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Multiple Drug Related Arrests Occur Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Nov 28, 2022 / Press Release

On Saturday, Officers with the GIPD observed a vehicle westbound on 3rd St W from Cleburn St N with non-working taillights. The vehicle would turn ...
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Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Nov 26, 2022 / Ap

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Neb...
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NSP Investigating Overnight Homicide in Imperial

Nov 25, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Imperial, NE)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight in Imperial. The Imperial Police Depart...
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Juvenile leads authorities on pursuit through Hamilton & Merrick counties

Nov 25, 2022 / Merrick County Sheriff's Department

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office assisted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday night into the early morning hours of Friday in...
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Audio: Hall County Commissioners Deny Permit For Truck Wash

Nov 23, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

At the Hall Co Commissioners meeting yesterday plans to build a new livestock trailer wash were put on hold after the board voted to deny the condi...
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Audio: City Council Approves Redevelopment Plan For Conestoga Mall.

Nov 23, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Big changes are being planned for Conestoga Mall. Last night the Grand Island City Council approved a zoning change for the property of the Conest...
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Courthouse Evacuated During High Profile Escape Case

Nov 18, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

A Grand Island man was found guilty of escape after he took a man hostage during a 12-hour standoff last spring. 28 year old Tyler Manka was found...
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Osceola Man Pleads Not Guilty In HPD Involved Shooting Incident

Nov 18, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

 An Osceola man has plead not guilty to charges from an officer-involved shooting in Hastings last September. 33 year old Anthony Mattison is...
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BB Gun Causes Lockdown At Kearney High

Nov 18, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Kearney High School entered into a lock down Thursday, after a report was made that a student was in possession of a firearm.  Numerous membe...
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Temporary Casino Getting Closer To Opening

Nov 18, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

There has been lots of casino talk this week in Hastings, in Grand Island, Fonner Park will soon have the temporary casino up and operational. ...
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Railside Lighting Ceremony Friday

Nov 18, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas downtown Railside, as The festoon light installation has been completed in the Downtown area of T...
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GOP wins House majority, Smith Eyes Leadership Role

Nov 17, 2022 / Tyson Havranek/with facts from AP

More than a week after Election Day, Republicans secured the 218th seat needed to flip the House.  With the power returning to the party in W...
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Biden student loan debt plan on hold

Nov 17, 2022 / AP

President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers lost another battle in court on Monday when a federal appea...
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Bird Flu Responsible For Egg Shortage, High Turkey Prices

Nov 17, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately you’ll likely notice a shortage of eggs.  The culprit? Bird flu. The state has lost 1...
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Friends of Grand Island Parks Receives Landscape Funds

Nov 16, 2022 / Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Release

Grand Island, NE - The 2022 Greener Towns program recently awarded landscape funding to 11 projects in 7 communities in Nebraska. Friends of G...
Pirnie Inclusive Playground Project Receives Significant Donation

Pirnie Inclusive Playground Project Receives Significant Donation

Nov 16, 2022 / Press Release

The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation has presented a check for nearly $67,000 to the Central Community College Foundation. The funds are e...
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Warhorse Lincoln Generates Over 850,000 Dollars In First Month

Nov 16, 2022 / Press Release

The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission released the October monthly gaming tax revenue report, and the numbers continue to climb for Warhorse Ca...
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Trump seeks White House again

Nov 15, 2022 / Ap

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is running for president again. Trump made his plans official Tuesday night after teasi...
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Armed Robbery Reported At Sonic In Grand Island

Nov 15, 2022 / Press Release

An unknown person entered the Grand Island Sonic Drive In Monday night and brandished a firearm at Sonic employees while demanding money and proper...
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Hastings Moves Forward With Casino Plans

Nov 15, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Hastings has moved one step closer to getting a casino.  The council voted 6-2 Monday night to rezone and provide the conditional use permit ...
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Write-In Candidates Still Top Two Finishers In Unofficial Election Results

Nov 14, 2022 / Press Release

The unofficial final results of the November 8, 2022 general election in Hall County were released today. "These results reflect the counting of p...
Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker to play in Grand Island

Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker to play in Grand Island

Nov 14, 2022 / KRGI News

The Heartland Events Center plays host to country music legends Tracy Lawrence + Clay Walker—One Night, Two Icons: Sharing One Stage, Perform...
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Sen. Sasse wins final vote to be next U of Florida president

Nov 10, 2022 / Tyson Havranek/with facts from AP

Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse has won final approval to become the 13th president of the University of Florida. Sasse, was confirmed for the post b...
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Iowa Teen In Custody After Pursuit Tuesday

Nov 10, 2022 / Press Release

A high speed chase resulted in a collision and arrest of a juvenile from Iowa  At approximately 9:50 Tuesday night, a trooper observed a Jeep...
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Troopers Find Nearly 1,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills in Traffic Stop

Nov 10, 2022 / Press Release

A stop by the Nebraska State Patrol this week resulted in the discovery of almost 1,000 suspected fentanyl pills  At approximately 9:05 Monda...