Top News Stories

Fugitive arrested in alleged stabbing

George Lauby - Jan. 14, 2021
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Police looked for suspect Nick Cooper of North Platte for 11 days and then he turned himself in.


Bundles of drugs, gun found near Maxwell

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 13, 2021
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State troopers arrested a South Carolina man Tuesday after finding several controlled substances and a firearm during an I-80 traffic stop.


Police still looking for missing juvenile

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 13, 2021
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The North Platte Police Department is still seeking information on missing teenager, Aracely Sanchez.


Applications for COVID-19 vaccine ask sexual identity, gender questions

George Lauby - Jan. 12, 2021
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Questions on the West Central District Health Department application to get the COVID-19 vaccine are drawing criticism.


Grocery store purse-snatching suspect arrested

George Lauby - Jan. 12, 2021
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On Saturday afternoon, North Platte police arrested a suspect for allegedly trying to get into unlocked vehicles in the Wal-Mart Super Center parking lot, looking for things to steal.


Administrators back away from school mergers

George Lauby - Jan. 12, 2021
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Closing or merging some North Platte public school buildings is off the table, Supt. Ron Hanson told the board of education Monday, because there has been too much upheaval in the community already.


Seniors wait in line outdoors for COVID-19 vaccination

George Lauby - Jan. 11, 2021
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Senior citizens had to wait outside in the cold for as long as two hours Saturday to get a COVID-19 vaccination at the North Platte High building.

2020 in review: Railroad shakeups, COVID-19 precautions, Pawnee restoration

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 10, 2021
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The year 2020 is bound to be long remembered for strange events, including the great lengths we went to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which became a factor in almost every aspect of life.


State/Regional News

High winds, snow cause more than 170 traffic incidents

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 16, 2021
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State troopers responded to dozens of weather-related incidents throughout Friday. Snow and strong winds created blizzard conditions and hazardous travel situations in many areas of eastern Nebraska.


Gov: Hold spending in line, build prison, cut property taxes

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 14, 2021
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Gov. Pete Ricketts delivered the annual “State of the State” address to state senators Thursday, laying out his spending priorities.


FBI: Watching for violent protests

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 14, 2021
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In the face of reported threats against state capitol buildings on Inauguration Day, the FBI is taking preventative steps.


Miller dances resume

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 13, 2021
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Dances are set on Saturday nights at the Miller Community Hall.

Troopers find 177 pounds of pot, handgun on I-80

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 11, 2021
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State troopers arrested three people and seized 177 pounds of marijuana as well as a handgun during two separate traffic searches on Sunday along I-80.


Iowa man charged with disrupting U.S. Capitol

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 11, 2021
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Agents from the FBI agents from Omaha have charged a Des Moines, Iowa man with several charges in the Washington D.C. protests. He is locked in the Polk County, Iowa jail, FBI spokeswoman Amy Adams said Saturday.

Legislature gets squared away

The Unicameral Update - Jan. 10, 2021
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Eight newly elected members in the Legislature were sworn in on Jan. 6, including three who were previously term limited and sat out a term.

Troopers find missing Illinois girl, arrest older man

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 9, 2021
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State troopers arrested a California man Friday and recovered a missing 15-years-old girl from Illinois.

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