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Game and Parks officers to participate in BUI awareness and enforcement campaign July 2-4
Game and Parks officers to participate in BUI awareness and enforcement campaign July 2-4

As part of a national effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will participate July 2-4 in Operation Dry Water.

Enders Reservoir SRA Extravaganza

Enders Reservoir SRA Extravaganza

Enjoy music, barbeque, and many hands-on activities at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area on Saturday, June 25.

PCSO commends deputy for help in fire

PCSO commends deputy for help in fire

Pennington County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Lindquist lends a hand during a fire at the Cactus Bar in Wall.

Escaped inmate back in custody in Rapid City

Escaped inmate back in custody in Rapid City

A state prison inmate who was placed on escape status earlier this month is back in custody.

Special elk depredation season designated in southwest Nebraska

Special elk depredation season designated in southwest Nebraska

A special elk depredation season has been ordered for July in a portion of southwest Nebraska because of excessive crop damage caused by elk.

Pine Ridge woman makes initial court appearance in death of child

Pine Ridge woman makes initial court appearance in death of child

A Pine Ridge Reservation woman accused of murder in the death of a child under the age of seven made her first appearance in federal court Wednesday afternoon.

Man dies after raft overturns in northern Colorado

Man dies after raft overturns in northern Colorado

Authorities say a man died after the raft he was on overturned in northern Colorado’s Poudre River.

Name Released In May 25 Fatal Fire In Hot Springs

Name Released In May 25 Fatal Fire In Hot Springs

Fall River County authorities have released the name of the elderly Hot Springs woman killed when her house caught fire on May 25.

Troopers locate missing Indiana minor near Kearney

Troopers locate missing Indiana minor near Kearney

Nebraska State Patrol Troopers said they found a missing 13-year-old girl from Indiana and have arrested a Colorado man after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 on Wednesday. 

Brush School Administrator posted bond after sexual exploitation of child

Brush School Administrator posted bond after sexual exploitation of child

The Brush Police Department arrest another school administrator as the investigation into the sexting scandal continues.

Over 30 grams of meth found in Scottsbluff house

Over 30 grams of meth found in Scottsbluff house

A search warrant leads authorities to over 30 grams of meth.

11-year-old calls in a domestic disturbance to Scottsbluff Police

11-year-old calls in a domestic disturbance to Scottsbluff Police

A Scottsbluff man is facing Felony domestic abuse charges after an 11-year-old calls 911.

17 fentanyl pills are found in a Scottsbluff business

17 fentanyl pills are found in a Scottsbluff business

A 30-year-old Gering man is arrested after unknowingly leaving narcotics behind at a gas station.

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape 'dramatically changed'

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape 'dramatically changed'

Historic floodwaters that raged through Yellowstone National Park may have permanently altered the course of a popular fishing river and left the sweeping landscape forever changed.

Nebraska towns hit record-high temps

Nebraska towns hit record-high temps

Three Nebraskan towns reached new record highs for Monday, June 13th.

Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas are fully booked from July 1-5 for overnight campgrounds, including beach campsites.

SPD: Over 100 fentanyl pills on 25-year-old outside of Maverik gas station

SPD: Over 100 fentanyl pills on 25-year-old outside of Maverik gas station

A South Dakota man was arrested after Scottsbluff Police reportedly found several different controlled substances in his truck.

Yellowstone floods wipe out roads, bridges, strand visitors

Yellowstone floods wipe out roads, bridges, strand visitors

Flooding has wiped out roads and bridges and closed off all entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the onset of the busy summer tourist season.

The 2022 Heritage on the Plains Fourth of July celebration in Sterling, CO

The 2022 Heritage on the Plains Fourth of July celebration in Sterling, CO

Heritage on the plains is coming back to Pioneer Park.

Senator John Stinner receives an award for his work regarding mental health in Nebraska

Senator John Stinner receives an award for his work regarding mental health in Nebraska

State Senator John Stinner (District 48) from Gering, Nebraska was recognized for his work in mental health and substance use in Nebraska.

Portions of Panhandle dealing with degraded air quality

Portions of Panhandle dealing with degraded air quality

The National Weather Service announced an Air Quality Alert for southeast Wyoming until 9 p.m. Monday night.

Woman facing felony meth charges after public disturbance

Woman facing felony meth charges after public disturbance

Scottsbluff Police arrested a 26-year-old woman on meth charges.

Police find meth at Scottsbluff Motel

Police find meth at Scottsbluff Motel

Scottsbluff officers arrested a man after they found over a gram of meth in his hotel room.

