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Grisly Merrick County crash sends one to hospital
Grisly Merrick County crash sends one to hospital

One person is in a hospital after a grisly crash totaled two vehicles.

CCC Board Member Earns National Recognition

CCC Board Member Earns National Recognition

CCC Board of Governors member Diane Keller has been named as the recipient of 2022 Western Region Trustee Leadership Award by the Association of Community Colleges Trustees.

Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

After Terrence Hersey had a stroke on the way home from his railroad job in 2015, he underwent months of therapy to learn how to put words together in sentences and learn to walk again.

Oregon Trail Rodeo back for 31st year in Hastings

Oregon Trail Rodeo back for 31st year in Hastings

Hastings will host to some of the country’s top cowboys and cowgirls this weekend.

Hastings man arrested on pair of warrants after ex-girlfriend calls him in

Hastings man arrested on pair of warrants after ex-girlfriend calls him in

Authorities say a wanted man is now is jail after his ex-girlfriend called him in to police.

Hastings College athletes welcome Hastings elementary students on first day

Hastings College athletes welcome Hastings elementary students on first day

Excitement levels are high at Hastings elementary schools thanks in part to a visit from college athletes.

Nebraska sees decline in agriculture due to crop prices and drought

Nebraska sees decline in agriculture due to crop prices and drought

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows an economic downturn for agriculture in Nebraska. 

Cozad Community Schools names new interim superintendent

Cozad Community Schools names new interim superintendent

Cozad Community Schools Board members appointed a new interim superintendent at their meeting this week. 

Federal appeals court rules in favor of transgender people

Federal appeals court rules in favor of transgender people

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Americans with Disabilities Act covers people with gender dysphoria. 

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office total 688 traffic stops through enforcement campaign

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office total 688 traffic stops through enforcement campaign

Buffalo County law enforcement agencies are sharing their results from a national enforcement campaign.

‘I am quality’: new campaign aims to inspire Nebraska’s early childhood educators

‘I am quality’: new campaign aims to inspire Nebraska’s early childhood educators

Step Up to Quality Coach Jo Smith says the campaign is about providers identifying where their quality is.

UNK graduate Jacque Platt overcame obstacles

UNK graduate Jacque Platt overcame obstacles

Jacque Platt has always had high expectations.

‘Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ tourism campaign leads to national award

‘Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ tourism campaign leads to national award

Nebraska's tourism efforts are being awarded nationally. 

Vehicle fire leads to I-80 lane closure

Vehicle fire leads to I-80 lane closure

A lane of I-80 was shut down because of a fire in central Nebraska. 

UNK College of Education presents community service award to ESU 10 employees

UNK College of Education presents community service award to ESU 10 employees

Representatives from the University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Education made a surprise announcement during Monday’s board meeting at Educational Service Unit 10.

Hastings College celebrating 140 years, classes start this week

Hastings College celebrating 140 years, classes start this week

On September 13, 1882, the formal opening of Hastings College took place at a chapel service in the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings.

UNMC offers free sports screening for Special Olympics athletes in Tri-Cities

UNMC offers free sports screening for Special Olympics athletes in Tri-Cities

The West Central MedFest event is open to athletes from the Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings areas who plan to compete in Special Olympics events.

Hastings meth bust leads to child abuse arrest

Hastings meth bust leads to child abuse arrest

Two Hastings residents are behind bars for child abuse after police find a controlled substance inside their home.

Mechanical issue listed as cause of Saturday power outage in Kearney

Mechanical issue listed as cause of Saturday power outage in Kearney

Officials say a mechanical issue is to blame for an outage that knocked out power to more than 4,000 customers on Saturday.

Single-engine airplane lands on county roadway near Kearney after mechanical issues

Single-engine airplane lands on county roadway near Kearney after mechanical issues

A single-engine airplane experiencing mechanical issues landed on a county roadway near Kearney on Friday.

With help from UNK history professor, actor Bradley Whitford uncovers Nebraska connection

With help from UNK history professor, actor Bradley Whitford uncovers Nebraska connection

Actor Bradley Whitford’s journey to trace his ancestry started in sunny California and ended at a snow-covered Nebraska cemetery.

Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island Education Association reach settlement

Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island Education Association reach settlement

Some Grand Island Public Schools staff members will be getting a pay increase after the school district and the union representing its teachers agreed to a settlement that ends pending litigation.

Feds select Denver Air Connection to provide air service at Kearney Regional Airport

Feds select Denver Air Connection to provide air service at Kearney Regional Airport

Denver Air Connection will be the next company to provide air service for the Kearney Regional Airport.

