Dangerous Heat Conditions will Hang Around Saturday

Heat indexes are expected to be back in the range of 100 to 110 degrees through Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a heat advisory until 7 p.m. Saturday for C... Read More

Counterfeit Bills Occasionally Showing Up, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police report a counterfeit $20 bill showing up at a north Beatrice fast-food restaurant. Authorities say there’ve been a few of the fake bills surfacing in recent weeks.   Most of the time, the counterfeit bills are larg... Read More

Environmental Assessment Done on Dempster Manufacturing Property, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Beatrice City officials say an environmental assessment of the Dempster Manufacturing site in south Beatrice, was recently done by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The old manufacturing facility, currently in foreclos... Read More

Law Officers Try To Reduce Speeding, Through Cortland

BEATRICE – A special enforcement campaign prompted by motorists speeding through Cortland, Nebraska, resulted in a lot of traffic stops, over a two-week period. Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson says his department recently made use of a Neb... Read More

Worker Accused of Smuggling Cell Phone For Prison Romance

TECUMSEH – A Tecumseh prison worker is accused of smuggling a cell phone into the maximum security prison for a romantic relationship with an inmate. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Sarah Murillo of Nebraska City on June 9 after someone told in... Read More

Guns Recovered at Gage County Residence, in Two-County Investigation

BEATRICE – Gage County Sheriff’s Officers have recovered weapons from a residence believed related to the arrest by Lancaster County authorities of a man wanted on a federal warrant. 29-year-old Samuel Starkey was arrested for intent to distri... Read More

Electric Demand Up, as Summer Temperatures Blast Beatrice

BEATRICE – With the two hottest days of the summer upon us, Beatrice electric demand is inching closer to an all-time high. Electric Superintendent Pat Feist says demand on Wednesday was heavy, as residents dealt with the temperatures near 100 a... Read More

Judge Rules in Favor of Gage County, in Chicken Farm Permit Appeal

BEATRICE -  A 1st District Judge has ruled in favor of Gage County, in an appeal of the county board’s decision to approve a special use permit by a simple majority vote, for a proposed chicken farm near Cortland. Judge Vicky Johnson dismissed ... Read More

Japanese beetle swarms are worse than ever this year, and there's not much you can do about them

Hundreds, maybe thousands of little emerald and copper beetles specked the leaves of Kim Kanellis’ birch tree. So she bought a trap. Then bought two more. One way or another, she was going to rid her yard of those pests. But they just kept co... Read More

Kansas Man, Nebraska Woman Killed in NE Kansas Collision

BEATRICE – A Horton, Kansas man and an Upland, Nebraska woman were killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday, south of Hiawatha, Kansas…in Brown County. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified one victim as 52-year-old Michael Patrick James.  ... Read More

Judge Grants Rescheduled Sentencing, in Beatrice Drug Case

BEATRICE – A Beatrice woman has been granted a delay in her sentencing hearing, on drug and child abuse convictions.  Whitney Cooper pleaded no contest on May 30th to attempted possession of methamphetamine and negligent child abuse, both misdemea... Read More