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Stromsburg holding annual Swedish Konditori Saturday

Stromsburg holding annual Swedish Konditori Saturday

If you show up, you'll get to indulge on Swedish desserts, pastries and baked goods.

NCN Investigation Finds Watchdog Questioning Councilman's Election

NCN Investigation Finds Watchdog Questioning Councilman's Election

An investigation by News Channel Nebraska is raising questions about the 2017 election of Omaha City Councilman Vinny Palermo.

No serious injuries after chain reaction crashes near Columbus

No serious injuries after chain reaction crashes near Columbus

Four drivers are fortunate to have avoided major injuries after a series of chain-reaction crashes near Columbus on Wednesday.

Schuyler gas leak forces evacuations

Schuyler gas leak forces evacuations

It was a scary situation in Schuyler Wednesday afternoon.

Rural Lawmakers Pushing 35% Solution Hard

Rural Lawmakers Pushing 35% Solution Hard

There’s a new round in the fight over lower property taxes and it ups the ante surrounding the so-called 35 per cent solution: A petition drive to in effect cut property taxes by that’s right 35 per cent.

Downtown Schuyler Evacuated For Possible Gas Leak

Downtown Schuyler Evacuated For Possible Gas Leak

The Schuyler Fire Department has ordered the evacuation of downtown Schuyler for a possible gas leak.

New Humphrey Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion

New Humphrey Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion

After years of planning, a new veterans memorial park in Humphrey is nearly a reality.

Columbus Police asking for help identifying possible suspect

Columbus Police asking for help identifying possible suspect

Columbus Police are asking for the public's help identifying a possible suspect in a recent hit-and-run.

Federated Church announces annual Columbus Community Christmas Dinner

Federated Church announces annual Columbus Community Christmas Dinner

Residents who don't have plans for Christmas Day have an option for how to spend the holiday.

Traffic stop leads to Columbus police making drug arrests

Traffic stop leads to Columbus police making drug arrests

It happened on Tuesday near 13th Street and 26th Avenue.

Platte County Sheriff, other agencies start 'Drive Sober' campaign this month

Platte County Sheriff, other agencies start 'Drive Sober' campaign this month

If you plan on driving around Platte County this holiday season, make sure you do it while sober.

Eastman Files for Congress, Again.

Eastman Files for Congress, Again.

Kara Eastman insists it’s a complete coincidence that she is making her second run for Congress official, filing papers with the Secretary of State, the day before the House Judiciary Committee is expected to launch its push to impeach the president.

December Columbus Connection

December Columbus Connection

Click on the video to watch this month's Columbus Connection!

Columbus City Council approves purchases for new police, fire stations

Columbus City Council approves purchases for new police, fire stations

The Columbus City Council added one more piece to the puzzle of building new police and fire stations.

Park Improvements In Columbus Have Taken Shape

Park Improvements In Columbus Have Taken Shape

While not many are utilizing them during the cold winter months, two different park improvements in Columbus have finally taken shape.

Columbus man accused of sexually assaulting family friend

Columbus man accused of sexually assaulting family friend

Police say the alleged abuse happened in early 2018.

Iowa Caucus Countdown

Iowa Caucus Countdown

It’s day three of Joe Biden’s eight day “No Malarkey” Iowa bus tour.

Snow, wind create travel hazards throughout northern Nebraska

Snow, wind create travel hazards throughout northern Nebraska

While NW Nebraska digs out of over a foot of snow, a winter weather advisory will be making travel tough in NE Nebraska Sunday morning.

Bluesman Michael Charles talks playing Columbus again, sharing positive message

Bluesman Michael Charles talks playing Columbus again, sharing positive message

Blues artist Michael Charles has returned to play not one, but two free shows Friday and Saturday.

Freezing rain makes for slick Thanksgiving

Freezing rain makes for slick Thanksgiving

Officials in Madison County urged residents to stay off the roads.

Chamber encourages folks to buy locally on Small Business Saturday

Chamber encourages folks to buy locally on Small Business Saturday

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to do your holiday shopping at local stores.

