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Homecoming adds challenge, means more to Cornhusker Marching Band
Homecoming adds challenge, means more to Cornhusker Marching Band

For the Cornhusker Marching Band, few events are more meaningful than homecoming.

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike.

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Chuy: The Pet of the Week

Chuy: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Chuy, you can contact the Paws and Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

An Osceola man is accused of trying to kill a Hastings Police officer in connection to an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

Hoiberg, Huskers looking to balanced offense for success in 2022-23

Hoiberg, Huskers looking to balanced offense for success in 2022-23

Husker basketball is looking to end a streak of losing seasons under Fred Hoiberg with another fairly new group this year.

Rural Howells man arrested on gun charge

Rural Howells man arrested on gun charge

A 52-year-old rural Howells man was arrested Tuesday after Stanton County authorities executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon.

Kristin Rasmussen wins 2022 Caring Kind Award

Kristin Rasmussen wins 2022 Caring Kind Award

An eastern Nebraska hospital has announced the winner of one of its most prestigious awards.

Columbus Police Department to hold animal license clinic

Columbus Police Department to hold animal license clinic

The City of Columbus has an ordinance requiring residents to have a license for their pets.

Fremont man arrested for attempted murder after woman found in garage

Fremont man arrested for attempted murder after woman found in garage

Police found the victim had been held against her will for several hours in a garage.

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

The Huskers are back to work, preparing for Saturday night’s homecoming tilt with Indiana.

CCC’s Total Economic Impact Near $450 Million

CCC’s Total Economic Impact Near $450 Million

Central Community College added $442.1 million in income to its 25-county service area’s economy.

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

The fall rematch of this summer’s special election for Congress between U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, a Democrat, will heat up next week.

Grand Island man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

Grand Island man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

It was announced Friday that 43-year-old Nicholas Holder, of Grand Island, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Schuyler man indicted for allegedly producing fake social security cards

Schuyler man indicted for allegedly producing fake social security cards

A 26-year-old Schuyler man has been indicted in federal court for allegedly providing fraudulent social security cards.

Diego: The Pet of the Week

Diego: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Diego, you can contact the Paws and Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

Prokopec receives award honoring service to Columbus community

Prokopec receives award honoring service to Columbus community

A Columbus nurse is receiving recognition from her employer for exemplary service to her community.

Several heat records set Tuesday, with temperatures falling during rest of the week

Several heat records set Tuesday, with temperatures falling during rest of the week

Cooler temperatures have arrived across much of Nebraska, but not before record-setting heat gripped large swaths of the state.

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

As Nebraska gets ready for casino gaming, state officials are giving residents the ability to take themselves out of the game. 

Columbus business to host annual Kids Safety Day Saturday

Columbus business to host annual Kids Safety Day Saturday

Children and their parents will get to learn about EMS vehicles, how to stay safe in cars, and what to do in certain situations like fires and downed electric lines.

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Round two of the first ever 'Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska' tournament now has eight contestants. 

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

It may be a bye week for Nebraska, but there was no shortage of talking points at Mickey Joseph’s Tuesday press conference.

Bank of the Valley's Schuyler branch preparing to open next week

Bank of the Valley's Schuyler branch preparing to open next week

A new bank is gearing up to open in Colfax County, with construction on the new building having just wrapped up.

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

A lot has changed in the world of college football since it was announced Oklahoma and Nebraska would play one another in back to back years five years ago.

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Nebraska interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph has relieved defensive coordinator Erik Chinander of his duties. 

Kearney High School impresses again at UNK Band Day competition

Kearney High School impresses again at UNK Band Day competition

Kearney High School earned the top honor during the 63rd annual UNK Band Day Parade and competition.

HIGHLIGHTS: Oklahoma pounds Nebraska 49-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Oklahoma pounds Nebraska 49-14

A day that started with widespread optimism, did not end the way the Huskers had hoped as Oklahoma dominates Nebraska 49-14.

Two-vehicle collision leaves two dead, vehicle on fire

Two-vehicle collision leaves two dead, vehicle on fire

Authorities in Polk County said they responded to a fatality accident Friday morning. 

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

An important part of the game day tradition at Memorial Stadium is keeping fans safe and that’s exactly the goal of the Nebraska State Patrol.

Three-vehicle accident leaves two injured in Columbus

Three-vehicle accident leaves two injured in Columbus

Authorities in Columbus responded to a three-vehicle accident that resulted in multiple injuries Thursday night. 

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline.

'It's just fun': Car wash, animal shelter team up to raise funds

'It's just fun': Car wash, animal shelter team up to raise funds

A car wash and an animal shelter are teaming up for a good cause this weekend in Platte County.

Boone County third-grade girl found

Boone County third-grade girl found

The Boone County Sheriff's Office said they have found Airendella Loughman.

Employees and community members sign beam for new CCH field house

Employees and community members sign beam for new CCH field house

The Columbus Community Hospital Wellness Center held a beam signing Tuesday morning, with city and area leaders coming out in support of the new field house.

Interim HC Mickey Joseph focused on Oklahoma, players in first week

Interim HC Mickey Joseph focused on Oklahoma, players in first week

It’s a new era for Husker football. Scott Frost is out as head coach, Mickey Joseph in as interim head coach.

Two dead, four others injured in crash near Grand Island

Two dead, four others injured in crash near Grand Island

Authorities are releasing more details about a crash that killed two people near Grand Island.

‘This place will always be bigger than one person’: Alberts talks Frost firing, future of Husker football

‘This place will always be bigger than one person’: Alberts talks Frost firing, future of Husker football

Trev Alberts called it a tough and sad day, that being the firing of head coach Scott Frost on Sunday

Guardians of the Children holds third annual event in support of child abuse victims

Guardians of the Children holds third annual event in support of child abuse victims

The Columbus community came together Sunday to support victims of child abuse.

