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Nebraska man sentenced to 18 months in prison for threatening Colorado election official
Nebraska man sentenced to 18 months in prison for threatening Colorado election official

A Nebraska man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for online threats he made against Colorado’s top elections official.

Firefighter dies while battling wildfire in Nebraska Sandhills

Firefighter dies while battling wildfire in Nebraska Sandhills

A firefighter died while actively fighting the Bovee Fire in the Nebraska Sandhills on Sunday, according to Region 26 Emergency Management.

Highway opens, Bovee Fire still zero percent contained

Highway opens, Bovee Fire still zero percent contained

After being notified of the Bovee Fire, just after 12:30 p.m. CT, 15,000 acres have burned and zero percent has yet to be contained, but Highway 2 has opened.

Officials: 15,000 acres burned by Bovee Fire

Officials: 15,000 acres burned by Bovee Fire

Over 15,000 acres have been burned by a fire in central Nebraska.

Wildfire forces evacuations in Village of Halsey

Wildfire forces evacuations in Village of Halsey

A major wildfire in the Bessey Ranger District forced the evacuation of the Village of Halsey in central Nebraska Sunday.

Ex-NSA worker charged with trying to sell US secrets

Ex-NSA worker charged with trying to sell US secrets

A former National Security Agency employee from Colorado is accused of trying to sell classified information to a hostile foreign government in an attempt to pay off his debts and “help balance” the world’s scales.

Governor debate: Noem for abortion ban, Smith wants changes

Governor debate: Noem for abortion ban, Smith wants changes

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says that if re-elected she will uphold the state’s abortion ban that provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

Several cows killed by anthrax in western South Dakota

Several cows killed by anthrax in western South Dakota

Several cows have died of anthrax in western South Dakota, officials said Tuesday.

Denver woman sentenced in meth conspiracy

Denver woman sentenced in meth conspiracy

A 35-year-old Colorado woman was sentenced to federal court in Lincoln on Monday for drug charges. 

Brother accused of fatally strangling sister in South Dakota

Brother accused of fatally strangling sister in South Dakota

A South Dakota man accused of killing his sister by strangulation is being held on $100,000 cash bond.

Colorado police release video of police car with suspect inside hit by a train

Colorado police release video of police car with suspect inside hit by a train

Colorado police have released videos showing a train hitting a police cruiser in which a detained suspect was handcuffed.

Planned drainage of Lake Ogallala to affect three boating accesses in the fall

Planned drainage of Lake Ogallala to affect three boating accesses in the fall

Nebraska Game and Parks is scheduling and planned drainage of Lake Ogallala.

Reported 'dumpster on fire' turns out to be vehicle on fire in Ogallala

Reported 'dumpster on fire' turns out to be vehicle on fire in Ogallala

No injuries were reported when a vehicle caught fire in Ogallala Sunday morning.

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is under investigation for using a state-owned airplane to fly to political events and bring family members with her on trips.

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

A man died after a police encounter in a Denver suburb in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained, according to an amended autopsy report publicly released Friday.

Grab 'Any ol' barstool': Johnson and Aldean to perform at NEBRASKAland Days

Grab 'Any ol' barstool': Johnson and Aldean to perform at NEBRASKAland Days

Cody Johnson and Jason Aldean were announced for the 2023 Summer Jam Concert Series Lineup Presented by Viaero Wireless.

North Platte leaders approves consent for lenders for Sustainable Beef, LLC

North Platte leaders approves consent for lenders for Sustainable Beef, LLC

The North Platte Community Redevelopment Authority passed a resolution approving consent to assignments for Sustainable Beef LLC redevelopment for lenders during an early meeting Thursday.

Head-On Crash In Box Elder Kills 1, Injuries 4

Head-On Crash In Box Elder Kills 1, Injuries 4

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says one person was killed and 3 injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on a Pennington County road inside the Box Elder City limits.

South Dakota AG plans to hire missing Indigenous coordinator

South Dakota AG plans to hire missing Indigenous coordinator

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo announced Tuesday that he plans to hire a law enforcement officer to coordinate investigation into the disappearance and murder of Indigenous people.

Sheriff says no danger to Merino school, community after reported threat

Sheriff says no danger to Merino school, community after reported threat

A northeast Colorado school sheltered in place early Thursday after receiving reports of a man driving in the area with a rifle.

Authorities: North Platte man acted in self-defense in shooting of friend

Authorities: North Platte man acted in self-defense in shooting of friend

Just before midnight on Sunday a 26-year old man was found shot in the chest at the Welcome INN in North Platte.

Ethics board keeps 'action' secret on complaint against Noem

Ethics board keeps 'action' secret on complaint against Noem

A South Dakota ethics board is keeping it a secret what action it took after finding there was evidence Gov. Kristi Noem improperly intervened in her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license.

