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NSP Investigating Shooting in Superior

OCTOBER 21, 2021 (SUPERIOR, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol in investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Superior Thursday a... continue reading
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GIPS extends fall break with mental health days

On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education meeting, the board approved a calendar change for the upcoming ... continue reading
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Highway 30 and Webb Road Fatality Accident UPDATE

On 10/14/21, the Grand Island Police Department issued a statement in reference to vehicle motorcycle accident resulting in a fatality. In that st... continue reading
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North Road Now Open From 13th Street to State Street/Cannon Road

The City of Grand Island Public Works Department is announcing the North Road will be opened from 13th Street to State Street/Cannon Road on Friday... continue reading
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Nebraska tax collections beat expectations in September

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State tax officials say Nebraska government collected more tax revenue than expected last month. The Nebraska Department... continue reading
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Grand Island police: Motorcyclist killed in US Hwy 30 crash

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police in Grand Island say a 52-year-old man has died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup tr... continue reading
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90-year-old man killed in crash into Kearney lake

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police in south-central Nebraska say a 90-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a Kearney lake. Don... continue reading
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State Fair Attendance Announced

The Nebraska State Fair opened with great excitement and anticipation. Thegates opened and the grounds filled with fairgoers as State Fair Board Ch... continue reading
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Gov Ricketts Heads To Texas Border

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts joined eight other Republican governors on at the U.S.-Mexico border to criticize Democratic... continue reading
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Covid Cases Leveling Off

The number of new virus cases and hospitalizations in the state appear to be leveling out. Data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and P... continue reading
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Legislature To Decide How To Spend Rescue Dollars Next Session

With redistricting efforts now complete, the next item we are keeping our eye on in the Nebraska legislature will be how lawmakers intend to spend ... continue reading
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Fieldhouse Now Open

The Grand Island Community Fieldhouse opened this weekend.   The Community Fieldhouse is a 70,000 square foot building that contains batting... continue reading
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Grand Theater to Close For Renovation

With the conclusion of the successful Grand Comic Con this weekend, the historic Grand Theater will be closed for a refresh and renovation until Ja... continue reading
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GIPS Launches Substitute Campaign

Like many districts around the state and country, Grand Island Public Schools are facing staffing challenges, especially in the area of substitutes... continue reading
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Public Listening Session Planned To Discuss Future Of State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation Master Planning Committee will be hosting a public listening session on Monday, October 4th from 5-7pm to f... continue reading
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Nomi Health Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Grand Island

 Nomi Health, the direct healthcare company coordinating COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the country, today announced the upco... continue reading
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Vehicle Collides With Train Near Silver Creek

Two people are lucky to be alive after a train struck a vehicle at a private drive crossing near Silver Creek this weekend. A 57 year old Michigan... continue reading
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NSP, KPD Investigating Death After Discovery of Submerged Vehicle

The Nebraska State Patrol and Kearney Police Department are conducting an investigation after a deceased individual was located Tuesday afternoon s... continue reading
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Record Breaking Heat In The Tri-cities

Temperatures in Grand Island soared to 95 degrees Sunday (20 degrees above normal)...breaking the daily record first set in 1990. The last time a ... continue reading
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Nebraska Lawmakers Give First Round Approval For New Congressional Map

 Nebraska lawmakers have advanced new congressional boundaries that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one o... continue reading
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Fatal Collision With Train In Hall Co

The Hall County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of an injury accident at Highway 30 and Schimmer Road. Upon arrival deputies discovered ... continue reading

Vehicle hits mountain lion near Fullerton

(Fullerton, NE) - At approximately 8:30 pm on September 21, 2021, the Nance County Sheriff’s Office was called to a single-vehicle accid... continue reading
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GIPS announces no school for Sept. 24th and continued mask-wearing

GIPS Calendar change and mask protocols The Grand Island Public Schools recognizes staff are enduring a great deal of stress this school year as t... continue reading
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GIPD Drone Demo To Be Held Friday

Grand Island Police Department Unmanned Aircraft  System (Drone) Demo, to be held on Friday, 9/24/21, at 10 a.m. at the Police Department in &... continue reading
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Nebraska to report more virus stats

Gov. Pete Ricketts is resurrecting a version of Nebraska’s daily virus reporting dashboard website. The state eliminated its daily virus das... continue reading