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Billionaires Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger both agree that the euro needs to be reformed if it is going to survive. Berkshire Hathaway shareholders asked Buffett and Munger about the euro at Saturday's annual meeting. Buffett says the European currency is struggling because the countries that back it didn't agree to unify the...
One of the passengers from Friday's rollover crash near the Shelton interchange on I-80 was listed in critical condition today at Good Samaritan Hospital. 33-year old Shane Loveland was one of two passengers in the Friday morning crash. He suffered internal injuries, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The driver, 42-year-old Larry Bla...
The Daily Dish, a blog on couponsdaily.com has ranked Hastings as one of the top 9 cheapest cities for retirees. Hastings came in at number seven on the list. It was ranked below the national average for housing and healthcare costs and about average for food costs. Hastings was the only city from Nebraska to make the list. Tupel...
The second annual Give Hastings Day had another successful campaign Friday. Through 24 hours of online donations, people gave more than $336,000 to 69 non-profit agencies in Hastings. Hastings Catholic Schools was the runaway leader, having raised over $30,000. Prairie Loft finished second with more than $14,600 followed by Hastings Publi...
Severe weather rolled through the state last night and at least two tornado sightings have been reported in southeast Nebraska. The National Weather Service says a member of law enforcement reported a twister crossing U.S. Highway 77 north of Cortland around 8:25 p.m. last night. No injuries or damage has been reported. A storm ch...
City Administrator Marlan Ferguson has announced the fee which was approved in the ambulance billing contract between the City of Grand Island and PST Services, Inc., a McKesson company. The fee is four percent of the net amount collected. That amount collected is approximately $1.2 million annually. It was determined releasing the inform...
Several new recruits were welcomed into the Nebraska State Patrol this morning. A ceremony was held in Lincoln today for the 56th Basic Recruit Class. The 37 members of the class completed 23 weeks of training at the State Patrol's training academy in Grand Island. Twenty-four new troopers are assigned to Traffic in the Field Services Div...
Reporting power outages just got a whole lot easier. The Nebraska Public Power District has announced the launching of a new mobile outage app for Apple and Android users. Because the app is tied to NPPD's outage management system, users can report outages from their mobile device and check their power status when away from home. ...
The Minden Opera House and American Legion Post 94 is hoping for a big crowd Saturday night as they look to raise money for veterans. The goal is to raise between $110,000 and $120,000 for a memorial wall to honor all of the Kearney County veterans who have ever served. Together the Legion and VFW Post 5537 are hosting a rocky mountain oys...
One woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash just outside of Hastings this morning. It happened at around 7:45 this morning. The Nebraska State Patrol says an eastbound pickup collided with a northbound Chevy Lumina passenger car at the intersection of Showboat and J Street. According to authorities, the driver of the pickup did not see th...
Three men were hospitalized following a rollover crash on I-80 near Shelton this morning. Officials with the Nebraska State Patrol say an eastbound pickup blew a tire and went out of control rolling several times through the median and into the westbound lanes. It happened near mile marker 294. All three men in the truck were ejected. They...
Two people were arrested after taking control of a state trooper's car yesterday. It happened just before 3:30 p.m. on I-80 when a trooper pulled over an eastbound Toyota Camry for speeding 112 mph in a 75 mph zone near North Platte. As the trooper was conducting a probable cause search, the handcuffed suspect 24-year-old Jacob ...
A traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County led to a pursuit and two arrests after the driver took off in the Trooper's patrol unit. At approximately 3:23 p.m., Thursday, April 30, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2015 Toyota Camry for speeding 112mph in a 75 mph zone two miles west of the North Platte exit on I-80. As the...
The Nebraska Department of Labor is urging caution when tackling that next home improvement project. Consumers can minimize the chances of being scammed by a dishonest contractors by following these recommendations. Beware of a contractor who makes you an unsolicited offer by showing up at your doorstep with a great deal. Always check at ...
Speaking in front of 200 officers Wednesday in Kearney, Governor Pete Ricketts touched on some of the biggest concerns facing law enforcement. Ricketts talked about the increasing problem of marijuana illegally crossing the border from Colorado in to Nebraska which he says is causing more problems for officers in the panhandle. He also tou...
The Grand Island City Council has decided to outsource its ambulance billing service to a Fortune 500 company, though the cost of the contract hasn't been disclosed. The council voted 7-2 Tuesday to approve McKesson Corporation's proposal to handle annual billing services for what has typically contributed about $1.2 million in ambulance ...
