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NWS reports severe weather for Friday evening
NWS reports severe weather for Friday evening

The National Weather Service has reported there will be severe weather this evening. 

Citizens give input on future of Memorial Stadium, potential upgrades

Citizens give input on future of Memorial Stadium, potential upgrades

As part of a plan to improve Memorial Stadium, residents in Columbus provided input on what they want to see upgraded more than 70 year old stadium.

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Governor Jim Pillen to call special session sometime between mid-July and the start of the new school year

Jackson Services celebrates 100 years, 5 generations in family business

Jackson Services celebrates 100 years, 5 generations in family business

Many things have changed in Columbus over the course of 100 years but one family-owned business has remained a staple in its community.

90+ mph winds hit Columbus uprooting, snapping trees

90+ mph winds hit Columbus uprooting, snapping trees

With the state’s recent batch of thunderstorms, trees were uprooted and snapped with over 90 mph winds.

Harrah's in Columbus opens its doors to public

Harrah's in Columbus opens its doors to public

 Harrah's Columbus, NE Racing and Casino welcomed in guests for the first time Friday for Caesars Entertainment's first property in Nebraska.

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is encouraging Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' savings plans to help you pay for post-secondary education.

Central Community College esports team wins national title

Central Community College esports team wins national title

In just its second year as a program, the Raiders esports team is bringing home a championship title. 

Investigation launched after man hit by semi south of Columbus

Investigation launched after man hit by semi south of Columbus

Platte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was struck by a semi on the south edge of Columbus on Friday morning.

Authorities recover vehicle from August drowning near Columbus

Authorities recover vehicle from August drowning near Columbus

On Wednesday, Platte County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search and recovery a vehicle from an August drowning.

Likelihood of special session grows, as tax policy package stalls

Likelihood of special session grows, as tax policy package stalls

Supporters and opponents of the bill voice their positions on the final day of the 60-day session

Tornado warning issued for Platte, Madison Counties

Tornado warning issued for Platte, Madison Counties

A tornado warning has been issued for Platte County and Madison Counties.

Big hail a potential threat, to begin the week

Big hail a potential threat, to begin the week

Strong thunderstorms packing large hail could affect southeast, south-central, eastern and central Nebraska

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

The Nebraska State Patrol says the missing girl was found safe. The EMA is canceled.

One dead following shooting in Schuyler late Sunday night

One dead following shooting in Schuyler late Sunday night

Schuyler Police have confirmed that one person is dead following a shooting that took place in Schuyler late Sunday night. 

Teen found dead at hog unit in Saint Edward

Teen found dead at hog unit in Saint Edward

A teen was reportedly found dead at a hog unit in Saint Edward.

Albion lights up blue in support of colorectal cancer patients

Albion lights up blue in support of colorectal cancer patients

Blue is the color used to promote colorectal cancer awareness. 

Debate to resume Tuesday, on Revenue Committee tax policy package

Debate to resume Tuesday, on Revenue Committee tax policy package

Package carries a hike in the state sales tax that is drawing opposition

Governor honors Nebraska Vietnam War veterans

Governor honors Nebraska Vietnam War veterans

Warner Chamber ceremony held on Vietnam War Veterans Day

Preferred candidate for University of Nebraska Presidency, keeps focus on his current job

Preferred candidate for University of Nebraska Presidency, keeps focus on his current job

Dr. Jeffrey Gold was the guest speaker at the Beatrice Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

Lindsay breaks ground on $50 million facility

Lindsay breaks ground on $50 million facility

The $50 million facility will house equipment, implement Industry 4.0 technologies like robotics and analytics, and increase the workload for the facility.

Kearney Public Schools picks Boone Central superintendent as new Director of Student Services and Safety

Kearney Public Schools picks Boone Central superintendent as new Director of Student Services and Safety

A Central Nebraska school district is choosing an area superintendent to fill a vacant administrative role.

Informational Hearings Scheduled for Final Project in Nebraska Expressway System

Informational Hearings Scheduled for Final Project in Nebraska Expressway System

A highway expansion, which is part of the Nebraska Expressway System that was initiated almost forty years ago, could soon come to fruition.

Pawnee Park East shelters, slides vandalized

Pawnee Park East shelters, slides vandalized

Columbus Parks and Recreation says their park suffered vandalism in the form of graffiti on slides and shelters in Pawnee Park East.

