Beatrice Councilman Suggests Banning Cardboard From Landfill

BEATRICE – The City of Lincoln has begun banning cardboard from the landfill.  A Beatrice City Councilman would like to see a similar move, in his city. Phil Cook wonders is banning cardboard wo... Read More

Nebraska trooper gets surprise when man, man's best friend pop out of motorcycle trailer

State troopers encounter a little bit everything on the road. Now a Nebraska trooper can add a new one to his list. Sgt. Jamey Balthazor was sent Sunday morning to investigate what appeared to be an abandoned motorcycle and moto... Read More

Gov. Ricketts vetoes bills on prairie dogs, land banks and social workers

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed three bills Monday, including one that repealed a law allowing Nebraska counties to eradicate prairie dogs on private land. Ricketts also rejected a bill that would have used private funds to hire a... Read More

Nebraska eagle released back into the wild after being treated at Elmwood recovery center

An eagle found last month sick from lead poisoning was released today after being rehabbed by a Nebraska raptor group. The bird was found in a cornfield near Hampton, Nebraska. The eagle was so sick it could not fly, said Molly Mullen, ... Read More

Lawmaker's 'Get Out of Jail' Card Expiring

Omaha, NE—A state lawmaker's unusual "get out of jail card" is about to expire and his drunk driving arrest likely to kick-in soon. Omaha State Senator Mike McDonnell was busted earlier this year, but a loophole in the State Constitution kept hi... Read More

About 300 acres burned in Council Bluffs brush fire; 'It's still smoldering today'

An estimated 300 acres of brush and trees burned Sunday near the Missouri River, a Council Bluffs fire official said Monday. The fire started south of the Western Trails Museum at 3434 Richard Downing Ave. It stretched more than 2 miles to the Vet... Read More

Beatrice Police Arrest Man After Finding Drugs, Guns in Motel Room

BEATRICE – Answering a report of the strong odor of marijuana, Beatrice Police arrested a man at a local motel on drug and weapon charges, over the weekend. Leroy Dominick Harper was arrested Saturday on suspicion of firearm possession in a drug... Read More

Educational Foundation Adds Hall of Fame Member

BEATRICE – The newest member of the Beatrice Educational Hall of Fame is a veterinarian who was a 1983 graduate of BHS. Dr. Christine Ellis has been a research fellow for the Centers for Disease Control researching mosquito-borne diseases and no... Read More

Escaped Parolee Found in Stanton County

STANTON - A man who escaped parole is back behind bars after being found over the weekend. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says 37-year old Shawn Harrington was arrested on Saturday. Sheriff Unger says his office found Harrington hiding in the a... Read More

Students Awarded Scholarships Through Beatrice Educational Foundation

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Educational Foundation announced Beatrice High School student scholarship recipients, Sunday.  A ceremony was held at the Beatrice High School Commons area, with several students receiving at least one of over forty scholar... Read More

Watermeier Says It's 'Too Soon' For Special Session On Taxes

NEBRASKA CITY – State Sen. Dan Watermeier says 13 lawmakers have asked the secretary of state to call a special session of the Unicameral to reduce property taxes. In his weekly radio address, Watermeier said if the secretary of state finds 33 s... Read More