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NCN weekend brief
NCN weekend brief

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Otoe County pushes for more child care providers

Otoe County pushes for more child care providers

Camaraderie at Syracuse meeting raises hopes for growing child care capacity

Police: Active shooter told over 20 times to drop his rifle

Police: Active shooter told over 20 times to drop his rifle

OPD: Seven minutes from first 911 call until police shoot and kill 32-year-old Joseph Jones.

WEC warden dies same day as retirement

WEC warden dies same day as retirement

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced the passing a a 75-year-old woman who was a Work Ethic Camp warden. 

CPD Citizens' Police Academy aims to bring public closer to law enforcement

CPD Citizens' Police Academy aims to bring public closer to law enforcement

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of the police department.

Pillen appoints former Norfolk mayor Scheer to University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Pillen appoints former Norfolk mayor Scheer to University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen announced he is appointing Jim Scheer to serve as the District 3 Regent on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. 

UNK students, Special Olympics athletes team up through new partnership

UNK students, Special Olympics athletes team up through new partnership

University of Nebraska at Kearney students and Special Olympics athletes shared the court Wednesday evening inside the Health and Sports Center on campus.

Nebraska community colleges oppose elimination of property tax authority

Nebraska community colleges oppose elimination of property tax authority

Southeast Community College official says bill would end modernization of college facilities

A new way to value Nebraska agriculture land for taxation, under committee review

A new way to value Nebraska agriculture land for taxation, under committee review

Revenue committee takes up bill to consider income producing capacity.....not market value

Johnny Carson Foundation offers assistance for transit services in Norfolk

Johnny Carson Foundation offers assistance for transit services in Norfolk

The efforts to resume public transportation services in Norfolk have potentially received a significant boost.

County Commissioners meet Monday

County Commissioners meet Monday

The Cheyenne County Commissioners are scheduled to meet 8 a.m. Monday, February 6 at the commissioners meeting room.

Northeast awarded $843K in counseling grants

Northeast awarded $843K in counseling grants

The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska has announced awardees in the first round of its American Rescue Plan Act funding, with grants totaling $19.5 million.

North Platte events receive grant awards

North Platte events receive grant awards

A southwestern Nebraska tourism organization has announced over $60,000 worth of grants intended to support community events.

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, missing

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, missing

A 54-year-old inmate didn't return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln after his community job. 

Fairbury and Jansen Fire Departments Battle Thursday Night Fire

Fairbury and Jansen Fire Departments Battle Thursday Night Fire

FAIRBURY - Fire Crews from Fairbury and Jansen responded to a structure fire Thursday night in rural Jefferson County.

Morning structure fire in Norfolk, cause determined to be electrical

Morning structure fire in Norfolk, cause determined to be electrical

Firefighters battled flames and frigid temperatures in northeast Nebraska early Friday.

Unlikely champs: NorthStar, program for Black Omaha boys, wins lacrosse title

Unlikely champs: NorthStar, program for Black Omaha boys, wins lacrosse title

In 2022, Omaha's NorthStar Foundation got the unlikeliest of state titles.

Chinese spy balloon over Nebraska City?

Chinese spy balloon over Nebraska City?

Meteorologists expect the balloon to travel over northeastern Kansas and southern Missouri by Saturday morning

Western Nebraska Arts Center announces IMAGE winners

Western Nebraska Arts Center announces IMAGE winners

Western Nebraska Arts Center has announced its annual IMAGE Show winners.

NCN Friday morning brief

NCN Friday morning brief

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19-year-old from Schuyler killed in Highway 15 crash near Clarkson

19-year-old from Schuyler killed in Highway 15 crash near Clarkson

A 19-year-old from Schuyler was killed in a northeast Nebraska crash Thursday afternoon.

Chadron State College Theatre presents ‘Working’ in February

Chadron State College Theatre presents ‘Working’ in February

The Chadron State College Theatre department opens its 2023 spring season with Working, a musical adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers.

More than 100 students compete in Best of the West Invitational

More than 100 students compete in Best of the West Invitational

The event was the largest to date with 106 high school students from Alliance, Chadron, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Morrill, Omaha, Sidney, and Valentine participating.

