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Man killed in single-car crash in Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Investigators say a 36-year-old man has died in a single-vehicle crash in Beatrice.  The Lincoln Journal Star reports Kevin Patterson died shortly after his large sport utility ... Read More

(AUDIO) Gothenburg fire class interrupted to fight fire

Cornstalk bales being hauled on a semi-trailer caught fire about 10 miles southeast of Gothenburg Saturday. Gothenburg Fire Chief Mark Ballmer says it was reported around 12:15pm. He estimates there were about 20 bales on the trailer and al... Read More

Taking a look at what’s next for death penalty in Nebraska

LINCOLN--Now what? That's the question many were asking regarding the recent death penalty referendum result that saw the state bring back capital punishment. Many death penalty opponents claimed before the vote that a win for the repeal side w... Read More

Double fatality accident reported in Merrick County

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double fatality accident. Sheriff John Westman says they were summoned to a one vehicle rollover around 1:53am Saturday. Two occupants were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene locat... Read More

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Brandon Benitz sits down with Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for our weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” of the Fall 2016 semester. This week, we talked about the tragedy at Ohio State, and the situatio... Read More

(Audio) Hebron Volunteer Fire Department Adds New Equipment to Fleet

Hebron, Neb. - The Hebron Volunteer Fire Department has added a new piece of equipment to their fleet. Wednesday, the crew traveled to Breda, Iowa to pick up the brand new Toyne Spartan Chassis Fire Engine. Hebron Volunteer Fire Department Chief, BJ ... Read More

Man pleads no contest in crash that killed girlfriend

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 23-year-old Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to manslaughter for a motorcycle crash that killed his girlfriend more than two years ago. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Tyler Wilson entered the plea Thursday. A ... Read More

Subjects arraigned on charges stemming from short pursuit

Two Wisconsin residents who led authorities on a short chase in Dawson County before being apprehended made their first court appearance on charges including theft related to allegations that they left the Lexington Walmart without paying for tires. ... Read More

Man convicted in 2003 Nebraska kidnapping loses appeal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A man serving life in prison for a 2003 kidnapping has lost his appeal before the Nebraska Supreme Court. The court on Friday rejected the appeal by Rosario Betancourt-Garcia, who was convicted in Madison County of kidnapping,... Read More

Beatrice school eyes drug testing for students in activities

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Beatrice school officials are considering drug tests for students who participate in extracurricular activities. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that school officials presented their research on the matter to the Beatrice Publ... Read More

Woman gets prison for helping boyfriend dump mother's body

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A woman has been sent to prison for helping her boyfriend dump his mother's body. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 25-year-old Gabriela Guevara was sentenced Friday to six to 14 years in prison. She pleaded no contest in Augu... Read More