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Race for GRACE on April 1 to Benefit Area Cancer Patients

Race for GRACE on April 1 to Benefit Area Cancer Patients

Feb 3, 2023 / Race for GRACE Press Release

(Grand Island, NE) - This year’s 13th annual Race for GRACE, which raises funds for the GRACE Cancer Foundation, will be an In-person and vir...
Longtime Howard Elementary Principal Retiring at the End of the School Year

Longtime Howard Elementary Principal Retiring at the End of the School Year

Feb 3, 2023 / GIPS Release

(Grand Island, NE) - After a fulfilling career in education, Julie Schnitzler has shared that she will be retiring at the conclusion of this school...
Update: GIPD Responds to Standoff with Armed Individual

Update: GIPD Responds to Standoff with Armed Individual

Feb 2, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Just after 5:00 am GIPD was dispatched to the area of CHI Health St Francis & Faidley Ave/Kennedy Dr in reference to a dis...
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NSP Tech Crimes Determines No Threat to Thayer Central Schools

Feb 1, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol and Thayer County Sheriff’s Office have identified the source of a threat made against Thayer Central Community Sch...
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Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Jan 31, 2023 / Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say they fatally shot a man who entered a Target store with an AR-15-style rifle on Tuesday and “plenty...
Early Morning Fire in Grand Island Monday

Early Morning Fire in Grand Island Monday

Jan 30, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Grand Island firefighters with multiple other departments assisted on Monday morning at 520 Midaro with a house fire. The call...
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Kidnapping Incident Leads To Arrests

Jan 30, 2023 / Press Release

Two suspects have been arrested after three children were kidnapped, when a vehicle was stolen early Sunday morning in Grand Island. Early Sunday ...
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Former Superintendent At GIPS Selected To Lead Iowa School District

Jan 27, 2023 / Tyson Havranek

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   The former Superintendent for GIPS has already found her next role as Dr. Tawana Grover was named the Super...
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Troopers Arrest Cozad Woman Following I-80 Pursuit

Jan 26, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Cozad woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Wednesday night in central Nebraska. At a...
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Pursuit Suspect Arrested In Merrick Co

Jan 25, 2023 / Press Release

On the evening of January 22nd.  A Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of D Street and G Avenue in Central C...
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Memorial Set Up For GI Family After Fatal Shooting In Sudan

Jan 25, 2023 / Tyson Havranek

Tragedy has struck for a Grand Island family after a fatal shooting in Sudan.  Armed men opened fire on a bus station in southern Sudan, kill...
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Early Numbers Are In For GI Casino And Resort

Jan 25, 2023 / Press Release

The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission releases the December 2022 monthly gaming tax revenue report. This information details both the tot...
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Union Pacific 4Q profit slips 4% on weather, hiring problems

Jan 24, 2023 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit slipped 4% as severe winter weather snarled shipments in late December and the railr...
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Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Jan 24, 2023 / Ap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Sen...
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Troopers Find Weapon, Meth, Over 300 LBs of Marijuana Products in Two Kimball County Incidents

Jan 24, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people in two incidents in Kimball County, including the discovery of over 300 pounds o...
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NDOT Reveals Winners of Second “Name a Snowplow” Contest

Jan 23, 2023 / NDOT Release

Jan. 23, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is excited to announce winners of its second “Name a ...
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NU regent acquitted of witness tampering in sex assault case

Jan 21, 2023 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted University of Nebraska Regent Jack Stark of witness tampering in a sexual assault case. The jury retu...
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Troopers Respond to Over 400 Weather-Related Incidents

Jan 21, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Nebraska State Troopers responded to more than 400 weather-related incidents over the last two days as snow and ice accumulated across Nebraska. B...
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Downtown GI Snow Clean Up To Continue

Jan 20, 2023 / Press Release

Crews worked overnight to clear and haul snow from the Downtown Area.  This operation will happen again tonight as not all of the streets were...
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Central Nebraskans Dig Out From Winter Storm

Jan 19, 2023 / Tyson Havranek

The snow has subsided but leaves behind a mess as central Nebraskans dig out today. As of Thursday morning I-80 remains closed between Grand Islan...
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Troopers Arrest Colorado Man After Road Rage Incident

Jan 18, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

(LEXINGTON, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Colorado man after reports of a road rage incident on Inter...
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Juveniles Apprehended After Pursuit in Buffalo County

Jan 18, 2023 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended two juveniles from Colorado after a pursuit in central Nebraska Monday night. At approxim...
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Nebraska Gov. Pillen reveals plan for education funding

Jan 18, 2023 / AP

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has proposed a vast increase in K-12 public education funding using money from the state’s huge cash reserve. It is ...
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GIPS Introduces Interim Superintendent

Jan 17, 2023 / Tyson Havranek

Audio Version Of Story Below The Grand Island Public Schools Board of education held a press conference today to introduce the newly named Interim...
GIPD Inquiry Leads to Assaulting an Officer

GIPD Inquiry Leads to Assaulting an Officer

Jan 17, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Sunday, January 15th at 8:40 am Kelvin Macedo was contacted at E-Titan Vapors as his vehicle was associated with a missing ...