Assistance for Gage County Community Projects

BEATRICE – Experts in business development, grant support, local projects, workforce and economic development offered their services yesterday to Gage County Community officials wanting to accomplis... Read More

BEATRICE – Local business representatives were introduced to O-Zone Vision on Wednesday, a planned video board and sound system upgrade….that will provide another avenue for support of the school system and students. Superintendent Jason Alexa... Read More

Consequences of Alleged Police Brutality Far from Over

Omaha, NE.—The police chief and union are at odds over the future of two fired officers. One of the two was found not guilty this week in the in-custody, all caught on camera death of a mentally ill man who was repeatedly Tasered. Watch Joe's F... Read More

Thief steals Omaha hotel's shuttle bus and abandons it in Council Bluffs

A shuttle bus stolen from a downtown Omaha hotel early in the morning later was located abandoned in Council Bluffs. A staff member of the Hilton Hotel Omaha at 10th and Cass Streets told police that the shuttle was unoccupied and idling... Read More

Counties Wading Into Discussion on Solar Energy Regulations

BEATRICE – Two southeast Nebraska Counties are in the first stages of developing regulations that will govern solar energy projects.  Up to this point, wind energy regulations have taken up a great deal of county commission time. Gage County Zo... Read More

Omaha elementary teacher charged with sexual assault allegedly targeted at least five girls at school

The principal of an Omaha elementary school has been placed on leave a week after a first-grade teacher at the school was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, a 7-year-old first-grader. The move comes as Omaha police are... Read More

Noted Weather Spotting Enthusiast, Trainer for Spotters, Passes Away

BEATRICE – A man who helped thousands learn more about the weather, and how to serve as spotters to keep people safe, has passed away. Bruce “B.J.” Fictum of Wilber, died at the age 54, on Saturday. Fictum worked in radio, emergency manag... Read More

Local Foundation Provides Gift For BPS Activities Bus

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Public School District is getting an early Christmas gift that will greatly aid in purchase of a new activities bus. On a night the school board authorized school administration to undertake a lease-purchase agreement for... Read More

Jansen Village Board Member Fined by State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska village board member has agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty for allegedly using his position for financial gain and failing to disclose his interest in a village contract. The Nebraska Accountability a... Read More

Regret, tears as ex-officer is found not guilty in Zachary BearHeels' death

Zachary BearHeels should not have died on June 5, 2017. On that virtually everyone agrees. At the same time, a Douglas County jury decided Monday that it wasn’t former Omaha Police Officer Scotty Payne’s fault that BearHeels was hurt, let a... Read More

'It's just pure evil': Man who killed parents, niece given three life sentences

Nearly a year after three of their relatives were shot to death, family members grappled Monday with the reason why. Why did John Dalton Jr. kill his parents, John W. Dalton Sr. and Jean Dalton, and then gun down his 18-year-old niece, Leonna Dalt... Read More