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Five people arrested on drug charges in Chadron

A traffic stop shortly before midnight Thursday night in Chadron resulted in the arrests of 5 people on drug charges. All are currently in custody at the Dawes County Jail with bond pending. Police... Read More

NWS: Wyoming has wettest winter ever

The National Weather Service says Wyoming's three main winter months - December through February - were the wettest in the state's recorded history. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that nearly 5.5 inches of precipitation fell on the state this se... Read More

Texas man gets 10 years for $5M Cheyenne County cattle-buying scheme

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

Pine Ridge Job Corps student charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault

A 20-year-old male student at Chadron's Pine Ridge Job Corps has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault. Court documents say Jordan Christen was arrested on Tuesday following the alleged assault that reportedly took place on Satu... Read More

Proponent: Gallup survey indicates Nebraskans support investing in early childhood education

The largest state survey conducted about the education of young children shows overwhelming support for more money being spent on early childhood development. Samuel J. Meisels, founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute... Read More

Scottsbluff man confesses to baseball bat attack

A Scottsbluff man who now says he, not his father, was the one who struck another man with a basbeall bat last week faces a charge of second degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. James Cabral told police re-investigating the attac... Read More

Mitchell banker and avid community supporter passes away

Funeral services will be held in Scottsbluff Tuesday for 68 year old Larry Janecek, long-time local banker and community supporter, who passed away earlier this week in Lubbock, Texas after driving the WNCC women's basketball team to the National Jun... Read More

Gering man accused of sending lewd photos, soliciting sex from teens on social media

Authorities have arrested a Gering man for sending inappropriate pictures and messages to high school girls on social media. 21-year-old Riley Lenhart was arrested on Thursday on charges of Attempted Child Enticement (a Class II Felony) and Sale o... Read More

Nebraska preliminary jobless rate 3.2 percent in February

A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for February dropped a tenth of a point from 3.2 percent in January. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the rate matched the February 2016 rate. The state's ... Read More

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morni... Read More

Nebraska man sentenced in wire fraud and tax cases

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that on March 23, 2017, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Alan Ostrander, 45 years old of Omaha, Nebraska, to five years’ probation following his guilty pleas to criminal... Read More