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Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'
Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Another concern, not necessarily new but certainly heightened, human trafficking.

Renovated waterfall, dedicated at Beatrice Chautauqua Park

Renovated waterfall, dedicated at Beatrice Chautauqua Park

Area had been inactive for several years, until a private-public effort revived it

Blue Valley Community Action offers scholarship for child care costs

Blue Valley Community Action offers scholarship for child care costs

The child care industry is in a tough spot. 

Shaq coming to Lincoln for DJ set

Shaq coming to Lincoln for DJ set

He's known as one of the greatest big men ever to play in the NBA, but now he's coming to Nebraska to show off a different skill. 

Makerspace, new businesses bring hope for former ‘Skid Row of the Plains’

Makerspace, new businesses bring hope for former ‘Skid Row of the Plains’

Art has replaced alcohol at one of the once-notorious buildings in this dusty village on the Nebraska-South Dakota border.

Beatrice Board of Public Works recommends study of possible local electric generation

Beatrice Board of Public Works recommends study of possible local electric generation

Board asks for city council approval of a consultant study

Pillen announces $845K grant for Museum of Nebraska Art expansion

Pillen announces $845K grant for Museum of Nebraska Art expansion

Gov. Jim Pillen announced an $845,000 shovel-ready grant for the Museum of Nebraska Art on Wednesday.

Kearney City Council approves future housing project

Kearney City Council approves future housing project

More than 36 acres of land are set to be transformed into housing units and commercial buildings in a central Nebraska city.

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

The Sandhills are known for world-class golf courses, but in north-central Nebraska you’ll also find another unique type of golfing experience—a sand green course.

‘A new generation’: Peregrine falcon chicks return, hatch atop Nebraska State Capitol

‘A new generation’: Peregrine falcon chicks return, hatch atop Nebraska State Capitol

A trio of peregrine falcon chicks — the first to hatch atop the Nebraska State Capitol in eight years — received ankle bands Wednesday that will aid in tracking, research and conservation.

Number of truckloads down....tonnage higher, in this year's Beatrice large-item collection

Number of truckloads down....tonnage higher, in this year's Beatrice large-item collection

Overall collection was about five percent lower than last year

Mutual Tower: Going up

Mutual Tower: Going up

When finished at 677 feet the Mutual Tower will be the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.

City Council OKs Chamber contract

City Council OKs Chamber contract

The Sidney City Council approved continuing its agreement with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce in the June 11 city council meeting.

KWBE celebrating 75 years of broadcasting, June 12th

KWBE celebrating 75 years of broadcasting, June 12th

Station was among the first in the Midwest to operate its own live, weather radar

One dead in accident near Madison

One dead in accident near Madison

One person was pronounced dead and two others were injured in an accident near Madison.

Haz Mat crews respond to train derailment of synthetic rubber product

Haz Mat crews respond to train derailment of synthetic rubber product

tanker reportedly slid into Wolf Creek south of Union

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

The Sidney City Council approved a one-year agreement with Placer.ai. Data provided by Placer could be used to track movement in public events or retail centers. It does not record personal identity information.

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

SCOTTSBLUFF -- One person died when a motorcycle and a Subaru Outback collided at the intersection of East 27th Street and Highway 26 today.

Fair Board discusses liquor license, marketing update

Fair Board discusses liquor license, marketing update

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is finishing details as they are about six weeks until the fair begins. This year's fair is scheduled for July 20-27.

Additional valuation errors in Cherry County agricultural land

Additional valuation errors in Cherry County agricultural land

Some agricultural land owners in Cherry County will be receiving letters in the mail with new valuations.

Two Northeast Community College officials considered for regional awards

Two Northeast Community College officials considered for regional awards

Two officials from Northeast Community College are being considered for awards in the Association of Community College Trustees’ western region.

