Columbus City Council Approves Putting Police & Fire Station Bond Issue on May Ballot

COLUMBUS, Neb. - It's official. Columbus residents will vote in May to approve the issuance of bonds that will be paid back with the city's current sales tax rate. The Columbus City Council unanimo... Read More

Man and Woman Accused of Keeping Meth Near a Child in Butler County

DAVID CITY, Neb. - Butler County authorities say a man and woman from Lincoln kept meth near a child in an SUV and then the woman told the boy to lie to police. 30-year-old Benjamin Simmons and 29-year-old Jessica Simmons are both charged with fel... Read More

Duncan Sex Offender Arrested for String of Burglaries

DUNCAN - A Sex Offender is facing 15 felony charges, and over 170 years in prison in 4 separate counties, after a string of burglaries around the area. Randall Armagost, 29, is a registered sex offender in Nebraska, charged with sexually assaultin... Read More

Columbus Man Booked in Butler County Jail for Possessing Brass Knuckles

DAVID CITY, Neb. - A Columbus man was arrested last month in Butler County after the sheriff says he found an illegal weapon on his person. 31-year-old Esteban Rodriguez is charged with felony possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person a... Read More

Silver Creek Man Accused of Inappropriately Touching Teen Girl

DAVID CITY, Neb. - A Silver Creek man is charged with a sex crime after a girl told police he touched her inappropriately. 34-year-old Shane Thornburg is charged with 3rd degree sexual assault of a child in Butler County. Records say in late Ja... Read More

Keystone Foes Seek Details on Pipeline's Approval by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. Environmentalists w... Read More

Man Charged for Platte Jailhouse Assault

COLUMBUS - A man is being charged for felony assault, after a recent incident at the Platte County Jail. A complaint filed with the county says on February 9th, Kendell Barrow, 31, struck, or wounded, a person at the Platte County Jail. Barrow ... Read More

16 Accidents Reported on Icy Monday

COLUMBUS - City and county authorities were busy covering accidents around Columbus during an icy start to the week. Freezing rain passed through the area Sunday night into Monday morning, and traveling conditions were less than ideal. According t... Read More

Report of Apartment Knife Assault Leads to Drug Arrest

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police responded to a report of an assault with a knife at a local apartment, and ended up arresting a man on drug charges. CPD say in an affidavit that on February 14th, they were called to an apartment on 29th Avenue in north... Read More