Krist for Governor: Democrats Asked 'I Said I Can't'

Omaha, NE—In an interview with News Channel Nebraska State Sen. Bob Krist—looking to launch an independent run for governor—says he turned down an offer from the Nebraska Democratic Party. News... Read More

9th Annual Sundaes in the Square Set for Saturday in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. - For the ninth straight year, folks will gather in Frankfort Square to raise money for child abuse prevention. Sundaes in the Square will take place in the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The event, which is sponsored by m... Read More

Columbus Man Sentenced to 2-4 Years for Attempted Sexual Assault

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Columbus man was sentenced to prison on Friday for attempted sexual assault of his roommate. 23-year-old Martin Fowler was sentenced to two to four years in prison by Judge Robert Steinke in Platte County District Court. Fowler ... Read More

Sheriff's Office Looking for Gas Thief

COLUMBUS - A local sheriff's office is asking for help identifying a driver who has repeatedly stolen gas from a local station. The Platte County Sheriff's Office posted a statement and photo on Facebook of the vehicle. The statement says the sus... Read More

Local Businessman Continuing Family Tradition

COLUMBUS - Local businessman Tyler Jenkinson, 28, is continuing the family tradition, with his locally owned and operated window washing business. Jenkison's grandfather Lawrence Fricke was a very important part of his life growing up in Columbus... Read More

New Event Center Opens Just in Time for Butler County Fair

DAVID CITY - The Butler County Fair has seen a noticeable upgrade this year with the last minute opening of the new event center. Butler County Fair Board Member Colleen Coufal says the building has not been 100 percent completed, but  she says t... Read More

Record Number of Goats & Sheep at Colfax County Fair

LEIGH, Neb. - Attendees of the Colfax County Fair have the chance to see livestock in record numbers this year. The fair in Leigh began Wednesday with 4-H events going on all week long. There certainly is no shortage of livestock, particularly go... Read More

The Brits Invade Lawnchairs on the Square in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. - Songs from the 1960's rang out in Frankfort Square to the delight of many on Thursday. The Brits performed songs from artists ranging from the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Kinks, bringing the 'British Invasion' to Columbus, Neb... Read More

SUV Rolls Over into Trees, Bushes and Cornfield near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. - An SUV flipped and landed in trees and bushes in rural Platte County on Thursday. The incident is still under investigation but a Platte County Sheriff Deputy on scene said he believes, just after 12:30 p.m. a man driving a Kia S... Read More

Fish Deaths Piled up on Loup Canal

MONROE -  Due to the warm weather, Loup Power Officials were forced to divert water from  flowing into the Loup Canal from the Loup River. Loup was forced to stop allowing water flow into the canal, because of restriction in their licensing orde... Read More

Japanese beetle swarms are worse than ever this year, and there's not much you can do about them

Hundreds, maybe thousands of little emerald and copper beetles specked the leaves of Kim Kanellis’ birch tree. So she bought a trap. Then bought two more. One way or another, she was going to rid her yard of those pests. But they just kept co... Read More