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Roads, fields underwater after heavy rains in Howard, Sherman counties
Roads, fields underwater after heavy rains in Howard, Sherman counties

Heavy rains brought flash flooding to Central Nebraska Thursday morning.

Farmers market in Grand Island to benefit community and small businesses

Farmers market in Grand Island to benefit community and small businesses

A farmers market in Grand Island will soon be the place to be every Saturday morning. 

Class C and D Nebraska High Schools making significant preparations for new basketball rule this winter

Class C and D Nebraska High Schools making significant preparations for new basketball rule this winter

With high school sports finished for this school year, many schools all across Nebraska are preparing for a 35-second shot clock coming to boys and girls basketball in Classes C and D, which has some ecstatic, and others still voicing their concerns.

Authorities discover 463 fentanyl pills inside North Platte home; arrest four people

Authorities discover 463 fentanyl pills inside North Platte home; arrest four people

Police said they arrested four people after finding meth and more than 450 fentanyl pills inside a North Platte home on Saturday.

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Governor Jim Pillen to call special session sometime between mid-July and the start of the new school year

Central Community College announces collaboration with Arizona State University

Central Community College announces collaboration with Arizona State University

Central Community College is forming a new alliance with one of the largest public universities in the country.

Hastings College announces 2024-2025 Scott Scholars

Hastings College announces 2024-2025 Scott Scholars

15 students attending Hastings College next year are receiving a pristine scholarship. 

Recount coming for Adams County Commissioner race

Recount coming for Adams County Commissioner race

The Adams County Election Commission says the race for the District 6 Adams County Commissioner is too close to call, and a recount is needed to decide the winner. 

Severe storms expected overnight Thursday, again on Saturday

Severe storms expected overnight Thursday, again on Saturday

Severe weather isn’t going away anytime soon. 

Nebraska State Fair swaps classic rock shows, The Little River Band now scheduled

Nebraska State Fair swaps classic rock shows, The Little River Band now scheduled

The Nebraska State Fair is making a change to its concert lineup.

Sandy Creek Senior Jake Dane wins Class D State Golf title

Sandy Creek Senior Jake Dane wins Class D State Golf title

Jake Dane overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the first golf state championship in Sandy Creek school history on Wednesday. 

Hastings College one step closer to building new residence hall; renovating existing student buildings

Hastings College one step closer to building new residence hall; renovating existing student buildings

Hastings College is one vote away from beginning renovations on existing student buildings and building a new residence hall. 

Historic fire station on 4th St. to be repurposed

Historic fire station on 4th St. to be repurposed

The historic original fire station 2 in Grand Island will soon be coming back to life or so the city wants.

Grand Island social worker receives state recognition

Grand Island social worker receives state recognition

A social worker from Grand Island is being recognized at the state level.

Organization that helps connect families separated by border now serving Guatemalan families

Organization that helps connect families separated by border now serving Guatemalan families

An organization that helps brings families together will now be able to help families from a country in Central America.

UNK receives $2M in federal funding to address state’s early childhood workforce shortage

UNK receives $2M in federal funding to address state’s early childhood workforce shortage

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is receiving $2 million in federal funding to support and expand the state’s early childhood education workforce.

Buffalo County investigator’s research key to getting fallen officer names added to memorials

Buffalo County investigator’s research key to getting fallen officer names added to memorials

The names of two law enforcement officers who died while on duty in Buffalo County were nearly lost to history.

LD Coffee Roasters opens first brick and mortar shop in Hastings

LD Coffee Roasters opens first brick and mortar shop in Hastings

Sidy Sissoko has spent the past three years tirelessly selling his own unique coffee beans at farmers markets and grocery stores across Nebraska. Now, his hard work has rewarded him with his own brick and mortar coffee shop in Hastings.

Michael Yanney, Tami and Jerry Hellman receive UNK’s highest honor

Michael Yanney, Tami and Jerry Hellman receive UNK’s highest honor

Three people were recognized Friday with the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s highest honor.

Kearney Regional celebrates 5000th baby born at hospital

Kearney Regional celebrates 5000th baby born at hospital

A hospital in Central Nebraska is celebrating a milestone moment.

224 degrees awarded at Hastings College's 138th commencement ceremony

224 degrees awarded at Hastings College's 138th commencement ceremony

During the ceremony, the College awarded degrees to 219 undergraduates and five Master of Arts in Teaching graduates.

Grand Island Police: man arrested after threatening to kill a man with a knife

Grand Island Police: man arrested after threatening to kill a man with a knife

A central Nebraska man is in jail after police say he threatened to kill a man with a knife.

Officer Chris Marcello’s name added to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial

Officer Chris Marcello’s name added to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial

Officer Christopher Marcello’s name will now be forever imprinted on the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial. 

Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point re-routing calls to Hastings and Franklin County

Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point re-routing calls to Hastings and Franklin County

Effective May 16, calls to the Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) in Campbell, Nebraska are being re-routed to the Hastings PSAP and the Franklin County PSAP due to to Campbell transitioning between 9-1-1 systems. 

Crane Trust aims to diversify bison genetics

Crane Trust aims to diversify bison genetics

There's a special new member to the Crane Trust bison herd. 

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is encouraging Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' savings plans to help you pay for post-secondary education.

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office honor fallen in Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony

Kearney Police, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office honor fallen in Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony

Law enforcement in Buffalo County are honoring fallen officers.

Hastings' Ablott wins High Jump; Adams Central's Scott medals in pole vault in Day 1 of State Track and Field

Hastings' Ablott wins High Jump; Adams Central's Scott medals in pole vault in Day 1 of State Track and Field

Parker Ablott of Hastings High is the Boys Class B High Jump state champion with a jump of 6-08.00 (2.03m.)

Kearney Police investigating theft of $52,000 worth of dirt bikes

Kearney Police investigating theft of $52,000 worth of dirt bikes

The Kearney Police Department is searching for a group of suspects who investigators say stole more than $50,000 in dirt bikes.

Grand Island Fire Department making effort to reach Hispanic community

Grand Island Fire Department making effort to reach Hispanic community

The Grand Island Fire Department is taking steps to connect with the city's growing Hispanic population. 

Final beam placement signals construction milestone for Grand Island Casino Resort

Final beam placement signals construction milestone for Grand Island Casino Resort

The Grand Island Casino Resort is on track to open in early 2025.

Former regent Bob Phares, student Katie Cornelio speaking Friday at UNK commencement

Former regent Bob Phares, student Katie Cornelio speaking Friday at UNK commencement

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will host its spring commencement 10 a.m. Friday at the Health and Sports Center on campus.

Hastings Aquacourt set to open May 25

Hastings Aquacourt set to open May 25

Trainings and final preparations are taking place to open the Hastings Aquacourt Water Park on Saturday, May 25.

Buffalo County primary election: Clouse has big edge in legislative race, Shelton approves swimming pool bonds

Buffalo County primary election: Clouse has big edge in legislative race, Shelton approves swimming pool bonds

A familiar face in area politics owns a big lead in a contest for a new position and other races are narrowing down their fields of candidates.

Adams County election results: Kenesaw sales tax passes, Hastings City Council races trim down

Adams County election results: Kenesaw sales tax passes, Hastings City Council races trim down

More than 7,000 Adams County residents voted in Tuesday’s primary election and influenced the future of government in the county.

Jay Beckby, Jacque Cranson advance in Hastings mayoral race

Jay Beckby, Jacque Cranson advance in Hastings mayoral race

Jay Beckby and Jacque Cranson appear poised to advance to the general election in the race to become the next Hastings mayor.

Central Nebraska Election Results 2024

Central Nebraska Election Results 2024

Nebraskans are deciding who will advance to November’s general election.

Judge sets bond at $2 million in Clay County murder case

Judge sets bond at $2 million in Clay County murder case

A Nebraska man accused of killing a woman two years ago is facing a seven-figure bond.

Kearney Cinema 8 set to close one year after major renovation

Kearney Cinema 8 set to close one year after major renovation

Just one year after reopening following a massive renovation, Kearney Cinema 8 is set to close.

Hastings Mayor Guide: Holling, Hartmann, Cranson, Hitesman, and Beckby seeking top city government spot

Hastings Mayor Guide: Holling, Hartmann, Cranson, Hitesman, and Beckby seeking top city government spot

HASTINGS MAYOR GUIDE: Primary Elections are next Tuesday, May 14. View our profiles of the five candidates running for Hastings Mayor here. 

UNK degrees for 702 to be conferred at Friday spring commencement

UNK degrees for 702 to be conferred at Friday spring commencement

Graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred for 702 spring graduates at University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at UNK’s Health and Sports Center.

Man arrested in case involving stolen car, police chase, restaurant assault

Man arrested in case involving stolen car, police chase, restaurant assault

A Nebraska man is behind bars after police say he drove a stolen car, ran away from police and hit a restaurant employee.

Hastings College secures $1.1 million for Jack Osborne Track Complex upgrades

Hastings College secures $1.1 million for Jack Osborne Track Complex upgrades

Hastings College is moving forward with plans for a more than $1 million upgrade to its track and field facility.

Branding a tradition for families in Nebraska’s cow business

Branding a tradition for families in Nebraska’s cow business

As the five horseback riders disappeared behind a pasture hill on a blustery late April morning, a meadowlark sang in the rustling tall grass.

