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Kearney State News

Smoke Detectors Save Lives In Kearney House Fire

Dec 26, 2022 / Press Release

Just before 3am on Christmas eve,  the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department  was dispatched to a residential fire alarm on Dunbar Rd West of...
Fonner Park

Fonner Park Gets Green Light For Temporary Casino

Dec 22, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The long awaited temporary casino is coming to Grand Island!   According to a facebook post Grand Island Casino Resort received their licens...
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GIPS: Katherine Mauldin Will Be Sworn In As Board Member

Dec 21, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - GIPS Statement - Board Election Investigation We are grateful for the Hall County Election Office and the lengths their team ...
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Hall County Concludes Residency Review of School Board Candidate

Dec 21, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The Hall County Election Commission, in cooperation with the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the Hall County Attorney's Office, has completed a re...
Kevin Denney named new Grand Island Police Chief

Kevin Denney named new Grand Island Police Chief

Dec 20, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday night the Grand Island City Council approved the hiring of Kevin Denney as the new police chief for the City of Gra...
Howard County Sherriff

Suspicion of Illegal Gambling Involving Roosters Leads to 10 Howard County Arrest

Dec 19, 2022 / Howard County Sheriffs Office Release

(St Pual, NE) - On Saturday, December 17th Howard County dispatch received a 911 call regarding illegal gambling activity involving roosters in rur...
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Additional Arrest Made in Laurel Quadruple Homicide Investigation

Dec 16, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (NORFOLK, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have made another arrest in connection with the quadruple murder t...
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Fair Board names Parr new executive director

Dec 16, 2022 / Press Release

 Jaime Parr is the new executive director of the Nebraska State Fair. The State Fair Board approved Parr’s appointment at its meeting o...
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Semi Driver Arrested After Hit-and-Run with Trooper

Dec 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — One person has been arrested following a hit-and-run with a Nebraska State Trooper, a pursuit, and an hour-long stand...
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UPDATE: GIPS To Pay Out Remaining Salary To Resigning Dr. Grover

Dec 15, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Audio Version Of Story Below  Earlier this week KRGI News requested clarification and reasoning from the GIPS school board as to why Superint...
Fonner Park

GI Casino Still Waiting On Green Light From Commission

Dec 15, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Audio Version Of Story Below Construction continues, but the green light is on hold, at least for now for a temporary casino in Grand Island. ...
Grand Island Lit Sign

Funding Continues For Pinnacle Bank Sports Complex

Dec 15, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Audio Story Below Funding continues for the Pinnacle Bank Sports Complex.  KRGI News Director Tyson Havranek has the story... 
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GIPS looking into official residency of board member elect Mauldin

Dec 13, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - KRGI News was made aware of a situation that is in question by Grand Island Public Schools regarding the official residency of...
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Reckless Driving Leads to Apprehension of Juveniles

Dec 13, 2022 / KRGI Sports Network

(Grand Island, NE) - On Monday afternoon a GIPD officer observed a vehicle driving carelessly traveling south on Broadwell Avenue and turning left ...
Members of the GIPS School Board meet on Monday night.

GIPS to pay out remaining salary to resigning Dr. Grover

Dec 12, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - The Grand Island Public School board had its monthly meeting on Monday night at the Kneale Administration Building Board Room....
Nebraska State News

Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Secures Over $10 Billion in Opioid Funds from CVS and Walgreens

Dec 12, 2022 / Nebraska Attorney General Office

Lincoln- Attorney General Peterson announced today that he has finalized agreements with CVS and Walgreens to bring the national amount from invest...
State Capitol Lincoln

Governor-Elect Pillen Announces Appointments and Searches for DHHS

Dec 12, 2022 / State Of Nebraska Release

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Governor-elect Jim Pillen announced he will be appointing the following individuals as division directors in the Depar...
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Hall County Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Dec 12, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - The Hall County Sheriff’s office has been awarded $1,725.00 through the NDOT Highway Safety Office to conduct selective ...
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Troopers Find Large Amounts of Meth, Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stops

Dec 12, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people after locating suspected methamphetamine and marijua...
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Theft by Shoplifting 5th Offense Arrest at Grand Island's Walmart North

Dec 12, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Saturday evening GIPD officers responded to Walmart North in Grand Island in reference to a shoplifting. Walmart loss preve...
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Three separate drug related traffic stops over the weekend in Grand Island

Dec 12, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Grand Island Police Officers made contact with a suspicious vehicle at 10th St W & Cleburn St on Friday, December 9th at 1...
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GIPS Superintendent resigning from position in January

Dec 9, 2022 / GIPS Release

(Grand Island, NE) - Grand Island Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tawana Grover has announced she intends to resign from her position as of Janua...
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City Council Rejects Mayors Choice For City Administrator

Dec 8, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

**Audio of story below** The Grand Island City Council rejected the Mayor’s choice for Grand Island’s city administrator. At Tuesday&...