Accident on Big Blue bypass slows morning commute to a standstill

BEATRICE, NE (Doug Kennedy / News Channel Nebraska) - A collision on a bypass south of Beatrice, snarled eastbound traffic between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday. The accident happened on West Locust Road, ... Read More

U.S. Highway 77 in South Beatrice, Reopens

BEATRICE – One of two main highways in Beatrice was reopened early Sunday night, after flood waters from the Big Blue River receded enough to allow South Highway 77 to accept traffic, just south of a river bridge. Street Department personnel reo... Read More

A Waiting Game.....Along the Big Blue River in Beatrice

BEATRICE – The weather was sunny over the weekend in the Beatrice area, but flooding continued to hamper travel. West Court, Looking East Several streets and both U.S. Highways through Beatrice were barricaded over the weekend, as the Big Bl... Read More

Wish to help those affected by the flooding in Nebraska and Iowa? Here are some options

As of midday Saturday, the American Red Cross was operating or planning to operate 15 shelters in Nebraska and western Iowa for people displaced by the devastating floods. That list included locations at Elkhorn Middle School in Omaha and sites... Read More

Flood Water Closing Both Highways, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Both highway access points along the Big Blue River will be closed, on the weekend. Officials announced that the South 6th, or South Highway 77 was being shut down at 11 a.m., because of rising flood waters on the Big Blue River.   ... Read More

More Than Enough Water, For Beatrice

BEATRICE – Chautauqua  Park in south Beatrice might as well be renamed, Chautauqua Lake. Flood waters from the Big Blue River covered nearly all of the park on Friday, including picnic shelters, camping area, playground equipment and an old Arm... Read More

Jefferson County declares state of emergency

JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE (Tommy Rezac / News Channel Nebraska) - In southeast Nebraska, Jefferson County declared a state of emergency Friday morning. While Jefferson and Thayer County didn't see the worst of the flooding, the biggest concern in this... Read More

Highway in West Beatrice, Likely Closed Through Weekend

BEATRICE – Traffic has been shut off on a U.S. Highway in part of west Beatrice, because of flooding along the Big Blue River. Officials barricaded U.S. 136 at Sumner Street and at the east side of the river bridge, at eight a.m. Commuter tra... Read More

West Court Street (US 136), Closing in Beatrice

BEATRICE – West Court Street in Beatrice will be closed at eight a.m., today, because of floodwaters on the Big Blue River. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says officers will be directing traffic on one-lane through that area, for a couple of h... Read More

Fairbury girls win indoor track and field meet at Concordia Thursday

SEWARD, NE - The Fairbury girls' track and field team opened the 2019 season with a bang Thursday, taking first at the Concordia University Indoor Track and Field Invite. The Lady Jeffs took first with 114 total team points. Seward came in second ... Read More

Evacuations underway in Ashland

_informq.push(); ASHLAND, NE (News Channel Nebraska) - This video from the Nebraska State Patrol in the Ashland-Linoma area taken around 9 this morning tells the same story as much of Eastern Nebraska. Water levels on the Platte River are r... Read More