Prairie Burn Conducted at Homestead National Monument of America

BEATRICE – During a Spring marked by wide swings in the weather, conditions were nearly ideal Thursday, for a controlled burn of prairie grass at the Homestead National Monument of America, near Bea... Read More

Attorney Seeking Dismissal of Drug Conspiracy Charge Against Wymore Woman

BEATRICE – A defense attorney is asking Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner to throw out a drug conspiracy charge against a Wymore woman. Barbara Coleman is one of several people charged following an investigation into an alleged conspirac... Read More

Beatrice Man Convicted For Role in Gas Station Burglary

BEATRICE – One of two persons arrested in a gas station burglary in Beatrice has admitted to his role in the crime. Michael Grant, of Beatrice pleaded guilty Wednesday, to aiding and abetting attempted burglary, a charge reduced in a plea agreem... Read More

It’s official: Judge approves Younkers liquidation; stores to close by Aug. 31

Younkers stores will close after a judge on Wednesday approved a sale of the retailer’s parent company to liquidators who intend to sell off inventory and then shut the doors. Stores across the country, including Younkers locations i... Read More

'Inclusion is a beautiful thing': Teen with Down syndrome is voted prom queen at Elkhorn South High

Caitlin Adams beamed and high-fived her friends when she heard she’d been selected prom queen at Elkhorn South High School. Adams, a senior with Down syndrome, was the top vote-getter and wore the tiara at the school’s recent prom. Fellow s... Read More

114 pounds of 'high-grade' marijuana found during traffic stop on west edge of Lincoln

Authorities found 114 pounds of high-grade marijuana, a THC vaping pen and THC-laced cookies during a traffic stop on the west edge of Lincoln. A 22-year-old Sioux City, Iowa, man was arrested after his 2014 Chevrolet Impala was stopped ... Read More

Arrest warrant issued in connection with fatal Lincoln shooting

LINCOLN (AP) — Police say an arrest warrant for second-degree murder has been issued in connection with a fatal shooting in Lincoln last month. Lincoln Police said Monday that investigators are searching for the suspect but won't name ... Read More

Georgia man, 32, arrested in Lincoln with 100-plus pounds of pot

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and more than 100 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in west Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol said the East Point, Georgia, man was stopped around 9:20 a.m. Monday whil... Read More

Beatrice Utility Revenue to Help Fund Splash Pad

BEATRICE – The Beatrice City Public Properties Department will receive $20,000 over two years from the Beatrice Plus Program, to help fund installation of a splash pad at Astro Park. City Councilmen approved the allocation last night from the fu... Read More

Arbor Day Observance Proclaimed, in Beatrice

BEATRICE –  A mayoral proclamation has been issued noting the observance of April 27th as Arbor Day, in the City of Beatrice. Administrator of Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Linda Grell will be doing an Arbor Day presentation for about 150 students i... Read More

Beatrice Police Officer Returns From Cuba Deployment

BEATRICE -  Wednesday, the Beatrice Police Department will see the return of one its officers, following a military deployment. Jason Sharp is finishing a one-year deployment as a security manager for the Joint Detention Group at Guantanamo Bay, ... Read More