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Chadron State introduces new hoops coach Chris Francis
Chadron State introduces new hoops coach Chris Francis

Francis coordinates a free community clinic after introduction to the community

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss his thoughts on Nebraska potentially returning to the prestigious Association of American Universities. 

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office issued a statement in response to the published opinion of Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers on LB20.

Valentine Public Library receives $10,000 donation

Valentine Public Library receives $10,000 donation

The Valentine Public Library is looking at expanding services after receiving a $10,000 donation.

Stephens attends AASCU conference

Stephens attends AASCU conference

Austen Stephens, Dean of Student Affairs at Chadron State College, recently participated in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) in Washington DC this June.

Man killed in fiery crash near Rushville

Man killed in fiery crash near Rushville

A 25-year-old man died in a fiery crash north of Rushville, Nebraska on Saturday.

Lightning injures man near Rushville, Nebraska

Lightning injures man near Rushville, Nebraska

Sheridan County Sheriff Jeff Brewer said that the man was sitting in a vehicle when he was struck by lightning.

Looking for a Nebraska staycation? New book has you covered

Looking for a Nebraska staycation? New book has you covered

If you’re looking for a staycation this summer, you don’t have to look far. A Nebraska author has released a new book titled, “100 Things to do in the Nebraska Sandhills Before You Die.”

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss where Nebraska fits into the state of higher education in the 21st Century and who he'd like to see helping lead NU's campuses in the future. 

Fire near Whiteclay, Nebraska burns 200 acres

Fire near Whiteclay, Nebraska burns 200 acres

A fire near Whiteclay, Nebraska burned around 200 acres.

NE audit blasts state transportation agency for millions spent on overtime, ‘unexplained’ fuel buys

NE audit blasts state transportation agency for millions spent on overtime, ‘unexplained’ fuel buys

The NDOT faces scrutiny after a state audit revealed misuse of funds, including over $6 million in annual overtime pay for most employees, and millions more in 'unexplained' expenses on fuel and fleet-related costs.

Local photographer’s work on exhibit

Local photographer’s work on exhibit

The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center is hosting a photography exhibit by Sheryl Cozad of Crawford through Aug. 9.

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses his priorities with NCN

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses his priorities with NCN

News Channel Nebraska's Eric McKay interviews NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold

Weapon violations, sexual assault in Valentine Police report

Weapon violations, sexual assault in Valentine Police report

During the week of July 7-13, Valentine Police responded to 84 calls for service and made several arrests, including for weapon law violations and sexual assault.

Shots fired during burglary in Valentine

Shots fired during burglary in Valentine

In the early hours of July 15, the Valentine Police Department and Cherry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary happening in the 100 block of North Thatcher Street.

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nineteen people died in traffic crashes across Nebraska in June, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Rosebud man sentenced for transporting stolen gun from Valentine store

Rosebud man sentenced for transporting stolen gun from Valentine store

A Rosebud man has been sentenced for transporting a stolen gun across state lines from Nebraska to South Dakota.

Pine Ridge woman sentenced for involuntary manslaughter after deadly crash

Pine Ridge woman sentenced for involuntary manslaughter after deadly crash

A Pine Ridge, South Dakota woman has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a deadly crash in 2022.

Trump 'fine' after shooting at rally, campaign says. Prosecutor says gunman and 1 attendee are dead

Trump 'fine' after shooting at rally, campaign says. Prosecutor says gunman and 1 attendee are dead

Donald Trump's campaign said in a statement that he was “fine” after being whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after apparent gunshots rang through the crowd.

Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

As he grew Nebraska’s largest hog operation, Jim Pillen made economic and environmental assurances to residents of small communities where he was looking to build. Some residents profited. Others say Pillen Family Farms prospered while they suffered.

Husker pitcher Tucker Timmerman thriving in summer league baseball, on the last frontier

Husker pitcher Tucker Timmerman thriving in summer league baseball, on the last frontier

Timmerman is spending the summer with the Matsu Miners in the Alaska Baseball League.

Chadron State College signs agreement with Saigon Business School

Chadron State College signs agreement with Saigon Business School

Chadron State College and the Saigon Business School (SBS) have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree at CSC.

Francis named Chadron State men’s basketball coach

Francis named Chadron State men’s basketball coach

Following a national search with nearly 100 applicants, Chris Francis has been named the head coach of Chadron State College's men's basketball program.

Gun seized following search warrant in Valentine

Gun seized following search warrant in Valentine

A Valentine man is facing charges after police began searching for the parents or guardians of a girl on July 8.

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Seven Husker football standouts and a state college All-American comprise the 2024 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President Bryan Slone is spending his summer touring the state to visit and collaborate with local chambers of commerce.