Kearney Bright Futures Preschool families receive surprise back to school bags

Kearney Bright Futures Preschool families receive surprise back to school bags

Preschool students in Kearney are prepared to start the school thanks in part to a donation.

Flo Rida coming to the Nebraska State Fair

Flo Rida coming to the Nebraska State Fair

After Lady A canceled their tour, with one of their stops being the Nebraska State Fair, another singer was chosen for Sept. 3....Flo Rida!

Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion is part of ‘healing process’ for veterans

Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion is part of ‘healing process’ for veterans

The opening ceremonies for the 37th annual event were hosted at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney on Thursday.

KHAS Sports Director Mike Will included in 33rd Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame class

KHAS Sports Director Mike Will included in 33rd Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame class

KHAS Sports Director Mike Will is being recognized for his decades of work covering Hastings College athletics.

Authorities name victim in Adams County crash involving train, semi

Authorities name victim in Adams County crash involving train, semi

The Adams County Sheriff said 29-year-old Ryan Nemitz, of Kearney, was killed in an accident involving a train and a semi truck near Juniata Wednesday.

Hastings launches information hub for Comprehensive Plan

Hastings launches information hub for Comprehensive Plan

The City of Hastings is encouraging people to help it craft its new comprehensive plan by using a new website.

Regents approve project to address rural health care workforce shortage

Regents approve project to address rural health care workforce shortage

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved the program statement and construction budget for Phase II of the UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

News Channel Nebraska earns awards at Nebraska Broadcasters Association convention

News Channel Nebraska earns awards at Nebraska Broadcasters Association convention

News Channel Nebraska was among the most awarded media groups at Wednesday’s Pinnacle Awards banquet at the Nebraska Broadcasters Association convention.

NSP troopers find 100 lbs. of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

NSP troopers find 100 lbs. of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

The Nebraska State Patrol made a traffic stop on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon resulting in the finding of several pounds of marijuana.

One killed in Adams County train accident

One killed in Adams County train accident

One person is dead after a car collided with a train in rural Adams County Wednesday morning. 

17-year-olds charged as adults for shooting at GI police officers

17-year-olds charged as adults for shooting at GI police officers

Two 17-year-old boys face felony charges as adults after shots were fired at Grand Island Police officers Friday.

Appeals court upholds sentence in fatal abuse case

Appeals court upholds sentence in fatal abuse case

The State Appeals Court is upholding the prison sentence of one of four people convicted in the death of a central Nebraska four-year-old.

Trial on hold in lawsuit between Grand Island Public School and its teachers

Trial on hold in lawsuit between Grand Island Public School and its teachers

A settlement may be coming in a lawsuit pitting Grand Island Public School teachers against the school district. 

Wall that Heals arrives in Kearney, open to public starting Thursday

Wall that Heals arrives in Kearney, open to public starting Thursday

Central Nebraskans will soon have the opportunity to better connect with the experience of the Vietnam War.

Willa Cather home to close for several months for extensive renovation

Willa Cather home to close for several months for extensive renovation

A Nebraska landmark will be closing later this month to accommodate an extensive renovation.

Doggie Paddle event marks end of season at Hastings Aquacourt

Doggie Paddle event marks end of season at Hastings Aquacourt

As the dog days of summer come to a close, you might as well let the dogs close the pool.

Shoppers are choosing chicken over steak

Shoppers are choosing chicken over steak

When money's too tight for beef, let them eat chicken.

CHI Health St. Francis receives $10,000 HALLElujah Donation

CHI Health St. Francis receives $10,000 HALLElujah Donation

Seth and Sara Yount, founders of the HALLElujah Foundation, presented the gift in memory of their daughter Halle who passed away in infancy.

6th St. in Hastings becomes one-way road on Wednesday

6th St. in Hastings becomes one-way road on Wednesday

Traffic on a Hastings street will be changing this week.

Kelli Moore selected as Hastings College Outstanding Alumni Coach

Kelli Moore selected as Hastings College Outstanding Alumni Coach

The Hastings College Alumni Association will honor Kelli Moore ‘93, head women’s golf coach at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, with its 2022 Outstanding Alumni Coach award.

Multiple teens in custody after separate incidents in Grand Island

Multiple teens in custody after separate incidents in Grand Island

Grand Island Police were busy responding to complaints involving juveniles over the weekend.

