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At the Courthouse March 23, 2019

All offenses in addition to $49 court fees. Read more

Offutt flooding exposes threat posed by climate change

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the… Read more

Gas grill blamed for house fire

A grill outside a Beatrice residence is believed to have started a fire Thursday evening that caused more than $25,000 in da… Read more

Flood damage estimate grows to $1.3 billion

It will be weeks, even months, before state officials can put their finger on the true cost of the ongoing flooding across e… Read more

This week's most-read stories

Local News

Man arrested for starting Beatrice garage fire

Beatrice police arrested a man Tuesday morning accused of arson after starting a fire in an east Beatrice garage. Read more

Crime & Courts

Man arrested for terroristic threats

A man was arrested for making terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill a woman on Sunday. Read more

State

'A gift sent from the heavens' — Magic beer fridge found in flooded field

By sunset Sunday, Kyle Simpson was wrung out from a full day of cleaning mud and muck from his property on the Platte River. Read more

State

'Swept off the map' — Family loses brother, business when Niobrara dam failed

It was still dark early last Thursday when Scott Angel got the word — the Spencer Dam had been compromised by the ice-packed Niobrara River. Read more

Local News

Two dead, three injured in Saline County collision

Two people died and three others were injured when two pickups collided on Nebraska 15 on Sunday near Western, according to the Saline County Sheriff's Office. Read more

Local News

Plea agreement reached in drug cases

A Wymore man will be sentenced in May in two cases related to drug activity last year. Read more

Crime & Courts

Four people killed in Cordova house fire identified

Four people killed in a house fire Saturday morning in Cordova died of smoke inhalation following an accidental electrical fire, according to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office. Read more

2 dead following crash Sunday in Saline County

Authorities say two people were fatally injured when two pickup trucks collided on a state highway in Saline County. Read more

State

Flood threat renewed in Southeast Nebraska as more rain moves in

The National Weather Service says a quarter- to three quarters-of-an-inch of rain could fall Tuesday across Southeast Nebraska. Read more

Local News

West Court bridge remains closed

Water levels on the Big Blue River are slowly going down.  Read more

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Gage County Favorites 2019

Vote for your favorites from Gage County March 25- April 7! Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

15 cities where you can still live close to work

There are still big cities where a short commute is not only possible, but common. Read more

21 things only people in New England say

The Northeast has a language all its own. Here are a few of the region’s more unique words and phrases. Read more

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Warming winters threaten Minnesota's identity

Minnesota is among the fastest-warming states in the U.S., and the changing climate is having an impact on some beloved elements of outdoor… Read more

Robert Kraft wants massage video blocked from public

Attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation… Read more