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Kearney Man Found Guilty Of Motor Vehicle Homicide

In Kearney, a man convicted for his role in a crash that killed a woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. 44 year old John Paul was given the... continue reading
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GIPD Says JBS Death Industrial In Nature

Grand Island Police officals say they do not suspect foul play in the fatal accident at the JBS beef plant last week. Deeming the accident to be i... continue reading
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Nebraska hospital officials worry about surge in patients

Nebraska hospital officials are concerned about how they will handle the current surge in virus hospitalizations along with all their other patient... continue reading
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Ricketts endorses fellow Republican Jim Pillen for governor

Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen has scored a big endorsement from Gov. Pete Ricketts, a fellow Republican who backed the University of ... continue reading
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More services needed for trafficking victims

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says he’d like like to see more serivces provided for human trafficking victims to help them resume a... continue reading
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Suspect Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Franklin County

JANUARY 18, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with deputies from Franklin and Webster Counti... continue reading
Kearney State News

Kearney Shooting/Homicide Investigation Update

One person was killed Sunday night in a shooting at 823 W 23rd in Kearney. The victim has been identified as Jared M. Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington. ... continue reading
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GIPS Announces temporary 4-day school Week for all students

(Grand Island, NE) - KRGI News learned on Monday night that Grand Island Public Schools will be going to a temporary 4-day school week for all stud... continue reading
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Police in Kearney say 1 man killed, 1 injured in shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man has died and another man was injured in a shooting in central Kearney. Police say the shooting was repo... continue reading
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Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measure

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a new Directed ... continue reading
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Colorado to 'aggressively assert' water rights with Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado has warned it will “protect and aggressively assert” its water rights after Nebraska Gov. Pete Rick... continue reading
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Third woman sues Lincoln police for sex discrimination

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Police Department is facing another sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a female officer. Department spok... continue reading
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Northwest principal to retire after the school year

(Grand Island, NE) - After 40 years in some form or fashion of Nebraska Education 12 year principal of Grand Island Northwest Tim Krupicka will be ... continue reading

GIPD arrest man driving a toy scooter for drug possession

(Grand Island, NE) - On Thursday night at approximately 11:15 pm Grand Island Police officers were observing the area of W 14th St  & N Pi... continue reading
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Temporary Mandatory Masking at All GIPS Schools to Start (Jan. 14)

Due to rising medical/illness related absentee rates and confirmed COVID cases, we wanted to bring an important update to your attention:  Ef... continue reading
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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be v... continue reading

Early Morning Structure Fire in Howard County

(St Paul, NE) - At 4:14 am Thursday morning the St. Paul fire department responded to a rural structure fire southeast of St. Paul at 1103 Hardy Ro... continue reading
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Troopers Rescue Indiana Kidnapping Victim, Arrest Suspect

JANUARY 13, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have rescued a kidnapping victim and arrested a suspect... continue reading
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Hall County Sheriff's Office Called To Courthouse Bomb Threat

On January 12, 2022 at approximately 10:40 am the Hall County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat at the Hall County Courthouse. &... continue reading
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One little discount card, big dollars for Grand Island schools

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is offering Major Saver cards for sale through participating elementary schools. Students will receive t... continue reading
Omaha State News

State AG may sue to block planned mask mandate in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials want to impose a new mask mandate in Omaha to slow the spread of COVID-19 as surging virus cases continue... continue reading
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Pansing Brooks reports nearly $210K in campaign donations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she has raised nearly $210,000 in her campaign for the state’s 1st C... continue reading
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GIPD: Two Seperate Strangulation Assaults Occur Friday

(Grand Island, NE) - On Friday January 7th Grand Island Police would respond to two different strangulation assault calls. At 5:15 pm Friday, Miche... continue reading
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Ricketts: Limit state spending, but OK to use pandemic cash

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over ... continue reading
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Man arrested after I-80 crash kills 1, injures 3 others

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One person was arrested after a three-vehicle crash that killed one man and closed part of Interstate 80 for more than fou... continue reading