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GIPS superintendent eager to move forward after district budget cuts
GIPS superintendent eager to move forward after district budget cuts

A central Nebraska school district is preparing for the school year.

Grand Island leaders urge voters to support Good Life District through 'historic process'

Grand Island leaders urge voters to support Good Life District through 'historic process'

Grand Island community leaders are rallying people to vote for the Good Life District Economic Development Program. 

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

A Hastings meat processing plant is getting an eight-figure boost to its expansion plans from a federal grant.

Water main in Hastings will be shut off briefly for repairs

Water main in Hastings will be shut off briefly for repairs

Properties along three blocks of East Park St. will be without water some of Friday morning.

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

The preliminary plan to mitigate flood risk includes two diversion channels.

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

One of the largest city parks in Grand Island is getting some much-needed improvements. 

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President Bryan Slone is spending his summer touring the state to visit and collaborate with local chambers of commerce.

SkyWest poised to return as air service provider in Kearney

SkyWest poised to return as air service provider in Kearney

Kearney appears poised to return to SkyWest as its essential air service provider.

Five Years Later: Kearney reflects on disastrous 2019 flood

Five Years Later: Kearney reflects on disastrous 2019 flood

Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of the July 9, 2019 flash flood.

ACLU lawsuit seeks records on Nebraska cities’ immigrant housing bans

ACLU lawsuit seeks records on Nebraska cities’ immigrant housing bans

A nonprofit organization is filing a lawsuit to get records from federal authorities. 

Hastings City Council approves reconditioning of old Ponderosa Bowl building

Hastings City Council approves reconditioning of old Ponderosa Bowl building

A developer has the green light to begin renovating the old Ponderosa Bowl building in Hastings.

NWS survey says five tornadoes touched ground on Saturday

NWS survey says five tornadoes touched ground on Saturday

Results from a preliminary damage survey say five tornadoes touched ground in different parts of Central Nebraska on Saturday.

Hastings Sodbusters promote 22-year-old assistant to Head Coach

Hastings Sodbusters promote 22-year-old assistant to Head Coach

The Hastings Sodbusters baseball team is promoting 22-year-old Assistant Coach Danny Wisor to Head Coach, making him one of the youngest head coaches in the game. 

I-80 drug bust leads to two arrests

I-80 drug bust leads to two arrests

Two Wyoming residents are behind bars in Central Nebraska after an interstate drug bust.

Hastings City Council approves major Elm Ave. housing development on final reading

Hastings City Council approves major Elm Ave. housing development on final reading

After three city council meetings, a Grand Island-based developer has the green light to bring hundreds of housing units to Hastings. 

Downtown Summer Concert Series promises two shows in downtown Hastings

Downtown Summer Concert Series promises two shows in downtown Hastings

Local organizers are launching a new concert series in Hastings.

State Patrol begins 70th basic recruit camp in Grand Island

State Patrol begins 70th basic recruit camp in Grand Island

The next class of recruits is getting trained to become Nebraska State Troopers. 

Saturday severe storms could bring hail, high winds

Saturday severe storms could bring hail, high winds

Central Nebraska could be in for another day of severe weather.

Damage survey reveals two tornadoes in Central Nebraska

Damage survey reveals two tornadoes in Central Nebraska

Weather officials are releasing data from Monday’s severe storms.

Kearney Catholic ready to pour concrete for new track, expecting late September opening

Kearney Catholic ready to pour concrete for new track, expecting late September opening

The shape of the new Miles Field complex at Kearney Catholic is starting to take form.

Adams County Jail still overcoming setbacks months after ribbon cutting

Adams County Jail still overcoming setbacks months after ribbon cutting

Opening delays for the Adams County Jail are causing frustrations for people involved in the years-long project, but there is an end in sight.

Grand Island man ordered to pay more than $192,000 in restitution to the USDA

Grand Island man ordered to pay more than $192,000 in restitution to the USDA

A man from Central Nebraska will need to pay nearly $200,000 in restitution after lying about owning cattle to obtain a loan.

Rain postpones United Way of Kearney’s fireworks show until Thursday night

Rain postpones United Way of Kearney’s fireworks show until Thursday night

One of Kearney’s premier fireworks shows will happen on Thursday night after a rain postponement.

