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Local Grand Island teacher writes Christmas song

"What Makes It Christmas Time" made it's radio debut on Country 96.5 FM & KRGI 1430 AM/105.5 FM on Wednesday, December 23rd. Written and perfor... continue reading
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Congress seals agreement on a COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. Lawmakers announc... continue reading
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Howard cancels preschool classes following positive COVID 19 cases among staff

Due to recent positive coronavirus among staff members at Howard Elementary School’s preschool program, and out of an abundance of caution, G... continue reading
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15 year old body found submerged in car in Grand Island lake

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Investigators in south-central Nebraska say a 15-year-old Grand Island boy has been found dead inside a submerged v... continue reading
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Nebraska relaxes restrictions after hospitalizations dip

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will relax its coronavirus restrictions on Saturday after a recent decline in hospitalized patients, but state of... continue reading

Tri Cities Holiday Blood Drive December 29th

The American Red Cross and GI Family Radio will host the Tri-Cities HolidayBlood Drive, December 29, 2020 from Noon-6 p.m. o The blood drive will ... continue reading
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NSP SWAT Makes Arrest in Homicide Investigation

DECEMBER 10, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team have arrested a person wanted in connection ... continue reading
Beatrice State News

Lead investigator in Beatrice 6 exoneration dies after crash

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a former police investigator whose work helped exonerate six people wrongly convicted of the 1985 rape ... continue reading
Omaha State News

2 killed and 2 critically injured in Omaha house explosion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion that leveled a home in Omaha, Nebraska, has left two people dead and two others critically... continue reading
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Nebraska virus numbers improving but cases remain high

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest virus numbers in Nebraska show some improvement but health officials say virus cases still remain high and it&r... continue reading

Six Hour Standoff Ends with Arrest in Hayes Center

DECEMBER 2, 2020 (HAYES CENTER, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have brought a standoff of more than six hours to... continue reading

Mask Mandate Passes In Grand Island

Grand Island, NE - Grand Island city council met on Tuesday night for the November meeting at Grand Island City Hall. The main topic of discussion ... continue reading

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in... continue reading

Potash and North Road Road Roundabout to open November 25th

The City of Grand Island Public Works Department is announcing Old Potash Highway, Kaufman Avenue and Claude Road are scheduled to be open to traff... continue reading
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Special Meeting of Grand Island City Council Nov 23rd

The Grand Island City Council will not vote on a proposed mask ordinance on Monday,November 23, 2020.  The Special Meeting of the Grand Island... continue reading
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14 year old Apprehended After Pursuit in Omaha

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) apprehended a juvenile following a pursuit in Omaha Wed... continue reading
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Greater Grand Island Community Foundation Awards

Grand Island, NE – The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation recently awarded $52,305 to 12 area nonprofit organizations during its Fall ... continue reading
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Kopke Pleads Not Guilty To Theft

The former finance chief of the Nebraska State Fair has pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges. 29 year old Patrick Kopke is charged with thre... continue reading

Central District Health Dept to recommend mask mandate to Mayor Steele

(Grand Island, NE) - In a Covid-19 update from Grand Island city hall on Monday afternoon, Mayor Roger Steele spoke on the current condition of Gra... continue reading
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Suspect Arrested After Confrontation with Trooper

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 (KEARNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and Buffalo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested ... continue reading
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Nebraska Board of Education recommends mask mandate

(Lincoln, NE) - The State Board of Education is recommending a statewide mask mandate to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and community me... continue reading
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2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in US tests

There's more promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front as Moderna says its shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus. Monday's ann... continue reading