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Shopping Local This Holiday Season May Be More Important Than Ever

As we continue to focus on the economic impact that covid-19 has had on our Grand Island economy we focus today on holiday s... continue reading

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COVID19 Mask Distribution

Grand Island, NE – The Heartland United Way has recently hired Eric Garcia-Mendez as the new Director of Community Con... continue reading

Mask Mandate Passes In Grand Island

Grand Island, NE - Grand Island city council met on Tuesday night for the November meeting at Grand Island City Hall. The ma... continue reading

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Board Of Health Recommends Mask Policy To City Council

*Audio version of the meeting recap available at the bottom of the story*


The newly established board... continue reading

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City Council Approves Board Of Health

The city of Hastings, has passed a indoor mask policy, effectively immediately and lasting until February 23rd. 

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More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska ... continue reading

Potash and North Road Road Roundabout to open November 25th

The City of Grand Island Public Works Department is announcing Old Potash Highway, Kaufman Avenue and Claude Road are schedu... continue reading

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Special Meeting of Grand Island City Council Nov 23rd

The Grand Island City Council will not vote on a proposed mask ordinance on Monday,
November 23, 2020.  The Specia... continue reading

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14 year old Apprehended After Pursuit in Omaha

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) apprehended a juvenile following... continue reading

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Greater Grand Island Community Foundation Awards

Grand Island, NE – The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation recently awarded $52,305 to 12 area nonprofit organiz... continue reading

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Kopke Pleads Not Guilty To Theft

The former finance chief of the Nebraska State Fair has pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges.

29 year old Patr... continue reading

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PSC Dismisses Complaint Against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

The Nebraska Public Service Commission issued an Order dismissing the Transportation Department complaint against Burlington... continue reading

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Hastings Joins GI and Kearney Adding Indoor Mask Mandate To Council Agendas

The Hastings City Council discussed a city wide mask policy at a work session last night.


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Central District Health Dept to recommend mask mandate to Mayor Steele

(Grand Island, NE) - In a Covid-19 update from Grand Island city hall on Monday afternoon, Mayor Roger Steele spoke on the c... continue reading

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Suspect Arrested After Confrontation with Trooper

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 (KEARNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and Buffalo County Sheriff&rsq... continue reading

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Nebraska Board of Education recommends mask mandate

(Lincoln, NE) - The State Board of Education is recommending a statewide mask mandate to ensure the safety of all students, ... continue reading

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2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in US tests

There's more promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front as Moderna says its shot provides strong protection against the co... continue reading

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Governor Ricketts and First Lady Shore to Quarantine

LINCOLN – Today, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Governor and First La... continue reading

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Investigation underway after GIPS staff member placed on administrative leave

Grand Island, NE - The Grand Island Public Schools district was alerted of an alleged incident involving inappropriate behav... continue reading


ATM stolen from Palmer Bank

(Palmer, NE) - The Merrick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft and criminal mischief that occurred at the Pinna... continue reading

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Election Coverage City Council Ward 1

As our election coverage continues we turn our attention to the city council.

In the race for the ward one seat, for... continue reading

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2 accused in home invasion killings plead to reduced charges

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say two men accused in the killings of two people during a violent home invasion robb... continue reading

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Stabbing and related shooting

On 10/8/20 at 12:21 am, Grand Island Police Department officers responded to
area of 1 st & Clark for an assault re... continue reading

CDHD And Others Urge Community To Be Vigilant In Covid Fight

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With the state of Nebraska eliminating most restrictions related to t... continue reading

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NSP Investigating Report of Terroristic Threats in Eagle

OCTOBER 6, 2020 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a report of a man making terroristi... continue reading