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Hastings postpones hearing on proposed racetrack casino

 City officials in Hastings have postponed a hearing on a proposed casino racetrack, saying the issue wasn’t ready for a vote. The Hast... continue reading
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Busy Holiday Weekend for Nebraska State Troopers

 Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested several people during the holiday weekend following several incidents across the state. Sat... continue reading

Gov. Ricketts Appoints Kirk Penner to State Board of Education

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Kirk Penner of Aurora to the Nebraska State Board of Education - Distric... continue reading
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NSP Issues Statement on EAS Activation

  Special Statement from the Nebraska State Patrol  Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m. CT/10:00 p.m. MT, the Nebraska State Patrol ... continue reading
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Grand Island Man Arrested Following Multi-County Pursuit

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Island Police Department, Hamilton Coun... continue reading
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Ricketts urges vaccinations, testing amid omicron concerns

Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging Nebraska residents to get vaccinated and tested for the coronavirus and seek early treatment for severe symptoms amid ... continue reading
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State Sees Surge In Virus Cases

*Audio Version Of Story Below* The current surge in virus cases in Nebraska continues to send more people to the hospital and put stress on the st... continue reading
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Area In Cleanup Mode After Wednesday Storms

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through the state Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday cleanup day acro... continue reading
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Felony Terroristic Threats Arrest In Kearney

On December 14 at 1:06 a.m., Officers with the Kearney Police Department were dispatched to an apartment in the 3400 block of F Avenue, following a... continue reading
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Heineman Not Seeking Another Run For Governor

Former Governor Dave Heineman will not be running again for the office. In a statement this morning Heineman said he was “very close to sayi... continue reading

Lawyer: Prosecution of Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry 'political'

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is arguing that the congressman’s prosecution on charges of making fa... continue reading
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Museum of Nebraska Art Breaks Ground for the Future of Nebraska Art and Artists

It’s official: dignitaries broke ground today to launch an exciting new era forthe Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA). The turning of the dirt pav... continue reading
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Troopers Respond to Over 150 Weather-Related Incidents, Cruiser Hit

Nebraska State Troopers responded to more than 150 weather-related incidents during the winter storm that covered much of Nebraska with snow on Fri... continue reading
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GIPS moves to masks recommended not mandatory

Grand Island Public Schools announced plans to transition to masks recommended but not mandatory for staff, students, and visitors effective Januar... continue reading
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Troopers Find Several Controlled Substances in Multiple Traffic Stops

DECEMBER 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested three people after locating numerous controlled substance... continue reading
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Alcohol Inspections Held in Hall County

DECEMBER 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers and investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Hall... continue reading
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GOP Candidates For Governor Participate In Forum

*Audio Version Of Story Below* All six Republican candidates for governor took the stage together for the first time on Sunday afternoon, in the N... continue reading
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Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon Opens Wednesday

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Grand Island Little Theatre proudly announces their Christmas show!  “The Holiday Channel Christ... continue reading
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We Remember Pearl Harbor

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii The United States declared war against J... continue reading
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Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante to seek re-election

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante says he will seek re-election for a second four-year term. Murante, a Republican, was first elected treasurer... continue reading
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Nebraska man who set fire to and stabbed wife gets probation

A Grand Island man who set his wife on fire before stabbing and beating her has avoided jail time after being sentenced to probation.  Distri... continue reading
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New Variant Renews Call To Get Vaccinated

*Audio Version Of Story Below* Scientists around the world continue to monitor the omicron variant and are using the latest variant as another cal... continue reading
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Green Responds To Ricketts Blast

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   The battle over UNL’s “journey to anti racism” rollout and chancellor Ronnie Green contin... continue reading
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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states t... continue reading
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Governor Blasts Chancellor Green Over Journey To Anti Racism

*Audio Version Of Story Below* Gov. Pete Ricketts put the chancellor of the University of Nebraska Lincoln on blast yesterday. saying he has &ldqu... continue reading