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Eagles notes: Chadron State, Colorado Springs split series
Eagles notes: Chadron State, Colorado Springs split series

The Chadron State College softball team split its double header for the second day in a row against the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Mountain Lions, winning game one 2-0 before falling 6-0 in game two, Saturday.

In Nebraska, empty churches are becoming apartments, museums

In Nebraska, empty churches are becoming apartments, museums

After over a century of worship, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Benedict closed its doors in January 2020. Seven months later, the Johnsons bought it.

News Channel Nebraska to televise 36 state basketball games over 6 days

News Channel Nebraska to televise 36 state basketball games over 6 days

The 2024 NSAA State Basketball Tournaments will dominate News Channel Nebraska's programming starting Wednesday, Feb 28 as the locally-owned network will televise 36 first and second round games over six days.

Refresher for spotters, as Nebraska heads into spring and summer severe weather

Refresher for spotters, as Nebraska heads into spring and summer severe weather

First responders and others attend weather seminar west of Beatrice

Eagles notes: CSC wrestlers seeking regional success

Eagles notes: CSC wrestlers seeking regional success

After going 8-0 while winning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's dual championship for the first time this season, the Chadron State College wrestling team will have another major challenge on Saturday, March 2. 

Battle scores season-high 32, Ohio State beats Nebraska for interim coach Jake Diebler's third win

Battle scores season-high 32, Ohio State beats Nebraska for interim coach Jake Diebler's third win

Jamison Battle scored a season-high 32 points, Roddy Gayle Jr. had 16 points and 10 rebounds and short-handed Ohio State beat Nebraska 78-69.

Poppe named February Student of the Month

Poppe named February Student of the Month

Chadron State College student Isabella “Bella” Poppe of Hastings, Nebraska, is the February Project Strive/TRiO Student of the Month.  

Pillen's plan to hike cigarette taxes finding friendly fire

Pillen's plan to hike cigarette taxes finding friendly fire

Gov. Jim Pillen, Nebraska (R): “We can add $2.00. We charge 64-cents. If we charge $2.64 that gets us to number 14 in the country on taxing cigarettes.”

Progress made in fighting central wildfire, now 82% contained

Progress made in fighting central wildfire, now 82% contained

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Betty’s Way Fire north of North Platte. Containment increased to 82% with approximately 60 people working on managing this large and complex wildfire.

Fire destroys bunkhouse south of Rushville

Fire destroys bunkhouse south of Rushville

An electrical issue is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a bunkhouse on the Casey Hinn Ranch 22 miles south of Rushville on Monday.

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Heartland Country Music Artist B.J. Jamison, of Arnold, Neb., will celebrate the release of his new song, "The Note," Wednesday night at The Local in Nashville, Tenn.

Wildfire response continues in central Nebraska: Betty’s Way Fire 72% contained as of Tuesday evening

Wildfire response continues in central Nebraska: Betty’s Way Fire 72% contained as of Tuesday evening

As of Tuesday evening the Betty’s Way Fire in Lincoln, Dawson, and, Custer Counties has claimed 71,022 acres according to a press release from Region 51 Emergency Management Director Brandon Myers.

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

State officials say a mower sparked a wildfire that has burned about 110 square miles of prairieland in central Nebraska.

State deploys resources to central Nebraska wildfire

State deploys resources to central Nebraska wildfire

Local officials in Custer and Lincoln counties have declared emergencies and requested state assistance due to a large wildfire affecting the area.

Human trafficking awareness in Nebraska and how to stay safe

Human trafficking awareness in Nebraska and how to stay safe

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery and is happening all over Nebraska. It's a multi-billion-dollar operation that happens illegally.

Large grass fire burning northeast of North Platte, evacuations ordered

Large grass fire burning northeast of North Platte, evacuations ordered

A large grass fire is burning north of North Platte a few miles east of Highway 83 and north of Hall School Road.

Love: Differences between Ricketts and Trump 'getting narrow'

Love: Differences between Ricketts and Trump 'getting narrow'

Joe Jordan, NCN: “Former President Trump said black voters like him because he's been indicted 4 times, they appreciate his mug shot. Do you understand what he's trying to say?” 

