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Charges added to Jamie Rodriguez's case at hearing

Charges added to Jamie Rodriguez's case at hearing

A Norfolk woman accused of shooting a passenger in her car in February had two charges added to her case at a hearing Wednesday morning.

Walk to prevent suicide coming to Columbus Saturday

Walk to prevent suicide coming to Columbus Saturday

Residents will have the opportunity to lace up their shoes to help efforts to prevent suicide this weekend.

Columbus police bust two for drugs Saturday

Columbus police bust two for drugs Saturday

Two people are sitting in Platte County Jail after Columbus police nabbed them for drugs Saturday.

Despite being controversial, residents say Columbus Day should continue being celebrated

Despite being controversial, residents say Columbus Day should continue being celebrated

The flags were out in downtown Columbus and city offices were closed to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas.

Geneva officials break ground at new fire hall site Monday

Geneva officials break ground at new fire hall site Monday

City officials welcomed Nebraska lieutenant governor Mike Foley, state senator Tom Brandt and many other guests for the ceremonial groundbreaking Monday afternoon.

Two Arrested in Norfolk for Burglary

Two Arrested in Norfolk for Burglary

Two people are in jail for burglary after police caught them being in a Norfolk home without permission.

Sunday's Taste of Columbus benefits housing efforts

Sunday's Taste of Columbus benefits housing efforts

Residents will be feasting at the Ramada Inn this Sunday for the 19th annual Taste of Columbus event.

Columbus police: man suspected of shoplifting found with drugs

Columbus police: man suspected of shoplifting found with drugs

Police say they caught a suspected thief with drugs.

State golf looking for more volunteers in Columbus

State golf looking for more volunteers in Columbus

Starting next week, Columbus will be hosting the Girls' Class B Golf Championship.

Ord Man Dead After Vehicle Rolls On Top Of Him

Ord Man Dead After Vehicle Rolls On Top Of Him

An Ord man is dead after authorities say the vehicle he was working on rolled on top of him.

Columbus Friends of Music gives preview of artists coming to town

Columbus Friends of Music gives preview of artists coming to town

On Thursday, dozens showed up at the Friedhof Building for an open house for the 74th annual Columbus Friends of Music series.

Columbus hospital, others want more people to know how to protect their infants during SIDS Awareness Month

Columbus hospital, others want more people to know how to protect their infants during SIDS Awareness Month

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Fillmore Central survives scrap with Diller-Odell, hands Griffins their first loss of the season Tuesday

Fillmore Central survives scrap with Diller-Odell, hands Griffins their first loss of the season Tuesday

Fillmore Central controlled sets two and three, and held on to beat No. 1 Diller-Odell (21-1) of Class D-1 in five sets Tuesday night in Odell.

Lakeview residents to vote on school bond issue next week

Lakeview residents to vote on school bond issue next week

Lakeview Community School officials say their junior senior high school building is showing its age.

Local county extension offices observing National 4-H Week with numerous events, contests

Local county extension offices observing National 4-H Week with numerous events, contests

Jacie Milius is the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator in the Gage County office. She says National 4-H Week serves as a great opportunity to show everyone what impact 4-H has at a local and even worldwide level.

Faith Regional Health Services named among top 100 community hospitals

Faith Regional Health Services named among top 100 community hospitals

A health care review says a northeast Nebraska hospital is among the best community hospitals in the nation.

Behlen operations temporarily halted by fire

Behlen operations temporarily halted by fire

A Columbus manufacturing plant is back at it after a fire Monday afternoon.

Columbus City Council holds public hearing on sewer stench that residents say has been plaguing their neighborhood

Columbus City Council holds public hearing on sewer stench that residents say has been plaguing their neighborhood

Residents of southeast Columbus said they've noticed the smell for more than a year.

Columbus police: Man who shoplifted Walmart also had meth

Columbus police: Man who shoplifted Walmart also had meth

A Columbus man is in trouble for having drugs, in addition to stealing.

Geneva City Council approves creation of dog park at Monday's meeting

Geneva City Council approves creation of dog park at Monday's meeting

The park will be located near 11th and R Street on the north side of town. It'll be a four-acre space, and is expected to be open by mid-November.

Clearwater, Orchard, & Ewing Prepare For November Bond Election

Clearwater, Orchard, & Ewing Prepare For November Bond Election

Three northeast Nebraska school districts may soon be consolidated, pending the results of a November bond election.

