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Columbus mayor talks development in 2019, future in 2020 during address

Columbus mayor talks development in 2019, future in 2020 during address

Mayor Jim Bulkley did some reflecting on 2019 Monday night.

State senator files for re-election

State senator files for re-election

Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard made it official Monday.

Columbus drivers say main roads okay following snow

Columbus drivers say main roads okay following snow

The National Weather service said Columbus got up to three inches of snow in some areas Friday.

Snow, wintry mix impacting travel across Nebraska

Snow, wintry mix impacting travel across Nebraska

A wave of severe winter weather is moving through eastern Nebraska.

CHS game times changed due to weather

CHS game times changed due to weather

Columbus High School announced its basketball games against Lexington have been pushed back because of the forecast.

Winter Weather Advisory for to Affect Eastern Nebraska

Winter Weather Advisory for to Affect Eastern Nebraska

It looks like eastern Nebraska will see a wintry start to the weekend.

Columbus chamber warns local businesses about suspicious phone calls

Columbus chamber warns local businesses about suspicious phone calls

The chamber said the company's legitimacy is suspect and wants to remind local merchants and organizations to ask lots of questions if they get calls like this.

Ricketts: $500 Million in Property Tax Relief Over Next Three Years

Ricketts: $500 Million in Property Tax Relief Over Next Three Years

One day after state lawmakers unveiled their property tax relief plan for 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts has put his on the table.

Lawmakers Propose 15% Property Tax Solution

Lawmakers Propose 15% Property Tax Solution

Try this on for size.

A 15 percent cut in the property taxes you pay to your school district.

Columbus hospital continues to offer life-saving courses

Columbus hospital continues to offer life-saving courses

CCH said blood loss is the culprit of 35 percent of pre-hospital deaths.

Colfax County Board approves consent letter on refugees

Colfax County Board approves consent letter on refugees

The Colfax County Board of Commissioners has given the okay for refugee resettlement.

North Bend putting grant money toward levee repair

North Bend putting grant money toward levee repair

If the levee washed away, there would be nothing to protect the town from floodwater.

Nebraska's Crowded Prisons Hit Federal Courtroom

Nebraska's Crowded Prisons Hit Federal Courtroom

Nebraska's prisons, which are bulging at the seems, are front and center in an Omaha federal courtroom today (Monday).

Requests for early ballots can be submitted in January

Requests for early ballots can be submitted in January

The Nebraska Secretary of State's office says requests for early ballots can be submitted as early as next week.

Ag society addressing issues found in audit

Ag society addressing issues found in audit

A state audit on the Platte County Agricultural Society says the organization needs to improve internal control over financial reporting and compliance with laws and regulations.

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Nebraska voters who want to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary election can request their ballot as early as next week.

Case pushed back for man accused of ramming truck into several vehicles, store front

Case pushed back for man accused of ramming truck into several vehicles, store front

Jeffrey Wegener was originally scheduled to appear in Platte County Court Thursday afternoon.

Talk of Threats, Ex-Husbands, Suspicious Checks Marked Town 'Hero's' Arrest

Talk of Threats, Ex-Husbands, Suspicious Checks Marked Town 'Hero's' Arrest

We are learning more and more details in the arrest of fired Pilger Village Clerk Kimberly Neiman; details surfacing in lengthy court records examined by News Channel Nebraska.

Man gets 300-day sentence for crash death of passenger

Man gets 300-day sentence for crash death of passenger

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 300 days behind bars for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Fired Clerk, Town 'Hero,' Faces More Criminal Charges

Fired Clerk, Town 'Hero,' Faces More Criminal Charges

More bad news today for the former Pilger Village Clerk who was arrested yesterday.
Kimberly Nieman—once hailed as a hero in the aftermath of twin tornadoes that leveled the town in 2014— is now facing a total of 17 criminal charges.

Man gets 300-day sentence for crash death of passenger

Man gets 300-day sentence for crash death of passenger

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 300 days behind bars for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Man Gets 300-day Sentence for Crash Death of Passenger

Man Gets 300-day Sentence for Crash Death of Passenger

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 300 days behind bars for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Video Update: Town 'Hero' Arrested

Video Update: Town 'Hero' Arrested

The former Pilger Village Clerk—once hailed as a hero in the aftermath of twin tornadoes that leveled the town in 2014— has been arrested and is facing several counts of theft some dating back to 2006.

