Southeast Community College Beatrice and Milford Residential Hall Construction Costs Set

BEATRICE – Southeast Community College has set the guaranteed maximum prices that will be paid to build new residential halls on the Beatrice and Milford Campuses. The SCC Board, meeting in Hebro... Read More

Not Long After Lodging Study, Extended Stay Hotel Proposed in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Construction of a new extended-stay hotel in north Beatrice is expected to begin next spring and be completed in time for opening in the spring of 2020. Recently, Beatrice Lodging LLC applied to make use of tax increment financing to ... Read More

Street, Park Work Going on in East Beatrice

BEATRICE – Beatrice Street crews have reopened Dorsey Avenue to travel, but a section of North 19th is now closed for construction.  Part of 19th is closed between Court and Lincoln Streets. New concrete surface is being installed. City Adminis... Read More

Man dies after utility vehicle crashes in southeast Nebraska

HEBRON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man checking cattle died after his utility vehicle overturned in southeast Nebraska. Thayer County Sheriff David Lee said Clayton Hergott, 37, was ejected and then trapped beneath the UTV after it went o... Read More

Promoted Beatrice Police Officers Introduced Before Elected Officials

BEATRICE – Two newly promoted Beatrice Police officers were introduced before the Beatrice Mayor and City Council last night.  Police Chief Bruce Lang says long-time officer and Sergeant Jay Murphy has been promoted to Lieutenant rank. :25... Read More

Beatrice Ordinance Amendments Approved for Containers, Bed and Breakfast Operations

BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice will have new rules on storage containers and bed and breakfast operations within residential zones.   The city council approved the changes, Monday night. One new regulation prohibits storage containers in resi... Read More

Brothers shot outside Guaca Maya were defending friend, fiancée says

Two brothers who were shot — one fatally — outside a South Omaha restaurant and nightclub were trying to defend their friend, the fiancée of one of the brothers said Monday. The eldest brother, 23-year-old Franco Gonzalez-Mendez, di... Read More

Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to 5 foundations — a record amount

Warren Buffett donated $3.4 billion in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock Monday to five foundations, a record amount for him and the annual follow-up to his 2006 foundations pledge and his plan to donate nearly all his wealth to charity. Rec... Read More

Outdoor notes: Lake Maloney white bass die-off; State fishing records

LINCOLN, Neb. – The die-off of white bass May 26 at Lake Maloney was not the result of any infectious diseases, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The cause can be attributed to the fish being concentrated in a localized area of t... Read More

Troopers Honored For Efforts to Relay Critical Medicine

BEATRICE – A group of Nebraska State Patrol troopers received recognition Monday, for their life-saving relay efforts to bring critical medicine from Omaha to North Platte…helping a hospitalized child in Colorado fighting a brain infection. Th... Read More

Investigating Vehicle Report, Beatrice Police Make Drug Arrest

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police made an arrest over the weekend for drug violations, after checking out what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle. Lieutenant Jay Murphy says police were notified at about 12:20 Sunday morning, about a vehicle that appe... Read More