Columbus Mother Still Looking For Missing Son; Missing 6 Months

COLUMBUS - A Columbus mother is still searching for her missing son, who has been gone for six months. Amber Garrett says her son, 21-year-old Joseph A. Voecks, has been missing since January 14th.... Read More

Nebraska sex offender gets 15 years for Morningside College incident

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A convicted Nebraska sex offender has been given 15 years in an Iowa prison for taking video of a college student showering in a residence hall. Authorities say Zachary Person, 30, was sentenced Wednesday in Sioux Cit... Read More

First Annual Baby Olympics

COLUMBUS - A brand new event made its exciting debut at the Platte County Fair on Friday night. The first annual baby olympics took place in the Ag Park Exhibit Hall. The event was put together by the Columbus Community Hospital's Wiggles & Gi... Read More

Dance Studio Makes Waves At National Competition

COLUMBUS - Columbus dance studio iDance Project made a very successful trip to a national competition in Branson, Missouri at the end of June. 42 out of the 51 routines that iDance performed at the Starpower National Talent Competition placed in t... Read More

Health Alert Issued for Holmes Lake; Alerts Continue at Kirkman’s Cove, Maple Creek Lake

The state of Nebraska has issued a new health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Holmes Lake in Lincoln. Samples taken earlier this week at Holmes Lake were above the state’s health alert threshold of 20 par... Read More

Man Wanted In Iowa Arrested On Multiple Charges

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Police Department arrested a man wanted out of Iowa on Thursday morning. The man was identified as 19-year-old Benito Hernandez, and was wanted for sex offender registry violation as well as probation violation in Iowa. Her... Read More

4-H Bicycle Rodeo

COLUMBUS - One of the more unique Platte County Fair events is the 4-H bicycle rodeo, which took place on Thursday afternoon. 4-H members aged 8-9 competed in the junior division, while members aged 10 and older were placed in the senior division.... Read More

Platte County Fair Continues

COLUMBUS - The Platte County Fair continued on with a variety of different events on Thursday. Animals that were showcased during the day included sheep, dogs, goats, and rabbits. A companion animal show was also held, where 4-H members showed off... Read More

Two killed in tragic accident near Hadar; Small child dies from injuries

NORFOLK - A tragic accident north of Norfolk has taken two lives this afternoon and one of the victims is a small child. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, just before 1:00 pm today, a northbound Buick SUV was attempting to turn west onto Highwa... Read More

Stanton Man Charged with Manslaughter

STANTON --- A Stanton man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of another Stanton native. After an investigation by the Stanton County Sheriff's office, 24-year-old Tucker Lanz was found to be the man behind the wheel in a car accident ... Read More

Family Robbed While Out Of Town

COLUMBUS - A Columbus family returned from being out of town to find their home had been robbed. The Columbus Police Department received a report around 9:30 Wednesday morning that a home had been robbed in the 500 block of 15th Avenue. Upon arriv... Read More