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Less than eight months after announcing its 2015 expansion campaign, Hope Harbor in Grand Island announced today (Tuesday) they have reached their $1.6 million goal. Executive Director Aaron Ross says they were surprised to be able to raise that amount of money in such a brief time. "This go around, I think people are just a lot m...
Members of Hastings Utilities had been preparing for quite sometime, on possible policy shifts and EPA regulations to deal with climate change. Customer Relations Coordinator Steve Cogley says what was unveiled Monday, differed a great deal from the original EPA draft and will have an impact on operations at Hastings Utilities. "...
Kearney Police are investigating two separate robberies that occurred Monday night between 9 p.m. and midnight. One incident took place in the Dollar General parking lot while the other occurred in the Hilltop Mall parking lot. "From initial reports, the women at the two separate locations were both assaulted and their purses we...
With the first day of classes less than three weeks away, Hastings College officials say this year's incoming freshman class is smaller than they'd hoped for. President Don Jackson says just over 300 new freshman will be on campus this fall. That's a decline from roughly 350 students last fall. In addition, the number of student transfers...
A man walking along Hwy 281 last night received minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle, just south of the I-80 interchange. Authorities say 46-year-old Philip Summers of Ohio received injuries to his left arm and leg. He was struck by a southbound vehicle as he tried to cross the road. The driver, 23-year-old Sierra Hansen of Donip...
A Hastings man faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. 23-year old Andrew Williams was arrested Friday on a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child. A police investigation revealed an apparent sexual relationship between Williams and the 15-year-old victim. The mother of the victim first contacted police in...
Hastings Police say a driver who failed to stop at a red light caused a two-vehicle crash in downtown Hastings Friday night. The crash caused two vehicles to be carried onto the north sidewalk of 2nd Street near the Burlington Avenue intersection. One of the vehicles hit a light pole in front of the beauty college and struck a parked car. ...
After numerous reports of road signs between Kearney and Ravenna being run over or damaged, the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says they've identified a teen they believe to be responsible. The incidents occurred on July 23 and 24 and included damaged stop signs, yield and curve signs. The teen faces charges in juvenile court. ...
More than two dozen inmates at Nebraska's prisons had miscalculated sentences recently. Director Scott Frakes said Friday that all but six of those miscalculations had been given so-called "good time" credit they should not have received and saw their sentences lengthened. The maximum number of credits reversed was 21 days. The ...
Organizers of a campaign to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty say they're cautiously optimistic they'll gather enough signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty has less than a month left to gather about 58,000 signatures before an August 27th deadline. Spokesman Chris Peterson says the group has c...
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