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Winter storm warning for Central Nebraska

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHTTO 3 AM CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected, possibly prec... continue reading
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Five Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Red Willow County

JANUARY 20, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested five people fol... continue reading
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Troopers Locate 35 LBs of Marijuana Hidden in Tires

JANUARY 14, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after loca... continue reading
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Update - Barr Middle School placed on lockout Thursday morning

Update/Follow Up 1:30pm Barr Middle School was placed on lockout Thursday morning after an alleged threat was made by a commun... continue reading
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Troopers Locate Missing Endangered Illinois Juvenile

JANUARY 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California man... continue reading
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Ricketts hints at ballot measure if property tax push fails

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will push to reduce property taxes during this legislative session by li... continue reading
Fremont State News

Nebraska man arrested in stabbing death of 4 month old

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the stabbing death of a 4-month-old baby in Nebraska. Police in F... continue reading
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NSP Investigating after Man Dies from Self Inflicted Gunshot during Brief Standoff in Kearney County

JANUARY 7, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is investigating an incident in which a subj... continue reading
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More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effor... continue reading
Covid 19

Elderly to be next priority for COVID19 vaccine

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say people 75 and older are the state's next priority for distribution of ... continue reading

GOP senator rebukes dangerous ploy to fight Biden victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has issued a pointed rebuke of GOP attempts to object Jan. 6 to t... continue reading
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House approves Trumps COVID19 relief checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted overwhelmingly to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Dona... continue reading
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NSP Investigating After Subject Commits Suicide during Traffic

DECEMBER 24, 2020 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred in Gr... continue reading
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Governor Ricketts announces new directed health measures

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State is moving from the “yellow” to “blue&r... continue reading
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Winter storm claims three lives

Additional Details Released Regarding Triple-Fatality Crash Wednesday DECEMBER 24, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  &mdash... continue reading

Local Grand Island teacher writes Christmas song

"What Makes It Christmas Time" made it's radio debut on Country 96.5 FM & KRGI 1430 AM/105.5 FM on Wednesday, December 23rd... continue reading

Fischer Praises Passed Relief Package

Congress has passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package. It promises to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individua... continue reading
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Congress seals agreement on a COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief packag... continue reading
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Howard cancels preschool classes following positive COVID 19 cases among staff

Due to recent positive coronavirus among staff members at Howard Elementary School’s preschool program, and out of an abu... continue reading
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15 year old body found submerged in car in Grand Island lake

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Investigators in south-central Nebraska say a 15-year-old Grand Island boy has been found dead ... continue reading
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Nebraska relaxes restrictions after hospitalizations dip

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will relax its coronavirus restrictions on Saturday after a recent decline in hospitalized pa... continue reading

Tri Cities Holiday Blood Drive December 29th

The American Red Cross and GI Family Radio will host the Tri-Cities HolidayBlood Drive, December 29, 2020 from Noon-6 p.m. o T... continue reading
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NSP SWAT Makes Arrest in Homicide Investigation

DECEMBER 10, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team have arrested a person w... continue reading
Beatrice State News

Lead investigator in Beatrice 6 exoneration dies after crash

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a former police investigator whose work helped exonerate six people wrongly convict... continue reading
Omaha State News

2 killed and 2 critically injured in Omaha house explosion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion that leveled a home in Omaha, Nebraska, has left two people dead and t... continue reading