Heavy Rain Hits Jefferson County

THOMPSON - Around seven and a half to eight inches of rain hit Jefferson County Tuesday night. The rain was pretty steady, but there were also spurts of heavy rain. The towns of Thompson and R... Read More

BEATRICE – A 27-year-old Beatrice man has been ordered to prison, for attempted 1st-degree sexual assault of a 15-year-old youth. Cody Haynes was sentenced Wednesday to three-to-five years in state prison, by Gage County District Judge Rick Schr... Read More

COLUMBUS - A Columbus man is facing a meth charge after getting arrested while wanted in a misdemeanor case. Police say in an affidavit that 45-year-old Dellis McKirdy, was a passenger in a vehicle, that was being driven by a person without a lice... Read More

COLUMBUS - A man was taken into custody, after police say he spoke with an officer online, thinking they were a 14-year-old girl. Police say in an arrest affidavit that 38- year-old Sebastian Birke, of Missouri Valley, Iowa was speaking with an of... Read More

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BEATRICE – Beatrice and Gage County will host another tire recycling event this summer. Administrator of Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Linda Grell announced today that a grant has been received for up to $32,100, which will allow collection of up to ... Read More

COLUMBUS - Two people were injured, and both were cited after a collision on 11th Street in Columbus. Police say in reports that an 83-year-old woman failed to stop at a stop sign while heading eastbound on 11th Street, and was hit by a 27-year-ol... Read More

BEATRICE – Gage Area Growth Enterprise has a new funding agreement with Gage County. The Board of Supervisors today approved the three-year-agree which allocates up to $150,000 in county budget support annually, to the organization known as NGag... Read More

CENTRAL CITY - A pursuit on Highway 30 ended in the arrest of a man wanted on several felony warrants. The Merrick County Sheriff's Office said on Sunday that they attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Corey Clinebell, 35, of Omaha, just west of C... Read More

LINCOLN- Custody cases in Nebraska are handled differently now in court. Senator Tom Briese of Albion introduced a bill to Governor Pete Ricketts at a Ceremonial bill signing on Monday. LB 845 states that courts are prohibited from denying Legal o... Read More

BEATRICE – The Gage County Board of Supervisors is getting a lot of free advice on how to proceed with the Beatrice Six case, as the county prepares to formally appeal to the full U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lenhart Fritzen, of rural Fill... Read More