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After successfully treating two Ebola patients this fall, the Nebraska doctors plan to share lessons about how they protected health care workers from the deadly virus. The University of Nebraska Medical Center plans to offer two online courses about Ebola and the methods used to treat patients with the virus in Omaha. Doctors who work at the hospi...
Supporters of Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse gathered last night in Hastings. It was Sasse's final stop of his "93 counties in 93 days campaign." He finished his tour of the state with a litlle help from his Republican colleagues including Mitt Romney. Romney told supporters their policies will help get Americans out of poverty, make schools...
The I-R-S is changing a rule to give farmers and ranchers in Nebraska who had livestock losses due to the recent drought years more time to replace those animals. I-R-S spokesman Christopher Miller says the overall goal of the change is to provide a break to farmers who were impacted by the prolonged scorching conditions. Miller ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook and running mate Jane Raybould were in the tri-cities today ahead of next week's election. The two stopped by Russ's Market in Hastings this morning to talk about efforts to create jobs on Main Street. Hassebrook spoke about how his proposed tax changes would help small businesses. He wan...
The Red Cross announced it's reducing the number of chapters nationwide and the Hastings location could soon close. The current office since 1986, located at Fifth Street and Kansas Avenue, remains open but has no set hours and very little other than phones and desks. Communications officer Liz Dorland says the Hastings building is not currently fo...
Nebraska prison officials have found more sentencing errors during a review spurred by past problems with the way sentences were calculated. Prison officials said Saturday that the sentences of 425 people in prison and 80 more on parole have been extended. The recent errors involve inmates who improperly received credit for good time that shortened...
Students in Kearney will have the opportunity to watch the Nebraska Court of Appeals hear cases next month. The court will hear several cases on the University of Nebraska at Kearney's campus on the afternoon of Nov. 12. College and high school students from the area are invited to attend. The Appeals Court reviews trial court decisions. Those deci...
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse will be stopping in Hastings on Monday for a campaign rally ahead of the Nov. 4th election. He'll be joined by a special guest. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will join Sasse at the Hastings Auditorium. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the rally set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The rally will wrap...
Two Hastings residents are trying to keep a portion of 9th Street from facing a permanent closure near the Hastings College campus. Hastings City Council members voted 7-0 back in July to allow Hastings College to close the route between Ash and Elm Avenue on June 1, 2015. The closure would essentially unite the campus which is separated ...
Demolition work will soon begin on a new passenger terminal project at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. The $14.1 million project is the largest the airport has ever undertaken. The new terminal is expected to open in spring 2016. The airport has to tear down three buildings in order to make room for the new 34,000 square foot struc...
Voters in Minden have a big issue to decide this November. The city needs at least $6 million to improve the city's water system. If passed, a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase would pay $250,000 annually for repairs to the city's water system. City Administrator Matthew Cederburg says if approved they hope to have shovels in the groun...
A third candidate has emerged for one of the two seats on the Kearney City Council. Jim Bunger, who ran in 2012, has entered the race. Bunger finished fifth last time he ran but says he's back to give it another shot. Bunger works for Kearney Crete and Block and owns Kearney Media, a photo and video company. He is running against Randy Bus...
Hastings Police are investigating a hair-pulling incident that took place at Longfellow Elementary School last week. According to Sgt. Steven Murphy, the mother of a student reported her daughter's hair had been pulled by a school staff member. The matter is currently under investigation as a possible assault. Murphy says the investigative...
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