Iowa native wins 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won "American Idol." The singer-songwriter from Clarksville bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night's two-hour fina... Read More

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NEBRASKA CITY - A pursuit out of Nebraska City Tuesday afternoon ended along Highway 75 north of Church Road, where several people were taken into custody. A Nebraska City woman had called police saying her daughter was on the way from Omaha to ta... Read More

COLUMBUS - Miladys Nunez says she heard two loud thumps and her grandchildren screaming, after a drunk woman crashed into her apartment building on Monday. Columbus Police say the accident happened at about 1:39 p.m., when a drunk driver crashed t... Read More

MERRICK COUNTY - A rural St. Paul man died after an accident on Highway 92 on Monday. The Merrick County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred just after 7 a.m. near 13th Road. A press release says Broedy Starkey was driving a car westbou... Read More

AUBURN, Neb. - Allie Binder stepped onto the Auburn High School track earlier this month and took her mark, but she wasn't getting ready to race. Instead, she was making her mark on her letter of intent to run track and cross country at the Universit... Read More

HUMPHREY - The 5th accident in under 5 weeks at the highways 81 and 91 intersection left two juveniles injured on Monday. Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff says they responded to the collision at 2:50 p.m. A 55-year-old Neligh man was heading we... Read More

BEATRICE – A sheriff’s and police search of three homes in Beatrice has turned up stolen property, and two suspects have been arrested. Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies and Beatrice Police served search warrants yesterday on homes located at 1... Read More

BEATRICE – Rubble and only a few foundation walls are what’s left of the former Beatrice Community Hospital. Demolition crews have been tearing down the structure in recent weeks, making way for new workforce housing, single-family homes and s... Read More

BEATRICE – A section of Dorsey Street in north Beatrice was closed yesterday, for street repair.   City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says a two-block stretch of the east-west street is closed. :11                  “g... Read More

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — A Louisiana man has been given five years in prison for injuring a bicyclist who was camping after a ride in Iowa. Court records say Danny Cardin of Homer Louisiana was sentenced Monday in Fremont County Courthouse ... Read More