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Crossroads Mission Avenue receives $80,000 donation, opens Lexington thrift store
Crossroads Mission Avenue receives $80,000 donation, opens Lexington thrift store

The fundraising drive to create a homeless shelter in Lexington is getting a boost.

Lexington man sentenced to prison for 9 years

Lexington man sentenced to prison for 9 years

A meth-related charge puts a man from Lexington in prison for nine years.

WEC warden dies same day as retirement

WEC warden dies same day as retirement

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced the passing a a 75-year-old woman who was a Work Ethic Camp warden. 

UNK students, Special Olympics athletes team up through new partnership

UNK students, Special Olympics athletes team up through new partnership

University of Nebraska at Kearney students and Special Olympics athletes shared the court Wednesday evening inside the Health and Sports Center on campus.

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, missing

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, missing

A 54-year-old inmate didn't return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln after his community job. 

Parents of kidnapped Grand Island kids thank police, Alda man for bringing them home safe

Parents of kidnapped Grand Island kids thank police, Alda man for bringing them home safe

What seemed like a normal outing for Yanira Jimenez and Leonel Rojas soon turned into a parent’s worst nightmare.

Guests return to Crossroads Mission Avenue after burst pipe caused month-long shut down

Guests return to Crossroads Mission Avenue after burst pipe caused month-long shut down

Extremely cold temperatures had frozen a sprinkler head, causing the system to dump water on a large breaker panel.

Everyone’s a winner, few are satisfied: Why school improvement may vary under Gov. Pillen’s education overhaul

Everyone’s a winner, few are satisfied: Why school improvement may vary under Gov. Pillen’s education overhaul

'We appreciate the dialogue that he (Gov. Pillen) has established,' Strom said. 'It’s a very tough job to tweak that TEEOSA formula in a way that meets the needs of all school districts, and we understand that challenge.'

Cozad's Boryca to continue football career at Midland University

Cozad's Boryca to continue football career at Midland University

Boryca led the team in tackles with 122 during his senior campaign.

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating 25 years of using permits for better habitat.

Standoff results in a peaceful resolution

Standoff results in a peaceful resolution

Authorities said that a standoff ended with a peaceful resolution. 

CHI St. Francis open, standoff resolved in Grand Island

CHI St. Francis open, standoff resolved in Grand Island

Around 9:30 a.m., the Grand Island Police Department said the solution was peacefully resolved.

Kearney man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

Kearney man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

A man from Kearney was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for drug- and firearm-related charges.

Silver Lake high school dancer to stay in Adams county to continue at college level

Silver Lake high school dancer to stay in Adams county to continue at college level


Sharp was a three-year dance captain and letter-winner in high school.

Grand Island man gets sentenced to life in prison

Grand Island man gets sentenced to life in prison

A Grand Island man will spend the rest of his life in prison. 

Loper Landlord: UNK senior, Scotus grad Drew Zaruba invests in Kearney rental properties

Loper Landlord: UNK senior, Scotus grad Drew Zaruba invests in Kearney rental properties

Columbus native Drew Zaruba is just 21 years old, and that surprises a lot of people. They don’t expect a college student to be a major player in the local real estate scene.

GICC uses paint points to hold off Aurora 50-38

GICC uses paint points to hold off Aurora 50-38

The Grand Island Central Catholic girls basketball team controlled the paint and denied an upset bid from Aurora 50-38.

Hastings College Foundation chooses alum as next executive director

Hastings College Foundation chooses alum as next executive director

A Hastings College graduate is being tabbed to run the school’s foundation.

St. Michael’s students volunteer as part of Catholic Schools Week in Hastings

St. Michael’s students volunteer as part of Catholic Schools Week in Hastings

Elementary students at St. Michael’s School in Hastings are being charitable during Catholic Schools week.

Crypto companies find cheap energy in Nebraska

Crypto companies find cheap energy in Nebraska

Just last week, the Hall County Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a 14-megawatt crypto data center near Grand Island.

Wind chill advisory until tomorrow morning

Wind chill advisory until tomorrow morning

More cold weather is coming our way.

