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After the second worst blizzard on record, the city of Grand Island and Hall County have declared a local disaster. The city says the declarations are a result of the severe interruption of transportation and the endangerment of health and safety for the residents. The disaster declarations were signed by Mayor Jeremy Jensen and Scott Arno...
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...
Authorities in Fairbury have arrested a 20-year-old man on a felony weapons charge and for making terroristic threats. James McClain of Fairbury is accused of domestic assault after a conversation escalated between he and another woman. According to a police investigation, McClain blocked the woman from escaping the residence and threaten...
Adams County Emergency Manager Chip Volcek released the following statement this morning about the conditions of all Adams County roads. State Highway 6: Passable East of Hastings but snow packed and icy-drive with caution. West of Hastings from Marian Rd to Juniata Road-CLOSED-do not attempt-vehicles are stuck (this is from t...
Interstate 80 remains closed from Lincoln to North Platte and the Nebraska State Patrol officials say there is no timetable for its reopening. The interstate's closure will again affect mail delivery. The Hastings Post Office is open for business for retail purposes. However because all the mail comes from Omaha, you may not get that impo...
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...
A free flight to Washington, D.C., has been arranged for Nebraska Vietnam veterans who want to see the famed memorials and monuments. The flight and related events are being organized by Bill and Evonne Williams, who also organized Honor Flights which carried World War II and Korean War veterans to the nation's capital. Veterans who are in...
The Nebraska State Patrol announces the promotion of Lieutenant Andrew "Buck" Duis, to the position of Captain in command of the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy. Duis was named to replace Captain Mark Williams, who passed away in November following a lengthy illness. A 27-year agency veteran Duis, 48, has served in both the Field Se...
Below is the Snow Emergency Notice for Grand Island: Based on the official BLIZZARD WARNING issued by the National Weather Service, The City of Grand Island has declared that a Snow Emergency will take effect at 6:00 PM, Monday, February 1, 2016 And will remain in effect until 8:00 AM, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. When a Snow...
The City of Hastings has announced a Snow Emergency will go into effect Monday. Below is the full text of the Snow Emergency declaration. February 1, 2016 SNOW EMERGENCY-CITY OF HASTINGS ****PRESS RELEASE**** Based on the official forecast of a winter storm warning starting Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 for the next 36-4...
Below is the text of the Snow Emergency that has been issued for Kearney Declared Snow Emergency in Effect The City of Kearney Street Division announces that in anticipation of the snow event, a Snow Emergency is in effect beginning Monday, February 01, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. until Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. There is NO ...
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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