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'He had plans on changing his life': family mourns loss of 19-year-old killed in crash
'He had plans on changing his life': family mourns loss of 19-year-old killed in crash

Family members are seeking to help defray funeral costs after a 19-year-old father died in a crash in northeast Nebraska on Thursday.

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating 25 years of using permits for better habitat.

Cross Country Cougar lineman commits to playing at college level

Cross Country Cougar lineman commits to playing at college level

In his high school career, Bolton was pivotal in helping the Cougars rush for over 6,000 yards in the last two seasons.

Loper Landlord: UNK senior, Scotus grad Drew Zaruba invests in Kearney rental properties

Loper Landlord: UNK senior, Scotus grad Drew Zaruba invests in Kearney rental properties

Columbus native Drew Zaruba is just 21 years old, and that surprises a lot of people. They don’t expect a college student to be a major player in the local real estate scene.

Columbus Community Hospital receives award

Columbus Community Hospital receives award

A local hospital in Columbus recently received an award.

Gas company quickly stops small gas leak in Columbus

Gas company quickly stops small gas leak in Columbus

Authorities in Columbus responded to a hit gas line on Tuesday morning. 

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

In December of 2021, the NSAA reported a 15-20% decrease in officials since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PCSO investigate theft of irrigation equipment, supplies in Platte County

PCSO investigate theft of irrigation equipment, supplies in Platte County

The Platte County Sheriff's Office is asking for information about a theft of $35,000 worth of irrigation equipment and supplies.

Schuyler man facing litany of charges related to alleged assault, trafficking of children

Schuyler man facing litany of charges related to alleged assault, trafficking of children

A northeast Nebraska man is facing several charges related to the alleged sex trafficking of minors.

Schuyler teacher receives award for ag education

Schuyler teacher receives award for ag education

A Schuyler kindergarten teacher received the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award.

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

LINCOLN - Nebraska knew they'd be in for a challenge with an impressive Northwestern team visiting Lincoln on Wednesday night.

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

There are 13 counties that will be hit by delayed shipments of 2023 license plates. 

For one young couple, a farming dream becomes reality

For one young couple, a farming dream becomes reality

A childhood dream to be a farmer might seem unreachable for a kid who didn't grow up on a farm, but Davis Behle just kept dreaming.

Columbus PD warns citizens of scammers

Columbus PD warns citizens of scammers

The Columbus Police Department said that unknown persons are making phone calls identifying themselves as being from CPD. 

Norfolk man sentenced for meth-related charge

Norfolk man sentenced for meth-related charge

A man from Norfolk was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison for a meth-related charge in Butler County.

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

Human Trafficking is defined as "the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service."

One dead after vehicle hits farm equipment, engulfs in flames

One dead after vehicle hits farm equipment, engulfs in flames

Authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening in rural Nance County. 

Columbus declares snow emergency

Columbus declares snow emergency

The City of Columbus has declared both a winter storm warning and a snow emergency for Wednesday.

CPD reports 51 vehicle break-ins in last year, shares vehicle security tips

CPD reports 51 vehicle break-ins in last year, shares vehicle security tips

"It's a crime of opportunity," said CPD Captain Doug Molczyk.

Settje twins power Patriots forward

Settje twins power Patriots forward

Twins Baylee and Brynn Settje have a connection on the court. Their contributions have helped propel Clarkson/Leigh to 9-3 and No. 9 ranking so far this season.

Small fire smolders when crews arrive in Columbus

Small fire smolders when crews arrive in Columbus

Authorities responded to a small fire at a construction site in Columbus Thursday before noon. 

Accident in Columbus before lunch hour

Accident in Columbus before lunch hour

Authorities responded to a vehicle accident before noon on Thursday in Columbus. 

Fremont man found dead in Council Bluffs apartment

Fremont man found dead in Council Bluffs apartment

A man from Fremont was found dead inside of an apartment in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Fremont man sentenced for making fraudulent documents

Fremont man sentenced for making fraudulent documents

A Fremont man was sentenced in court for making and transferring fraudulent documents.

