Heartland Country Music Artist Luke Mills to headline first night at new music fest in Kearney
Saturday's lineup remains the same with country music singer/songwriter, Jerrod Niemann, headlining the Oct. 14 bill.
Multi-county pursuit ends with one arrested, NSP says
A man from Missouri is now in jail after a multi-county pursuit through Central Nebraska.
League of Nebraska Municipalities announces Executive Board membership changes
The League of Nebraska Municipalities announced the newly elected members of the 2023-24 Executive Board.
Kearney man arrested for sexually assaulting child
A Kearney man will be in court next month after he was arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.
Five Points Intersection improvement project in Grand Island is finished
The Five Points Intersection in Grand Island is almost ready to be used.
Tradehome Shoes donates 50 pairs of shoes to elementary students in Kearney
An act of generosity is bringing smiles to students at an elementary school in Kearney.
Over 14,000 hours of volunteer time at ’23 Nebraska State Fair
The Nebraska State Fair volunteer program blew past the 14,000 hour mark in 2023, logging 14,325 hours of time from volunteer efforts.
Hastings City Council passes budget 5-3, mayor addresses rising tensions
Tensions were tamped down but the vote was the same at the Hastings Public Library on Wednesday.
Grand Island's Aksarben Stock show breaks attendance record
Aksarben Stock Show organizers are thrilled after setting a new attendance record at this year’s event.
Kearney man facing federal child porn charges
A Kearney man is behind bars facing federal child pornography charges.
Mary Lanning Healthcare celebrates completion of Medical Office Building addition in Hastings
A project that started construction two years ago is ready to welcome patients and students in Hastings.
‘Bloody Tuesday’: Huskers focused on physicality going into Michigan game
Nebraska continues prepping for what could be their toughest test of the year, welcoming second-ranked Michigan to Lincoln on Saturday.
Hastings College announces Homecoming court, plans events
Homecoming week is underway at Hastings College with multiple student activities happening on campus, from a movie on the lawn to a bonfire to the traditional Homecoming dinner and dance.
Eight students selected as UNK homecoming royalty finalists
Eight finalists for homecoming royalty were announced Monday during a pep rally on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.
Hastings city budget talks get heated, mayor accuses dissenters of ‘playing political games’
Tensions are high among members of the Hastings City Council as they near a final vote on the city’s budget.
Hastings City Council votes 8-0 in favor of renovating city hall
After months of official deliberations, the future of city hall in Hastings is now clear.
Buttigieg visits Grand Island, announces $1.4 billion national investment in rail
He said it’s important to showcase the investment in Nebraska because it shows how rail serves a diverse selection of communities across the country.
Sec. Buttigieg unveils $1.4 billion infrastructure investment during stop in Nebraska
Improvements to railroads and supply chains across Nebraska and across the country are on the way.
Rhule, Huskers prepare for well balanced Wolverine team
Nebraska returns to Big Ten play this weekend, welcoming second-ranked Michigan to Memorial Stadium, as the Huskers face a top five team for the third straight year.
Relay for Life of the Plains holds Luminary Ceremony
Relay for Life of the Plains held their annual Luminary Ceremony on Sunday at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte.
HIGHLIGHTS: Haarberg, Grant help Nebraska run past Bulldogs 28-14
Nebraska topped Louisiana Tech 28-14 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
#2 Waverly blanks #5 York 28-0 in Class B showdown
On a rainy Friday night in York, Nebraska, two of Class B's best teams faced off in a Week 5 battle - and from start to finish, it was the #2 Waverly Vikings giving the #5 York Dukes a goose egg to spoil homecoming
CCC operating budget approved, tax levy lowered again
The Central Community College Board of Governors has approved an operating budget for 2023-24, which includes a fifth straight decrease in the property tax levy for the 25 counties served by CCC.
Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt celebrates 20th anniversary in Cairo
People all over central Nebraska are selling their junk or what others might think is a hidden treasure.
Kearney World War ll veteran celebrates 100th birthday
The World War ll veteran and longtime Kearney resident is turning 100.
Pawnee Scouts protected pioneers as America expanded west; their service is finally being recognized
Nearly 160 years ago, the Pawnee Scouts were valuable allies as America expanded west. But their military service was largely forgotten outside Pawnee Nation.
Donation in memory of former editor brightens future of Hastings High newspaper
A figure from the past is helping to make sure the future of Nebraska journalism is bright.
United by Culture Media prepares for annual festival in Lexington
The fifth annual United by Culture Festival is once again aiming to promote cultural diversity.
Huskers prepare for possible wet game day, no word on starting QB
Nebraska is readying for their final non-conference game of the year on Saturday as they welcome Louisiana Tech.
Newly renovated CHI St. Francis Emergency department set to reopen Sept. 26
The newly renovated CHI St. Francis Emergency Department in Grand Island will be open to the public soon.
