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Grand Island police investigating allegations that nude photos of students were shared on social media

“That is a felony offense to be in possession of those images or to share them,” Duering said. “The investigation is still ongoing, so we’ve got a lot of work to do with it.”

KEARNEY HUB - 2018-11-14 13:51:00

Grand Island man pleads no contest to burglary in Kearney

Kearney Police say in June 2018, Alvarez knocked on a woman's door in Kearney. When she answered the door, police say he entered the home, pushed her against a wall and stole her purse.

NEBRASKATV - 2018-11-15 15:14:41

Man points loaded weapon at another man outside convenience store

The man, Jeremiah Weinmaster, was extracted from his vehicle two blocks away and found to be highly intoxicated, police say.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-11-15 19:08:00

GIPD: Man who threatened people with loaded gun later found asleep in moving vehicle

Police said witnesses reported Jeremiah Weinmaster, 38, loaded a firearm and pointed it in the air “in a threatening manner” at the Casey’s General Store on 4th and Eddy Streets around 11:20 p.m.

NEBRASKATV - 2018-11-15 10:33:08

Humane Society announces new dog adoption method, other changes

Two large-screen TVs have been mounted in the lobby. “The lower one will show all current dogs available for adoption,” said Jill Hornady, president of the Humane Society board. The top one, labeled “Coming Soon,” will depict the dogs “in animal control that we have to hold legally from three to fiv

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-11-15 04:00:00

Alcohol inspections failed by two G.I. businesses, one in St. Libory

The two Grand Island businesses that failed the check were Hy-Vee Gas, 118 Wilmar Drive, and CVS Pharmacy, 1710 W. Second St. Both sold alcohol to a minor. Hy-Vee Gas did not check ID, while CVS Pharmacy did.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-11-14 23:07:00

OSHA cites company whose employee died in a Grand Island area corn field

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) -Citing a failure to protect its workers, the federal government has cited a company whose worker died of apparent heat-related symptoms this past summer in a Grand Island area cornfield.


Utility scam hitting Southern Power customers

Grand Island based Southern Power district, which provides electricity to residents and businesses in much of south-central Nebraska, says scammers are calling their customers demanding "immediate payment."

KSNB LOCAL4 - 2018-11-15 15:32:00

Police: Number of drug DUI cases increases in Grand Island

"DUI drugs can be over the counter or prescription drug use. And if your doctor prescribes you medication and it impairs your ability to operate a vehicle safety, you could potentially be arrested for DUI drugs," O'Connor said.


Grand Island woman shares frustration about getting help for opioid addicts

“Why opioid is such a problem is because people think, this doesn't come from a drug dealer, didn't come from the streets, my doctor put this in my hands, what's wrong with it”, Smith said.


Police looking for information about shoplifting case

Grand Island police would like to talk to these two girls about some clothing and toiletries that were taken from Super Saver on State Street Oct. 21.In addition to photos of the girls, police also included a picture of the brown SUV they were in.If you know the girls, please call (308) 385-5400 or


OSHA proposes $11,600 penalty for heat-related death

The penalties involve the July 12 death of Cruz Urias-Beltran, a farmworker who succumbed to apparent heat-related symptoms while working in a cornfield northwest of Grand Island. Urias-Beltran, 52, lived in San Luis, Ariz.

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-11-14 04:56:00

People affected by suicide will gather Saturday in Grand Island

While attendance is free, registration is encouraged. To register, send an email togi.neveralone@gmail.com.


Police arrest 19-year-old man in DUI crash

The Grand Island Police Department said 19-year-old Moises Escobar Gomez, of St. Louis, Mo., failed to yield at a stop sign at 5th and Sycamore on Sunday evening and pulled out in front of another vehicle.


GIPD investigating social media incident involving nude photos of students

“That is a felony offense to be in possession of those images or to share them,” Duering said. “The investigation is still ongoing, so we’ve got a lot of work to do with it.”


3 businesses fail alcohol inspections in Howard and Hall counties

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Howard and Hall counties during the evening hours of Friday, November 9.


York escapee was a Hastings resident

Ryan Roesener, the escapee from York who was arrested Monday afternoon in Grand Island, cut his ankle monitor while he was released from jail for work release.


Dickey's Barbecue closes in Grand Island

Grand Island, NE —Brisket lovers will have to find a new place for barbecue, as the Grand Island Dickey's Barbecue Pit closes.A sign on the door said the business closed Sunday, October 11 at 3 p.m.The sign on the door said the Kearney location would remain open.The local owners previously had two G


School bus accident this morning

A school bus carrying students to the Early Learning Center was hit by a car this morning, but no one was injured.The bus contained nine preschool students, said Grand Island Public Schools Marketing and Communications Coordinator Jack Sheard. The accident occurred at 7:54 a.m. at the intersection o


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit closes G.I. location

Dickey’s had two locations in Grand Island. The first, which opened in August of 2012 and has since closed, was at Silverwood Mall at Stolley Park Road and South Locust Street. The second location opened in May of 2016.