Two injured after pursuit near Prague

Two injured after pursuit near Prague

A deputy and a man from Prague were injured after losing control of their vehicles during a pursuit.

Fremont man sentenced for child pornography charge

Fremont man sentenced for child pornography charge

A Fremont man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing child pornography.

Platte County Sheriff's Office seeking suspect after reported theft at storage facility

Platte County Sheriff's Office seeking suspect after reported theft at storage facility

Authorities in eastern Nebraska are seeking help in locating a theft suspect.

NSP investigating suspected David City murder-suicide

NSP investigating suspected David City murder-suicide

Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead in a Butler County home.

Shamrocks rally in come-from-behind win over Vikings in Columbus Holiday Tournament

Shamrocks rally in come-from-behind win over Vikings in Columbus Holiday Tournament

The Scotus Shamrocks overcame a slow start and 13 point deficit to rally and take down rival Lakeview 42-40 in the Columbus Holiday Tournament final

Scotus races to Columbus Holiday Tournament win over Lakeview

Scotus races to Columbus Holiday Tournament win over Lakeview

From start to finish, Columbus Scotus proved to be the stronger team against Columbus Lakeview in the Columbus Holiday Tournament, 39-21

One dead in Nance County two-vehicle accident

One dead in Nance County two-vehicle accident

A two-vehicle accident left one dead in Nance County Thursday morning. 

Nebraska stifles Iowa with tough defense, beat rival 66-50

Nebraska stifles Iowa with tough defense, beat rival 66-50

Nebraska was swept by Iowa last year, but that won't be the case this season. 

Nance County man arrested after allegedly threatening to harm family

Nance County man arrested after allegedly threatening to harm family

A Nance County man was arrested after allegedly threatening his family while on parole. 

Columbus child donates birthday money to hospital

Columbus child donates birthday money to hospital

A child from Columbus donated her remaining birthday money to a local hospital.

Family Tradition: Aspen Luebbe was destined to be a Loper

Family Tradition: Aspen Luebbe was destined to be a Loper

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one says a lot about Aspen Luebbe and her family’s connection to the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Leigh man dies in Friday accident near Clarkson

Leigh man dies in Friday accident near Clarkson

A Leigh man died in a car accident that happened near Clarkson on Friday morning. 

Northeast Nebraska schools, food pantries receive donations from 'We've Got You Covered'

Northeast Nebraska schools, food pantries receive donations from 'We've Got You Covered'

A northeast Nebraska radio station is making sure its community is fed and properly clothed this winter.

Columbus native, former Husker linebacker Hausmann to transfer to Michigan

Columbus native, former Husker linebacker Hausmann to transfer to Michigan

Ernest Hausmann has announced his future plans. 

Game and Parks points to widespread drought as factor in decrease of deer harvest numbers

Game and Parks points to widespread drought as factor in decrease of deer harvest numbers

As the deer season nears its end, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is taking a closer look at deer harvest data.

Firefighters battle Columbus blaze Monday afternoon

Firefighters battle Columbus blaze Monday afternoon

Firefighters battled a blaze in a Columbus neighborhood late Monday afternoon.

Rhule captivates PBA crowd, says staff is 'on a mission'

Rhule captivates PBA crowd, says staff is 'on a mission'

At halftime of the Nebraska men's basketball game on Saturday with fourth-ranked Purdue, as has become tradition, Nebraska introduced new football Head Coach Matt Rhule. 

CPD Santa Cop campaign provides Columbus children an unforgettable Christmas

CPD Santa Cop campaign provides Columbus children an unforgettable Christmas

The Columbus Police Department is holding their Santa Cop campaign event this weekend.

Various non-injury accident calls in Platte County Thursday

Various non-injury accident calls in Platte County Thursday

The Platte County Sheriff's Office received various calls for accidents during icy road conditions Thursday. 

