NEBRASKA CITY – Three sheriff deputy cruisers were rammed following a high speed chase on Highway 2 Thursday evening. Fremont County sheriff’s deputies initiated the chase of 39-year-old Jay Rickman. The pursuit was overtaken by an Otoe County'... Read More

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s chancellor on Thursday proposed $2.9 million in cuts from UNL’s budget in 2018-19. Ronnie Green’s plan includes eliminating the electronics engineering bachelor’s degree and the Center for Instructional'... Read More

Judge Shelly Stratman estimated, conservatively, that the then-9-year-old boy was sexually assaulted about 52 times by a man he considered a father figure. It would have been easier, Stratman said, for the boy to hide in silence all his life. But '... Read More

Nebraska state troopers said Thursday that they had seized more than 1,850 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $5 million. About 6 p.m. Wednesday near Geneva, a trooper stopped a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van that was driving on the shoul'... Read More

TECUMSEH – State prosecutors asked a three-judge panel to impose the death penalty on Patrick Schroeder for the killing of his cellmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute. The state played Schroeder’s taped confessions to the murder'... Read More

PONCA, NE — Tom Ferry does business in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota and notices a big difference between rural communities in those states and Nebraska.  He says those states aren’t killing their farmers with taxes. “I see the differences'... Read More

TECUMSEH - Convicted murderer Patrick Schroeder appeared in court Thursday morning before a three-judge panel at the Johnson County Courthouse in Tecumseh, deciding if he should receive a death sentence for a murder at the Tecumseh state prison. '... Read More

LINCOLN — More trouble is coming to the state’s most troubled prison. The state recently lost a labor ruling that will force it to end 12-hour work shifts that were implemented as an emergency measure following a deadly riot at the T'... Read More

Residence hall room rates and tuition will probably rise in many instances in the fall at Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges. The State College Board of Trustees will meet Friday at Peru State College and will consider mandatory fees, room and'... Read More

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a Columbus man suspected of robbing a bank in Fremont. Officers were sent to the U.S. Bank branch around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday and soon were looking for a man described as walking with a limp a'... Read More

COLUMBUS - Columbus Public School Board members approved a phased study for a re-use plan for the old CMS building on Monday, says meeting minutes. The re-use plan proposes removing the portions of the building that were built between 1924 and 198'... Read More

NORFOLK — False smoke billowed from a corner of the school… the fire alarm blared… and students followed drill protocol and exited the building.  But this wasn’t just a fire drill at Christ Lutheran School in Norfolk. “A fire drill is the'... Read More

PONCA, NE — Visitors to Ponca State Park will have the option to stay in new amenities this year. The Park nestled along the Missouri River is rolling out 10 new two-bedroom cabins this summer to keep up with increased demand. “We’re full her'... Read More

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said the jail’s new security body scanner will help prevent prisoners smuggling contraband in the future — and that such a device could have prevented tragedy a year ago. “If we had this at '... Read More