GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Ben, Elijah, Aaron and Ethan Kelley are hoping to accomplish a rare feat.
Each is striving to earn the Eagle Scout rank.
It would be a big accomplishment as only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts earn the organization’s highest rank. What would make that ...
Nebraska troopers seize more than 240lbs of marijuana
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized more than 240 pounds of marijuana in separate traffic stops.
Both stops happened on Interstate 80 Thursday — the first around 12:30 p.m. near Grand Island. The patrol says an eastbound car was stopped on suspicion of ...
Father arrested after kids taken to Grand Island hospital
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police in Grand Island say a father has been arrested after his two toddlers were taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Television station ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Howard Elementary School teacher Bianca Ayala greeted students as they entered a classroom at the school on a recent Monday morning, surrounded by hair straighteners, curling irons and totes of hair supplies.
As one girl sat down at a desk, Ayala asked: “Are we ...
Veterans set to move into new Kearney facility Jan. 16
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials have set a January moving day for veterans to move into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.
Plans are for the 95 or so residents at the Grand Island Veterans Home to eat breakfast at their old home and lunch at their new home 34 miles west ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A long tradition came to an end Nov. 4 when Olson Auction Service held its final consignment sale.
The company had held weekly consignment auctions at the same Grand Island location, 716 St. Paul Road, since 1958.
But owners Darrel and Linda Olson are not ...
Several Nebraska cities to celebrate National Adoption Day
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — National Adoption Day will be celebrated in several Nebraska cities this weekend.
The day is being recognized Saturday at county courthouses in Hastings, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk and Omaha. The day brings not only adoption finalization ceremonies, but family ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection with the death of an employee who was working in a Hall County cornfield.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing penalties of more than $11,600 for Rivera Agri Inc., a ...
Omaha police, fire departments helping Toys for Tots program
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha and its fire and police departments are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to help make the holiday season memorable for less-fortunate children.
The program gives to children in Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Andy Schneider had a vision.
As a band education major at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, he wanted to marry his girlfriend of two or three years, Amy Rischling. In spring 2011, when she was student teaching under John Schultz at Walnut Middle School, ...
Grand Island man accused of hitting cop with car arrested
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested a 19-year-old Grand Island man accused of hitting a patrol officer while speeding away from a traffic stop.
Television station ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Grand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant workers have been spending the month of October removing fish that are unintentionally caught every summer.
Wastewater plant operations engineer Dong Hyun Chon told
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials say plans are in the works for a new outdoor concert venue at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a man at a park in the western Nebraska city of North Platte.
The two Grand Island residents also were charged Monday in Lincoln County Court with use of a firearm to commit ...
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Ainsworth def. Stuart, 25-21, 25-17, 25-7
Alliance def. Scottsbluff, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18
Archbishop Bergan def. Tekamah-Herman, 25-8, 25-10, 25-7
Bellevue West def. Bellevue East, 25-21, 25-16, 25-16
Blair def. Nebraska City, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20
Boyd County def. ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska school district has been awarded a $6 million federal grant to help students prepare for postsecondary education.
The Grand Island Public Schools announced Monday that the district received the seven-year matching grant from Gaining Early ...
2 Iowa residents arrested on drug charges in Nebraska
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two Iowa residents were arrested in south-central Nebraska after a state trooper found several pounds of marijuana in their car.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the trooper pulled over the car around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, just west of Grand Island on ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Two friends took their separate battles with cancer and turned it into a campaign to help others fighting the disease.
A decade ago Lisa Willman and Julie Pfeifer started GRACE Cancer Foundation. The local nonprofit provides financial support to Grand Island area ...
Nebraska to hold public hearings on Medicaid ballot measure
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will have the chance to learn more about an upcoming Medicaid expansion ballot measure at public hearings throughout the state.
Secretary of State John Gale announced the hearings Thursday in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.
Bertrand def. Axtell, 19-25, 25-23, 28-26, 25-20
Columbus Scotus def. Columbus Lakeview, 25-14, 25-21, 25-13
Crawford def. Morrill, 25-14, 16-25, 25-20, 25-20
Creighton def. Randolph, 25-14, 25-13, 25-18
Elkhorn Valley def. West Holt, 26-24, 25-16, 26-24
Ewing def. ...
Rain blamed for most of Nebraska State Fair attendance drop
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials say attendance dropped more than 64,000 this year compared with last year’s Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
The final attendance figures show that nearly 315,000 attended this year.
A total of 21,300 people bought tickets to the seven concerts ...
Authorities say 2 people died after Adams County collision
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a collision in south-central Nebraska’s Adams County.
The accident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, south of Hastings. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says a westbound vehicle driven by 18-year-old Parker Short collided ...
