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

Many Rivers Slowly Receding, Fears Remain

Omaha, NE.—Officials with the National Weather Service tell us that many swollen rivers in eastern Nebraska have begun to see their levels drop—slightly— but the constant pressure on many levees remains a concern. See Full Report Watch NCN in... Read More

People line sunny downtown streets for luck o' the Irish at 141st-annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

’Twas one lucky day for the kiddos and their families lining Harney Street in downtown Omaha on Saturday. Candy and small, Irish-themed trinkets went flying beneath a sunny, clear blue sky as the city’s 141st annual St. Patrick’s D... Read More

1,600 workers relocated, at least 30 buildings damaged by floodwaters at Offutt

Even the U.S. Air Force couldn't stop the Mighty Missouri River from flooding Offutt Air Force Base. Between Saturday night and early Sunday, the 55th Wing called off a 30-hour, round-the-clock sandbagging effort because the floodwater... 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

Air Force gives up fight to stop water from engulfing Offutt; one-third of base is flooded

The Air Force's 55th Wing halted efforts to stop the Missouri River from engulfing Offutt Air Force Base overnight Saturday. About one-third of the base is now underwater, Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake, a 55th Wing spokeswoman, said Sunday... 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

NPPD: Nuclear Plant at '100%,' 'No Leakage,' Missouri River Levels 'Trending Down'

Omaha, NE.—Despite flood waters cutting off the main road in and out of town, officials with the Cooper Nuclear power plant in Brownville tell us the the plant continues to operate at "100 percent" as of 5 p.m. Saturday. At the same time Cooper ... 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

Dozens Rescued in Valley

Valley, NE.—Dozens of people and in many cases their pets have been rescued from the flood surrounded town of Valley, between Omaha and Fremont Town Cut-Off by Flood of '19 Watch NCN in Omaha, Cox 1116   ...... 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