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City Council Approves Development Plan For Former Veterans Home Property

Oct 26, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The Grand Island City Council unanimously approved a development that includes the former Veteran's home property. The council approved the redeve...
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Update: 17 Year Old Homicide Suspect Awaits Extradition

Oct 26, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Update  The 17-year-old suspect in a Texas homicide case was discharged from the hospital and was taken into custody to await extradition.&nb...
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Construction Approved for Temporary Grand Island Casino

Oct 24, 2022 / Fonner Park News Release

(Grand Island, NE) – Fonner Park’s plans for a racing facility remodel that will house the temporary Grand Island Casino was approved b...
Chaperone Releases Survey Results Of Teachers At GIPS

Chaperone Releases Survey Results Of Teachers At GIPS

Oct 24, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The political action committee Chaperone conducted its own survey of teachers at Grand Island Public Schools about the current state of the distric...
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High Winds, Little Moisture, Fuel Fires Across State

Oct 24, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

High winds and little moisture created the opportunity for fires and yesterday, Nebraska saw more than its fair share. Wildfires sparked in Lancas...
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Healthy Blue Nebraska Donates $30k to Academies of Grand Island Senior High Automotive Pathway

Oct 20, 2022 / GIPS Release

GRAND ISLAND — Healthy Blue Nebraska made a special visit to the Career Pathways Institute (CPI) at the Academies of Grand Island Senior High...
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Troopers Arrest Driver After Pursuit, Locate Handgun Thrown from Car

Oct 19, 2022 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person following a pursuit on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. At approximately 3:25 p...
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Warhorse Lincoln Generates $285,000 In Tax Revenue In Less Than One Month

Oct 18, 2022 / Press Release

The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission has released the first monthly gaming tax revenue report.  The State's first casino WarHorse Lincol...
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Senators call for a legislative investigation into the Nebraska Department of Education

Oct 18, 2022 / Press Release

Senator Dave Murman of Glenvil was joined Monday by Hastings Senator Steve Halloran, Elmwood Senator Rob Clements, Bayard Senator Steve Erdman...
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Election 2022: Amendment 1

Oct 18, 2022 / Press Release

Yesterday the Grow Nebraska committee, co-chaired by Rep. Mike Flood and State Sens. Eliot Bostar and Lou Ann Linehan, announced its statewide...
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103 LBs of Suspected Marijuana Found in I-80 Traffic Stop

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SIDNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York woman after locating more than 100 pounds of suspecte...
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NSP Identifies Female Located Deceased in Vehicle Trunk Inbox

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been able to positively identify the deceased woman found inside the trunk o...
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Troopers Arrest Driver, Find Deceased Person in Trunk After Pursuit

Oct 14, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended the subject of a law enforcement alert from Texas and d...
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HEARTLAND UNITED WAY OPENS 2023 FUNDING

Oct 11, 2022 / Press Release

The Heartland United Way is accepting inquiries for nonprofit organizations interested in becoming a NEW United Way Community Partner.  Those ...
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Ricketts, Peterson criticize Biden’s pardons of federal marijuana possession

Oct 11, 2022 / Press Release

President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct 6, announced he will pardon federal convictions of simple marijuana possession, a move criticized by Nebraska ...
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General Election is less than a month away

Oct 11, 2022 / Press Release

Secretary of State Bob Evnen reminds voters that Nebraska’s general election for 2022 is November 8, 2022.  “My message to Nebrask...
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Sasse Facing A Few Protests At U of Florida

Oct 11, 2022 / AP

Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse faced pointed questions and loud protests during his first visit to the University of Florida as the lone finalist for...
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US rail strike threat returns

Oct 11, 2022 / AP

The U.S.'s third largest railroad union rejected a deal with employers Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could cripple the economy....
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Sasse likely to resign for Fla. university job

Oct 7, 2022 / AP

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the sole finalist to become president of the University of Florida, the school says, and the Republican senator has indi...
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NSP Releases Additional Details in Clay County Death Investigation

Oct 7, 2022 / Press Release

 The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional information regarding the discovery of a deceased individual Wednesday morning just e...
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Nebraska Sandhills wildfire more than half contained

Oct 6, 2022 / AP

 Officials say a destructive Nebraska Sandhills wildfire that saw one firefighter die while fighting the flames is now more than half containe...
Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

GRAND ISLAND - Bill Ogg, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, announced that he intends to resign his position and to assist with the tra...
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NSP Investigating After Body Found in Clay County

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Clay County, NE) - The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after a deceased individual was located this morning near Harvard. The body was loc...
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NSP Arrests Woman for Attempted Murder Plot

Oct 5, 2022 / Press Release

 Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Elwood woman following the discovery of an attempted murder plot. The investig...
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States Suing Biden Administration Over Student Loan Plan

Oct 3, 2022 / AP

Six Republican-led states, including Nebraska are suing the Biden administration to try and halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for millions...