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Meatpacking firms encouraging workers to get virus vaccine

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking companies and public health officials are trying to overcome any reluctance workers may have about coronavirus... continue reading
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Senator pitches commission to study Nebraska K 12 funding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is urging her colleagues to create a state commission to study how to pay for K-12 public schools, a... continue reading
Nebraska State News

Nebraska fire kills 48 cats at home that doubled as shelter

CHAPPELL, Neb. (AP) — At least 48 cats have been killed in a fire at a western Nebraska house that doubled as an animal shelter. The fire las... continue reading
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GIPS Chief of Human Capital Management Wayne Stelk to retire

Grand Island Public Schools Chief of Human Capital Management Wayne Stelk has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the school year. In... continue reading
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Mayor Steele seeking letters of interest to fill vacant Ward 2 city council position

Grand Island, Neb.—Mayor Roger G. Steele announced letters of interest are beingsought from citizens interested in being considered to serve ... continue reading
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Oregon Man Arrested after Fighting Trooper during Traffic Stop

JANUARY 29, 2021 (SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested an Oregon man after he fought with a trooper du... continue reading
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Troopers Find 60 LBs of Marijuana in I80 Traffic Stop

JANUARY 28, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California man after locating 60 ... continue reading
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GIPS staff members to receive COVID19 vaccination

On Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, every staff member at Grand Island Senior High School, the Indra House and the Success Academy who requested to receive t... continue reading
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Nebraska unemployment rate still lowest nationwide

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment held steady last month at 3% and the state is tied with South Dakota for the nation’... continue reading
Lincoln State News

Burglary suspect caught after getting stuck in snow

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man was arrested in a burglary after getting stuck in the snow outside the victim’s home. Lancaster Cou... continue reading
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I80 Crash near North Platte Claims One Life

JANUARY 26, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — One person was killed in a crash this morning on Interstate 80 near North Platte. The cras... continue reading
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Five Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Red Willow County

JANUARY 20, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested five people following a traffic sto... continue reading
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Troopers Locate 35 LBs of Marijuana Hidden in Tires

JANUARY 14, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 30 po... continue reading
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Update - Barr Middle School placed on lockout Thursday morning

Update/Follow Up 1:30pm Barr Middle School was placed on lockout Thursday morning after an alleged threat was made by a community member toward a ... continue reading
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Troopers Locate Missing Endangered Illinois Juvenile

JANUARY 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California man and recovered a mis... continue reading
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Ricketts hints at ballot measure if property tax push fails

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will push to reduce property taxes during this legislative session by limiting local governm... continue reading
Fremont State News

Nebraska man arrested in stabbing death of 4 month old

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the stabbing death of a 4-month-old baby in Nebraska. Police in Freemont said 19-year... continue reading
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NSP Investigating after Man Dies from Self Inflicted Gunshot during Brief Standoff in Kearney County

JANUARY 7, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is investigating an incident in which a subject shot himself dur... continue reading
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More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the el... continue reading
Covid 19

Elderly to be next priority for COVID19 vaccine

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say people 75 and older are the state's next priority for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine... continue reading

GOP senator rebukes dangerous ploy to fight Biden victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has issued a pointed rebuke of GOP attempts to object Jan. 6 to the Electoral College... continue reading
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House approves Trumps COVID19 relief checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted overwhelmingly to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s dem... continue reading
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NSP Investigating After Subject Commits Suicide during Traffic

DECEMBER 24, 2020 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred in Grand Island this even... continue reading
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Governor Ricketts announces new directed health measures

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State is moving from the “yellow” to “blue” phase of its c... continue reading
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Winter storm claims three lives

Additional Details Released Regarding Triple-Fatality Crash Wednesday DECEMBER 24, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Additional details... continue reading