Gage County Authorities Investigate Online Vehicle Scam

BEATRICE – Gage County Sheriff’s officers are investigating a vehicle purchase that may have scammed a Cortland resident, out of $8,000. Authorities say the resident reported to an investigator... Read More

Lincoln pedestrian hit, killed while crossing 48th Street

A 60-year-old Lincoln man was killed late Monday after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street. Lincoln police said Edward Poltack died after being struck by a Jeep Patriot around 11:15 p.m. near 48th and Holdrege Streets in northea... Read More

17-year-old is killed in head-on crash in Lancaster County

A 17-year-old was fatally injured Sunday morning south of Lincoln when her vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane and collided nearly head-on with a pickup truck, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office s... Read More

Homestead National Monument Celebrates Anniversary

Beatrice—The Homestead National Monument took time out Monday afternoon to celebrate it’s 82nd anniversary. The Monument located northwest of Beatrice gave the public an opportunity to learn about the restoration of the last homesteader’s tract... Read More

Demolition of Old Beatrice Hospital to Make Way for New Housing

BEATRICE – The former Beatrice Community Hospital is coming down, making way for the transformation of the area into residential housing…both senior and single-family homes. Officials held a groundbreaking near 10th and Jackson Streets Monday... Read More

Beatrice Police Make Shoplifting, Assault Arrests

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police made an arrest Sunday after receiving a report of shoplifting from the local Walmart Store. Police received a description of a vehicle after someone had been observed taking a bottle of alcohol from the store.  Sergea... Read More

Gage County Economic Developer Named to Two Boards

BEATRICE – The Executive Director for NGage has been appointed to the board of directors for two economic development organizations. Walker Zulkoski has been named a board member for the Nebraska Economic Developers Association, and a board memb... Read More

Semitrailer truck fire shuts down eastbound Interstate 80 at Waverly

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed Sunday night at the Waverly, Nebraska, exit due to a semitrailer truck fire. There was no immediate word on injuries. One lane was opened for eastbound traffic at 11 p.m. By 3 a.m... Read More

Girlfriend is arrested after Texas man dies in stabbing near 168th, Fort; her mom says it was self-defense

A 30-year-old Texas woman who was arrested on suspicion of criminal homicide after being accused of stabbing her boyfriend Saturday night in Omaha was defending herself, according to a relative. Amir Bey, 30, of Houston, died at Creigh... Read More

Jimmy Fallon makes fun of quirky sign at Omaha store on 'The Tonight Show'

Jimmy Fallon and his audience got a good laugh this week from a quirky sign at an Omaha department store. The host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has a regular bit on his NBC show called “Bad Signs,” and on Tuesday h... Read More

OPPD accelerates $39 million plan to upgrade to LED streetlights

The Omaha Public Power District is accelerating its timetable to replace aging high-pressure sodium streetlights with more efficient, longer-lasting LED lights. An operations manager briefed the OPPD board this week about the district’... Read More