HIGHLIGHTS: Georgia Southern tops Nebraska 45-42

HIGHLIGHTS: Georgia Southern tops Nebraska 45-42

Nebraska fell to Georgia Southern 45-42 on Saturday night in Lincoln. 

Oklahoma man arrested after Merrick County crash

Oklahoma man arrested after Merrick County crash

An Oklahoma man is facing charges after authorities say he was involved in a serious car accident.

Husker volleyball readies for #17 Creighton

Husker volleyball readies for #17 Creighton

Nebraska Volleyball has yet to lose a match, or even a set in 2022, but they face their toughest test to date this Wednesday.

Columbus Community Hospital hip fracture care among nation’s best

Columbus Community Hospital hip fracture care among nation’s best

Columbus Community Hospital is among an elite 36 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn an award from the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list.

Rasmussen promoted to Occupational Health Services coordinator at CCH

Rasmussen promoted to Occupational Health Services coordinator at CCH

A Columbus Community Hospital professional is moving up.

CPD: Columbus woman stabbed early Tuesday

CPD: Columbus woman stabbed early Tuesday

The Columbus Police Department responded to a stabbing report early Tuesday morning. 

Frost, Huskers see improvement in run game, room for improvement in tackling

Frost, Huskers see improvement in run game, room for improvement in tackling

After Nebraska's 38-17 win over North Dakota on Saturday head coach Scott Frost and the Huskers had time to reflect on the win.

Multiple counties in dense fog advisory Labor Day morning

Multiple counties in dense fog advisory Labor Day morning

Many counties across Nebraska had dense fog warnings in the earlier part of Labor Day morning. 

Tiny of village of Uehling celebrates Labor Day with fireworks, family festivities

Tiny of village of Uehling celebrates Labor Day with fireworks, family festivities

A tiny village in northeast Nebraska held the largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display in the state.

Lincoln, Memorial Stadium impress large group of UND fans

Lincoln, Memorial Stadium impress large group of UND fans

On Saturday, Nebraska hosted North Dakota in their 2022 home opener and a large group of Fighting Hawks faithful made the trip to Lincoln.

Newman Grove farmer sentenced to probation for false federal insurance statements

Newman Grove farmer sentenced to probation for false federal insurance statements

A northeast Nebraska farmer was sentenced in federal court Friday for profiting off of incorrect information related to federal crop insurance.

Columbus business leader selected for prestigious national honor

Columbus business leader selected for prestigious national honor

Sarah Ehlers from the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce will be part of a nationally recognized program.

After border trip, Flood wants to revive ‘Remain in Mexico’ and detain asylum seekers

After border trip, Flood wants to revive ‘Remain in Mexico’ and detain asylum seekers

An immigrant advocate says the ideas sound costly and impractical

Lincoln Southwest powers through Columbus

Lincoln Southwest powers through Columbus

Slow and steady wins the race, and that was the case on Thursday night in Columbus, where the Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks defeated the Discoverers 29-7.

Skyrocketing absenteeism in Nebraska schools worries teachers, hampers learning

Skyrocketing absenteeism in Nebraska schools worries teachers, hampers learning

Across Nebraska, a troubling number of school desks have sat empty during the past few years, say experts, teachers and school leaders now trying to fix the issue. 

Authorities identify person killed in crash near Osceola

Authorities identify person killed in crash near Osceola

Authorities in Polk County said they were called to an injury accident Thursday before noon. 

Surprise truck inspections held in Dodge County

Surprise truck inspections held in Dodge County

The Nebraska State Patrol troopers with the Carrier Enforcement Division held surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Fremont and the surrounding area in Dodge County today.

Frog season in full swing in eastern Nebraska

Frog season in full swing in eastern Nebraska

In a state with a lot of outdoor summer activities one that may seem overlooked is frogging — it’s exactly what it sounds like: fishing for frogs.

Man arrested in two counties for multiple alleged stalking incidents

Man arrested in two counties for multiple alleged stalking incidents

A Platte County man was arrested on two separate warrants in less than a week, with both cases related to alleged stalking incidents.

NSP troopers conduct surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Platte County

NSP troopers conduct surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Platte County

For the second day in a row, Nebraska State Patrol troopers conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections in northeast Nebraska.

Person of interest arrested after reports of subject with gun near Columbus schools

Person of interest arrested after reports of subject with gun near Columbus schools

Two schools in Columbus were put on lockout early Tuesday after reports of a person carrying a gun in the area.

UPDATE: Norfolk man killed in Butler County car accident

UPDATE: Norfolk man killed in Butler County car accident

One person dead and multiple injured in a two-vehicle accident that happened in Butler County on Sunday.

Gov. Ricketts appoints new judge to County Court for Fifth Judicial District

Gov. Ricketts appoints new judge to County Court for Fifth Judicial District

Friday afternoon it was announced that Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Denise Kracl to the County Court, Fifth Judicial District. 

One person hospitalized after pickup gets stuck under semi

One person hospitalized after pickup gets stuck under semi

Multiple vehicles were involved in crash in Columbus early Thursday evening.

Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

A child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in an eastern Nebraska river, health officials said.

Columbus approves temporary use permit for potential AG Park casino

Columbus approves temporary use permit for potential AG Park casino

Another Nebraska town is taking preliminary steps to possibly hosting casino games soon.

Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

After Terrence Hersey had a stroke on the way home from his railroad job in 2015, he underwent months of therapy to learn how to put words together in sentences and learn to walk again.