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Update: Convicted Murderer Escaped From Corrections Center, Caught In Lincoln

Nov 10, 2022 / Press Release

Lincoln Police have confirmed missing inmate Christopher Manzer was involved in a traffic accident last night and was taken into custody. Manzer&r...
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Voter ID passes in Nebraska - Nebraska voters back higher minimum wage, voter ID measures

Nov 9, 2022 / Associated Press

Residents of Nebraska have approved a new photo identification requirement for future elections. The measure was one of several decided Tuesday tha...
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Election Results Sees Shakeup On Board Of Education

Nov 9, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

A shakeup could soon be on the way for the Grand Island Public School Board,  when election results get certified as official.  Educatio...
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NSP: Two Arrested in Separate Incidents Overnight

Nov 2, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following separate incidents overnight. The first incident occurred in Lexington....
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Powerball prize soars to $1.2B

Nov 1, 2022 / AP

There were "treats" from the Halloween night Powerball drawing, as none of the tickets sold matched all six numbers.  The lack of a winner me...
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Chicago Man Sentenced After Drug Stop In Buffalo Co

Nov 1, 2022 / Press Release

Charlie Rea, 31, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced today in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska.   United States District Judge John M. Gerr...
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Slama vs Herbster Lawsuit Dropped

Oct 31, 2022 / AP

Dueling lawsuits have been dropped by a former Nebraska candidate for governor and a fellow Republican state lawmaker who accused him of groping he...
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Fatal Accident at Highway 30 and Stuhr Rd

Oct 27, 2022 / Press Release

On 10/26/22 at 6:54pm at the intersection of US. Hwy #30 and Stuhr Road, Officers investigated a fatal traffic crash. A white Ford Taurus was...
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GIEA Was Main Distributor Of Chaperone Survey

Oct 27, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

More information continues to come out on this week's survey that was released from Chaperone regarding teacher satisfaction at Grand Island Public...
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Theft of frozen beef in Nebraska uncovers crime ring

Oct 26, 2022 / AP

Federal authorities say an investigation into the theft this summer of several semitrailers loaded with frozen beef from Nebraska has led to arrest...
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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...
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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 ...