Syracuse Receives One Bid For Garbage Collection

SYRACUSE – The Syracuse City Council received a single bid for garbage collection at its March meeting. Papillion Sanitation bid $13.40 a month per household for trash, recycling and yard waste. T... Read More

Corps of Engineers is liable for some Missouri flooding, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for some of the flooding that has occurred along the Missouri River since 2007. In her ruling, Judge Nancy B. Firestone carved out an exception for the devastating flood... Read More

Pair of fires keep Otoe County officials busy Wednesday

Fire departments from Syracuse, Unadilla and Dunbar were on scene for two hour for a structure fire at 913 Midland St. in Syracuse at 8:30 Wednesday morning, according to Chief Craig Hemji. No injuries were reported and all individuals and animals... Read More

Two Arrested Following Illegal Narcotic Investigation

SIDNEY - Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 13, around 10 p.m., deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office served an arrest warrant on 20-year- old Max Allen Mitchell of Farragut. Deputies had been investigating Mitchell for illeg... Read More

Auburn Pursues Grant To Create Housing Investment Group

AUBURN - Moments after rejecting an offer to take ownership of a long-distressed property in Auburn and lamenting over the high cost to demolish dilapidated homes, the city council heard about a possible solution. Tammi and Dennis Payne offered to... Read More

Highway 2 Fire Blocks Westbound Lanes

PALMYRA – Palmyra, Douglas and Bennett firefighters were called to a truck fire that blocked traffic on Highway 2 around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. The semi-trailer fire blocked both westbound lanes, until road crews set up signage for one-lane tra... Read More

Corps Boosts Forecast For Missouri River's Spring Forecast

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - More snowfall over the past month prompted officials to increase the forecast for runoff in the Missouri River this spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now predicting the amount of water that will flow into the river wil... Read More

High Speed Chase Ends Near Missouri Border

SIDNEY – Fremont County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hamburg man Sunday following a high-speed chase. Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said deputies were checking on a report that a GMC Sierra was parked in the middle of 240th Avenue north of Hamburg a... Read More

Missing 70-year-old South Bend woman’s body is found in Platte River

The body of a 70-year-old woman who had been reported missing was found Friday evening in the Platte River. The woman was identified by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office as Sandra Root of South Bend, Nebraska. Root had been reported ... Read More

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict In Nebraska City Meth Deal

NEBRASKA CITY – An Otoe County jury found a Nebraska City man guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine in January and February of 2016. Jorge Valquier-Argomaniz is set for sentencing May 8 following a three-day trial involving tes... Read More

Peru State Speaker Series Welcomes Starita On March 12

PERU - Author Joe Starita is scheduled to present on America’s first native American doctor as part of the Distinquished Speakers Series at Peru State College. Starita, author of “A Warrior of the People - How Susan La Flesche Overcome Racial ... Read More