Columbus Woman Killed, Children Seriously Injured on I-29

ROCKPORT, MO -- A Columbus, Nebraska woman has died following a one-vehicle accident on I-29 near Rock Port, Missouri on Tuesday. According to a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, C... Read More

LINCOLN - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the traditionally conservative state, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override. Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proo... Read More

A saddened, solemn community folded Officer Kerrie Orozco into its embrace Tuesday before letting her go. Hundreds of family members, friends and colleagues in blue attended Orozco’s funeral at St. John’s Catholic Church at Creighton Universit... Read More

FALLS CITY - Former Falls City Mayor, Rodney Vandeberg, passed away on Saturday at the age of 78 years old. Vandeberg served as Mayor for Falls City for two terms, as well as serving as the President of First National Bank until it was sold to F&am... Read More

Hundreds of supporters came to the funeral of slain Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco to shield mourners from a handful of protesters. Wearing blue, about a hundred people arrived at 24th and Cuming Streets, where the protesters intended to meet.... Read More

LINCOLN — Miriam Thimm Kelle never wanted the state to execute the man responsible for the torture and murder of her brother, James Thimm. But that doesn’t mean she wanted Michael Ryan to escape justice. So she took solace from the news that t... Read More

CENTER - A Verdigre man could very well be spending the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his wife. Sixty-six year old Phillip Privett was sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison in Knox County District Court. Privett ... Read More

COLUMBUS -Four Hundred Dollars worth of goods are being reported stolen from the concession stand at the American Legion Baseball Field. Columbus Police Captain Todd Thalken says the burglary was reported early Monday morning at approximately 9:31... Read More

ALDA, Neb. — The six reddish-brown babies shadowing their mothers on a Shoemaker Island prairie between channels of the Platte River don’t know they are making history. The calves are the first generation of genetically pure bison to be born i... Read More

The GAR Hall Civil War Museum in Nebraska City accepted a donation of seven guns, a saddle and other Civil War artifacts on Memorial Day. Museum Foundation member Tim Engel said he is amazed at the quality of the exhibits and the generosity of the... Read More

About two dozen Nebraska City residents gathered at the Rowe Safety Complex on Memorial Day in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco. Funeral services for the Omaha officer, who was killed last week in the line of duty, are scheduled today. Nebraska C... Read More