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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. . .


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. . .

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 Bruning’s late entry into the gubernatorial race. Cand. . .

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 we’re hearing estimates that Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.4 million acres of corn, about 94% of last year’s total acres. At a cost of about $28. . .

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. . .

Basement fire in Hastings

Posted: 04/17/14 08:22

A basement fire forced a Hastings family to stay somewhere else last night. The Hastings Fire Department responded to 423 S. New York just before 3. Fire Chief Kent Gilbert says crews did get the fire under control quickly, d. . .

Kaleena Fong steps down from position

Posted: 04/17/14 08:23

Kaleena Fong is stepping down from her position as Executive Director at the Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau effective July 1, in light of a new career opportunity. Fong says she is grateful for the support she has . . .

UNK ends planning for new site called University Village

Posted: 04/17/14 08:24

The University Of Nebraska Kearney has completed the planning stage for development of the 104 acre site known as University Village. Barbara Johnson the Vice Chancellor for business and finance says the University Village pr. . .

Nebraska legislature wrapping up today

Posted: 04/17/14 08:21

This afternoon, Governor Dave Heineman will deliver the sine die address to the legislature, marking the end of the legislative session. Yesterday he crossed the state, flying into Kearney to highlight what he’s calling their. . .

Former Hall County prosecutor named judge in 5th district

Posted: 04/16/14 08:45

A former Hall County prosecutor has been named to fill an open district court judgeship in eastern Nebraska's 5th Judicial District. The office of Gov. Dave Heineman says he's selected 43-year-old Rachel Daugherty, of Grand I. . .

Endorsements for Attorney General candidates

Posted: 04/16/14 08:46

State Senator and Republican candidate for Attorney General Pete Pirsch picked up a few South Central Nebraska endorsements yesterday. Another republican candidate for Attorney general announced an endorsement yesterday. Tom . . .

Farmland prices continue to rise in valuation

Posted: 04/16/14 08:44

Assessment of agricultural land continues to rise, adding to the disappointment farm groups are expressing about the legislative session. The Nebraska Department of Revenue's Property Assessment Division reports the valua. . .

Big change to the State Fair concert ticket program

Posted: 04/15/14 08:51

There is a new change to the Nebraska State Fair concert series this year: No lines, no waiting and no wristbands. Nebraska State Fair officials have announced they’ll be replacing the free wristband program with a reserved s. . .

Record early voting in Nebraska

Posted: 04/15/14 08:50

In the first five days of early voting for the 2014 primary, 23,447 requests have been made for early voting ballots. That’s according to Secretary of State John Gale. It’s the highest number of early voting ballots requested. . .

Judgement over death of woman by prison bus in Lincoln

Posted: 04/15/14 08:49

A judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van driven by an inmate. The settlement will go to the husband and son of 47-yea. . .

Cornfield artwork protests Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted: 04/14/14 09:09

The “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” is sending a message to President Obama—from a Nebraska cornfield. The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland(hash)NoKXL," is the latest protest environmentalists and l. . .