Alma def. Medicine Valley, 25-18, 25-11, 25-22
Bellevue East def. Omaha South, 25-13, 25-7, 25-15
Centennial def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-11, 25-12, 25-19
Clarkson/Leigh def. Twin River, 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22
Crofton def. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, 25-13, 27-25, ...
Hall County authorities say woman died in airboat accident
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an airboat accident on the Platte River killed a Grand Island woman.
Hastings station KSNB reports that the accident ...
Adams Central 21, Gothenburg 0
Allen 34, Winside 0
Alliance 35, Brush, Colo. 26
Ansley-Litchfield 32, Cambridge 30
Aquinas 28, Ponca 14
Archbishop Bergan 27, Stanton 14
Ashland-Greenwood 54, Boys Town 14
Auburn 35, Omaha Concordia ...
Nebraska dioceses plan to cooperate with records request
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three Nebraska dioceses will cooperate with the state attorney general’s request to review records of allegations and investigations dating back decades, according to diocese representatives.
Attorney General Doug Peterson requested last week that Lincoln, Omaha and ...
Hall County officials ID person killed in crash Thursday
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Nebraska have identified a man killed in a rollover crash on Nebraska Highway 2 near Grand Island.
Hall County sheriff’s deputies and other first responders were sent just before 7 a.m. Thursday to the scene about 4 miles (7 ...
Educational events to teach about nuclear waste shipping
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Educational road shows are being held to teach the public about waste produced from nuclear energy that could be shipped through Nebraska and other states this fall.
The shows provide information about the shipments from Argonne National Laboratory in suburban ...
OVERTON, Neb. (AP) — Investigators say excessive speed led to a driver’s death in a crash near western Nebraska’s Overton.
The Kearney Hub ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old has been given 85 to 110 years in prison for beating to death a man at a Grand Island park.
Hall County District Court records say Ahmed Said was sentenced Tuesday. He’d been convicted in June of second-degree murder and use of a weapon. Court ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Democratic Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould has accused U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of allegedly serving the interests of the Republican Party and its donors over the needs of most Nebraska residents.
The two U.S. Senate candidates discussed trade, health care, ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Grand Island Senior High senior Joshua Wiemers stood in the corner of a vacant store space at the Conestoga Mall on Aug. 17, ready to make a difference in the community.
Along with a dozen members of the GISH Junior Air Force ROTC, Wiemers, a core commander, ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fair is opening in Grand Island for an 11-day run that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings construction company has been fined for safety violations following the death of a worker there earlier this year.
Television station KSNB ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have rescued goats, rabbits, a tortoise, a dog and more than 200 chickens found on a Grand Island property.
The animals were seized Thursday and Friday. An animal control officer said some of the animals were dying as they were being moved. Several ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The lifeblood of Grand Island is the thousands of volunteers who give their time and talents to help Grand Island to grow and progress.
One of those volunteers is Patsy Steenson of Grand Island. A former teacher at Gates Elementary School, she is now an active ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Quynh Parlane could relate to some of the clients she helped this summer at the Literacy Council of Grand Island.
For about two months, she worked with students teaching them English and citizenship skills. Many were new to the community, arriving from another ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A prosecutor has dropped a charge stemming from the traffic death of a man in Grand Island.
Robin Nehls, of Grand Island, was arrested a year ago, coming forward three days after 28-year-old Justin Foster was fatally struck.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a Texas man on Nebraska’s death row for killing two Grand Island men in 2007.
Marco Torres Jr., formerly of Pasadena, Texas, had sought post-conviction relief after being sentenced to death for two counts of ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state troopers arrested four men and recovered hundreds of stolen items after stopping their sport utility vehicle along Interstate 80.
Troopers started looking for the SUV Wednesday after it was reported that several men were trying to use potentially ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police say an 85-year-old Dannebrog man has died from injuries received in a Grand Island car crash earlier this week.
Television station KSNB ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Since the Global Angel Wings Project began in Los Angeles in 2012, colorful wings have fluttered all around the world.
Karen Neppl, the owner of Studio K Art Gallery, started a local version of the project, calling it Wings Across the Heartland.
She has ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould is seeking additional debates in her campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska.
Raybould’s campaign announced Tuesday that she has accepted invitations to three debates in Omaha and one in Lincoln. ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — When Chris Goplin, supervisor of respiratory care at CHI Health St. Francis, and his staff determined there is a portion of St. Francis respiratory care patients who can’t afford the equipment they need after release from the hospital, he went to work to meet that ...
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — It’s not the new and shiny revved-up motorcycles that light up Jake Tessman’s passion — it’s the rare, old and vintage motorcycles.
Tessman, 16, will be a junior at Hastings High School this fall. His passion is restoring old motorcycles, and he’s done so since he was ...