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Gosper County woman crowned Miss Rodeo Nebraska
Gosper County woman crowned Miss Rodeo Nebraska

A new Miss Rodeo Nebraska was crowned Wednesday night at the Wild West Arena.

Autopsy scheduled after body found in downtown Lexington alley

Autopsy scheduled after body found in downtown Lexington alley

The Lexington Police Department is investigating after finding a body in an alley.

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

When Jeffrey Gold begins his presidential tenure on July 1, he hopes to distinguish himself in one key area: the duration of his term. 

California driver cited for motor vehicle homicide after crash near Elm Creek

California driver cited for motor vehicle homicide after crash near Elm Creek

A California man is dead after he was thrown from a vehicle which crashed Wednesday on Interstate 80 between Overton and Elm Creek.

Hastings College begins campus-wide renovations; plans for new residence hall

Hastings College begins campus-wide renovations; plans for new residence hall

With a need to modernize on campus living options, Hastings College has begun to renovate some of the Bronco Village Apartments this summer, and will also make smaller upgrades to the student union and other student buildings over the next year.

Hastings St. Cecilia dedicates new high school; says farewell to Fr. Brouillette

Hastings St. Cecilia dedicates new high school; says farewell to Fr. Brouillette

School may be out for the summer, but friends and family of Hastings Catholic School had two good reasons to go back to school Wednesday afternoon. 

Pillen announces $845K grant for Museum of Nebraska Art expansion

Pillen announces $845K grant for Museum of Nebraska Art expansion

Gov. Jim Pillen announced an $845,000 shovel-ready grant for the Museum of Nebraska Art on Wednesday.

Kearney City Council approves future housing project

Kearney City Council approves future housing project

More than 36 acres of land are set to be transformed into housing units and commercial buildings in a central Nebraska city.

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

The Sandhills are known for world-class golf courses, but in north-central Nebraska you’ll also find another unique type of golfing experience—a sand green course.

High nitrate levels detected in Hastings water well

High nitrate levels detected in Hastings water well

A Hastings well is out of service after potentially dangerous levels of nitrate were detected in it. 

Fairview Villas to bring dozens of housing units to Hastings

Fairview Villas to bring dozens of housing units to Hastings

Hastings residents ages of 55 and older will soon have more living options.

Grand Island patient and family to attend Family Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Grand Island patient and family to attend Family Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

A 10-year-old patient will visit Capitol Hill to advocate for better pediatric specialized care.

Major Hastings housing development passes initial city council vote

Major Hastings housing development passes initial city council vote

Hundreds of new housing units are one step closer in coming to Hastings after Monday night's city council meeting.

Nebraska native returns to lead Kearney Family YMCA

Nebraska native returns to lead Kearney Family YMCA

A Central Nebraska native is returning to the area as the new CEO of the Kearney Family YMCA.

President of Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announces resignation

President of Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announces resignation

Jamie Karl has informed the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce board of directors that he will be stepping down as president of the organization.

Construction starts on project to widen Highway 30 west of Grand Island

Construction starts on project to widen Highway 30 west of Grand Island

A major US highway that goes through Grand Island is scaling up. 

‘Everybody’s got to play’: Breaking down Nebraska’s more than 100 sales tax exemptions

‘Everybody’s got to play’: Breaking down Nebraska’s more than 100 sales tax exemptions

While the State of Nebraska annually collects about $2 billion in sales taxes, another $6.5 billion is left off the table through more than 100 sales tax exemptions.

Six high school graduates awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska scholarships

Six high school graduates awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska scholarships

Six recent high school graduates were each awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska Scholarships for their first year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

North Platte's Johnston among four transfers joining UNK men's basketball

North Platte's Johnston among four transfers joining UNK men's basketball

Nebraska Kearney head men's basketball coach Marty Levinson announced today that four transfers will take to the courts for the Lopers this upcoming season.

Severe thunderstorm leads to flooding in Kearney

Severe thunderstorm leads to flooding in Kearney

City streets are draining after a severe thunderstorm caused minor flooding in Kearney.

Operation Shine Camp impacts volunteers and campers alike

Operation Shine Camp impacts volunteers and campers alike

About 150 volunteers are spending three days helping at a summer camp for children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. 

‘Quite the humbling feeling’: UNK athletic trainer Bill Murphy entering state hall of fame

‘Quite the humbling feeling’: UNK athletic trainer Bill Murphy entering state hall of fame

A familiar face on the sidelines of Nebraska-Kearney sporting events is going into his industry’s hall of fame.

Rising rents leave Omaha tenants struggling to keep up

Rising rents leave Omaha tenants struggling to keep up

Apartment 133 at Parkwood Terrace has served as more than a mailing address for Marianne Clark over the past quarter-century. 

