NORFOLK – Now that the question of ‘does human trafficking happen in Nebraska?’ has been definitely answered, the next question is ‘how do we prevent it?’ according to Nebraska’s Assistant Attorney General. Steven Patrick O’Meara, who also serves as Nebraska’s Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, was one of the featured speakers at a two-hour conversation […]

NORFOLK – A familiar face took home the top honors in the girls’ results, while a new name came to the forefront in the boys’ competition at the Northeast Nebraska Track Classic held at the Johnny Carson Field in Norfolk on Thursday. Stanton’s Mackenzie Brandl won both the 100 meter dash (12.54) and 200 meter […]

RALSTON – Class B high school district baseball pairings have been released and Wayne/Wakefield will meet a team for the fourth time this season. Wayne/Wakefield currently is 1-14 on the season and their game in Pender has been postponed till Monday, May 2. The Blue Devils will face Arlington at 4:30 p.m. followed by a varsity […]

PIERCE – Eight northeast Nebraska high school JV track and field teams competed in the Freshman-Sophomore Invite Tuesday. From Pierce High School Track Norfolk swept the team titles in the girls (108) and boys (111.5). Following Norfolk on the girls for second was O’Neill with 100 points and Pierce finished third with 97 points. Norfolk […]

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A 40-year-old Alliance man has been accused of fatally stabbing and slashing his brother in Scottsbluff. Online court records say William Reed was formally charged Monday in Scotts Bluff County Court with second-degree murder and a related weapons crime. Police say he killed 42-year-old Christopher Reed at Christopher’s home Friday in […]

COLUMBUS – The National Weather Service says the hazardous weather outlook for Platte and surrounding counties could mean thunderstorms Tuesday. Boone, Colfax, Madison, Platte, and Stanton Counties are among many counties throughout central and northeast Nebraska, as well as west central Iowa, in the hazardous weather outlook. The NWS says thunderstorms are expected to hit […]

PILGER – Employees from Lindsay Corporation will join volunteers from the Arbor Day Foundation and community members for a special tree planting event in and around the Pilger area. 150 one-gallon trees will be planted in Pilger, Beaver Crossing, Belden, Pierce, Wayne, Wayne State College and Plainview this Saturday. Lindsay Corporation will donate the trees […]

BEATRICE – 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie was burned Friday afternoon at the Homestead National Monument of America. Assisting in the controlled burn were trained firefighters from area fire departments. They established a burn perimeter to allow University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to test out an unmanned aircraft system that was able to ignite portions […]

WAYNE – A northeast Nebraska Emergency Manager received an award Thursday for his assistance when it comes to helping out. Nic Kemnitz is the Wayne County Emergency Manager and was honored with the Emergency Management Professional of the Year Award Thursday. The award was actually presented during the Nebraska Association of Emergency Managers Conference in […]