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Semi accident slows traffic on I-80, minor injuries reported

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —A semi accident Sunday morning slowed traffic on Interstate 80, but nobody was seriously injured.

1011NOW.COM - 2018-08-19 14:10:00

People in Business for Sunday, Aug. 19

Joining the team as a human resources associate, Smith will divide her time equally between both the Hastings and Grand Island offices. Her primary focus is campus and experienced recruiting in Central Nebraska, as well as employee relations and retention.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-19 04:45:00

New hospital organizers say the pie won’t be split

Larry Speicher, the hospital’s chief executive officer, and Dr. Tom Werner say the new hospital will help attract people who currently go to other places for medical care.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-19 03:30:00

Long, steady rain ushers in cooler weather in Central Nebraska

Sunday’s rain caused some cancellations, such as the Central Nebraska Humane Society’s annual Drool in the Park fundraiser. That event, according to Humane Society officials, has been permanently canceled.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-20 04:14:00

Building for the future: Family-owned business plans to stick around awhile

Kleint Building and Construction is co-owned by Kleint and his wife, Sharon, along with his son, Travis and his wife, Tina. Recently, Kleint brought his other son, Todd, into the business as an employee. A grandson, Trenton, also works on the business’s building crew.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-19 04:15:00

GIFD responds to house fire Saturday

The Grand Island Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 520 O’Neill Circle at 2 p.m. Saturday.Fire Department officials said the blaze was confined to the kitchen stove, but caused smoke damage to the home.One person was treated for smoke inhalation. A family of five lived at the residence

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-20 04:29:00

Large number of chickens, other animals rescued from property

A total of 225 chickens, six goats, five rabbits, a tortoise and a dog have been removed from the property of a Grand Island woman who lives in the northeast part of town.


Two minors receive serious injuries

Two minors were critically injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at 13th Street and Highway 281.A total of three minors were involved in the accident, said Sgt. Tony Keiper of the Grand Island Police Department.The accident happened a few minutes before 4 p.m. One vehicle turned in fron


Business Reports for Sunday, Aug. 19

Bluestem officials plan for construction to begin in September. Polk County Rural Public Power District, with headquarters in nearby Stromsburg, will purchase 100 percent of the General Electric turbine’s output through a long-term power purchase agreement that includes a guaranteed price for the li

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-19 04:45:00

Police seeking help in theft of computer

He left the store and 44 minutes later a person fitting the same physical description, except for his clothing, rushed in, took the computer and dashed out of the store heading north.


Grand Island assault suspect in custody, now facing additional charges

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB)-GIPD say a Grand Island man wanted for assault with a taser and a hang gun is now in custody and faces additional charges.According to Grand Island police, it was a tip Thursday that led police to 1008 2nd street where they found Andrew Egeland.Egeland made a run for it, bu


‘Selfish’ student wants to make amends after 30 years

After she made the down payment, I realized there was no way I could afford it and backed out of the lease, leaving my friend about $675 in the hole. She was naturally upset, and my stupid and selfish act basically ended our friendship.


Outdoor Nebraska on display at the Nebraska State Fair

Nebraska covers an area of 77,358 square miles that includes a varied landscape of prairies, grasslands, sandhills and deciduous forest.


Outdoor movie brings families to Grace Abbott Park

“It’s a great way to bring people of different backgrounds together. It doesn’t matter what religion you are or what color you are, you can come out and enjoy a movie with your neighbors and co-workers and friends. That was my goal,” Fields said.


Police chase down suspect in Tuesday assault

Andrew Egeland, who was being sought for the assault of a 48-year-old man Tuesday afternoon, was arrested Thursday morning by Grand Island police.


Grand Island man accused of stun gun assault arrested

Grand Island Police (GIPD) announced on Wednesday they were searching for two people accused of usinga stun gun during an attack.Police said they have arrested one and been in contact with the other.They said they received a call about the whereabouts of Andrew Egeland Thursday morning.When officers


People who spread counterfeit cash are sometimes genuinely surprised

About three times this week, people in Grand Island didn’t know they were using counterfeit cash, said Grand Island Police Capt. Jim Duering.


Early morning crash in Grand Island leaves two teens in critical condition

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Two teenage sisters are in critical condition after an early morning crash on Highway 2 and North Road in Grand Island.Grand Island Police Department (GIPD) says that a 17-year-old and 14-year-old female were driving westbound on Highway 2 and making a left turn onto North Road


"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign set to begin Friday

For the next two weeks, troopers will be working 75 hours of overtime, and have 14 extra troopers working to enforce the campaign.


Lincoln Elementary students gear up for first day of school

By 7:30 a.m., the 285 students at Lincoln filed into the building to begin their school day. Principal Maureen Oman said students ate breakfast together before heading into the gym, where they were “pumped up” at a brief assembly before beginning their day in their classrooms.