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 serv... Read More

Miss Nebraska is Miss USA: Papillion native Sarah Rose Summers takes title

SHREVEPORT, La. — A Papillion native has become the first Miss Nebraska to be named Miss USA. Sarah Rose Summers, a 2013 graduate of Papillion-La Vista South High School, beat out 50 other women from all the states and the District of ... Read More

Follow-up Investigation Shows Stolen Missouri Truck Recovered

BEATRICE – There’s an update on that construction truck reported to be stolen in Missouri and purchased online by a Holmesville resident. Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson says follow-up investigation between his office and the Henry Count... Read More

Disorderly House Ordinance Put on Hold, by Beatrice Elected Officials

BEATRICE – Passage of a new disorderly house ordinance in Beatrice has been put on hold.  That, after two members of a local landlord’s association expressed some misgivings about it. Laverne and Jeremy Engelman spoke to the mayor and city co... Read More

Homestead Junction Development Area Approved by Beatrice City Council

BEATRICE – The Homestead Junction Redevelopment Project has gained approval of the Beatrice City Council.   A development company is proposing new business uses for the former Store Kraft Manufacturing property, where buildings have been torn dow... Read More

UNL faculty member convicted of vandalizing NRA lobbyist's home with fake blood

A Nebraska woman was found guilty Monday of spraying fake blood on the steps of the Alexandria, Virginia, home of National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox in January. Patricia Hill, a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was ... Read More

Ice cold: Dr Pepper discontinues ads with pop vendor played by Omaha actor

Ice cold, Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper appears to be discontinuing the popular Larry Culpepper “Ice cold Dr Pepper here!” ads after a half-decade campaign tied to college football. The character, a pop salesman, was played by Omaha native an... Read More

Filley Man Investigated in Missing Woman Case, Back in Custody

BEATRICE - A Filley man who was just released from state prison is back in custody, charged in the sexual assaults of a 14-year-old girl, in 2007 and 2008. 47-year-old William Kelley Jr. is charged with first degree sexual assault and third degree... Read More

Beatrice Police Make Drug Arrests Following Traffic Stop

BEATRICE – Local police arrested two Kansas residents early Saturday morning, on suspicion of drug violations. Beatrice Police Sergeant Jay Murphy says a patrolling officer stopped a vehicle for speeding in the thirty-one hundred block of North ... Read More

Truck Bought Online, Discovered to be Stolen

BEATRICE – Gage County law officers report a title inspection on a truck bought by a Holmesville resident, uncovered that the truck had been stolen in Missouri. The resident purchased the 1998 construction truck through the online auction called... Read More

Former student sues UNL fraternity, alleging she was raped by member

A woman is suing a fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, alleging that she was raped by a frat member “who gravitated to the most vulnerable women at parties.” The woman, a former UNL student, alleges that the assault took place th... Read More