Lower bond sought in deadly DUI case

Lower bond sought in deadly DUI case

According to an affidavit by the arresting officer, the suspect's eyes were “red and watery” and when asked how much he had to drink said, “enough” and tested more than twice the legal limit.

Norfolk School Board discusses parental involvement in curriculum

Norfolk School Board discusses parental involvement in curriculum

Parental involvement, when it comes to their child's education, is feasible through the eyes of the board.

Grand Island patient and family to attend Family Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Grand Island patient and family to attend Family Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

A 10-year-old patient will visit Capitol Hill to advocate for better pediatric specialized care.

Norfolk Bar Olympics to honor 'those gone way too soon'

Norfolk Bar Olympics to honor 'those gone way too soon'

The Norfolk Bar Olympics is open for anyone to sign up. The event takes place on June 22.

Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage to stop in Kimball, Sidney

Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage to stop in Kimball, Sidney

One of four Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes to pass through Sidney on its way to Indianapolis, Ind.

Telecommunications Company sues Gage County, over permit denial

Telecommunications Company sues Gage County, over permit denial

Lawsuit stems from previous action to deny a utility permit

Gage County farm family to host 2025 Cattlemen's Ball

Gage County farm family to host 2025 Cattlemen's Ball

Terry and Bev Acton ore livestock producers in southeastern Gage County

Major Hastings housing development passes initial city council vote

Major Hastings housing development passes initial city council vote

Hundreds of new housing units are one step closer in coming to Hastings after Monday night's city council meeting.

Dispute over overlapping broadband grants is now heading for court

Dispute over overlapping broadband grants is now heading for court

A dispute over overlapping grants to expand broadband — amid a multimillion-dollar effort to bring high-speed internet to every corner of Nebraska — is headed to court.

Beatrice Public Schools sticking with free and reduced-price meal program

Beatrice Public Schools sticking with free and reduced-price meal program

Board votes 6-0 to remain with system that is working, paying its way

Downtown Sounds

Downtown Sounds

A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

President of Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announces resignation

President of Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announces resignation

Jamie Karl has informed the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce board of directors that he will be stepping down as president of the organization.

Construction starts on project to widen Highway 30 west of Grand Island

Construction starts on project to widen Highway 30 west of Grand Island

A major US highway that goes through Grand Island is scaling up. 

Passenger killed in Highway 2 accident

Passenger killed in Highway 2 accident

Saturday night crash near Syracuse

Playground update nears funding goal

Playground update nears funding goal

BRIDGEPORT -- Ground work is already underway for an update on an Elementary School playground designed to be all-inclusive.Today, June 10, the project has almost met its funding goal.

‘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.

Valentine's quest for economic growth: Commissioners explore convention center agreement

Valentine's quest for economic growth: Commissioners explore convention center agreement

Cherry County commissioners are considering an agreement to build a convention center at Mid-Plains Community College.

Six high school graduates awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska scholarships

Six high school graduates awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska scholarships

Six recent high school graduates were each awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska Scholarships for their first year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Lacy: kinder, gentler policing makes a better department

Lacy: kinder, gentler policing makes a better department

Nebraska City police chief announces retirement after 43 years of wearing the badge

Some tornado victims victimized again

Some tornado victims victimized again

Homeowners with more than 50 percent damage in the “floodway” where the water flows “would not be permitted to rebuild.”

Hail, gusty winds in severe storms possible Monday

Hail, gusty winds in severe storms possible Monday

The National Weather Service placed the entire Nebraska Panhandle and southeast Wyoming in a severe thunderstorm watch on Monday afternoon and evening. 

Water service nearly restored....but reopening Beatrice street to take more time

Water service nearly restored....but reopening Beatrice street to take more time

Repairs are being made where a 12-inch main taps into an 18-inch main

Strong winds cause $41,000 worth of damage in Valentine May storm

Strong winds cause $41,000 worth of damage in Valentine May storm

Valentine residents suffered $41,000 worth of damages during a May 29 storm, according to Cherry County Emergency Manager Jessica Coyle.

