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Nebraska DOT new roadside memorial policy favors state-made signs over personal memorials
Nebraska DOT new roadside memorial policy favors state-made signs over personal memorials

The Nebraska DOT is hoping balance helping families grieve and removing distractions from state highways with a new roadside memorial sign policy. The DOT says it instituted the policy to increase safety along state highways.

Troopers Find 121 LBs of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 121 LBs of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested one man and seized 121 pounds of marijuana following a Wednesday traffic stop on Interstate 80 near the Giltner exit.

Boil notice lifted for Wymore Rural Water System

Boil notice lifted for Wymore Rural Water System

Special samples were submitted to the state's department of health and human services, and tested negative for total coliform and E. coli bacteria.

NPPD warns of Tree Trimming Scam

NPPD warns of Tree Trimming Scam

Officials from the Nebraska Public Power District are warning customers, particularly in the McCook area, that an individual is contacting customers about tree trimming that NPPD is requiring the work to be done and asking for cash payment.

Man resists arrest on side of I-80 during traffic stop

Man resists arrest on side of I-80 during traffic stop

A Lincoln Police officer and a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy were both assaulted during an I-80 traffic stop on Wednesday.

CSC Graduate Named Neb Teacher Of The Year

CSC Graduate Named Neb Teacher Of The Year

Burwell English teacher and head volleyball coach Megan McNeil Helberg is the Nebraska Dept of Education's 2019-20 Teacher of the Year.

A Plea Made For Patience For New Owner Of Downtown Building Declared A Nuisance

A Plea Made For Patience For New Owner Of Downtown Building Declared A Nuisance

Heywood says city building inspection and downtown historic advocates cornering her at the same time

Man arrested for starting fire at Siena Francis House

Man arrested for starting fire at Siena Francis House

Omaha Police arrested Cardie Jordan at his home Wednesday night.

Friend City Council upholds decision to dismiss city utility superintendent, city clerk

Friend City Council upholds decision to dismiss city utility superintendent, city clerk

The Friend Sentinel reports that the council voted 4-0 Wednesday to back Mayor Judith Knoke’s decision to dismiss the city utility superintendent, Patrick Gates, and city clerk, Debbie Gilmer.

Amount of water released into Missouri River to be reduced

Amount of water released into Missouri River to be reduced

Eight months after flooding began along the lower Missouri River, the amount of water being released from dams upriver will start to be reduced later this month.

Friend approves pool bond and sales tax, hope to have a new pool by 2021

Friend approves pool bond and sales tax, hope to have a new pool by 2021

73% (307-116) voted in favor of the pool bond. Meanwhile, nearly 72% (305-120) voted in favor of the sales tax increase.

Tori Kniesche Signs With South Dakota State

Tori Kniesche Signs With South Dakota State

After capping off her final year of high school softball with back-to-back state championships, Tori Kniesche will be furthering her education a state to the north.

NDOT Announces the Opening of Highways in Cherry County

NDOT Announces the Opening of Highways in Cherry County

The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced the return of normal two-way traffic to Highway 83 between Thedford and Valentine.

Mumps cases on the rise in Lancaster County

Mumps cases on the rise in Lancaster County

The Lancaster County Health Department said nine cases of mumps have been reported since September.

Former Lincoln daycare worker pleads not guilty in Federal Court

Former Lincoln daycare worker pleads not guilty in Federal Court

A former Lincoln daycare employee facing multiple charges in connection to a child pornography investigation plead not guilty in Federal Court on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Juvenile Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Pursuit

UPDATE: Juvenile Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Pursuit

One is in custody after a pursuit in Omaha resulted in the lockdown of a school earlier Wednesday.

Hastings man gets three years in prison for causing son's brain damage

Hastings man gets three years in prison for causing son's brain damage

A Hastings man has been given three years in prison for causing brain damage to his infant son.