Fired Clerk, Once Hailed as Town's 'Hero,' Arrested

Fired Clerk, Once Hailed as Town's 'Hero,' Arrested

The former Pilger Village Clerk, once hailed as a hero in the aftermath of twin tornadoes that leveled the town in 2014, was arrested today charged with several counts of theft some dating back to 2006.

Students learn more about expenses, budgets at Twin River finance fair

Students learn more about expenses, budgets at Twin River finance fair

Rent, groceries and medical bills are all things that can take a chunk out of your wallet.

Columbus police begin traffic light enforcement campaign

Columbus police begin traffic light enforcement campaign

CPD said officers are staking out in unmarked vehicles.

Bacon: Soleimani Killing 'Perfect'

Bacon: Soleimani Killing 'Perfect'

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian army leader, Omaha Congressman Don Bacon is defending the killing and sees no need to tie the president’s military hands.

State senator talks biggest issues lawmakers will tackle this session

State senator talks biggest issues lawmakers will tackle this session

Sen. Mike Moser of Columbus shared what he thinks will be the biggest issues of the 2020 session.

Columbus area reporting drone sightings

Columbus area reporting drone sightings

Residents in the Columbus area are now reporting drone sightings, according to law enforcement.

Sasse Ripped by Fellow GOP Senator

Sasse Ripped by Fellow GOP Senator

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse getting a school-yard smack-down from an unlikely source—a fellow Senate Republican.

Key Lawmaker Wants to End Tax 'Trick'

Key Lawmaker Wants to End Tax 'Trick'

As state lawmakers return to Lincoln tomorrow continuing to search for answers to Nebraska's property tax problem, one key lawmaker wants to end what she calls a tax "trick."

Columbus City Council takes action on emerald ash borer, city projects

Columbus City Council takes action on emerald ash borer, city projects

The Columbus City Council took a step toward getting a jump on the emerald ash borer before it becomes a problem here. 

Hastings Remains Undefeated, Set For GNAC Showdown With Scottsbluff

Hastings Remains Undefeated, Set For GNAC Showdown With Scottsbluff

The Hastings Tigers remained perfect with a victory over Columbus on Friday, setting themselves up for a showdown with undefeated Scottsbluff.

Lady Bearcats Defeat Columbus, Advance To GNAC Final

Lady Bearcats Defeat Columbus, Advance To GNAC Final

The Lady Bearcats of Scottsbluff are heading to the GNAC Championship after pulling away from Columbus in the fourth quarter.

Scottsbluff stays perfect; advances to GNAC Title

Scottsbluff stays perfect; advances to GNAC Title

Scottsbluff remains undefeated on the season, beating North Platte 59-32

Columbus police arrest 'traveling worker' for sexual assault

Columbus police arrest 'traveling worker' for sexual assault

Police said the man is accused of committing the assault last week.

Columbus Night to Shine holding dress extravaganza Saturday

Columbus Night to Shine holding dress extravaganza Saturday

This weekend, an organization will be helping those will disabilities get ready for a big event that happens in February.

January Columbus Connection

January Columbus Connection

Check out the January Columbus Connection.

NYE crash sends one to hospital

NYE crash sends one to hospital

It happened shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

CCH, parents celebrate first 2020 baby

CCH, parents celebrate first 2020 baby

Columbus Community Hospital celebrated the first baby they delivered in 2020.

Video Update: Photos of Deadly Police Shoot-Out Released

Video Update: Photos of Deadly Police Shoot-Out Released

A man and woman are dead and an Omaha police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg following a New Year’s Eve shoot-out in a public housing high-rise on the city’s north side.

Photos of Deadly Police Shoot-Out Released

Photos of Deadly Police Shoot-Out Released

A man and woman are dead and an Omaha police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg following a shoot-out in a public housing high-rise on the city's north side.

Lack of seat belt usage cited in rise in fatal wrecks

Lack of seat belt usage cited in rise in fatal wrecks

Nebraska roads saw a deadly rise in fatal crashes in 2019. State leaders say the failure to buckle up was a major factor.

Decade Marked by Flooding

Decade Marked by Flooding

Folks in and around Omaha felt the wrath of three rivers earlier this year, the Platte, Elkhorn and Missouri all coming out of their banks.

Change in tobacco law leaves some confused

Change in tobacco law leaves some confused

When the year 2020 rings in, two new laws at the federal and state levels take effect.

Columbus man arrested for embezzlement

Columbus man arrested for embezzlement

A Columbus man is accused of embezzling a local business.