New officers assume command of Salvation Army of Hastings

New officers assume command of Salvation Army of Hastings

Two new leaders are taking over the top posts at the Salvation Army of Hastings.

Kearney man sentenced to federal prison for ammunition violation

Kearney man sentenced to federal prison for ammunition violation

A man from Central Nebraska will spent years in prison for a federal crime. 

Hastings Sodbusters aiming to stay on track amidst mid-season coaching change

Hastings Sodbusters aiming to stay on track amidst mid-season coaching change

The Hastings Sodbusters are playing on despite losing their Head Coach midway through the summer baseball season.

Search being conducted for missing Lincoln Regional Center patient

Search being conducted for missing Lincoln Regional Center patient

Man went missing during severe weather earlier this week

Longtime Stolley Park Train conductor and manager to retire

Longtime Stolley Park Train conductor and manager to retire

The couple who has been in charge of a popular park attraction for children in Grand Island is saying goodbye. 

Central Nebraska logs 2+ inches of rain Monday, adds onto already wet year

Central Nebraska logs 2+ inches of rain Monday, adds onto already wet year

A wet year for Central Nebraska continued with record-setting rainfall on Monday.

Grand Island Community Fireworks Display Planning Tips

Grand Island Community Fireworks Display Planning Tips

The Grand Island Community Fireworks Display committee has updated information to help you prepare for this year’s fireworks display.

Hastings Economic Development Corporation announces new Community Development Director

Hastings Economic Development Corporation announces new Community Development Director

The Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is turning to a Hastings native as its new Community Development Director. 

Tornadoes possible with Monday night storm

Tornadoes possible with Monday night storm

Weather officials say tornadoes are possible as severe storms track through south-central Nebraska on Monday night.

Demo of URN, URS residence halls at UNK begins next week

Demo of URN, URS residence halls at UNK begins next week

Demolition of two vacant residence halls on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus is scheduled to begin next week.

Free breakfast and lunch coming at four Kearney schools

Free breakfast and lunch coming at four Kearney schools

Students at four schools in Kearney will receive free breakfast and lunch for the next four years.

Six arrested after trespassing incident involving masks and machete, police say

Six arrested after trespassing incident involving masks and machete, police say

Six people are facing charges in Grand Island after a trespassing incident that police say involved masks and a machete.

Classic Car Collection in Kearney relaunches as American Automobile Experience

Classic Car Collection in Kearney relaunches as American Automobile Experience

Brad Kernick has been showing off prized rides at the Classic Car Collection in Kearney since it opened more than a decade ago.

Kearney Police give first public tours of new Bearcat armored vehicle

Kearney Police give first public tours of new Bearcat armored vehicle

For the first time, the Kearney Police Department is showing off its Bearcat armored vehicle.

KHAS Radio cuts ribbon at new building location in Hastings

KHAS Radio cuts ribbon at new building location in Hastings

A News Channel Nebraska radio station in Central Nebraska is celebrating its move to a new building.

Riggs to return for first full year at Hastings College

Riggs to return for first full year at Hastings College

A first generation college graduate is set to begin his first full year as the Hastings College Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Hastings man convicted of sexual assault dies in prison

Hastings man convicted of sexual assault dies in prison

An inmate convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Hastings has died in prison.

Ryker honored as Nebraska’s High School Principal of the Year

Ryker honored as Nebraska’s High School Principal of the Year

Chadron State College alum Seth Ryker, Principal of Gothenburg Public Schools, said he is honored to be named the Nebraska High School Principal of the Year.

Elm Ave. housing project in Hastings passes second reading, City Council could finalize at next meeting

Elm Ave. housing project in Hastings passes second reading, City Council could finalize at next meeting

A 300+ housing unit development is now one step away from beginning construction in Hastings.

Traffic signal repairs to slow traffic at major Kearney intersection

Traffic signal repairs to slow traffic at major Kearney intersection

One of Kearney’s busiest intersections will see brief traffic adjustments on Tuesday morning.

Retired UNK chancellor reflects on 42 years of public service as ‘living proof’ of NU mission

Retired UNK chancellor reflects on 42 years of public service as ‘living proof’ of NU mission

University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen retired May 31 after four decades of public service that he said represents “living proof” of NU’s mission.

