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Boone County Fair: carnivals, food trucks, and rides galore
Boone County Fair: carnivals, food trucks, and rides galore

There will be a number of classic fair specialties returning such as a carnival, food trucks, and rides.

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

Nebraska is no longer the westernmost team in the Big Ten.

Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court.

Nebraska unemployment checks delayed due to cyberattack

Nebraska unemployment checks delayed due to cyberattack

Bad news for Nebraskans receiving unemployment benefits: because of the cyberattack on the NEworks system, payments will be delayed.

Convicted former congressman Fortenberry begins appeal

Convicted former congressman Fortenberry begins appeal

Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska began the process of filing an appeal Wednesday, one day after he was sentenced to two years of probation for lying to FBI agents about an illegal campaign contribution.

Push for voter ID leaves unanswered questions

Push for voter ID leaves unanswered questions

Is there vote fraud in Nebraska?

Accused of sexually abusing students, Kratochvil appears in court

Accused of sexually abusing students, Kratochvil appears in court

One former para-educator in Columbus is facing the justice system for her alleged actions against a 15 and 17 year old.

'As a volunteer squad it's a lot to ask,' Genoa in need of auction items for new ambulance

'As a volunteer squad it's a lot to ask,' Genoa in need of auction items for new ambulance

One emergency team in east-central Nebraska is working to update its capacities. 

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats

Fireworks raising funds for boxing club

Fireworks raising funds for boxing club

If you're looking for fireworks in Columbus for the coming holiday, you might consider one place that'll be supporting an effort to equip kids with athletic skills.

One dead after rollover crash on Highway 14 in Merrick County

One dead after rollover crash on Highway 14 in Merrick County

A 21-year-old Nance County man was killed in a crash in central Nebraska.

Omaha's coal plant likely to live on longer than first thought

Omaha's coal plant likely to live on longer than first thought

The Omaha Public Power District’s North Omaha coal station was scheduled to be completely converted by the end of 2023.

Flood claims victory over Pansing Brooks in special election

Flood claims victory over Pansing Brooks in special election

Republican Mike Flood has declared victory in Nebraska’s 1st District Congressional Special Election to fill the remainder of Jeff Fortenberry’s term.

NDOL: Outage creating issues with unemployment site, won't affect payments

NDOL: Outage creating issues with unemployment site, won't affect payments

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced that the NEworks website is currently experiencing an outage, and could take at least two days to get back up and running.

Ex-GOP Rep. Fortenberry gets probation for lying to feds

Ex-GOP Rep. Fortenberry gets probation for lying to feds

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will not go to prison for lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions.

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.

Step Into Fall: ELVPHD announces Fall walking program after a summer of success

Step Into Fall: ELVPHD announces Fall walking program after a summer of success

The Fall program is called "Step Into fall" and will begin on September 7th and run until October 12th.

Petitioners racing clock for voter ID requirements

Petitioners racing clock for voter ID requirements

Petitioners gathered in Duncan, gathering signatures to require voter I.D.s at the ballot.

Duncan Ribfest 2022 is a 'great success'

Duncan Ribfest 2022 is a 'great success'

The town of Duncan held its 18th annual Ribfest this weekend.

Nebraska politicians react to Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade

Nebraska politicians react to Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade

Several Nebraska politicians gave their opinions on Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

Special session abortion fight starts now

Special session abortion fight starts now

Two months ago, pro-life forces could only manage 31 votes as they pushed for a “trigger bill” which would have outlawed abortion in Nebraska when Roe v Wade was overturned; 33 votes were needed.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.

'I did not even know there was an election': 1st district special election nears

'I did not even know there was an election': 1st district special election nears

Late June is not normally a time that Nebraskans head to their local polling place, but that is exactly what some in the state are preparing to do next week.

Northeast named Ag Business of the Year by Norfolk, Madison Chambers

Northeast named Ag Business of the Year by Norfolk, Madison Chambers

Northeast Community College has been recognized for its work in agriculture during an event that celebrates the number one industry in the region.