Multiple crashes in Columbus Thursday afternoon

Multiple crashes in Columbus Thursday afternoon

As icy conditions continued to grip Nebraska Thursday afternoon, authorities across the eastern third of the state were sent to several car crashes.

Columbus ALLO construction has finished

Columbus ALLO construction has finished

The construction of the Columbus ALLO network is officially complete.

Columbus man arrested on several charges including attempted second-degree murder

Columbus man arrested on several charges including attempted second-degree murder

A 34-year-old Columbus man was arrested on multiple charges Monday following an assault report.

Columbus-Platte County dispatch center looking to help foster children this Christmas

Columbus-Platte County dispatch center looking to help foster children this Christmas

Children in east central Nebraska are getting a bit of a boost this holiday season from a local dispatch unit.

One pet killed, no humans seriously injured in Columbus fire

One pet killed, no humans seriously injured in Columbus fire

A pet was killed in a Columbus fire Monday morning, though no humans were seriously injured, according to authorities.

Mickey Joseph arrested for alleged assault, strangulation

Mickey Joseph arrested for alleged assault, strangulation

Mickey Joseph has been arrested on charges of Strangulation and 3rd Degree Domestic Assault.

CCH launches new volunteer program aimed to enhance patient experience

CCH launches new volunteer program aimed to enhance patient experience

The Columbus Community Hospital announced a new patient care ambassador program to help those who come in feel at ease. 

Rhule officially introduced, preaches hard work, building toughness within program

Rhule officially introduced, preaches hard work, building toughness within program

The Nebraska Football program turned over a new leaf, introducing Matt Rhule as the 31st head coach in program history.

Newman Grove mayor dies at 47

Newman Grove mayor dies at 47

A northeast Nebraska mayor has died.

Palmer won't return to Nebraska, announces plans to pursue NFL draft

Palmer won't return to Nebraska, announces plans to pursue NFL draft

Nebraska's single season receiving yards record holder will not return to Huskers. 

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in east central Nebraska.

Columbus PD to participate in seat belt safety campaign over Thanksgiving weekend

Columbus PD to participate in seat belt safety campaign over Thanksgiving weekend

The Columbus Police Department will have more officers patrolling the streets for the "Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time" campaign.

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

On a chilly Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska fell to Wisconsin 15-14, spoiling senior day for the Big Red.

Compost piles containing dead chickens near David City wellfield to be removed

Compost piles containing dead chickens near David City wellfield to be removed

Mayor and nearby residents raised concerns about odor, lack of regulation

Osceola man pleads not guilty on multiple felony charges

Osceola man pleads not guilty on multiple felony charges

The Osceola man accused of getting into a shootout with Hastings Police is pleading not guilty to 10 felony charges.

'America's comeback starts now': Herbster supports Trump, message in announcement of election run

'America's comeback starts now': Herbster supports Trump, message in announcement of election run

It comes as no surprise, but former Gubernatorial candidate for Nebraska Charles W. Herbster has announced support for former President Donald Trump.

$90K awarded to three different Columbus organizations

$90K awarded to three different Columbus organizations

Three separate organizations in Columbus received a total of $90,000 in grant funding.

Nebraska ready for senior day, look to knock off Wisconsin for first time since 2012

Nebraska ready for senior day, look to knock off Wisconsin for first time since 2012

Nebraska is looking to move past their 34-3 blowout loss to #3 Michigan this past Saturday and it's on to Wisconsin.

Platte County accident leaves one severely injured

Platte County accident leaves one severely injured

A two-vehicle accident in Platte County resulted in injuries Monday evening. 

Cattlemen's Ball headed to Pender

Cattlemen's Ball headed to Pender

The Cattlemen's Ball is returning to northeast Nebraska next year.

Scribner man injured in collision near West Point

Scribner man injured in collision near West Point

A two-vehicle accident near West Point put a Scriber man in the hospital.

Alex Gordon, seven players elected to Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame

Alex Gordon, seven players elected to Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame

The Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame in Beatrice has seven new members as of Sunday night, including a World Series champion.