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In a follow up to a story we brought you last week, one man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion/robbery in rural Adams County on Osage Road. 23 year old Joseph Meyer was arrested in Grand Island, and is currently being held in the Adams County jail. Meyer is believed to be part of a group that attempted to rob the home of...
A Hastings woman has been sentenced to three to five years in prison Wednesday for the death of her niece's 19-month old daughter. Thirty-four-year old Azudany Serrano-Contreras pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse resulting in injury. She was babysitting Aliyana Peterson at the time of the incident in March 2015. She told investig...
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse isn't backing down from his anti-Trump movement. On his personal Facebook page last night, Sasse detailed a laundry list of reasons why America shouldn't be forced to vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton. The senator recalls several conversations he had with residents at his Fremont Walmart in the "Open L...
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer was in Hastings this morning, one of three stops today where she's holding community coffees. Fischer was asked where she'll throw her support now that Donald Trump has all but wrapped up the Republican nomination. "I've always said I would support the Republican nominee. I know that I do not agree with th...
Adams County may soon get a new contract for a secondary public defender. Members of the county's board of supervisors voted 7-0 Tuesday to draft an ad for bids for a new contract or perhaps just pay an hourly fee for services. The current contract which technically expired last fall is said to be costing the county money. By law...
The Go Big Give 24-hour fundraiser for nonprofits in the Grand Island area raised $512,771 on Tuesday. The tally was $1,000 more than was raised in 2015. Raising the most money was the Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora, which brought in $50,797. The Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation and Grand Island Central Catholic Development Foundat...
Emotional. Moving. 5 decades in the making. Yea, it was about time. A surprise greeting awaited the Vietnam Veterans who took part in the Heroes Flight to Washington D.C., and they finally got what they deserved when they touched down at CNRA Tuesday night, a Hero's Welcome Home. An estimated 3000 people crowded the terminal area, lining the fe...
Buffalo County now has a new District Judge. John Marsh was sworn in yesterday after being appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts in March. Marsh has served as a prosecutor, Dawson County attorney, 22 years in private practice, and most recently deputy Buffalo County public defender. Marsh began hearings today with three civil cases ...
Monday was the deadline to register if you plan to vote in the May 10 primary. But Nebraska's Secretary of State says the spike in voter registration doesn't necessarily always translate to greater participation in the primary election. This year, more than 1.1 million voters are registered, about 13,000 more than last year. But John Gal...
Leadership Hastings has announced that this year's class will help renovate one of the Horizon Recovery and Counseling Center's Unity homes for sober living. The project was selected in November from more than 20 endeavors submitted for this year's class project. The class developed a budget of $5,000 for the needed renovations through pr...
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