Bill Would Ban Paper Lanterns as Fire Hazards

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - State senators will debate whether to outlaw small flame-powered paper air balloons in Nebraska. A legislative committee voted 7-0 on Monday to advance a bill that would ban th... Read More

FALLS CITY - A man was arrested in Falls City Saturday night after allegedly strangling and assaulting his girlfriend. Falls City Police Assistant Chief Jamie Baker says 24 year old Jacob Bennett was taken into custody on the 1100 block of Lane ... Read More

FALLS CITY - A two vehicle collision took place on Fulton and 17th Street Friday morning leaving both cars damaged. According to Police Reports a 1987 Dodge pickup was heading north on Fulton Street when it collided with a 2000 Ford Wagon XL at ap... Read More

FALLS CITY - The annual Irish Shrimp feed is approaching and reservations for the event must be made by  April 2nd. The event will take place on Saturday, April 11th  with a choice to eat at 6:30 PM or 8:00 PM.  The meal includes boiled shrimp,... Read More

FALLS CITY - The Falls City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Extreme Adult Easter Egg Hunt this Friday. The Chamber says their are over $1,000 worth of prizes with the top team taking home the $100 egg.  Teams of four can enter the competit... Read More

WEST POINT - The 2015 Power Drive Competition is in full swing, with the first of a five race series taking place in West Point at the Cumming County Open. The Power Drive Competition is where high school students compete in a series of endurance ... Read More

Cub Scouts from seven southeast Nebraska counties assembled at Eagle Elementary School in Eagle on Saturday to participate in the 13th Annual 7 Feathers District Pinewood Derby. 100 Scouts assembled to compete in the Pinewood Derby Race and the Pi... Read More

COLUMBUS - The Nebraska Public Power District is urging the public to be observant and prepared for downed power lines and power outages, during spring storms. NPPD officials say a by-product of severe spring storms can be downed power lines, and ... Read More

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - There's a new name for the fiddling championships that have been held for the past 14 years at the Homestead National Monument in southeast Nebraska. What had been called the Monumental Fiddling and Acoustic Band Championship... Read More

Six concerts. Four nights. Record-breaking ticket sales. Garth Brooks is coming. Ticket sales for Garth Brooks' Omaha shows have exceeded 95,000 and continue to sell, said spokesman Aron Gerson in an email Saturday night. The... Read More

Cass County Sheriff William  Brueggemann reports a March 27th accident near Highway 75 and Chicago Avenue. A truck driver contacted the sheriff's office after observing a vehicle leave the highway and roll several times into the west ditch. De... Read More