UNK Homecoming wraps up with parade

UNK Homecoming wraps up with parade

The annual homecoming ceremony at the University of Nebraska-Kearney wrapped up with the annual parade on Saturday.

Two motorcyclists injured in Dodge County crash

Two motorcyclists injured in Dodge County crash

Two motorcyclists are recovering Sunday morning, after crashing into an SUV, according to Dodge County sheriff's deputies.

Northeast Nebraskans Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease

Northeast Nebraskans Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease

Around a hundred people came to Skyview Lake in Norfolk, Nebraska on Sunday for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Korean War Veteran Presented with Quilt of Valor in Lindsay

Korean War Veteran Presented with Quilt of Valor in Lindsay

Friends, family and locals came together on Saturday in Lindsay Nebraska to present a Quilt of Valor to Schaecher, a Korean War veteran who earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in 1951 and 1952.

Faith Regional Hosting Free Breast Prosthesis Fitting Day for Breast Cancer Survivors

Faith Regional Hosting Free Breast Prosthesis Fitting Day for Breast Cancer Survivors

Faith Regional Health Services will be hosting a Breast Prosthesis Fitting Day on October 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Faith Regional University, 110 N. 29th St. No appointment is needed.

WSC Scholarship Fund, New Indoor Athletic Complex Receives Substantial Gift

WSC Scholarship Fund, New Indoor Athletic Complex Receives Substantial Gift

Wayne State College received a large gift on Thursday.

Fremont Fire Leaves a Total Loss

Fremont Fire Leaves a Total Loss

A fire early Wednesday morning caused major damage to a Trailer home in Fremont.

Farmers face more difficulties with wet harvest season

Farmers face more difficulties with wet harvest season

Parts of the state have seen a good amount of rain this past week.

Governor tours Columbus plant, recognizes manufacturing

Governor tours Columbus plant, recognizes manufacturing

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing the contributions manufacturing makes to Nebraska.

Columbus Connection: October 2019

Columbus Connection: October 2019

Columbus Connection for October 2019

North Bend concerned over eroding levee

North Bend concerned over eroding levee

North Bend officials said every time the Platte River rises to certain levels, it gets ever closer to once again threatening the town.

Northeast Nebraska Families and Friends Walk to Fight Against ALS

Northeast Nebraska Families and Friends Walk to Fight Against ALS

People from Norfolk, Columbus, and other communities in Northeast Nebraska gathered at Skyview Park in Norfolk on Sunday for the 2019 Norfolk & Columbus Area Walk.

Manhunt leads to Columbus man's arrest

Manhunt leads to Columbus man's arrest

A Columbus man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a brief manhunt Thursday night.

Columbus Police: Man seemed to intentionally hit other vehicles with truck

Columbus Police: Man seemed to intentionally hit other vehicles with truck

Thirty-two-year-old Jeffrey Wegener is accused of crashing a white truck into Ace Rent-To-Own and hitting several other vehicles.

Truck driver hits vehicles, crashes into building in Columbus

Truck driver hits vehicles, crashes into building in Columbus

It was a scary situation in Columbus Thursday morning, with one reckless driver causing a lot of damage.

Flood Aid 2019 Event Postponed to 2020

Flood Aid 2019 Event Postponed to 2020

Originally slated for this weekend, the two-day music festival Flood Aid 2019, has been postponed until further notice, with organizers looking into 2020 dates.

Fire departments come together for annual fire and arson conference

Fire departments come together for annual fire and arson conference

NORFOLK - Several agencies are coming together in Norfolk this week for Nebraska’s 50th annual Fire and Arson Investigation Conference.

Gage County Extension Educator receives national honor

Gage County Extension Educator receives national honor

Nicole Stoner, a horticulture educator, received the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award on Sept. 10 at a national ceremony in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Scotus holding football game for childhood cancer Thursday night

Scotus holding football game for childhood cancer Thursday night

You may not have to wait for the Friday night lights to come out to watch some high school football this week.

New Columbus K9 unit catches two with meth

New Columbus K9 unit catches two with meth

The Columbus Police Department said they've cited two for possession of meth.

Despite difficulties, Clarkson's historic opera house still active

Despite difficulties, Clarkson's historic opera house still active

It has stood for more than a century in Clarkson, Nebraska.

