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If you seek tax forms at the Hastings Public Library or most other area libraries, you may be out of luck. Amy Hafer, director of the Hastings Public Library says the tax forms are in short supply due to budget cuts for the IRS. "Each year they've gotten a little bit later and later getting to us depending on last minute changes ...
The woman suspected of drowning a two-week old puppy at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport has been charged. 56-year old Cynthia Anderson of Florida is charged with one felony count of animal neglect resulting in death. She faces up to five years in prison. Anderson attempted to board an airplane with three puppies and two dogs...
State Fair organizers are planning two big concerts this year, including one with internationally known entertainers. The fair is scheduled to run from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7 this year. Executive director Joseph McDermott says the fair's board approved the budget for this year's fair, with more money set aside for entertainment. Organize...
A man accused of stabbing someone in a Kearney apartment complex last summer has been sentenced to prison. Dean Hammer, 21 of Kearney, was sentenced last Thursday to 17 to 20 years in prison for felony first-degree assault and deadly use of a weapon to commit a felony. Hammer was convicted after stabbing the victim five times during a fig...
Hastings College has unveiled their plans for closing the 9th Street route. New renderings of the finished product were released on Thursday by the college. The college says the new 9th Street Plaza would make the campus more walkable and bike-friendly. Future additions would include an expanded student union and a new residence...
Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate was at 2.9 percent, seasonally adjusted in the month of December. That is the lowest December unemployment rate since 2006. Department of Labor Commissioner John Albin said in a release today that Nebraska's economy continues to show strong growth. Private industries with the most growth y...
The Hastings couple petitioning to keep 9th Street open have now officially "closed" their petition drive. After several months collecting those signatures, Lenie and Larry Wilson turned in over 3,900 signatures to Hastings City Clerk Kim Jacobitz on Wednesday. The petitioners needed at least 2,864 valid signatures of registered voters to ...
A Missouri man has been convicted of threatening and assaulting a guest staying at a Kearney hotel. 33-year-old Jeremy McDermott pleaded no contest Tuesday in Buffalo County District Court to a charge of misdemeanor third-degree assault. The charge stems from an incident last fall in which McDermott approached a Colorado man who had ju...
The City of Kearney began work today on a new sewer project. Crews today are beginning to install a new dewatering well along the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street. The current project will not require any street or lane closures. The public is reminded that trucks, construction equipment and workers will be present behind the curb area...
Lower property taxes, creating jobs and educational opportunities were the messages delivered by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts in his first State of the State address this morning in Lincoln. The new Republican governor unveiled his tax plan Thursday along with job and education initiatives in his first State of the State address since t...
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