Seven who threatened Omaha referee John Higgins identified, referred to local authorities and FBI

Seven people who threatened basketball referee John Higgins after an NCAA tournament game in March have been identified. Information on them will be referred to authorities in their jurisdictions ... Read More

Columbus, Humphrey Among Few in Area with Growing Populations

COLUMBUS  -  Columbus, Humphrey, and Duncan are among the few communities that have growing population numbers in the areas, according to statistics recently released from the U.S. Census Bureau. The statistics released show the population numbe... Read More

A Look Back at the Big Give

NORFOLK — Norfolk’s Big Give took place on Tuesday of this past week, and area non-profits have much to be thankful for. On Friday morning, organizers gathered to celebrate the fundraiser’s success. They say the community donated over $72,0... Read More

Jimmy Johnson Named Head CHS Baseball Coach

COLUMBUS - Jimmy Johnson has been named the head coach of the Columbus High Baseball team, following an announcement on Friday. Jimmy Johnson has been coaching with both the CHS and Columbus Legion program for the past 10 years, says Activities Di... Read More

City Closures for Memorial Day

COLUMBUS - Certain city operations will be closing down, while others will remain open during the Memorial Day holiday. According to a press release, Columbus city offices that will be closed on Monday, include Animal Control, Columbus Aquatic Cen... Read More

Lost Creek Students Compete at New High School

COLUMBUS - Lost Creek students had the opportunity to become more familiar with the high school, after hosting a track meet at the brand new school's facilities. Physical Education teacher Jonathan Tomasevicz provided the opportunity for the stu... Read More

Traffic Signals at 3rd Ave. Will be Partially Operational

COLUMBUS -  City officials say due to some pole stabilization issues, work will be done on the traffic signals at 3rd avenue and 23rd Street. City officials say the intersection will have stop sign control for parts of the day Friday,  due to th... Read More

Slaying Suspect's Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Accessory Charge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The mother of a northeast Nebraska slaying suspect has pleaded not guilty to an accessory charge. 38-year-old Natasha Wolfe entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. She's accused of kicking 32-year-old William... Read More

Loup Filing Motion for Rehearing on New Hydroelectric License Order

COLUMBUS - Loup Power in Columbus will be issuing a "Motion for Rehearing," after receiving the new license terms from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Loup officials say the new license terms that were issued by the FERC would last 30 y... Read More

Cabela's quietly sought sale before investor push; Jim Cabela tried to keep HQ in Sidney

A New York-based hedge fund publicly pushed for Cabela’s to be sold, but in documents filed this week, the Nebraska retailer says it already had been quietly trying to sell itself months before the investor declared its big stake in 2015. ... Read More

Cheyenne County sheriff thanks out-of-state drug dealers after confiscating their vehicles

A county sheriff in the Nebraska Panhandle is thanking out-of-state drug dealers for helping his office and other area law enforcement agencies do their jobs. Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson said three vehicles seized from out-of-sta... Read More