Emergency crews are responding to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 35

Emergency crews are responding to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 35

A two vehicle accident near Hoskins has shut down Highway 35

Chef hosts plant-based meal class for Columbus restaurants

Chef hosts plant-based meal class for Columbus restaurants

On Monday, around eight restaurant owners and representatives showed up for a class teaching them how to prepare plant-based meals.

Stanton man out on bond is caught with drugs

Stanton man out on bond is caught with drugs

Two northeast Nebraska men are behind bars after being caught with drugs Monday morning.

Great Plains State Bank building Headquarters in Columbus

Great Plains State Bank building Headquarters in Columbus

A local bank has decided to make Columbus the town they set up their headquarters in.

UPDATE: Man dies in Fremont grain bin after a 7-hour rescue attempt

UPDATE: Man dies in Fremont grain bin after a 7-hour rescue attempt

Officials have released more details about a grain bin incident near Fremont.

Schuyler man among those killed in I-80 crash

Schuyler man among those killed in I-80 crash

A man from Schuyler was one of three people who died in a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 Friday.

Police identify body found at mall

Police identify body found at mall

Authorities have released more information about a body found at Sunset Plaza in Norfolk on Friday.

Rescue Crews Helping Man Stuck In Grain Elevator

Rescue Crews Helping Man Stuck In Grain Elevator

Rescue crews in Fremont are working to save a man who fell in to a grain elevator.

More information released regarding Thursday's vehicle accident near West Point

More information released regarding Thursday's vehicle accident near West Point

More details have been released regarding Thursday's three-vehicle accident near West Point.

During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, doctor wants men to know how to protect themselves

During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, doctor wants men to know how to protect themselves

One in nine men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.

Air ambulance service donates lights, teaches helicopter courses to Nebraska fire departments

Air ambulance service donates lights, teaches helicopter courses to Nebraska fire departments

Midwest MedAir gave a set of landing zone safety lights each to the Clarkson and Schuyler fire departments.

Norfolk woman posts bond, accused of assault five minutes later

Norfolk woman posts bond, accused of assault five minutes later

A Norfolk woman is back behind bars after police say she assaulted her stepbrother five minutes after she was released from jail.

Heavy rain brings flash flooding to northeast Nebraska

Heavy rain brings flash flooding to northeast Nebraska

Some parts of NE Nebraska saw over 8" of rain.

Two taken to hospital following crash in Columbus

Two taken to hospital following crash in Columbus

It happened shortly after 5 o'clock near 14th Street and 33rd Avenue.

FCC chair visits Fremont, talks protection from robocalls

FCC chair visits Fremont, talks protection from robocalls

The FCC hosted a Consumer Education Forum in Fremont on Wednesday.

First responders, school holds active shooting drill in Columbus

First responders, school holds active shooting drill in Columbus

Law enforcement held an active shooter exercise at a school in Columbus.

Geneva's 'recall committee' fails to submit signatures needed to begin recall of mayor Eric Kamler

Geneva's 'recall committee' fails to submit signatures needed to begin recall of mayor Eric Kamler

A recall effort which was started by a 10-person committee just over a month ago failed to gather the 332 signatures needed to force the city council to vote on a possible recall election.

UPDATE: Columbus City Council approves Freddy's restaurant plan

UPDATE: Columbus City Council approves Freddy's restaurant plan

The council unanimously approved the plan.

Two-Vehicle Accident Causes Car To Catch Fire

Two-Vehicle Accident Causes Car To Catch Fire

A two-vehicle accident in Norfolk Sunday caused one car to catch fire.

Childhood Cancer Families and Loved Ones Honored at Columbus Event

Childhood Cancer Families and Loved Ones Honored at Columbus Event

Forty families from three different states were honored Sunday night at Lakeview High School in Columbus for the Glow Gold Honors Event, which is put on by a childhood cancer foundation called Sammy’s Superheroes.

Four Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Norfolk

Four Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Norfolk

Four people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident near Norfolk Sunday afternoon.

Northeast Partners With Nebraska Supreme Court To Train Interpreters

Northeast Partners With Nebraska Supreme Court To Train Interpreters

Northeast Community College will be working with the Nebraska Supreme Court to provide more interpreters across the state.

Rivers returning to flood stage in northeast Nebraska

Rivers returning to flood stage in northeast Nebraska

Northeast Nebraskans are once against doing some river-watching, and they aren't taking any chances when it comes to the possibility of flooding.

Columbus schools holds annual 'Discoverer Dash' before game

Columbus schools holds annual 'Discoverer Dash' before game

It happened before Columbus High's home football game.