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    Hastings Police Search for Escapee

    Hastings Police are looking for a prisoner who escaped.  17–year–old Zachary Vaught (VOT) is said to have gotten away from Police around 5–30 this afternoon when a warrant for his ...

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    Local Runners set to return to Boston to run Marathon

    Boston Strong. It's the slogan that was born out of a tragedy just over a year ago. This week, Colin Murphy hit the trail and caught up with two Grand Island residents that ran in the Boston Marathon last ...

  • Looking Back on this year's legislative session

    Session complete. Today, Nebraska lawmakers put an end to 103rd legislative session, but, not without a little bit of a hiccup.  State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha has a history of long speeches ...

  • Future for Local Business Owners

    This historic landmark has been vacant for years when plans to make it a luxury hotel fell through. Now, it's known as Tower 217 and could soon be the anchor of a renovated downtown. Chad Nabity– ...

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    Final day of legislative session underway

    This morning, state lawmakers were called to order for the last time this legislative session. With just hours left in the 60 day session, it won't be an easy road ahead.On the agenda for final reading ...

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    Autism bill passes, awaits Governor's signature

    The very first measure up for vote today, the bill that would provide insurance coverage for families dealing with autism. After continuous work and pressure by the families affected, state lawmakers passed ...

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    Hastings 8 Year Old Saves the Day

     He's an 8 year old with super hero powers. Max Vertin and his two brothers have been fighting a rare disease. They suffer from Duchenne Muscular dystrophy. But, today Iron Max didn't let the disease ...

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    Shortage of farmers in Nebraska

    The average age for a farmer is now 58 years old. That number has been on the rise for the past 30 years. Also, there are now six times more farmers 65 and older, than there are farmers 34 and under. It's ...

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    Congressman Adrian Smith in Kearney

    Congressman Adrian Smith spoke at the Nebraska Health Information Management Association Convention in Kearney. He talked with residents about their concerns with the new changes to healthcare. Congressman ...

  • Water Preservation in Nebraska

    Water is one of Nebraska's most important natural resources. Today Governor Heineman signed the water sustainability bill into law. LB 1098 was introduced by Holdrege state senator Tom Carlson. The ...

  • Governor Heineman reflects on this year's legislative session

    59 days down and one more to go. Nebraska Lawmakers will wrap up this year's Legislative session on Thursday.The Governor and Lawmakers haven't exactly been on the same page this session. But, ...

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    Underwear bandit found guilty of trespass, stalking

    A verdict is in for the Grand Island man charged with stealing underwear from a woman's apartment. A jury found 27 year old Dillon Edwards guilty on charges of criminal trespass and stalking.Edwards was ...

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    Parra ruled competent to stand trial for attempted murder

    A Grand Island man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife has now been ruled competent to stand trial. Jesus Parra faces nine felony charges in Hall County District Court including attempted first ...

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    Nikko Jenkins pleads no contest

    The man accused in an Omaha murder spree last summer has pleaded no contest to all charges against him. Nikko Jenkins pleaded no contest today to four counts of first-degree murder, four counts of use ...

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    Body found in McCook area identified

    The Hitchcock County Sheriff's Department has positively identified the body of an 18 year old found Saturday in the McCook area. This morning the Sheriff's Department released that the body is that of ...

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    Adams County truck bypass work begins

    Construction on the 2.8 million dollar truck bypass in Adams County is set to begin today. Last October, Adams County Supervisors approved the route that will run from 42nd street at Highway 281 to Showboat ...

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    Osborn says Obamacare replacement essential

    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate all have one thing in common. They are fighting to repeal Obamacare. But if they're successful, what should take its place?Candidate Shane Osborne stopped by News ...

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    Soaring Like A Superhero

    Here at News 5, we've followed the story of young Max Vertin and his two brothers as the Hastings family raises awareness and hope for a rare disease. The brother's suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ...

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    Lincoln boy gets stuck in arcade claw machine

    A Lincoln toddler caused quite a scene Tuesday, trying to claw a prize at the local bowling alley arcade.A 3 year old boy feared missing by his mother somehow climbed inside a claw machine across the street ...

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    UNK hosts 12th Annual Robotic Basketball contest

    It's not your typical game of horse, "Our robot really depends on the balls landing in that corner. These players are locked and loaded for a game of hoops. Anything in this area, our robots are going ...

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    UNK unveils University Village plans

    400 million dollars. That's how much money is being invested into a new expansion project on the campus of University of Nebraska Kearney.Today, plans for University Village were unveiled. It will be built ...

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    Farmers and ranchers concerned about land valuation jump

    Nebraska ag land is seeing double digit growth for the sixth year in a row. That's a good thing, right? Well, it depends on how you look at it. The Department of Revenue released its analysis of land value ...

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    Hastings Public Schools officials discuss bussing plan

    Hastings Public Schools officials are working out the last hurdle for the school's 21.5 million dollar bond issue. This just four weeks before residents head to the polls. Tonight at the Hastings ...

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    UNL professors research the biology of political differences

    The death penalty, abortion, immigration and Obamacare, a short list of many divisive issues between liberals and conservatives. Topics that can stall Congress, maybe even turn a family reunion sour. Have ...

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    Mysterious virus is causing pork prices to soar

    It's killing piglets at an alarming rate and wiping out entire farms in less than 3 days. "When you have a decline of the number of piglets that are available you just have that much less meat," said Ron ...

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