charge

A judge sentenced a 25-year-old Panhandle man to prison on a meth-related charge this week in Box Butte County District Court.

Barrett appointed to State Information Technology Commission

Barrett appointed to State Information Technology Commission

Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed the president of Northeast Community College to the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

Highway 61 traffic impacted for seven hours after hay bales catch fire near Ogallala

Highway 61 traffic impacted for seven hours after hay bales catch fire near Ogallala

Highway 61 was closed off after a hay truck caught fire in Keith County. 

California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

The collision that killed two Union Pacific employees earlier this month in Southern California happened when the train slammed into 92 empty railcars that had been stored on a side track for nine months, investigators said Thursday.

LPD workplace assessment shows many female employees face sexual harassment, discrimination

LPD workplace assessment shows many female employees face sexual harassment, discrimination

On Thursday morning, Lincoln officials shared the results of a new Lincoln Police Department workplace assessment, which showed that almost half of all uniformed female respondents experienced sexual harassment or discrimination.

Chase County school bus driver cited following crash; Children remain hospitalized

Chase County school bus driver cited following crash; Children remain hospitalized

The driver of a school bus involved in a serious crash with a semi in southwest Nebraska on Tuesday has been cited. 

Two dead in overnight shooting in Bennington

Two dead in overnight shooting in Bennington

Two people are dead after a shooting incident in eastern Nebraska. 

Lincoln man arrested for second-degree murder

Lincoln man arrested for second-degree murder

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the homicide of a 48-year-old man.

Six small Nebraska towns are trying to ban abortion. Will it change anything?

Six small Nebraska towns are trying to ban abortion. Will it change anything?

Six Nebraska towns will be voting this year on whether or not they will ban abortion within city limits.

Hall County District judge denies transfer to juvenile court in Walmart shooting case

Hall County District judge denies transfer to juvenile court in Walmart shooting case

A central Nebraska judge has denied a 17-year-old's request to move a shooting case to juvenile court. 

State plan approved for EV charging network

State plan approved for EV charging network

Nebraskans will soon start seeing charging stations for their Electric Vehicles.

Sidney's annual Oktoberfest begins Friday

Sidney's annual Oktoberfest begins Friday

The City of Sidney will tap the keg at noon on Friday, Sept. 30 to mark the opening of the 2022 Oktoberfest celebration at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds.

Debate-debate finds Bacon hitting Vargas, dodges Pillen questions

Debate-debate finds Bacon hitting Vargas, dodges Pillen questions

NCN's Joe Jordan: Do you think Jim Pillen thinks debates will hurt him?
 
Rep Don Bacon: I don't know.

Verizon outage in Sidney area

Verizon outage in Sidney area

Verizon customers in the Sidney area had trouble making phone calls and sending text messages Thursday night due to a service outage.

City Manager's final evaluation pushed to later meeting

City Manager's final evaluation pushed to later meeting

The Sidney City Council voted to table its final evaluation of City Manager David Scott until after a further meeting with the heads of every city department.

Doane Engineering Program new accreditation affords students, school more opportunities

Doane Engineering Program new accreditation affords students, school more opportunities

CRETE, NE — After launching their Bachelor’s in Engineering Program six years ago, Doane University has earned accreditation for the program.

Scottsbluff Inn manager arrested on drug, weapon, child abuse charges

Scottsbluff Inn manager arrested on drug, weapon, child abuse charges

A motel manager in the Panhandle was arrested this week on multiple charges.

Chadron hospital worker receives prestigious award

Chadron hospital worker receives prestigious award

With her family in attendance, Chadron Community Hospital's Diana Lecher was honored with the Leading Light Award last week.

Occupants escape injury as car catches fire near Norfolk

Occupants escape injury as car catches fire near Norfolk

A vehicle suffered serious damage, but its occupants were able to escape injury, after the vehicle caught fire Thursday afternoon in northeast Nebraska.

Sheriff investigates Highway 75 accident

Sheriff investigates Highway 75 accident

Pickup truck and trailer crossed field road into a stand of trees

Talmage re-elects fire board

Talmage re-elects fire board

New election cuts Gottwald and DeGroot from fire board, recognizes Schroeder and Teten

NCN Friday morning brief

NCN Friday morning brief

Stay up to date with all the latest news from all over Nebraska!

Grand Island man sentenced for meth-related charges

Grand Island man sentenced for meth-related charges

A 39-year-old Grand Island man was sentenced to over nine years in prison for meth-related charges. 

Team Jack Radiothon draws in listeners, important funds

Team Jack Radiothon draws in listeners, important funds

The Team Jack Radio-thon took place Thursday, rallying support from stations across Nebraska.

Life-Net called for Cass County car accident

Life-Net called for Cass County car accident

One person was taken to a hospital by helicopter after a car accident in southeast Nebraska.

19-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide in Lexington fatal accident

19-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide in Lexington fatal accident

A Central Nebraska teenager is facing charges after a fatal accident over the weekend.

