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New census numbers show growth throughout much of Central Nebraska. The latest figures, released on Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau for counties and metropolitan areas shows Adams County's population actually dropped between 2013 and 2014 by 124. Since 2010, Adams County's population is up modestly at 0.3 percent. The latest number sho...
A new report released today shows that Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the February rate is seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent. The new Nebraska figure remains w...
A traffic stop Thursday in Hamilton County led to a seizure of 45 pounds of marijuana and one arrest. A trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a pickup driver for speeding just off the Giltner exit on I-80 shortly before 1 p.m. A service dog then alerted the trooper to drugs coming from the rear of the pickup. A probable cause sear...
Hastings College has a new motto: "Vote No to Grow." That's the message college officials want voters to remember when they vote on a special ballot measure this spring which will decide the fate of 9th Street through the campus. The motto was unveiled at last night's Business After Hours event for the college. A "No" vote would...
Police in Grand Island say they've arrested five individuals over the past three days who have been involved in burglaries. One of the suspects arrested Thursday was located in a stolen vehicle and was in possession of drugs. Police were tipped when a neighbor called 911 and reported suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Polic...
The Grand Island Police Department is working to fix errors that recently appeared in their annual report of violent crimes. This week, the Grand Island Police Department corrected an earlier report that showed violent crime had gone up between 2013 and 2014 in the city. But the department's crime analyst spotted some logging errors in tho...
A Hastings High School senior is a national finalist for a merit scholarship. Ryder Mays was announced as a finalist on Wednesday. Mays joins a group of close to 8,000 finalists nationwide. Mays is in this class based on his outstanding score on the PSAT/merit scholarship qualifying test. He also scored a perfect 36 on his ACT, which was ...
Farmers in the Wood River area claim that waterfowl conservation efforts along the Platte River are damaging Hall County roads and cropland. Four families spoke with county supervisors Tuesday about their concerns. The families said that flood damage that occurred in February along Shoemaker Island Road will happen again because of raised...
A Kearney man has been sentenced to 100 days in jail and four years probation after he was convicted of having sex with a minor. 20-year-old Jonathan Slagle was recently sentenced in Buffalo County Court on a charge of felony attempted second-degree sexual assault. As a result of his sentence, Slagle was ordered to avoid contact with fema...
A Kearney elementary school recently raised $1,481 to buy supplies for the Kearney Area Animal Shelter. Students at Central Elementary School raised the money through a coin drive that brought in 228 pounds of coins. In addition to helping a worthwhile cause, the class that brought in the greatest weight in coins won a cookie party, and ...
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