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A small herd of purebred bison in south-central Nebraska has been growing with the births of at least six calves so far this spring. The animals have been adjusting to their new home on more than 1,000 acres of tallgrass prairie on Crane Trust land southwest of Grand Island. The 41 bison were trucked in from Rimrock Ranch near Crawford in...
A prison inmate on death row for 30 years has died in prison. A spokesperson for the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute confirmed Monday that 66-year-old Michael Ryan, convicted in the murder of two people in the 1980s died Sunday at the prison. Ryan was convicted in the 1985 torture and killing of 26-year-old James Thimm near Rulo, whe...
Central Community College-Grand Island plans to use a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to introduce students to transportation careers. The $40,000 National Summer Transportation Institute grant will be used to hold a camp this summer focusing on female, minority high school students. This demographic is considered to be unde...
A study to determine the effectiveness of a cannabis extract's ability to treat severe seizures is heading to the governor's desk for approval. Senators voted 44-2 yesterday on LB390 which would commission a University of Nebraska Medical Center study on the effectiveness of cannabidiol. The state would obtain it from an England-based comp...
The alleged suspect in last week's armed robbery at a Lexington Liquor Store has been arrested in Iowa. Joseph C. Fleming, 29, of Lexington was arrested Wednesday in Toledo, Iowa by local police on warrants issued by the Lexington Police Department and is awaiting extradition back to Lexington. Flemming is accused of robbing T...
The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a life sentence for a Guide Rock woman accused of helping her son murder their neighbor in 2013. Shelly Casterline was sentenced to life in prison back in September for her role in the stabbing death of Virginia Barone. Barone was found dead in her home with more than 20 stab wounds. Casterlin...
The Hall County Board of Supervisors have called an emergency meeting this afternoon with plans to pass a resolution in support of capital punishment. Supervisors are hoping to get the message to Grand Island state senator Mike Gloor. Gloor was one of the senators who changed his vote in favor of repealing the death penalty. Gov...
An Ohio man accused of stabbing an Elm Creek man several times during an altercation last month will undergo a psychological evaluation. Attorneys for Caleb McDonald recently filed a motion in Buffalo County Court that their client be evaluated because he may be mentally incompetent to stand trial. McDonald faces multiple charges includin...
Police in Grand Island have arrested three teenagers on suspicion of burglary. Police arrested two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old and also referred another 15-year-old to juvenile court. Police say a burglary was reported at a Grand Island home from which several items were taken. Capt. Dean Elliott says police have recovered some of those...
A June sentencing has been scheduled for a 26-year-old man convicted for an exchange of gunshots with Lexington police. Jose Covarrubias pleaded no contest and was convicted on four counts last week. A weapons charge was dropped in exchange for his pleas. He'll be sentenced on June 29. Police say officers checking on a disturban...
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