Woman banned from Grand Teton in missing man false report

Woman banned from Grand Teton in missing man false report

A woman accused of intentionally providing wrong information in the search for a missing Irish hiker in Grand Teton National Park has been banned from the park and ordered to pay restitution.

Texas 18-year-old charged with killing newborn in Colorado

Texas 18-year-old charged with killing newborn in Colorado

A Texas 18-year-old was charged with first-degree murder Friday in the stabbing of her baby after giving birth on her own while visiting Colorado with family, prosecutors said.

Deputy fatally shoots man after confrontation

Deputy fatally shoots man after confrontation

A man is dead following a shooting involving a Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Friday night in Silver Plume.

North Platte Police awarded funds toward bulletproof vest

North Platte Police awarded funds toward bulletproof vest

The North Platte Police Department is beefing up its protection, thanks to a recent infusion of funds from a statewide program.

Colorado fire department responds to two vehicle fires

Colorado fire department responds to two vehicle fires

Merino Volunteer Fire Department investigated two vehicle fires Thursday afternoon. 

One dead after shooting in North Platte

One dead after shooting in North Platte

One man is dead and another is in serious condition after a shooting in North Platte. 

Names Released In Fatal Accident Near Rapid City

Names Released In Fatal Accident Near Rapid City

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names from a fatal accident last Tuesday afternoon on Hwy 16 near Rapid City.

Man Arrested For Shooting At Highway Workers Near Rapid City

Man Arrested For Shooting At Highway Workers Near Rapid City

South Dakota authorities have arrested a Rapid City man for allegedly firing shots at construction workers along Hwy 79 south of Rapid City Monday afternoon. 

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 For Kidnapping FBI Specialist On Pine Ridge Reservation

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 For Kidnapping FBI Specialist On Pine Ridge Reservation

A federal grand jury has indicted three people for allegedly kidnapping an FBI victim specialist while on duty last month on the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

Brush schools respond to 'unnecessary,' 'inflammatory' police press release

Brush schools respond to 'unnecessary,' 'inflammatory' police press release

A press release from the Brush Police Department accusing a school administrator of sexual exploitation of students drew criticism from the Brush School District last week. 

37 year old sentenced on possession of machine gun

37 year old sentenced on possession of machine gun

37-year old Jose Rodriguez was sentenced in the federal court of Lincoln, Nebraska for possession of a machine gun.

Victim IDs released in coal slide at Colorado power plant

Victim IDs released in coal slide at Colorado power plant

Two men who died after they were buried in a coal slide at a Colorado electricity generating plant last week have been identified.

Colorado inmate gets 48 years for kidnapping, killing woman

Colorado inmate gets 48 years for kidnapping, killing woman

A man who was charged in the death of a woman who went missing in northern Colorado in 2018 pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping.

Police: Brush school administrator illegally collected images of students

Police: Brush school administrator illegally collected images of students

School administrator posted bond and was released from jail after being arrested for sexual exploitation of students.

Pine Ridge Reservation Man ID’ed As Victim In Fatal Crash

Pine Ridge Reservation Man ID’ed As Victim In Fatal Crash

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Pine Ridge Reservation man as the person killed over the noon hour Friday in a one-vehicle accident in the Black Hills on Interstate 90.

16-year-old cited after causing rollover accident on Highway 26

16-year-old cited after causing rollover accident on Highway 26

Two drivers were transported to the hospital after Scottsbluff Police responded to a two car rollover accident.

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

One Ukrainanian is touring the U.S., stopping in Nebraska, to share how farmers in Ukraine are hit by the Russian invasion.

Trump draws big, enthusiastic crowd to Casper rally

Trump draws big, enthusiastic crowd to Casper rally

Former President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic full-house crowd Saturday  when he brought his Save America rally series to the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.

Spring snow storm strands Memorial Day travelers in northwest Wyoming

Spring snow storm strands Memorial Day travelers in northwest Wyoming

A major spring snow storm dumped more than three feet of snow and stranded travelers on Highway 296 near Cody in northwest Wyoming Monday.

North Platte police find body in a vehicle during welfare check

North Platte police find body in a vehicle during welfare check

On Saturday afternoon, North Platte police were contacted by a man concerned about a vehicle he had seen sitting in the same spot for some time.

New Martin Bay boat ramp opens at Lake McConaughy in time for Memorial Day traffic

New Martin Bay boat ramp opens at Lake McConaughy in time for Memorial Day traffic

Boaters have a new way to access Lake McConaughy thanks to a new entrance at Martin Bay.

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

Police believe an overnight fire in Wyoming that damaged a building being renovated to house a new abortion clinic was deliberately set.

