Visitor may have slipped contraband to Tecumseh inmate who died 6 days later from drug overdose, report says

LINCOLN — A visitor may have slipped contraband to a prison inmate who died six days later from a drug overdose, according to a report released Wednesday. But Inspector General of Corrections Dou... Read More

Corrections Department Reports New Assault on Staff At Tecumseh

TECUMSEH – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has reported an inmate assault on two staff members Monday night. The staff members had restrained the inmate to escort him from his restrictive housing cell to another location. A corr... Read More

It'll Feel Like 103-108 Degrees in Portions of River Country Today

The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 1 p.m. this afternoon to 7 p.m. this evening for Cass, Otoe, Nemaha and Richardson Counties in southeast Nebraska; and Fremont and Mills Counties in sout... Read More

Judge Seeks Clarification On Sellon's Plea

LINCOLN - A federal judge has delayed sentencing of a former Iowa and Nebraska school superintendent convicted of stealing U.S. Department of Education program funds. Paul D. Sellon, the former superintendent at Hamburg, Iowa, and the Santee Commu... Read More

Plattsmouth Man Sentenced For  Child Pornography

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 21-year-old Plattsmouth man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Omaha says Cody Childers was sentenced Friday in Omaha. He will be under supervision f... Read More

AK-47 Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

LEXINGTON, Nebraska. - The man known as the AK-47 bandit has pleaded not guilty. Appearing in Dawson County Court Monday 39-year-old Richard Garthcole pleaded not guilty to theft and possession of a stolen gun. Garthcole is believed to have rob... Read More

Deputy Says Probationer Found Sleeping With Meth In Lap

NEBRASKA CITY - Otoe County sheriff’s deputies say a Nebraska City man who faces a probation revocation hearing on Tuesday was found sleeping in his car with a bag of methamphetamine in his lap early Sunday morning. Trevin Stutheit, 18, began se... Read More

Tecumseh Prison Workers Assaulted, One Seriously

TECUMSHEH, Neb. — Two staff members at the Tecumseh state prison were assaulted this morning, one seriously, according to corrections officials. We are told the worker who was seriously hurt suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officials s... Read More

Eclipse crash course: What to know if you're viewing in Nebraska (or considering it)

Unless you’ve been living on the dark side of the moon for the past year, you probably know that a total solar eclipse will cross a wide swath of Nebraska four weeks from tomorrow. This is a big deal. The last time a full eclipse swept... Read More

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 Cass, Otoe, Lancaster, Johnson, Gage, Jefferson and... Read More

Without proper equipment, capturing eclipse on camera can be difficult and dangerous

Ready for your eclipse selfie? Next month’s solar eclipse could be the most photographed natural event in American history. But unique technical and safety issues will challenge pros and amateurs alike. So rare are total so... Read More