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  • Protecting sensitive plans 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, ...

  • AKC All Breed Dog Show

    From tiny Chihuahuas to large English Mastiff and everything in between the Grand Island Kennel Club hosted its 53rd annual AKC All Breed Dog show. Hundreds of different types of pure bred dogs from ...

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    News 5 says goodbye to Ginger

    After more than a decade... we're losing one of our favorites here at News 5.Ginger ten Bensel is leaving her full-time position at KHAS-TV to move home to Southwest Nebraska to be closer to her family.Here's ...

  • Hastings toddler shot and killed by rifle identified

    Two days before Easter, a Hastings family is mourning the death of their four year old son. The toddler was accidentally shot and killed Friday morning. Just in the last hour the Adams County attorney's ...

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    Adams County Jail escapee still on the run

    Hastings Police continue their search Friday morning for an escaped prisoner. Authorities say 17 year old Zachary Vaught escaped from custody at the Adams County Courthouse yesterday around 5:30 p.m. ...

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    Hastings Police investigating shooting death of young boy

    Hastings Police are investigating the shooting death of a four year old boy in his home Friday morning. Hastings Police received the call shortly before 8:20 a.m.   The boy was shot with a rifle in ...

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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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