Man found guilty of 8 charges after paralyzing victim

Man found guilty of 8 charges after paralyzing victim

A Pine Ridge man, accused in a shooting that left the victim partially paralyzed, has been found guilty of eight federal charges.

MADD recognizes 12 state troopers for DUI enforcement, education

MADD recognizes 12 state troopers for DUI enforcement, education

A dozen Nebraska State Troopers have been recognized for their efforts to keep Nebraska roads safe through impaired driving enforcement and education.

Charges amended for Harlie Saathoff

Charges amended for Harlie Saathoff

Harlie Saathoff of North Platte has been in the Lincoln County Jail in North Platte since the November 12, 2020 death of her boyfriend Bryce Wood of North Platte.

Sutherland honors three veterans with quilts of valor

Sutherland honors three veterans with quilts of valor

On Sunday, May 22, the Quilts of Valor organization continued its mission of honoring veterans touched by war.

Two Pine Ridge Reservation Dams Getting Federal Infrastructure Funds For Repairs

Two Pine Ridge Reservation Dams Getting Federal Infrastructure Funds For Repairs

A pair of dams on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will get safety repairs as part of $29 million DOLLARS in funding from the federal infrastructure deal. 

Western Arts; North Platte rodeo is featuring a trick rider and trick roper

Western Arts; North Platte rodeo is featuring a trick rider and trick roper

A pair of western entertainers will hit the “stage” at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte June 15th through the 18th.

Commissioners approve ban on fireworks in Keith County this year

Commissioners approve ban on fireworks in Keith County this year

Discharging fireworks and firework sales have been banned in Keith County, including Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala, this year.

Weather service confirms weak tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska

Weather service confirms weak tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska

The National Weather Service has confirmed a series of weak tornadoes across rural parts of northwestern Kansas and a county in southwestern Nebraska along the Kansas line.

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

A wildfire is still burning at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Officials updated us today...

Wildfire burning at Nebraska National Forest near Halsey

Wildfire burning at Nebraska National Forest near Halsey

Several agencies and fire departments are on scene battling a wildfire at the Nebraska National Forest Near Halsey.

Health officials urge parents to avoid ‘dangerous’ homemade recipes

Health officials urge parents to avoid ‘dangerous’ homemade recipes

As parents around the nation scramble to grapple with a shortage of baby formula products, local health officials are urging families to not panic as there are local resources that can help.

Oglala Lakota College promotes VP Dawn Frank to succeed retiring president

Oglala Lakota College promotes VP Dawn Frank to succeed retiring president

Oglala Lakota College Vice President Dr Dawn Frank has been named the school’s next president, succeeding the retiring Dr Thomas Shortbull.

Northeastern Colorado police investigating school staff member for alleged possession of child pornography

Northeastern Colorado police investigating school staff member for alleged possession of child pornography

A Brush school staff member is under investigation after they reportedly collected pornographic images of children when school staff was investigating students sexting.

Sheriff's office investigating death of hiker in Black Hills

Sheriff's office investigating death of hiker in Black Hills

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says a 51-year person from Alexandria, Minn, died Friday afternoon while hiking in the Black Hills. The hiker’s name has not been released.

Sutherland Water Project helped farmers and economy

Sutherland Water Project helped farmers and economy

Back in 1920, government officials and farmers collaborated to find irrigation solutions.

Multiple vehicles crash on Highway 30 in dust storm west of North Platte

Multiple vehicles crash on Highway 30 in dust storm west of North Platte

A section of Highway 30 west of North Platte was closed Thursday afternoon due to a multiple-vehicle accident during a dust storm.

Sweeping fentanyl bill caps Colorado lawmakers' 2022 session

Sweeping fentanyl bill caps Colorado lawmakers' 2022 session

Colorado’s Democratic-led Legislature capped its 2020 session by passing a bill designed to confront the fentanyl crisis.

Red flag warning continues for northeast Colorado

Red flag warning continues for northeast Colorado

The National Weather Service office in Denver is strongly discouraging outdoor burning, or any outdoor activity that may produce a spark and cause wildfire, during a red flag warning for northeast Colorado Thursday.

One person dies in two-vehicle accident in southwest Nebraska

One person dies in two-vehicle accident in southwest Nebraska

One person died in a fatality accident on Highway 6 in Chase County in southwest Nebraska on Sunday.

Vehicle accident closes Highway 61 south of Hyannis

Vehicle accident closes Highway 61 south of Hyannis

A vehicle accident closed both lanes of Highway 61 south of Hyannis Sunday morning.