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Robert Gray passes away

Posted: 04/24/14 08:39

Hastings native and Hastings College benefactor Dr. Robert Gray passed away last week. He was 92. Dr. Gray, received the honorary doctor of law degree from Hastings College in 1982, where he taught courses in the 1950's. Dr. . . .

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Wildland Fire Academy prepares for fire season

Posted: 04/24/14 08:41

The training manager of the state's Wildland Fire Academy says it's still anyone's guess as to how bad the year ahead will be for wildfires. Casey McCoy, with the Nebraska Forest Service, says he puts little stock in long-ran. . .

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CCC-GI has a new campus president

Posted: 04/24/14 08:38

Thereís a new leader for the Central Community College Grand Island campus. Dr. Thomas A. Walker Jr. will take over become campus president at and college vice president of student and enrollment services on†July 7. He will . . .

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Large change in registered voter affiliation

Posted: 04/23/14 09:25

Secretary of State John Gale says more than 8,000 registered voters in Nebraska have changed their party affiliation since the start of the year. ďAround 4,300 voters have changed from other parties to Republican. More than 2. . .

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Heineman signs in more laws

Posted: 04/23/14 09:26

Gov. Heineman approved a half dozen bills yesterday, including one that allows for designated license plates for veterans. But he vetoed one that would have changed state regulations for nurse practitioners, and itís too late. . .

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Denim Days to raise Sexual Assault Awareness

Posted: 04/23/14 09:27

Across the country and around the world men and women alike will be wearing their blue jeans for Denim Day today. Sasa Crisis Center Community Educator Ashleigh Drudik says itís a day to raise awareness about sexual violence.. . .

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Primary race for governor heats up

Posted: 04/23/14 09:24

The Republican primary race for governor is heating up between Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. Republican Pete Ricketts is promising to run a positive campaign for Nebraska governor.. . .

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Pershing steps down from Board of Education

Posted: 04/22/14 07:58

Thereís a vacancy on the Hastings Public Schools Board of Education. Dr. Matt Pershing had to resign. He moved out of the district and that makes him ineligible to serve. The school board accepted and approved his resignation. . .

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Autism law signed by Heineman

Posted: 04/22/14 07:58

An estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for autism therapies under a new state law. Gov. Dave Heineman signed the bill into law Monday standing alongside two families with autistic children. The proposal. . .

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Pipeline opponents planning big week in D.C.

Posted: 04/22/14 08:01

Thousands of Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are expected to take part in a week of action in Washington D.C. that beings today. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance (CIA), a group of ranchers, farmers and indigenous leaders, are ho. . .

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Discussions over student transportation for Hastings School Board

Posted: 04/22/14 08:02

If the Hastings Public Schools elementary bond is passed by voters in May, students will be bused during construction. The Board of Education approved providing limited student transportation. Right now, Jeff Schneider believ. . .

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Glenvil man pleads no contest to double murder

Posted: 04/22/14 07:57

The rural Glenvil man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and former divorce attorney has pleaded no contest in the death of his ex-wife. Michael Petersen entered the plea n Hall County District Court for the Buffalo Coun. . .

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Road Work to Begin on N-4 West of Lawrence

Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of April 21 on N‑4, beginning at the junction of US-281 and proceeding ten miles east to Lawrence, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. . . .

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Gunshot kills 4-year-old Hastings Boy Friday Morning

The Hastings Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy around 8:30 a.m. Chief Pete Kortum says it happened on the 900 block of North Saunders Ave., and is being considered accidental at this ti. . .

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Lawmakers wrap up legislative session

Posted: 04/18/14 09:09

Nebraska lawmakers have finished their session having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects. But the session that ended Thursday was also marked by drawn-out s. . .

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Attorney General candidates fight for name recognition

Posted: 04/18/14 09:11

In the race for attorney general, republican candidates are still trying to get name recognition across the state. It was a late start campaigning for them because of Jon Bruningís late entry into the gubernatorial race. Cand. . .

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Corn farmers prepare for planting season

Posted: 04/18/14 09:12

We told you just a few days ago that farmers are getting set to plant. Well weíre hearing estimates that Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.4 million acres of corn, about 94% of last yearís total acres. At a cost of about $28. . .

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HPD still searching for escaped minor

Posted: 04/18/14 09:09

Hastings police are still looking this morning for a 17 year old who escaped police custody last night. They sent out a recorded alert and an email to citizens about it. According to an automated message, Zachary Vaught was l. . .

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