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Hastings College launches Bronco Booster Club
Hastings College launches Bronco Booster Club

Hastings College is introducing a new booster club for its school's athletic teams. 

Kearney Police release Cruise Nite enforcement numbers

Kearney Police release Cruise Nite enforcement numbers

The Kearney Police Department is analyzing its enforcement during the city’s Cruise Nite festivities.

$25K a year for life winning ticket in North Platte

$25K a year for life winning ticket in North Platte

The Nebraska Lottery announced the Lucky For Life lottery winning ticket was bought in North Platte. 

Texas Man Arrested After Fatal Crash in Hitchcock County

Texas Man Arrested After Fatal Crash in Hitchcock County

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Texas man following a fatal crash in southwest Nebraska.

Commission approves race track license change from Hastings to Ogallala

Commission approves race track license change from Hastings to Ogallala

Developers have cleared a regulatory hurdle in their efforts to build a race track and casino in Ogallala.

Little Feet on the Farm hopes to be a conversation starter for families

Little Feet on the Farm hopes to be a conversation starter for families

Little Feet on the Farm is back for another year and is aiming to teach children about where their food comes from.

State 4-H programs continue to provide life skills experiences to Nebraska youth

State 4-H programs continue to provide life skills experiences to Nebraska youth

When carnival rides and food stands lie dormant in the mornings, 4-H programs are the sole heartbeat of county fairs, which do more than just show off animals.

NWS expects Central Nebraska to see severe weather Friday afternoon

NWS expects Central Nebraska to see severe weather Friday afternoon

The National Weather Service says severe weather is once again likely to strike Central Nebraska.

Following vandalism closure, Kearney’s Harmon Pool set to reopen Monday

Following vandalism closure, Kearney’s Harmon Pool set to reopen Monday

After being shut down for a week because of vandalism, the biggest outdoor pool in Kearney is set to reopen.

New GICC elementary school ready to welcome students

New GICC elementary school ready to welcome students

The new Catholic elementary school in Grand Island is one month away from opening its doors and everything is set for the school year.

One person dies after train and van collide in east Kearney

One person dies after train and van collide in east Kearney

One person is dead after a train and van collided in east Kearney.

Two arrested after major drug busts in Kearney and Funk

Two arrested after major drug busts in Kearney and Funk

Two men are behind bars after major drug and gun busts in Central Nebraska.

Grand Island man sentenced for police chase, shutting himself in stranger’s bedroom

Grand Island man sentenced for police chase, shutting himself in stranger’s bedroom

A Grand Island man will spend a decade in prison for leading police on a chase and barricading himself inside a child’s room.

City of Hastings releases first draft of Creative District Strategic Plan

City of Hastings releases first draft of Creative District Strategic Plan

The first draft of the Heartbeat Creative District Strategic Plan in Hastings is now available online.

Kearney middle schoolers make, sell products via entrepreneurship summer class

Kearney middle schoolers make, sell products via entrepreneurship summer class

Middle school students in Central Nebraska are gaining experience as entrepreneurs.

Bellamy, Hoeft advance as district court judge nominees

Bellamy, Hoeft advance as district court judge nominees

The state is moving closer to filling a judicial vacancy in Central Nebraska.

Grand Island Fire Department gets pet oxygen masks thanks to donation

Grand Island Fire Department gets pet oxygen masks thanks to donation

A fire department in central Nebraska is now more equipped to help pets during a fire thanks to a donation from a local clinic.

Dog dies in Buffalo County house fire

Dog dies in Buffalo County house fire

A home in Central Nebraska is damaged after a fire that could have been started by lightning.

GIPD says drunk teens kicked, threatened to kill officers

GIPD says drunk teens kicked, threatened to kill officers

Two teenage boys are facing charges in Grand Island after police say they were violent toward officers.

Grand Island Police Department fully staffed for first time since 2016

Grand Island Police Department fully staffed for first time since 2016

After many years of being understaffed, a central Nebraska police department is now fully staffed. 

First annual concert series features two free shows in Hastings

First annual concert series features two free shows in Hastings

Two Hastings businesses are organizing the first annual 'Downtown Summer Sounds' concert series, which features two free outdoor concerts. 