Stonewalling in Deadly Gretna Crash Lives On

Stonewalling in Deadly Gretna Crash Lives On

Two unnamed teen-agers remain persons of interest in the 6-month-old deadly crash that killed four Gretna High School girls, a crash that involved alcohol and speeding.

Deadly Alcohol Crash Investigation at Impasse; Two Teens Still 'Persons of Interest' in Six-Month-Old Gretna Wreck

Deadly Alcohol Crash Investigation at Impasse; Two Teens Still 'Persons of Interest' in Six-Month-Old Gretna Wreck

Two unnamed teen-agers remain persons of interest in the 6-month-old deadly crash that killed four Gretna High School girls, a crash that involved alcohol and speeding.

Many highways remain closed as winter storm moves on

Many highways remain closed as winter storm moves on

An almost 90-mile stretch of Interstate 80 was still closed Monday morning as wreckers and rescue officials worked to clear out stranded vehicles.

Road officials stressing no travel Sunday night

Road officials stressing no travel Sunday night

Vehicles sliding off roads and into ditches was a common theme Sunday due to snow, blowing snow and slick travel conditions.

Eastern Nebraska sets rainfall records on Saturday

Eastern Nebraska sets rainfall records on Saturday

Eastern Nebraska is getting drenched this weekend.

Northeast, central and western Nebraska highways completely covered with snow

Northeast, central and western Nebraska highways completely covered with snow

The Nebraska Department of Transportation says most of the highways in the state are completely covered with snow or ice on Sunday morning.

Winter weather moving into Nebraska Friday and is expected to last all weekend

Winter weather moving into Nebraska Friday and is expected to last all weekend

Rain Friday evening is expected to turn into freezing rain and then snow, potentially dropping a foot of snow on some portions of north-central Nebraska.

Court Order Leaves Housing Inspection Plan on Track

Court Order Leaves Housing Inspection Plan on Track

Omaha's new housing inspection plan scheduled to take effect January 1 has been given the green light.

This week a federal judge has denied a landlord group's request for a temporary injunction that would have put the plan on hold.

Burglar steals donation jar from Columbus adoption center

Burglar steals donation jar from Columbus adoption center

On Monday, Jan Berry went to work at Paws and Claws Adoption Center and found someone had broken into the building.

Flu 'widespread' in Columbus, throughout state

Flu 'widespread' in Columbus, throughout state

Columbus Community Hospital said they're seeing a lot of people coming in with fevers, chills and body aches.

Nebraska's Annual Traffic Deaths Likely to Rise, Again

Nebraska's Annual Traffic Deaths Likely to Rise, Again

Traffic deaths in Nebraska continue to escalate.

For the the fourth straight year the number of road-related fatalities is likely to increase.

Nebraska gambling measure gets big boost from tribal company

Nebraska gambling measure gets big boost from tribal company

The economic development arm of a Nebraska-based Native American tribe is once again pumping big money into a campaign to legalize casino gambling.

Loup Power District: Rates not going up

Loup Power District: Rates not going up

Loup Power District released a statement on Friday saying retail rates will remain unchanged.

Lincoln man accused of soliciting prostitution in Columbus

Lincoln man accused of soliciting prostitution in Columbus

A CPD spokesman said it was part of an online prostitution sting operation.

Community members to host annual Columbus Community Christmas Dinner

Community members to host annual Columbus Community Christmas Dinner

There are some folks in Columbus who are working to make sure everyone is having a Merry Christmas.

Three taken to hospital following Platte County crash

Three taken to hospital following Platte County crash

It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Highway 81 near Platte Center.

Two Dead in Polk County Accident

Two Dead in Polk County Accident

Authorities say two people have died in a car accident in Polk County on Wednesday.

CHS player Braasch signs with Wyoming

CHS player Braasch signs with Wyoming

Columbus High senior Joey Braasch has made it official: He's going to be a Wyoming Cowboy.

VIDEO UPDATE: Omaha Councilman Sentenced to Four Years Probation, $35K Fine

VIDEO UPDATE: Omaha Councilman Sentenced to Four Years Probation, $35K Fine

Omaha City Councilman Vinny Palermo has been sentenced to four years probation with 120 hours of community service and fined $35,000 after pleading guilty to three misdemeanor counts of failing to file his federal tax returns for three different years.

Columbus hospital issues alert amid flu cases

Columbus hospital issues alert amid flu cases

With flu cases on the rise in Nebraska, Columbus Community Hospital is taking precautions.