Crete Man Under Federal Indictment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted a Crete man already charged with stealing more than $1.1 million from his former employer in Lincoln. The wire fraud indictment announced Thur... Read More

Gage County Board Includes Sheriff's Sergeants, Within F.O.P. Negotiations

BEATRICE – Gage County officials have approved a settlement agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police union that represents Gage County Sheriff’s officers. The understanding recognizes sergeant-level positions as members of the bargaining u... Read More

Ex-Iowa football coach guilty of boy's assault in Nebraska

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) -- A 39-year-old former football coach and teacher accused of sexually assaulting a child in northwest Iowa has been convicted of a similar crime in Nebraska. Court records say Kyle Ewinger was found guilty Tuesday of sexual assa... Read More

Beatrice Man To Be Sentenced, For Great Western Bank Robbery

BEATRICE – A Beatrice man has entered a no contest plea to a reduced charge, for the robbery of a Great Western Bank Branch in Beatrice, last October 30th. 54-year-old Terry Bailes entered the plea in Gage County District Court, Wednesday, to at... Read More

Preliminary Discussions Underway, On Potential For New Beatrice Fire Station

BEATRICE – Beatrice city officials have begun discussions with a consultant, about the possibility of a new fire station.   Mayor Stan Wirth says some preliminary discussions have been held with a design consultant who has also worked with the Ci... Read More

TransCanada: Keystone XL Pipeline 'Significantly Closer'

Omaha, NE.—The Keystone XL pipeline is moving forward with construction "expected" to begin sometime next year, according to a lengthy statement released this morning by TransCanada. Company President Russ Girling says TransCanada is "significan... Read More

Police Searching for Missing 12-Year-Old

OMAHA - Omaha Police are searching for a 12-Year-Old girl who has been missing for over a week. OPD posted a picture of, Paw Ku, on Facebook, saying she had last been seen on January 9th, near 51st and Maple Street in Omaha. Ku weighs roughly 100 ... Read More

Man pleads guilty to threatening Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to threatening Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa. Court records say Robert Simet, of Omaha, entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Council Bluffs. The charge: violen... Read More

Gage County Approves Plan For Better Communication Coverage

BEATRICE -  An old communications tower at Blue Springs will finally come down, and Gage County officials have approved an agreement with a company to boost coverage by placing equipment on a different tower about six miles east of Odell. County ... Read More

Sprague Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

SPRAGUE, Neb. (KOLN) - Fire crews say no one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire in Sprague, but the structure is a total loss. The call came in around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night regarding the fire north of 3rd and Market Street. The Lanca... Read More

Section of Downtown Fairbury Temporarily Blocked Off By Gas Leak

FAIRBURY - A section of downtown Fairbury was temporarily blocked off due to a suspected gas leak Wednesday morning. A strong odor of gas was detected in the vicinity of the Fairbury United Methodist Church around 9:40 a.m. Fairbury Police and Fir... Read More