Letters warning of fraud and calls to form 'your militia': Election conspiracies spread in Nebraska

Letters warning of fraud and calls to form 'your militia': Election conspiracies spread in Nebraska

Most nights you can find Beverly Pop sitting in her Loup City living room, signing hundreds of letters she’s mailing across Nebraska. In the background, the voice of Steve Bannon, former Trump adviser-turned-podcast host, plays on her television. 

Governor Jim Pillen will call special session before school starts

Governor Jim Pillen will call special session before school starts

'We'll for sure have a special session,' says Gov. Jim Pillen.

A new Nebraska law makes court diversion program available to veterans. Other states could follow

A new Nebraska law makes court diversion program available to veterans. Other states could follow

Those seeking to get at-risk military veterans the help they need say a new Nebraska law that makes judicial diversion available for some veterans is serving as a model for other states.

Annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive culminates Tri-City tour in Hastings

Annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive culminates Tri-City tour in Hastings

The Tri-Cities saw 246 donations in the annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive with Hastings having the most donations with 136.

NWS reports severe weather for Friday evening

NWS reports severe weather for Friday evening

The National Weather Service has reported there will be severe weather this evening. 

Kearney Regional picks South Dakota native as new CEO

Kearney Regional picks South Dakota native as new CEO

A South Dakota native with decades of experience in hospital leadership will be the new CEO at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Grand Island solar farm to become second-largest in Nebraska

Grand Island solar farm to become second-largest in Nebraska

The expansion of a solar farm in Grand Island will make it the second largest of the state.

Nebraska State Fair artist cancels tour

Nebraska State Fair artist cancels tour

Organizers of the Nebraska State Fair are looking for a music act to fill a new vacancy in the fair’s concert lineup.

Bird flu’s spread from poultry to cattle to humans provokes worry among feds, states

Bird flu’s spread from poultry to cattle to humans provokes worry among feds, states

H5N1 or bird flu, was diagnosed in a third dairy farmworker last week, marking the first U.S. case with respiratory symptoms, said to be mild.

Nebraska AG wins case against ticket scam promising access to former Huskers

Nebraska AG wins case against ticket scam promising access to former Huskers

Some Nebraska football fans will pay handsomely to ramp up the game day experience at Memorial Stadium.

State treasurer touts savings plan's individual and big picture benefits

State treasurer touts savings plan's individual and big picture benefits

Tom Briese is spreading the word on how he thinks the NEST 529 plan could be a long-term boon for Nebraska

Grand Island breaks ground on new affordable housing project

Grand Island breaks ground on new affordable housing project

City leaders are working to address the lack of housing in Grand Island. 

Hastings Public Schools summer lunch program garners national recognition

Hastings Public Schools summer lunch program garners national recognition

Hastings Public School's summer lunch program is receiving a 'Silver Level' award from the United States Department of Agriculture. 

‘We were always happy here’: Tom and Sonja Kropp built their life together as Lopers

‘We were always happy here’: Tom and Sonja Kropp built their life together as Lopers

Two UNK campus legends are retiring.

Grand Island Police arrest man accused of stealing cremated remains

Grand Island Police arrest man accused of stealing cremated remains

A man is in jail after police say officers found him in possession of items he stole from a cemetery.

Revive Inc. buys Hastings motel and convention center to expand services

Revive Inc. buys Hastings motel and convention center to expand services

Revive Inc. is renovating the old Motel 6 and Hastings Convention Center to open a unique substance abuse treatment facility with a full continuum of care. 

Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department working on master plan, seeking public input

Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department working on master plan, seeking public input

A masterplan for the parks in Grand Island is in the works and the department is asking for the community’s opinion. 

Broadband expansion coming to parts of Adams, Howard, Kearney, Sherman counties

Broadband expansion coming to parts of Adams, Howard, Kearney, Sherman counties

Hundreds of homes and buildings in Central Nebraska will soon get access to broadband internet thanks to new grants.

Woman found still alive at Lincoln funeral home dies hours later

Woman found still alive at Lincoln funeral home dies hours later

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said a woman who’d been pronounced dead and later came back to life in a Lincoln funeral home has died.

MONA receives shovel-ready grant, will host Gov. Pillen news conference

MONA receives shovel-ready grant, will host Gov. Pillen news conference

The Museum of Nebraska Art is getting a financial boost towards the end of its years-long renovation project.

Years after landmark study, number of missing Natives in Nebraska has nearly doubled

Years after landmark study, number of missing Natives in Nebraska has nearly doubled

Despite lack of action on report’s recommendations, officials say they are making progress reporting and identifying missing Native people.