Parents of kidnapped Grand Island kids thank police, Alda man for bringing them home safe

Parents of kidnapped Grand Island kids thank police, Alda man for bringing them home safe

What seemed like a normal outing for Yanira Jimenez and Leonel Rojas soon turned into a parent’s worst nightmare.

Guests return to Crossroads Mission Avenue after burst pipe caused month-long shut down

Guests return to Crossroads Mission Avenue after burst pipe caused month-long shut down

Extremely cold temperatures had frozen a sprinkler head, causing the system to dump water on a large breaker panel.

Nebraska lawmakers put off vote on ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

Nebraska lawmakers put off vote on ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

The Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee took nearly eight hours of testimony Wednesday before adjourning without a vote on whether to advance a bill that would outlaw abortion at a point before many women know they’re pregnant.

LB 397 would bring state Game and Parks to Sidney

LB 397 would bring state Game and Parks to Sidney

Sen. Steve Erdman has introduced a bill that would relocate the Nebraska Department of Game and Parks to Sidney.

Lincoln man arrested for child porn

Lincoln man arrested for child porn

Authorities in Lincoln arrested a 77-year-old man following a child exploitation investigation. 

24-year-old Omahan pleads no contest to three felonies related to crash that killed Beemer woman

24-year-old Omahan pleads no contest to three felonies related to crash that killed Beemer woman

A 24-year-old Omaha man facing multiple charges related to the death of a northeast Nebraska woman has reached a plea agreement.

Pickup complete loss after being engulfed in flames in Grant

Pickup complete loss after being engulfed in flames in Grant

Authorities in the Midplains of Nebraska were tasked with putting out a flame engulfed pickup on Tuesday. 

Chris Stapleton coming to Omaha in July

Chris Stapleton coming to Omaha in July

Grammy-winning country music artist Chris Stapleton is heading to Nebraska this summer.

Council Bluffs Police say all 7 suspects in murder of Fremont man in custody

Council Bluffs Police say all 7 suspects in murder of Fremont man in custody

Council Bluffs Police confirmed Thursday that all seven suspects in the killing of a 19-year-old about a month ago were in custody.

'CSI Myths vs. Facts' starts February 4

'CSI Myths vs. Facts' starts February 4

Learn the real processes behind crime scene investigation in this WNCC class starting Saturday. Learn "behind the scenes" facts of several crimes such as homicides, robberies, staged crime scenes and more.

Everyone’s a winner, few are satisfied: Why school improvement may vary under Gov. Pillen’s education overhaul

Everyone’s a winner, few are satisfied: Why school improvement may vary under Gov. Pillen’s education overhaul

'We appreciate the dialogue that he (Gov. Pillen) has established,' Strom said. 'It’s a very tough job to tweak that TEEOSA formula in a way that meets the needs of all school districts, and we understand that challenge.'

WNCC offers program on sign language

WNCC offers program on sign language

SIDNEY -- Western Nebraska Community College is offering a course on communicating with a hearing-impaired person.

Woman wrongly convicted in Beatrice 6 murder case dies

Woman wrongly convicted in Beatrice 6 murder case dies

A woman who was one of six people wrongly convicted in the 1985 rape and murder of a Beatrice woman has died.

Flood lends voice to denouncing socialism

Flood lends voice to denouncing socialism

Congressman Mike Flood made brief remarks in support of house resolution

Elevate Community Conversations hosting event on 'The Invisible Injury'

Elevate Community Conversations hosting event on 'The Invisible Injury'

SIDNEY -- Elevate Community Conversations will be hosting a public event on the impact of traumatic brain injuries.

Target reopens, customers 'feel safe'

Target reopens, customers 'feel safe'

Doors opened 46 hours after police shot and killed suspected active shooter

Ken Jennings to headline 2023 Nebraska Science Festival

Ken Jennings to headline 2023 Nebraska Science Festival

Ken Jennings will headline the 2023 Nebraska Science Festival this spring.