Columbus Area Children's Museum opens its doors to the public

Columbus Area Children's Museum opens its doors to the public

After beginning plans in 2020, the Columbus Children’s Museum opened its doors to an audience they hope to see throughout the upcoming months and years…over 100 children from the community.

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

LINCOLN, NEB. — A state congressman is touting Nebraska as the best place in the country for law enforcement officers to live, and he's putting together a recruitment plan in the hopes of filling the state's current shortage. 

NSP releases additional information on officer-involved shooting in Columbus

NSP releases additional information on officer-involved shooting in Columbus

Authorities have released additional information on an officer-involved shooting that happened at the beginning of the week in Columbus. 

NSP investigating Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting

NSP investigating Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting

The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating a Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Columbus Community Hospital hosts ag safety conference

Columbus Community Hospital hosts ag safety conference

Safety is of the utmost importance in the agricultural world and Columbus Community Hospital aimed to assist farmers at their first safety conference on Tuesday.

Pillen, University officials announce new scholarship for high achieving Nebraska high school students

Pillen, University officials announce new scholarship for high achieving Nebraska high school students

The University of Nebraska is making aggressive efforts in keeping the best and brightest of the future generation in the Cornhusker state when they pursue higher education.

Nebraska lawmakers fail to end filibuster on bill requiring two-person train crews

Nebraska lawmakers fail to end filibuster on bill requiring two-person train crews

LB 31 is likely dead for the session, after debate ends for the week

Space heater deemed cause of overnight structure fire in Columbus

Space heater deemed cause of overnight structure fire in Columbus

There were no injuries or casualties reported in an early morning structure fire in Columbus. 

Columbus Police to start new apprenticeship for students

Columbus Police to start new apprenticeship for students

The Columbus Police Department has just recently launched a new apprenticeship program aiming to recruit young people into law enforcement.

Columbus Community Hospital opens brand new fieldhouse

Columbus Community Hospital opens brand new fieldhouse

The city of Columbus just recently opened a new fieldhouse for their Columbus Community Hospital and Wellness Center.

Nebraska State Patrol investigating death in David City

Nebraska State Patrol investigating death in David City

One person is dead following an incident with law enforcement in eastern Nebraska. 

Columbus teen dies in single-vehicle accident Sunday

Columbus teen dies in single-vehicle accident Sunday

An 18-year-old from Columbus died in a car accident of the weekend. 

Update: No injuries reported in Highway 91 pile up

Update: No injuries reported in Highway 91 pile up

Thursday afternoon Nebraska 511 showed a partial road closure on Highway 91 between Humphrey and Lindsay.

Several motorists helped while being stranded in Butler, Saunders Counties

Several motorists helped while being stranded in Butler, Saunders Counties

Multiple motorists had to be rescued in Saunders and Butler Counties due to being stranded in the snowy weather on Highway 92.

Schuyler Elementary closed for rest of week due to fire

Schuyler Elementary closed for rest of week due to fire

A school in eastern Nebraska is shut down for the rest of the week, but not because of the weather. 

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers top No. 1 Purdue 88-72, court storm at PBA

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers top No. 1 Purdue 88-72, court storm at PBA

Nebraska knocked off No. 1 Purdue 88-72, leading to massive court storming at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Heavy dose of winter expected to slam the central plains

Heavy dose of winter expected to slam the central plains

Three to nine inches of snow expected across an area that includes Nebraska...and parts of Kansas, South Dakota and Iowa

Man missing in Platte County

Man missing in Platte County

A man was reported missing in Platte County.

Election filings open in Nemaha County

Election filings open in Nemaha County

Election office releases open offices for 2024 election

Scotus boys defeat Lakeview for fourth straight Columbus Holiday Tournament Championship

Scotus boys defeat Lakeview for fourth straight Columbus Holiday Tournament Championship

For the seventh time in eight seasons, the Scotus Shamrocks are again on top of the Columbus Holiday Tournament after defeating Lakeview 49-34.

Scotus girls beat Lakeview for back to back Columbus Holiday Tournament titles

Scotus girls beat Lakeview for back to back Columbus Holiday Tournament titles

COLUMBUS - The Shamrocks received a belated Christmas gift after taking down the Columbus Lakeview Vikings in the 42nd Annual Columbus Holiday Tournament.

