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Lower Elkhorn NRD partners with Nebraska Game and Parks to repair flood damages at Willow Creek

Lower Elkhorn NRD partners with Nebraska Game and Parks to repair flood damages at Willow Creek

After the flood of 2019, the dam at the Willow Creek State Recreation Area (SRA) was left damaged and in need of repairs.

Omaha man sentenced for possession of child pornography

Omaha man sentenced for possession of child pornography

A 40-year-old man receives 36 months of imprisonment for possession of child pornography.

Kearney woman sentenced following federal drug conviction

Kearney woman sentenced following federal drug conviction

A central Nebraska woman will spend the next year in prison after being sentenced on a federal drug conviction.

Harvard returns Standing Bear’s tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

Harvard returns Standing Bear’s tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, has been returned to his tribe after being housed for decades in a museum at Harvard University.

FEMA is issuing new flood insurance maps for Cheyenne and Deuel County

FEMA is issuing new flood insurance maps for Cheyenne and Deuel County

Cheyenne County is hosting a public open house at The Cheyenne County Community Center to provide up-to-date flood risk information to the county.

Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

The Nebraska Supreme court has denied the post-conviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was so inept that his right to a fair trial had been compromised.

Right at Home celebrates 3 years by giving back to the community

Right at Home celebrates 3 years by giving back to the community

Right at Home hosts a charity event to celebrate its third anniversary.

Kimball announces holiday closures and when to let off fireworks

Kimball announces holiday closures and when to let off fireworks

The City of Kimball offices, including the Library and Landfill, will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday on Monday, July 4th. 

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year.

Flatwater Music Festival promises to continue growing in 15th year

Flatwater Music Festival promises to continue growing in 15th year

One of Hastings’ premiere summer events starts up tonight.

LPD begins an investigation after a reported burglary

LPD begins an investigation after a reported burglary

The Lincoln Police Department look into a burglary at a storage unit that happened the previous week.

LPD investigating handgun found near apartment

LPD investigating handgun found near apartment

The Lincoln Police Department was called in for a handgun that was found laying on the ground.

Arrest made in Peru shooting

Arrest made in Peru shooting

State patrol says Peru man fired twice after entering neighbor's property during a dispute

Trespassing leads to an arrest in Lincoln

Trespassing leads to an arrest in Lincoln

The Lincoln Police Department arrested a 60-year-old man who was trespassing on a property for terroristic threats.

NWS says Cheyenne and Kimball County are in a severe drought

NWS says Cheyenne and Kimball County are in a severe drought

The National Weather Service out of Cheyenne Wyoming announced on Friday, June 24th that the dry weather from spring has led to worsening drought conditions across southeast WY and the Nebraskan panhandle.

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.

NPD: Norfolk man found passed out, arrested for cocaine possession

NPD: Norfolk man found passed out, arrested for cocaine possession

The Norfolk Police Division responded to a call that led to an arrest early Friday morning.

Person airlifted after rollover crash south of Waverly

Person airlifted after rollover crash south of Waverly

One person is in the hospital after a rollover car accident in Southeast Nebraska.

UNK freshman Liana Jablonski wins national award for digital design

UNK freshman Liana Jablonski wins national award for digital design

Liana Jablonski is only a freshman, but she’s already making a name for herself in the advertising and design world.

A long, winding recovery: Long COVID taking toll on Omaha woman

A long, winding recovery: Long COVID taking toll on Omaha woman

Cindy Vanek was supposed to be recovering from COVID-19, but something was wrong.

Sedan side-swipes boy on bicycle

Sedan side-swipes boy on bicycle

Sheriff says teen was riding on Highway 63

Thunderstorms hug Nebraska-Kansas line, early Friday

Thunderstorms hug Nebraska-Kansas line, early Friday

Bouts of heavy rain, but no severe weather

How livestock deal with extreme heat

How livestock deal with extreme heat

As temperatures have been warming up across Nebraska, humans aren’t the only ones feeling the effects.

Fan surprised with backstage passes ahead of concert

Fan surprised with backstage passes ahead of concert

As the city of Norfolk prepares for the upcoming concert featuring Luke Hupp, Chris Cagle, and Lonestar, one lucky fan was selected to receive a very special prize.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bringing 56 years of hits to NEBRASKAland Days

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bringing 56 years of hits to NEBRASKAland Days

Legendary country band opens for Miranda Lambert this weekend.

Commissioner Says Extension Office Important Part Of Dawes County

Commissioner Says Extension Office Important Part Of Dawes County

Dawes County Commissioner Jake Stewart told News Channel Nebraska radio partners, KSCR News, on Thursday that contrary to rumors that have been circulating in recent weeks, the Dawes County Extension office isn’t going anywhere.

Two Lincoln men sentenced on separate federal drug charges

Two Lincoln men sentenced on separate federal drug charges

Two Lincoln men were sentenced on separate drug charges, both of which involved fentanyl, in federal court on Thursday.

Retired librarian, history expert named Grand Marshal of Homestead Days Parade

Retired librarian, history expert named Grand Marshal of Homestead Days Parade

Laureen Riedesul has contributed greatly to preserving and recognizing the history of Beatrice and Gage County

NCN Friday morning recap

NCN Friday morning recap

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Chadron Fire Department battles fire on Old Country Club Road

Chadron Fire Department battles fire on Old Country Club Road

The Chadron Fire Department responded to a grease fire at a home on Old Country Club Road late Thursday afternoon.

Police looking for fugitive last seen in northwest Kearney

Police looking for fugitive last seen in northwest Kearney

Kearney Police are trying to find a wanted man who they say ran from officers late Thursday morning.

