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Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings
Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Three Nebraska Senator hopefuls took questions from Adams, Phelps, and Kearney County residents, and made their case to become the next representative of District 33 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

Hastings College seeking $630,000 for French Memorial Chapel revitalization

Hastings College seeking $630,000 for French Memorial Chapel revitalization

Officials at Hastings College are raising funds to renovate and repair the school’s iconic chapel.

Wanted man arrested in Kearney with one pound of meth, police say

Wanted man arrested in Kearney with one pound of meth, police say

A Nebraska man is behind bars after police say officers found him with about a pound of meth.

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

The Nebraska State Patrol says the missing girl was found safe. The EMA is canceled.

Jacque Cranson: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Jacque Cranson: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Jacque Cranson is the owner of Small Town Famous in downtown Hastings, and is running to become the next Hastings Mayor.

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Nebraskans will soon have the chance to interact with the priority candidate for president of the University of Nebraska.

Mary Lanning Healthcare now offering neurology services in Hastings

Mary Lanning Healthcare now offering neurology services in Hastings

A Central Nebraska hospital is expanding by offering neurology services to better serve its patients.

Hastings Utilities receives national recognition for electric reliability

Hastings Utilities receives national recognition for electric reliability

The Hastings Utilities Department is receiving national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2023.

K-9 used in arrest after Texas man steals Kearney taxi cab, police say

K-9 used in arrest after Texas man steals Kearney taxi cab, police say

A Texas man is behind bars after police say he stole a taxi in Nebraska and refused to surrender to officers.

Pipeline company, environmental group strike unique ‘community benefits’ agreement

Pipeline company, environmental group strike unique ‘community benefits’ agreement

The developer of a carbon-dioxide pipeline and an environmental group have struck a “one-of-a-kind” agreement to ensure “community benefits” from the pipeline as well as support for the project.

Hastings College Students and Visitors take in partial solar eclipse

Hastings College Students and Visitors take in partial solar eclipse

Hundreds gathered at Hastings College Monday afternoon to see the first solar eclipse in Nebraska since 2017. 

Police: Grand Island woman brought knife to pharmacy, threatened to kill workers

Police: Grand Island woman brought knife to pharmacy, threatened to kill workers

A Grand Island woman is behind bars after police say she planned to kill people at a pharmacy.

Mother, child rescued from Lincoln County canal

Mother, child rescued from Lincoln County canal

No major injuries were reported when a driver drove her car into a canal in Lincoln County at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nebraska to see partial solar eclipse statewide on April 8

Nebraska to see partial solar eclipse statewide on April 8

On Monday, April 8, the United States is set to see the first total solar eclipse since 2017. The path of totality doesn't run through Nebraska, but a partial eclipse will still be visible across the entire state.

Hastings St. Cecilia promotes Prevette to Boys Basketball Head Coach

Hastings St. Cecilia promotes Prevette to Boys Basketball Head Coach

The Bluehawks are promoting Jared Prevette to Head Coach of the St. Cecilia Boys Basketball program.

'Topping off' ceremony signals progress on Kearney SportsPlex, continued growth of area

'Topping off' ceremony signals progress on Kearney SportsPlex, continued growth of area

These signatures carry some extra weight for the Brandt family.

UNK tennis programs benefit from international talent

UNK tennis programs benefit from international talent

The University of Nebraska at Kearney tennis programs are benefiting from its diverse talent. 

Shawn Hartmann: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Shawn Hartmann: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Hastings HVAC President by weekday, and city councilman by Monday nights, Shawn Hartmann is running to become the next mayor of Hastings.

Downtown Development Tour to highlight new developments at Railside Grand Island

Downtown Development Tour to highlight new developments at Railside Grand Island

The Downtown Development Tour in Grand Island is back and it's highlighting new developments. 

Adams County Jail has firm ribbon cutting date set

Adams County Jail has firm ribbon cutting date set

After months of delays and setbacks to the finished product, the new Adams County Jail is opening on April 16.

Authorities say body found in Platte County likely that of missing man

Authorities say body found in Platte County likely that of missing man

The body of a missing man has been located in Platte County.

St. Libory company surrenders grain warehouse license

St. Libory company surrenders grain warehouse license

A central Nebraska company will no longer be able to grain after forfeiting its license this week.

Photo ID now required to vote in Nebraska: What you need to know

Photo ID now required to vote in Nebraska: What you need to know

2024 Primary Elections are less than 40 days away, and photo IDs are now required to vote in Nebraska. Here's what you need to know before you head to the polls next month.