Columbus man to be honored as hero at Husker football game

Columbus man to be honored as hero at Husker football game

The American Red Cross and Hy-Vee will recognize James Wilke as Nebraska's 2019 "citizen hero."

Columbus Community Center closed because of weather

Columbus Community Center closed because of weather

In a news release Wednesday, the city said the Columbus Community Center is closed.

Columbus says crews making progress cleaning up snow

Columbus says crews making progress cleaning up snow

The city of Columbus says they're faring well cleaning up after the storm.

Sentencing set for Columbus driver in crash death of passenger

Sentencing set for Columbus driver in crash death of passenger

A Columbus man is scheduled to be sentenced in January for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Residents prepare as storm bears down on Columbus

Residents prepare as storm bears down on Columbus

Snowfall is supposed to continue overnight into Wednesday, with forecasters predicting six inches or more for Columbus.

City officials in Columbus preparing for a long night of snowfall

City officials in Columbus preparing for a long night of snowfall

Residents in eastern Nebraska might be wondering what all the fuss is about.

Multi vehicle accident on Hwy 15

Multi vehicle accident on Hwy 15

Authorities say one person was hospitalized after a tractor accident in rural Colfax County Monday night.

UPDATE: Columbus announces closures due to weather

UPDATE: Columbus announces closures due to weather

The city issued a press release about closures.

Columbus crews ready for looming storm

Columbus crews ready for looming storm

Columbus Public Works said its crews are already working on keeping the roads clear while the winter storm looms.

Buttigieg Downplays NCN's 'Peaking to Soon' Question

Buttigieg Downplays NCN's 'Peaking to Soon' Question

It wasn't fire marshall, no-more-allowed-in, material but a good sized crowd listened and cheered as Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg made his anti-Trump case in Council Bluffs Monday night.

Columbus officials declare snow emergency

Columbus officials declare snow emergency

Forecasted snowfall is expected to reach 6 to 9 inches, with northeast winds 20-25 mph and up to 40 mph wind gusts.

Bluesman Michael Charles returning to Columbus to play free shows

Bluesman Michael Charles returning to Columbus to play free shows

A Grammy-elected blues musician is coming to Columbus to play a couple shows.

Winter storm warnings issued for almost two-thirds of the state

Winter storm warnings issued for almost two-thirds of the state

The National Weather Service expects up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state between now and Wednesday morning.

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Multiple Counties

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Multiple Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for multiple counties ahead of Tuesday's expected snowfall.

CCH hosts class on cooking holiday meals using pressure cookers

CCH hosts class on cooking holiday meals using pressure cookers

Columbus Community Hospital held a class on Friday to teach folks how to make a holiday meal with pressure cookers.

Columbus couple arrested for drug possession

Columbus couple arrested for drug possession

A couple was taken to jail after what started as a domestic dispute turned into a drug case.

Columbus police arrest man for meth

Columbus police arrest man for meth

Columbus police arrested an out-of-state man for drug possession.

Official: State Fair Facing Bankruptcy

Official: State Fair Facing Bankruptcy

On the heels of an exclusive News Channel Nebraska investigation that uncovered major financial and personnel problems at the Nebraska State Fair, more concerns have now surfaced.

UPDATED: Downtown Columbus businesses hold tree lighting ceremony

UPDATED: Downtown Columbus businesses hold tree lighting ceremony

Residents have some early holiday cheer to look forward to Thursday night with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Osceola-High Plains prepares for championship game as end of co-op nears

Osceola-High Plains prepares for championship game as end of co-op nears

POLK - For the first, and possibly last time in team history, the Osceola-High Plains Stormdogs are headed to the Class D1 state championship.

Columbus, Lakeview students getting ready for robotics competition this weekend

Columbus, Lakeview students getting ready for robotics competition this weekend

Robotics coach Joe Haschke said he's been coaching robotics for six years and that it takes determination for students to build competition-worthy robots.

Humphrey St. Francis star Allison Weidner commits to Huskers

Humphrey St. Francis star Allison Weidner commits to Huskers

A northeast Nebraska basketball star will be staying in-state to play her college ball.

