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6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jul 4, 2022 / Ap

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least s...
EF-1 Tornado Causes Damage in Hall and Merrick County

EF-1 Tornado Causes Damage in Hall and Merrick County

Jul 4, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Just before 1:00 am on our nation's Independence Day the emergency alert sirens would sound alerting the pubic of an active to...
Arrest Warrant Issued for Alda man in Pivot Wire Theft

Arrest Warrant Issued for Alda man in Pivot Wire Theft

Jul 1, 2022 / Hall County Sheriff Release

Hall County Sheriff’s deputies have been investigating several thefts of pivot wire between March 16 and June 29. On the evening of June 29, ...
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NSP Trooper Honored for Stop Stick “Hit of the Year”

Jul 1, 2022 / State Patrol Release

JUNE 30, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been honored by Stop Stick Ltd. for the 2021 “Hit of the Year&rdquo...
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Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

Jul 1, 2022 / Tyson Havranek/with facts from AP

The Supreme Court has limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. ...
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Fortenberry Begins Appeal Process

Jul 1, 2022 / AP

Former U.S. congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska has begun the process of filing an appeal, one day after he was sentenced to two years of prob...
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KRGI News Interview With Adrian Smith

Jul 1, 2022 / KGRI News

Nebraska Third District Congressman Adrian Smith stopped by our KRGI studio’s yesterday for an update on his agenda in Washington.  Lis...
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Hotel Drug Bust Leads To Multiple Arrests

Jun 30, 2022 / Press Release

Tuesday, officers with the GI Police Department responded to the inn Rodeway Inn in reference to  a citizen assist. Hotel employees reported t...
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Free Admission To The Stuhr Museum To Kickoff City's Sesquicentennial Celebrations

Jun 30, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Grand Island will kick off it’s 150th anniversary on the fourth of July.   Events and activities will be happening throughout the year ...
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Fonner Park Moving Closer To Temporary Casino, Chosen As Partner For Proposed Ogallala Racetrack

Jun 30, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Officials at Fonner Park are awaiting the green light from the Nebraska racing and gaming commission on a temporary casino to be built on the Fonne...
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Walk Around Liquor License Approved By City Council For State Fair

Jun 29, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The Grand Island City Council voted to allow a "walk around" liquor license at the State Fair, allowing visitors to drink alcohol throughout the gr...
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Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun 29, 2022 / AP

Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won the race to replace Fortenberry. Flood beat Democratic state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks in the state’s 1st...
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Fatal Accident In Merrick Co.

Jun 29, 2022 / Press Release

According to the Merrick County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were called to a single vehicle rollover crash on Highwa...
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NSP Makes Arrest for Child Enticement in Grand Island

Jun 28, 2022 / Press Release

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Roca man following an investigation into child enticement. On Monday, investigators a...
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No Jail Time For Fortenberry

Jun 28, 2022 / AP

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal ...
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Firework Sales Begin At 8am

Jun 28, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island city code regulates the hours fireworks may be sold and discharged within the city limits. Beginning this Tuesday, June 28, the hours ...
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Voters to replace ex-congressman on day of sentencing

Jun 28, 2022 / AP

On the same day a judge sentences an ex-congressman from Nebraska for lying to federal agents, voters in his district are deciding his replacement....
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States First Monkeypox Case Identified In Douglas Co

Jun 28, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Nebraska has identified its first case of monkeypox. A Douglas County male in his 30s with recent international travel is expected to be confirmed...
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Police Investigating Semi Thefts

Jun 27, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island Police are investigating a string of semi thefts over the weekend. According to the Grand Island police report at least two suspects ...
Chaperone Formed, First Candidate Named

Chaperone Formed, First Candidate Named

Jun 27, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The push by former Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen for stronger representation on the Grand Island Public schools board of education is picking up...
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Nebraska Political Leaders Weigh In On Row V Wade Decision

Jun 27, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Friday the U.S. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion.  Friday's r...
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Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was ...
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Uncertainty looms over possible Nebraska abortion session

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could be headed to a special session to try to ban abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given states t...
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Man Arrested Following Peru Shooting Investigation

Jun 26, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JUNE 24, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — One person has been arrested following an investigating into a shooting that occurred last weekend in P...
100 Square Body Auction Generating Plenty Of Buzz

100 Square Body Auction Generating Plenty Of Buzz

Jun 24, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

It’s a giant weekend for truck enthusiasts in Grand Island as the 100 square body auction will get underway on Saturday.  KRGI News Dir...