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Troopers Arrest Driver, Find Deceased Person in Trunk After Pursuit

Oct 14, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended the subject of a law enforcement alert from Texas and d...
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Oct 11, 2022 / Press Release

The Heartland United Way is accepting inquiries for nonprofit organizations interested in becoming a NEW United Way Community Partner.  Those ...
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Ricketts, Peterson criticize Biden’s pardons of federal marijuana possession

Oct 11, 2022 / Press Release

President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct 6, announced he will pardon federal convictions of simple marijuana possession, a move criticized by Nebraska ...
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General Election is less than a month away

Oct 11, 2022 / Press Release

Secretary of State Bob Evnen reminds voters that Nebraska’s general election for 2022 is November 8, 2022.  “My message to Nebrask...
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Sasse Facing A Few Protests At U of Florida

Oct 11, 2022 / AP

Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse faced pointed questions and loud protests during his first visit to the University of Florida as the lone finalist for...
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US rail strike threat returns

Oct 11, 2022 / AP

The U.S.'s third largest railroad union rejected a deal with employers Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could cripple the economy....
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Sasse likely to resign for Fla. university job

Oct 7, 2022 / AP

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the sole finalist to become president of the University of Florida, the school says, and the Republican senator has indi...
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NSP Releases Additional Details in Clay County Death Investigation

Oct 7, 2022 / Press Release

 The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional information regarding the discovery of a deceased individual Wednesday morning just e...
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Nebraska Sandhills wildfire more than half contained

Oct 6, 2022 / AP

 Officials say a destructive Nebraska Sandhills wildfire that saw one firefighter die while fighting the flames is now more than half containe...
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Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

GRAND ISLAND - Bill Ogg, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, announced that he intends to resign his position and to assist with the tra...
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NSP Investigating After Body Found in Clay County

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Clay County, NE) - The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after a deceased individual was located this morning near Harvard. The body was loc...
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NSP Arrests Woman for Attempted Murder Plot

Oct 5, 2022 / Press Release

 Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Elwood woman following the discovery of an attempted murder plot. The investig...
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States Suing Biden Administration Over Student Loan Plan

Oct 3, 2022 / AP

Six Republican-led states, including Nebraska are suing the Biden administration to try and halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for millions...
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Wildfire In Halsey Forces Evacuations

Oct 3, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

 in Halsey, at the National Forest    Crews continue to battle a wildfire that is causing evacuations  Yesterday evening the ...
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Grand Island Man Sentenced For Meth

Sep 30, 2022 / Press Release

39 year old Michael West, of Grand Island was sentenced in federal court for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  West was s...
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illegal burn leads to lock down of church and school

Sep 29, 2022 / Press Release

On September 28th, 2022, Officers responded to 1215 N. Locust Street reference white smoke coming from the back of the residence. Contact was...
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Officer Involved Shooting In Hastings, No Injuries Reported

Sep 28, 2022 / Press Release

The Hastings Police Department said multiple officers were involved in an officer involved shooting , but no injuries were reported. The incident ...
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Suspicious Doll Leads To Evacuation, Suspect Arrested

Sep 28, 2022 / Press Release

A Grand Island man has been arrested after he took a suspicious doll into an office which forced an evacuation.  The incident occured Monday ...
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Updated Info On School Bus Crash In Chase Co

Sep 28, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The Chase County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a late-afternoon crash with a school bus near Imperial yesterday. Witnesses said a loaded semi a...
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Update: Manhunt ongoing in Merrick Co Suspect Arrested

Sep 26, 2022 / Press Release

***SUSPECT ARRESTED***The Merrick County Sheriff's Office took the suspect into custody early this morning in the area of 4th and J Roads*** There...