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GIPS Faces Transportation ChallengesAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Jul 19, 2024 / KRGI News

Dr. Summer Stephens visited with Brian Gallaher about the reduced bus routes at GIPS for the coming year. The reduction was a part of the budget cu...
North Platte State News

Fatal Accident Claims Ogallala Man

Jul 19, 2024 / Lincoln County Sheriff

On 7-18-24, at 9:45 AM deputies and first responders were dispatched to an accident on West A street , several miles west of North Platte.  Wh...
Kearney State News

Deadline Approaches to Register for Ag and Economic Development Summit

Jul 19, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen is issuing a reminder about the deadline to register for this summer’s Ag & Economic Development ...
National-Weather-Service

Severe Weather Possible

Jul 19, 2024 / NWS

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible today as a line of storms moves south-southeast across the area. Storms will be capable of producing wi...
Gov. Pillen Releases Property Tax Reduction Plan Ahead of Special Session

Gov. Pillen Releases Property Tax Reduction Plan Ahead of Special Session

Jul 19, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen joined state senators Lou Ann Linehan (District 39) and Robert Clements (District 2), presenting a sweeping...
Nebraska Department of Labor

Nebraska Unemployment Rate Remains Low

Jul 19, 2024 / NDOL

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for June 2024 is 2.6 percent, seasonall...
Pete Ricketts Weekly Column

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column:Getting Our Country Back on Track

Jul 19, 2024 / Pete Ricketts

Like most Americans, I was horrified by the recent assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump. I’m grateful that President T...
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Texas Man Arrested After Fatal Crash in Hitchcock County

Jul 19, 2024 / NSP

JULY 19, 2024 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Texas man following a fatal crash in south...
Nebraska State News

Sasse Stepping Down as UF President

Jul 19, 2024 / X

Former Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is stepping down as President of the University of Florida. He posted a letter on X. Dear Gator Nation and cher...
GI Police Report

GI Police Report

Jul 19, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 07/19/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on reports, p...
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Firearms, Controlled Substances Located in Narcotics Investigation

Jul 19, 2024 / NSP

JULY 18, 2024 (KEARNEY, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance of the NSP SWAT Team and the TRIDENT and ...
Buffalo County Sheriff

Victim Identified in Kearney Trail Collission

Jul 19, 2024 / Buffalo County

The driver / victim has been identified as Ronald D. Ayers, age 72, of Kearney, NE.  Next of kin have been notified.  An autopsy has been...
Troopers Urge Slower Speeds as Summer Flies By

Troopers Urge Slower Speeds as Summer Flies By

Jul 18, 2024 / NSP

JULY 18, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — High speeds are on the rise across Nebraska roadways. The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to ...
GIPD Fully Staffed For First Time Since 2016

GIPD Fully Staffed For First Time Since 2016

Jul 18, 2024 / Spencer Schubert Communications Manager City of GI

  Grand Island, Neb. — For the first time in eight years, the Grand Island Police Department has reached full staffing. GIPD Chief Kev...
Creighton News Release

Rural Mainstreet Economy Down Again for July

Jul 18, 2024 / Creighton University

July 2024 Survey Results at-a-Glance: ·       For an 11th straight month, the overall Rural Mainstreet Index sank below grow...
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USDA to Gather Farm Conservacation Data

Jul 18, 2024 / USDA

LINCOLN, NE – July 17, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in partn...
Department of Justice

GI Man Sentenced for Unlawful Firearm Possession

Jul 18, 2024 / DOJ

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Tesluach Gatkuoth, 27, of Grand Island, NE, was sentenced July 17, 2024, in federal court in Omaha...
Exploring Chest Pain  Free Education Series for the Community-July 25

Exploring Chest Pain Free Education Series for the Community-July 25

Jul 18, 2024 / Anissa Paitz, PR Strategist, CHI

GRAND ISLAND, NE--CHI Health St. Francis, in collaboration with Nebraska Heart Institute, is hosting a heart education session at 6:30 p.m. on Thur...
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Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge for the 10th Judicial District

Jul 18, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 10th Judicial District, has forwarded two nominees for District Court Judge to Gover...
GI City Council Has Special Budget Meeting Tuesday

GI City Council Has Special Budget Meeting Tuesday

Jul 17, 2024 / Spencer Schubert Communications Manager City of GI

The Grand City city budget special session was held Tuesday. Council Member Michelle Fitzke of Ward 1 for her reaction.
Animal Medical Clinic Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to GIFD

Animal Medical Clinic Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to GIFD

Jul 17, 2024 / Spencer Schubert Communications Manager City of GI

Grand Island, Neb. — When firefighters rush to the scene of a structure fire, the top priority is making sure everyone in the home has made i...
Hall County Fair

Hall County Fair is Under wayAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Jul 17, 2024 / KRGI News

The Hall County Fair is under way in Grand Island. Click here for a complete schedule of events.  Listen to an interview with Fair Board Presi...
World Champion Trick Roper Joan Wells Coming to GIPL

World Champion Trick Roper Joan Wells Coming to GIPL

Jul 17, 2024 / Spencer Schubert Communications Manager City of GI

Grand Island, Neb. — World champion trick roper Joan Wells will present a free program for all ages on Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the G...
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Nebraska State Fair Board to Meet Friday

Jul 17, 2024 / NSF

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR BOARDREVISED Meeting AgendaJuly 19, 2024 – 1:00 PMAdministrative Offices, Grand Island, NE1. Call to Order2. Roll Call3. ...
GI Police Report

GI Police Report

Jul 17, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 07/17/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on repor...