Columbus YMCA Giving Back This Holiday Season

Columbus YMCA Giving Back This Holiday Season

The Columbus Family YMCA is looking to gave back to the community this holiday season.

Columbus churches serving food, desserts this Thursday

Columbus churches serving food, desserts this Thursday

Columbus residents have a chance to contribute toward a cause simply by dining.

After a few months, Columbus police talk about impact new K9 unit has had

After a few months, Columbus police talk about impact new K9 unit has had

Columbus police say they fully deployed their canine officer, Eros, in August.

Columbus Unified Bowling Prepares For First Meet

Columbus Unified Bowling Prepares For First Meet

A brand new Columbus High School team is preparing for its first meet this week.

Landowners meet to discuss next steps in face of eminent domain lawsuits

Landowners meet to discuss next steps in face of eminent domain lawsuits

NORFOLK - Several people facing eminent domain lawsuits regarding the Keystone X-L pipeline were in Norfolk Saturday looking for more information about what the next step is.

On America Recycles Day, Columbus group reminds folks the importance of giving items another chance

On America Recycles Day, Columbus group reminds folks the importance of giving items another chance

America Recycles Day is about reminding folks that some of their junk may still have some life in it.

Columbus woman accused of abusing her mother

Columbus woman accused of abusing her mother

A Columbus woman is in jail for allegedly abusing her elderly mother.

Platte County Food Pantry seeing rise in food donations with the holidays coming up

Platte County Food Pantry seeing rise in food donations with the holidays coming up

'Tis the season to be thankful and the Platte County Food Pantry has something to be thankful for.

Columbus man arrested for meth after traffic stop

Columbus man arrested for meth after traffic stop

A Columbus man has been taken to jail after allegedly being caught with meth.

NCN Investigation: State Fair Not All Fun and Games

NCN Investigation: State Fair Not All Fun and Games

From the clothes she wears to the budget she runs the woman in charge of the Nebraska State Fair has heard her share of complaints. 

Columbus Sertoma award winner recognized for efforts to help kids

Columbus Sertoma award winner recognized for efforts to help kids

Eighty-nine-year-old Elizabeth Boettcher received the 2020 Service to Mankind Award.

Night To Shine Returning To Columbus, Donations Now Being Accepted

Night To Shine Returning To Columbus, Donations Now Being Accepted

One of Columbus' most uplifting events of 2019 will be returning in 2020, and donations are now being accepted to help put it together. 

BigIron Realty hosting online land auction, says there's many advantages

BigIron Realty hosting online land auction, says there's many advantages

Around 800 acres of land in Nebraska are up for sale this Thursday and it's being done entirely on the internet.

Police seek info from public on Columbus crime

Police seek info from public on Columbus crime

The Platte County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information about a criminal mischief event from earlier in the month.

CPD Investigating Burglary At Gas Station

CPD Investigating Burglary At Gas Station

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred at a gas station this past weekend.

Vargas Running for Re-Election, Wants Raises for Lawmakers

Vargas Running for Re-Election, Wants Raises for Lawmakers

A state lawmaker who wants to raise senators’ pay and push out new rules for food-trucks is running for re-election.

Platte County Vietnam vet shares stories on Veterans Day

Platte County Vietnam vet shares stories on Veterans Day

Army vet Norbert Drueppel said he was deployed to the central highlands of Vietnam in 1969.

Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Two free forums have been scheduled to hear from people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers about their experiences with emergencies or disaster situations.

Final events with University presidential priority candidate announced

Final events with University presidential priority candidate announced

The priority candidate for the University of Nebraska's open presidency will be making his final public forum stops this week.

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Eastern Nebraska

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Eastern Nebraska

The National Weather Service has issued an overnight winter weather advisory for the majority of eastern Nebraska.

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a shortage of high-speed internet, and consumers who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts.

BRLD Wins Shootout Over North Bend Central, Advances To C-2 Semifinals

BRLD Wins Shootout Over North Bend Central, Advances To C-2 Semifinals

This year's C-2 quarterfinal matchup between the North Bend Central Tigers and the BRLD Wolverines was nothing short of incredible.