Three badly injured in fiery head-on crash near Mead, Nebraska

Three people suffered critical injuries and were flown by medical helicopters to Omaha for treatment after a fiery head-on crash north of Mead, Nebraska, on Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred a... Read More

Bellevue woman who left 2 dogs in hot car for hours will spend a year in jail

A Bellevue woman who left two dogs in a hot car for hours will spend a year in jail after being found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty resulting in death. Ashley Alberts-Roach, 38, could have been sentenced to up to two years on each count. ... Read More

Former youth pastor sentenced in connection with sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

A former Omaha youth pastor was sentenced Wednesday to 10 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree sexual assault. Because most sentences are cut in half under state law, 35-year-old Klint Bitter wi... Read More

Council Bluffs woman pleads guilty to neglect after urine, feces, trash found in home

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs woman pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to a charge of neglect after police found that she and others had been living in a home full of feces, urine and trash. According to Council Bluffs police, officers responde... Read More

Lincoln woman, 18, says man scammed her out of $700

An 18-year-old Lincoln woman told police that she was recently victimized by a telephone scam that swindled her out of $700. The woman told police that she received a call from a man claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Po... Read More

Southern Gage County Communications Now Bouncing From New Tower Site

BEATRICE – Upgraded emergency communications in southern Gage County is now a reality.  Gage County Emergency Management Coordinator Lisa Wiegand says new equipment on a leased tower near Odell, became operational over the weekend. :20  ... Read More

Drug Trial Ends With Gage County Charge Dismissal

BEATRICE – A Blue Springs man whose trial on a drug distribution charge was to get underway today, has had the charge against him dismissed. Deputy County Attorney Justin Huber filed a motion to endorse an additional witness, two days prior to t... Read More

Driver fired after video shows him using phone while driving bus with OPS students on board

A school bus driver has been fired after video circulated of him using a cellphone for more than two minutes while driving a bus with children on board. The students were from Norris Middle School. The parents of the students are being notified, s... Read More

Lincoln woman makes swimming history in the Caribbean

A Lincoln woman made history as the first female to swim the St. Lucia channel. "I thought of quitting 100 times," said Molly Nance, "but i'm so glad I didn't because it really was worth it to make it to the finish". Nance made her dreams come ... Read More

Beatrice Big Blue Water Park Getting Set For Summer Season

BEATRICE – The Big Blue Water Park in Beatrice will open for the summer season, on Saturday.   Food supplies for the concession area were arriving Tuesday and the park is getting ready for the Memorial Day weekend crowd. Manager Donna Arena sa... Read More

Searches at Three Beatrice Homes Uncover Stolen Property, Two Arrested

BEATRICE – A sheriff’s and police search of three homes in Beatrice has turned up stolen property, and two suspects have been arrested. Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies and Beatrice Police served search warrants yesterday on homes located at 1... Read More