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Weapons Offense Arrest Tuesday at 2nd Street Smoker Friendly

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday evening at 11:22 pm Grand Island Police responded to the Smoker Friendly at 802 West 2nd Street in reference to a w...
Union Pacific Train going down the tracks.

UP to spend $1B to upgrade 600 older locomotives

Jul 27, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade 600 of its old diesel locomotives over the next three years and m...
Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop

Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop

Jul 26, 2022 / KRGI News

(Central City, NE) - A little humor can go a long way. Especially if it's intended to draw attention to a social media post to try and catch a want...
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Nebraska Department of Economic Development Rescue Plan Act Funding Update

Jul 26, 2022 / DED Release

July 26, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.) - The State of Nebraska received $1.04 billion in Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSFRF) from the American R...
The POET Bioprocessing facility near Fairmont, Nebraska. (Courtesy photo/Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

Jul 26, 2022 / University of Nebraska Release

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26, 2022 — The Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of producti...
Cash, Firearms, and Marijuana Found in Grand Island Arrest

Cash, Firearms, and Marijuana Found in Grand Island Arrest

Jul 26, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - This morning at 12:33 am Grand Island Police encountered Dairi Zuleta-Anzora after he was witnessed parking and exiting a vehi...
Methamphetamine arrest in Grand Island Sunday

Methamphetamine arrest in Grand Island Sunday

Jul 25, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Sunday, July 24th at 12:40 am Grand Island Police officers observed a black Cadillac with no plates and were unable to see int...
Mannheim Steamroller announces Grand Island stop December 2022

Mannheim Steamroller announces Grand Island stop December 2022

Jul 25, 2022 / Heartland Events Center Release

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate over 35 Years of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest r...
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Railroad Crossing Maintenance Work on L-10D, South of Shelton

Jul 25, 2022 / NDOT Release

(Grand Island, Neb.) — Weather permitting, railroad crossing maintenance will begin July 25 on L-10D, south of Shelton, according to the Nebr...
GIPD Makes Sex Offense Arrest Friday

GIPD Makes Sex Offense Arrest Friday

Jul 25, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Grand Island Police made an arrest of a 20-year-old male Friday afternoon trying to lure a 13-year female to Ashely Park over ...
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Railroad Crossing Maintenance Work on US-281, South of St. Paul

Jul 22, 2022 / NDOT Release

(Grand Island, Neb.) — Weather permitting, railroad crossing maintenance will begin July 25 on US-281, south of St. Paul, according to the Ne...
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NSP Investigating South Sioux City PD Officer-Involved Shooting

Jul 22, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an officer-involved shooting that involved the South Sioux City P...
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West Nile Virus Identified in Hall County

Jul 22, 2022 / Central District Health Department Release

(Grand Island, NE) - A mosquito trap site located in Hall County recently collected mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus. This is th...
Nebraska Department of Transportation

Roadside Hay Permits Open July 30th

Jul 21, 2022 / NDOT Release

(Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced hay harvesting permit applications for the public will be ac...
Gov. Ricketts, State Leaders Honor Chief Standing Bear

Gov. Ricketts, State Leaders Honor Chief Standing Bear

Jul 21, 2022 / Governors Office Release

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined State leaders and Ponca Tribe members to honor Chief Standing Bear through the dedication of t...
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Multiple Charges After Driver Flees From Police

Jul 20, 2022 / Press Release

Last night while traveling westbound on 10th St W Near Elm St. Officers observed a white Ford Taurus eastbound on 10th St N. Officers observed Mic...
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Bacon Votes Yes on Marriage Bill

Jul 20, 2022 / Tyson Havranek/with facts from AP

The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages. Tuesday's vote stands as a direct confrontation with t...
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Arrest Made After Woman Passed Out In Vehicle

Jul 19, 2022 / Press Release

Monday night, an officer with the GI Police Department was flagged down at Casey's, 1420 S Locust St, reference a female who appeared to be passed ...
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Troopers Arrest Driver After Wrong-Way Pursuit on I-80

Jul 17, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JULY 16, 2022 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the North Platte Police Department a...
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Hall County Comprehensive Plan Kickoff Meeting

Jul 15, 2022 / Press Release

Hall County Regional Planning Commission will be hosting their project kick-off meeting for the new comprehensive plan on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, a...
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Hit and Run Arrest Made

Jul 15, 2022 / Press Release

Yesterday officers with the GIPD responded to Meadow Rd and Summerfield Ave reference a hit and run injury accident. Three out of the four occupan...
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Fight At Laundromat Leads To Assault Arrests

Jul 15, 2022 / Press Release

Yesterday Officers with the GIPD responded to a disturbance at 321 Koenig St; Laundry Island. While approaching the incident Officers observed Aus...
UPDATED: Investigation Into Sex Trafficking Leads To Arrest

UPDATED: Investigation Into Sex Trafficking Leads To Arrest

Jul 14, 2022 / Press Release

A Grand Island man has been arrested and is facing multiple charges after an investigation involving multiple 13-18 year old female victims that in...
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US inflation surges again

Jul 14, 2022 / Tyson Havranek with facts from AP

U.S. inflation surged to a new four-decade high in June because of rising prices for gas, food and rent. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the followi...
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WarHorse Breaks Ground on Lincoln Casino

Jul 14, 2022 / Press Release

Lincoln residents’ ability to play games of chance and wager on sports reached its first major milestone Tuesday, with WarHorse Gaming holdin...