US government shuts down as Congress fails to pass spending bill

The White House says it will not negotiate with the Democrats on immigration until the end of the federal government shutdown. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement... Read More

Kip Moore will Headline First Concert for Washington County's 100th Fair

ARLINGTON - The Washington County Fair Board has announced that Kip Moore will headline a concert during the 100th Washington County Fair. Moore will perform in the main arena at the fair on July 27th. All tickets will be general admission. Moore ... Read More

Governor Pete Ricketts and Senator Jim Smith Proposing Tax Reform Bill

LINCOLN - Governor Pete Ricketts and Revenue Chairman Jim Smith are proposing a bill to reform the Nebraska tax code. According to Gov. Ricketts he and Senators hear stories of how high taxes are in the state of Nebraska, and how it hurts citizens... Read More

Feds indict man accused of stealing more than $1.1M at work

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Federal authorities have indicted a Crete man already charged with stealing more than $1.1 million from his former employer in Lincoln. The wire fraud indictment announced Thursday involves Mark Ackerman, who was office manag... Read More

Drugs Found with Two Fremont Residents during a Traffic Stop

FREMONT - Two Fremont residents were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop. According to information released by the Fremont Police Department, at approximately 10:20 a.m. Officer Smith conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of N. Broad... Read More

Grand jury indicts man accused of trying to derail train in Nebraska

A Missouri man who has been linked to white supremacists has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused by authorities of trying to derail an Amtrak passenger train in Nebraska. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nebraska,... Read More

Two Legislative Bills Seek to Expand Broadband Access to Rural Nebraska

LYONS - Residents in many areas of rural Nebraska do not have access to high speed internet. Two legislative bills introduced today by Sen. Lynne Walz, of Fremont, seek to close the digital divide. LB 1113 introduced by Sen. Walz and co-sponsored ... Read More

Hit and Run Accident Causes over $1,000 in Damage

FREMONT - A Fremont resident was the victim of a hit and run incident that caused over $1,000 in damages to his vehicle on Thursday. According to Lt. Ed Watts with the Fremont Police Department, at approximately 6:30 p.m. a hit and run property da... Read More

Judiciary Committee Plate Full, This Session

BEATRICE – The Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee has a full plate of things to deal with this legislative session, largely because of the state’s problem with prison overcrowding. State Senator Roy Baker, a committee member, says th... Read More

Senator Walz Acts To Ensure Safety and Accountability at State-Licensed Care Facilities

LINCOLN - On Thursday, January 18th, Senator Lynne Walz, of Fremont, introduced LB1093. LB 1093 is a bill designed to identify and address risks to resident safety at state-licensed facilities in Nebraska that operate with a history of continuing ... Read More

Former CSI staff member arrested for 1st degree sexual assault

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A former staff member of the Child Saving Institute (CSI) has been arrested following an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with a teen. The teen's uncle tells our sister station WOWT 6 News: "I hope it doesn't tra... Read More