1890 Nebraska & Nebraska Athletics announce 'Big Red Preview' open football practice

1890 Nebraska & Nebraska Athletics announce 'Big Red Preview' open football practice

1890 Nebraska—the official name, image, and likeness (NIL) collective of Nebraska Athletics—and Husker Football announce Big Red Preview, an evening practice open to the public on Aug. 3.

K-12 funding shift from property taxes would be multiyear effort, Nebraska lawmakers say

K-12 funding shift from property taxes would be multiyear effort, Nebraska lawmakers say

Many of the 17 lawmakers who have been meeting with Gov. Jim Pillen discuss their hopes and ambitions for an expected special session this summer

Thedford Public School's tax request authority increase fails

Thedford Public School's tax request authority increase fails

The Thedford Public School District’s request to make a one time increase to its property tax authority by $1 million dollars has failed.

Cody-Kilgore bond passes to build new school

Cody-Kilgore bond passes to build new school

A $3 million dollar bond for the Cody-Kilgore School District to build a new pre-k through 7th grade school in Cody has passed.

Cherry County braces for potential fire weather

Cherry County braces for potential fire weather

A single engine air tanker, or SEAT, is now stationed in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

State Auditor finds millions in improper child care billings paid by DHHS

State Auditor finds millions in improper child care billings paid by DHHS

Nebraska's State Auditor says they've found millions of improperly paid out child care benefits. 

Location decided for new Valentine movie theater

Location decided for new Valentine movie theater

A purchase agreement has been signed for a new movie theater in Valentine, according to Valentine Economic Development Director Mark Hagge.

School vouchers fight is Nebraska’s last petition drive of 2024

School vouchers fight is Nebraska’s last petition drive of 2024

State Sen. Linehan says students, families need choices; Support Our Schools says voters should decide

Female dies after struck by vehicle north of Rosebud Casino

Female dies after struck by vehicle north of Rosebud Casino

A female died after being hit by a vehicle north of Valentine, Nebraska, according to Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement.

Kearney native Mannie Reinsch named athletic director at Chadron St.

Kearney native Mannie Reinsch named athletic director at Chadron St.

Chadron State College is turning to a Kearney native to lead its athletic department.

Blood donations desperately needed to prevent blood shortage

Blood donations desperately needed to prevent blood shortage

The American Red Cross is urgently seeking blood donors. The organization says it’s seen a concerning trend—around 20,000 fewer blood donations in just one month.

Abortions performed by Nebraska doctors crater following state’s 12-week ban

Abortions performed by Nebraska doctors crater following state’s 12-week ban

Zoe, not her real name, had to travel to another state to terminate her pregnancy because she was 16 weeks pregnant, and Nebraska lawmakers banned abortion after 12 weeks a year ago. 

Competing Nebraska abortion petitions turn in signatures seeking ballot access

Competing Nebraska abortion petitions turn in signatures seeking ballot access

Protect Our Rights and Protect Women and Children organizers say each turned in 200k signatures

Ensuring kids' safety during Fourth of July parades

Ensuring kids' safety during Fourth of July parades

With the Fourth of July approaching, parents will be out with their kids for parades and fireworks shows and there can be a worry for parents keeping track of their children.

Soft-serve survivors: How Zesto endured in Nebraska after its ice-cream empire melted

Soft-serve survivors: How Zesto endured in Nebraska after its ice-cream empire melted

On the hottest day of July 1948 in Norfolk, a second-page ad in the local newspaper presented readers with a flavorful way to cool off.

Mad dash in final week for this year’s Nebraska petition drives

Mad dash in final week for this year’s Nebraska petition drives

It’s make-or-break week for organizers of petition drives who are trying to get their issue on the 2024 general election ballot in Nebraska.

Gov. Jim Pillen commends Supreme Court's overturning of Chevron doctrine

Gov. Jim Pillen commends Supreme Court's overturning of Chevron doctrine

Gov. Jim Pillen praised Friday's 6-3 Supreme Court decision overturning the Chevron deference doctrine, which mandated courts to defer to federal regulatory agencies' interpretations of laws passed by Congress.

Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail still incomplete nearly 30 years later

Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail still incomplete nearly 30 years later

Kris Ferguson had a quick reply when someone asked how she and a small group of volunteers managed to finish a 17-mile stretch of the long-planned but unfinished Cowboy Trail in northwest Nebraska. 

A year in, Nebraska doctors say abortion ban has changed how they care for patients

A year in, Nebraska doctors say abortion ban has changed how they care for patients

Supporters of state’s 12-week ban say the law has been good for Nebraskans amid doctors' concerns over legal gray area

Pornhub intends to ban Nebraska users after passage of LB 1092

Pornhub intends to ban Nebraska users after passage of LB 1092

Sponsor says porn industry draws in minors and opposes that

We Care for Kids says strides still need to be made for affordable childcare

We Care for Kids says strides still need to be made for affordable childcare

We Care for Kids 2024 report underscores a growing need for affordable child care in Nebraska.

