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Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun 29, 2022 / AP

Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won the race to replace Fortenberry. Flood beat Democratic state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks in the state’s 1st...
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Fatal Accident In Merrick Co.

Jun 29, 2022 / Press Release

According to the Merrick County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were called to a single vehicle rollover crash on Highwa...
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NSP Makes Arrest for Child Enticement in Grand Island

Jun 28, 2022 / Press Release

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Roca man following an investigation into child enticement. On Monday, investigators a...
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No Jail Time For Fortenberry

Jun 28, 2022 / AP

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal ...
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Firework Sales Begin At 8am

Jun 28, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island city code regulates the hours fireworks may be sold and discharged within the city limits. Beginning this Tuesday, June 28, the hours ...
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Voters to replace ex-congressman on day of sentencing

Jun 28, 2022 / AP

On the same day a judge sentences an ex-congressman from Nebraska for lying to federal agents, voters in his district are deciding his replacement....
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States First Monkeypox Case Identified In Douglas Co

Jun 28, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Nebraska has identified its first case of monkeypox. A Douglas County male in his 30s with recent international travel is expected to be confirmed...
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Police Investigating Semi Thefts

Jun 27, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island Police are investigating a string of semi thefts over the weekend. According to the Grand Island police report at least two suspects ...
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Chaperone Formed, First Candidate Named

Jun 27, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

The push by former Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen for stronger representation on the Grand Island Public schools board of education is picking up...
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Nebraska Political Leaders Weigh In On Row V Wade Decision

Jun 27, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

Friday the U.S. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion.  Friday's r...
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Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was ...
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Uncertainty looms over possible Nebraska abortion session

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could be headed to a special session to try to ban abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given states t...
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Man Arrested Following Peru Shooting Investigation

Jun 26, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JUNE 24, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — One person has been arrested following an investigating into a shooting that occurred last weekend in P...
100 Square Body Auction Generating Plenty Of Buzz

100 Square Body Auction Generating Plenty Of Buzz

Jun 24, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

It’s a giant weekend for truck enthusiasts in Grand Island as the 100 square body auction will get underway on Saturday.  KRGI News Dir...
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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Jun 24, 2022 / AP

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative m...
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Congress set to vote on gun violence bill

Jun 24, 2022 / AP with added statements

Congress is on the verge of approving a $13 billion bipartisan gun violence bill. House approval is expected Friday on legislation that would be la...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available For Children 6 Months And Up

Jun 22, 2022 / Press Release

Children ages 6 months and up are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted for...
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Ballot Vacancy for Grand Island Public Schools Ward B School Board Race

Jun 22, 2022 / Press Release

Grand Island Public School Board Ward B candidate Carol Schooley filed a declination of nomination form Monday, June 20, 2022 with the Hall County ...
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Juvenile Apprehended in Grand Island

Jun 17, 2022 / Press Release

 The Nebraska State Patrol and Grand Island Police Department have taken a juvenile into custody following a pursuit and search Thursday night...
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Troopers Locate Missing Indiana Girl Near Kearney

Jun 17, 2022 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have located a missing 13-year-old girl from Indiana and arrested a Colorado man following a traffic stop o...
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Gov. Ricketts Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jun 15, 2022 / Press Release

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement.   “The First Lady and I have tested positive for COVID-19.  Both of...
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Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

Jun 15, 2022 / AP

 A federal judge in Nebraska has removed a major obstacle for activists who want to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot campaign, ruling t...
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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrests in Merrick County

Jun 14, 2022 / Press Release

The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance of the SNARE Drug Task Force, Merrick County Sheriff’s Office, and Central City Police Department,...
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GIPD Arrest Juvenile After High Speed Pursuit

Jun 13, 2022 / Press Release

Friday night officers observed a vehicle driving northbound on Broadwell Ave from Anna St without the lights on. A traffic stop was initiated at Jo...
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Troopers, Drug Task Force Locate 1 LB of Meth in Hastings

Jun 13, 2022 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the TRIDENT Drug Task Force, have arrested a Hastings man after locating more than a ...