Beatrice Man Given Prison Term, for Sex Convictions Involving Teen

BEATRICE – A Beatrice man will serve a 15-to-20-year prison sentence and a consecutive one-year term, after being convicted in a case involving sex with a minor. 56-year-old Russell Mann was give... Read More

Henry Doorly Zoo euthanizes its 17-year-old giraffe, Sam, who spent his whole life in Omaha

A giraffe at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium was euthanized Tuesday morning as a result of worsening degenerative joint disease. Sam, 17, was born at the zoo on July 23, 2001. He was one of two male giraffes in the zoo’s African Gr... Read More

Lincoln roommates wake up and beat sleeping man after finding injured dog, blood-splattered kennel

An intoxicated man told Lincoln police officers that he was beaten by two roommates after he struggled with a dog in the home. After officers sorted out the details of the disturbance, two men were ticketed on suspicion of assault, and t... Read More

Kids Give Their Assessment of Grade-Level Buildings, in Beatrice Public Schools

BEATRICE – This past year, the move to grade-level elementary buildings in Beatrice was not without some heartburn from parents.  But, if you really want to know how it’s going… ask the students, themselves. They gave their impressions befo... Read More

Chicago will return to Stir Cove in 2019

Add Chicago to the list. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band (and its horn section) will play Stir Cove on May 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster. Named after the city in which it was born, the “25 ... Read More

Bluffs man to be charged with attempted murder after police say he assaulted girlfriend

A Council Bluffs man will be booked on suspicion of attempted murder after police accused him of attacking his girlfriend with a knife. A press release from Bluffs police does not say if the 43-year-old woman was wounded, and no further detail... Read More

'Weird Al' will play with a symphony when he comes back to Nebraska

“Weird Al” Yanokovic will return to Nebraska next year, but this time it’ll be a little different. Yankovic will play Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln on July 31. The master of pop parody is embarking on a tour dubbed “Strings Attache... Read More

Beatrice Public Schools Moving Forward on Digital Video Board, Bus Projects

BEATRICE – The Beatrice High School O-Zone gym could be sporting a digital video board, if the school board goes along with a plan to install one and help pay for it with sponsorships. Superintendent Jason Alexander said last night the district ... Read More

Three arrested in York County following pursuit; suspect strikes State Patrol cruiser

YORK, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people after a chase in York County early Sunday. Just after midnight, a trooper saw a 2005 Lincoln LS with fictitious license plates and an open trunk on Highway 81, the patrol say... Read More

Alan Jackson reschedules Omaha concert after family tragedy

Alan Jackson is back at it. The country star will bring the “Chattahoochee” to CHI Health Center on April 13. The Country Music Hall of Famer was forced to postpone his previously scheduled Omaha concert after his son-in-law die... Read More

York County Escapee Caught

GRAND ISLAND - A man has been caught by police after escaping from custody in York. This afternoon, a suspect was captured shortly after allegedly fleeing from police custody in York County and driving to Grand Island. The suspect parked a car ... Read More