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Daily record for Saturday, Feb. 23

Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid after law enforcement agencies have determined the seriousness of the crime and the usefulness of the inform


Parking ban goes into effect

A parking ban will be in effect for the city of Grand Island from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday. During this time, vehicles may not be parked on the city’s emergency snow routes, which can be identified by the posted road signs every few blocks on these streets. A list of snow routes is also list


A few snowflakes can’t stop horse races

Wandering around Fonner Park on opening day, it’s not hard to find people who have a long history with the track. Randy Zalman, 69, was 5 years old when his grandparents brought him to Fonner for the first time. His grandma, Lettie, made fried chicken, which they enjoyed at the track.


Children’s museums planned for Grand Island

Grand Island could be the site of two children’s museums. Separate projects are underway to establish museums locally that would specifically target youths. A steering committee made up of community members has been formed to study the possibility of establishing the Grand Island Children’s Museum,


Jensen, Caldwell named to Nebraska State Fair Board

Former Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen and Dawn Caldwell, head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Co-op, are new members of the Nebraska State Fair Board. Both were appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.


Grand Island firefighter finds support during cancer battle

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One Grand Island firefighter is being faced with a battle against cancer and his firefighter family is stepping up to support someone who is always helping them.


Nebraska man faces two counts of first-degree murder after Thursday shootings in Holdrege

A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in Holdrege earlier this week. Deputy Phelps County Attorney Natalie Nelsen announced the charges against Manuel Gomez of Holdrege, Nebraska, on Friday. Gomez was arrested Thur


Photos: Blizzard takes aim at eastern Nebraska

Roads, sidewalks very slick after Friday drizzle; winter weather advisory in effect until noon. In midtown Omaha, main roads were wet but drivable. Side roads were icy.


Horse racing season begins at Fonner Park

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) For the 66th year, thoroughbred horse racing has returned to Grand Island's Fonner Park as the season kicks off Friday. Trainers and horses have been on the grounds for weeks in anticipation of opening day. Fonner Park has 31 days of live racing planned for this season, out


Nebraska lawmaker compares American flag to Nazi swastika: ‘It’s a rag!’

State Sen. Ernie Chambers (I) compared the American flag to the Nazi swastika Tuesday night while on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature, according to the Washington Examiner.


Ice jams expected to cause flooding at Grand Island businesses

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- An ice jam is backing up water on a Platte River channel, and it's expected to cause flooding at some Grand Island businesses within the next day, according to the Central Platte Natural Resources District.


State swimming: Two state records fall during the boys prelims

Two state records have fallen at the boys state swimming meet. It didn't take Jonathan Novinski long to reset his own mark in the 500-yard freestyle. Nearly two weeks after setting a state record, the Grand Island sophomore set a new 500 standard, finishing in 4 minutes, 32.04 seconds during Friday'


9 semis involved in accident on I-80 in Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — At least three people were injured in a large-scale accident on Interstate 80 Wednesday morning that involved nine semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles, The Grand Island Independent reported Thursday.


Timber theft trend spreading into Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An unusual Midwest crime trend has made its way to Nebraska and Iowa. Thieves are stealing black walnut trees and selling them for profit. Both private and public land is being targeted, especially in rural areas. Nebraska Game and Parks has caught poachers in the metro already.


City to charge churches, non-profits for downtown parking assessments

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Churches and non-profit organizations in downtown Grand Island now have to pay a special assessment tax for off-street parking for the first time. Pastor Sean Amen from New Life Community Church just received their bill today. They'll be paying the city close to $1,300 a


Howling winds, heavy snow in Nebraska, Iowa forecasts

Omaha, Neb. — Howling winds and heavy snow are forecast for much of Nebraska and Iowa this weekend. The National Weather Service says a rain later Friday could precede freezing rain and ice accumulations before the snow arrives in abundance on Saturday.


Central Nebraska in will see a wintry mix this weekend

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Friday will begin with some periods of light to moderate snowfall. The best chance of additional accumulating snow of 1 to 3 inches will be to the west and especially north of the Tri-Cities. Meanwhile, the total around the Tri-Cities should be around an inch or less.


Blizzard warning issued for SW Iowa, SE Nebraska

(Valley) -- The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, has issued a blizzard warning for a large portion of southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska for Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning.


Grand Island schools officials discuss process of canceling school

With Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island Central Catholic, Heartland Lutheran High School and Northwest Public Schools all canceling school due to the weather Wednesday, many were left wondering how the districts make the decision.


David Rogers, one of the victims of the Holdrege shootings, was a 'jack-of-all-trades' who was 'always helping people'

KEARNEY — Known by many in Holdrege as “Squiggy,” David Rogers would do anything for virtually anyone, his family told the Hub. “He was a jack-of-all-trades, always busy and helping people,” said his daughter Stephanie Miller, 31, of Scottsbluff.