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Wildfire forces evacuations in Village of Halsey
Wildfire forces evacuations in Village of Halsey

A major wildfire in the Bessey Ranger District forced the evacuation of the Village of Halsey in central Nebraska Sunday.

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

'I just like seeing them smile,' the 6-foot-1, 295-pound redshirt sophomore, Drake Sherman said. 'Hopefully this makes their day a little better.'

Six small Nebraska towns are trying to ban abortion. Will it change anything?

Six small Nebraska towns are trying to ban abortion. Will it change anything?

Six Nebraska towns will be voting this year on whether or not they will ban abortion within city limits.

Hall County District judge denies transfer to juvenile court in Walmart shooting case

Hall County District judge denies transfer to juvenile court in Walmart shooting case

A central Nebraska judge has denied a 17-year-old's request to move a shooting case to juvenile court. 

Grand Island man sentenced for meth-related charges

Grand Island man sentenced for meth-related charges

A 39-year-old Grand Island man was sentenced to over nine years in prison for meth-related charges. 

19-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide in Lexington fatal accident

19-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide in Lexington fatal accident

A Central Nebraska teenager is facing charges after a fatal accident over the weekend.

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike.

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

Osceola man charged with trying to kill Hastings Police officer

An Osceola man is accused of trying to kill a Hastings Police officer in connection to an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

Overturned livestock trailer leads to loose hogs on I-80

Overturned livestock trailer leads to loose hogs on I-80

Several hogs were loose along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska after a crash Wednesday.

Hastings College Mural Day sparks creativity, draws 38 high schools

Hastings College Mural Day sparks creativity, draws 38 high schools

On Mural Day, Hastings College is the hub of high school art in Nebraska.

Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people are in custody after a brief standoff in central Nebraska.

GIPD investigates open fraud case in unpaid for Eakes products

GIPD investigates open fraud case in unpaid for Eakes products

The Grand Island Police Department is investigating a fraud situation reported by Eakes Office Plus.

Nearly $300K worth of meat stolen in Grand Island

Nearly $300K worth of meat stolen in Grand Island

Authorities are investigating another meat theft in Grand Island.

Hastings lowers property tax levy, many locals upset with budget process

Hastings lowers property tax levy, many locals upset with budget process

The City of Hastings is lowering its property tax levy for the first time since 2016.

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse jokes that she “came out of the womb passing a volleyball.”

Hoiberg, Huskers looking to balanced offense for success in 2022-23

Hoiberg, Huskers looking to balanced offense for success in 2022-23

Husker basketball is looking to end a streak of losing seasons under Fred Hoiberg with another fairly new group this year.

Hastings selects Shawn Metcalf as next city administrator

Hastings selects Shawn Metcalf as next city administrator

The City of Hastings has selected its next city administrator.

Clarks woman collects Congressional Gold Medal on late husband's behalf

Clarks woman collects Congressional Gold Medal on late husband's behalf

A former Russian refugee who bonded with her U.S. soldier husband over the horrors of war collected a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her husband on Tuesday in Clarks, Neb.

Two officers fire shots, one arrest made during incident next to Hastings Police Department

Two officers fire shots, one arrest made during incident next to Hastings Police Department

One person is in custody and multiple agencies are investigating following an officer-involved shooting in Hastings. 

Denver woman sentenced in meth conspiracy

Denver woman sentenced in meth conspiracy

A 35-year-old Colorado woman was sentenced to federal court in Lincoln on Monday for drug charges. 

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

The Huskers are back to work, preparing for Saturday night’s homecoming tilt with Indiana.

CCC’s Total Economic Impact Near $450 Million

CCC’s Total Economic Impact Near $450 Million

Central Community College added $442.1 million in income to its 25-county service area’s economy.

Missing inmate turns himself in to authorities

Missing inmate turns himself in to authorities

An inmate convicted in central Nebraska who had gone missing from the Community Corrections Center in Omaha has turned himself in to authorities.

