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Birthright of Columbus closing its doors May 31

Director Pat Woodrick was left to make a difficult decision when she decided to officially close the doors to Birthright of … Read more

Reducing risks of fraud through May 24 Shredding Event

Some showed up with multiple boxes while some simply had one to two shopping bags in hand filled with sensitive documents to… Read more

MADD lauds local prosecutor for DUI role

A painful family memory reminds Breanna Anderson of why she works hard to keep the public roadways safe from the ravages of … Read more

Work Skills found through Project SEARCH

Michael Hansen will be the first one to say that his career has progressed extensively during his 36-year-long tenure in the… Read more

This week's most-read stories

Local

2 vehicles collide near Ramada

Two vehicles collided this evening near 33rd Avenue and Eighth Street near the Kum and Go in Columbus, according to a Columb… Read more

Local

State takes custody of newborn girl after mom hands sister baby, says 'I'm out'

The state has taken custody of a baby born in a bathtub at a Lincoln home Wednesday after her mother refused to take her to the hospital. Read more

Local

Geno’s Minno Mart sells its ice routes after 38 years

COLUMBUS – It was a bittersweet moment when Geno’s Minno Mart owner Dan Kneifel finalized the deal to sell the ice portion o… Read more

State and Regional

25 people arrested in Nebraska in multi-state ICE immigration enforcement operation

Federal officers arrested 25 people in Nebraska in a six-day multistate Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, a spokesman for the agency said Tuesday. Read more

Crime and Courts

Court sentences for May 19

According to state law, “fines, penalties, and license money shall be appropriated exclusively to the use and support of the… Read more

News

Columbus' Batman brings smiles to area kids

Sorry, Gotham, The Dark Knight has taken residency in Nebraska. More specifically, expect to see Batman roaming the streets … Read more

Motor-sports

U.S. 30 Speedway is back this summer

A longtime Columbus staple will again open its gates next week. Read more

Local

Unofficial Primary election results (Platte County)

SUMMARY REPORT PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA Unofficial Read more

Local

Several hundred Nebraska farmers lose hail coverage

A small number of Nebraska farmers are finding out their crop production hail insurance has been canceled right in the middle of planting season. Read more

Crime and Courts

City man gets jail for leaving scene, changing plea in chase

COLUMBUS – A 21-year-old Columbus man was sentenced May 14 to up to 210 days in the county jail for attempted possession of … Read more

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New adoptables in Columbus. Pick your new dog or cat!

Browse through local shelter pets available for adoption. Read more

Videos: Warriors rout Rockets to force Game 7: Breaking down the latest news and action in pro sports

Check out these videos breaking down the latest news and action in sports, including the Golden State Warriors routing the Houston Rockets … Read more

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Video: Big changes in ZooMontana's koi pond

Jeff the Nature Guy talks about the big changes coming to the koi and homestead ponds at ZooMontana. Read more

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