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Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Nov 26, 2022 / Ap

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Neb...
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NSP Investigating Overnight Homicide in Imperial

Nov 25, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Imperial, NE)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight in Imperial. The Imperial Police Depart...
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Juvenile leads authorities on pursuit through Hamilton & Merrick counties

Nov 25, 2022 / Merrick County Sheriff's Department

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office assisted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday night into the early morning hours of Friday in...
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Friends of Grand Island Parks Receives Landscape Funds

Nov 16, 2022 / Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Release

Grand Island, NE - The 2022 Greener Towns program recently awarded landscape funding to 11 projects in 7 communities in Nebraska. Friends of G...
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Trump seeks White House again

Nov 15, 2022 / Ap

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is running for president again. Trump made his plans official Tuesday night after teasi...
Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker to play in Grand Island

Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker to play in Grand Island

Nov 14, 2022 / KRGI News

The Heartland Events Center plays host to country music legends Tracy Lawrence + Clay Walker—One Night, Two Icons: Sharing One Stage, Perform...
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Voter ID passes in Nebraska - Nebraska voters back higher minimum wage, voter ID measures

Nov 9, 2022 / Associated Press

Residents of Nebraska have approved a new photo identification requirement for future elections. The measure was one of several decided Tuesday tha...
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NSP: Two Arrested in Separate Incidents Overnight

Nov 2, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following separate incidents overnight. The first incident occurred in Lexington....
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Construction Approved for Temporary Grand Island Casino

Oct 24, 2022 / Fonner Park News Release

(Grand Island, NE) – Fonner Park’s plans for a racing facility remodel that will house the temporary Grand Island Casino was approved b...
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Healthy Blue Nebraska Donates $30k to Academies of Grand Island Senior High Automotive Pathway

Oct 20, 2022 / GIPS Release

GRAND ISLAND — Healthy Blue Nebraska made a special visit to the Career Pathways Institute (CPI) at the Academies of Grand Island Senior High...
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Senators call for a legislative investigation into the Nebraska Department of Education

Oct 18, 2022 / Press Release

Senator Dave Murman of Glenvil was joined Monday by Hastings Senator Steve Halloran, Elmwood Senator Rob Clements, Bayard Senator Steve Erdman...
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103 LBs of Suspected Marijuana Found in I-80 Traffic Stop

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SIDNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York woman after locating more than 100 pounds of suspecte...
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NSP Identifies Female Located Deceased in Vehicle Trunk Inbox

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been able to positively identify the deceased woman found inside the trunk o...
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Troopers Arrest Driver, Find Deceased Person in Trunk After Pursuit

Oct 14, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended the subject of a law enforcement alert from Texas and d...
Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

GRAND ISLAND - Bill Ogg, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, announced that he intends to resign his position and to assist with the tra...
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NSP Investigating After Body Found in Clay County

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Clay County, NE) - The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after a deceased individual was located this morning near Harvard. The body was loc...
Husker Harvest Days Brings Big Crowds to Hall County

Husker Harvest Days Brings Big Crowds to Hall County

Sep 13, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  —Husker Harvest Days is underway, and the Nebraska State Patrol encourages visitors and travelers in the area to b...
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UNK Volleyball: #9 Lopers Breeze by Friends

Aug 31, 2022 / UNK Athletics

Kearney, Neb. – The now ninth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team needed just an hour to sweep NAIA Friends University (-11, -10, -12) Tu...
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Split appeals panel rejects Nebraska marijuana injunction

Aug 31, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request to temporarily block part of Nebraska's ballot initiative pet...
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Nebraska death row inmate who killed talkative cellmate dies

Aug 31, 2022 / Ap

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska death row inmate who strangled his cellmate after complaining he talked too much has died at the state priso...
Troopers Find 101 LBs of Meth, 9 LBs of Fentanyl in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 101 LBs of Meth, 9 LBs of Fentanyl in I-80 Traffic Stop

Aug 31, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Seward County/I-80)— Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people after locating more than 100 pounds of suspected meth...
City Of Grand Island

North Road Paving Improvement Project

Aug 27, 2022 / City of Grand Island Release

Grand Island, Nebraska — North Road Paving Improvement Project; Old Potash Highway to 13th Street. The City of Grand Island Public Works Depa...
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St Paul Man Arrested Following Threat Investigation

Aug 24, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 24, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Hamilton County Sheriff’...
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Northwest Public Schools Update with Dr. Edwards

Aug 18, 2022 / KRGI News

Dr. Jeff Edwards joined KRGI on Thursday, August 18th to give an update on all things happening with Northwest public schools. Some of the items di...
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GIPS & Education Association Resolve Pay Dispute

Aug 11, 2022 / GIPS Release

Grand Island, NE – After the Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS) Board of Education approved the settlement agreement at the August 11, 2022 m...