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Walnut Middle School Placed In Secure Mode After Reported Threats On Bus

Dec 14, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - An email regarding a resolved bus incident was sent to patrons by Grand Island Public Schools Superintendent Matt Fisher just ...
GI City Council Discusses Possible Improvements To Island Oasis

GI City Council Discusses Possible Improvements To Island OasisAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Dec 14, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) – The Grand Island City Council on Tuesday night held a study session conversion about the future of upgrades and improvem...
Wreaths Across America Getting Set For Saturday

Wreaths Across America Getting Set For Saturday

Dec 14, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Join the more than two million vol...
Flu Numbers Low in the Region

Flu Numbers Low in the Region

Dec 14, 2023 / CDHD

Grand Island, NE – The flu season has yet to hit Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties, meaning there’s still time to protect yourself ag...
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Arrest Warrant Issued Former Local TV Anchor

Dec 14, 2023 / KRGI News

A Buffalo County judge has issued an arrest warrant for a former local TV personality. Joe Scanlan, 27 of Arlington, Texas, is wanted for terrorist...
Ricketts “Inflation is A Tax on Every American’s Standard of Living”

Ricketts “Inflation is A Tax on Every American’s Standard of Living”

Dec 13, 2023 / U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) spoke on the Senate floor about President Biden’s failed policies and the h...
Grand Island Fire Remembers Former Chief

Grand Island Fire Remembers Former Chief

Dec 13, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Grand Island Fire Department Facebook Post: We were saddened by the news of Richard L. Simpson's recent passing. As he is laid...
Accident Then Foot Chase Leads To Arrest In Grand Island

Accident Then Foot Chase Leads To Arrest In Grand Island

Dec 13, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday, December 11th Grand Island Police reported that Ethan Engelhardt was determined to be the driver involved in a tra...
Grand Island Senior High Launches Revamped Academies & Pathways Model

Grand Island Senior High Launches Revamped Academies & Pathways Model

Dec 13, 2023 / GIPS

GRAND ISLAND (NE) — The Academies of Grand Island Senior (GISH) will have a revamped look for innovative education starting next school year....
Iowa Man Arrested In The Death Of A Nebraska Priest

Iowa Man Arrested In The Death Of A Nebraska Priest

Dec 12, 2023 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a Catholic priest who was attacked over the weekend in a church rectory i...
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Hastings PD Makes Warrant Arrest

Dec 12, 2023 / City Of Hastings

(Hastings, NE) - On Monday December 11, 2023, the Hastings Police Department served a search warrant at 922 North Washington Avenue. This search wa...
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Trooper Recovering, Suspect Charged with Assault on an Officer

Dec 12, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

DECEMBER 12, 2023 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — A Nebraska State Trooper has begun his recovery after being injured Monday when a suspect rammed hi...
Nebraska State Patrol High Speed Pursuit

Update:Trooper Injured After Suspect Rams NSP Cruiser During Pursuit

Dec 11, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after a pursuit, during which the suspect ramm...
1-R Teacher Receives 2023 Kim West Dinsdale Excellence In Teaching Award

1-R Teacher Receives 2023 Kim West Dinsdale Excellence In Teaching AwardAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Dec 11, 2023 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday, December 5th the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation named Tammy Chohon the 2023 recipient of the Kim West D...
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Santa Fun at Grand Island Public Library

Dec 8, 2023 / Grand Island Public Library

Grand Island, Neb. — This year, kids can write letters to Santa before meeting him in person at the Grand Island Public Library. In...
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NSP AirWing Assist Leads to Arrest Following Pursuit

Dec 8, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Lincoln man after a pursuit that began near Beatrice and ende...
Stolen Firearm Recovered, Former Dundy County Sheriff Arrested

Stolen Firearm Recovered, Former Dundy County Sheriff Arrested

Dec 8, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Benkelman, NE) - Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested the former Dundy County Sheriff as part of an investigation into firea...
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Update Arrest Made - 16 yr old GI Native Found Dead In Texas Apartment

Dec 8, 2023 / KRGI News/Edna Police Department

(Update/Sunday, December 10th) Edna, TX Police Department Release - On Saturday, December 9th, 2023, with the help of the community, friends, and f...
Doug Kristensen to retire as UNK chancellor after 22 years

Doug Kristensen to retire as UNK chancellor after 22 years

Dec 7, 2023 / Press Release

University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen, a native Nebraskan, lifelong public servant and the longest-serving chancellor in the...
Area Crews Battle Tuesday Morning Fire

Area Crews Battle Tuesday Morning Fire

Dec 7, 2023 / Tyson Havranek

Multiple local fire departments battled a major structure fire near Cairo early yesterday morning.  The damages include the total loss of eig...
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Grant

Dec 7, 2023 / Press Release

The Hall County Sheriff’s Department was awarded $5,563.08 by Nebraska Highway Safety to carry out the Selective Overtime Enforcement for the...
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Flags to Fly Half-Staff in Remembrance of Pearl Harbor Attack

Dec 7, 2023 / Press Release

Governor Jim Pillen in accordance with a request from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on ...
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GI Yard Waste Site To Close for the Season

Dec 5, 2023 / City of Grand Island Release

Grand Island, Nebraska — The Grand Island Public Works Department would like to issue notice that the Yard Waste Site, which is located ...
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Grand Island Man Sentenced to 52 Years On Child Pornography Charges

Dec 5, 2023 / Press Release

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Scott Lee Meyer, 34, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced on December 1, 2023, in feder...
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Stolen Tools From Lexington Found Following Social Media Post

Dec 5, 2023 / Press Release

On December 4th, 2023, officers executed a search warrant at 1414 St. Paul Road, Lot #5, reference stolen property. During the execution of t...