Grand Island Public Schools Wyandotte Building for sale

Grand Island Public Schools Wyandotte Building for sale

A school district in central Nebraska is looking for a buyer for one of its oldest facilities. 

Legislative committee reprimands Nebraska senator for workplace harassment violations

Legislative committee reprimands Nebraska senator for workplace harassment violations

The Legislature’s top legislative leaders opted Wednesday to formally reprimand a Nebraska senator after he inserted colleagues’ names into the reading of an explicit rape scene two weeks ago.

Hastings Parks and Rec to feature 'Star Wars Day' public event on May 4

Hastings Parks and Rec to feature 'Star Wars Day' public event on May 4

May the Fourth Be with You, a “Star Wars” celebration, is coming to Libs Park in Hastings next month. 

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

Fans wait hours in Kearney to buy Husker volleyball spring match tickets

Fans wait hours in Kearney to buy Husker volleyball spring match tickets

The May 4 Nebraska volleyball spring match in Kearney is sold out.

Central Community College is first Nebraska college to feature AI patient simulator

Central Community College is first Nebraska college to feature AI patient simulator

Central Nebraska nursing students are now more equipped to deal with real-life situations thanks to newly acquired technology. 

Jodi Mohr named new CEO at Merrick Medical Center

Jodi Mohr named new CEO at Merrick Medical Center

A central Nebraska hospital is hiring someone with years of hospital administration experience in the region to take the position of chief executive officer.

UNK Men's Basketball selects Levinson as new Head Coach

UNK Men's Basketball selects Levinson as new Head Coach

After spending most of last season with an interim head coach, the Lopers are hiring former UNK player and graduate assistant Marty Levinson to lead the men's basketball program.

Covered with hundreds of signatures, final beam placed on Rural Health Education Building

Covered with hundreds of signatures, final beam placed on Rural Health Education Building

As a crane lifted the final piece of steel into place, University of Nebraska leaders celebrated a milestone moment in a monumental project.

Problem-solving court in Merrick County gives graduates another opportunity

Problem-solving court in Merrick County gives graduates another opportunity

A problem-solving court in Central Nebraska is celebrating two of its newest graduates.

Kearney man arrested after early Saturday stabbing

Kearney man arrested after early Saturday stabbing

A man is recovering from injuries after police say a Kearney man stabbed him multiple times.

State Fair to feature bullriding, bullfighting, tractor pulls and demo derby

State Fair to feature bullriding, bullfighting, tractor pulls and demo derby

Bullriding, bullfighting, tractor pulls and a demolition derby will all be part of the 2024 Nebraska State Fair.

Debate to resume Tuesday, on Revenue Committee tax policy package

Debate to resume Tuesday, on Revenue Committee tax policy package

Package carries a hike in the state sales tax that is drawing opposition

Grand Island group walks 5.2 miles with cross on Good Friday

Grand Island group walks 5.2 miles with cross on Good Friday

A group of people in central Nebraska are commemorating Good Friday with a special cross walk. 

Judge rules Hastings shooting suspect competent to stand trial

Judge rules Hastings shooting suspect competent to stand trial

A man accused of shooting at Hastings Police will now stand trial.

Nebraska veterans gather in Kearney to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Nebraska veterans gather in Kearney to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Nebraska veterans are putting a spotlight on their shared experience during National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Merrick County Deputy helps arrest, sentence Iowa man on the run from child sexual assault charges

Merrick County Deputy helps arrest, sentence Iowa man on the run from child sexual assault charges

An Iowa man who was on the run will now spend more than a decade in prison thanks to a lengthy investigation and extra efforts by a Nebraska Sheriff's Deputy.

USPS holds public meeting on proposed changes to North Platte Processing and Distribution Center

USPS holds public meeting on proposed changes to North Platte Processing and Distribution Center

On Thursday, many people voiced their opinions about the changes coming to the North Platte Processing and Distribution Center at the USPS public meeting.

Halloran no show at censure hearing

Halloran no show at censure hearing

The Board putting off any decision on a full Legislative vote to censure Halloran apparently until sometime next week, but not before several lawmakers praised Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh's strength and courage.

Union Pacific to close multiple Hastings railroad crossings for maintenance

Union Pacific to close multiple Hastings railroad crossings for maintenance

Union Pacific will close three railroad crossings in Hastings for maintenance beginning Friday morning. 

Rodney Holling: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Rodney Holling: Hastings Mayoral Candidate Profile

Rodney Holling is the owner of Holling Plumbing and H2 Pipe Lining, and is one of five candidates running for Hastings Mayor. 

