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    Childhood Poverty On The Rise

    Childhood Poverty. It's not unique to just Nebraska. It's an epidemic that stretches across the globe.But, the numbers are hitting close to home. The latest Kids Count report reveals the poverty rate for ...

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    Chickens Within City Limits?

    It's been an issue in Kearney and Grand Island. We're talking about chickens within city limits. Now, Hastings City Council could be voting on the ordinance.Sarah Hoops, a member of Hastings City Council ...

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    Mobile Home Fire In Hastings

    Another busy day for fire crews across the area, this time in Hastings. Firefighters were called out to a structure fire around 2:30 PM. The fire was located at 27 Sara Drive. It started on the exterior ...

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    Fire At Gibbon City Maintenance Building

    Yet another fire in Central Nebraska. Multiple fire departments were on the scene of a fire at the Gibbon City Maintenance building last night.Fire crews from Gibbon, Kearney, and Shelton arrived on scene ...

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    New Study Is Bad News For Beef Producers

    Some shocking news for the state's ag producers. A new study suggests beef production may be worse for the environment than other protein sources.The study appeared in the latest issue of the Proceedings ...

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    Poll Looks At Nebraskans' Opinions Of Political Parties

    A new poll suggests nearly half of Nebraskans are fed up with political parties. Out of the voters polled in the MSR Group survey, 49 percent has an unfavorable opinion of the Democratic Party, compard ...

  • Grand Island faces excessive sanitary sewer problems

    The City of Grand Island has seen 8 sanitary sewer collapses so far this fiscal year. Last fiscal year there was just one. Tuesday night City Council voted 7 to 0 to approve nearly $30,000 worth of ...

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    Crash Closes South Hastings Intersection

    An afternoon crash slowed down traffic near Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. A two vehicle crash closed the intersection of D street and Elm just after 4 PM this afternoon and reopened around 8:45.The ...

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    Kids Count report ranks Nebraska in top five for economic well-being

    A study released today ranks Nebraska in the top five states for kids' economic well-being.The 25th edition of Kids Count highlights positives and negatives in health, safety, education and overall Well-being ...

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    Fairfield John Deere Dealership Ruled A Total Loss

    In the middle of farming season, the equipment shop that farmers in Clay County rely on is facing major renovations. The John Deere shop in Fairfield went up in flames last night. It's being ruled a total ...

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    Buffalo County Adult Entertainment Ordinance Cripples Local Business

    The owner of an Elm Creek strip club says a recent buffalo county ordinance is costing him thousands of dollars a week. The adult entertainment ordinance, passed back in February. It limits business hours ...

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    Crews Battle Massive Fire In Clay County

    The fire broke out just after midnight on Highway 74 at Oregon Trail Equipment, the John Deere store just east of Fairfield.

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    Mosquitos Test Positive For West Nile In Phelps County

    Mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus have been found in Phelps County. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, no human cases have been reported in the state yet this year.Mosquitos ...

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    Nationwide Recall On Several Fruits

    A California packaging company is issuing a nationwide recall on several fruits due to possible Listeria contamination. The company is recalling certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines,plums, and ...

  • UNK's World Leaders Camp promotes study abroad programs

    On average 175 University of Nebraska Kearney students study abroad each year. It's a number that's growing. Ten years ago just 26 students studied abroad. UNK's World Leaders Camp is aiming to help the ...

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    Working In The Heat

    We had scorching temperatures in central Nebraska today. Some areas were close to 100 degrees. As temperatures rise the risk of heat exhaustion increases. Experts advise you to stay indoors with air conditioning. ...

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    Irrigation Companies Busy With Pivot Repairs

    Business is picking up for local irrigation companies. They're busy repairing equipment after this summer's storms. T&L Irrigation in Hastings is dealing with pivots that have been broken, bent, ...

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    "No Parking" Signs On The Way For Stolley Park Road

    The "no parking" ban approved by Grand Island city council for Stolley Park Road earlier this month will be in effect by the first day of school. Council voted 8 to 1 to outlaw parking on the road. They ...

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    Shots Fired Outside Hastings Burger King

    It wasn't your typical Sunday night in Hastings. A 32 year-old man is in custody after firing several shots during an argument at the north Burger King. That suspect is Clinton Mohlman. He's now charged ...

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    Kearney Cruise Nite Enforcement Stats Released

    One Kearney Police Captain called the level of intoxication at last year's Cruise Nite the top five worst he's ever seen. But now, officials say behavior at this year's event was even worse. From ...

  • Golf tournament raises money for Grand Island girl battling rare cancer

    Five year old Katelyn Sybrandts of Grand Island was diagnosed with ependimoblastoma in February. Her parents learned not only is that a rare form of cancer, but Katelyn's case is even more rare. It was ...

  • Law enforcement had their hands full for Cruise Nite

    Cruise Nite attracts thousands to Kearney making it the biggest event of the year for the city.  And while the crowd is good for local business, law enforcement found themselves with their hands full ...

  • Summer sun brings increased visitors to Hastings Aquacourt

    Last week's cooler temperatures forced area swimming pools to stay closed, but the heat wave ahead may help make up for lost business. Hastings Aquacourt was closed last Wednesday and Friday due to unseasonably ...

  • Benefit for the Hastings College Shooting Team

    More than 100 shooters sharpened their skills at the first annual Hastings College shooting team benefit today. The event was sponsored by the four rivers sportsman club and Hastings gun show. The ...

  • Central Nebraskans Pray for Peace

    All 298 passengers on board Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 were killed on Thursday when their plane was shot down in Ukraine. Some of whom were considered the most brilliant and influential ...