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Grand Island's Edith Abbott Memorial Library and Library Director Steve Fosselman have received a special conservation award for the efforts in creating the city's first biofiltration garden. The award was presented last night by the Central Nebraska Natural Resource District. The garden collects water off the south part of the library parking lot ...
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing a measure that was approved by voters in 2012. The complaint alleges that Colorado's Amendment...
A Nativity scene will go up inside the Nebraska Capitol this week, and it's drawing criticism from those who say such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement by the state of a religion. Capitol administrator Bob Ripley told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Thomas More Society applied and received permission to set up the display in the ...
Burglaries are on the rise throughout the Tri-Cities. This morning, a Hastings business owner woke up to find the family's business inventory essentially wiped out. Sheila Lightner and her husband Korky own and operate Korky Lightner Auction Service in Hastings. Upon arriving at their storage facility this morning to prepare for tonight's...
There's been a recent spike in thefts throughout Hastings over the past week. The Hastings Police Department says a rash of gun thefts has hit the community lately. Sgt. Paul Weber says the police department does not want weapons on the street. They ask anyone with knowledge of those recent thefts to call 402-461-2389. As thefts go up, a ...
Residents in Grand Island are raising a stink over a smelly pile of byproduct from a local meatpacking plant. A county board panel issued a special permit earlier this year to allow Chamness Technologies, a waste management service, to spread livestock waste from the JBS meatpacking plant on farm ground. Hall County Supervisor Steve Schuppan says t...
The Buffalo County Attorney says the suspect in Monday's murder at a Gibbon packing plant acted on premeditation and with malice. 34-year old Angelo M. Bol of Grand Island is charged with first degree murder in the death of 34 year old Karel Perez-Almaguer also of Grand Island. Officials located the body of the victim in the Gibbon pack ...
A Hastings facility could play a key role in easing the state's prison overcrowding problem while also serving as a state of the art Behavioral Health Treatment Center. The proposed new facility would be built on the campus of the Hastings Regional Center. Senator Les Seiler of Hastings has been one of the biggest supporters for the propos...
The suspect in last night's shooting at a Gibbon packing plant is expected to appear in Buffalo County Court this afternoon. 34-year old Angelo M. Bol of Grand Island is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. The victim in the shooting has been identified as 34 year old Karel Perez-Almaguer. He was prono...
Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen announced letters of interest are being sought from citizens interested in being considered to serve on the Grand Island City Council for Ward 1. The vacancy is due to former city council member Kent Mann changing his residence. Mayor Jensen's recommendation to fill the position is anticipated to come before the cit...
A Nebraska man has been sentenced to life in prison for helping his mother fatally stab her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. 24-year old Andrew Casterline of Guide Rock was sentenced Monday. He was convicted in the death of Virginia Barone. Authorities say Casterline and his mother, Shelly Casterline, stabbed Barone 22 times and hid her body beneath...
One person is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at the Gibbon Packing Plant. The shooting took place shortly before 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the plant. Captain Bob Anderson with the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office said the victim is a 34-year old male from Grand Island. The suspect is also identified as a 34-year old male from Gra...
Police say a Grand Island woman was injured after her son accidently pinned her against a church with their family's truck. 43-year-old Maria Atjun was taken to an area hospital Sunday night and released. Sgt. Todd Dvorak says she suffered injuries to her legs and torso. Dvorak says her 13-year-old sun started the truck while it was in gear and it ...
A Grand Island city park will be getting more than $86,000 of upgrades next spring. Improvements to George Park in the northwest section of the city will include an 8-foot-wide concrete walking trail. Parks and Recreation Director Todd McCoy says the trail will connect the west end of the park to the east and connect ball fields to parking areas. M...
A Minden man has been arrested in connection with a robbery Thursday in Heartwell. 19-year old Devin R. Silvrants is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. The Kearney County Sheriff's Department received a call saying that Silvrants was in a village leader's garage Thursday morning. Af...
The University of Nebraska-Kearney has received a $2,000 grant to help provide 4-H ATV rider safety training at the campus' Nebraska Safety Center. The grant was made possible through Farm Credit Services of America's Working Here Fund for Agriculture Education. The Nebraska Safety Center will use the funding allocation to provide safety training...
Hastings College has announced a press conference next week. Constructed in 1908 as the College's library, the current home to Hastings College's Art Department no longer serves the growing program's needs. President Don Jackson and other Hastings College officials are expected to announce the construction of a new art center on campus. The announc...
The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing yesterday as the chairman, Senator Steve Lathrop, questioned Governor Dave Heineman. The Republican governor was subpoenaed to testify under oath as part of an investigation i...
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