Republican round-up brings candidates to west central Nebraska

Republican round-up brings candidates to west central Nebraska

Republican nominees and candidates from all over the state of Nebraska are gathering in North Platte to speak to the public.

Keith County non-profit wins Commonwealth Award

Keith County non-profit wins Commonwealth Award

The Keep Keith County Beautiful nonprofit won the Commonwealth Award at the annual Nebraska Recycling Conference in Lincoln.

Single vehicle accident claims life of motorcyle rider

Single vehicle accident claims life of motorcyle rider

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 43-year old male motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon when his bike crashed near Spearfish. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family members.

Sheriff: 2 small planes collide mid-air near Denver, 3 dead

Sheriff: 2 small planes collide mid-air near Denver, 3 dead

Colorado authorities say three people are dead after two small airplanes collided in mid-air near Denver.

On the Colorado River, growing concern for trout and chub

On the Colorado River, growing concern for trout and chub

To guide fishing trips for a year or two, that’s what brought Terry Gunn to the red canyons of northern Arizona. The chance to hike, raft and fly fish drew Wendy Hanvold, a retired ski bum, who took a job there waiting tables at an anglers lodge.

Procession, funeral held for slain Colorado police officer

Procession, funeral held for slain Colorado police officer

Hundreds of people, including police officers from throughout Colorado, paid tribute Friday during a procession and funeral service for a suburban Denver police officer who was fatally shot while trying to break up a family disturbance.

Colorado man convicted in 1982 slayings of 2 women

Colorado man convicted in 1982 slayings of 2 women

A Colorado man has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the cold case slayings of two women whose bodies were found near the mountain resort town of Breckenridge in 1982.

Pine Ridge Reservation man gets nearly 37 years in prison on numerous charges

Pine Ridge Reservation man gets nearly 37 years in prison on numerous charges

A Pine Ridge Reservation man has been sentenced to nearly 37 years in prison on assault, weapons, and sex offender charges. 

100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

The intensifying crisis facing the Colorado River amounts to what is fundamentally a math problem.

Lake Ogallala to be drained

Lake Ogallala to be drained

Water levels at Lake Ogallala will be going down, but the drought has nothing to do with it. 

Gov. Kristi Noem's activity to be limited after back surgery

Gov. Kristi Noem's activity to be limited after back surgery

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has disclosed that she recently underwent back surgery to treat an injury impacting her spine.

Colorado police officer killed, suspect in custody

Colorado police officer killed, suspect in custody

A police officer in the Colorado city of Arvada was killed in the line of duty and a suspect has been arrested, the Arvada Police Department said Sunday.

Chief Justice John Roberts defends legitimacy of court

Chief Justice John Roberts defends legitimacy of court

Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday defended the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution, saying its role should not be called into question just because people disagree with its decisions.

South Dakota tribes buy land near Wounded Knee massacre site

South Dakota tribes buy land near Wounded Knee massacre site

Two American Indian tribes in South Dakota have agreed to purchase 40 acres of land near the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

TIF study passes first public hearing after tie breaking vote by North Platte mayor

TIF study passes first public hearing after tie breaking vote by North Platte mayor

Homeowners expressed concerns about a proposed housing subdivision in their neighborhood at Tuesday’s North Platte City Council meeting.

South Dakota Settles Voting Rights Lawsuit With Oglala Sioux And Rosebud Sioux Tribes

South Dakota Settles Voting Rights Lawsuit With Oglala Sioux And Rosebud Sioux Tribes

The South Dakota Secretary of State’ Office will create a voting rights coordinator position and train state agencies on how to comply with federal voting rights laws as part of a settlement with the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Tribes.

Snow plows clearing roads in northern Wyoming

Snow plows clearing roads in northern Wyoming

While the Sidney area experienced their coldest temperatures of the summer on Friday, it was even cooler in the mountains in northern Wyoming.

Semi-tractor-trailer rollover involves livestock in Keith County

Semi-tractor-trailer rollover involves livestock in Keith County

The Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rollover accident involving a semi-tractor-trailer hauling livestock at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday in Keith County.

Noem sought to avoid ethics hearing, seal off records

Noem sought to avoid ethics hearing, seal off records

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem asked a state ethics board to dismiss a complaint against her without a public hearing and to seal off certain records.

Wreckless motorcycle driver wanted by police

Wreckless motorcycle driver wanted by police

A high-speed pursuit of a motorcycle has the Nebraska State Patrol and North Platte Police Department requesting aid from the public in identifying the rider who took law enforcement on the pursuit across at least two counties.

