Flood Carved New Channel For Platte River And Problems For Plattsmouth Water

PLATTSMOUTH - Unless Plattsmouth citizens want to foot the entire bill for repairs to the flood-damaged wastewater treatment plant and water treatment plant, city officials will continue to follow pro... Read More

Former School Superintendent Enters Plea To Wire Fraud

LINCOLN – Paul Sellon, a former school superintendent at Hamburg, Iowa, and at the Santee Sioux reservation, entered a guilty plea in federal court Thursday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say they will drop all charges against his wife, Sue Ann Sellon.... Read More

Three Arrested After Warrant Search In Syracuse

SYRACUSE – Otoe County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Syracuse women and a Nebraska City man Thursday after serving a search warrant on Fifth Street. Court records say deputies found several syringes that field tested for methamphetamine at t... Read More

Nebraska City man dies after rollover crash on U.S. Highway 75; he was ejected, then hit by a truck

A 30-year-old man died early Sunday when he was ejected in a rollover crash and was hit by another vehicle on U.S. Highway 75 in Sarpy County. Matthew Sharon of Nebraska City was pronounced dead at the Nebraska Medical Center. Deputies f... Read More

K9 Stops Suspect Who Flees To Sidney Cattle Lot

SIDNEY –Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports a pursuit Saturday evening that ended in a cattle lot. The Fremont County K9 Unit attempted a traffic stop on a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am in Sidney, but the car accelerated to 60 mph in a residen... Read More

Flash flood watch in effect tonight through Tuesday evening

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for * A portion of southeast Nebraska, northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, including the following areas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Atchison, Nodaway, Holt and Andrew. * Fr... Read More

Civil rights commission plans to shine light on adequacy of mental health care in prisons

LINCOLN — The Nebraska committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission plans to investigate whether Nebraska prison inmates get adequate mental health care during a hearing next month. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, who chairs the the Nebraska Advis... Read More

Flood notes: FEMA extends deadline for Nebraskans to apply for disaster aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for Nebraskans to apply for disaster assistance. Homeowners, renters and business owners in designated counties now have until June 19 to register for federal aid. ... Read More

EPA Helps Johnson County Central Replace Old Diesel Bus

TECUMSEH – Johnson County Central is among four Nebraska schools to receiving Environmental Protection Agency funds to replace older diesel school buses. The new buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems, such as asthma and... Read More

Women Airlifted From Highway 59 Crash

SIDNEY – Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports serious injuries after a Saturn Aura struck a tree on Highway 59 south of Shenandoah on Wednesday. Shenandoah Fire and Rescue used the “jaws of life” to free the trapped driver, 39-year-... Read More

Iowans have until July 1 to apply for federal disaster assistance

Western Iowans with property damaged by flooding have until July 1 to apply for federal assistance. A story in Wednesday’s World-Herald listed incorrect deadlines. Individual aid is available to renters, homeowners and busines... Read More