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Former Coach accused of choking boy

A former assistant boys basketball coach for Council Bluffs St. Albert denies choking a 7-year old boy. The Omaha World-Herald reports the former coach, Michael Doner, was taken into custody on Ju... Read More

Meat and Dairy to Eclipse Biofuel in Agriculture Demand

Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next 10 years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower oil prices, the FAO and OECD said. In thei... Read More

Hay bales catch fire

About 200 hay bales at the Norfolk Sale barn caught on fire Thursday morning from spontaneous combustion. The Norfolk Daily News reports the incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. The Norfolk Fire Division was on the scene until about 1:00 p.m. pu... Read More

West Point Explosion Causes Nearly $1-Million Damage At Sapp Brothers

Federal officials are opening an investigation into an explosion and fire at a northeast Nebraska petroleum distribution center that left seven people injured. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says offic... Read More

Trial date set for man allegedly involved in child abuse case

The case involving a 22-year old Columbus man who allegedly critically injured the 4-month-old daughter of his girlfriend is going to trial in Platte County District Court. The Columbus Telegram reports Francisco Villatoro is set to go to trial on... Read More

Stormchasers knock off New Orleans

The Omaha Stormchasers won over New Orleans 5-2 at home Thursday night. Brett Eibner led the Stormchasers with a 3-4 effort, and two runs scored. Omaha and New Orleans conclude their series Friday night at Werner Park. First pitch is scheduled ... Read More

Columbus man dies in wreck

A 39-year old Columbus man died, and a 22-year old Tilden man was injured in a crash on Tuesday near Pierce. The Columbus Telegram reports Charles L. Smith died at the scene. Brycen Hockemeier was transported to Faith Regional Health Services i... Read More

CNPPID Board Deadlocked on Eminent Eomain Issue

 The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors deadlocked on a vote at a special meeting Thursday to authorize the use of the District’s eminent domain authority to acquire land associated with the proposed const... Read More

Man heading to trial

34-year old Joseph Fleming is going to trial after a judge determined there was enough evidence to do so. According to KETV, Fleming is accused of murdering alleged drug dealer Jose Quintero and setting his body on fire. The incident reportedly... Read More

Two seriously injured in Omaha wreck

Two people sustained serious injuries on Wednesday on a one-vehicle accident in Omaha. The Omaha World-Herald reports the driver, 19-year old Maurice Buckley, of Omaha, suffered a collapsed lung and facial cut. The passenger, 19-year old Jorden Jo... Read More

Four Cyclones Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

AMES, Iowa – Four members of the Iowa State swimming and diving team were recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as honorable mention Scholar All-Americans for the spring semester. Breanna Loeschke, Kasey Roberts,... Read More