Nebraska Rotary governors kick off Imagine Rotary Tour with stop in Kearney

Nebraska Rotary governors kick off Imagine Rotary Tour with stop in Kearney

Rotary is hitting the road in Nebraska.

Man rams car into GIPD vehicle

Man rams car into GIPD vehicle

Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Mattison of Shelby, NE was referred after he rammed the vehicle he was driving into a GIPD police car.

NSP arrests man going over 100 mph on interstate in Lincoln County

NSP arrests man going over 100 mph on interstate in Lincoln County

The Nebraska State Patrol arrested an Iowa man after clocking his speed at 132 mph on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County.

Suspect arrested after fleeing arrest half-handcuffed, leading multi-agency search near Grand Island

Suspect arrested after fleeing arrest half-handcuffed, leading multi-agency search near Grand Island

A Central Nebraska man is in custody after authorities say he escaped arrest and sparked a multi-agency manhunt northeast of Grand Island.

Several injured in two-car crash in Buffalo County

Several injured in two-car crash in Buffalo County

Six people were injured and sent to the hospital in a car crash near Shelton.

‘Voice of the Broncos’ Mike Will inducted into Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame

‘Voice of the Broncos’ Mike Will inducted into Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame

Mike Will has been the Voice of the Broncos since 1999.

Tell Spies is latest brother in family legacy of Loper football players

Tell Spies is latest brother in family legacy of Loper football players

Jake came first, then Tye, and now Tell. The three brothers from Mullen have made the Lopers a family tradition.

Cozad man appears headed to trial in connection to strip club shooting

Cozad man appears headed to trial in connection to strip club shooting

A central Nebraska man could be facing trial on two weapons charges related to a shooting at a strip club.

Grand Island man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

Grand Island man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug charges

It was announced Friday that 43-year-old Nicholas Holder, of Grand Island, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Lexington proud of new turf field, hoping to notch first win

Lexington proud of new turf field, hoping to notch first win

The Lexington football team is hoping to notch its first win on its new turf field.

Hastings panel to interview city administrator finalists this week

Hastings panel to interview city administrator finalists this week

A panel of Hastings officials is preparing to interview finalists vying to become the next city administrator.

Nebraska Noir: Crime writing giant Jim Thompson forgotten in native state

Nebraska Noir: Crime writing giant Jim Thompson forgotten in native state

Jim Thompson grew up in tiny Burwell, went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, wrote for Nebraska Farmer...and then wrote a book that Stephen King calls an American classic.

Two Grand Island men facing child porn conspiracy charges in federal court

Two Grand Island men facing child porn conspiracy charges in federal court

Two central Nebraska men are facing federal charges for conspiracy to produce child pornography over a four-year period of time.

St. Paul man facing federal firearm charges related to alleged domestic incident

St. Paul man facing federal firearm charges related to alleged domestic incident

A St. Paul man is facing federal charges related to a reported domestic incident in August, court officials announced Thursday.

$6 million Career Pathway Scholarship established at CCC-Hastings

$6 million Career Pathway Scholarship established at CCC-Hastings

Central Community College has been selected to establish a Walter Scott Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship at CCC-Hastings.

Californians facing up to life in prison for allegedly transporting meth, fentanyl in foam statues

Californians facing up to life in prison for allegedly transporting meth, fentanyl in foam statues

Two Californians are facing federal charges related to an alleged drug discovery in central Nebraska, according unsealed indictments released by Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell.

UNK student’s research idea receives $395K in grant funding

UNK student’s research idea receives $395K in grant funding

Mackenzie Hagemeister decided to focus on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition that occurs in regions where there’s less sunlight during certain times of the year.

Arnold man dies in car vs. semi crash near Merna

Arnold man dies in car vs. semi crash near Merna

A car vs. semi collision has claimed the life of a central Nebraska man.

Nebraska Board of Regents to consider alcohol sales at Husker basketball games

Nebraska Board of Regents to consider alcohol sales at Husker basketball games

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is considering allowing alcohol sales at Nebraska basketball games.