Platte County communities raise concerns about merging their Catholic schools

Platte County communities raise concerns about merging their Catholic schools

Tensions remain high over the merger of two Catholic schools just 10 miles apart in Platte County.

Winter storm to bring very white Christmas to Nebraska

Winter storm to bring very white Christmas to Nebraska

Some parts of the state could see up to two feet of snow by Tuesday evening.

Dense fog advisory continues for eastern Nebraska

Dense fog advisory continues for eastern Nebraska

The dense fog in eastern Nebraska will continue through the morning according to the National Weather Service. 

Columbus Children's Museum set to open, features room first of its kind

Columbus Children's Museum set to open, features room first of its kind

The new Columbus Children’s Museum will be all inclusive including a sensory room that will be the first of its kind in the country.

Car and train collide near Columbus

Car and train collide near Columbus

Authorities are investigating after a car and train collided near Columbus. 

Columbus driver heads down wrong side of road, leads to crash

Columbus driver heads down wrong side of road, leads to crash

On Saturday night, Columbus Police along with Fire and Rescue responded to a two-vehicle injury accident that sent at least one person to the hospital. 

UnitedHealthcare and News Channel Nebraska give bike helmets and grant to Schuyler Elementary

UnitedHealthcare and News Channel Nebraska give bike helmets and grant to Schuyler Elementary

Schuyler Elementary was given bike helmets for every student Friday as well as check for $2500 for NCN's and UHC's Small Towns Matter Giveaway.

Platte County Fair announces concert lineup in Columbus

Platte County Fair announces concert lineup in Columbus

The concert lineup was announced for the 2024 Platte County Fair in Columbus.

Genoa teen charged in deadly car crash

Genoa teen charged in deadly car crash

Prosecutors have charged a Genoa teenager in connection with a crash that killed a Columbus woman.

‘Not unlucky, we have to be better’: Rhule recaps first season at helm

‘Not unlucky, we have to be better’: Rhule recaps first season at helm

On Wednesday morning, Rhule met with reporters to recap the season, and look ahead to improving the program during the offseason

Bird Flu case reported in Colfax County, according to NDA

Bird Flu case reported in Colfax County, according to NDA

Bird Flu has returned to Nebraska, as the Department of Agriculture is reporting the first case has been confirmed in the state.

Council Bluffs wastewater still going into river

Council Bluffs wastewater still going into river

Iowa DNR says the public should avoid downstream of interstate 80

Cardinals shut-out Warriors to claim state title

Cardinals shut-out Warriors to claim state title

Boone Central claims the class C-1 state title with a shutout win over Wahoo to complete a perfect 13-0 season.

UNMC, Columbus Community Hospital sign master affiliation agreement

UNMC, Columbus Community Hospital sign master affiliation agreement

Stronger collaboration will provide enhanced education and training, help build health workforce

Father arrested for alleged child abuse in Schuyler

Father arrested for alleged child abuse in Schuyler

A Schuyler father was arrested for the alleged abuse of his child.

Nebraska 13-year-old earns a perfect score on the ACT

Nebraska 13-year-old earns a perfect score on the ACT

Brainard 13-year-old gets a perfect score on the ACT.

Huskers use struggles with Wisconsin as motivation, Satterfield talks turnover issues

Huskers use struggles with Wisconsin as motivation, Satterfield talks turnover issues

On Saturday, Nebraska will look to do something they haven’t done since joining the Big Ten - win at Camp Randall Stadium.

Trev Alberts gets pay increase, extension through 2031

Trev Alberts gets pay increase, extension through 2031

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announced today that he has granted Athletic Director Trev Alberts a new contract that will keep the Huskers’ leader in Nebraska through at least 2031.

Rhule takes blame for Maryland loss, Huskers look to limit turnovers at Wisconsin

Rhule takes blame for Maryland loss, Huskers look to limit turnovers at Wisconsin

Matt Rhule met with the media on Monday.

Schuyler man sentenced 8 years in prison following DUI

Schuyler man sentenced 8 years in prison following DUI

A Schuyler man was sentenced up to eight years in prison following a DUI offense.