Thomas Gann officially announced as the new Veterans Service Officer of Lincoln County

Thomas Gann officially announced as the new Veterans Service Officer of Lincoln County

At the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting at the Lincoln County Courthouse Tuesday, a final decision has been made on who will replace Paul Cooper, who is retiring from the Veteran Service Officer position.

Motorcycle rider dies in single vehicle crash on Highway 385 in South Dakota

Motorcycle rider dies in single vehicle crash on Highway 385 in South Dakota

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 72-year old man was killed about 10:30 Saturday night when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 385 north of Hill City.

Bail Set In Rapid City Double Homicide

Bail Set In Rapid City Double Homicide

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for one of 5 people taken into custody for a double homicide last month at a Rapid City apartment.

Ogallala house fire injures firefighter, claims family pets

Ogallala house fire injures firefighter, claims family pets

One firefighter was injured and a family's pets were killed in a large house fire on West 4th Street in Ogallala early Monday morning.

Man Killed In Shootout With Casper Police

Man Killed In Shootout With Casper Police

Two Casper police officers shot and killed a man about 2:00 Friday morning after he’d fired at them at McKenzie Lake Park.

Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pennington County Sheriff Sign History Memorandum Of Mutual Support

Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pennington County Sheriff Sign History Memorandum Of Mutual Support

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Dept of Public Safety and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have signed a “Memorandum of Mutual Support” to join forces in tackling the growing crime rate in the region. 

North Platte PD: Potential threat unable to be corroborated

North Platte PD: Potential threat unable to be corroborated

The North Platte Police Department said Friday that it could not corroborate an alleged threat made toward Adams Middle School.

Walmart announces equity investment in Sustainable Beef, LLC

Walmart announces equity investment in Sustainable Beef, LLC

Walmart is now working with the area’s newest rancher-owned company, Sustainable Beef LLC.

McCook woman sentenced for federal meth conviction

McCook woman sentenced for federal meth conviction

A 46-year-old McCook woman was sentenced to prison following a federal meth conviction.

Brady votes to send abortion ban to November ballot

Brady votes to send abortion ban to November ballot

On Wednesday, August 24, the Village Board of Brady voted to pass a resolution sending an ordinance to the November ballot that would make performing an abortion or aiding and abetting an abortion illegal within the jurisdiction of the Village of Brady.

North Platte investigating threat against middle school

North Platte investigating threat against middle school

Authorities are investigating a threat made to a central Nebraska middle school.

UNK senior Trevor Gordanier works with military satellite system during summer internship

UNK senior Trevor Gordanier works with military satellite system during summer internship

Trevor Gordanier isn’t worried about finding a job after graduation.

Man killed in Colorado mountains after 'speed flying' crash

Man killed in Colorado mountains after 'speed flying' crash

A man has been killed in the mountains of central Colorado after crashing while speed flying, which involves descending from heights using a specialized canopy that’s similar to a paraglider.

Hee-haw: Burro racing gains popularity in Colorado

Hee-haw: Burro racing gains popularity in Colorado

At the sound of gunfire, the burros take off in a sprint, so fast that the trail runners gripping their lead ropes are at risk of getting dragged down the pavement of historic Harrison Avenue.

Colorado mom guilty of Qanon kidnapping conspiracy

Colorado mom guilty of Qanon kidnapping conspiracy

A Colorado mother accused of plotting to kidnap her son from foster care after her teen daughter said she started associating with supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory was found guilty of conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping on Friday.

Hershey votes to send abortion ban to November Ballot

Hershey votes to send abortion ban to November Ballot

The resolution to send the ordinance to the ballot passed 4-1 with board members Thomas Wolfgang, Loren Johnson, Carol Hernandez, and Todd Streeter voting in favor of the measure and board member LeAnn Ellis voting against the measure.

PETA seeking video footage pertaining to alleged animal mistreatment

PETA seeking video footage pertaining to alleged animal mistreatment

Officials at PETA are seeking livestream video of a central Nebraska meat facility after it says it obtained government reports of animal abuse.

Man avoids arrest and drives through school barricades

Man avoids arrest and drives through school barricades

An Alliance man who had three arrest warrants is behind bars after attempting to flee arrest in a vehicle that was reportedly stolen.

Narcotic violation at Walmart leads to high-speed pursuit

Narcotic violation at Walmart leads to high-speed pursuit

Scottsbluff officers arrested four women after a high-speed pursuit.

Gun advocacy groups sue more Colorado cities over controls

Gun advocacy groups sue more Colorado cities over controls

BOULDER (AP) — Two gun rights organizations filed federal court lawsuits Thursday challenging bans on semi-automatic weapons and magazine ammunition restrictions adopted by two Colorado cities.

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.

Grant native recognized as one of top young coaches in Texas

Grant native recognized as one of top young coaches in Texas

A western Nebraska native is being recognized as one of the top football coaches in a state rich with talent.

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.