Man Pinned in Pickup in Tank Truck Accident on HWY 81

PLATTE COUNTY, Neb. - A man was pinned inside his vehicle after colliding with a tanker truck on Highway 81 on Wednesday afternoon. The accident, involving a white pickup truck and a tank truck occ... Read More

$3,000 Cash Taken from Columbus Residence

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Columbus resident is out thousands of dollars after a burglar broke into their residence on Monday. According to Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff, around 7:20 p.m. on Monday, a resident of a Platte County trailer park arrived ho... Read More

Schuyler Man Crashes Vehicle into Bridge Guard-Rail Near Humphrey, Given DUI Citation

HUMPHREY, Neb. - A Schuyler man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he ran his vehicle into a bridge guard-rail, according to the sheriff's office. 20-year-old Chase Hron was arrested for DUI in the early morning hours of November 18th. Plat... Read More

Woman to be Sentenced for Her Role in Columbus Car Wash Burglary

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Crete woman will soon be sentenced for her role in a string of burglaries involving a Columbus car wash. 25-year-old April Fulmer was convicted in October of aiding and abetting an attempted burglary, a plea deal that allowed he... Read More

Woman Faces 6-100 Years in Prison in Columbus Meth Case

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Grand Island woman could spend the rest of her life behind bars after authorities say a criminal informant bought nearly four ounces of meth from her multiple times, according to court records. 46-year-old Carla Velazquez will b... Read More

Columbus Business Preps for Busy Black Friday

COLUMBUS, Neb. - While the Black Friday deals at Buckle have been going on all week, once the store opens on Friday, all the employees know it will be much busier. While Buckle, like virtually all Columbus stores, have plenty of Black Friday deals... Read More

New sexual harassment policy is among steps taken by recently hired State Patrol leader to restore faith in agency

LINCOLN — The Nebraska State Patrol will soon implement a new sexual harassment policy in the wake of allegations by a female trooper that her male commanders ignored complaints about a work-related physical exam. And a decision will b... Read More

State Sen. Tom Briese Still Hopes to Raise State Revenues for Tax Relief

ALBION, Neb. - State senator Tom Briese says that he would like to see the state explore paths of raising revenue to give residents tax relief and to gear the state out of its financial woes. Briese, who represents Boone, Pierce and Antelope Count... Read More

Schuyler Man Arrested Outside Columbus for Controlled Substance

COLUMBUS - A Schuyler man was arrested on Highway 30, east of Columbus, for felony possession of THC wax. An arrest affidavit says, Alex Domingo, 21, was pulled over for driving over over the speed limit, and a deputy states he could smell burnt m... Read More

Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted Developmentally Disabled Columbus Teen

COLUMBUS - A Columbus woman is accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled 15-year-old girl. According to court records, 29-year-old Beatriz Leon De Los Santos inappropriately touched the girl at a Columbus residence earlier this yea... Read More

New Keystone XL Route Goes Through Platte, Colfax, Butler County

LINCOLN, Neb. - After a major decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission, landowners in Platte, Colfax and Butler County may be in for a surprise. The PSC approved the 'alternate mainline route' in a 3-2 decision on the Keystone XL pipelin... Read More