Defamation counts against Garner dismissed in former Kearney girls basketball coach lawsuit

Defamation counts against Garner dismissed in former Kearney girls basketball coach lawsuit

The two counts of defamation alleged by the former Kearney High girls basketball coach against the parent of a player are dismissed.

Prescription Pyro of Broken Bow receives Government Contractor of the Year Award

Prescription Pyro of Broken Bow receives Government Contractor of the Year Award

A central Nebraska business is being recognized with a prestigious award. 

Governor honors Nebraska Vietnam War veterans

Governor honors Nebraska Vietnam War veterans

Warner Chamber ceremony held on Vietnam War Veterans Day

Officials express concerns over future of Postal Service’s North Platte facility

Officials express concerns over future of Postal Service’s North Platte facility

Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service announced its intention to conduct an evaluation of current operations at the North Platte Processing and Distribution Center.

Mary Lanning Healthcare to open Acute Care Clinic in Hastings

Mary Lanning Healthcare to open Acute Care Clinic in Hastings

Some people may find getting healthcare outside of regular weekday business hours can be tough due to several factors. One provider in Central Nebraska is set to make those people's lives a little bit easier.

Yancey Building at Grand Island Railside to get renovation

Yancey Building at Grand Island Railside to get renovation

One of the most iconic buildings in downtown Grand Island is getting a new look. 

154 new apartment units coming to Grand Island

154 new apartment units coming to Grand Island

A developer in Grand Island is proposing to build more apartment buildings at an already existing development. 

Developer to tear down Grand Island house, replace with apartment building

Developer to tear down Grand Island house, replace with apartment building

A developer is planning to tear down a Grand Island house and build apartment units.

Preferred candidate for University of Nebraska Presidency, keeps focus on his current job

Preferred candidate for University of Nebraska Presidency, keeps focus on his current job

Dr. Jeffrey Gold was the guest speaker at the Beatrice Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

Grand Island Baseball Committee proposes $5 million Ryder Park Baseball Field renovation

Grand Island Baseball Committee proposes $5 million Ryder Park Baseball Field renovation

The home field for Grand Island baseball programs might soon get a renovation. 

Viola C. Fox estate gift to increase number of chemistry scholarships at UNK

Viola C. Fox estate gift to increase number of chemistry scholarships at UNK

The scholarship is awarded to a second-semester, first-year student majoring or minoring in chemistry with demonstrated academic achievement, need, integrity, character, dependability and motivation.

Hastings City Council approves long-negotiated ambulance agreement with Adams County

Hastings City Council approves long-negotiated ambulance agreement with Adams County

After years of negotiations, a deal to share ambulance service in Adams County appears to be close to being finalized.

Hastings College MBB's Reggie Thomas enters transfer portal

Hastings College MBB's Reggie Thomas enters transfer portal

Reggie Thomas, the 2024 Men's Basketball GPAC Player of the Year, has entered the transfer portal after two seasons with the Broncos. 

Hastings College's Poppen resigns to take job at Iowa Soccer Club

Hastings College's Poppen resigns to take job at Iowa Soccer Club

Cole Poppen is stepping down as the Hastings College Men's Soccer Head Coach after three seasons. 
According to the college, Poppen is taking a position with a Des Moines soccer club in Iowa. 

UNK promotes Shaffer to senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

UNK promotes Shaffer to senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

The University of Nebraska-Kearney is promoting from within to fill one of its most prominent posts.

Central Community College to keep same tuition rates for 2024-2025 school year

Central Community College to keep same tuition rates for 2024-2025 school year

Central Community College students will not see an increase in the cost of tuition and fees for the 2024-25 school year.

Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Central Nebraska

Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Central Nebraska

A winter weather advisory was still in place for parts of Central Nebraska, as of Monday afternoon.

Kearney Public Schools picks Boone Central superintendent as new Director of Student Services and Safety

Kearney Public Schools picks Boone Central superintendent as new Director of Student Services and Safety

A Central Nebraska school district is choosing an area superintendent to fill a vacant administrative role.

Dangerous driving conditions lead NDOT to close I-80 westbound at Kearney

Dangerous driving conditions lead NDOT to close I-80 westbound at Kearney

A late-March snow storm is forcing transportation officials to close Interstate 80.

Poor visibility in winter storm closes portion of I-80, Highway 30 in western, central Nebraska

Poor visibility in winter storm closes portion of I-80, Highway 30 in western, central Nebraska

A powerful early spring snow storm shutdown a portion of Interstate 80 and Highway 30 in western and central Nebraska Sunday night. 

Blizzard warnings issued, snow and high winds expected

Blizzard warnings issued, snow and high winds expected

Forecasters say severe weather is expected across Central Nebraska on Sunday and Monday.