Nebraska Teacher Takes Steps to Stop Human Trafficking

NEBRASKA CITY - Barry Jurgensen learned about Cecilia and Eliza’s escape from their Nebraska City slave holder while working with the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom education program a... Read More

BEATRICE - It’s not anywhere close to the major flooding Beatrice and Southeast Nebraska experienced last year, but the Big Blue River is out of its banks…closing down the scenic hiking and biking trail near Veterans Memorial Park. Persistent ... Read More

SABETHA, KS - Anthony Leftwich, 59, of Dawson, NE, made his first appearance in court on charges of Aggravated Battery after a Bern, KS man was sent to the University of Kansas Hospital with gunshot wounds. According to the Sabetha Police Departme... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - Mica Shimmel, the seven-year-old son of Michelle and Nick Shimmel of Nebraska City, was officially the first paid swimmer to jump into the new Steinhart Park Aquatic Center. The second grader’s name was drawn from a raffle taken ... Read More

FALLS CITY - The Pee Wee Erwin Tribute was held  on Sunday night in Falls City, a day before the Falls City native's 103rd birthday. Community members, as well as family members of Erwin, gathered for a night of music in his honor. Erwin was k... Read More

NEBRASKA CITY - A Nebraska City man faces charges of flight to avoid arrest and reckless driving after a Saturday  incident where police say they had to act fast to get out of the way of a vehicle. Court records say police responded to a report o... Read More

PERCIVAL - A van with 13 passengers rolled on Interstate 29 near the Percival exit Saturday. The Iowa State Patrol reports six injuries when the van, driven by 38-year-old Tomas Martias of Omaha, entered the median and rolled on its top. Those ... Read More

Cass County Sheriff, Wm. C. Brueggemann reports a serious accident Friday at the Cass and Otoe county lines near Eagle. A 1979 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Mark P. Ulven, 39, of Palmyra was westbound on Van Dorn Street and a 1999 Dodge Dakota picku... Read More

SIDNEY - The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of three men for attempting to sell asphalt. Deputies were called to a Thurman residence Thursday after a man came to a residence saying his crew has been working near Plum Creek Ro... Read More

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s name appeared on the TV screen and the locker room erupted to celebrate NU’s at-large berth, but senior Jake Placzek momentarily didn’t move. Just for an instant. Is this real? His mind had to catch up to the mome... Read More

Five years ago this week, people living and working along hundreds of miles of the Missouri River were scrambling to evacuate loved ones and possessions as a historic summerlong flood shoved downstream. When it was over, the Flood of 2011 left mor... Read More