Former Cass County Board member Ron Nolte is seeking seat on Nebraska Public Service Commission

LINCOLN — Ron Nolte, a 71-year-old former Cass County Board member from Plattsmouth, said Monday that he will be a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Nebraska Public Service Commission. ... Read More

Man Accused Of Assault While Out Of Jail On Work Release

AUBURN - Authorities say a 26-year-old Pawnee City man assaulted a woman while in violation of a work release order from the Nemaha County Jail. Travis Ries is scheduled for preliminary hearing in Nemaha County on an escape charge on Oct. 24. C... Read More

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 Jail, according to the Nebraska Department of Corr... Read More

A caring nature hid desperation of Florida mom who took her life in Cass County woods

She was beautiful and generous, a real free spirit who loved her children. She was also broke and in trouble for taking money from work. And it could probably be said of the Florida woman whose body was found in Nebraska that sh... Read More

School seeks donations for brick path to honor family who died in house fire last year

Donations are being accepted for a brick path outside Conestoga Elementary School in Murray, Nebraska, that honors a family of six killed one year ago Friday when the family’s home was destroyed in a fire. The path leads to the Mike an... 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. Lisa Rathjen, 51, of Auburn escaped injury on Saturday when her Ford Taurus struck a semi-trailer on Highway 75 south of Nebraska City. Th... 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

Nemaha County Board Stays With Time Clocks

AUBURN - Nemaha County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to continue use of time clocks for employees in the county courthouse. Elected officials gave the time clocks reviews from indifference to opposition. They were criticized as discour... 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

Construction Begins On Holiday Inn Express At Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY – Construction has begun on a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the new Highway 2 interchange on Nebraska City’s southern edge. Dan Mauk of the Nebraska City Area Economic Development Corporation said it’s exciting to see... 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