Inmate Charged With Using

TECUMSEH - An Oct. 18 preliminary hearing is scheduled in Johnson County Court for a Tecumseh inmate charged with assault. Cody R. Dittman, 27, of Norfolk is charged with using a dangerous instrume... Read More

Democrats Still Searching for Ricketts Rival

Omaha, NE.—The head of the Nebraska Democratic Party continues to insist Democrats will have a candidate for governor in 2018. But for now it's a two man race: Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts and a 3rd party bid by —now former Republican—State... Read More

AG Sounds Alarm On Crimes Against Young And Old

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson spoke with middle school students and senior citizens at “mobile office” hours in Nebraska City Thursday, warning the age groups about sex trafficking and scams that prey on people’s tru... Read More

Ashford Doubling Down Against 'Flip-Flop' Attacks

Omaha, NE.—Former Congressman Brad Ashford is doubling down against critics who say he's a flip-flopper largely because of his vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Last month Ashford told News Channel Nebraska, “I never said I was s... Read More

Nebraska, Iowa students named National Merit semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The winners include students from Nebraska and Iowa. The students have an opportunity to con... Read More

Opioid Overdose Deaths Impact Area's Health Ranking

AUBURN - Most of the five counties that make up the Southeast District Health Department fall in the mid-range of the state’s overall health rankings, but director Kevin Cluskey said opioid overdose provides cause for concern. The health departm... Read More

Troopers issue citations during AppleJack Festival

The Nebraska State Patrol issued 12 speeding citations Friday and Saturday during a special-enforcement effort in Otoe County. Troopers’ crackdown occurred during the annual AppleJack Festival in Nebraska City. The patrol conducted ... Read More

Commissioner Says Weed Inspections Can Victimize Farmers

TECUMSEH - Johnson County Commissioner Scotty Gottula told a state weed control officer Tuesday that he and other farmers have been victimized by relentless inspections and said the state may be holding the bar too high when it judges county weed con... Read More

Bald Eagle With Skin Graft Released Into Wild At Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY - Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery released an American bald eagle at the MRB Lewis and Clark Center at Nebraska City following a first-of-its-kind skin graft. The bird was found injured near Syracuse around Memorial Day. Plastic su... Read More

State Patrol Me$$: Your Tax Dollars at Work—or Not

Omaha, NE—Taxpayers continue to be on the hook for a series of problems inside the Nebraska State Patrol, the aftermath of an exclusive investigation by News Channel Nebraska. The latest: Six figures in salaries going to six members of the patro... Read More

Seven Taken To Trauma Units After Highway 75 Crashes

PLATTSMOUTH - Cass County officials responded to two Highway 75 accidents Saturday afternoon. A Plattsmouth Fire and Rescue crew was heading home after appearing in the AppleJack Parade, when they came upon an accident at intersection of Highway 7... Read More