Platte River ice jam breaks up, so dynamite attack canceled

WATERLOO, Neb. (AP) - A Platte River ice jam near Omaha has broken up on its own, so officials have canceled plans to attack it with dynamite. The 1½-mile-long jam had backed up river water in wes... Read More

Richardson County prosecutors have filed charges against a Falls City man on allegations that he stole an anvil from a garage on Schoenheit Street. Joshua D. Choate, 27, is charged with theft and tampering with a witness. Court records say the gar... Read More

ALBION - A Petersburg man facing multiple animal cruelty charges is asking for a preliminary hearing. Sixty-six year old James Majerus made his initial appearance in Boone County Court Thursday. Majerus faces 13 counts of animal cruelty and neglec... Read More

NORFOLK -- It’s a little known service that the City of Norfolk provides. For $40, a deceased pet can be incinerated at the Water Pollution Control Plant/Transfer Station with its ashes returned to the owner within a day or so. A new incinerator... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse has been named chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security. A news release Wednesday announcing the appointment says the sub... Read More

GRAND ISLAND -- Several times a day, sportsmen visit local gun shops, their sights set on rimfire ammunition. More often than not, they don't hit their target. For more than a year and a half, outdoorsmen have had a hard time finding rimfire cartr... Read More

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast. Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice announced Wednesday that he charged 65-... Read More

HUMPRHREY - A Platte County 4-H group has qualified for a state robotics competition next month. The Memory Minions took home the first place trophy in the FIRST LEGO League Regional in Nebraska City on Saturday and are now preparing for the S... Read More

The University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension is increasing the cognitive and problem solving skills in area youth with a program that is known as “STEMovating.” At the Nebraska City Rotary Meeting Wednesday, Deb Weitzenkamp, Extension Educator... Read More

Nebraska Farmers are joining a number of Midwest farmers filing lawsuits against Syngenta. In the suit they claim Sygenta released a corn variety MIR162 before it was approved for importing to China costing $2.9 billion in loses to US corn producers.... Read More

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Two men were transported to the hospital after they had been trapped under a collapsed cell phone tower in Scottsbluff. The Star-Herald reports the two were trapped under a Viaero Wireless tower that collapsed Wednesday... Read More