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State officials are still waiting to see if a proposed central Nebraska home for veterans will receive federal funding. Gov. Dave Heineman said Tuesday that he hasn't received word on whether the federal government will approve grant funding for the project in Kearney. Heineman says state officials believe they will be notified ...
The Hastings City Council on Monday voted to remove all four ordinances from the agenda regarding construction projects around Pioneer Spirit Trail. After review with city officials, the Department of Roads rejected a bid to go forward on the project. City engineer Dave Wacker explained the department's action. "They've also indi...
Officials say a Broken Bow woman's child care provider license was revoked because her husband kept methamphetamine and guns in the home where she watched over children. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Monday an emergency revocation order was issued to Fae Beaumont, who runs a day care business out of the home sh...
Days after an Adams County jury found her son guilty of first degree murder, 41 year-old Shelley Casterline learned Monday she'd be serving a life sentence for her role in the death of Virginia Barone. In March, Casterline entered a guilty plea of second degree murder. She received a lesser conviction than her son Andrew because of a plea deal. She...
A Hastings man convicted of negligent child abuse in connection to the death of a 4 year-old boy has been sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison. A judge sentenced Matthew Edwards to 59 to 60 months in prison Monday. He was given credit for 137 days served and is eligible for parole in two-and-a-half years. Edwards pleaded no contest in Ju...
The man convicted of murdering his ex-wife and the Grand Island attorney who represented him has died in prison. Michael Petersen, assigned to the Lincoln Correctional Center in Lancaster County was found dead at 6:14 a.m. this morning. The 59 year-old began serving a life sentence on May 28 for 1st Degree Murder in Buffalo and Hall Counti...
It's one of the worst cases of abuse a local animal shelter has seen. Now they are asking for the public's help. A dog near death was brought into Start Over Rover in Hastings Friday night. She is a boxer and about 4-5 years old. She was found wandering down the road near Kenesaw. Anne Halbert brought the dog, named Leona, into the KHAS St...
The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for August is at 3.6 percent, seasonally adjusted. Acting Commissioner of the Labor Department John Albin says it's the first time since 2007 that the state sustained under 4 percent unemployment for an entire year. The jobless rate was the same ...
The respiratory illness that has spread throughout the Midwest has made its way to Nebraska. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Enterovirus (EV-D68) has been confirmed in Nebraska. The virus has now spread to 18 states since mid-August, infecting 153 people. The CDC says in the coming weeks more states will have confirmed ...
Federal authorities have awarded $9.8 million to the Central Nebraska Regional Airport to create a passenger terminal. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grant for the $14.2 million terminal. Construction crews will break ground next month and the nearly 34,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in 2016. The administratio...
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