Standoff results in a peaceful resolution

Standoff results in a peaceful resolution

Authorities said that a standoff ended with a peaceful resolution. 

Chamber reviews 2022, plans for new year

Chamber reviews 2022, plans for new year

CHAPPELL -- The Chappell Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of 2023 Wednesday. The February 1 meeting reviewed 2022 activities and highlighted plans for 2023.

Nebraska congressmen slam Biden's final WOTUS rule

Nebraska congressmen slam Biden's final WOTUS rule

Changes made to the EPA's waters of the U.S. Rule this week aren't sitting well with Nebraska's lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Sunday museum fundraiser in Cortland was a success

Sunday museum fundraiser in Cortland was a success

Silent auction and contributions help boost the effort to reopen the attraction

Bond set at $3M in York murder case

Bond set at $3M in York murder case

A York man made his first appearance in York County Court to face the charges against him for the death of his wife.

CHI St. Francis open, standoff resolved in Grand Island

CHI St. Francis open, standoff resolved in Grand Island

Around 9:30 a.m., the Grand Island Police Department said the solution was peacefully resolved.

Omaha crash leaves one dead

Omaha crash leaves one dead

Around 3 a.m., officers said they were dispatched for a single-vehicle personal injury crash. 

NCN Thursday morning brief

NCN Thursday morning brief

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

Missing inmate back in custody after Omaha accident

Missing inmate back in custody after Omaha accident

An inmate that went missing in November 2022 has been found and taken into custody after an accident in Omaha.

Lincoln man arrested for alleged child exploitation

Lincoln man arrested for alleged child exploitation

The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Lincoln man after reportedly finding child pornography in his home.

Kearney man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

Kearney man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

A man from Kearney was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for drug- and firearm-related charges.

'We really need more houses': Low inventory continues to affect housing market in Nebraska

'We really need more houses': Low inventory continues to affect housing market in Nebraska

Real Estate Solutions co-owner Russ Wilcox said the current housing market in Madison County is ‘tight’ because of the low inventory of products to build homes.

Snorton appointed as Norfolk's newest council member

Snorton appointed as Norfolk's newest council member

Justin Snorton has been appointed as the City of Norfolk's new Ward 3 representative.

Details related to Omaha Target shooting released

Details related to Omaha Target shooting released

The name of the Target shooter that was killed in Omaha has been released along with more details.

Target shooting suspect identified

Target shooting suspect identified

Police: Weapon bought four days earlier

Lawmakers feud over key words in abortion ban

Lawmakers feud over key words in abortion ban

"Reasonable medical judgement" draws criticism

Project receives over half the amount needed to complete it

Project receives over half the amount needed to complete it

A school in northeast Nebraska reaches a milestone in donations. 

Staff, students share vision of a new superintendent

Staff, students share vision of a new superintendent

Staff at Sidney Public Schools are seeking a new superintendent who is a communicator and an administrator.

Grand Island man gets sentenced to life in prison

Grand Island man gets sentenced to life in prison

A Grand Island man will spend the rest of his life in prison. 

Battle Creek High School brings kitchen to students

Battle Creek High School brings kitchen to students

One northeast Nebraska school is helping its students raise the heat in the classroom or kitchen.

New Kimball radio station launches with classic hits format

New Kimball radio station launches with classic hits format

Music from the 70's, 80's and 90's returned to the southern Nebraska panhandle when KIMB-FM took the air at 104.3 FM in the Kimball area at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Thayer Central to reopen Thursday, NSP reveals details of investigation

Thayer Central to reopen Thursday, NSP reveals details of investigation

HEBRON, NE — After three days away from campus due to a received threat, students at a southeast Nebraska school district will be back in class tomorrow.

Nextlink Internet acquires Bluestem Network

Nextlink Internet acquires Bluestem Network

Nextlink Internet recently announced that they acquired an internet provider in southeast Nebraska.

Two-car accident slows down noon traffic in Norfolk

Two-car accident slows down noon traffic in Norfolk

A two-car accident slowed down noon traffic in Norfolk on Wednesday.

Retired deputy passes away

Retired deputy passes away

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office announced the passing of a retired deputy on Monday.