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A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010. The Nebraska Department of Education report doesn't offer specifics of the incidents, which it describes as security breaches. But it does give examples of what the agency considers a...
As they look to reorganize and revitalize their organization, the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce will tour the region next month with stops at 17 different communities. President Tim Anderson of Holdrege, Dena Beck of Minden, and Kelly Gewecke of Kearney are going out to talk about how the "new" South Platte can better fulfill i...
The Nebraska Public Power District is again warning of an electric bill scam making its way to some customers. NPPD says it's been happening lately in Norfolk. The phony caller tells the customer they are overdue on their bill and must pay within 20 minutes to avoid being disconnected. They are then instructed to purchase pre-paid cards i...
The three men believed to be responsible for robbing a Kearney Eaton Employees Credit Union last October are now in police custody. Two of the suspects, 29-year-old Patrick Wigley and 28-year-old Thomas Dunlap were arrested in Chicago Tuesday. Both will be transported to Lincoln by the U.S. Marshal's Office. The third suspect, 28-year-old...
The Hastings Police Department will soon say goodbye to one of its longest serving members. Sgt. Steven Murphy is retiring next week after 43 years on the job. Murphy was first hired on Aug. 1, 1972. He spoke at the city council meeting last night and says he's looking forward to retirement. "I've enjoyed every year that I've wor...
Following Monday night's Hastings City Council meeting, city officials went into closed session for an informative meeting with the architects involved in the city auditorium renovation project. City Administrator Joe Patterson says the council did not take any action but provided an update on what was discussed. "What we're in t...
Eastbound traffic was backed up for two miles along I-80 near the Shelton interchange late this morning due to a rollover accident. According to scanner reports, an eastbound vehicle overturned near mile marker 290. Initial reports indicate there were two people inside the vehicle, who received minor injuries. Traffic was being re...
As colleges continue to see a growing number of under-resourced students, those in higher education are exploring ways to keep those lacking the financial means to continue their pursuit of a degree. With that in mind, Central Community College is planning a free workshop next month aimed at improving current methods of teaching and findi...
Lightning is being blamed for an early morning fire which destroyed about 70 large round bales of hay on a farm near Amherst. At around 5:45 a.m., the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department was called to a farm located a mile north of highway 40 on Eagle Road after lightning struck a large round bale of hay, igniting it on fire. Firefighter...
A former Hastings College quarterback has been named the Director of Sports Psychology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The department says Dr. Todd Stull will work with the more than 600 student-athletes competing in the school's 24 varsity sports. Stull says he's looking forward to the opportunities afforded to the university. ...
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