Nearly 800 Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates — more than half the Lincoln prison’s population — have signed a petition sent to state officials and various news outlets decrying conditions at the prison.
Man arrested for selling cocaine to undercover investigator
Lincoln Police arrested a man after he delivered 24 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer.
Fremont bank robber forced teller outside at gunpoint before escaping with $10,000
A man has been arrested for robbing First State Bank & Trust in Fremont Thursday, Nov. 21, according to police.
Signs seek to slow traffic at Papillion intersection
The city of Papillion is using signs to try to slow traffic at a downtown intersection where a 10-year-old girl was fatally hit by a car earlier this year.
Nebraska's Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives
The Christmas tree is at the Capitol!
Lincoln Animal Control rescues cat, head was stuck in jar
Lincoln Animal Control rescued a cat that had its head stuck in a jar on Monday.
Columbus City Council approves purchases for new police, fire stations
The Columbus City Council added one more piece to the puzzle of building new police and fire stations.
Investigators Identify Millard Body, Treating as Homicide
Omaha Police have released more information on what they are now calling a homicide investigation in a Millard neighborhood.
Police release image of man trying to break into vehicles
Lincoln Police have released a surveillance image of a man trying to break into vehicles in southeast Lincoln.
Columbus man accused of sexually assaulting family friend
Police say the alleged abuse happened in early 2018.
Police investigate suspicious death in Millard neighborhood
Omaha Police are investigating a suspicious death in west Omaha.
Property owners want emergency hearing to block new landlord registry ordinance
Lawyers for the Metropolitan Omaha Property Owner's Association wants a judge to order a temporary injunction against the city's new landlord registry ordinance. It takes effect Jan. 1.
SCSO advising public of wanted man
The Seward County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man with a warrant who fled from them Sunday night.
Disturbance leads to drugs and weapons arrest
A Neligh woman with two arrest warrants faces additional charges after a disturbance over the weekend.
Man pleads no contest in case around UNL band member's crash death
A man facing charges of motor vehicle homicide in connection to a crash that killed a UNL band member pled no contest to the charges on Monday.
Bluesman Michael Charles talks playing Columbus again, sharing positive message
Blues artist Michael Charles has returned to play not one, but two free shows Friday and Saturday.
Chamber encourages folks to buy locally on Small Business Saturday
The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to do your holiday shopping at local stores.
Lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries
An Omaha woman who contracted hepatitis A after eating blackberries she bought at a Fresh Thyme grocery store has sued the company.
Columbus man to be honored as hero at Husker football game
The American Red Cross and Hy-Vee will recognize James Wilke as Nebraska's 2019 "citizen hero."
Man chases suspects trying to break into his car, gets assaulted
Lincoln Police have arrested a man for assault after the victim showed up to a police station with a cut on his neck.
Henry Doorly Zoo announces birth of Eastern Mountain Bongo Calf
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the birth of an Eastern mountain bongo calf.
2 inmates get more time for assault on prison captain
Two inmates who assaulted a prison captain at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln have been given more time behind bars.
NDOT Announces Preliminary Work on Lincoln South Beltway
Preliminary work on the Lincoln South Beltway project will begin soon, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Lincoln man wants to withdraw plea made on manslaughter charge
A man accused of fatally shooting a Lincoln resident wants to take back pleas he entered.
Columbus Community Center closed because of weather
In a news release Wednesday, the city said the Columbus Community Center is closed.
Columbus says crews making progress cleaning up snow
The city of Columbus says they're faring well cleaning up after the storm.
Car flips over as wintry weather makes roads slippery
Thanksgiving travel got off to a slippery start in Nebraska.
Eastern Nebraska highways marked as completely covered with snow
Transportation officials are discouraging travel on eastern Nebraska highways.
Residents prepare as storm bears down on Columbus
Snowfall is supposed to continue overnight into Wednesday, with forecasters predicting six inches or more for Columbus.
Man arrested for murder in case of Council Bluffs body found wrapped in sheet
Council Bluffs Police have arrested a man for first-degree murder in connection with a body found wrapped in a sheet.
NDCS community corrections inmate returned to custody
A community corrections inmate has been returned to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
Child abuse charge against city councilman dropped
Authorities have dropped a child abuse charge that was leveled against a city councilman in the Omaha suburb of Papillion.
UPDATE: Columbus announces closures due to weather
The city issued a press release about closures.
Sheriff's Office identifies 87-year-old man killed in crash
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has identified a Seward man as the victim of a fatal accident in a crash at Highway 34 and Northwest 48th Street on Monday afternoon.
Columbus crews ready for looming storm
Columbus Public Works said its crews are already working on keeping the roads clear while the winter storm looms.
Natural gas service restored to Winside just before storm hits
Natural Gas customers in the Winside area are enjoying warm homes and hot showers after a service outage threatened to leave them in the cold during today's winter storm.
Columbus officials declare snow emergency
Forecasted snowfall is expected to reach 6 to 9 inches, with northeast winds 20-25 mph and up to 40 mph wind gusts.
Bluesman Michael Charles returning to Columbus to play free shows
A Grammy-elected blues musician is coming to Columbus to play a couple shows.