2 months after flooding, I-29 is now open border to border in Iowa

The traveling public received welcome news over the weekend. After more than two months of closures, Interstate 29 is now fully open in Iowa. The last section to reopen was between Counci... Read More

Syracuse holds off Platteview to repeat as Class B state champions

OMAHA - Syracuse Head Coach Rick Nordhues knew if his girls 1600 meter relay team was in first place when junior Lauren Siefken handed the baton to junior Lauren Meyer, they were going to win the race and the Class B state championship. The Rocket... Read More

WATCH: Stunning Video of a Tornado Near Farnam, NE

FARNAM, NE -- A supercell delivered severe weather to southern and central Nebraska on Friday night. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings to at least seven counties on Friday.  There were multiple confirmed tornadoes ranging f... Read More

Corps awards $8.5 million contract to repair Iowa levee 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.5 million contract for closing one of the breaches on a Missouri River levee. Closing the breach northwest of Bartlett, Iowa, is necessary so other repairs to flood damage, notably fixin... Read More

'Helicopters of horror' could soon be raining down in your yard

Scott Evans calls them the “helicopters of horror.” They’re turning silver maple trees brown, and in the next few days, they are going to be in every nook and cranny of your yard. “It’s going to be a doozy,” said Evans, horticulture... Read More

90's country band Blackhawk stopping in Syracuse this summer

SYRACUSE - Academy of Country Music Award nominees Blackhawk will headline the Germanfest concert in Syracuse this summer. The Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 1990's country band - known for their top five hits "Goodbye Says It All... Read More

Pollinator Garden Helps Set

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City middle schoolers are breaking records and helping pollinators. Elizabeth Dunn’s Pioneer Pride Time class wrote a grant to the Nebraska City Community Foundation to fund a pollinator garden. Dunn: “The stu... Read More

Small Towns Matter Campaign Equips Falls City Bike Riders

FALLS CITY – United Health Care and News Channel Nebraska emphasized the “small towns matter” campaign Wednesday at South Elementary School in Falls City, where over 230 students received new bicycle helmets. There were over 500 registra... Read More

Disaster assistance applications up to 5,700 households in Nebraska as FEMA deadline nears

The number of people seeking disaster assistance has jumped as the deadlines near, according to FEMA officials. About 5,700 households in Nebraska have applied for assistance, along with about 1,800 in Iowa. Many millions in aid have al... Read More

Trump touts more farm country aid, but many farmers and ranchers doubt it will cover their losses

WASHINGTON — President Trump is talking up farm country bailouts once again as the escalating tariff wars tank crop prices. “Hopefully China will do us the honor of continuing to buy our great farm product, the best, but if not your ... Read More

Storm chasers heading to Midwest ahead of strong storms expected this weekend

WEATHER FORECAST *** Storm chasers from all over the world are headed to the Midwest in anticipation of the strong storms that are expected this weekend, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. “It’s a huge system coming off the Pac... Read More