Man who killed Husker football player grandad dies in prison

Man who killed Husker football player grandad dies in prison

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man with a long history of mental illness when he killed the grandfather of two Nebraska football players more than two decades ago has died in prison. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release that Russell Harms died in the system's…
201 East Fire still burning, but downgraded

201 East Fire still burning, but downgraded

Halsey, Neb. -- The 201 East Fire at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey remains at 4,192 acres and is now 80% contained. Firefighters worked Sunday to improve the fire line. Monday's forecast called for cooler temperatures with the possibility of a wetting rain. For these reasons the fire has…
NHA teams up with NeRHA to host statewide Rural Health Conference in Kearney

NHA teams up with NeRHA to host statewide Rural Health Conference in Kearney

Kearney —  The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) and the Nebraska Rural Health Association (NeRHA) are co-hosting the 2022 Spring Forum and Rural Health Clinic Conference at the Younes Center North in Kearney on May 25-26, 2022. A dynamic slate of speakers and presenters will provide hospital and health care leaders…
Attempted bank robber sought in York case

Attempted bank robber sought in York case

The York Police Department is investigating an attempted bank robbery in York that occurred on May 19th around 4:56pm. Suspect appears to be a white male of tall, slender build. he York Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect.     The York Police Department is investigating an attempted…
Norfolk woman sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Norfolk woman sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

  United States Attorney Jan Sharp has announced that Nicole Peterson, 37, of Norfolk, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Peterson…
Top 10 family-friendly trails in state parks

Top 10 family-friendly trails in state parks

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. If you’re looking for ways to spend time with family, consider hiking at these 10 Nebraska state parks. These spots offer family-friendly trails set within scenic areas filled with amenities and attractions perfect for whiling away a summer’s day. Buffalo Bill State…
Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties. The federal lawsuit comes…
Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

OVID, Colo. (AP) - The megadrought fueled by climate change that has long gripped the western U.S. is moving eastward. And that's behind a simmering dispute over how much water Colorado and Nebraska are entitled to take from the South Platte River, which supplies both metro Denver's booming population and…
Pilot dies in airplane crash near Wayne drag race event

Pilot dies in airplane crash near Wayne drag race event

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a pilot died when a single-engine plane crashed at the Wayne Municipal Airport. The crash occurred Friday evening during the MayDay STOL Drag Races. The event organizers said the pilot crashed on final landing in what appeared to be a stall/spin crash. The pilot's…