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Nebraska’s longest-serving death row inmate executed Tuesday

Nebraska’s longest-serving death row inmate executed Tuesday

LINCOLN, Neb.(AP) – Nebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with the lethal injection of Carey Dean Moore, who fatally shot two cab drivers almost four decades ago. Moore was executed Tuesday with a combination of four drugs that had never been used before in an execution in the United States, including the…Read more »

Work to Begin on US-30, Shelton to Wood River

Work to Begin on US-30, Shelton to Wood River

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Weather permitting, work is to begin August 14 on US-30 from Shelton to Wood River, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Work will include concrete pavement repair, asphalt milling and overlay, and minor culvert work.  Concrete work and culvert work will be completed this fall.  Asphalt milling and overlay work could start in late…Read more »

Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

KEARNEY, Neb. (BCSO) – The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with any information leading to the location of Roger G. Trew. Trew has previously reported addresses in Minden and Naponee. No vehicles are known at this time. Trew was released from custody of the Buffalo County Jail after time served on…Read more »

Traffic Signal Repairs: 2nd Avenue and 56th Street

Traffic Signal Repairs: 2nd Avenue and 56th Street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that weather permitting; traffic signal repair work will take place at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 56th Street on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Traffic signals will remain operational during the work period, however, left turn lanes may be affected…Read more »

Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home Ribbon Cutting Aug. 25th

Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home Ribbon Cutting Aug. 25th

KEARNEY, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home (CNVH) on August 25th, 2018. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. (CT) and be followed by tours of the facility that run until 2:00 p.m. The CNVH is located at 4510…Read more »

Woman Apprehended After Stealing Unmarked State Patrol Vehicle

Woman Apprehended After Stealing Unmarked State Patrol Vehicle

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon. The incident began at approximately 3:30 p.m. when an NSP Investigator responded to a crash on I-80 near mile marker 284. The crash occurred when a blue Pontiac G6 ran into the rear of…Read more »

Man Gets in Wreck en route to North Platte, holds Frog Hostage

Man Gets in Wreck en route to North Platte, holds Frog Hostage

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – A male driver traveling South of Hershey was attempting to reach North Platte when he rolled his vehicle. Rather than stay, the man proceeded to call authorities and leave the accident scene. The driver was picked up by another driver and the two then continued heading towards North Platte. Lincoln County…Read more »

Smith Presents Award to Urwiller Family of Ravenna

Smith Presents Award to Urwiller Family of Ravenna

RAVENNA, Neb. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) visited Ravenna on Wednesday to present the Urwiller family with the 2018 Excellence in Economic Development award. Congressman Smith also presented an award to Grand Island for the Central Nebraska Regional Airport on Wednesday. Smith will meet with the remaining awardees on the below dates: Main Street Beatrice,…Read more »

13th Street Roadway Project and Roundabout Update

13th Street Roadway Project and Roundabout Update

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- The City of Grand Island Public Works Department informs residents of the progress of the 13th Street roadway project. The construction of the roundabout at the intersection of 13th Street and North Road was scheduled for completion prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. Due to unanticipated utility conflicts and…Read more »