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  • GI Mayoral candidates talk taxes

    Cut taxes; it's a phrase we hear often from politicians. Last night at the Grand Island Mayoral debate candidates were asked whether or not residents can expect a tax increase. Mayor Vavricek touted the ...

  • Governor Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner bill

    Nebraska Lawmakers ended their legislative session last Thursday, but, five days later a bill to address rural healthcare needs has been vetoed by Governor Heineman. Now, the bill is dead, and lawmakers ...

  • Barrett defends Ricketts

    It's been a back and forth war of words between Gubernatorial candidates Pete Ricketts and Jon Bruning. Both sides are accusing the other of negative campaigning. Former US Congressman Bill Barret ...

  • Hall County courthouse renovations given the green light

    The Hall County Board of Supervisors is still waiting on the floor plans and the costs of 2 options for their courthouse expansion project, but, sudden news of a new county court judge starting is speeding ...

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    Major changes for Brewer campaign

    Just weeks away from the May 13th primary, big changes are shaking retired Army Colonel Tom Brewer's campaign for Congress. NebraskaWatchdog.Org is reporting that two of Colonel Brewer's top campaign ...

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    Grand Island mayoral candidates debate taxes, leadership

    90 minutes, ten questions, three candidates. Last night residents of Grand Island had the chance to listen to each of the three mayoral candidates' opinions on issues important to the city.The three candidates, ...

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    Nebraska State Fair Marathon moving along

    A full marathon is on the books for Hastings this year, and tonight Grand Island's YMCA will go before City Council to move their race further along the course.Grand Island has hosted The Bill Seymour ...

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    Appeals court issues ruling on old Hastings Middle School code violations

    In a ruling issued this morning, the Nebraska Court of Appeals has sided with the City of Hastings over code violations at the old Hastings Middle School. Butch Hughes purchased the building for one ...

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    Nebraskans asking the President to "Protect and Reject"

    With a decision from the President on the Keystone XL Pipeline project on the horizon, Nebraskans are taking to the nation's capitol to ask the President to "Protect and Reject."Starting today, a group ...

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    Mayoral candidates debate in Grand Island

    We've heard debates between U.S. Senate candidates and gubernatorial candidates, but tonight the people of Grand Island will get the chance to hear the three mayoral candidates face off. Grand Island Mayor ...

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    Petersen makes plea deal in Buffalo County

    The Glenvil man charged with the November murders of his ex-wife and Grand Island attorney has entered a plea.  Michael Petersen entered a plea of no contest today in Buffalo County Court to first ...

  • New reports say ethanol could be more harmful to the environment than gasoline

    Nebraska is the 2nd largest ethanol producer in the country. It's turning into a money maker for the state, but, our environment could be paying the price. Two new studies released say that in the ...

  • The autism bill brings new hope to local families

    This bill is expected to provide financial relief for over 900 Nebraska families, that includes St. Libory couple Andrea and Craig Beck. We brought you their story a few months ago. Their son Traye ...

  • Hastings toddler killed by .22 caliber rifle

    New information regarding the shooting death of a Hastings toddler last Friday. The Adams County Attorney's Office says four year old Beau Pecor sustained a gunshot wound from a .22 caliber rifle that ...

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    Grand Island resident describes Boston Marathon experience

    Among the nearly 36,000 runners in Boston today were two Grand Island residents, Tom Osterbuhr and Kylee Cheestos. We've been following their training as they prepared for a return to Boston. Both ran ...

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    Cause of Hastings home fire determined

    Unattended smoking materials have been determined as the cause of a fire last night that left a Hastings home with extensive heat and smoke damage.Crews were called to the 100 block of North Barnes Avenue ...

  • Protecting sensitive plants from freezing

    With the heat and sunshine we're beginning to see.  Many of you may be feeling tempted to use your green thumb.  But you may want to get  prepared before you start digging.  Kaw Valley ...

  • G.I. Area Habitat for Humanity collects aluminum cans

    Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 75th home Saturday, a feat made possible in part by aluminum cans.The organization is asking for your help in the future. Starting Monday, April ...

  • Escaped prisoner back in police custody

    The teen who escaped Hastings Police custody is behind bars tonight. 17 year old Zachary Vaught surrendered to officers at the Hastings Police Department just after midnight this morning. He was transferred ...

  • G.I. Council candidate running as "minority for minorities"

    He calls himself a minority for other minorities, Brian Whitecalf is running for Grand Island City Council in Ward 4. If elected, he'll be the first openly gay elected official in Grand Island. Whitecalf ...

  • A Victory for Autism

    After a roller coaster ride through the Nebraska legislature, a bill requiring insurance companies cover autism diagnosis and treatment will be signed into law tomorrow. The Beck family can't wait until ...

  • Husker softball tailgate breaks record

    When you think of Nebraska athletics and record attendance Memorial Stadium's consecutive sellout streak probably comes to mind.  The softball team and its fans have an impressive record of their ...

  • G.I. Habitat for Humanity dedicates 75th home

    75 homes in just 22 years. Saturday, the newest Grand Island Habitat for Humanity recipients officially stepped inside their own home. The Nunez-Fregoso family thanked those who helped make it happen at ...

  • Teens learn about nation's elite service academies

    Following high school graduation... 66 percent of teens will head to college according the U-S Bureau of Labor and Statistics.But... just a small percentage of grads will head to one of our nation's service ...

  • Hastings Police still searching for escaped teen

    Hastings Police are still searching for a teen that escaped custody two days ago. 17 year old Zachary Vaught ran from a police officer's custody at the Adams County Courthouse on Thursday. An hour later, ...

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