Dizzy: The Pet of the Week

Dizzy: The Pet of the Week

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

Ricketts: The question isn't why someone 'needs' an AR-15

Ricketts: The question isn't why someone 'needs' an AR-15

Despite calls for raising the purchase age for rifles from 18 to 21, new gun control talks on Capitol Hill would not prohibit those buys.

Health Science Pathway at Columbus High welcomes in Lakeview students

Health Science Pathway at Columbus High welcomes in Lakeview students

Nebraska will be lacking nearly 6,000 nurses in a few years -- it's why Columbus is helping students get excited about the multiple ways they can join the industry.

Stothert holding off on key abortion question

Stothert holding off on key abortion question

Should police investigate abortion cases?

Bone Creek Museum announces expansion to Ford Building in David City

Bone Creek Museum announces expansion to Ford Building in David City

The museum recently acquired the Ford Building, which is located two blocks away from its current location.

99-year-old vehicle donated to Bone Creek Museum

99-year-old vehicle donated to Bone Creek Museum

A 1923 Ford Model T was donated to the Bone Creek Museum in David City on Monday.

A Flurry of Fraud: city clerks have recently stolen money from 17 Nebraska towns

A Flurry of Fraud: city clerks have recently stolen money from 17 Nebraska towns

Money has been stolen from 17 different Nebraska small towns in this way just in the past decade. And that's only the cases where someone has been caught.

Civil trial date set in deadly crash that killed four teen-age girls

Civil trial date set in deadly crash that killed four teen-age girls

Earlier this year News Channel Nebraska reported the judge in the case ruled that a potentially damaging and expensive lawsuit can move forward.
Also, a News Channel Nebraska exclusive investigation has revealed several bumps in the road on all sides .

Ricketts opposes gas tax holiday

Ricketts opposes gas tax holiday

Right now, the gas tax in Nebraska is 24.8 cents, per gallon.

Police target street racers

Police target street racers

OPD says they’ve identified 18 speeders, 13 others who joined in on the reckless driving and another 60 who staked out spots in closed parking lots to watch.

Anise: The Pet of the Week

Anise: The Pet of the Week

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

Police: Safety at College World Series is 'proactive and diligent'

Police: Safety at College World Series is 'proactive and diligent'

New this year, walk-through metal detectors.

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

The Nebraska Department of Health And Human Services is educating the community about Elder Abuse as Wednesday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Nebraska Governor, First Lady test positive for COVID-19

Nebraska Governor, First Lady test positive for COVID-19

Gov. Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore have both tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced via email Wednesday morning.

Storms to continue through early morning hours, bringing a day of cooler temps

Storms to continue through early morning hours, bringing a day of cooler temps

The latest storm front is bringing cooler temperatures to all of Nebraska.

Paws & Claws Adoption Center to host microchip clinic this Saturday

Paws & Claws Adoption Center to host microchip clinic this Saturday

The shelter decided to host the clinic after receiving an influx of animals that aren't microchipped.

Prairie Village Retirement Center holds special Flag Day ceremony

Prairie Village Retirement Center holds special Flag Day ceremony

The village moved their old flag pole closer to the building and decided to raise their new flag on Tuesday, to commemorate Flag Day.

Two northern Nebraskans arrested after drug investigation in Merrick County

Two northern Nebraskans arrested after drug investigation in Merrick County

Two people have been arrested as part of an ongoing drug investigation in central Nebraska.

Nebraska governor nixes Connecticut appearance amid protests

Nebraska governor nixes Connecticut appearance amid protests

Gov. Pete Ricketts canceled his planned appearance in Connecticut on Tuesday at a fundraising event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski.

Son of former MLB pitcher commits to Husker football program

Son of former MLB pitcher commits to Husker football program

A former Major League Baseball pitcher's son is the latest commitment addition to the Nebraska football recruiting class.

Nebraska expecting crushing heat on Monday

Nebraska expecting crushing heat on Monday

Of Nebraska's 93 counties, 77 are under a heat advisory this afternoon and evening.

