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Voters in Minden have a big issue to decide this November. The city needs at least $6 million to improve the city's water system. If passed, a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase would pay $250,000 annually for repairs to the city's water system. City Administrator Matthew Cederburg says if approved they hope to have shovels in the groun...
A third candidate has emerged for one of the two seats on the Kearney City Council. Jim Bunger, who ran in 2012, has entered the race. Bunger finished fifth last time he ran but says he's back to give it another shot. Bunger works for Kearney Crete and Block and owns Kearney Media, a photo and video company. He is running against Randy Bus...
Hastings Police are investigating a hair-pulling incident that took place at Longfellow Elementary School last week. According to Sgt. Steven Murphy, the mother of a student reported her daughter's hair had been pulled by a school staff member. The matter is currently under investigation as a possible assault. Murphy says the investigative...
An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola has been released from an Omaha hospital and is headed home. Nebraska Medical Center officials say Ashoka Mukpo was released around 9 a.m. Wednesday from the hospital's biocontainment unit. In a statement read at a news conference today, Mukpo said, in part: "Today is a joyful day....
The Hastings City Council is considering adding vapor cigarettes to the city's smoking ban. The council held about a 15 minute study session yesterday to discuss the matter. The ban was proposed back in June after officials raised concerns about the increased use of E-cigarettes in public. The city banned smoking in public parks back in 2...
Hastings authorities have completed their investigation into the drowning death of a Good Samaritan Village resident over the weekend. Police say 92-year old Paul "Jack" Largent wandered away from his apartment at Good Samaritan Village and fell into a small pond. His body was found around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. They say it appears to be acc...
Hastings Police have arrested a man they believe tried to pass counterfeit $100 bills two days in a row. 55-year old Jose Llerena is charged with first degree forgery charges. Police believe he passed the first bill Monday at Uncle Neals on Burlington Avenue. Sergeant Steven Murphy says an investigation led an officer to the man. He was tr...
Hastings Utilities is warning of a new scam that's been circulating around the country and has now made it to Hastings. Two customers were contacted yesterday by a group calling themselves "The Interruption Team." They told both businesses that their bills were overdue and that they needed to pay by credit card within the next hour or they...
One Central Nebraska school district has said ok to guns in senior pictures. The Broken Bow school board voted unanimously last night in favor of the policy after an issue arose last year where a student was denied that option. Broken Bow hosts the annual One Box Pheasant Hunt each year and hunting is very popular among residents in the c...
The Nebraska State Patrol conducted compliance checks at 62 businesses in Adams and Webster Counties last Friday. Of the 49 businesses checked in Adams County, four were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to a minor, including three in Hastings. The three Hastings businesses included Walgreen's, Los Caporales and El Toro Mexi...
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