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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says that of 390 prisoners who have or will be released between June 10 and Aug. 31, more than two dozen had miscalculated release dates. Prisons director Scott Frakes said Friday that of the 29 miscalculations, 23 had been given so-called "good time" credit they should not have received an...
A well known military aircraft from years past flew into the Kearney Regional Airport on Thursday bringing back countless memories for those who served in World War II. The Experimental Aircraft Association is currently sponsoring a visit of their B-17 "Aluminum Overcast. The famous World War II bomber will be on display throughout the w...
If you drove by the Motorsports park in Hastings this week, you probably heard loud engines roaring, but they weren't race cars. The Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy hosted a 3-day training seminar on the course which concluded Wednesday. Training Sgt. Cody Paro explains. "These were all certified vehicle driving instructors...
Authorities have arrested a man believed responsible for the shooting of a Cozad man in April at a Holdrege apartment. On Thursday, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office arrested Julio Valenzuela of Lincoln for attempted first degree murder and two firearms charges for the April 23rd incident. The victim, Donald Handy recovered ...
Two people were injured Thursday in a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 near Elm Creek. The Nebraska State Patrol says a box truck trying to pass a semi near the Elm Creek interchange collided with it, then struck another semi. 45-year-old Tracey Gillard of Kearney suffered an apparent head injury in the crash. One of the semi-drivers...
There will be no jail time for a Florida woman who drowned a puppy in a Grand Island airport restroom. Instead, Cynthia Anderson was sentenced Thursday in Hall County to 24 months of probation. As part of her sentence, she also will not be allowed to own any animals for the next five years. The felony Anderson was charged with can...
No work is likely to happen this year on a water storage and restoration project located on North Baltimore in Hastings. The Hastings Board of Public Works will wait to hear from a Nebraska Department of Natural Resources report first, which will be presented at City Hall on Aug. 11. Hastings Utilities Manager Marvin Schultes. "...
A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010. The Nebraska Department of Education report doesn't offer specifics of the incidents, which it describes as security breaches. But it does give examples of what the agency considers a...
As they look to reorganize and revitalize their organization, the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce will tour the region next month with stops at 17 different communities. President Tim Anderson of Holdrege, Dena Beck of Minden, and Kelly Gewecke of Kearney are going out to talk about how the "new" South Platte can better fulfill i...
The Nebraska Public Power District is again warning of an electric bill scam making its way to some customers. NPPD says it's been happening lately in Norfolk. The phony caller tells the customer they are overdue on their bill and must pay within 20 minutes to avoid being disconnected. They are then instructed to purchase pre-paid cards i...
The three men believed to be responsible for robbing a Kearney Eaton Employees Credit Union last October are now in police custody. Two of the suspects, 29-year-old Patrick Wigley and 28-year-old Thomas Dunlap were arrested in Chicago Tuesday. Both will be transported to Lincoln by the U.S. Marshal's Office. The third suspect, 28-year-old...
The Hastings Police Department will soon say goodbye to one of its longest serving members. Sgt. Steven Murphy is retiring next week after 43 years on the job. Murphy was first hired on Aug. 1, 1972. He spoke at the city council meeting last night and says he's looking forward to retirement. "I've enjoyed every year that I've wor...
Following Monday night's Hastings City Council meeting, city officials went into closed session for an informative meeting with the architects involved in the city auditorium renovation project. City Administrator Joe Patterson says the council did not take any action but provided an update on what was discussed. "What we're in t...
Eastbound traffic was backed up for two miles along I-80 near the Shelton interchange late this morning due to a rollover accident. According to scanner reports, an eastbound vehicle overturned near mile marker 290. Initial reports indicate there were two people inside the vehicle, who received minor injuries. Traffic was being re...
As colleges continue to see a growing number of under-resourced students, those in higher education are exploring ways to keep those lacking the financial means to continue their pursuit of a degree. With that in mind, Central Community College is planning a free workshop next month aimed at improving current methods of teaching and findi...
Lightning is being blamed for an early morning fire which destroyed about 70 large round bales of hay on a farm near Amherst. At around 5:45 a.m., the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department was called to a farm located a mile north of highway 40 on Eagle Road after lightning struck a large round bale of hay, igniting it on fire. Firefighter...
A former Hastings College quarterback has been named the Director of Sports Psychology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The department says Dr. Todd Stull will work with the more than 600 student-athletes competing in the school's 24 varsity sports. Stull says he's looking forward to the opportunities afforded to the university. ...
A Lexington man was injured in a semi rollover accident Friday morning in Phelps County. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 53-year-old Benjamin Weston of Lexington was traveling south on F Road southeast of Overton when his semi was forced onto the right-hand shoulder by an oncoming vehicle which had crossed over the centerline, ca...
A Holdrege man has been given four years of probation for assaulting his father. 27-year-old Garrett Beck pleaded no contest last week and was convicted of assault. Prosecutors say deputies were sent to the Gosper County home of 55-year-old Gary Beck on Nov. 29. Deputies say the elder Beck complained that his son used a wooden rod to stri...
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