LINCOLN, Neb.– About 50 Nebraska clergy members have agreed to perform same-sex marriages if a judge overrules the state’s ban on gay marriage, a decision some expect to come this week. Most of the clergy members come from larger cities like Omaha and Lincoln, however some in Grand Island, Columbus and Elgin have signed on, too. First Plymouth […]

NORFOLK – Wicked weather is occurring across northeast Nebraska, as snow continues to fall in certain areas. Some folks around Norfolk say they’re sick and tired of the snow and bone chilling temperatures. Some express their hatred for the cold and hope that the area doesn’t experience icy conditions for much longer. On the other […]

PONCA – State roads officials are reporting some slick road conditions in the extreme reaches of Northeast Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Roads says Highway 81 from the Highway 59 interchange in Cedar County north to the South Dakota state line is completely covered with snow. The DOR says roads continue to completely covered with […]

OMAHA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms and ranches in Nebraska continues to slide. In an annual report released Thursday the USDA says Nebraska farms fell to 49,100 last year, 500 fewer than the year before. The small farm category, those with annual sales of less […]

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seven same-sex couples hope a federal judge will block Nebraska’s ban on gay marriage, but the judge isn’t issuing an immediate ruling. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska is challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon held a hearing Thursday. The ACLU wanted him to […]

The Rosters and coaching staffs have been announced for the 2015 Shrine Bowl being held June 6 in Kearney. Here are the area athletes and coaches on the squad: NORTH SQUAD Battle Creek –Louis de Jager –Jared Bellar Boone Central/Newman Grove –Wyatt Mazour –Michael Lipker Columbus –Blake Bubak Columbus Scotus –Garret Shanle Norfolk –Chace Hutchison […]

OMAHA — Maude Fodrea Wangberg of Omaha, the oldest known resident of Nebraska, died Friday morning. She was 109 and would have been 110 in May. E.A. Kral of Wilber, who tracks the oldest citizens of the state, said Wangberg shared the distinction with Mark H. Behrends of Nebraska City, who now is the oldest Nebraskan. […]

 WATERLOO (AP) — Officials have seized 21 cats and three dogs from an eastern Nebraska home after a neighbor complained about a nauseating smell. Court documents say 50-year-old Athena Nielsen, of Waterloo, was cited for improper living conditions and too many animals. Local ordinances prohibit residents from owning more than three dogs and five cats. Reports […]

OMAHA – An attempted traffic stop turns into a life-threatening situation for two Nebraska State Patrol Troopers. Just after the clock struck midnight on Thursday, a trooper spotted a 2002 Hyundai Accent with a broken taillight near the Interstate 680 and I-80 split. The Hyundai was allegedly traveling at a slow speed, and failed to […]

NEBRASKA CITY — Nebraska City Police say a train derailment on the OPPD tracks has stopped rail cars near the industrial park in the southwest corner of the City. According to live reports from Big Apple Radio’s Dan Swanson at the scene, two OPPD rail cars hauling coal are off the tracks west of the […]