Becoming United States Citizens, on Flag Day

(Judge Rossiter SFX)  :19 BEATRICE  - With the oath delivered by U.S. District Judge Robert Rossitor, Jr., 36 people from 19 different countries became new U.S. citizens on Flag Day. A nat... Read More

Beatrice alum participates in nationwide, student project to launch rockets into space

BEATRICE - Nathan Spilker is 19. He'll be 20 on June 15. He graduated from Beatrice High School two years ago, and just wrapped up his sophomore year at Princeton. An aerospace engineering major, Spilker was one of 40 students involved in ... Read More

Video surveillance, tips lead Lincoln police to 18-year-old suspected of smashing 60+ windows

Video surveillance and tips from the public led Lincoln police to an 18-year-old man who they say smashed windows of 62 vehicles and houses, mostly in northeast Lincoln. The vandalism, which caused an estimated $25,000 damage, began afte... Read More

Electric Upgrade Work Closes East Beatrice Intersection

BEATRICE – An east Beatrice intersection was closed Thursday, as Norris Public Power District crews do some electric transmission upgrade work. Four bucket trucks were being used at the intersection of 19th and Hoyt requiring the intersection to... Read More

Jefferson County authorities arrest Concordia man on kidnapping, other charges after high-speed chase Thursday

FAIRBURY - A Concordia, Kansas man was arrested early Thursday morning after an alleged kidnapping and high speed chase that started in Fairbury, and lasted more than 40 miles. Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office w... Read More

Mistrial declared after jury deadlocks in 2016 slaying of teenager; prosecutors say they will re-try

Prosecutors say they will retry an Omaha man in the Nov. 26, 2016, shooting death of a 16-year-old Omahan. A judge declared a mistrial after jurors deadlocked this week over whether Otis Walker, 24, was the gunman who shot and killed Markeise Dun... Read More

Bruning to open new community day care right across the street from school

BRUNING - The Bruning-Davenport School District announced the future opening of a community day care that will open this fall right across the street. Kinder Academy, located on the southeast corner of Carroll and Jefferson Street, will be owned a... Read More

Leadership Beatrice Class Installing StoryWalk, at Trailhead Park

BEATRICE – Members of a Leadership Beatrice Class are spearheading installation of a Story Walk project, at the downtown Beatrice park, this week. The project, previously planned for Riverside Park, was moved to Trailhead Park across from the Ga... Read More

Building Projects Progressing on SCC-Beatrice Campus

BEATRICE - Earthwork has been underway and foundation work will start soon on a $19-million building at Southeast Community College that will have classrooms, health and science labs as well as a multi-functional room. College officials say it wil... Read More

Second Plymouth BrewHouse robbery suspect in custody

A second suspect in the recent burglary of the Plymouth BrewHouse has turned herself into authorities. The burglary occurred in the early morning hours of May 30. Caelee Coyle, 29, turned herself into the Thayer County Sheriff’s Office in Heb... Read More

'A promise has been kept': Trump is cheered in Council Bluffs after lifting ethanol ban

President Donald Trump did a victory lap with Iowa and Nebraska farmers on Tuesday, touting his administration’s move to lift a ban on selling gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol during summer months. And he certainly received accolades ... Read More