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Nebraska pitmasters cook for a cause

Competitive pitmasters on Saturday returned to the area as comrades for the Center for Survivors’ third annual Pitmasters Co… Read more

Man held on $500K bond

The man accused of leading law enforcement on a chase in a stolen vehicle before barricading himself for hours in a local ho… Read more

Second confirmed case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis reported in Nebraska

A second confirmed case of acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that causes muscle weakness, was reported to the Nebraska Dep… Read more

First flu deaths of season reported to DHHS

The first flu-related deaths this season have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). … Read more

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Changes come to Rancher's Choice Cafe

Like clockwork, Columbus residents Jim and Mary Huhman walk into Rancher’s Choice Cafe three times a week for breakfast. Read more

Crime and Courts

Police identify suspect who allegedly barricaded himself in home Monday

The Columbus Police Department on Tuesday morning released the name of the man who allegedly barricaded himself in a home he… Read more


Suspect barricaded Monday in Third Avenue property apprehended

Columbus Police officers on Monday evening apprehended a male suspect who allegedly barricaded himself in a home he broke in… Read more


Resident of cockfighting site found dead in field

The 67-year-old whose farmstead hosted a cockfighting ring last month was found dead Tuesday near his Louisville-area home, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said. Read more


Historic David City home to potentially be demolished

The historic Chauncey S. Taylor House in David City could soon be gone. Read more


Butler County to be featured on Travel Channel tonight

The Butler County Historical Society has announced it has received word that the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" … Read more


St. Edward family donates tree to Nebraska State Capitol for Christmas

You can’t miss it. Read more


Schuyler Central High School receives $30,000 grant

When Schuyler Central High School counselors attended an EducationQuest program in the spring, they came across an opportuni… Read more


Residents say 68th Street unsafe

In July, a teenage driver lost control of her vehicle driving along 68th Street.  Read more


Fantasy football Week 14 waiver wire: Justin Jackson and Josh Allen have value

December gets weird. Names that you haven't thought about since preseason, if ever, will lurch out of the muck because teams out of playoff contention are either trying out young players or trotting out gimmicks and bench fillers as counter moves to defensive game plans (see Akiem Hicks' turn as Refrigerator Perry). And if you're wondering why Chiefs running back Spencer Ware isn't included in ... Read more

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11 sports gifts that have nothing to do with tickets or jerseys

Sports seasons come and go, but a love for the game is everlasting. So what do you get for the sports fanatic in your life when game ticket… Read more

Today’s top pics: Faith groups show support for asylum-seekers and more

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