Corrections Director Frakes says Nebraska prisons are still crowded, but on right path

LINCOLN — Prison reforms meant to reduce overcrowding have fallen short of their target prison population so far, the head of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said Friday. ... Read More

A former teacher who had a sexual relationship with one of his former middle school students — starting when the girl was 13 — has pleaded guilty and faces at least two decades in prison. Brian Robeson, 36, was a math teacher at Alfo... Read More

STERLING - The BDS Eagles are right where they wanted to be after a state championship in Class D1 a year ago. They are undefeated and #2 in Class D2. The Eagles closest matchup was in their game at Tri County, 42-16. There hasn't been a game clos... Read More

An infant was killed and her mother was seriously injured early Friday, possibly in a fall from a second-story window just north of the Creighton University campus. The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. at Kellom Heights, an apartment c... Read More

FALLS CITY - It was certainly an ideal fall evening to kick back and revel in bluegrass tunes and works of art as an Art Walk took place Thursday night in Falls City. Area residents had the chance to stroll around downtown and check out three sepa... Read More

BEATRICE -  Never has a few seconds of darkness received so much attention, but Beatrice-area officials are gearing up to capitalize on a total solar eclipse, in August of next year. The Beatrice-area is smack dab in the middle of a pathway where... Read More

FALLS CITY - Falls City officials are going to court to emphasize the need for tidy properties and mowed lawns. Police code enforcement officers issued citations in August and September that have resulted in court dates and arrest warrants. Most o... Read More

LINCOLN — The scene felt like a corporate seminar aimed at pumping up the sales force to set quarterly records. Spontaneous cheers and applause echoed off the cinder-block walls of the prison gymnasium. Participants exchanged high five... Read More

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities in Gage County say a man has been killed in a tractor accident. Officers and medics were dispatched around 7:45 p.m. Thursday to the scene seven miles east-northeast of Beatrice. Beatrice radio station, News Chann... Read More

BEATRICE – Beatrice Communications has confirmed an accident took the life of a man last night, east of the city. A male victim was pinned by a tractor he had been operating. A medical helicopter was summoned to the scene, but called off a fe... Read More

LEWISTON - The Lady Irish of Falls City Sacred Heart had no issues in a three set victory over Lewiston on Thursday night. Seniors Jade Hill and Haylee Heits led the way for the Lady Irish victory. Hill finished with 14 kills and Heits contributed... Read More