Genoa Woman Jailed for Meth, After Damaging Property

COLUMBUS - A woman is facing meth charges, after reports that she was destroying property at a Genoa residence. Angela Stines, 41, was arrested on January 12th, after a Genoa resident said Stines w... Read More

Police Investigating String of Windows Being

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police are investigating a string of windows being shot out for the second time this week. CPD received two different reports on Tuesday of windows allegedly being "shot out." One of the vehicles on Tuesday was broken out while... Read More

UPDATE: One Dead After Thursday Crash North of Norfolk

NORFOLK -- A Norfolk man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. According to Nebraska State Patrol Captain Paul Hattan, Kent Wilkie of Wayne was northbound on 1st street at the intersection with Industrial Highway and failed to... Read More

Sunday storm could deliver 4 to 7 inches and ice

VALLEY/OMAHA -- A strong storm system is expected to move into the region Sunday and exit to the east on Monday. The latest indications suggest light icing is possible on Sunday followed by heavy snow Sunday night into Monday morning. The exact track... Read More

SPECIAL REPORT: New Irrigation Tax Proposed

LINCOLN -- Columbus State Senator Paul Schumacher introduced LB 1022 on Tuesday which would impose a one-cent annual tax for every 10 gallons of water used to irrigate agricultural and horticultural land. The money raised would go to a special fund ... Read More

CPD Arrest Man for Alleged Sexual Assault of 14-year-old on Meth

COLUMBUS - A man was taken into custody after he was alleged to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old while they were on meth. Columbus Police say in an arrest affidavit that, Earl Perry, 21, was taken into custody, on suspicion of sexually assaul... Read More

Columbus Chamber Welcomes New Marketing Director

COLUMBUS - The local Chamber has welcomed a new marketing director to the staff, in their southern Columbus operation. Brandi Claussen comes to Columbus from O'Neill, and has already begun working with former Marketing Director Amanda Polacek, who... Read More

Columbus Woman Accused of Faking Name to Work, Charged with 2 Counts of Identity Theft

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Columbus woman is facing two felonies after being accused of faking the identity of another woman to gain employment in town. 43-year-old Maria Lemus-Diaz is charged with two felony identity theft charges. Court records say L... Read More

New Boutique Hopes to Help Keep Downtown Lively

COLUMBUS - Columbus' newest addition to downtown shopping features both a unique setting, and hopes to add another great option for local shoppers. Valencia opened a full fledged shopping boutique in the basement of the downtown salon and spa, on ... Read More

Kresha Only Columbus City Council-Member to File for Re-Election, Others Still Have Several Weeks

COLUMBUS, Neb. - Currently nobody has filed for three open Columbus City Council seats and just one person, incumbent Dennis Kresha, has filed for the other open spot. According to the Platte County election filings, Kresha filed for re-election i... Read More

Justin Forinash Funeral to be Held on Friday

ST. EDWARD - A funeral for Justin Forinash, 39, has been scheduled for Friday, after the St. Edward man passed way in a fire over the weekend. The funeral will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19th, with the b... Read More