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

In December of 2021, the NSAA reported a 15-20% decrease in officials since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand Island fire crews battle large structure fire early Monday

Grand Island fire crews battle large structure fire early Monday

Fire units in central Nebraska were battling a Grand Island structure fire early Monday.

GI Police: No negligence by parents in Sunday kidnapping case

GI Police: No negligence by parents in Sunday kidnapping case

Police are sharing new details about the circumstances that led to three children being kidnapped during the theft of a car early Sunday morning.

Three children safe after Grand Island kidnapping, car theft

Three children safe after Grand Island kidnapping, car theft

Three young children are safe after authorities say they were kidnapped as part of an auto theft.

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Central Nebraska

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Central Nebraska

The National Weather Service is warning of extreme wind chills taking over the area starting on Saturday.

Blessing family, UNK coach proud to see Blessing Wrestling Facility completed

Blessing family, UNK coach proud to see Blessing Wrestling Facility completed

Ron Blessing won’t get to see the facility that bears his family’s name. The owner of Blessing Construction died in a work site accident in March.

Grand Island man faces felony child porn charges

Grand Island man faces felony child porn charges

A Grand Island man is facing 10 felony charges of possession of child pornography.

Ten area students to represent Hastings in Japan

Ten area students to represent Hastings in Japan

Hastings Sister City Ambassadors seek to build cultural understanding, strengthen ties with Ozu, Japan

Wrestling empowers Grand Island girls' team

Wrestling empowers Grand Island girls' team

'So, walking down the halls I thought, 'wow this school could be really good at girls wrestling,'' said Jeff Evans.

Cozad woman arrested following I-80 pursuit

Cozad woman arrested following I-80 pursuit

The Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested a Cozad woman after a Wednesday night pursuit on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. 

Mena-Werth named as next Kearney High Assistant Principal

Mena-Werth named as next Kearney High Assistant Principal

Paloma Mena-Werth has been hired as the new Kearney High School Assistant Principal beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.

Merrick County man exposes himself, engages in standoff with police, authorities say

Merrick County man exposes himself, engages in standoff with police, authorities say

A Central Nebraska man is behind bars after authorities say he exposed himself to several people and engaged in a standoff with law enforcement.

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

LINCOLN - Nebraska knew they'd be in for a challenge with an impressive Northwestern team visiting Lincoln on Wednesday night.

UNK’s Walker Art Gallery launches Platte Basin Timelapse exhibition

UNK’s Walker Art Gallery launches Platte Basin Timelapse exhibition

Science and beauty are converging at an art gallery mere miles from the project’s subject.

Grand Island west connector trail extension design approved

Grand Island west connector trail extension design approved

Grand Island is planning to extend the current trail system to connect the gaps in them. 

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

There are 13 counties that will be hit by delayed shipments of 2023 license plates. 

New inclusive Grand Island playground purchase approved

New inclusive Grand Island playground purchase approved

The inclusive playground at Ryder Park in Grand Island is closer to the finish line. 

Grand Island Casino Resort pulls in $97K in taxable revenue in five days

Grand Island Casino Resort pulls in $97K in taxable revenue in five days

In just five days of operation, the Grand Island Casino & Resort made more than $97,000 in taxable revenue, according to the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission.

Kearney Police unveil commemorative badge for 150th anniversary of city’s founding

Kearney Police unveil commemorative badge for 150th anniversary of city’s founding

Kearney police officers will be sporting a new badge this year.

Shooting in Sudan claims life of Grand Island man, father of star athletes

Shooting in Sudan claims life of Grand Island man, father of star athletes

A Nebraska family is mourning after a Grand Island man was killed in Sudan.

GIPD: Commercial burglaries possibly connected

GIPD: Commercial burglaries possibly connected

Grand Island police are investigating two burglaries that might be connected to each other.  

Platte Basin Timelapse project highlighted at UNK’s Walker Art Gallery

Platte Basin Timelapse project highlighted at UNK’s Walker Art Gallery

A new exhibit at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Walker Art Gallery is dedicated to our most precious resource.

Aurora couple still missing after more than 10 days

Aurora couple still missing after more than 10 days

The Aurora Police Department is still looking for a missing elderly couple who haven’t returned home in more than a week.