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

When Jeffrey Gold begins his presidential tenure on July 1, he hopes to distinguish himself in one key area: the duration of his term. 

‘Everybody’s got to play’: Breaking down Nebraska’s more than 100 sales tax exemptions

‘Everybody’s got to play’: Breaking down Nebraska’s more than 100 sales tax exemptions

While the State of Nebraska annually collects about $2 billion in sales taxes, another $6.5 billion is left off the table through more than 100 sales tax exemptions.

Rising rents leave Omaha tenants struggling to keep up

Rising rents leave Omaha tenants struggling to keep up

Apartment 133 at Parkwood Terrace has served as more than a mailing address for Marianne Clark over the past quarter-century. 

Letters warning of fraud and calls to form 'your militia': Election conspiracies spread in Nebraska

Letters warning of fraud and calls to form 'your militia': Election conspiracies spread in Nebraska

Most nights you can find Beverly Pop sitting in her Loup City living room, signing hundreds of letters she’s mailing across Nebraska. In the background, the voice of Steve Bannon, former Trump adviser-turned-podcast host, plays on her television. 

A new Nebraska law makes court diversion program available to veterans. Other states could follow

A new Nebraska law makes court diversion program available to veterans. Other states could follow

Those seeking to get at-risk military veterans the help they need say a new Nebraska law that makes judicial diversion available for some veterans is serving as a model for other states.

NWS reports severe weather for Friday evening

NWS reports severe weather for Friday evening

The National Weather Service has reported there will be severe weather this evening. 

Bird flu’s spread from poultry to cattle to humans provokes worry among feds, states

Bird flu’s spread from poultry to cattle to humans provokes worry among feds, states

H5N1 or bird flu, was diagnosed in a third dairy farmworker last week, marking the first U.S. case with respiratory symptoms, said to be mild.

Nebraska AG wins case against ticket scam promising access to former Huskers

Nebraska AG wins case against ticket scam promising access to former Huskers

Some Nebraska football fans will pay handsomely to ramp up the game day experience at Memorial Stadium.

State treasurer touts savings plan's individual and big picture benefits

State treasurer touts savings plan's individual and big picture benefits

Tom Briese is spreading the word on how he thinks the NEST 529 plan could be a long-term boon for Nebraska

Years after landmark study, number of missing Natives in Nebraska has nearly doubled

Years after landmark study, number of missing Natives in Nebraska has nearly doubled

Despite lack of action on report’s recommendations, officials say they are making progress reporting and identifying missing Native people.

Gov. Pillen explains willingness to accept more than Nebraska’s ‘fair share’ in federal funds

Gov. Pillen explains willingness to accept more than Nebraska’s ‘fair share’ in federal funds

‘Welcome to the party,’ says State Sen. John Cavanaugh, who has been in favor of the state accepting more federal funds

South wins 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl 17-10

South wins 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl 17-10

A late interception sealed the deal for the South team in a 17-10 win over the North in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Guilty: Trump becomes first former U.S. president convicted of felony crimes

Guilty: Trump becomes first former U.S. president convicted of felony crimes

Donald Trump becomes the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him guilty.

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers, officials advise parents to prepare teens

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers, officials advise parents to prepare teens

According to AAA, the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers encompasses Memorial Day until Labor Day and sees an increase of teen-related driver fatalities.

Nebraska announces new contract for John Cook

Nebraska announces new contract for John Cook

Director of Athletics Troy Dannen announced Wednesday that Nebraska has signed four-time national champion Head Volleyball Coach John Cook to a new five-year contract.

Nebraska abortion initiative with the most votes would become law, if voters pass more than one

Nebraska abortion initiative with the most votes would become law, if voters pass more than one

Nebraska voters could face an unusual result from a November election that is likely to see multiple — and possibly dueling — ballot initiatives.

Nebraska leads with new veteran justice program, aiming to steer veterans back to ‘hero status’

Nebraska leads with new veteran justice program, aiming to steer veterans back to ‘hero status’

A national panel of senior military and criminal justice leaders is hailing Nebraska landmark legislation that they say could help restore justice-impacted veterans to “hero status.”

One year after abortion law, fewer med students applying to become doctors in Nebraska

One year after abortion law, fewer med students applying to become doctors in Nebraska

When it came time for Tyne Tyson to apply to residency programs, the aspiring OB-GYN’s thoughts drifted back to spring 2022, when she asked Nebraska lawmakers to scrap a bill seeking to ban abortion.