Possible winter storm targets Nebraska Sunday and Monday

OMAHA/VALLEY -- From the National Weather Service office in Omaha/Valley: "We are still tracking a potential winter storm that will impact the area Sunday into Monday. Some of the precipitation may... Read More

Name of Victim in Rural St. Edward Fire Released

ST. EDWARD, Neb. - The name of the man killed last week in a northeast Nebraska fire has been released. 39-year-old Justin Forinash was killed in a basement fire in rural St. Edward on Friday morning. Firefighters found him unresponsive during ... Read More

NSP Arrests Two Men on Suspicion of Stealing 2 Vehicles, Including One in Columbus

FREMONT, Neb. - Two Lincoln men were arrested in Fremont on suspicion of stealing two vehicles, including one from Columbus. 40 year-old Keir Saunders and 38 year-old Jamar Saunders were arrested over the weekend by the Nebraska State Patrol. N... Read More

Platte County Sheriff Investigating 50 Pounds of Nails Dumped on County Road

COLUMBUS, Neb. - The Platte County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who is responsible for placing around 50 pounds of nails along a county roadway. According to Sheriff Ed Wemhoff, from January 2nd to the 14th, construction nails were fou... Read More

GOP Senate Candidate Challenging Fischer Says She Not Conservative Enough

COLUMBUS, Neb. - Four years ago, Todd Watson ran an independent campaign for Senate that echoed many of the similar sentiments that Donald Trump spoke about on the campaign trail. Although Watson lost handily, he is running again, speaking on issu... Read More

Electric Department Scam Hits Merrick County

CENTRAL CITY - The Merrick County Sheriff's Department says a scammer is posing as a utility company to try and get personal information. The sheriff's office posted information on Facebook saying a caller is claiming to be with the electric depar... Read More

Ernst Donates $900 to Lakeview High School

COLUMBUS - Ernst Auto Center recently made a donation to Lakeview High School in the amount of $900. Ernst officials say the donation is part of an ongoing effort to support Columbus-area community-focused organizations. “We pride ourselves o... Read More

Butler County Makes 5 Arrests, One Pursuit During Recent Campaign

DAVID CITY - Butler County authorities say they had one pursuit and a total of 5 arrests during the recent "You Drink, Your Drive, You Lose" campaign. A press release says the Butler County Sheriff's Office made arrests for driving under the influ... Read More

CPD Ask For Help Identifying Christmas Eve Shoplifters

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police are asking for the public's help identifying a pair of suspects in a Christmas Eve shoplifting. CPD says they two pictured, left in a car which was photographed in the parking lot of Walmart. The shoplifting incident occ... Read More

Columbus Council Secures Land for Possible New Fire Station

COLUMBUS, Neb. - The Columbus City Council secured land for a new fire station in Monday night's meeting. The council voted 7-1 to approve a two-year option on three parcels of land, located just off Howard Blvd., between 46th and 47th Ave, east o... Read More

Two Injured in Friday Collision

COLUMBUS - Two people suffered what appear to be minor injuries, after a collision on Friday. Columbus Police reports say a 33-year-old man was driving a 2008 Nisan westbound on East 23rd Street, when he was rear-ended by a 66-year-old woman drivi... Read More