Two Tecumseh State Prison workers arrested on contraband-related charges

Two employees at the Tecumseh State Prison were arrested Saturday on contraband-related charges. Corporals Richard Fries, 53, and Ryan Tokar, 31, were arrested and sent to Johnson County ... Read More

Emergency Crews Respond To Highway 75, Murray Road Accidents

NEBRASKA CITY - Emergency responders were called Saturday morning to accidents in Otoe and Cass counties. An Auburn volleyball parent escaped injury on Saturday when her Ford Taurus struck a semi-trailer on Highway 75 south of Nebraska City. Th... Read More

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Talk Tour, Marriage and More

LINCOLN - For the first time in 21 years, Garth Brooks is back in Lincoln to perform 5 shows. His fans are coming in from all across the state, and even from Iowa and Kansas. Both Garth and Trisha Yearwood told reporters on Friday that they find N... Read More

State prison workers detail low morale, high turnover to legislative committee

LINCOLN — It was like two opposite universes Friday at the State Capitol when it came to the status of the state’s troubled prison system. In the morning, prison security staff provided stern and tearful pleas that more must be done to enhance... Read More

Falls City Evens Record in C1-2 District Finale

SYRACUSE, Neb. - Falls City senior Emmett Kirkendall finished with 13 tackles and the Tigers defense held Syracuse to under 200 total yards in a 27-14 victory Friday night at Syracuse High School. The 6'3" 190 defensive end added a sack, 3.5 tack... Read More

Need relief from those darn pirate bugs? It'll take a freeze to end their marauding ways

You might be walking the plank soon, pirate bugs. The pesky biting bugs that have been annoying folks this fall are still flying around in sizable numbers, and it will take a freeze to put a dent in their population, local entomologists ... Read More

Area Runners Bringing Home Hardware from State Cross Country Meet

KEARNEY, Neb. - Runners across southeast Nebraska are bringing home medals from the 2017 Nebraska School Activities Association State Cross Country Championships in Kearney. The meet was held at the Kearney Country Club under partly sunny skies wi... Read More

Seventh Graders Compete At Inventure Factory In Falls City

FALLS CITY – University of Nebraska Lincoln extension organized an Inventure Factory at the Falls City Middle School Thursday that tested seventh graders’ business savy. Extension Educator Kaytlyn Kennedy said Inventure challenges youth teams ... Read More

Rivalry of Triple-Option Teams Meet Saturday at the Oak Bowl

PERU, Neb. - The Peru State football team, still drying their clothing from last week's 47-7 loss to Grand View on a soggy day in Des Moines, Iowa, are preparing for a defensive battle against William Penn on Saturday. The Statesmen have the top-r... Read More

Special Deputy Describes Investigation After Ty Thomas Disappearance

AUBURN - Kerry Crosby of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has filed an arrest  affidavit in connection with the first degree murder charge against 36-year-old Joshua Keadle, who is reported to be the last person to see Peru State College stu... Read More

Sidney's 'war horse' running back Bryson Duncan happy to be underestimated

SIDNEY, Iowa — Bryson Duncan doesn’t look that imposing, and that’s exactly what he wants you to think. Sidney’s 5-foot-8, 160-pound senior running back isn’t just comfortable with being misjudged, he prefers it. “To... Read More