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Local talent headlines Hastings College football’s 26-man class
Local talent headlines Hastings College football’s 26-man class

Three Hastings St. Cecilia players are among the 26 to sign letters of intent to play football at Hastings College on Wednesday.

Target shooting suspect identified

Target shooting suspect identified

Police: Weapon bought four days earlier

Lawmakers feud over key words in abortion ban

Lawmakers feud over key words in abortion ban

"Reasonable medical judgement" draws criticism

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.

Pierce QB Scholting officially signs with UNK

Pierce QB Scholting officially signs with UNK

One of the top quarterbacks in the state made his college decision official Wednesday, signing with the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Report states Rhule files compensation dispute against Panthers

Report states Rhule files compensation dispute against Panthers

According to CBS Sports, Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule is filing a lawsuit against his former employer.

FEB 3 (5:50 PM CT) - North Platte vs Hastings (NCN TV)

FEB 3 (5:50 PM CT) - North Platte vs Hastings (NCN TV)

HASTINGS - The girls/boys doubleheader between North Platte and Hastings will be televised on News Channel Nebraska and streamed online via the NHFS Network starting at 5:50 PM CT.

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.

Humphrey St. Francis soars over Central Valley in doubleheader

Humphrey St. Francis soars over Central Valley in doubleheader

Tuesday night was the kind of night where nothing could go wrong for the Humphrey St Francis Flyers, taking care of business against the Central Valley Cougars 65-29 in the girls game and 71-37 in the boys.

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.

Nebraska ranchers fear stressful rest of winter

Nebraska ranchers fear stressful rest of winter

While the hay shortage is nationwide, Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers have felt its biggest impact due to the ongoing drought. Nebraska has been in a drought state since June 2020.

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.

Nebraska Hospital Association advocates for legislation to improve rural health care

Nebraska Hospital Association advocates for legislation to improve rural health care

The Nebraska Hospital Association and Nebraska Rural Health Association released the Roadmap to Strong Rural Health Care on Monday.

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.

State hearing on abortion ban this week

State hearing on abortion ban this week

Governor has indicated his support for a six-week ban

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.

Loper women hit 15 threes in 91-55 drubbing of Missouri Western

Loper women hit 15 threes in 91-55 drubbing of Missouri Western

The UNK women's basketball team drilled 15 three-pointers in a 91-55 rout of Missouri Western on Saturday.

Lopers get big games from Nebeker and Cook to beat Missouri Western 85-75

Lopers get big games from Nebeker and Cook to beat Missouri Western 85-75

Super senior forward Darrian Nebeker scored a game-high 23 points and senior forward Winston Cook added 20 off the bench to help Nebraska Kearney beat Missouri Western State, 85-75, Saturday evening at the Health & Sports Center.

Schmaderer: Criminal activity by police 'can never be tolerated'

Schmaderer: Criminal activity by police 'can never be tolerated'

Police video of Tyre Nichols' arrest was released Friday

Norfolk boys hold off GI for third win

Norfolk boys hold off GI for third win

The Panthers took down the Islanders at home 58-51

Norfolk rides big second half to girls basketball win

Norfolk rides big second half to girls basketball win

The Panthers beat Grand Island 56-40

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.

White House says 154K Nebraskans applied for student debt relief before program's pause

White House says 154K Nebraskans applied for student debt relief before program's pause

New data has been released on the number of applicants who applied for student debt relief, and nearly two-thirds of Nebraska's applicants were approved prior to the federal program being put on pause.

Big city police chiefs battle push to loosen restrictions on hidden guns

Big city police chiefs battle push to loosen restrictions on hidden guns

In the past Brewer’s bill would have allowed urban areas to opt out of a concealed carry law, but this year's bill eliminates that carve out.

House committee appointments announced for Nebraska delegation

House committee appointments announced for Nebraska delegation

Two of Nebraska’s three members of the House have been officially placed on their committees.

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.

Gallaway signs with Hastings College wrestling

Gallaway signs with Hastings College wrestling

The top ranked girls wrestler in Nebraska is staying in her home state to compete in college.

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.

Lincoln University leaving MIAA for GLVC

Lincoln University leaving MIAA for GLVC

Next season will be the final time Nebraska Kearney sports teams will play Lincoln University as a conference opponent.

AARP Nebraska educating members about vaccine, insulin benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

AARP Nebraska educating members about vaccine, insulin benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

State AARP leaders are celebrating recent federal legislation, while also encouraging Nebraskans to take advantage of the bill.

Offensive GA comes from coaching family, was on Ohio staff

Offensive GA comes from coaching family, was on Ohio staff

Nebraska Kearney head football coach Ryan Held announced today that Kenny Zamberlin will be the Lopers offensive graduate assistant and tight ends coach.

UNMC getting CDC grant to cover school nurse program

UNMC getting CDC grant to cover school nurse program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is getting federal money aimed at addressing the urgent need for nurses in Nebraska.

Pierce standout Scholting commits to UNK

Pierce standout Scholting commits to UNK

A northeast Nebraska football standout is staying in state to play at the next level.

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. 

'Bushel baskets' of cash find Pillen spending and saying 'no'

'Bushel baskets' of cash find Pillen spending and saying 'no'

Pillen says he's "investing," critics have their own views.

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.

Pillen weighs in on abortion, NU budget, new state prison

Pillen weighs in on abortion, NU budget, new state prison

Pillen: State has never been stronger

Lopers add former Missouri Western assistant as passing game coordinator

Lopers add former Missouri Western assistant as passing game coordinator

Nebraska Kearney head football coach Ryan Held announced today that Moses Harper will be the Lopers passing game coordinator.

Controversial gun bill returns to State Capitol

Controversial gun bill returns to State Capitol

State Sen. Tom Brewer, a Republican from Gordon, is once again pushing to loosen restrictions on those who want to carry a gun and conceal it.

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.

Missing boy's mom wants him declared dead

Missing boy's mom wants him declared dead

12-year-old Ryan Larsen, who has autism, was last seen 20 months ago, on May 17, 2021.

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.

Nebraska bill aims to cap the cost of insulin for insured people

Nebraska bill aims to cap the cost of insulin for insured people

The day after Jerrold Warren’s 26th birthday, freshly off his parents’ health insurance, he went to the pharmacy and was met with the harsh reality that is the cost of insulin in America -- one that he’s now paying for the rest of his life.

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts sworn in as U.S. Senator

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts sworn in as U.S. Senator

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in on Monday as U.S. Senator. 

Key Omaha lawmaker is lone Democrat backing six-week abortion ban

Key Omaha lawmaker is lone Democrat backing six-week abortion ban

And there’s more, that same Democrat, Mike McDonnell is also the lone Democrat backing a pair of bills targeting transgender youth.

Doctors sound opposition to six-week abortion ban

Doctors sound opposition to six-week abortion ban

At the moment the six-week ban is backed by 29 lawmakers, 33 votes are needed to break a likely filibuster, and backers are clearly optimistic.

Adams Central boys dominate GICC in 61-34 win

Adams Central boys dominate GICC in 61-34 win

The Adams Central Patriots held Grand Island Central Catholic to six first-half points and cruised to a 61-34 victory on Saturday afternoon.