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Kearney State News

Kearney Shooting/Homicide Investigation Update

Jan 18, 2022 / Press Release

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. ...
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GIPS Announces temporary 4-day school Week for all students

Jan 17, 2022 / KRGI News

(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...
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Police in Kearney say 1 man killed, 1 injured in shooting

Jan 17, 2022 / Ap

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...
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Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measure

Jan 14, 2022 / Media Release from Governors office

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

Jan 14, 2022 / Ap

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

Jan 14, 2022 / Ap

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

Jan 14, 2022 / KRGI News

(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 ...
GIPD arrest man driving a toy scooter for drug possession

GIPD arrest man driving a toy scooter for drug possession

Jan 14, 2022 / KRGI News

(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...
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Temporary Mandatory Masking at All GIPS Schools to Start (Jan. 14)

Jan 13, 2022 / GIPS Release

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

Jan 13, 2022 / Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be v...
Early Morning Structure Fire in Howard County

Early Morning Structure Fire in Howard County

Jan 13, 2022 / KRGI News/St Paul Volunteer Fire Department Facebook

(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...
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Troopers Rescue Indiana Kidnapping Victim, Arrest Suspect

Jan 13, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

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

Jan 12, 2022 / KRGI News

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. &...
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One little discount card, big dollars for Grand Island schools

Jan 12, 2022 / GIPS Release

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

State AG may sue to block planned mask mandate in Omaha

Jan 12, 2022 / Ap

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...
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Pansing Brooks reports nearly $210K in campaign donations

Jan 12, 2022 / Ap

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...
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GIPD: Two Seperate Strangulation Assaults Occur Friday

Jan 10, 2022 / KRGI News

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

Jan 9, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over ...

Man arrested after I-80 crash kills 1, injures 3 others

Jan 9, 2022 / Ap

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...
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Recent COVID Surge Underscores Need for Vaccines

Jan 6, 2022 / Press Release

The Central District, including Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties, is in the midst of a COVID-19 surge that has resulted in hundreds of new cases...
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Grand Opening for Grand Island Crossroads Mission Avenue Thrift Store

Jan 6, 2022 / Press Release

Crossroads Mission Avenue would like to invite the public to the Grand Opening of the Grand Island Mission Avenue Thrift Store on January 10, 2022 ...
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Nebraska lawmakers begin session with abortion, gun bills

Jan 6, 2022 / AP

Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a new session with contentious abortion and gun-rights measures and an expected focus on how to spend more than ...