Gov. Pillen explains willingness to accept more than Nebraska’s ‘fair share’ in federal funds

Gov. Pillen explains willingness to accept more than Nebraska’s ‘fair share’ in federal funds

‘Welcome to the party,’ says State Sen. John Cavanaugh, who has been in favor of the state accepting more federal funds

UNK Student-Athlete Advisory Committee wins another MIAA trophy

UNK Student-Athlete Advisory Committee wins another MIAA trophy

The Nebraska Kearney Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has won the MIAA SAAC Cup for the second time in three years. 

North Platte residents clean up following Sunday evening gustnado

North Platte residents clean up following Sunday evening gustnado

Sunday evening’s gustnado in Lincoln County forced an hours-long power outage within North Platte as wind gusts in excess of 80 mph downed power lines and power poles, uprooted trees and damaged homes, outbuildings and vehicles.

Former Shriners patient gives back as athletic trainer at Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Former Shriners patient gives back as athletic trainer at Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Dave Regier cherishes his annual trip to volunteer in his home state.

Adams County recounts votes, confirms results in tight District 6 commissioner race

Adams County recounts votes, confirms results in tight District 6 commissioner race

Following a recount in Adams County, the result for a district commissioner race remains unchanged. 

Hastings Police identifies woman killed in deadly pedestrian crash

Hastings Police identifies woman killed in deadly pedestrian crash

The Hastings Police Department has identified the woman killed in a deadly pedestrian crash last week.

Loper legend Al Zikmund again included on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Loper legend Al Zikmund again included on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Decades after his coaching career ended, a Loper legend is being considered for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pedaling across Nebraska: Nearly 500 cyclists take on the challenge

Pedaling across Nebraska: Nearly 500 cyclists take on the challenge

Hundreds of bicyclists are hoping for good weather as they travel across Nebraska this week.

South wins 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl 17-10

South wins 66th Nebraska Shrine Bowl 17-10

A late interception sealed the deal for the South team in a 17-10 win over the North in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Class C and D state track champions crowned

Class C and D state track champions crowned

OMAHA, Neb. — The McCool Junction boys and Niobrara/Verdigre girls were crowned state track team champions for the first time in history on Saturday.

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

OMAHA, Neb. — Day one of the Class C and D Track and Field meet began on Friday morning.
Watch the video above to see the field results from the first day of competition!

Kearney and Norris take boys track titles, Westside and Waverly win girls gold

Kearney and Norris take boys track titles, Westside and Waverly win girls gold

OMAHA, Neb. — The Norris boys and Westside girls each won their respective state track team title for the first time in school history.

News Channel Nebraska to televise Gothenburg's Nebraska Championship Meet

News Channel Nebraska to televise Gothenburg's Nebraska Championship Meet

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — News Channel Nebraska will be showcasing the state's most talented up and coming track stars on live TV.

Storm safety tips, Nebraskans prepare for tornado season

Storm safety tips, Nebraskans prepare for tornado season

Storm season for the midwest has just begun. The state of Nebraska prepares for the upcoming 'tornado season'.

How to help Nebraskans devastated by tornadoes

How to help Nebraskans devastated by tornadoes

If you would like to help those cleaning up from the tornadoes, here are a few options.

Hastings cruises past Fairbury in final regular season home game

Hastings cruises past Fairbury in final regular season home game

The Hastings Tigers scored seven runs in the first inning and had no problem keeping up the pace in a 15-2 run-rule win over the Fairbury Jeffs Saturday afternoon.

Polk goes six innings, North Platte tops Kearney 11-8

Polk goes six innings, North Platte tops Kearney 11-8

Jackson Polk tossed six innings and North Platte held off Kearney 11-8 on Saturday afternoon.

Lincoln East Baseball run-rules Grand Island to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

Lincoln East Baseball run-rules Grand Island to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

The Class A #1 Lincoln East Spartans had no trouble beating the Grand Island Islanders in their 10-0 victory Thursday night in Lincoln. 

Grand Island shuts out Kearney, defeats Bearcats for first time since 2018

Grand Island shuts out Kearney, defeats Bearcats for first time since 2018

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The Grand Island boys snapped a four match losing streak to their rivals on Tuesday night.

Province's first career goal pushes #9 Kearney past Norfolk in defensive thriller

Province's first career goal pushes #9 Kearney past Norfolk in defensive thriller

NORFOLK - The Kearney Bearcats have won its eighth game on the year and third straight after leaving Norfolk with a 1-0 win on Tuesday night

Beatrice braves cold to beat Hastings 4-3

Beatrice braves cold to beat Hastings 4-3

The Beatrice baseball team braved cold and windy conditions to hold off Hastings 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Duncan Field.