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Despite the hold that has been put on the federal Clean Power Plan, some local utilities are going to proceeded with emissions reductions. Despite that fact that they are in kind of a holding pattern, according to Grand Island Utilities Director Tim Luchsinger, he said this week that Grand Island is moving forward with its stake in wind power comi...
Health officials in the tri-cities are encouraging programs like Tai Chi as a way to prevent falls in seniors. Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements, known as "forms," that are performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. The low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles...
A Hastings mayoral candidate says citizens need property tax relief in Nebraska, but that education is not the cause of skyrocketing property tax increases. Corey Stutte, who also serves on the Hastings School Board spoke before the Legislature's Education Committee Tuesday against LB 959 and LB 883, which have been two key property tax b...
The Central Nebraska Regional Airport continues its record breaking trends just weeks ahead of the opening of its new passenger terminal building. More than 5,600 passengers flew out of the airport in January, a 5 percent increase over last January. Executive Director Mike Olson said the numbers were fantastic and a great start to the yea...
Hundreds of Kansas City Royals fans from across the region were in Grand Island this morning to be a part of a championship celebration. The World Series trophy tour stopped at the Conestoga Mall this morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was the only stop for the trophy west of Lincoln. Some parents even took their kids out of school to witne...
The Hastings Police Department is taking advantage of remodeled spaces in their basement. The two remodeled room will help the department with evidence processing, as well as tactical training. The first room, which contains new specialized equipment for lifting fingerprints, a number of different lights to help detect anything from bodily fluids...
A Kearney businessman has been convicted of unlawfully hiring an undocumented worker. Paul Younes, 63 was arraigned Tuesday, according to press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg. He faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a $3,000 fine. Younes' business, Kearney Hospitality, Inc. was charged with harboring...
Medicaid expansion has failed numerous times before in the Nebraska legislature, but LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program Act is gaining a lot of support from Nebraska organizations. State Sen. John McCollister will introduce the bill at a hearing by the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee this afternoon. ...
A Hastings company will send the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel in more than a decade since Israel banned U.S. beef imports. On Tuesday, Nebraska Agriculture Department Director Greg Ibach praised WR Reserve for complying with a rigorous inspection process that included Israeli government regulator visi...
The Adams Central Board of Education will ask voters to decide the future of a single-site elementary bond election this May. By a 4-2 vote last night, board members approved the site across from Adams Central High School as the proposed location. It was overwhelmingly supported by patrons who took part in a recent phone survey. Board mem...
The granddaughter of the late reggae legend Bob Marley will speak on the Hastings College campus as part of the school's Black History Month celebration Feb. 24. Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast will explore the topic "Could You Be Love?" in her address. Using the title from one of her grandfather's most famous songs, she'll explore how ind...
The Adams Central Board of Education will meet tonight and consider moving forward on a potential new bond election for 2016. District officials are hoping to pass a school bond that would allow them to build a new elementary school in western Adams County. The proposal is for either an $18.2 million site near Juniata or a $19.7 million si...
A Beaver City man faces several charges after 93 cow and calf carcasses were found at his feed yard in Furnas County. Online court records say 59-year-old Steve Clason is charged with six counts of abandoning or cruelly neglecting livestock and six counts of improper disposal of a carcass. Clason reportedly owed an Omaha-based livestock co...
Residents in Nelson will head to the polls tomorrow to decide if a city councilwoman should keep her seat. The Hastings Tribune reports that Vicky Garner's status came under fire in October after a petition was circulated accusing Garner of obtaining information "without board approval for her own personal gain." The petition was started b...
More than 30 puppies are being nursed back to health after being rescued from a breeder in central Nebraska last month. A $10,000 grant will pay for the care of those puppies at the Central Nebraska Humane Society. Since taking the 31 dogs on January 11, one of the dogs had a litter of puppies and another litter is expected soon. Executiv...
Six years in, the Affordable Care Act still presents a lot of questions and challenges both for individuals and for healthcare providers. On Friday, Kylie Nichols, an Affordable Care Act Certified Navigator from North Platte will attempt to answer questions about how those insured on the exchange have been impacted. Judy Reimer, with the L...
Kearney Police are investigating an assault and attempted robbery that occurred after midnight last night at Casey's General Store south. A 56 year old female received minor injuries and was treated at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital. The male suspect fled the scene on foot heading north and has yet to be located. A picture of the s...
A plea deal was reached Thursday in the case of a 34-year-old Hastings woman accused in the March 2015 death of a toddler who choked on a baby wipe. Azudany Serrano-Contreras pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. The punishment carries up to a five year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine. Prosecut...
The blizzard is crippling many businesses throughout the Tri-Cities and South Central Nebraska. Even the US Postal Service, which rarely closes, is not operational today. Mike Jones, postmaster at the Hastings post office says there will be no mail delivery today. There also will be no retail postal service as none of the employ...
Hastings Police are seeking the public's help identifying a man believed to have been involved in a vehicle theft last week. The stolen vehicle has since been found in Doniphan was stolen from a Hastings business. A surveillance photo of the man (at right) is posted to the Hastings Police Department Facebook page. Anyone with inf...
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