Hawaii police search for missing Nebraska man suspended

Hawaii police search for missing Nebraska man suspended

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Police in Hawaii have suspended searches for a Nebraska man until there is new information on his whereabouts. Samuel Joseph Martinez was studying microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before he flew to the Hawaiian island of Kauai on May 12. The 23-year-old planned to spend…
Jury finds Esch guilty of three charges

Jury finds Esch guilty of three charges

Broken Bow, Neb. -- A jury deliberated for about two hours Friday before finding Trent Esch guilty of first-degree murder, use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon in a four-day trial in Broken Bow. The 45 year old Esch was charged in the shooting death…
Identity of motorcycle crash victim on I-80 near Ashland released

Identity of motorcycle crash victim on I-80 near Ashland released

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say one motorcyclist died in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska that shut down a stretch of the thoroughfare for hours. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened around 6:40 a.m. Thursday near Ashland when a westbound semitrailer tried to pass…
Two Rivers Releases Updated Risk Dial and Vaccination Report

Two Rivers Releases Updated Risk Dial and Vaccination Report

KEARNEY – Two Rivers Public Health updated the weekly risk dial on Thursday, June 17, 2021. The risk dial diddecrease from the previous week, and is now lower in the green “low” level of risk. Also, as a result of decreasing cases and consistent level of low risk, the risk…
Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

LINCOLN, Neb. — Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas are fully booked from July 2-5 for overnight campgrounds, including beach campsites. Overnight visitors interested in visiting the two western Nebraska reservoirs for the upcoming holiday are encouraged to find alternative lodging. Find local community hotels, vacation homes by…
NSP & NDOT urge safe driving & safe towing

NSP & NDOT urge safe driving & safe towing

Lincoln, Neb. -- The summer travel season in Nebraska started on a deadly note with at least 16 fatalities over the past two weeks. Troop D-North Platte Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Captain Tyler Schmidt says a number of music festivals and community celebrations are coming up and he's asking motorists…
Suspicious pickup report part of Quinn trial testimony on Thursday

Suspicious pickup report part of Quinn trial testimony on Thursday

    The alleged victim in a Furnas County sex trafficking investigation continued her testimony Thursday in a jury trial being conducted on the third floor of the Furnas County Courthouse in Beaver City.  William "Billy" Quinn has been charged with multiple counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, Human…
Multi-Vehicle Crash Leads to Fatality on I-80 Near Ashland

Multi-Vehicle Crash Leads to Fatality on I-80 Near Ashland

JUNE 17, 2021 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality crash that occurred at approximately 6:40 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha. After preliminary investigation, troopers believe the crash occurred near mile marker 423, when a westbound semi-truck/tanker trailer attempted to pass a motorcycle. The…
Survey: strong growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

Survey: strong growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new monthly survey of bankers suggests strong growth continues across rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet economic index slipped in to 70 June from May's record high of 78.8, but it remained in positive territory above 50. Creighton University…