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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.

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. 

Huskers not focused on bowl eligibility against Maryland, aim to ‘dominate’

Huskers not focused on bowl eligibility against Maryland, aim to ‘dominate’

The Huskers are going into this weekend with one goal: domination.

Rhule complimentary of Maryland, shows confidence in Haarberg

Rhule complimentary of Maryland, shows confidence in Haarberg

Nebraska will try again for bowl eligibility again on Saturday when they host Maryland, having just fallen to Michigan State 20-17.

Man from Guatemala sentenced for false ID in Columbus

Man from Guatemala sentenced for false ID in Columbus

The selling of false identification in Columbus led to the sentence of a Guatemala man.

'I love going on the road': Rhule, Huskers ready to battle Spartans

'I love going on the road': Rhule, Huskers ready to battle Spartans

Nebraska is heading to East Lansing for a battle with Michigan State on Saturday. 

Three-vehicle accident leaves two dead, one injured

Three-vehicle accident leaves two dead, one injured

Authorities say they responded to an accident that killed two people and injured one. 

Rhule aims to keep Huskers focused on going 1-0, talks MSU

Rhule aims to keep Huskers focused on going 1-0, talks MSU

The Huskers will search for that coveted sixth win on Saturday against 2-6 Michigan State

Spontaneous combustion of feed reported as cause of Columbus fire

Spontaneous combustion of feed reported as cause of Columbus fire

The Columbus Fire Department says they worked to put out a spontaneous fire Monday morning. 

RECAP: Huskers top Purdue 31-14, one win away from bowl eligibility

RECAP: Huskers top Purdue 31-14, one win away from bowl eligibility

Nebraska is now one win away from bowl eligibility, having not made a bowl since 2017.

Columbus officer-involved shooting suspect in custody

Columbus officer-involved shooting suspect in custody

The Columbus Police Department says they have arrested a suspect in an officer-involved shooting that happened at a mobile home. 

Sock Pond temporarily closes down due to garbage issues in Columbus

Sock Pond temporarily closes down due to garbage issues in Columbus

Columbus Parks and Recreation is temporarily closing down one of its ponds for the time being.

Blackshirts look to stay intense, offense looking to pick up slack against Purdue

Blackshirts look to stay intense, offense looking to pick up slack against Purdue

Nebraska continues prep for a Big Ten west battle with Purdue.

Rhule announces more injuries to offense, talks success with pass rush

Rhule announces more injuries to offense, talks success with pass rush

As they get set to host Purdue on Saturday, Nebraska has a lot of momentum, having won four out of their last five, but the road ahead just got more challenging.

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers win five set thriller in epic match with Badgers

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers win five set thriller in epic match with Badgers

One of the most anticipated college volleyball matches of the year lived up to the hype.

HIGHLIGHTS: Blackshirts dominate, Huskers top Wildcats 17-9

HIGHLIGHTS: Blackshirts dominate, Huskers top Wildcats 17-9

With a 17-9 win over Northwestern, Nebraska is now just two wins away from bowl eligibility.

Work on transmission line in Columbus to start next week

Work on transmission line in Columbus to start next week

Crews will start work on a transmission line in Columbus next week.

Three arrested in Columbus following alleged robbery

Three arrested in Columbus following alleged robbery

According to the Columbus Police Department, they arrested three suspects for an alleged robbery Tuesday morning. 

Huskers look to build off winning momentum, host Wildcats on Saturday

Huskers look to build off winning momentum, host Wildcats on Saturday

Nebraska hosts Northwestern on Saturday with Heinrich Haarberg set to take the starting quarterback role moving forward. 

Rhule announces Haarberg as starter, emphasizes going 1-0 each week

Rhule announces Haarberg as starter, emphasizes going 1-0 each week

Nebraska and Northwestern dual this weekend at Memorial Stadium, in a battle of teams with identical records, in a matchup that has a history of coming down to the wire.

Tommy's Express makes a scare at its Haunted Tunnel

Tommy's Express makes a scare at its Haunted Tunnel

Some local car washes in Nebraska are scaring more than just the dirt off of your cars this weekend.

Creston woman arrested for theft in Stanton

Creston woman arrested for theft in Stanton

A woman from Creston was arrested for reportedly taking money from a business in Stanton.

'Chip on our shoulder': Huskers ready for chance to prove themselves on Friday

'Chip on our shoulder': Huskers ready for chance to prove themselves on Friday

Matt Rhule told reporters his team will show everyone who they are against the Illini -- something the players have taken to heart.

As quarterback's shine at practice, Huskers ready for short week

As quarterback's shine at practice, Huskers ready for short week

As Nebraska looks to move on from their 45-7 loss to second-ranked Michigan, they're going to need to have a short memory. 

Rider seriously injured in accident during horse race

Rider seriously injured in accident during horse race

A jockey is hospitalized after an accident during a horse race in Columbus. 

Huskers look to learn from blowout loss, ahead of Friday tilt with Fighting Illini

Huskers look to learn from blowout loss, ahead of Friday tilt with Fighting Illini

As they return to Big Ten competition, Nebraska suffered their worst loss of the year, falling to #2 Michigan 45-7. 

Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Join National Initiative on College Cost Transparency

Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Join National Initiative on College Cost Transparency

The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) is proud to announce its involvement in the College Cost Transparency Initiative (CCT).

Peru State welcomes African art collection

Peru State welcomes African art collection

Natalie Hahn donates 200 pieces collected over 38 years with United Nations programs

‘Bloody Tuesday’: Huskers focused on physicality going into Michigan game

‘Bloody Tuesday’: Huskers focused on physicality going into Michigan game

Nebraska continues prepping for what could be their toughest test of the year, welcoming second-ranked Michigan to Lincoln on Saturday.

Rhule, Huskers prepare for well balanced Wolverine team

Rhule, Huskers prepare for well balanced Wolverine team

Nebraska returns to Big Ten play this weekend, welcoming second-ranked Michigan to Memorial Stadium, as the Huskers face a top five team for the third straight year.