Lancaster County doctor arrested for sexual assault

Lancaster County doctor arrested for sexual assault

A southeast Nebraska doctor is in custody for alleged sexual assaults of his patients earlier this year.

Nebraska joins lawsuit against pesticide makers for anticompetitive practices

Nebraska joins lawsuit against pesticide makers for anticompetitive practices

Nebraska AG Doug Peterson has joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 10 states and the Federal Trade Commission in filing a lawsuit against pesticide makers Syngenta and Corteva, alleging anticompetitive practices that have harmed farmers. 

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike.

Drug hearings for two Scottsbluff residents

Drug hearings for two Scottsbluff residents

Police in the panhandle reported finding over seven grams of meth during a home search.

Downtown Norfolk escape room to open its doors (and lock people inside)

Downtown Norfolk escape room to open its doors (and lock people inside)

One new Northeast Nebraska business is bringing the sense of crime, mystery, and problem-solving during its opening this weekend.

Bacon undergoes emergency appendectomy

Bacon undergoes emergency appendectomy

Congressman Don Bacon, who represents Nebraska's second district, underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday night, his office said Thursday morning.

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Chuy: The Pet of the Week

Chuy: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Chuy, you can contact the Paws and Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

ACLU criticizes dress code policies in 15 Nebraska school districts

ACLU criticizes dress code policies in 15 Nebraska school districts

The ACLU of Nebraska evaluated the dress codes of Nebraska's largest school districts, issuing sharp criticism in most cases.

Buffett’s company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

Buffett’s company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

Warren Buffett’s company picked up another $368 million worth of Occidental Petroleum stock this week to give it control of nearly 21% of the oil producer.

Nebraska joins five other states in challenging Biden's loan forgiveness program

Nebraska joins five other states in challenging Biden's loan forgiveness program

Nebraska is one of six states filing a challenge to President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program.

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

An Osceola man is accused of trying to kill a Hastings Police officer in connection to an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

Chadron School Board Cuts Property Tax Rate And Budget

Chadron School Board Cuts Property Tax Rate And Budget

The Chadron School Board last night approved its budget and property tax request, but not before cutting the property tax rate by 2-cents per hundred, trimming the dollar amount by about $124,000. 

OPD: Man booked for charges related to August homicide

OPD: Man booked for charges related to August homicide

After allegedly escaping custody in Arkansas, authorities have booked 20-year-old Wuanya Smith.

Pillen goes from roads and broadband ‘not that bad’ to ‘not acceptable,’ won’t explain

Pillen goes from roads and broadband ‘not that bad’ to ‘not acceptable,’ won’t explain

Major course correction an arguable flip-flop

OPD investigating after 13-year-old boy found fatally shot

OPD investigating after 13-year-old boy found fatally shot

Omaha Police said they are investigating a homicide that happened on Wednesday night. 

Pregnant woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Omaha

Pregnant woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Omaha

A pregnant woman has died from her injuries after being struck by an SUV earlier this week.

Overturned livestock trailer leads to loose hogs on I-80

Overturned livestock trailer leads to loose hogs on I-80

Several hogs were loose along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska after a crash Wednesday.

Woman convicted in Lancaster County goes missing from CCC-L

Woman convicted in Lancaster County goes missing from CCC-L

A woman initially sentenced on a burglary conviction has gone missing from a correctional facility in Lincoln.

Lancaster County grass fire contained by firefighters

Lancaster County grass fire contained by firefighters

Crete Assistant Fire Chief James Yost said the cause of the fire was possibly from a swather cutting hay.

Doane breaks ground on new president's home

Doane breaks ground on new president's home

CRETE, NE — A university in southeast Nebraska will soon have a new space for its leader to live. Wednesday, Doane broke ground on a new president's residence.

Scottsbluff man arrested after missing court date for drug-related charge

Scottsbluff man arrested after missing court date for drug-related charge

A Scottsbluff man is behind bars after ?missing ?his court appearance.

Hastings College Mural Day sparks creativity, draws 38 high schools

Hastings College Mural Day sparks creativity, draws 38 high schools

On Mural Day, Hastings College is the hub of high school art in Nebraska.

Scottsbluff Police Department warns of utility scam calls

Scottsbluff Police Department warns of utility scam calls

The Scottsbluff Police Department is aware that several citizens have been contacted via-telephone by subject(s) posing as officials of local electrical utilities.

Streets, police, aquatic center: campaign pushing for Norfolk improvements kicks off

Streets, police, aquatic center: campaign pushing for Norfolk improvements kicks off

In November, voters around the area will have a chance to vote and make it happen.

Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people are in custody after a brief standoff in central Nebraska.

GIPD investigates open fraud case in unpaid for Eakes products

GIPD investigates open fraud case in unpaid for Eakes products

The Grand Island Police Department is investigating a fraud situation reported by Eakes Office Plus.

LPD makes arrest in connection to August homicide

LPD makes arrest in connection to August homicide

The Lincoln Police Department arrested a man on Wednesday for a homicide from August.