Construction begins on Geothermal HVAC project at Hastings High School

Construction begins on Geothermal HVAC project at Hastings High School

Construction is underway on a geothermal heating and air conditioning project at Hastings High School.

Nebraska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Hastings viaduct case

Nebraska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Hastings viaduct case

The saga surrounding a now-demolished viaduct in Hastings is in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Forgetting your ID to vote in Tuesday's Primaries could cause delays in official results

Forgetting your ID to vote in Tuesday's Primaries could cause delays in official results

A valid ID is required to vote in Tuesday's election. If you forget yours, you can still vote, but election officials warn it could delay official results. 

Stuhr Museum to offer free admission to military personnel, families this summer

Stuhr Museum to offer free admission to military personnel, families this summer

A museum in Grand Island will offer free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.

CHI St. Francis honors volunteers of the year, announces lifetime achievement awards

CHI St. Francis honors volunteers of the year, announces lifetime achievement awards

Cathy Osborn and Ruth Steinkruger were named Volunteers of the Year and Sister Ann Ference and Sister Carole Wakefield received the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jay Beckby: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Jay Beckby: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Our fifth and final Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile features Jay Beckby, a local business owner who owns several businesses in the Hastings and surrounding areas. 

U.S. Postal Service to move mail processing center from North Platte to Denver

U.S. Postal Service to move mail processing center from North Platte to Denver

The United States Postal Service has decided it will transfer operations of the North Platte Mail Processing and Distribution Center to Denver, and convert the North Platte facility to a Local Processing Center.

'A year of firsts': Adams Central Baseball headed to state for first time in program history

'A year of firsts': Adams Central Baseball headed to state for first time in program history

Adams Central clinched a wildcard spot to make it to state and to give their seniors the goal they’ve been aiming for since they were the start of this program just four years ago.

GISH education pathway trains future teachers, hopes to address teacher shortage

GISH education pathway trains future teachers, hopes to address teacher shortage

We all remember a teacher that saw something that others didn’t, that motivated us to do better, that taught us something. 

Hastings College student-athletes, teams recognized at BESPY Awards

Hastings College student-athletes, teams recognized at BESPY Awards

Dozens of Bronco athletes and teams are receiving recognition for their excellence in sports during the 2023-24 schoolyear. 

NU Foundation moving to UNK Regional Engagement Center, plans to sell UNK Alumni House

NU Foundation moving to UNK Regional Engagement Center, plans to sell UNK Alumni House

The University of Nebraska Foundation is planning to sell the UNK Alumni House as part of its transition to using space at the new Regional Engagement Center.

Discussions continue for courthouse plans, construction manager at risk approved

Discussions continue for courthouse plans, construction manager at risk approved

Discussions continue at the Board of Commissioners in Hall County concerning the future of the courthouse. 

Hall County Emergency Manager Jon Rosenlund wins statewide award

Hall County Emergency Manager Jon Rosenlund wins statewide award

A central Nebraska official is being honored locally for receiving a statewide award.

Fisher Rainbow Fountain to turn back on this weekend in Hastings

Fisher Rainbow Fountain to turn back on this weekend in Hastings

A traditional sign of summer in Hastings is set to be ignited again this weekend.

Winning the fight against drug crimes

Winning the fight against drug crimes

Richardson County sheriff says dealers shy about bringing quantities into the extreme corner of southeast Nebraska

Nebraska’s First Lady visits Kearney Public Schools

Nebraska’s First Lady visits Kearney Public Schools

Nebraska’s First Lady is continuing to promote agriculture with school visits.

Kearney Public Schools plans $14.3 million in summer construction

Kearney Public Schools plans $14.3 million in summer construction

Kearney Public Schools will be working on more than $14 million of improvements to its facilities this summer.

Hear Grand Island announces summer concerts series

Hear Grand Island announces summer concerts series

Marking its eighth year, Hear Grand Island announced its upcoming summer concert series, which will include fireworks, larger bands, and additional activities for children.

Go Big Give raises $1,514,901 for nonprofits

Go Big Give raises $1,514,901 for nonprofits

The Go Big Event raised more than $1.5 million.

Give Hastings Day breaks giving record with $1 million+ in donations

Give Hastings Day breaks giving record with $1 million+ in donations

Around 10 p.m. Thursday night, the online donation tracker spilled over the $1 million mark for the first time ever, to break the previous giving record.

Hastings Police warning Tri-City residents of circulating phone scam

Hastings Police warning Tri-City residents of circulating phone scam

The Hastings Police Department is asking residents to be wary of a phone scam involving a fake police officer.