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The Crossroads Center in Hastings is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday for anyone who would like to attend. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jerry Bumgardner, Executive Director says they'll have all the traditional Thanksgiving food options. Crossroads provides a program for the homeless to not only feed and shelter but also pro...
The Kearney Area Concerned Citizens will be hosting their 30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Kearney. Gailen Kotrous, Publicity Chairman for the event, says the meal is open to anyone who would like to attend. Special arrangements can be made for individuals who are in need of ...
The chairwoman of Nebraska's parole board says a former prisons director pressured her into paroling more inmates in an effort to reduce crowding. Esther Casmer testified under subpoena Tuesday that some inmates were paroled even though they hadn't completed mandatory programming to treat anger management, addictions and other problems. She was app...
Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel says he will stay on as defense secretary until the Senate confirms his successor. Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down. The Republican becomes the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for the president's party in the midterm elections....
Hastings residents will soon be paying more for water. The city council voted unanimously last night for a rate increase to help eliminate the city's water of dangerous nitrate levels. The proposed cost of the water treatment is $46 million. Mayor Vern Powers said that cost could end up being as high as $100 million. He says the increase has to sta...
The Hastings Public Library has received the highest level of library accreditation. On Monday, the library received Gold level accreditation from the Nebraska Library Commission. The Hastings location is only one of four in Nebraska that received Gold. The raised accreditation level means an increase in the amount of state aid money they receive a...
Authorities have released the name of the man wounded in a weekend shooting in Kearney. According to police reports, 31-year-old Gerard Vinett of Tennessee was shot twice early Saturday morning in south Kearney. Police later arrested 24-year-old Evan Swenson, along with 22-year-old Ashley Dominguez, both of Tennessee at a motel in Broken Bow. Swen...
The director of Nebraska's Department of Natural Resources has resigned. Brian Dunnigan stepped down from the position on Thursday after more than 30 years with the department. He was appointed director by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2008. Heineman is leaving office in January. As director, Dunnigan oversaw a department that helps manag...
A fire in Grand Island severely damaged a family's home late Thursday morning. All of the occupants, a husband, a wife and their daughter made it out safely. Grand Island firefighters responded to a garage fire shortly before 11 a.m. It took about 20 minutes for them to put the fire out. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The garage...
Several people were evacuated from a Kearney area industrial firm early this (Friday) morning after fire broke out in a maintenance storage area of the business. At approximately 3:30 a.m., firefighters were summoned to Baldwin Filters located at 4400 East Highway 30. The fire was contained to a small area of the storage facility, due i...
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