Troopers Find Six LBs of Methamphetamine in Traffic Stop

Troopers Find Six LBs of Methamphetamine in Traffic Stop

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested two people after locating six pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Hamilton County. At approximately 9:00 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Nissan Versa fail to stop at a stop sign after it exited Interstate 80 at…
Nebraska Identifies B-117 Variant of COVID-19

Nebraska Identifies B-117 Variant of COVID-19

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Nebraska Public Health Lab (NPHL) have confirmed the first known case of the U.K. variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.1.7 (B-117) in the state. The individual is a woman in her 20s and is a resident of Douglas County.  Dr.…
Nomination deadline extended for 2021 2021 D.J.’s Hero Awards  Scholarships

Nomination deadline extended for 2021 2021 D.J.’s Hero Awards Scholarships

Fifteen $10,000 College Scholarships Available This Year to Nebraska High School Seniors OMAHA, Neb. (February 26, 2021) - The Salvation Army has extended to March 15 the deadline for statewide nominations for the 2021 D.J.'s Hero Awards Scholarships.  Select Nebraska high school seniors who have overcome adversity will be chosen…
Kearney Police Investigate Motor Vehicle-Train Collision/DUI

Kearney Police Investigate Motor Vehicle-Train Collision/DUI

On February 26, 2021 at approximately 12:07 a.m., officers of the Kearney Police Department, Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, and Good Samaritan EMS responded to a car / train collision in the area of West Railroad Street and 9th Avenue in Central Kearney. Responding Officers located a stopped eastbound Union Pacific…
Joe Kelly Joins the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Joe Kelly Joins the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Attorney General Doug Peterson is pleased to announce that Joe Kelly is joining the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. Kelly will serve as Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Attorney General’s Office. His leadership role will provide oversight and direction for all criminal prosecutorial and appellate responsibilities.  Most recently, Joe Kelly served…
Man sentenced after conviction for stealing from fundraiser

Man sentenced after conviction for stealing from fundraiser

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Scottsbluff man to prison after he was convicted of stealing money from an online campaign that claimed it would help the children of a woman killed in a crash. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports the judge sentenced 37-year-old Febronio Plasencio Jr., on…
Western U.S. stress by drought

Western U.S. stress by drought

The Western half of the United States is reported in various stages of drought in the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, released Thursday. Much of the Southwestern U.S. is in a classified extreme or exceptional drought, with the worst states being Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The Drought Monitor…
Colorado murder suspect resided in Cozad

Colorado murder suspect resided in Cozad

https://youtu.be/wdrZMCPoJNA A suspect in a Colorado cold case murder investigation was arrested in Cozad earlier this month. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Cozad Police Department assisted in the apprehension local investigation of 62-year-old David Dwayne Anderson. Authorities with the Cherry Hills, CO Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for…
Police arrest eastern Nebraska student at school with gun

Police arrest eastern Nebraska student at school with gun

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - Police in eastern Nebraska have arrested a student who was found with a handgun, ammunition and a knife on school grounds. Omaha television station WOWT reports that police were called Wednesday morning to Schuyler Central High School after another student alerted school officials about the weapons.…
Court ruling may make it harder to cut train crew sizes to 1

Court ruling may make it harder to cut train crew sizes to 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's decision to drop a proposal requiring freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted after several fiery crude oil train derailments. Tuesday's ruling from the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals will likely make it…