Despite a voter approved minimum wage increase last November, Nebraska Senators appear ready to pay high school students slightly less. Senators voted 30-13 yesterday to advance LB 599 which would create a class of "young student workers," employees under 18 who would continue earning $8 an hour, even after Nebraska's minimum wage increas...
A UNK faculty member is among a group of experts selected by NASA to be part of an initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside our solar system. Adam Jensen, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Physical Science is leading a group selected to take part in the "Exoplanet" project. Those experts will ex...
Gov. Pete Ricketts is arguing against a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska, saying the state should wait for a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ricketts argued Tuesday that the state should defer to the FDA review process to determine whether the product is safe and effective. Supporters of medical marijuana ha...
Some minor changes to city code are being made to bring Kearney into full compliance with state fireworks laws. At last night's meeting the city council approved amending the city code by removing the definition of "permissible" fireworks and instead adopting the definition of "consumer" fireworks. Under the code change, previously allowed...
A week after listeria was found in packages of ice cream at a Whole Foods in Lincoln, another major grocery chain is pulling items off its shelves for concerns surrounding the deadly bacteria. Hy-Vee announced yesterday it is pulling its Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad sold in its kitchen department cold cases and salad bars. The pasta was...
Two weeks remain until the deadline for the special election in Hastings. The city is divided on whether to keep 9th Street open through the Hastings College Campus or to close it for the college to use the property as they see fit. This morning on 1230 KHAS, Hastings College president Don Jackson and Roger Selley, representing the Hasting...
Charges have been filed against a former Hastings High School science teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer (Shay-Fur) was charged yesterday with first-degree sexual assault of a child. According to Hastings Police, the relationship began when the young girl in summer 2012 when the vi...
The Kearney man accused of using a mobile meth lab several times in the past year has turned himself in. 44-year-old Jason Warta appeared in Buffalo County Court yesterday. He's charged with manufacturing a controlled substance. In January, Warta suffered severe burns to the lower portion of his body when a meth lab in his truck...
Tom Osborne is scheduled to speak at two events next week in Grand Island. Both will be happening on Tuesday as TeamMates of Grand Island is hosting Osborne for a speaking engagement on the importance of mentorship. That event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Grand Island's Community Fieldhouse. Current TeamMates mentors who bring a prospect...
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce chairman Mark Benjamin has died according to Chamber Executive Director Marion McDermott. McDermott released a statement Tuesday saying "Mark was an exceptional man. He was a huge supporter of the Kearney community and of the chamber, donating generously to so many causes. His death is an enormous loss to ...
A couple of Hastings area business organizations are throwing their support behind a ballot initiative to close a portion of 9th Street. In a joint news release this week, the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hastings Economic Development Corporation say they voted unanimously to support Hastings College's plans to redevelop the ...
The man accused of starting fires at a Minden pharmacy appeared in court Thursday morning. 34-year-old Aaron Stones is charged with second-degree arson in the case. Stones is accused of setting a series of fires at Pedley Drug in Minden during the past week. Police located Stones in Kearney, at which time officers discovered p...
Lawmakers will debate a bill allowing patients with seizures to legally access a marijuana derivative under the supervision of University of Nebraska researchers. A legislative committee voted 6-0 Tuesday to advance a measure creating a pilot study of cannabidiol to gauge its effectiveness treating severe seizures. Cannabidiol has extreme...
Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage will stay in place, at least for now. A federal appeals court has granted an emergency stay, putting a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban on hold. The ban will remain in effect until an appeal in the case is decided. Had the appeals court ruled in favor of the lower court, Nebraska w...
A Kearney man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand Sunday evening. According to a Kearney Police Department incident report, Dallas Murray was attempting to remove a laser-guide rod from a 9mm handgun, but forgot to remove the magazine and clear the weapon before clearing the jam. As a result, the weapo...
Hastings College has announced a press conference next week. Constructed in 1908 as the College's library, the current home to Hastings College's Art Department no longer serves the growing program's needs. President Don Jackson and other Hastings College officials are expected to announce the construction of a new art center on campus. The announc...
The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing yesterday as the chairman, Senator Steve Lathrop, questioned Governor Dave Heineman. The Republican governor was subpoenaed to testify under oath as part of an investigation i...
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