Love: “I don't ever understand what he's trying to say."

Warm weather brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

Warm weather brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

A warm front is sweeping springlike weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year.

Juwan Gary scores 22, hits 4 3s to help Nebraska beat Minnesota 73-55

Juwan Gary scores 22, hits 4 3s to help Nebraska beat Minnesota 73-55

Juwan Gary scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds, Brice Williams added 15 points and Nebraska beat Minnesota 73-55.

Eagles notes: Major Deng scores 42 points during win over Chadron State

Eagles notes: Major Deng scores 42 points during win over Chadron State

With transfer Major Deng pouring in 42 points, the Colorado School of Mines men's basketball team breezed to a 74-56 win over Chadron State in the Eagles' final home game of the season Saturday night.

Eagles notes: Trio of players lead Roadrunners past Eagles

Eagles notes: Trio of players lead Roadrunners past Eagles

Three players combined for 47 points for the visiting MSU-Denver Roadrunners Friday night, as they defeated the Chadron State women's basketball team 78-60 in the Chicoine Center.

State Chamber of Commerce president speaks on EPIC proposal

State Chamber of Commerce president speaks on EPIC proposal

The EPIC proposal proposes reducing or eliminating many taxes in Nebraska in exchange for a consumption tax. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce addressed concerns with the proposal today.

Outdoor notes: Enjoy fun state park events this March

Outdoor notes: Enjoy fun state park events this March

Spend some time this spring in Nebraska’s state parks. During March, a variety of events are planned for those for all ages and interests.

Registration opens March 1 for The Big Event

Registration opens March 1 for The Big Event

Chadron State College’s student-led day of community service known as The Big Event (TBE) will be April 13.

Loomis-Goltl ties sister's scoring mark to help Bridgeport return to state tournament

Loomis-Goltl ties sister's scoring mark to help Bridgeport return to state tournament

Senior Olivia Loomis-Goltl paces four players in double figures in Bridgeport's C1-4 District Final victory over Gordon-Rushville, 67-49, Friday night in Bridgeport.

Meet the Husker Super Fan and his super fans

Meet the Husker Super Fan and his super fans

Chances are if you’ve been to a Husker athletic contest, you’ve seen or heard Kevin Coleman. He’s hard to miss and seemingly always present.

Power play: Project meant to move power through Nebraska Sandhills, across US stalls – for 12 years

Power play: Project meant to move power through Nebraska Sandhills, across US stalls – for 12 years

A proposed power line through the Nebraska Sandhills was meant to make the U.S. power grid more reliable.

Bill would require Nebraskans to verify their age to peruse porn

Bill would require Nebraskans to verify their age to peruse porn

A Nebraska legislative committee heard testimony Wednesday over a bill that would limit young people’s access to online porn by verifying a user is at least 18 years old.

Actors, producers and screenwriters testify for bill to lure movie/TV productions to Nebraska

Actors, producers and screenwriters testify for bill to lure movie/TV productions to Nebraska

Nebraska could become the next “Y’allywood” with the right tax incentives for film and television production, a committee of state legislators was told Wednesday.

KC shooting reignites 'good guy with a gun' debate in Nebraska

KC shooting reignites 'good guy with a gun' debate in Nebraska

As the investigation continues authorities have detained two juveniles, charged two adults with second degree murder and tell us more arrests are possible as police "have recovered several firearms."

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

Rep. Flood announces law enforcement recruiting effort: 'Nebraska Backs the Blue'

LINCOLN, NEB. — A state congressman is touting Nebraska as the best place in the country for law enforcement officers to live, and he's putting together a recruitment plan in the hopes of filling the state's current shortage. 

New polling finds 70% support for legalizing medical cannabis

New polling finds 70% support for legalizing medical cannabis

New polling found that 70% of respondents are ready to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska and that a majority of those responding want to approve a novel alternative to property, sales and income taxes.