Bacon won't say Trump's Jan. 6 actions were 'criminal'

Bacon won't say Trump's Jan. 6 actions were 'criminal'

“Whether its criminal or not, I’m not a judge or a lawyer. I think it was wrong,” Bacon said on NBC’s Meet The Press.

Sheering sheep for Stromsburg to sew

Sheering sheep for Stromsburg to sew

One mill in Stromsburg uses a building from 1910 and massive equipment dating as far back as 1929 to create custom yarn and blanket filling for sheep farmers. 

CCH nurse wins The DAISY Award

CCH nurse wins The DAISY Award

A Columbus nurse is receiving recognition for providing exceptional care.

Bacon opposes raising purchase age for AR-15 style rifles and more

Bacon opposes raising purchase age for AR-15 style rifles and more

The 3-term Nebraska Republican has been backed by the NRA, his Democratic opponent, Tony Vargas, gets low marks from the national gun group.

More thunderstorms for northeast, east central Nebraska

More thunderstorms for northeast, east central Nebraska

A number of northeast Nebraska counties have been under severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the evening. 

INEDA awards scholarship to Nebraska students

INEDA awards scholarship to Nebraska students

INEDA awards up to $80,000 in scholarships to many students across Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and South Dakota

Navigator Heartland Greenway pipeline discussed at Madison County meeting

Navigator Heartland Greenway pipeline discussed at Madison County meeting

Madison County commissioners were given a project update for another potential carbon dioxide pipeline in Northeast Nebraska.

NE's newest lawmaker: 'I'm very pro-life,' Roe v Wade must go

NE's newest lawmaker: 'I'm very pro-life,' Roe v Wade must go

Republican Kathleen Kauth likely to face a hard-fought Democratic challenge in November.

Nebraska's gas prices set new records

Nebraska's gas prices set new records

All across the state, Nebraskans are seeing records being set, as gas prices continue to rise.

Restoring soil through carbon sequestering benefits farmers

Restoring soil through carbon sequestering benefits farmers

A new Center for Rural Affairs study suggests adopting a new practice that can help restore soil for farmers.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot

The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy.

Click It or Ticket campaign wraps up after busy weekend

Click It or Ticket campaign wraps up after busy weekend

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol said that they have concluded the annual Click It or Ticket campaign with a busy weekend across the state.

More severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska

More severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska

Thunderstorms that pelted the state during the weekend are hanging around on Monday.

OPD: Mass shootings result in new training, tip line

OPD: Mass shootings result in new training, tip line

The extra drills will focus on “active killer/threat response, single officer response and ‘stop the bleed’ medical training.”

FBI farm security alert finds NU touting new defense

FBI farm security alert finds NU touting new defense

To stop cyber attacks before they start NU has developed plans to boil down testing of complex farm systems and machinery to detect vulnerable areas.

Dense fog advisory issued for much of eastern Nebraska

Dense fog advisory issued for much of eastern Nebraska

Much of Nebraska is waking up to intense fog Monday morning.

Late safety gives North Team win in 64th Annual Shrine Bowl

Late safety gives North Team win in 64th Annual Shrine Bowl

KEARNEY - A defensive stop was the difference in the 64th Annual Shrine Bowl.

What to know: 64th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl on NCN

What to know: 64th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl on NCN

For the first time, the Nebraska Shrine Bowl football game will be broadcast live on News Channel Nebraska TV and radio.

Nebraska joins legal push for business' attempts to refuse same-sex couples

Nebraska joins legal push for business' attempts to refuse same-sex couples

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has joined a legal push urging the U.S. Supreme Court to back Colorado business owners who wish to refuse services to customers that contradict their religious beliefs.

Northeast grad, Creston native aspires to help children find loving homes

Northeast grad, Creston native aspires to help children find loving homes

A recent graduate of Northeast Community College plans to continue her education this fall but has ambitions to eventually work in a capacity that will fulfill the dreams of children.