Single-engine aircraft makes emergency landing, north of Beatrice Municipal Airport

Single-engine aircraft makes emergency landing, north of Beatrice Municipal Airport

Pilot who's aircraft engine quit, escapes injury

Flatwater Music Festival returns to Hastings for year 17

Flatwater Music Festival returns to Hastings for year 17

Over the next two days more than 1,000 people from across the state are coming to the annual Flatwater Music Festival in Hastings.

Organizations to provide affordable housing for refugees and new immigrants

Organizations to provide affordable housing for refugees and new immigrants

A nonprofit organization in Central Nebraska is partnering with a developer to build houses for refugees and new immigrants. 

Casting arms and dissecting hearts: High schoolers get hands-on during UNK health science camp

Casting arms and dissecting hearts: High schoolers get hands-on during UNK health science camp

A high school student from Cody is among those at a health science camp at UNK.

STEM Power Camp empowers second through fifth graders in Grand Island

STEM Power Camp empowers second through fifth graders in Grand Island

A science, technology, engineering and math camp is empowering kids in central Nebraska. 

Witnesses say Ohio man demanded Jeep before he stabbed couple at a Nebraska interstate rest area

Witnesses say Ohio man demanded Jeep before he stabbed couple at a Nebraska interstate rest area

Witnesses say they heard an Ohio man demand the keys to a Jeep that was being towed behind a Missouri couple's RV before he brutally stabbed them both and killed the man at an Interstate 80 rest area.

Open Space arts program gives high schoolers unique college level experience

Open Space arts program gives high schoolers unique college level experience

High schoolers from all across the state are making their home at Hastings College this week to dive head first into high level art programs.

ALLO completes construction of fiber network in Grand Island

ALLO completes construction of fiber network in Grand Island

People in Grand Island now have another option to consider when choosing an internet provider.

Doctor at Kearney Regional successfully implants area’s first leadless pacemaker

Doctor at Kearney Regional successfully implants area’s first leadless pacemaker

A doctor at Kearney Regional Medical Center is bringing a new heart treatment to the area.

McCook duplex fire causes $40,000 in damage

McCook duplex fire causes $40,000 in damage

An electrical fire is to blame for a structure fire early Monday morning in McCook.

California man arrested after pursuit with stolen SUV, police say

California man arrested after pursuit with stolen SUV, police say

A California man is behind bars after authorities say he led state troopers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle.

UPDATE: Sheriff identifies victims in fatal Grand Island rest stop stabbing

UPDATE: Sheriff identifies victims in fatal Grand Island rest stop stabbing

One person has died after authorities say he was stabbed during an attempted robbery at an Interstate 80 rest stop.

Grand Island sets special election for economic development district on August 13

Grand Island sets special election for economic development district on August 13

A special election will take place in August in Grand Island that could help fund a development within the city's Good Life District.

Grand Island announces nearly $4 million in workforce housing funds

Grand Island announces nearly $4 million in workforce housing funds

More workforce housing projects are underway in Grand Island.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passes through Hastings

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passes through Hastings

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage made stops in Central Nebraska Tuesday afternoon on route to its final destination.

Hall County Commissioners vote to issue $40 million in bonds for courthouse project

Hall County Commissioners vote to issue $40 million in bonds for courthouse project

Hall County will issue bonds to pay for a major renovation and expansion to the county's 120-year-old courthouse.

Former Lincoln residents embarking on epic cross-country run to raise awareness about grief

Former Lincoln residents embarking on epic cross-country run to raise awareness about grief

A family is embarking in a journey across the nation to raise awareness about grief. 

Hastings YMCA reopens after two years of renovations

Hastings YMCA reopens after two years of renovations

After seven years of planning and two years of renovations, the upgraded Hastings YMCA is now ready to serve its community.

Sheriff: nobody injured after shots fired during mental health crisis

Sheriff: nobody injured after shots fired during mental health crisis

A Gibbon woman is now in emergency custody after authorities say she fired several shots near a road.

Two Grand Island officers injured in Friday night altercation

Two Grand Island officers injured in Friday night altercation

Two officers are recovering from injuries after police say a man fought them in Grand Island.

Man who died in downtown Lexington was homeless, likely died from fall

Man who died in downtown Lexington was homeless, likely died from fall

Authorities are releasing more information about a body found in a downtown alley of a Central Nebraska city.