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A Clay County man was killed early Monday morning after he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 6 near Sutton. Authorities say 30-year old Blake Smith of rural Sutton lost control, left the roadway and was ejected from the vehicle sometime around 6:30 a.m. Monday. The accident occurred on Highway 6, about three miles west of Sutton near ...
A Grand Island man walked away unscathed today after his pickup collided with a semi truck on Highway 30 near Claude Rd. The accident occurred at around 11 a.m. Authorities say the man was trying to merge lanes when his rear brakes locked up. As a result, he went over the median and collided with the semi carrying a side-dump trailer. Off...
Grand Island voters will have one less candidate for City Council on the November ballot. Ward 2 candidate Karen Bredthauer has dropped out of the council race. She was seeking the seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Peg Gilbert, who is not seeking re-election. Bredthauer says she's dropping out of the race due to an unexpected life ch...
Hastings College has received a $1.7 million gift from an alumna's estate. Sarah (Thompson) Leer, a 1946 graduate known as Sally to friends and family, left the foundation her entire estate in appreciation for her college experience. In addition, she established the Thompson-Leer Endowed Scholarship in memory of her family and parents, Clyde and Fl...
The Kearney First United Methodist Church will host the second of three Education Caravans in Nebraska tonight sponsored by the Great Plains Methodists. The caravan is designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Bishop Scott Jones with the Great Plains Methodists, says they are hoping many churches will value the impo...
Many UNK students are now registered voters, thanks to the recent efforts of a political science class. Students from the Democracy as a Political Idea class set up booths in the Nebraskan Student Union and Wellness Center, and asked students to become registered voters. As a result, 204 UNK students registered to vote. Dr. Christ...
A six-figure grant was awarded Friday to the Third City Community Clinic in Grand Island. The clinic is receiving $175,950 from Women Investing in Nebraska. WIN is a group of women dedicated to focused, collective giving. Susan Aguilar, Executive Director of the clinic says the grant will help in many ways. "The grant ...
A Grand Island flood control project that was scheduled for completion next year is four years behind schedule and $13 million over budget. The project was delayed in part because of the time required to clean up buried explosives from land that once housed an ordinance plant and an insufficient drainage map. The project originally relied...
An Arizona woman was arrested in Kearney over the weekend on prostitution charges. 20-year-old Ninveh J. Daoud was formally charged Friday. A Minden man was also arrested on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute in the same incident. The man has not been charged. Both are free on bail and are due in court in October....
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has found space and obtained permission to place some state inmates in county jails as a way to relieve overcrowding in the state prison system. The prison system is currently at 158 percent capacity. So far six counties have agreed to take in the state inmates. They are Buffalo, Dawson, Ha...
A Kearney man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography is behind bars. Cameron M. Lambert is charged in Buffalo County Court with possession of child pornography on May 2 and with distribution of sexually explicit conduct. Both are felonies. Police served a search warrant on his home Tuesday and he was arrested. ...
Plenty will be going on this weekend surrounding homecoming festivities at Hastings College. The annual Melody Round Up Parade will take place tomorrow morning starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Hastings. The parade route will start at 4th Street and Colorado Ave. and continue west to Hastings Ave, then south to 2nd Street and East back to Colorado Av...
With now less than 40 days until the general election, early voting ballots will be mailed out next week. The office of Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says the first ballots will be sent on Monday. Voters will be able to cast early ballots in person at their county election offices starting Oct. 4. Gale says early voting w...
Despite being closed for two months at the beginning of the year, the Archway in Kearney has seen a spike in attendance. As of August 31, the Archway had 39,703 visitors. The summer tourist season ended with the best August in five years. Marketing Coordinator Jace Robinson credits the Archway's increased involvement in community activitie...
An arrest has been made in connection with the evacuation of the UNK campus library earlier this week. The 19 year old UNK student was booked into Buffalo County Jail on Thursday for threatened use of explosives, a Class IV felony. Charges against the student are pending. On Wednesday, UNK evacuated the library after an anonymous...
A young Lincoln man has been given 10 to 20 years in prison for assaulting jailers at the Buffalo County Jail in Kearney. 19-year-old Audon Green was sentenced on Tuesday in Buffalo County District Court. Green had pleaded no contest to two felony counts of assault by a confined person and one of attempted assault. Authorities ...
A new logo was unveiled Thursday for the City of Kearney, featuring the Sandhill crane. Assistant City Manager Suzanne Brodine says Kearney is excited to rebrand itself. The new logo was designed by local graphic artist Dana Wright, a 2008 graduate of UNK. She is the Vice President of Marketing for the Viaero Event Center and the Tri-City...
Hastings Utilities will soon move forward with the Aquifer Storage and Restoration Project. The department monitors nitrate levels and have data going back several years. Steve Cogley, with HU says they've watched those levels dramatically rise. Their project entails taking water from the aquifer that is lower down and pumping it out, the re-inject...
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation reiterated its support for Republican candidate Pete Ricketts for Governor yesterday at the Myles Ramsey Farm near Kenesaw. Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson also thanked Gov. Dave Heineman for being an advocate for farmers and ranchers with their fight against groups that oppose agriculture industry standards. ...
There is some good news regarding Leona, the starved boxer dog that was brought into a Hastings animal shelter over the weekend. She received a full exam and blood work on Monday. Anne Halbert with Start Over Rover says Leona's test results were positive. "All of her numbers are normal. We were very pleased to get that information back bec...
Police in Central Nebraska were led on a high speed chase through Howard and Hall counties early Tuesday morning. Police say the chase started near St. Paul when a South Dakota driver left a gas station without paying. They say the van reached speeds of 105 mph before it crashed near Grand Island. The driver and his female passenger were ...
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has voted to make heating, air-conditioning and other improvements at the courthouse in Grand Island. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to proceed with the project. Construction is expected to begin in March. A new soundproof door between the county court jury deliberation room and the m...
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