Nebraska Senior Games wraps up 33rd year in Kearney

Nebraska Senior Games wraps up 33rd year in Kearney

Dozens of older athletes are wearing medals after four days of competitions in Central Nebraska.

Gov. Ricketts visits 1057th Military Police Company Members in Middle East

Gov. Ricketts visits 1057th Military Police Company Members in Middle East

Nebraska Gov Pete Ricketts went out of state this week – way out of state – as he flew to the Middle East to visit with members of the Nebraska National Guard.

Grand Island man sentenced for possession of a firearm by a felon

Grand Island man sentenced for possession of a firearm by a felon

A 51-year-old Grand Island man was sentenced to four years of probation for having a firearm.

Gibbon man arrested after standoff in Omaha

Gibbon man arrested after standoff in Omaha

The Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested a man following a pursuit and stand-off near the Missouri River on Interstate 80 in Omaha Friday morning. 

CHI St. Francis Foundation awards $44,000 to local fire and rescue and stroke support

CHI St. Francis Foundation awards $44,000 to local fire and rescue and stroke support

Ten Central Nebraska fire and rescue departments and a stroke support group are receiving donations today.

Roadside babies, dangerous births part of risk in small town Nebraska

Roadside babies, dangerous births part of risk in small town Nebraska

Nebraska hospitals that provide labor and delivery services are disappearing...leading to longer drives and more stress for expectant parents in small-town Nebraska.

New Channel Nebraska, Nebraska State Fair partnership gives you free admission on Aug 30th

New Channel Nebraska, Nebraska State Fair partnership gives you free admission on Aug 30th

Fairgoers have the chance to get free admission to the Nebraska State Fair on August 30 thanks to a new partnership between the State Fair and News Channel Nebraska.

Hastings YMCA weathers rising costs, breaks ground on renovation project

Hastings YMCA weathers rising costs, breaks ground on renovation project

The original expectation of $13-14 million ballooned to $19.4 million.

UNK Regional Engagement Center billed as ‘linchpin’ to University Village

UNK Regional Engagement Center billed as ‘linchpin’ to University Village

The University of Nebraska-Kearney is moving forward with construction of a new $15.6 million facility.

Teen girls arrested following Grand Island car theft

Teen girls arrested following Grand Island car theft

Two teens were arrested Wednesday following a vehicle theft in Grand Island.

Lady A cancels State Fair appearance

Lady A cancels State Fair appearance

Lady A has announced that it has canceled its Request Line Tour for 2022. The band was scheduled to perform Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Nebraska State Fair.

Inmate dies at Nebraska State Penitentiary

Inmate dies at Nebraska State Penitentiary

A Dawson County man died during his sentence at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Wednesday.

71st annual Hastings church fundraiser benefits three members fighting cancer

71st annual Hastings church fundraiser benefits three members fighting cancer

First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings hosted its 71st annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday.

End of watch call: Grand Island Police Investigator Chris Marcello

End of watch call: Grand Island Police Investigator Chris Marcello

A cherished member of the Grand Island Police Department is gone but his fellow officers say his legacy will continue.

Taylor Bunde cherishes the relationships she built at UNK

Taylor Bunde cherishes the relationships she built at UNK

Taylor Bunde plans to share a similar message with her fellow graduates – cherish the relationships you made at UNK and never forget this time together.

Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals moving from Hastings to Burwell

Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals moving from Hastings to Burwell

An event with nearly 20 years of history in Hastings is moving on.

GIPD Investigator Christopher Marcello laid to rest Wednesday

GIPD Investigator Christopher Marcello laid to rest Wednesday

Former Grand Island Police Department Investigator Christopher Marcello was laid to rest on Wednesday in Hastings. 

Wilcox area supports family of fallen farmer, hosting Jarad Robinson Memorial Fundraiser

Wilcox area supports family of fallen farmer, hosting Jarad Robinson Memorial Fundraiser

This cross memorial honoring Jarad Robinson sits just over a mile west of Wilcox in south central Nebraska. 

Organizers work to show law enforcement in positive light at Hastings National Night Out

Organizers work to show law enforcement in positive light at Hastings National Night Out

Law enforcement officers in Hastings are feeling the support of the community.

Ravenna man gets probation, minor jail time for bank fraud in sheep breeding operation

Ravenna man gets probation, minor jail time for bank fraud in sheep breeding operation

A Ravenna man will spend some weekends in jail after officials say he made false claims about his sheep operation in order to defraud a bank.

Three injured in I-80 crash near Aurora

Three injured in I-80 crash near Aurora

Three people are recovering after a multi-car accident in central Nebraska.