Error in valuations of some rural Valentine properties

Error in valuations of some rural Valentine properties

The Cherry County Assessor’s office has found an error in the recent valuations of some rural Valentine properties.

Local police arrest male following domestic dispute

Local police arrest male following domestic dispute

Woman sustains injuries in a physical confrontation

Miss Douglas County crowned Miss Nebraska 2024

Miss Douglas County crowned Miss Nebraska 2024

After three nights of competition, Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Teen 2024 were crowned Saturday evening at the North Platte High School’s Performing Arts Center.

Large chunk of Wyoming's Teton Pass road collapses; unclear how quickly it can be rebuilt

Large chunk of Wyoming's Teton Pass road collapses; unclear how quickly it can be rebuilt

A large chunk of a mountain pass highway in Wyoming has collapsed, severing a well-traveled commuter link between small towns in eastern Idaho and the tourist destination of Jackson.

20th Gold Rush Days celebration a success

20th Gold Rush Days celebration a success

The 20th Gold Rush Days celebration was held June 7-9 at Legion Park in Sidney. The event is a collection of staged history reenactments, storytellers, entertainers and vendors.

Brown named Public Information Specialist at CSC

Brown named Public Information Specialist at CSC

Sydney Brown is the new Publications Specialist at Chadron State College.

Dundy County authorities investigating accident involving train and semi-tractor-trailer

Dundy County authorities investigating accident involving train and semi-tractor-trailer

No injuries were reported when a semi-tractor-trailer hauling an excavator became high-centered at a railroad crossing near mile marker 2 on U.S. Highway 34  and was hit by a BNSF train Friday morning in Dundy County.

Severe thunderstorm watch includes Sidney, Kimball and Sterling

Severe thunderstorm watch includes Sidney, Kimball and Sterling

A few thunderstorms forecast for Saturday afternoon may become strong to severe with heavy rainfall, gusty winds and large hail, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe thunderstorm leads to flooding in Kearney

Severe thunderstorm leads to flooding in Kearney

City streets are draining after a severe thunderstorm caused minor flooding in Kearney.

Operation Shine Camp impacts volunteers and campers alike

Operation Shine Camp impacts volunteers and campers alike

About 150 volunteers are spending three days helping at a summer camp for children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. 

Norfolk man sentenced to prison for producing child porn

Norfolk man sentenced to prison for producing child porn

Estefan Bernardino Chavez, 30, from Norfolk, faced justice on June 6, 2024, in Omaha's federal court.

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. 

Governor Jim Pillen will call special session before school starts

Governor Jim Pillen will call special session before school starts

'We'll for sure have a special session,' says Gov. Jim Pillen.

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.

Annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive culminates Tri-City tour in Hastings

Annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive culminates Tri-City tour in Hastings

The Tri-Cities saw 246 donations in the annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive with Hastings having the most donations with 136.

Ribbon Cutting held for new Honor Neighborhood at Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home

Ribbon Cutting held for new Honor Neighborhood at Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home

State officials gathered June 6 for a ribbon cutting for the new Honor Neighborhood at Eastern Nebraska Veterans' Home. Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs operates four state veterans’ homes, located in Bellevue, Kearney, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff.

Odell man flown to hospital, from accident at his home

Odell man flown to hospital, from accident at his home

Gage County authorities say a man was run over by his tractor

Highway 4 work near Virginia, Lewiston...set to get underway

Highway 4 work near Virginia, Lewiston...set to get underway

Resurfacing and culvert work planned

Kearney Regional picks South Dakota native as new CEO

Kearney Regional picks South Dakota native as new CEO

A South Dakota native with decades of experience in hospital leadership will be the new CEO at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Grand Island solar farm to become second-largest in Nebraska

Grand Island solar farm to become second-largest in Nebraska

The expansion of a solar farm in Grand Island will make it the second largest of the state.