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Search Warrant Leads To Drug Arrest

Aug 9, 2022 / Press Release

Officers with the Grand Island Police Department were on scene last night after a search warrant was issued at 223 S Sycamore. Austin Swader Jr wa...
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Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug 9, 2022 / Tyson Havranek/with facts from AP

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced he will not call a special session of the Legislature to try to enact an abortion ban because the measure...
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Bail set at $5M for Nebraska quadruple killing suspect

Aug 9, 2022 / AP

A judge has set bail at $5 million for a man suspected of killing four people in the small northeast Nebraska town of Laurel last week. Court recor...
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Grand Island Celebrates 150 Years as a City

Aug 8, 2022 / Press Release

The past 150 years have seen changes in about everything that  impacts our lives. Developments and growth in agriculture, communications and &...
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GIPS Tackles Staff Shortage Issue

Aug 8, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

At Grand Island Public Schools they were facing, as many school districts across the nation were facing, a staff shortage heading into this summer....
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Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

Aug 8, 2022 / Tyson Havranek with facts from AP

Democrats call it the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Republicans say it's a “tax and spending spree.” The Senate has approved ...
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Gibbon Man Arrested after Pursuit/Standoff near I-80 Missouri River Bridge

Aug 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 5, 2022 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person following a pursuit and standoff on Int...
NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

Aug 4, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a suspect in connection with four homicides that occurred in Laurel early Thursday morning. The investigatio...
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Breaking: Lady A cancels tour, State Fair appearance

Aug 4, 2022 / Press Release

Lady A has announced they have canceled their Request Line Tour for 2022. The band was scheduled to perform Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Nebraska Stat...
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NACCHO Awards $1.35 Million in Funding to Local Health Departments

Aug 3, 2022 / Press Release

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, with...
Marcello To Be Laid To Rest Wednesday

Marcello To Be Laid To Rest Wednesday

Aug 3, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

A fallen Grand Island Police Investigator will be laid to rest today Christopher Marcello began his career with GIPD in 2013. He passed away due t...
Crews battling Nebraska fire hope for rain, fear lightning

Crews battling Nebraska fire hope for rain, fear lightning

Aug 3, 2022 / Ap

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Fire crews battling a western Nebraska wildfire that has destroyed some homes are looking to the skies with hope and trep...
Island Oasis Water Park Study– Upcoming Public Meeting

Island Oasis Water Park Study– Upcoming Public Meeting

Aug 1, 2022 / City of Grand Island Release

The City of Grand Island and Island Oasis Water Park welcome you to attend a public meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at City hall, ...
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Shooting At Elm Creek Night Club

Aug 1, 2022 / Press Release

On July 31, 2022, at approximately 12:39 AM, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting at Paradise City, 1780 Hwy 183,...
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Northwest Public Schools Update with Dr. Edwards

Jul 28, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Thursday's edition of Community Connection Dr. Jeff Edwards joined KRGI 1430/105.5 to give an update on all things Vikings ...
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I-80 Early Thursday Morning Accident Claims Life of California Man

Jul 28, 2022 / Hall County Sheriff Release

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday, July 28, 2022, at approximately 2:43 a.m., Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Interstate 80 near mm...
Loss of Grand Island Investigator Christopher Marcello

Loss of Grand Island Investigator Christopher Marcello

Jul 28, 2022 / Press Release

It is with heavy hearts, that the Grand Island Police Department announces the passing of Investigator Christopher Marcello, who left us before his...
Visual Obstruction Leads to Drug & Warrant Arrest

Visual Obstruction Leads to Drug & Warrant Arrest

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - A large crack in the windshield from the driver's side to the passenger side causing visual obstruction would lead to a traffi...
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CDHD Update from Director Theresa Anderson

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Central District Health Department director Theresa Anderson joined KRGI Wednesday morning providing updates on numerous items...
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Weapons Offense Arrest Tuesday at 2nd Street Smoker Friendly

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday evening at 11:22 pm Grand Island Police responded to the Smoker Friendly at 802 West 2nd Street in reference to a w...
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UP to spend $1B to upgrade 600 older locomotives

Jul 27, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade 600 of its old diesel locomotives over the next three years and m...
Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop

Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop

Jul 26, 2022 / KRGI News

(Central City, NE) - A little humor can go a long way. Especially if it's intended to draw attention to a social media post to try and catch a want...
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Nebraska Department of Economic Development Rescue Plan Act Funding Update

Jul 26, 2022 / DED Release

July 26, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.) - The State of Nebraska received $1.04 billion in Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSFRF) from the American R...
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Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

Jul 26, 2022 / University of Nebraska Release

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26, 2022 — The Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of producti...
Cash, Firearms, and Marijuana Found in Grand Island Arrest

Cash, Firearms, and Marijuana Found in Grand Island Arrest

Jul 26, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - This morning at 12:33 am Grand Island Police encountered Dairi Zuleta-Anzora after he was witnessed parking and exiting a vehi...