'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.

Bridging Forward program aims to reduce poverty by 30% in South Central Nebraska

Bridging Forward program aims to reduce poverty by 30% in South Central Nebraska

Non-profit leaders in South Central Nebraska are tired of a transactional attitude towards public assistance.

Plattsmouth man killed in collision north of town

Plattsmouth man killed in collision north of town

Rural Plattsmouth teenager transported to hospital for evaluation

Richardson County raises salaries for jail staff

Richardson County raises salaries for jail staff

Commissioners agree on law enforcement contract with Humboldt

Unadilla Days on Saturday

Unadilla Days on Saturday

Events include horseshoes, slip and slide, pollinator session and Dirty Boots band

'Pushing on the accelerator:' Fairbury removing old housing in hopes of new development

'Pushing on the accelerator:' Fairbury removing old housing in hopes of new development

FAIRBURY, NE — In Fairbury, it’s out with the old and in with the new.

Defense challenges stop that yielded 10 lbs meth

Defense challenges stop that yielded 10 lbs meth

Lawyer says deputy followed car into Iowa on a speeding violation and did not have jurisdiction to conduct a narcotics investigation

One person injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 275 in Norfolk

One person injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 275 in Norfolk

Thursday afternoon two cars collided, reportedly resulting in one minor injury.

Severe weather possible Thursday evening over southeast Nebraska, northeast Kansas

Severe weather possible Thursday evening over southeast Nebraska, northeast Kansas

The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on the chances for severe weather Thursday afternoon.

Northeast Kansas accident kills Junction City couple

Northeast Kansas accident kills Junction City couple

Kansas Highway Patrol reports pickup went off road and struck a bridge

Fire officials respond to a wind turbine mishap

Fire officials respond to a wind turbine mishap

A wind turbine in Sterling haphazardly bent in half.

‘Careless disposal of smoking materials’ sparked Omaha house fire near I-80

‘Careless disposal of smoking materials’ sparked Omaha house fire near I-80

The Omaha Fire Department said smoking materials were to blame for a house fire in the southwest part of the city Wednesday.

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.

Pierce County crash leaves two injured

Pierce County crash leaves two injured

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident in Pierce County Wednesday night.

County officials warn landowners of suspicious letters

County officials warn landowners of suspicious letters

County Assessors said they have seen a repeating pattern with land offer letters from an unfamiliar company.

Buffett’s firm picks up $500 million more Occidental shares

Buffett’s firm picks up $500 million more Occidental shares

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought more than $500 million worth of Occidental Petroleum shares over the past week as it continued to invest heavily in oil producers this year.

Southeast Community College Board approves President's contract

Southeast Community College Board approves President's contract

New five year agreement for Dr. Paul Illich, heading Southeast Community College

LPD arrests man in connection to ongoing narcotics investigation

LPD arrests man in connection to ongoing narcotics investigation

On Wednesday, June 15 the Lincoln Police Department said their Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team served a search warrant for a room at the Magnuson Hotel, which was the known residence of 37-year-old man .

SCSO deputy dies, 'gone but not forgotten'

SCSO deputy dies, 'gone but not forgotten'

Saunders County Sheriff's Office announced the loss of their Deputy Wednesday morning. 

Omaha Police officer on administrative leave after arrest posted on social media

Omaha Police officer on administrative leave after arrest posted on social media

A veteran Omaha Police officer has been placed on leave as the department conducts an internal investigation into the use of force during a Tuesday arrest.

‘I landed my dream job’: UNK grads design luxury homes for famous clients

‘I landed my dream job’: UNK grads design luxury homes for famous clients

UNK graduates, Emily Bridge and Katie Ward, design luxury homes for famous clients.

Richardson County probationer named in delivery charge

Richardson County probationer named in delivery charge

Sheriff says effort to combat methamphetamine continues

Cheyenne County E3 group plans to grow resources for local Sidney businesses

Cheyenne County E3 group plans to grow resources for local Sidney businesses

A Cheyenne County group labeled E3 meets every two weeks with the goal of keeping their community thriving.

Chadron Police Reminds Residents Of Fireworks Ordinances

Chadron Police Reminds Residents Of Fireworks Ordinances

The 4th of July holiday is nearing and the Chadron Police Department would like to remind everyone of the City Ordinances pertaining to fireworks.

Slama pledges integrity of women's sports

Slama pledges integrity of women's sports

Legislative column relates 1970s law that expanded female access to sports to recent education department interpretation on gender identity

Pierce County crash causes major delays

Pierce County crash causes major delays

A crash near Hadar caused significant delays in Pierce County Wednesday night.

Four-day stretch of Homestead Days activities starting today

Four-day stretch of Homestead Days activities starting today

Celebration kick off event set for 5th Street downtown

NCN Thursday morning brief

NCN Thursday morning brief

Stay up to date with all of the news from across Nebraska!

Woman starts non-profit, takes on Costco for birds' rights

Woman starts non-profit, takes on Costco for birds' rights

A new nonprofit is taking on its first lawsuit: an alleged abuse of animal rights in Nebraska.

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.

Lexington planning to build $2.4 million racquet complex

Lexington planning to build $2.4 million racquet complex

With racquet sports surging in popularity, the City of Lexington is planning to build a new multi-million dollar facility.

Omaha man sentenced in federal court for distributing fentanyl

Omaha man sentenced in federal court for distributing fentanyl

A 44-year-old Omaha man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday on multiple fentanyl distribution charges.