Blizzard frequency in the U.S. may decrease in the future

Blizzard frequency in the U.S. may decrease in the future

A unique study from The University of Nebraska- Lincoln Assistant Professor Liang Chen predicts fewer blizzards throughout the U.S. using identical models used by the intergovernmental panel on climate change.

Chadron State RLOP students attend workshop in Lincoln

Chadron State RLOP students attend workshop in Lincoln

Chadron State College’s Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) students attended the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (NSBA) in Lincoln, Nebraska, Feb. 1-2.

Former Husker basketball player suing university over relationship with ex-assistant

Former Husker basketball player suing university over relationship with ex-assistant

Two years after being removed from the team, a former Husker women's basketball player has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska. 

Full tuition waivers proposed for Nebraska student teachers

Full tuition waivers proposed for Nebraska student teachers

Nebraska student teachers could receive 100% tuition waivers beginning in 2025 through a legislative proposal under consideration this session.

Eagles notes: Chadron State falls in two games against Mines

Eagles notes: Chadron State falls in two games against Mines

The Chadron State College softball team was defeated 2-0 and 8-7 in Sunday's doubleheader against Colorado School of Mines, falling to 0-12 overall and 0-2 in RMAC play to begin the season.

Nebraska confines some sex offenders years after their prison sentence

Nebraska confines some sex offenders years after their prison sentence

Nebraska confines some sex offenders for years and even decades after they have been released from prison for their crimes.

‘Loneliest time in human history’: Experts give tips on signs, ways to curb loneliness

‘Loneliest time in human history’: Experts give tips on signs, ways to curb loneliness

From youth to adults, loneliness has become more common for health officials across the country from a combination of social media, stress, and isolation during COVID have some experts saying it is the loneliest time in human history.

NU volleyball coach says Nebraska Crossing could be new home for Olympic volleyball training center

NU volleyball coach says Nebraska Crossing could be new home for Olympic volleyball training center

But several say new ‘Good Life’ district bill is unconstitutional and needs changes

Flower Shops prepare for Valentine's Day rush

Flower Shops prepare for Valentine's Day rush

Flower Shops in Norfolk prepare for their biggest day of the year.

NEED TO KNOW: What happens when Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday?

NEED TO KNOW: What happens when Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday?

A holy day and a holiday are set to collide this Wednesday. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day, which is a rare occurrence for the Christian holy day.

Panhandling debate: To give or not to give—money

Panhandling debate: To give or not to give—money

Homelessness across Nebraska is up 10 percent the last few years.

The latest numbers find nearly 2,500 people without a roof over their head.

Omaha and Lincoln account for 1,900, the other 600 scattered across the state.

Gov. Pillen reverses course on summer food program for kids

Gov. Pillen reverses course on summer food program for kids

In a reversal in course, Gov. Jim Pillen announced Monday that Nebraska will be accepting federal funds for the USDA's expanded summer EBT program. 

Lawmaker looks to make Nebraska the latest state to enact controversial ‘stand your ground’ law

Lawmaker looks to make Nebraska the latest state to enact controversial ‘stand your ground’ law

Nebraska would become one of the last Republican-led states to enact a so-called “stand your ground” law under a bill presented to a legislative committee on Thursday.

‘An inspiration to a lot of dancers’: Nebraskans help lead iconic Dallas Cowboys cheer team

‘An inspiration to a lot of dancers’: Nebraskans help lead iconic Dallas Cowboys cheer team

They get paid peanuts, work on nights and weekends and have been in the past subjected to some even worse treatment. And yet, two Nebraskans who are part of the iconic Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad wouldn't trade it for anything.

Valentine holds off North Central in back and forth contest

Valentine holds off North Central in back and forth contest

After holding off a third quarter rally, the Lady Badgers were able to score 14 in the fourth to hold off the North Central Lady Knights 39-36 on Thursday night.

Pushback meets governor’s plan to ‘streamline’ approval of Nebraska livestock operations

Pushback meets governor’s plan to ‘streamline’ approval of Nebraska livestock operations

Supporters seek to take ’emotion’ out of decisions; opponents say it removes public hearings and public input to ease OKs of more confinement operations

Supernovas fall to Thrill in five sets

Supernovas fall to Thrill in five sets

The Omaha Supernovas fall to 1-2 on the year after a five set loss to the Vegas Thrill.

