More Than 400 Bills Introduced in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN - The first ten days of Nebraska's 2018 legislative session have been busy as senators have worked to get their bills introduced to the unicameral. Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete says there are h... Read More

Preliminary Discussions Underway, On Potential For New Beatrice Fire Station

BEATRICE – Beatrice city officials have begun discussions with a consultant, about the possibility of a new fire station.   Mayor Stan Wirth says some preliminary discussions have been held with a design consultant who has also worked with the Ci... Read More

TransCanada: Keystone XL Pipeline 'Significantly Closer'

Omaha, NE.—The Keystone XL pipeline is moving forward with construction "expected" to begin sometime next year, according to a lengthy statement released this morning by TransCanada. Company President Russ Girling says TransCanada is "significan... Read More

A step-by-step guide to keeping News Channel Nebraska news coverage in your Facebook news feed

Facebook announced last week that it will be changing individuals' news feeds, shifting the focus from businesses and media outlets toward posts from friends and family. A change like this makes it more difficult to keep up with breaking, up-to-d... Read More

Possible winter storm targets Nebraska Sunday and Monday

OMAHA/VALLEY -- From the National Weather Service office in Omaha/Valley: "We are still tracking a potential winter storm that will impact the area Sunday into Monday. Some of the precipitation may start as rain Sunday, but changes to snow Sunday ... Read More

Gage County Approves Plan For Better Communication Coverage

BEATRICE -  An old communications tower at Blue Springs will finally come down, and Gage County officials have approved an agreement with a company to boost coverage by placing equipment on a different tower about six miles east of Odell. County ... Read More

Sprague Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

SPRAGUE, Neb. (KOLN) - Fire crews say no one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire in Sprague, but the structure is a total loss. The call came in around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night regarding the fire north of 3rd and Market Street. The Lanca... Read More

Section of Downtown Fairbury Temporarily Blocked Off By Gas Leak

FAIRBURY - A section of downtown Fairbury was temporarily blocked off due to a suspected gas leak Wednesday morning. A strong odor of gas was detected in the vicinity of the Fairbury United Methodist Church around 9:40 a.m. Fairbury Police and Fir... Read More

Election Year Road Wars: Seat Belts, Speed Limits Collide

Omaha, NE.—$1,000 a year: That’s the estimated cost to each Nebraska motorist for less-than-strict seat belt and texting while driving laws along with several other safety measures.  The expensive math is all part of a 2017 study examined by ... Read More

Early Morning Fire Displaces Family, From West Beatrice Home

BEATRICE -  A family of four escaped a fire in their two-story home early this morning, in west Beatrice. Beatrice Firefighter Jeff Vanwinkle says department personnel were sent to the corner of Hill and Pleasant Streets, east of Nebraska Highway... Read More

Jefferson County Looks To Reduce School Truancy

FAIRBURY - Jefferson County is working to help local schools cut down on truancy issues. The county board will soon be meeting with principals to get input on how they can work together with the schools to boost attendance. Commissioner Mark Schoe... Read More