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Fonner Park Casino Operator To Be Announced This Week

*Full Interview With Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak Below*   Details of Fonner Parks new Casino Operator will be unveiled this week. A news ... continue reading

Bartling Presented With Secretary Of State's Citation

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Secretary of State Bob Evnen made a stop in Grand Island today(Tuesday) during a voter registration event a... continue reading
COVID-19 Cell with the words Central Nebraska Health Department COVID-19 update overlaid on top.

Attempts To Overcome Vaccination Hesitancy

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska has cleared a path for adults of all ages to sign up for a coronavirus vaccination, but state offi... continue reading
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Alda Man Pleads No Contest

A man accused of threatening a protester with a gun during last summer's BLM protests in Grand Island has pleaded no contest to three charges. Cou... continue reading
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Meadowlark Program Helping To Cover Educational Expenses

*Full Interview With State Treasurer John Murante Below*   Every baby born in Nebraska in 2020 will get a $50 donation in April to help cove... continue reading
Grand Island Habitat for Humanity

Long time GI Habitat for Humanity executive director resigns

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, April 2, 2021--With heavy hearts, the Board of Directors for the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has accepted the re... continue reading
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GIPS planning COVID19 vaccination clinic for students 18 and older

(Grand Island, NE) - Parents of Grand Island Public Schools students were informed Wednesday of an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will b... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Nebraska lawmakers to debate medical marijuana legalization

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   At the state capital yesterday a bill that expand offerings and firework stand locations was being debated,... continue reading
Front of the Grand Island City hall building.

City Budget Planning To Begin In April

  At City Hall, the budget process will be starting in April.   City Finance Director Pat Brown joined us yesterday morning on KRGI. ... continue reading
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CDHD expands eligible groups this week to include ages 40 plus

(Grand Island, NE) - Beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 am, CDHD will be targeting those age 40 and older for COVID-19 vaccinations. If you... continue reading
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GI Man Sentenced For Involvement in Child Pornography Case

A former student was sentenced for his involvement, with his teacher, in recieving and sending child pornography. 18 year old Max Rookstool was se... continue reading
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GI Residents Show Support For Veteran Facing Eviction

*Audio Version Of Story Below* A peaceful protest was held Saturday in support of Jack Wilson, the WWII Veteran, facing eviction.  Two weeks... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Nebraska cities want mobile keno to compete with casinos

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cities that reap millions of dollars in tax revenue from keno bets are imploring Nebraska lawmakers to let people play the... continue reading
Lincoln State News

Man drives friend to hospital in front loader bucket

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man could face several charges after allegedly driving his friend to a hospital in the bucket of a front-end ... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Former South Sioux City coach charged with abusing student

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Police have arrested a former South Sioux City High School assistant football coach on charges he sexually assaulted... continue reading
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Former Grand Island teacher sentenced for child porn

A former Grand Island teacher was sentenced to six years and four months in prison for possessing child pornography.    38 year old Bri... continue reading
Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery on 16th Avenue in Kearney Friday

(Kearney, NE) - On Friday afternoon at approximately 4:22pm, officers with the Kearney Police Department were called to the area of the 1400 block ... continue reading

District Gets First Look At O' Connor Learning Center

A tour of the O’Connor Learning Center was held Friday morning as teachers, board members, and administrative staff got a first hand look at ... continue reading
US Capitol Building

Senate Debates Fillabusters and Elections

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   At the White House, different administration, same debate.  President Joe Biden wants senators who tr... continue reading

Roundabout work at Potash is underway

(Grand Island, NE) - Construction work has officially begun at Wilmar Avenue and Potash Hwy as the city of Grand Island installs a roundabout. This... continue reading
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Troopers Locate Missing Maine Juvenile

MARCH 24, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California man after locating a missing M... continue reading

Multiple charges in Grand Island drug arrest

(Grand Island, NE) - Tuesday night at 9:45pm Grand Island police officers responded to the area of 408 W. Koenig Street in reference to a gun shots... continue reading

Assault of a pregnant juvenile

(Grand Island, NE) – Tuesday night, Grand Island Police arrived to a call to 415 South Cherry Street to a pregnant juvenile female reportedly... continue reading

Sirens in Hall County will not sound during state wide drill

(Grand Island, NE) - It's severe weather awarness week in Nebraksa. The National Weather Service reminds us of several safties practices and plans ... continue reading
Kearney State News

Officials ID woman and two children killed in Kearney house fire

Authorities have identified three people killed in a Kearney house fire last week as a woman and her two children. T The Buffalo County Attorney&r... continue reading