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Hundreds of Kansas City Royals fans from across the region were in Grand Island this morning to be a part of a championship celebration. The World Series trophy tour stopped at the Conestoga Mall this morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was the only stop for the trophy west of Lincoln. Some parents even took their kids out of school to witne...
The Hastings Police Department is taking advantage of remodeled spaces in their basement. The two remodeled room will help the department with evidence processing, as well as tactical training. The first room, which contains new specialized equipment for lifting fingerprints, a number of different lights to help detect anything from bodily fluids...
A Kearney businessman has been convicted of unlawfully hiring an undocumented worker. Paul Younes, 63 was arraigned Tuesday, according to press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg. He faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a $3,000 fine. Younes' business, Kearney Hospitality, Inc. was charged with harboring...
Medicaid expansion has failed numerous times before in the Nebraska legislature, but LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program Act is gaining a lot of support from Nebraska organizations. State Sen. John McCollister will introduce the bill at a hearing by the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee this afternoon. ...
A Hastings company will send the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel in more than a decade since Israel banned U.S. beef imports. On Tuesday, Nebraska Agriculture Department Director Greg Ibach praised WR Reserve for complying with a rigorous inspection process that included Israeli government regulator visi...
The Adams Central Board of Education will ask voters to decide the future of a single-site elementary bond election this May. By a 4-2 vote last night, board members approved the site across from Adams Central High School as the proposed location. It was overwhelmingly supported by patrons who took part in a recent phone survey. Board mem...
The granddaughter of the late reggae legend Bob Marley will speak on the Hastings College campus as part of the school's Black History Month celebration Feb. 24. Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast will explore the topic "Could You Be Love?" in her address. Using the title from one of her grandfather's most famous songs, she'll explore how ind...
The Adams Central Board of Education will meet tonight and consider moving forward on a potential new bond election for 2016. District officials are hoping to pass a school bond that would allow them to build a new elementary school in western Adams County. The proposal is for either an $18.2 million site near Juniata or a $19.7 million si...
A Beaver City man faces several charges after 93 cow and calf carcasses were found at his feed yard in Furnas County. Online court records say 59-year-old Steve Clason is charged with six counts of abandoning or cruelly neglecting livestock and six counts of improper disposal of a carcass. Clason reportedly owed an Omaha-based livestock co...
Residents in Nelson will head to the polls tomorrow to decide if a city councilwoman should keep her seat. The Hastings Tribune reports that Vicky Garner's status came under fire in October after a petition was circulated accusing Garner of obtaining information "without board approval for her own personal gain." The petition was started b...
More than 30 puppies are being nursed back to health after being rescued from a breeder in central Nebraska last month. A $10,000 grant will pay for the care of those puppies at the Central Nebraska Humane Society. Since taking the 31 dogs on January 11, one of the dogs had a litter of puppies and another litter is expected soon. Executiv...
Six years in, the Affordable Care Act still presents a lot of questions and challenges both for individuals and for healthcare providers. On Friday, Kylie Nichols, an Affordable Care Act Certified Navigator from North Platte will attempt to answer questions about how those insured on the exchange have been impacted. Judy Reimer, with the L...
Kearney Police are investigating an assault and attempted robbery that occurred after midnight last night at Casey's General Store south. A 56 year old female received minor injuries and was treated at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital. The male suspect fled the scene on foot heading north and has yet to be located. A picture of the s...
A plea deal was reached Thursday in the case of a 34-year-old Hastings woman accused in the March 2015 death of a toddler who choked on a baby wipe. Azudany Serrano-Contreras pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. The punishment carries up to a five year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine. Prosecut...
Things are starting to get back to normal at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. Executive Director Mike Olson said it was one of the worst snow storms he's ever seen. "We had just short of 19 inches of snow out here. We got the runway open at 11:30 a.m. yesterday and weren't able to do snow removal until about 3 or 4 a.m. because it wa...
Kearney has announced a snow emergency for the downtown area prohibiting parking between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m. Friday. Street Superintendent Roger Petersen says crews have been working hard and will continue to do so when they work downtown "We've just got to get that moved as much as we can but the bad thing is that a lot of...
The city of Hastings is functioning now with roads in decent shape throughout most of the city. There are still some slick spots and officials still urge people to use caution when driving. Adams County Emergency Manager Chip Volcek says Hwy 6 west was cleared to the county line and Hwy 281 south was also clear but still a bit snow packed...
The blizzard is crippling many businesses throughout the Tri-Cities and South Central Nebraska. Even the US Postal Service, which rarely closes, is not operational today. Mike Jones, postmaster at the Hastings post office says there will be no mail delivery today. There also will be no retail postal service as none of the employ...
Hastings Police are seeking the public's help identifying a man believed to have been involved in a vehicle theft last week. The stolen vehicle has since been found in Doniphan was stolen from a Hastings business. A surveillance photo of the man (at right) is posted to the Hastings Police Department Facebook page. Anyone with inf...
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