Latest Nebraska State Patrol News

Nebraska troopers step up traffic enforcement for summer

Jun. 8, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has stepped up enforcement on roads for the increased traffic that comes with summer months. The patrol says its 100 Days of Summer initiative began ahead of Memorial Day and will continue through Labor Day. The initiative will see troopers conducting focused...

Motorcyclist who died after crash during chase is identified

Jun. 7, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a motorcyclist who died at a hospital after colliding with a car during a pursuit by state troopers on the west side of Grand Island. The Grand Island Police Department said Friday the man's been identified as 27-year-old Matthew Bradshaw. He...

Man checking Nebraska State Patrol building doors arrested

Jun. 6, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says a Waterloo man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a bizarre encounter in a patrol building parking lot in Omaha. The patrol says the 49-year-old man was seen checking doors and trying to enter the patrol building around 8...

Patrol says motorcyclist died after crash during pursuit

Jun. 5, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist died after colliding with a car during a pursuit by state troopers on the west side of Grand Island. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that troopers tried to pull over the motorcyclist around 12:10 a.m. Wednesday for going 80 mph...

Nebraska troopers seize counterfeit cash, drugs in stop

Jun. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say two people have been arrested after state troopers seized drugs and about $18,000 in counterfeit cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Hershey in western Nebraska. The patrol says the stop occurred about 1:40 a.m. Friday when a trooper spotted an...

Patrol: Nearly 2 dozen students injured in school bus crash

May. 22, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

DUNBAR, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says nearly two dozen students suffered minor injuries in a crash in southeastern Nebraska. The patrol says the crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday on a rural highway near Dunbar in Otoe County. Investigators say a car was trying to turn south onto...

State Patrol says 4-month-old child dies in I-80 crash

May. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a 4-month-old child in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 80 near the Nebraska Crossing Outlet stores exit near Gretna on Saturday afternoon. Westbound traffic had to be diverted...

Man sentenced for 2018 meth bust in Hall County

May. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly's office says in a news release that Elmer Alexander Andrade was sentenced Thursday to 175 months in federal prison. He was convicted of conspiracy to...

Former Nebraska trooper gets probation for drug violations

May. 15, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska State Patrol investigator has been sentenced to two years' probation for possession of drugs. The federal prosecutor's office for Nebraska said in a news release today that 46-year-old Christopher Kober was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a single count in...

Nebraska patrol says northbound vehicle hit southbound semi

May. 13, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

GENEVA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a driver died after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in southern Nebraska. Station KRVN reports that the Nebraska State Patrol says the man was headed north early Sunday morning in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 81 when his vehicle ran into the truck a few...