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Lincoln man gets prison time for shooting girlfriend on Halloween in 2019

When Ryan Long arrived at the Lancaster County Courthouse from the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution for his latest sentencing hearing Thursday morning, the 32-year-old Lincoln man was already serving a 27-year sentence for a fatal shooting. Now, Long will tack close to another decade onto his stint in Tecumseh after...
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Coal Train Derails East of Bennet on Thursday Afternoon

BENNET–(KFOR July 1)–A train derailment east of Bennet late Thursday afternoon involved 18 coal cars going off the tracks and prompting that rail line to shut down. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ben Houchin says the derailment happened west of 190th and Bennet Road, just south of Highway 2, and it’s the same rail line that comes into the south part of Lincoln and is used twice daily. Houchin says it’s believed the derailment caused a bridge to collapse and tracks to be torn up. What caused the derailment, though, remains under investigation.
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Nebraska City council supports JAG funding

(Nebraska City) -- Nebraska City officials are backing efforts to improve high school students' job skills. Meeting in special session Thursday evening, the Nebraska City City Council approved an application for a Community Development Block Grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for the Nebraska City School District's Jobs For America's Graduates or JAG program. Nebraska City Mayor Bryan Bequette tells KMA News school officials seek up to $105,000 in grant money for the program, which is designed to prepare students for the workforce.

Richard Dean Martin, 80 of Glenwood, IA

Visitation Location: Marshall Funeral Chapel - Sidney, IA. Funeral Home: Marshall Funeral Chapel - Sidney, IA. Notes:Full obituaries may be viewed, online condolences sent and sign up for service notifications at our web site:

Fremont County Sheriff Office

At about 2:04 p.m. on June 27, Fremont County deputies were called to an address in Sidney for a report u of a fight in progress. Witness advised a male was on top of a female assaulting her outside of a residence. Upon arrival, witnesses advised the pair had entered...

Marvin Penning, 79, Nebraska City

Visitation Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church - Nebr. City. Memorials: St. Mary's Catholic Church - Nebr. City or Lourdes Central Catholic School - Nebr. City. Notes: Military Honors will be conducted at the church following the Mass. Condolences may be left at

Fremont-Mills shakes off slow start, rolls to 10-1 win over East Mills

(Tabor) -- Fremont-Mills softball shook off some nerves and used a six-run fifth to pull away for a 10-1 win over East Mills in Class 1A Region 3 First Round action on Friday. The Knights (15-14) finished a three-game season sweep of the Wolverines, getting a complete game effort from Malea Moore.

Fast start propels Sidney to elusive postseason win

(Oakland) -- The Sidney softball team plated seven runs in the first two innings to avenge an earlier loss and grab their first postseason win in 1,460 days. The Cowgirls (8-10) edged Riverside (6-20), 13-10, in a Class 1A Region 3 first round contest Friday night on KMA 960. The...

Farmer removes fence blocking Steamboat Trace Trail just in time for regional bike ride

A cease-fire has been reached in a years-long fight between a farmer and a natural resources district over a hike-bike trail. The fight boils down to a disagreement over who should pay for fencing to separate the farmer’s land from the Steamboat Trace Trail. Otoe County farmer Bob Trail said he expected the Nemaha Natural Resources District to pay for the fence. NRD officials say they couldn’t do that for one farmer and not other landowners.

Syracuse council votes to postpone purchase of fire truck

At their June 15 meeting, members of the Syracuse Council postponed the purchase of a new fire truck. Early in the year, a committee of SVFD volunteers was formed to recommend options and features of a new fire truck. Bids were first submitted in February at which time a decision was made to further define specifications and go out for bid again.

14-and-Under Syracuse Girls Softball

The 14-and-under Syracuse girls softball placed third in its tournament. Team members are, front row, from left Darrin Donovan, Teagan Starzec, Kallie Brack, Serenity Knapp, Jade Campbell; back row: Coach Tony Starzec, Coach Laurel Kreifels, Kaita Kreifels, Kathleen Donovan, Natalie Campbell, Brylar Werner, Zoey Sieck and Hannah Grotrian. Not pictured and Bridget Donovan, Coach Brooke Carlson and Coach Payton Beckmann.