Kearney High administrators apologize after students accused of harassing Lincoln High volleyball players

Kearney High administrators apologize after students accused of harassing Lincoln High volleyball players

Administrators at Kearney High School and Lincoln High School are investigating allegations of Kearney students directing hateful language towards Lincoln High volleyball players.

Facade removal underway in Hastings for building next to former Bert's Pharmacy

Facade removal underway in Hastings for building next to former Bert's Pharmacy

Contractors are beginning to remove the brick façade from a downtown Hastings building that suffered severe smoke and water damage.

Grand Island Salvation Army shelter closes after wave of staff resignations

Grand Island Salvation Army shelter closes after wave of staff resignations

The men's shelter of the Salvation Army of Grand Island has shut its doors due to a staffing shortage. 

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

As Nebraska gets ready for casino gaming, state officials are giving residents the ability to take themselves out of the game. 

One dead in U-Haul and train collision in McCook

One dead in U-Haul and train collision in McCook

A U-Haul truck and an AmTrak train kills one person in a collision early Tuesday morning in McCook.

Kearney group organizes support rallies outside public schools

Kearney group organizes support rallies outside public schools

People in Kearney are showing their support for public schools one honk, one wave and one sign at a time.

Hastings man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug-related charge

Hastings man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug-related charge

A man from Hastings received 10 years of prison time on Sept. 20.

Two transported following Highway 281 & Old Potash crash

Two transported following Highway 281 & Old Potash crash

Two people were injured in a crash Tuesday at a busy intersection in Grand Island.

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Round two of the first ever 'Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska' tournament now has eight contestants. 

Fatal crash on Highway 14 near Central City

Fatal crash on Highway 14 near Central City

One person is dead while another is seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Central City.

Kearney High School inducts 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame

Kearney High School inducts 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame

Kearney High School will induct three people into the Kearney High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday at the Bearcat Football game.

Police: 14-year-old runaway stole truck, led officers on chase through Minden

Police: 14-year-old runaway stole truck, led officers on chase through Minden

A 14-year-old could face criminal charges after police say he stole a truck and led officers on a chase.

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

It may be a bye week for Nebraska, but there was no shortage of talking points at Mickey Joseph’s Tuesday press conference.

Hastings College Homecoming Court, events announced

Hastings College Homecoming Court, events announced

Hastings College continues celebrating its 140th year during homecoming festivities this week.

NSP provides Carrier Enforcement Training to 13 agencies

NSP provides Carrier Enforcement Training to 13 agencies

The Nebraska State Patrol said their Carrier Enforcement Division provided troopers and officers from more than a dozen other agencies with skills and knowledge to better serve their communities.

Webster County officials making a push for a new jail

Webster County officials making a push for a new jail

The current Webster County Law Center serves as both a jail and the Webster County Sheriff's Department Office. 

New rash of meat trailer thefts hits Grand Island

New rash of meat trailer thefts hits Grand Island

Over $750,00 worth of meat believed to be stolen.

‘Thriving Children’ conference promotes growth of early childhood education

‘Thriving Children’ conference promotes growth of early childhood education

Community leaders are working to grow early childhood education offerings in Nebraska.

Alcohol inspections held in Red Willow County

Alcohol inspections held in Red Willow County

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol performed alcohol inspections in Red Willow County on Sept. 15.

UNK volleyball moves up one spot to #7

UNK volleyball moves up one spot to #7

The UNK volleyball team stays in the top 10 of the NCAA Division II coaches' poll, moving up to No. 7 in the latest rankings.

Aurora, Burwell among Nebraska airports to get federal grants

Aurora, Burwell among Nebraska airports to get federal grants

Two central Nebraska airports are getting significant federal grants for construction projects.

Hastings Museum celebrates Hastings 150 exhibit, opens new outdoor classroom

Hastings Museum celebrates Hastings 150 exhibit, opens new outdoor classroom

The Hastings Museum is leading the effort to celebrate 150 years of Hastings history.

UNK track, cross country bring Bonsall family closer together

UNK track, cross country bring Bonsall family closer together

'We didn’t want them to feel pressured or obligated to do stuff,' said Brady Bonsall.