A bill that would allow armed teachers in Nebraska schools prompts emotional testimony

A bill that would allow armed teachers in Nebraska schools prompts emotional testimony

A bill that would allow teachers and other staff in schools to be armed in the hopes of deterring school shootings drew dozens of people and some emotional testimony to the Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee on Tuesday.

Governors visit Texas border in Eagle Pass

Governors visit Texas border in Eagle Pass

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen was among a group of Republican governors that returned to the U.S.-Mexico border for a briefing with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Rosters announced for 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Rosters announced for 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl

LINCOLN, Neb. — Ninety Nebraska seniors will get to play one more high school football game this summer.

The Nebraska Shrine Bowl announced the North and South team rosters on Sunday. The 66th annual game will be played in Kearney on Saturday, June 1.

Supernovas sweep past San Diego, pick up first win

Supernovas sweep past San Diego, pick up first win

The Omaha Supernovas picked up their first win of the season on Saturday night. 

Girls wrestling community looks ahead for growth in Nebraska

Girls wrestling community looks ahead for growth in Nebraska

After a social media post was made by a northeast Nebraska superintendent, the girls wrestling community is focused on one thing…growth.

Nebraska bill would directly fund municipalities and lower property taxes

Nebraska bill would directly fund municipalities and lower property taxes

A bill aimed at lowering local property taxes by directly funding cities, villages, counties, and schools has been introduced in the Nebraska legislature.

Bill would provide protections for student journalists on high school, college campuses

Bill would provide protections for student journalists on high school, college campuses

A bill put forward in the Nebraska Legislature will provide concrete definitions and terms to student journalists on high school and college campuses across the state of Nebraska.

$15.3 million investment to improve airports statewide

$15.3 million investment to improve airports statewide

On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Transportation will get millions of dollars in federal funding.

NCN to Provide Statewide Coverage of Supernovas Matches Versus San Diego Mojo and Vegas Thrill

NCN to Provide Statewide Coverage of Supernovas Matches Versus San Diego Mojo and Vegas Thrill

OMAHA, Neb. — News Channel Nebraska will be televising the next two Omaha Supernova home matches.

Shelton Collier - On Omaha Supernovas Debut

Shelton Collier - On Omaha Supernovas Debut

Shelton Collier - On Omaha Supernovas Debut

TOP PLAYS - Atlanta Vibe vs Omaha Supernovas - 01/24/24

TOP PLAYS - Atlanta Vibe vs Omaha Supernovas - 01/24/24

The Omaha Supernovas took on the Atlanta Vibe in a historic night in downtown Omaha. 

‘Common sense approach’: Gov. Pillen does not want lifetime tenure for college professors

‘Common sense approach’: Gov. Pillen does not want lifetime tenure for college professors

With a new legislative bill to do away with tenure at colleges, Governor Jim Pillen says the current system needs to be re-worked.

News Channel Nebraska to Provide Statewide TV Coverage of First Pro Volleyball Federation Match: John Baylor and Nancy Metcalf to lead broadcast

News Channel Nebraska to Provide Statewide TV Coverage of First Pro Volleyball Federation Match: John Baylor and Nancy Metcalf to lead broadcast

OMAHA, Neb. — News Channel Nebraska is televising the first ever Professional Volleyball Federation match which will feature the Omaha Supernovas taking on the Atlanta Vibe.

Questions raised over gun purchase for gaming commission, whether racetrack study fell short

Questions raised over gun purchase for gaming commission, whether racetrack study fell short

State senator, commissioners question whether study answered all issues

Sen. Ricketts blasts Biden administration after cold weather issues arise in EV's

Sen. Ricketts blasts Biden administration after cold weather issues arise in EV's

As much of the country battles the bitter cold—electric car owners are facing another problem. Their car's performance drops when the temperatures dip. The driving range isn’t as long and the charge isn’t as strong.

NDOT asks drivers to slow down and drive with caution

NDOT asks drivers to slow down and drive with caution

While roads are opening up, there are still ice patches on them.