Burn planned at Mormon Island SRA

Burn planned at Mormon Island SRA

You may notice smoke coming from Mormon Island State Recreation Area this week.

Former Grand Island man sentenced to prison for selling counterfeit documents

Former Grand Island man sentenced to prison for selling counterfeit documents

A little of a year in prison was given to a former Grand Island man after he was convicted for selling counterfeit documents.

State Fair announces 2023 theme: Whatever Your Flavor

State Fair announces 2023 theme: Whatever Your Flavor

The Nebraska State Fair has picked its theme for 2023.

UNK marching band performs in Ireland: ‘It was definitely a memorable experience’

UNK marching band performs in Ireland: ‘It was definitely a memorable experience’

UNK’s Pride of the Plains Marching Band recently spent six days in the Emerald Isle.

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

Human Trafficking is defined as "the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service."

Bowhunting couple sentenced in large Broken Bow poaching case

Bowhunting couple sentenced in large Broken Bow poaching case

A bowhunting couple from Iowa has been sentenced to probation for conducting hunts at a central Nebraska guiding and hunting business.

Ord man receives prestigious National Weather Service award

Ord man receives prestigious National Weather Service award

An Ord man is being recognized contributions to the National Weather Service.

Highway 30 still partially closed, I-80 open

Highway 30 still partially closed, I-80 open

Highway 30 still closed between Big Springs and Ogallala in both directions.

I-80, Highway 30 re-open

I-80, Highway 30 re-open

Nebraska roadways have begun to re-open, including the biggest of all of them.

Nebraskans grab shovels, health officials preach safety

Nebraskans grab shovels, health officials preach safety

When the snow piles into mini mountains, it’s time to grab your shovel. Or your snow-clearing instrument of choice.

Day after big snow storm in Grand Island

Day after big snow storm in Grand Island

Thursday, Grand Island woke up to the sounds of snow blowers and snow plows.

I-80 eastbound re-opens at Kearney

I-80 eastbound re-opens at Kearney

Traffic is slowly returning to parts of Nebraska, with eastbound Interstate 80 now open at Kearney.

Many streets clear in Kearney, snow plows continue to work after 10-inch snow event

Many streets clear in Kearney, snow plows continue to work after 10-inch snow event

Many city streets are clear in Kearney but snow removal crews still have a long day in front of them.

NSP cancels Endangered Missing Advisory, Aurora couple still missing

NSP cancels Endangered Missing Advisory, Aurora couple still missing

The Nebraska State Patrol has canceled an ‘Endangered Missing Advisory’ for Robert Proctor, but says he is still missing along with his wife, Loveda.

NWS extends Winter Storm Warning, says wind speeds will increase overnight

NWS extends Winter Storm Warning, says wind speeds will increase overnight

Snowy and windy conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to extend its Winter Storm Warning.

Interstate 80 now closed near Grand Island

Interstate 80 now closed near Grand Island

Conditions deteriorated in Grand Island overnight, causing further closures on Interstate 80 and Highway 30.

A ‘Blessing’ to our program: With local support, UNK opens new wrestling facility

A ‘Blessing’ to our program: With local support, UNK opens new wrestling facility

The University of Nebraska at Kearney opened the new Ron and Pam Blessing Wrestling Facility last month, giving the defending national champions an “amazing” place to call home.

Visibility poor in Kearney, stranded drivers in Phelps County

Visibility poor in Kearney, stranded drivers in Phelps County

Visibility is so bad in parts of south central Nebraska today that emergency personnel don't feel comfortable traveling outside of towns.

Colorado man arrested for alleged road rage incident near Elm Creek

Colorado man arrested for alleged road rage incident near Elm Creek

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a Colorado man for a reported road rage incident involving a handgun on Interstate 80 near Elm Creek.

Snow forces closure of I-80 westbound at Kearney

Snow forces closure of I-80 westbound at Kearney

The only vehicles traveling on Interstate 80 west of Kearney are snow plows.

Two bridges in Hall County, two in Dawson County selected for County Bridge Match Program

Two bridges in Hall County, two in Dawson County selected for County Bridge Match Program

Four Central Nebraska bridges in two counties will soon be repaired or removed thanks to help from state funds.