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Kearney Police and the FBI are investigating an armed robbery which took place this morning at a Kearney credit union. Authorities responded to reports of the robbery at Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union on East Highway 30 at around 9:22 a.m. Police are searching for two black males. The first is between 6-0 and 6-2, 1...
The Nebraska Lottery has announced a Juniata woman was the winner of a $100,000 prize off a scratch lottery ticket. Lottery officials say the winning ticket was purchased at Ampride South in Hastings. There are three $100,000 top prizes for the Turquoise Treasures lottery game. Ginger Ogle becomes the second to win the prize. She told lottery offic...
Three members of a local delegation returned home from a lobbying trip to Washington, where they told federal officials the Grand Island Veterans Home should be remodeled instead of giving way to a new home in Kearney. Mayor Jay Vavricek, Hall County Supervisor Pam Lancaster and Veterans Service Officer Don Shuda handed out booklets with a letter r...
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission chairman says his agency should have jurisdiction over party buses. Chairman Bob Batt's remarks come days after a Doniphan man was struck and killed while walking on Interstate 80 near Lincoln after riding a party bus. The jurisdiction over party buses currently falls under the Nebraska Public Service Commissi...
A Holdrege man is in critical condition after smoking synthetic marijuana and going into cardiac arrest. Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, Holdrege Police responded to an 18-year old who was vomiting and had stopped breathing. He was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. A preliminary investigation suggests that he was smoking synthetic marijuana, al...
There have been a lot of questions regarding party buses after the tragic death of a Nebraska Wesleyan University student last weekend. Officials believe that 22 year old Maury Lorence of Doniphan was left behind at a truck stop and while walking along I-80 near Lincoln he was hit by several vehicles. This brings up the question of the res...
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has received a $1.3 million federal grant to send graduate students in social work to rural Nebraska areas to help at-risk youth with behavioral health concerns. The grant is one of the largest received by the school and comes from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration. Nebraska employs ne...
Early voting continues to fare well in Nebraska, according to Secretary of State John Gale. Gale's office says that 33 percent of early voting ballots have been returned or cast in person at county election offices. That's higher than the 24 percent rate at the same time of the 2012 presidential election. Early voting by mail lasts for 35...
With the flu season upon us, the Veterans Health Administration is pushing to make sure all veterans are covered. VA Healthcare facilities across Nebraska are offering free flu shots to veterans. Will Ackerman, Public Affairs Officer for the VA-Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System says all veterans need to be enrolled in their system t...
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the crash deaths of three family members in Clay County. Online court records say 53-year-old Kenneth Johnson on pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of manslaughter and one count of being a habitual criminal. His next scheduled court date is Nov. 12. Autho...
A report estimates it would cost more than two-billion dollars to repair or replace all of the substandard bridges in Nebraska. That's one key issue facing members of the Nebraska Association of County Officials, who will meet this week. Executive director Larry Dix says they'll be addressing legislative priorities. Dix says they'll also discuss fi...
Authorities say the search of a car being pulled on a trailer in Lincoln has yielded nearly 76 pounds of marijuana. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper pulled over a pickup for speeding on Interstate 80 a little after 6:30 p.m. Monday. The patrol says a drug dog taken to the scene indicated that drugs were in the car on the trailer. ...
The Supreme Court is considering how to resolve a long-running legal fight between Kansas and Nebraska over the use of water from the Republican River. Justices on Tuesday seemed to agree with a special master's recommendation that Nebraska should pay $3.7 million in damages to Kansas for using more than its legal share of the river's wat...
The Kearney School Board heard an update on the building progress of the new Kearney High School being developed at last night's school board meeting. The board unanimously approved a measure back in August, giving the go-ahead for the $68.7 million project. Kent Cordes of BD Construction told the board they've reached several milestones i...
Authorities say a 22-year-old college student who was fatally struck while walking along Interstate 80 on the west side of Lincoln had been a passenger on a party bus. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says Maury Lorence, of Doniphan, was hit repeatedly around 12:15 a.m. Sunday by eastbound vehicles. Investigators are still looking fo...
The Hastings City Council approved a measure Monday to authorize the mayor to execute an addendum to the South Central Law Enforcement Services (SCALES) agreement by adding the Central City Police Department. The SCALES program allows area law enforcement agencies to pull together to acquire and share equipment between cities. The council ...
Some Nebraska county election officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races. Requests for mail-in ballots have prompted county election commissioners to hire additional staff to send ballots and process them as they're returned. Despite the high-profile races and a minimum wa...
A Doniphan man was killed Sunday morning after being struck by a car on Interstate 80. Authorities in Lancaster County say 22-year old Maury Lorence, a student at Nebraska Wesleyan University was struck while walking along I-80 west of Lincoln shortly after midnight Sunday. It's unclear at this time why Lorence was on the interstate. Inves...
Alcohol is being blamed for a Sunday morning accident near the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island. The Nebraska State Patrol says a 27-year old Doniphan man was cited for driving while intoxicated after authorities say he ran a red light and crashed his Chevy Tahoe into a semi. Stinson Unruh was treated and released at St. Francis Hospital. Th...
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