Ballots for Grand Island special election to be sent out July 22

Ballots for Grand Island special election to be sent out July 22

The ballots for the upcoming special election in Grand Island will soon be in the hands of voters. 

'Time to move on:' Hastings Mayor ready to move forward after Supreme Court's viaduct ruling

'Time to move on:' Hastings Mayor ready to move forward after Supreme Court's viaduct ruling

After five long years of controversy over a demolished Hastings viaduct, Mayor Corey Stutte says it's time to turn the page. 

GIPS superintendent eager to move forward after district budget cuts

GIPS superintendent eager to move forward after district budget cuts

A central Nebraska school district is preparing for the school year.

Hastings College football relying on youth on its hopeful road to the national stage

Hastings College football relying on youth on its hopeful road to the national stage

Hastings College football program is relying on its youth to replace all conference departures. 

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nineteen people died in traffic crashes across Nebraska in June, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Nebraska Supreme Court rules Hastings viaduct petition is moot, dismisses case

Nebraska Supreme Court rules Hastings viaduct petition is moot, dismisses case

The saga surrounding a destroyed viaduct in Hastings appears to have come to a close after more than five years.

Some GIPS bus routes cut off due to budget cuts

Some GIPS bus routes cut off due to budget cuts

A central Nebraska school district is cutting off some bus routes due to budget cuts.

Grand Island leaders urge voters to support Good Life District through 'historic process'

Grand Island leaders urge voters to support Good Life District through 'historic process'

Grand Island community leaders are rallying people to vote for the Good Life District Economic Development Program. 

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

A Hastings meat processing plant is getting an eight-figure boost to its expansion plans from a federal grant.

Water main in Hastings will be shut off briefly for repairs

Water main in Hastings will be shut off briefly for repairs

Properties along three blocks of East Park St. will be without water some of Friday morning.

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

The preliminary plan to mitigate flood risk includes two diversion channels.

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

One of the largest city parks in Grand Island is getting some much-needed improvements. 

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President Bryan Slone is spending his summer touring the state to visit and collaborate with local chambers of commerce.

SkyWest poised to return as air service provider in Kearney

SkyWest poised to return as air service provider in Kearney

Kearney appears poised to return to SkyWest as its essential air service provider.

Five Years Later: Kearney reflects on disastrous 2019 flood

Five Years Later: Kearney reflects on disastrous 2019 flood

Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of the July 9, 2019 flash flood.

ACLU lawsuit seeks records on Nebraska cities’ immigrant housing bans

ACLU lawsuit seeks records on Nebraska cities’ immigrant housing bans

A nonprofit organization is filing a lawsuit to get records from federal authorities. 

Hastings City Council approves reconditioning of old Ponderosa Bowl building

Hastings City Council approves reconditioning of old Ponderosa Bowl building

A developer has the green light to begin renovating the old Ponderosa Bowl building in Hastings.

NWS survey says five tornadoes touched ground on Saturday

NWS survey says five tornadoes touched ground on Saturday

Results from a preliminary damage survey say five tornadoes touched ground in different parts of Central Nebraska on Saturday.

Hastings Sodbusters promote 22-year-old assistant to Head Coach

Hastings Sodbusters promote 22-year-old assistant to Head Coach

The Hastings Sodbusters baseball team is promoting 22-year-old Assistant Coach Danny Wisor to Head Coach, making him one of the youngest head coaches in the game. 

I-80 drug bust leads to two arrests

I-80 drug bust leads to two arrests

Two Wyoming residents are behind bars in Central Nebraska after an interstate drug bust.

Hastings City Council approves major Elm Ave. housing development on final reading

Hastings City Council approves major Elm Ave. housing development on final reading

After three city council meetings, a Grand Island-based developer has the green light to bring hundreds of housing units to Hastings. 

Downtown Summer Concert Series promises two shows in downtown Hastings

Downtown Summer Concert Series promises two shows in downtown Hastings

Local organizers are launching a new concert series in Hastings.

State Patrol begins 70th basic recruit camp in Grand Island

State Patrol begins 70th basic recruit camp in Grand Island

The next class of recruits is getting trained to become Nebraska State Troopers. 

