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Gas prices are expected to be the lowest in a decade for Nebraskans during the Labor Day holiday weekend ahead. Rose White, at Triple-A-Nebraska, says those falling gas prices along with rising wages are helping to boost Nebraskans' disposable income -- which should lead to a boost in travel for the last vacation of summer. "35.5...
Hastings Utilities has announced that the intersection of 12th Street and North Webster will be closed Tuesday for the installation of a new water main. The project is expected to take three weeks to complete. Westbound traffic on 12th Street will remain open, however eastbound traffic will be diverted at the 12th and Baltimore intersecti...
The Hall County attorney's office has received the final autopsy report on a drowning of a child at the Island Oasis Water Park. The cause of death was asphyxiation by drowning and has been ruled accidental, according to chief deputy Hall County attorney Sarah Carstensen. 5-year-old Nubari Koffree of Lincoln died July 18 while s...
An afternoon fire damaged a Hastings home Wednesday afternoon. It started just after 4 p.m. in the 100 block of South Street. Fire crews arrived a short time later and were able to quickly contain the blaze. The fire reportedly began near a window air conditioning unit on the second floor of the home. It's believed the heat from...
A Kearney man is being sought by police in connection with two burglaries that occurred in August. 27-year-old Allen Jones is accused of breaking into Central Hydraulics as well as a southeast Kearney home where more than $17,000 in cash and jewelry were stolen. Police say evidence collected shows a direct link between Jones and...
The Adams County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new $9.9 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. According to the Hastings Tribune, the budget includes $9.25 million for the general and library funds. The budget sets aside more than $640,000 for the highway bond which will help pay for highway projects including the north...
Police continue to search for two teenagers who escaped from the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney Monday. It's believed the two teenagers led Lincoln police on a high speed chase this morning. Just before 5 a.m. a stolen blue pickup from Kearney pulled into a convenience store. One of the suspects got out and stole a To...
For the first time in nearly 100 years, a production brewery will be coming to downtown Hastings. First Street Brewing Company has announced that they are finalizing the purchase of a downtown building and that renovations will begin this month. Owner Nathan Hoeft (HAY-ft) moved to Hastings three years ago from Florida with his wife who i...
A woman pushing a baby stroller along a residential street in Lexington was killed when she was struck by a car shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night. The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Alejandra Zamora of Lexington. Investigators say Zamora was pushing a stroller with an infant near the intersection of 13th and Taft...
The 24th annual Oregon Trail Rodeo was a big success over the weekend. Most of Saturday's rodeo goers wore pink to benefit the Morrison Cancer Center. Publicist Ruth Nicolaus says they were able to raise a lot of cash. "We raised about $2,250 for that. That was through people wearing pink, voluntary donations we picked up and fr...
The Nebraska Lottery says it will be selling Sriracha-scented scratch tickets. It's called Hot Sriracha, and each ticket contains a scent replicating that of the famous Asian sauce. Acting Nebraska Lottery director Jill Marshall says in a news release that lottery officials think the new game ``is the first Sriracha-scented scratch game ev...
A Doniphan woman who reported her pet gibbons as stolen has been sentenced to two years probation for having the apes as pets. Nancy Stephens also was fined $4,000 Thursday. She had pleaded guilty in June to violating the Endangered Species Act, which prohibits the transportation, shipment or receipt of endangered species. Steph...
A Kearney man will spend time in prison for his role in a January home robbery. 24-year-old Colbey Dunn was sentenced Thursday to three to eight years behind bars. On January 25, Dunn robbed and assaulted a Colorado man who was lured to a Kearney home by a woman for sex. Three other men have also been convicted for their roles i...
The EPA's new 'Waters of the United States' rule has been put on hold by a federal judge in North Dakota. The Republican Attorney General's Association says the District Court issued the preliminary injunction because the 13 states fighting the rule were likely to succeed in their case. Nebraska ag producers say the rule overste...
Following a closed door session that lasted nearly four hours yesterday, two top Hall County Corrections officials were ousted. The Hall County Board unanimously voted to fire Jail Director Fred Ruiz and Assistant Director Jimmy Vann. One of four former corrections officers who attended the public meeting presented supervisors with a lett...
Emergency crews from Minden were called out Tuesday night after a farm tractor collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Hwy 34 and Hwy 6. It happened shortly before 9 p.m. Initial reports indicate one person was injured and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney by ambulance. A small fire also broke out follo...
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