Firefighters Battle Avoca Bar Fire For Five Hours

Avoca Fire Chief Martin Brammier credits mutual aid for battling a fire at the Avoca bar for nearly six hours and saving nearby structures. The bar, known in the 1970s as Gibb’s Restaurant, Gussy... Read More

ALBION - An Albion man will be having his preliminary hearing later this month after appearing in Boone County Court Thursday morning. Alan C. Choat, 73, had to use a walker in court; Deputies say he recently had back surgery. Choat is facing 11 cou... Read More

The Nemaha County attorney’s office has filed burglary and conspiracy charges against three people accused of involvement in a Dec. 22 burglary at the Amigo’s Restaurant in Auburn. Investigators say Anna M. Mikov, 23, and Jessica Raefleng, 29,... Read More

LINCOLN, NE - The top-ranked team in Class D-2 did what top-ranked teams should, and the result was a comfortable win in the first round of the girls state basketball tournament. Falls City Sacred Heart got double-digit scoring from three players ... Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to delay gay marriages in Oklahoma, Utah and a slew of other states, so why should same-sex couples in Nebraska have to wait? That was one of the arguments made Thursday by the attorneys for seven same-sex couples in... Read More

Nebraska City commissioners appointed retired Otoe County Treasurer Jackie Smith as interim city clerk Thursday morning, ending Arnold Ehler’s employment with the city. Commissioners did not discuss Smith’s starting pay or whether there were a... Read More

NORFOLK - Three people are in jail following an early morning foot pursuit in Norfolk. Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, a Norfolk Police Officer observed a car traveling westbound on Elm Avenue at a very high rate of speed. The officer located the p... Read More

The Nebraska City Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Bruce Kreifels to establish an outdoor concert facility on ground overlooking the Missouri River north of Nebraska City. The meeting was attended by 50 people,... Read More

OMAHA -- Average farmland values in Nebraska are down 3 percent from a year ago, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln survey showed, only the second decrease in 28 years. The annual survey of land appraisers, real estate dealers and other experts pegg... Read More

OMAHA -- Omaha police are searching for a thief with a sweet tooth after 169 boxes of Girl Scout cookies worth nearly $600 were stolen from a southwest Omaha garage. A 35-year-old woman living near 114th and Vinton Streets told police that she not... Read More

Arvon and Lu Marcotte hosted a reception Wednesday to mark their retirement as owners of the Farmers Bank in Nebraska City and offer their appreciation for the historic building. Lu Marcotte said she and her husband are thankful to God and everyon... Read More