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Ballot Vacancy for Grand Island Public Schools Ward B School Board Race

Jun 22, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island Public School Board Ward B candidate Carol Schooley filed a declination of nomination form Monday, June 20, 2022 with the Hall County ...
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Juvenile Apprehended in Grand Island

Jun 17, 2022 / Press Release

 The Nebraska State Patrol and Grand Island Police Department have taken a juvenile into custody following a pursuit and search Thursday night...
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Troopers Locate Missing Indiana Girl Near Kearney

Jun 17, 2022 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have located a missing 13-year-old girl from Indiana and arrested a Colorado man following a traffic stop o...
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Gov. Ricketts Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jun 15, 2022 / Press Release

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement.   “The First Lady and I have tested positive for COVID-19.  Both of...
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Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

Jun 15, 2022 / AP

 A federal judge in Nebraska has removed a major obstacle for activists who want to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot campaign, ruling t...
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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrests in Merrick County

Jun 14, 2022 / Press Release

The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance of the SNARE Drug Task Force, Merrick County Sheriff’s Office, and Central City Police Department,...
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GIPD Arrest Juvenile After High Speed Pursuit

Jun 13, 2022 / Press Release

Friday night officers observed a vehicle driving northbound on Broadwell Ave from Anna St without the lights on. A traffic stop was initiated at Jo...
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Troopers, Drug Task Force Locate 1 LB of Meth in Hastings

Jun 13, 2022 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the TRIDENT Drug Task Force, have arrested a Hastings man after locating more than a ...
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GI Man Arrested For DUI After Running Into A Pedestrian

Jun 13, 2022 / Press Release

Early this morning officers with the Grand Island police department responded to 2430 N Broadwell Ave reference a personal injury accident.  ...
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GIPS Swaps Early Out Wednesdays for More Strategic Support & Teacher Planning Times in ‘22-’23

Jun 10, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island Public Schools is making bold moves to better support students, families, and teachers with a revised 2022-2023 school year calendar.&...
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Suspect Arrested After Shooting in Rushville

Jun 10, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a sh...
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With new senator, Nebraska abortion opponents gain ground

Jun 9, 2022 / AP

Abortion-rights opponents are inching closer to a filibuster-proof super-majority in the Nebraska Legislature that would let them outlaw abortion i...
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Fatal Shooting In North Platte

Jun 9, 2022 / Press Release

On June 8, 2022 at 3:45 p.m. the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a shooting at 10th and Roosevelt Street, North Platte, NE. Deputies...
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Coleman named president of Good Samaritan

Jun 9, 2022 / Press Release

CHI Health Good Samaritan announces Curt Coleman, will be the hospital’s new president starting Aug. 1. Coleman currently serves as president...
Grand Island Man Taken Into Custody After 40 Minutes Of Negotiations

Grand Island Man Taken Into Custody After 40 Minutes Of Negotiations

Jun 8, 2022 / Press Release

On June 7th, 2022, Officers of the Grand Island Police Department  observed Rodney Mendoza run into the front door of 520 E. 16th Street in Gr...
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Grand Island Children’s Museum starts master planning for exhibits

Jun 7, 2022 / Grand Island Children's Museum Release

GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA — The Grand Island Children’s Museum (GICM) has completed its initial stages of bringing a Science, technology, ...
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Manka To Spend At Least 45 Years In Prison For Summer Shooting

Jun 7, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

A Grand Island man who was involved in taking another man hostage after escaping from custody this spring was sentenced yesterday for crimes commit...
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Area In Enhanced Risk For Severe Weather

Jun 7, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Severe Weather rolled through central Nebraska last night and more could be on the way today. Kearney, Minden and Axtell took the brunt of the dam...
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GIPD Officer Assaulted With Laser

Jun 6, 2022 / Press Release

This past Saturday Officer Jacobson of the GIPD was on patrol when a passenger in a vehicle shined a laser into the eye of the officer causing temp...
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GI Teen Arrested On Drug and Firearms Charges

Jun 6, 2022 / Press Release

On June 3 2022 at approximately 10:10 AM, a search warrant was executed at Grand Island residence. During this search, numerous illegal drug items...
 Manka facing multiple charges from March 25 escape and standoff.

Manka facing multiple charges from March 25 escape and standoff.

Jun 6, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

A Grand Island man is facing multiple charges after he took a man hostage earlier this spring. 27-year-old Tyler Manka is charged in Hall County D...
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updated information on fatality accident

Jun 6, 2022 / Press Release

A further investigation has been done into the fatality accident on 5/16/22 near Highway 30 and Burwick Road. The driver of the motorcycle, Kent R...
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GIPS Announces Two New “Feeder” Schools for Westridge Middle School

Jun 3, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island Public Schools is making some strategic adjustments to better champion student opportunities and teacher support.  Beginning in t...
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Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Arrest

Jun 3, 2022 / Press Release

Early Friday morning Grand Island Police Officers located a suspicious vehicle near 7th St E & Plum St at the Plum Street Station Parking Lot.&...
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GI Police Investigating Gunshots Fired At Residence

Jun 2, 2022 / Press Release

  Grand Island police are investigating after Officers heard approximately 6-8 gunshots coming from the west while near the 500 block of East...