Tornado watch issued for southwest, central Nebraska
A tornado watch has been issued for several counties in southeast and central Nebraska.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to speak in Grand Island
We still don't know many details, but Grand Island will be hosting a major national government official next week.
Flood Communications bilingual career fair brings job opportunities to Tri-Cities
People in the Tri-Cities might be a step closer to starting a new career.
Kearney Regional now offering innovative WATCHMAN implant for people with AFib
An innovative procedure that benefits people affected by Atrial Fibrillation is now being offered in Central Nebraska.
Locals and government officials voice frustrations at Hastings area property tax hearing
Many government leaders and citizens alike in the Hastings area are frustrated.
Hastings College sees jump in most national ranking categories
Officials at Hastings College are pleased with the school’s spot in the latest national rankings.
UNK ranked no. 2 in value, no. 29 in Midwest by US News & World report
The University of Nebraska at Kearney remains a top option for students according to 'Best Colleges' rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Huskers prep for new look at running back, aim for defensive improvement
The Huskers continue prep for final non-conference game of the year.
USGS reports small magnitude earthquake in Webster County
The U.S. Geological Survey says a small magnitude earthquake happened around 9:30 Monday morning in eastern Webster County.
Kearney High's Johnson nominated for Distinguished Adviser of the Year
The Nebraska High School Press Association has announced the nomination of Christine Johnson, Kearney High School Journalism Teacher, for the prestigious Distinguished Adviser of the Year award.
Loup County High School celebrates two winners in international competition
One of the smallest schools in Nebraska is celebrating achievements by two students and a teacher in an international competition.
Kearney city manager to retire at end of year
A longtime city leader in Central Nebraska is planning to retire.
Hastings City Council postpones special meeting and worksession
The Hastings City Council is postponing its special meeting and worksession scheduled for Monday night because some council members aren't able to make it.
Rhule announces major injury news, looks into QB position
Matt Rhule confirmed that running backs Gabe Ervin Jr and Rahmir Johnson and defensive back Dwight Bootle are out for the year.
HIGHLIGHTS: Haarberg shines, Huskers dominate in first win of year
Nebraska picked up their first win of the year on Saturday night, topping Northern Illinois 35-11.
November trial set for Grand Island baby kidnapping case
A Hastings teenager accused of leaving a baby outside of a farmhouse in freezing weather goes on trial in November.
Kearney Police arrest fugitive after week-long search
A man wanted on two counts of child abuse is now in custody after being on the run for a week.
Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day at UNK continues to make impact 20 years later
The stations help educate nearly 700 fourth graders from across the region.
Railcar carrying toxic chemicals explodes, prompts evacuation west of North Platte
According to Union Pacific Railroad, around noon Thursday, an explosion occurred inside a container, resulting in several railcars catching on fire.
Second man convicted in Grand Island motel robbery gets prison time
A judge Wednesday sentenced Donald Evans, 38, to three years in prison for felony accessory to a robbery and one year for misdemeanor false reporting.
Grand Island man charged in sexual assault of his grandchild
A Grand Island man is facing five felony charges, including sexual assault and child abuse, following an incident involving his granddaughter.
'They're a solid team': Huskers not overlooking Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois has a history of beating power five opponents, such as the Huskers in 2017 and Boston College just two weeks ago.
One person killed in two-vehicle accident in Howard County
Authorities said they are investigating a two-vehicle accident that killed one person in Howard County on Wednesday.
Husker Harvest Days 2023 celebrates 45th year
Farmers at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island are learning about new technologies they might utilize.
Grand Island City Council approves new city engineer
The current interim city engineer/public works director in Grand Island is now assuming the role permanently.
Grand Island City Council approves Fourth Street business improvement district
Fourth St. in Grand Island will be classified as a business improvement district.
Hastings Police address viral video involving alleged child enticement incident
The Hastings Police Department is responding to a viral video making waves in the community.
Kearney school board approves budget with 3.53-cent levy decrease
A Central Nebraska school district is lowering its tax levy but warns that locals will likely still see their property taxes go up.
Husker offense backs Sims at QB, defense looking for more turnovers
As Nebraska heads into their home opener this weekend with Northern Illinois, the offense and defense continue to trend in different directions.
Search of cornfield unsuccessful, authorities continue to look for Kearney child abuse suspect
Authorities in Buffalo County are continuing to look for a man wanted on two counts of felony child abuse.
Hastings first responders ring bell, remember victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks
22 years later, first responders in Hastings are still ringing the bell for those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Grand Island Welcoming Week focused on embracing diversity
For the first time, Grand Island will be joining a nationwide celebration. ‘Welcoming Week’ will run through Sunday.
Rhule talks quarterback position, looks ahead to NIU, responds to CU criticism
Nebraska is turning the page on the 36-14 loss to Colorado and beginning to look ahead to this weekend's home opener with Northern Illinois at Memorial Stadium.
Hastings Police release names of eight people arrested in drug bust
Authorities are releasing more information about a drug bust that led to eight arrests in Hastings.