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Troopers Respond to Over 150 Weather-Related Incidents, Cruiser Hit

Nebraska State Troopers responded to more than 150 weather-related incidents during the winter storm that covered much of Nebraska with snow on Fri... continue reading
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GIPS moves to masks recommended not mandatory

Grand Island Public Schools announced plans to transition to masks recommended but not mandatory for staff, students, and visitors effective Januar... continue reading
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Troopers Find Several Controlled Substances in Multiple Traffic Stops

DECEMBER 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested three people after locating numerous controlled substance... continue reading
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Alcohol Inspections Held in Hall County

DECEMBER 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers and investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Hall... continue reading
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GOP Candidates For Governor Participate In Forum

*Audio Version Of Story Below* All six Republican candidates for governor took the stage together for the first time on Sunday afternoon, in the N... continue reading
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Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon Opens Wednesday

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Grand Island Little Theatre proudly announces their Christmas show!  “The Holiday Channel Christ... continue reading
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We Remember Pearl Harbor

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii The United States declared war against J... continue reading
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Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante to seek re-election

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante says he will seek re-election for a second four-year term. Murante, a Republican, was first elected treasurer... continue reading
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Nebraska man who set fire to and stabbed wife gets probation

A Grand Island man who set his wife on fire before stabbing and beating her has avoided jail time after being sentenced to probation.  Distri... continue reading
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New Variant Renews Call To Get Vaccinated

*Audio Version Of Story Below* Scientists around the world continue to monitor the omicron variant and are using the latest variant as another cal... continue reading
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Green Responds To Ricketts Blast

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   The battle over UNL’s “journey to anti racism” rollout and chancellor Ronnie Green contin... continue reading
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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states t... continue reading
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Governor Blasts Chancellor Green Over Journey To Anti Racism

*Audio Version Of Story Below* Gov. Pete Ricketts put the chancellor of the University of Nebraska Lincoln on blast yesterday. saying he has &ldqu... continue reading
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Group collecting signatures to eliminate state board of ed

A petition drive is underway to change the Nebraska constitution and eliminate the state Board of Education. The proposal would shift oversight of... continue reading
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Nebraska's 1.9% unemployment rate the lowest on record in US

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate fell to a mere 1.9% last month, which was the lowest any state has reached since U.S. d... continue reading
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State Leaders Unveil Blueprint For Tax Relief

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Platte Institute Chief Strategy Officer Jim Smith, a former Nebraska state senator from Papillion and the p... continue reading
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Leading Nebraska senator unveils new school funding proposal

A Nebraska lawmaker who leads the Legislature’s Education Committee has unveiled a new proposal intended to provide more sustainable and pred... continue reading
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Senators to Challenge Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

Yesterday OSHA temporarily halted implementation of President Biden’s vaccine mandate  U.S Senator Ben Sasse joined all 48 of his Senat... continue reading
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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise in District

The Central District is seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases caused by the lingering Delta variant. As we move into both the cold wea... continue reading
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Select GIPS schools go into secure mode Wednesday

(Grand Island, NE) - Wednesday, at 2:45 pm, a concerned citizen notified School Resource Officers (SROs) that an individual was near the area of th... continue reading
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Man not guilty by reason of insanity in Holdrege killings

A judge has ruled a Holdrege man not responsible by reason of insanity for a 2019 triple shooting that killed two men and seriously injuring anothe... continue reading
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Propane leak was cause of Taylor explosion

Investigators say a propane leak caused an explosion last month that leveled a vacant building in the small Nebraska town of Taylor. No one was in... continue reading
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Nebraska fire in wildlife management area 40% contained

Officials say a fire that began Sunday in northwest Nebraska is about 40% contained. The fire is in the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area. The... continue reading
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Ornaments for St. Francis Tree of Love can be purchased now until Dec. 1

The CHI Health St. Francis Tree of Love will be on display throughout the Christmas season in the hospital’s main lobby. Adorned with ornamen... continue reading
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New state casino rules to require $1 million license fee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — To operate a casino at a Nebraska horse racetrack companies will have to pay $1 million for a 20-year license. The Nebra... continue reading