Saturday severe storms could bring hail, high winds

Saturday severe storms could bring hail, high winds

Central Nebraska could be in for another day of severe weather.

Damage survey reveals two tornadoes in Central Nebraska

Damage survey reveals two tornadoes in Central Nebraska

Weather officials are releasing data from Monday’s severe storms.

Kearney Catholic ready to pour concrete for new track, expecting late September opening

Kearney Catholic ready to pour concrete for new track, expecting late September opening

The shape of the new Miles Field complex at Kearney Catholic is starting to take form.

Adams County Jail still overcoming setbacks months after ribbon cutting

Adams County Jail still overcoming setbacks months after ribbon cutting

Opening delays for the Adams County Jail are causing frustrations for people involved in the years-long project, but there is an end in sight.

Grand Island man ordered to pay more than $192,000 in restitution to the USDA

Grand Island man ordered to pay more than $192,000 in restitution to the USDA

A man from Central Nebraska will need to pay nearly $200,000 in restitution after lying about owning cattle to obtain a loan.

Rain postpones United Way of Kearney’s fireworks show until Thursday night

Rain postpones United Way of Kearney’s fireworks show until Thursday night

One of Kearney’s premier fireworks shows will happen on Thursday night after a rain postponement.

New officers assume command of Salvation Army of Hastings

New officers assume command of Salvation Army of Hastings

Two new leaders are taking over the top posts at the Salvation Army of Hastings.

Kearney man sentenced to federal prison for ammunition violation

Kearney man sentenced to federal prison for ammunition violation

A man from Central Nebraska will spent years in prison for a federal crime. 

Hastings Sodbusters aiming to stay on track amidst mid-season coaching change

Hastings Sodbusters aiming to stay on track amidst mid-season coaching change

The Hastings Sodbusters are playing on despite losing their Head Coach midway through the summer baseball season.

Search being conducted for missing Lincoln Regional Center patient

Search being conducted for missing Lincoln Regional Center patient

Man went missing during severe weather earlier this week

Longtime Stolley Park Train conductor and manager to retire

Longtime Stolley Park Train conductor and manager to retire

The couple who has been in charge of a popular park attraction for children in Grand Island is saying goodbye. 

Central Nebraska logs 2+ inches of rain Monday, adds onto already wet year

Central Nebraska logs 2+ inches of rain Monday, adds onto already wet year

A wet year for Central Nebraska continued with record-setting rainfall on Monday.

Grand Island Community Fireworks Display Planning Tips

Grand Island Community Fireworks Display Planning Tips

The Grand Island Community Fireworks Display committee has updated information to help you prepare for this year’s fireworks display.

Hastings Economic Development Corporation announces new Community Development Director

Hastings Economic Development Corporation announces new Community Development Director

The Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is turning to a Hastings native as its new Community Development Director. 

Tornadoes possible with Monday night storm

Tornadoes possible with Monday night storm

Weather officials say tornadoes are possible as severe storms track through south-central Nebraska on Monday night.

Demo of URN, URS residence halls at UNK begins next week

Demo of URN, URS residence halls at UNK begins next week

Demolition of two vacant residence halls on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus is scheduled to begin next week.

Free breakfast and lunch coming at four Kearney schools

Free breakfast and lunch coming at four Kearney schools

Students at four schools in Kearney will receive free breakfast and lunch for the next four years.

Six arrested after trespassing incident involving masks and machete, police say

Six arrested after trespassing incident involving masks and machete, police say

Six people are facing charges in Grand Island after a trespassing incident that police say involved masks and a machete.

Classic Car Collection in Kearney relaunches as American Automobile Experience

Classic Car Collection in Kearney relaunches as American Automobile Experience

Brad Kernick has been showing off prized rides at the Classic Car Collection in Kearney since it opened more than a decade ago.

Kearney Police give first public tours of new Bearcat armored vehicle

Kearney Police give first public tours of new Bearcat armored vehicle

For the first time, the Kearney Police Department is showing off its Bearcat armored vehicle.

KHAS Radio cuts ribbon at new building location in Hastings

KHAS Radio cuts ribbon at new building location in Hastings

A News Channel Nebraska radio station in Central Nebraska is celebrating its move to a new building.