Inside Beatrice: Fire And Rescue

BEATRICE - When 911 is dialed someone is expected to show up quickly and ready to help. In Beatrice 911 is called more than 2600 times a year. But what happens when 911 is called? Fire Chief Brian Daa... Read More

CLARKSON - A gofundme page has been set up to help the family of a driver who was ejected from a loaded cement truck in an accident that took place just outside Clarkson last Wednesday. Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl says State Patrol investi... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - A proposal to consolidate Otoe County’s elected offices of register of deeds and assessor failed Tuesday following a public hearing conducted by the Otoe County Board. Janet Reed, register of deeds for the pasts 15 years, opposed... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY – A Nebraska City woman was shocked Tuesday morning when she stepped out on her back porch to find a live armadillo that local officials say may be the first ever captured in Otoe County. Jeanna Pestel said she recognized the a... Read More

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Marine Pvt. Dale Robert Geddes was welcomed home to Grand Island on Monday, 72 years after his death, as his remains were laid to rest in Grand Island City Cemetery next to his parents, William G. and Minnie (Kent) Geddes.... Read More

BURR – The driver of Ford pickup escaped injury after turning into the path of a truck and semi-trailer near Burr on Friday. The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports a 2007 Ford pickup driven by Lori S. Buethe of Tecumseh and a truck and semi-... Read More

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have arrested four suspects for alleged drug possession at an 1800 Scott Street apartment, where a five-year-old girl was present while drugs allegedly were being used. Appearance bonds were scheduled to be set Tuesday... Read More

DES MOINES (AP) — Weather is being blamed for a drop in attendance at this year’s Iowa State Fair. Some days were rainy, some extra hot and humid and some apparently were just right for attending the fair, which ended Sunday. The attendanc... Read More

A 27-year-old southwest Iowa man riding a mountain bike was critically injured Monday when he was struck by a pickup truck. The Iowa State Patrol said Brett Kissel of Sidney was taken by medical helicopter to Creighton University Medical... Read More

At least 19 people from the area joined some 1,500 other American Red Cross volunteers week to provide flood relief in Louisiana, a Red Cross official said Friday. Team members – 18 from Nebraska and one from southwest Iowa – headed to Baton R... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol troopers will be stressing the importance of wearing seat belts to fans attending high school football games across the state this fall. The “Friday Night Lights” effort is aimed at helping reduce serious injury... Read More